There’s something special about receiving perfume at Christmas, well actually at any time of the year, as the scent can really bring back memories, I still to this day love wearing my wedding day scent as it instantly takes me back to New York. The only problem with buying fragrances is that it can seem like a very personal choice, so I thought I would help you out with my six ultimate luxury fragrances that would be perfect for you to gift this Christmas.
The Ultimate 6 Luxury Fragrances To Gift
Oscar by Oscar de la Renta
This Oscar de la Renta fragrance is timeless and so feminine and is the sort of scent that everyone from your mum to gran will enjoy. Inspired by the lush gardens of Santo Domingo, its top notes of orange blossom, gardenia, peach, basil and coriander, are mixed with base notes of amber, sandalwood, cloves, musk and vetiver, the combination makes for a lovely, classy everyday perfume.
Buy: There is a fab gift set featuring a 100ml Oscar eau de toilette, a body lotion, and a 15ml eau de toilette spray, perfect to use while traveling in a gold purse – £72.90, Escentual
Chanel – Coco Mademoiselle
This is one of those fun, sexy, luxury fragrances that every woman should have in her perfume collection, as its light, fresh oriental scent with floral undertones of jasmine and rose really does suit everyone, also just look at that timeless bottle so beautiful. I also find that its strong scent, while still not overpowering, is a great luxury fragrance blend for the winter, which I think is to do with those orange and mandarin top notes.
Buy: direct from Chanel as they will gift wrap it beautifully and every girl loves to receive a Chanel bag – from £52 for 35ml
Michael Buble – By Invitation
This is one of those fragrances that you will get so many complements for and you’ll wear all the time as the gorgeous fresh and fruit, floral and oriental-style fragrance is just refreshing. It’s what Michael Bublé calls ‘love in a bottle’ and I’m telling you anyone you gift this to will be loving you as the heart notes of lily of the valley, elegant rose, a wild jasmine and peony are just perfect alongside a base of sandalwood-musks, blended with vanilla praline.
Buy: Gift set, 50ml Michael Buble By Invitation and 150ml shower gel, £45 – Michael Buble Fragrances
Giorgio Armani – Si eau de toilette
After a contemporary scent you have to try Giorgio Armani – Si, it has a subtle, delicate feminine scent that is light and sweet without being too overpowering. It has woody and vanilla base notes that are really delightful, and I love the fruity hints of pear, blackcurrant and mandarin. You’ll also be surprised by how long-lasting this fragrance is, you certainly will still be able to smell the delicate floral heart of freesia and rose de mai essence into the evening.
Buy: Gift set contains a 50ml eau de toilette, a free 7ml mini and mini lipstick, £59 – The Fragrance Shop
Jimmy Choo L’Eau
This beautiful fragrance is aimed at the free-spirited yet feminine woman with its floral, elegant scent and beautiful bottle. Its top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot have been blended with sweet nectarine and floral peony scents for one of those understated fragrances that instantly makes you smile. The fruity and floral notes are grounded by base notes of cedar wood and musk, making it a gorgeous fragrance to wear all year round, but especially in spring/summer.
Buy: The gift set comes with a 60ml L’Eau eau de toilette and a 100ml L’Eau body lotion – £47, John Lewis
There’s a reason why Chanel No. 5 is one of the best-selling fragrances in the world as it just oozes elegance and sophistication, along with timeless appeal. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to have a bottle of Chanel sitting on their dressing table and this eau de parfum is like having a floral bouquet in a bottle, it’s fresh and vibrant and you will smell great all-day long.
Buy: again, buy direct from Chanel as they really do have a way with wrapping – from £52 for 35ml
For more gorgeous luxury fragrances to gift this Christmas – scroll through some of my other favourites below.