If you think strolling through the perfume section with a terrifyingly enthusiastic sales executive following you around with testers is intimidating, you should have a look at my work from home desk. Thankfully I love my job enough not to lose my marbles from periodically sniffing on coffee beans in an attempt to give you a comprehensive list of the finest in the market. I've reviewed and shared a list of perfumes (some of which I personally use) that qualify as great gifting options for the holiday season. Perfumes that might just be your giftees’ new signature scent. Ahead, everything you need to know.
First there are notes of Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and pomegranate accords and settles down with hints of ambrox, musk and sensual wood that gives a floral, woody fragrance. I’ve been using this perfume for the past two years and it’s a literal dream. Plus, the bottle looks so good on the dresser.
Officially billed as the brand’s most successful launch since 2007, Good Girl is known for its signature amber floral scent with hints of tuberose and tonka. It’s more of a sensual perfume, great to gift a bride-to-be. I mean, let’s not forget that it's a midnight blue stiletto shaped bottle. If this doesn’t qualify as the perfect gifting option, I don’t know what does.
Conceptually inspired by gold and wealth, expect to smell wafts of raspberry, neroli and Amalfi lemon from this gold diamond shaped bottle. Great for gifting family, this perfume is incredibly light and features a whisper of jasmine rather than a scream. The packaging is very compact too without taking up too much space (which is important if you want to carry it in your work bag).
If you plan on gifting someone who prefers to smell like fresh cut flowers (the good kind), I’d highly recommend going for this iconic perfume as a gifting option. The Sicilian mandarin and pink peony are the perfect way to ground the notes of peach, damak rose and white musk. To be honest, it’s a winner year-round.
Here’s a great option to gift a man. With the help of lime, lemon and bergamot, this perfume smells fresh and modern along with a perfect blend of sweet and salty notes of sea water—as good as a dip in the Mediterranean sea. He will appreciate this, I can tell you that