We’ve rounded up super glam scents and decedent bottles from Versace and Carolina Herrera, new launches from Givenchy and SKANDINAVISK and iconic fragrance from Calvin Klein and Clarins – to name but a few of the scents that hit the top spots for best perfume gifts this year.
Versace Crystal Noir EDT Christmas Gift Set, 90ml & 30ml, £74, www.selfridges.com
Prepare to be transported to the Orient, with this ultra-feminine, floral Crystal Noir fragrance set from Versace, which contains not only one, but two Eau de Toilette’s, including a full size 90ml bottle, and a handy 30ml travel sized version.
Givenchy EDP Intense L’Interdit, 50ml, £79.50, www.harrods.com
Indulge in the thrill of the forbidden with this new Eau de Parfum from Givenchy, an oriental, floral and woody fragrance, featuring head notes of Orange Blossom and Tuberose, heart notes of Patchouli and Vetiver, and a base of Vanilla Bean and Black Sesame.
SKANDINAVISK Kapitel 12 Freedom to Roam EDT, 50ml, £45, skandinavisk.com
A unisex fragrance from SKANDINAVISK, a Scandinavian brand inspired by almost 20 years of travel across the Nordic region. ‘Freedom to Roam’ is an aromatic scent, reminiscent of a chronicle of journeys into the highlands and wildernesses, foraging for herbs and berries, and hiking heather-lined trails.
Clarins Eau Des Jardins, 100ml, £30.60, www.johnlewis.com
The fresh, uplifting Eau Des Jardins fragrance combines essential oils and plant extracts with aroma and phyto-therapy benefits.
Moschino Toy 2, 100ml, £85, www.boots.com
Presented in an adorable teddy bear designed bottle, this unique second edition floral, woody fragrance delivers top notes of Granny Smith apple, Mandarin and Magnolia, heart notes of Jasmine petals, Peony & White Currant, while the base uses Sandalwood, Musk and Amber Wood.
Versace Dylan Blue, 30ml, £52, www.lookfantastic.com
This refreshing fragrance exudes timeless elegance, in a beautifully presented blue and gold vessel. Fruity top notes of Blackcurrant and Apple are blended with a heart of wild blooms, while a woody base of Patchouli and Styrax complete the sensuous, feminine scent.
Calvin Klein Eternity EDP For Women, 100ml, £65.70, www.debenhams.com
Inspired by modern romance, this floral, yet spicy scent is a timeless classic from fragrance experts, Calvin Klein. Top notes of White Lily and Bergamot effortlessly transition into heart notes of Lily and Violet, which are beautifully complimented by a base of Sandalwood.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl – It’s so Good to Be Bad, 80ml, £86.50, www.theperfumeshop.com
This fabulous stiletto designed bottle perfectly captures the essence of this sensual, evocative fragrance. The rich, musky scent beautifully contrasts sweet Jasmine, with richly fragrant Cocoa and Tonka, which represents the ever-present duality of modern women.
Czech & Speake No 88 EDP 50ml, £95, www.czechandspeake.com
Beautifully presented in a black opal glass bottle, this modern, timeless scent is enjoyed by both men and woman. Woody top notes of Bergamot seamlessly blend into rich, warm geranium, culminating in base notes of Vetiver and Sandalwood.
Ghost Sweetheart, 75ml, £37.99, www.theperfumeshop.com
A feminine, fresh fragrance which captures the spontaneous spirit of new love, featuring top notes of Lemon, Spearmint and Pineapple, blending with a heart of Rose, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley and Heliotrope, rounded off with a base of Caramel, Tonka bean, Amber and Vanilla.