The Perfect Fragrance for Everyone on Your Christmas List

Choose a perfume you know they’ll love from our pick of the season’s best scents.

L-R: TOM FORD Bitter Peach EDP, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Santal Blanc EDP, BOTTEGA VENETA Parco Palladiano I Magnolia EDP, JO MALONE LONDON English Pear & Freesia Cologne, YSL Le Vestiaire Des Parfums Tuxedo EDP, KILIAN Good Girl Gone Bad

Want to gift the perfect perfume this Christmas? No matter who you’re buying for, discover their ultimate pairing – for a scent that will conjure memories of the season for years to come. 

BOTTEGA VENETA Parco Palladiano I Magnolia Eau de Parfum

For the Art Aficionado

Inspired by the artisans of Venice, Bottega Veneta’s Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is a balanced scent that combines feminine notes of magnolia with deeper, more masculine woody accords to create a scent as lovely as its bottle.

For the Minimalist

The sleek white bottle ticks all the display-worthy boxes, while the sweet yet musky scent – think mandarin, fig milk and tonka bean – make Van Cleef and Arpels’ perfume, Santal Blanc, addictive to spritz.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Santal Blanc Eau de Parfum

TOM FORD Bitter Peach Eau de Parfum

For the Trend Watcher

Even the one who always seems to know what’s cool next won’t have snapped up Tom Ford’s just-launched summer delight, Bitter Peach. Don’t be fooled by the punchy orange bottle; this fruit has bite (and a scent that lingers all day).

For the Master of the ‘Shelfie’

The refreshing notes of patchouli and sandalwood are as vibrant as the vintage wallpaper covered bottle. It’s perfectly placed on their curated bathroom self.

GUCCI The Alchemist’s Garden Fading Autumn Acqua Profumata

YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY Libre Intense Eau de Parfum

For the One Who Owns a Room

With notes of orange blossom, lavender, orchid and vanilla, this one is as intense as the mid-conversation eye contact they serve up during a dinner party.

For the One You Aim to be More Like

Whether it’s a mother, grandmother or sister figure, you know the type. Their energy is inimitable, and you hardly mind when they rub off on you because their best traits are such a delight. Slide this scent – with charming rose and musky blond wood – under the tree for them.

GIVENCHY Irresistible Eau de Parfum

JO MALONE LONDON English Pear & Freesia Cologne

For the Wannabe British It Girl

As unexpectedly delightful as pears in porridge, Jo Malone London’s classic-but-cool English Pear & Freesia Cologne will be loved by even the fussiest of noses. Best worn in a country garden while sipping a rather posh gin fizz.

For the True Individual

Named for the same tattoo Marc Jacobs has on his wrist, the ethos behind this scent is about come-as-you-are confidence and optimism. Think sweet almond, rhubarb accord and bright daffodil, but with a hint of bitterness.

MARC JACOBS Perfect Eau de Parfum

YSL Le Vestiaire Des Parfums Tuxedo Eau de Parfum

For the Eternally Sharp Dresser

With black pepper, smoked patchouli and ambergris accord, YSL’s spicy unisex blend Le Vestiaire Des Parfums Tuxedo pairs best with its namesake – a tux. Wrap it up for the loved one who can pull off a suit with panache.

For the Chic Traveller

Just like stamps in her well-worn passport, this floral fragrance has collected notes from all corners of the globe. There’s Egyptian orange blossom, Indian jasmine and tuberose, Madagascan vanilla, and even cedarwood from Virginia.

GIORGIO ARMANI My Way Eau de Parfum

VERSACE NEW Dylan Turquoise Eau de Toilette Natural Spray

For the Amalfi Expert

Their European holiday may have been cancelled but let notes of light lemon and Italian mandarin evoke salty hair, warm breeze and Aperols at One Fire Beach instead.

For the Tough to Please

Gift the man who has scoffed at every scent they’ve ever sniffed this potent blend of brandy, shaving soap (yes, really) and tonka beans. We promise they’ll approve.

PENHALIGONS The Tragedy of Lord George Eau de Parfum

DOLCE & GABBANA K by Dolce & Gabbana Eau De Parfum

For the Hard to Pin Down

The guy who can’t be put into a box may have found his match in this scent. With a woody base and a spicy heart (thanks to surprising splashes of citrus) it’s rugged and earthy, but with a twist – you know the type.

At David Jones, you’ll find a select range of niche fragrances to suit every mood and moment. Review the selection here.