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