HOLIDAY GIFTS: fragrance guide for her
Ooh the scents are coming on for the holidays. With all the beautiful seasonal campaigns in full gear, it’s hard to know what to pick. We’re talking about the fragrances that will make the perfect Holiday gifts. Our FashionDailyMag selection of scented wonders will make even the pickiest of the ladies appreciate the gesture. We’ve added some hints and our point of you to help you make a wiser choice of delicious scents.
Haven’t you wished you (hadn’t) gifted the fragrance for a loved one after smelling it on them after they spray it on? here are 15 of our favorite Fragrances to gift [so far] for holiday 2013:
One of our absolute favorites is the MARNI fragrance by Marni. Just like designer Consuelo Castiglioni herself, this scent is simply divine. Combining ethereal spices, woods, and roses, this eau de Parfum is truly one-of-a-kind. Spray some on and you are bound to receive dozens of compliments, especially asking what you’re wearing. It’s wonderfully dizzying to the senses. a new surprise is MARNI rose, a little sweeter + more girly than the original, with the same magic as the original [at SAKS].
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is what the name says… a classic. Just in presentation and special edition packaging alone, it’s too cute and a personal favorite of ladies of all kinds. Mixing rose, anis, orange blossom, ginger and vanilla, the combo is potently perfect. Popular for years, it’s a definite gift for guys to their gals. It’s floral meets delicious vanilla.[at sephora].
TOCCA Colette fully embodies the seductive essence of a woman. It’s an irresistible fragrance that perfectly lingers. Warm, spicy and sweet, it’s an ideal scent to sport this holiday season, especially for romantic outings. [b-glowing]. MUSC Narciso Rodriquez for her is part of the very special MUSC Collection. This scent is definitely for a mysterious lady, especially since the main ingredient is Egyptian Musk. This enchanting essence is a personal favorite of Rodriguez, who wanted a fragrance that not only entices, but lures. A pretty extraordinary scent for a very special lady in anyone’s life. Guys, take notes!
Le Labo has a handful of hypnotizing and unique scents by the Parisian company. With fans like Lady Gaga, we take it that they have quite the fantastic following. It’s also delicious to boot! Their scents can also be worn by women and men. [at Colette]. One of our favorite classics to gift is Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal. It’s, without a doubt, one of best scents to give to your daughter, especially since it was inspired by Goutale’s own. Fresh and vibrant, it’s a mixture of pear, peach, rose, freshly cut grass and vanilla.
Elie Saab Le Parfum soothes and shimmers. Mandarin tree blossoms, gardenia and vetiver blend together with warm honey rose, making this fragrance just as enticing as Elie Saab’s original. Delicious! L’Eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake is definitely for a more unconventional kind of gal. Visually unique and delectably intoxicating, it’s a blend of pretty florals and musky, wooden undertones. Some key scents included are lotus, freesia, carnations and white lilies…just like a bouquet of fresh-picked flowers. ENVISION by Pour Le Monde newly launched this year, with unique ingredients such as pink pepper, Brazilian orange and lime, while vanilla and lavender add the sweet undertones. The perfect scent for a girlfriend.
A couple of light newbies: BOSS JOUR Pour Femme is a classy new offering for ladies from Hugo Boss. It’s like the perfect woman in one, filled with positivity and elegance. White florals and delicious citrus make this the best scent for a woman on-the-go. Totally upbeat and energizing. Just like the male equivalent, Eau de Lacoste for women is top notch. Smelling like freshly picked flowers, it’s fresh like crisp cotton. It even has some delicious tropical fruit undertones, like white pineapple, mandarin, jasmine, orange and pineapple blossoms. Yum! The bottle shape is just like a tennis ball— simple and universality perfect.
If you’re having a hard time deciding which scent to gift someone, then the L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR Discovery Gift Set is the perfect idea. Coming in a cute on-the-go box, the most loved fragrances are offered here. Mûre et Musc, La Chasse aux Papillons, Premier Figuier, Nuit de Tubéreuse are the fabulous scents included, coming in ideal-sized 7ml bottles. [b-glowing]. Take our word for it, these are some of the best. fdmLOVES HOLIDAY GIFTS: Fragrant Guide for her selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa.
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