I’ve officially started my Christmas shopping for the year! And whilst I find some of my family and friends really easy to shop for at Christmas… others are pretty much impossible. Whether it’s because I don’t know the person very well or they’ve simply already got everything they need… we all know someone who is quite hard to shop for at Christmas!
However, as the years have gone by I found that there’s one type of present you can always fall back on when you want to make an impression at Christmas – something that is guaranteed to make your recipient’s day – and that’s a fragrance. Fragrance Direct recently launched their Christmas Gift Edit which features a range of iconic, classic and brand new luxury fragrances.
Although some may think that opting for a fragrance as a Christmas gift is a bit risky, as you don’t know what sort of scent your recipient will love, it’s not as hard as it may seem. By taking a few things into consideration first, you’ll be able to choose the perfect fragrance.
Is the person loud and outgoing? Go for a more bold, sultry fragrance. On the other hand, is the person generally quiet and reserved? Go for a light daytime scent they are more likely to enjoy. Are you planning to surprise them with a fragrance they would wear during the day – something light, floral – or one they would wear on nights out – a spicy, musky scent. What about their everyday style? Are they more likely to go for a casual look or do they like to make a bold, fashion statement on most days? The more understated their style, the less likely they are to go for a deep fragrance, so keep it fresh or opt for something rich and woody if they like to make a statement.
Below are two of my current favourite scents which would make the perfect gift this Christmas.
The Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum is a classic, feminine fragrance – perfect for a girly girl who likes a fragrance that is light and fresh yet still has a seductive touch! This is a gorgeous floral fragrance with top notes of peony, freesia and litchi, middle notes of rose, lily of the valley and magnolia, and base notes of amber and cedar. This is a very versatile feminine scent that would work fantasticly both during the day and on nights out – it’s got the perfect balance, whilst it’s popularity over the last few years goes to show that this one is a definite crowd-pleaser! Available here.
The Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum has been making waves all over the internet (and my Insta-feed!) recently – and for good reason too. Just look at the gorgeous bottle! with its bold green colour, snake-skin patterned top and black tassle on a luxurious gold chain, this one definitely makes a statement. It’s the perfect scent for someone who’s bold, loves luxury and likes to make a statement wherever they go. With top notes of plum, iris and saffron, middle notes of rose, jasmine and orris, and base notes of amber, vetiver and papyrus, this is one sexy scent that’s absolutely great for nights out, especially in the winter! Available here.