Every girl has their signature scent, but Christmas is the perfect time to start trying out new things, with a variety of new and old classic scents on the shelves this holiday season, it’s time to start writing a wishlist, grabbing gifts for your girlfriends and sending hints to your nearest and dearest. Christmas is when we smell our best thanks to all the smellies we get!
If you know that the scent matters as much as the beautiful bottle it comes in, read on. We’ve got 13 fragrances for her!
1. Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum
2. La Prairie Midnight Rain
3. Stella McCartney Eau De Parfum
4. Givenchy Live Irrésistible
5. My Burberry Festive Eau De Parfum (Personalised)
6. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
7. Chloé Eau De Parfum
8. Chanel Chance Eau Vive
9. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
10. Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps
11. Paco Rabanne Olympea Eau De Parfum
12. Diana Vreeland Parfums Simply Divine
13. Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
#1 Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum
Flowerbomb is a light, feminine fragrance. It has the scent of jasmine, freesia and orchid mixed with bergamot and tea creating a sweet, sugary fragrance. It comes in a beautiful bottle and is a must have if you like the scent of flowers.
This is my own personal favourite, the bottle is interesting enough to be a piece of decor in your house or room, and the scent is sweet and woody. It’s perfect for anyone who loves the scents of guava and pomegranate, it’s a cocktail of patchouli, fruit and flowers. Another sugary scent with a woody undertone.
#3 Stella McCartney Eau De Parfum
This new addition from Stella McCartney is gorgeous and smells divine. It is a relaunch of her supremely popular 2003 fragrance and is a little more ‘grown up’ if you will. Although it is a rose perfume, there is nothing flowery about it. It is dark, rich, hazy and sexy.
#4 Givenchy Live Irrésistible
Amanda Seyfried is the face of this perfume, so you may have seen it splashed all over your magazines, with good reason. This perfume is youthful and fun, it smells like pineapple and amber and is sugary and spicy.
#5 My Burberry Festive Eau De Parfum (Personalised)
The classic Burberry scent (think spices and floral gardens) is all dressed up for Christmas, the bottle has gold glitter inside and comes with the signature little bow. Even better, you can personalise the bottle for free. All you need to do is add three capitalised letters to your order and voilá you’ve got a special monogrammed bottle!
#6 Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
If you need glitter this party season, you need to grab a bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. This is another sugary sweet fragrance, with hints of vanilla and something a little smokey.
#7 Chloé Eau De Parfum
This Chloé perfume is perfect for career girls, it’s feminine but not too girly and is more light and fresh than other feminine fragrances. Described as running through a garden, this is the favourite fragrance of the younger fash pack.
#8 Chanel Chance Eau Vive
You can’t go wrong with a classic Chanel fragrance. This perfume is carefully blended to smell subtly feminine and sweet, grapefruit, red orange and white musk are blended together to give a sweet, light scent. Overall a very fresh and gentle scent.
#9 Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
Daisy Dream is perfect for the younger career girls, it’s a youthful, summery sweet smell and comes in an adorable bottle.
#10 Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps
This fragrance was developed just after World War 2, hence the doves on the lid. It mixes powdery floral tones with spices to create a classic fragrance that’s very vintage and chic.
#11 Paco Rabanne Olympea Eau De Parfum
A feminine, classy perfume. Olympea has a subtly oriental scent, with green mandarin, ginger lily and vanilla tones. It’s a super fashionable scent that’s understatedly feminine.
#12 Diana Vreeland Parfums Simply Divine
This is a truly unique fragrance in a beautiful bottle. It blends buttery nutmeg tones with floral notes and crushed leaves, a really organic but beautiful, feminine scent.
#13 Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
This perfume is for both men and women, but don’t get put off by that. The idea behind the Molecule perfume is that it smells different on everybody, we have some in the CGD offices and had to test that concept, to us it smells woody and fresh. It’s an addictive scent that I sprayed more than once because it changes over time.