Gift Guide: Fragrance for Her

Saturday, December 14th 2013 0

The classic Christmas gift

When it comes to Christmas beauty, nothing feels like more of a treat than a new fragrance. Use this guide to ensure that the gift you give is a scent they'll wear all year round...

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Gift Set, £69.00 from www.esteelauder.co.uk
Modern Muse is without a doubt my favourite fragrance of 2013. The unique dual accord settles slightly differently on each user, meaning that the scent is essentially unique to the user. A prim and pretty bottle, it will be an elegant addition to any dresser but is still light enough to cart around in a handbag.

Modern Muse Gift Set

Aerin Lauder Fragrance Coffret, £70.00 from www.esteelauder.co.uk
This winter Aerin released five new fragrances, one nicer than the next. Before you splurge on a single bottle, why not treat your loved one to this coffret and let them sample each scent. From the floral Evening Rose to the musky Gardenia Rattan, there is something to tickle the fancy of even the fussiest beauty lover.

Aerin

Roberto Cavalli Oud Edition, £100.00 from www.harrods.com
My friend Ross was wearing this fragrance a few weeks ago and I instantly fell in love; it is one of the nicest I’ve ever come across and works for both men and women. This unique blend merges notes of saffron, leather and mandarin with a heady dose of vanilla to create a potent musk. There’s simply one word to describe how this smells… expensive.

Oud Edition

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Noir Gift Set, £36.00 from www.feelunique.com
I’ll always have fond memories of this scent because the launch party was the best of the summer. From Yasmin le Bon on the DJ decks to a fresh flower Juicy Couture backdrop, it was an absolute night to remember. Now for the scent itself – super sweet in the signature Juicy style, this has been infused with notes of strawberry for a fresh and fruity punch.

VLJN

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, £95.00 from www.liberty.co.uk
If you want to give an unusual and memorable gift this year, you’ll be needing a bottle of this. Orange Sanguine captures zesty notes in a way that only fresh cut orange peel can do so. Buy for anyone who loves a fresh, invigorating scent and knows their orientals from their woods.

Orange Sanguine

And there you have my favourite picks for 2013. Still not sure I’ve ticked the right box? Tweet me @MixedGemsUK and I’ll happily help you, or find my Facebook page www.facebook.com/mixedgemsuk where I’ll be suggesting a gift of the day each day until Christmas.

Happy shopping!

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