While buying someone a fragrance for Christmas might not be everyone’s choice of gift (“Oh, it’s far too personal!”), there are plenty of gorgeous gift sets to choose from that would put a smile on anyone’s face. Granted, some people might have a ‘signature’ scent – or a certain perfume brand that they wear on repeat – but there are lots of women who just appreciate a lovely new bottle of perfume to spritz before they leave for work. If you’re buying a fragrance for someone and you’re not sure of their scent preferences, it’s probably best to stick to florals, or you could opt for vanilla as that’s apparently the most universally liked scent.
Back in 2017, it was revealed in a poll that 55% of British women preferred wearing woody, spicy scents, and that unisex fragrance will continue to be popular with women.
We’ve picked out perfume gift sets that would make incredible gifts for the woman in your life this year…
Dior J’adore gift set
Dior J’adore, £84, Dior
Celebrate the holiday season with the gift of a J’adore fragrance set, featuring the iconic Eau de Parfum paired with a J’adore Body Milk. It’s a magical duo! The J’adore fragrance includes the emblematic olfactory notes of Ylang-Ylang, Damascus Rose, Jasmine Grandiflorum from Grasse and Indian Jasmine Sambac.
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Tiffany & Co. fragrance gift set
Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum gift set, £112, Selfridges
Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum is a modern scent that opens with a fruity blackcurrant, paired with pink pepper and lychee fruit for a sparkling, playful top note. At the heart of the fragrance is the blue rose accord, a unique hybrid featuring Japanese rose that nods to Tiffany’s signature blue shade and lends a delicate floral scent to the fragrance. For a warm finish, ambrette seed blend with deep musk and iris at the base.
This set also includes a Tiffany & Co. card so that you can add a personalised message to make the gift truly unique.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum gift set
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum gift set, £77, Feel Unique
A joyful floral signature, the scent is built around the Gardenia flower, admired since the dawn of time for its splendour and said to be used in elixirs and magical potions.
Cartier fragrance gift set
This gift set features a fragrance, purse spray and hand cream that Jeanette Toussaint – La Panthére, herself – would be proud of.
CHANEL N°5 Gift Set
N°5 Eau de Parfum Purse Spray , £105, John Lewis
Every fashionista would agree her outfit isn’t complete without Chanel N°5. The powdery floral bouquet eau de parfum is composed around May Rose and Jasmine, as well as bright citrus top notes. In this collection you get the spray which comes in a practical travel format so it can be slipped into a clutch bag and taken anywhere.
Penhaligon’s gift set
Penhaligon’s Dolly Mixtures gift set, £40, Penhaligon’s
If you know someone who’s a fan of luxury scents, this Penhaligon’s miniature collection is for them. The Dolly Mixtures gift set feature five of the best-selling fragrances.
Valentino Voce Viva Intensa gift set
Valentino Voce Viva gift, £85, The Perfume Shop
Give the gift of Valentino this Christmas! Think bold orange blossom and opulent jasmin absolute paired with luminous Bergamot and Mandarin accord. This harmony is made unexpectedly addictive through an unexpected note of Crystal Moss, intensified by a double dose of sensual Vanilla Bourbon. This gift set contains a 50ml Eau de Parfum and 15ml Eau de Parfum travel spray, so they never need to be without their Valentino fragrance.
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum gift set
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Premium Gift Set, £82, Look Fantastic
Discover a floral explosion with Viktor&Rolf’s iconic Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum which blends addictive floral notes with warm woody undertones for a sensory explosion. Transport a loved one to an enticing floral haven with the Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum gift set. Featuring one full-size and one travel-size perfume, this will be the perfect gift for the woman in your lift this Christmas.
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum gift set
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum gift set, £55, Boots
Dolce&Gabbana The One Eau de Parfum is the essence of Dolce&Gabbana woman. This oriental floral fragrance combines contemporary fruit ingredients with the perfumer’s classic palette of white flowers.
Tom Ford Rose Prick Collection
Tom Ford Rose Prick Collection, £244, Feel Unique
Rose Prick is inspired by the designer’s Los Angeles garden, and the scent opens with three exotic varieties of the flower and is enhanced by Sichuan Pepper, Turmeric and Patchouli. This gift set includes an Atomizer for taking out with you while on-the-go.
Yves Saint Laurens Black Opium gift set
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Gift Set For Her, £56, The Fragrance Shop
The intense Black Opium is a hit with anyone who loves a sexy after-dark fragrance. This is a stunning scent for anyone who loves to go out-out.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc Noir Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc Noir Eau de Parfum 100ml Fragrance Gift Set, £98, Harvey Nichols
This Holiday season, Narciso Rodriguez Parfums has launched a collection of luxury gift sets featuring their iconic fragrances redesigned to minimise their environmental impact. Their size has been optimised to limit the use of materials including plastic, which has been reduced more than 85%. This sustainable design approach reflects Narciso Rodriguez’s commitment to reducing the environmental footprint. Fans of the brand are encouraged to give their gift set boxes a second life by reusing or recycling them.
Jo Malone London fragrance gift set
Jo Malone London Cologne Collection, £76, Jo Malone London
If you really don’t know what fragrance they’d like, well, give them a taster of five! Thi is a sparkling selection of 9ml scents featuring Lime Basil & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia, Wild Bluebell, Fig & Lotus Flower and Wood Sage & Sea Salt.
Serge Lutens The Emblematic Eau de Parfum Set
Serge Lutens The Emblematic Eau de Parfum Set, £70, Look Fantastic
Discover luxurious perfumery at its finest with The Emblematic Eau de Parfum Set, featuring three opulent Serge Lutens fragrances, housed in a sleek gift box. Part of the brand’s Collection Noire, the perfume trio blended using premium-grade, raw, natural-origin materials and come bottled in angular glass flacons with Lutens’ signature minimalist design.
Kilian exclusive gift set
Angels’ Share Icons Set, £200, Kilian
Calling all bad Angels. This evocative scent contains the essence of Cognac with a blend of oak absolute, cinnamon essence and Tonka bean absolute. Dreamy. The scent’s long-lasting notes of sandalwood, praline and vanilla make for a delicious finish, a rare concoction only angels should experience.
Goutal Eau d’Hadrien Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Goutal Eau d’Hadrien Women Eau de Parfum Gift Set, £132, John Lewis
Goutal’s best-selling fragrance Eau d’Hadrien has been paired with the rich and voluptuous texture of the Universal Cream – a beautiful pairing. Eau d’Hadrien is a refreshing citrus scent everyone would love.
Best fragrance sets for him & for her
Creed For Him & For Her Gift Set
Creed Aventus For Him & Her Gift Set, £545, Creed
The ultimate his and hers present, this limited edition gift set features the perfect pairing – Aventus (100ml) and Aventus for Her (75ml). Both bold, rich and fruity in nature, these two powerhouse scents for men and women effortlessly complement one and other whilst both maintaining their individualistic flair. This fragrance gift set comes exquisitely wrapped in our signature gift box for the ultimate finishing touch.
Best fragrance Discovery sets
Tocca Wonders Collection
Tocca Wonders Collection, £49, Harvey Nichols
The Tocca Wonders Collection set contains six of the bestselling fragrances in the Tocca collection – all in very cute miniature sizes. The perfect gift when you can’t decide which will be their favourite.
Parfums de Marley Feminine Discovery Set
Parfums de Marley Feminine Discovery Set, £125, Selfridges
Founded by Julien Sprecher, the brand dreams up signature essences designed to take you on your own personal olfactory experience. Discover four bestsellers with this fragrance discovery set. It’s impossible to pick a favourite.
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