Want to buy her a perfume you know she’ll love for Christmas? Allow our list of the best perfumes to provide you with a spritz of olfactory-based inspiration and you can’t go wrong. From Armani to Yves Saint Laurent, there is a scent to suit all and a bottle for every woman’s dressing table…
1. Armani- Code
Georgio Armani’s signature fragrance offers a sure fire way to impress the lady in your life this Christmas. The bottle subtly evokes the shape of a woman, hinting at the sensual scent inside. Orange blossom is coupled with oriental jasmine to provide a fresh, citric burst whilst Madagascan vanilla and a splash of honey play the base notes. Armani Code is a sumptuous spray that wears well from day to evening. £54 for 50ml.
Created with the intent to seduce, Calvin Klein Euphoria is a subtle and sultry fragrance. With top notes of pomegranate and detections of black orchid, lotus and amber, this scent is simultaneously woody, floral and fruity. The final result is a perfume which elicits excitement and passion. £61 for 100ml.
J’adore’s iconic golden bottle and amber liquid has long been noted as a symbol of ultimate sophistication. An opulent floral and fruity scent descends upon the senses with utmost elegance. The quintessence of femininity; bergamot, roses and delicate jasmine provide a bouquet of floral accents to J’adore. £51.00 for 50ml.
The most glamourous of fragrances comes courtesy of Dolce and Gabbana’s The One. Featuring top notes of mandarin and peach fed by an eruption of jasmine and a drop of vanilla, Dolce and Gabbana’s classic scent has both attitude and undeniable class. Musk and amber finish this diva’s fragrance, providing temptation and a woody note with which to end. £54 for 50ml.
Estee Lauder perfumes are strictly for the confident and elegant. As the name suggests, this is a scent rich in sensuality and passion, a real woman’s fragrance. Amber lends itself to the creation of a rich woody aroma whilst a warm suggestion of pepper brings a fiery zest. Ambient florals and a touch of honey make this perfume bitter sweet and extremely alluring. £49 for 50ml.
6. Gucci- Flora
Packed with floral notes, this perfume is the embodiment of girlish femininity. With the roots of its inspiration steeped in a floral pattern worn by Princess Grace, this scent typifies all that is elegant, sophisticated and beautiful. Peony, patchouli, rose and osmanthus flower lend their ladylike odors to the most floral of perfumes. £65 for 50ml.
With its statement flower cap, Oh, Lola, is a fun, flirtatious and youthful scent. Packed with juicy additions, the sweet girly fragrance is best suited to the free spirited types who are not afraid to court attention. The captivating smell is alive with pear, sweet strawberries, peony, rose and vanilla. This bottle will make a great statement to any woman’s dressing table. £47 for 50ml.
The stunning glass ribbon bottle of Ricci Ricci is beautiful on its own. Suggesting a frozen fluidity and thus a moment in time, the latest fragrance from Nina Ricci is fresh, floral and inviting. It’s hearty scent comes from bergamot and rhubarb zest and flirtatious florals. Made for the confident urbanite. £57 for 80ml.
9. Roberto Cavalli- Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli’s signature scent makes a bold statement and encapsulates all that is sexy, powerful and dominating about a woman. With a dash of tiger print decorating the bottle, this perfume provides its wearers with prowess akin to a fierce feline and the allure of a seductive femme fatale. Accented with hot pink peppercorn, green mandarin, orange flower and plum. £48 for 50ml.
10. YSL- Elle
Elle is best worn with a dash of spontaneity and a bold attitude. Brilliantly fresh, eternally feminine and colourful, this fragrance comprises cedar wood, pink berries, lychees and a delicate blend of peony; resulting in a contradictory yet intriguing perfume. A great party scent, Elle will get any woman noticed this festive season. £61 for 50ml.
Written by Jodie Jones