Perfume Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Perfume Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Perfume Christmas Gift Guide 2016

I personally think fragrance make such a lovely product to both give and receive at Christmas and the great thing is lots of brands have fantastic offers at this time of year, many release special gift sets too. Fragrance is one of those luxuries that we don’t always treat ourselves too throughout the year, so that makes them the perfect gift.

I have rounded up a few of my favourites and I think there is something to suit all ages and budgets.

Perfume Gift Ideas 2016

YSL Black Opium Perfume

Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP

Now this latest version is a fresh take on one of the most iconic fragrances, NUIT BLANCHE translates to ‘White Night’, a night in Paris once a year when rock chicks take control and make the city their playground until dawn, so its a scent that won’t let you down and will stay smelling incredible all night long. This new take on the classic scent is a more seductive white coffee floral fragrance designed to give the wearer a burst of energy to last through the night. It has Top notes of White Coffee Accord. Heart notes of White Flowers, Aldehydes and Base notes of White Musk.

Everything about Black Opium feels luxurious, the bottle is a translucent black glass infused with gorgeous sparkling glitter which makes it look so glitzy and pretty. As with all YSL products it is beautiful quality and you feel indulgant using it, it would make such a thoughtful gift for someone special this Christmas.

Stella McCartney POP Fragrance

Stella McCartney Pop

I love this perfume, it is the latest release from Stella McCartney and has already become quite a cult favourite. The bottle is bold, pink and very modern and I think this more youthful vibe is reflected in the fragrance too. It has Top notes of Tomato leaves, Violet leaves, Green Mandarin, Heart notes of Violet, Tuberose, Plumeria and base notes of Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musks. So a real mix of woody, citrus and floral, despite it being quite complex it settles down to being quite musky and a little masculin. This is a very nice scent for anyone that enjoys a scent that is a little different.

Michael Kors Wonderlust Perfume

Michael Kors Wonderlust

This is a new release for 2016 and Its such a pretty fragrance. As you would expect from Michael Kors, it’s more of a romantic, feminine scent. It has notes of Italian Bergamot, Sicillian Mandarin, Almond Milk, Pink Pepper. Heart notes of Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute, Dianthus, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Heliotrope. Base notes of Cashmeran Wood, Benzoin Siam, Sandalwood Sri Lanka. I would say it is more of a fragrance for the warmer months because it is such a smooth, refreshing scent. Its has a very unusual mix of citrus and spicy notes which work so well together.

Christmas Gift Ideas Perfume

Viktor & Rolf BON BON Couture

This is a perfume for anyone that likes their warm, sweet scents but with an intense twist. BON BON Couture is a more intense version of the hugely popular BON BON. It has notes of Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Peach. Heart Notes of Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac, Caramel. Base Notes of Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, White Tobacco. So although it is sweet it isn’t as sweet as this original, this version is a little more rich and sexy rather than sweet and girly.

The bottle itself is just gorgeous, it comes in a pretty purple / pink ombre effect bottle which feels very luxurious and heavy. It is shaped like a wrapped sweet (candy), its very feminine and looks pretty sat on your dressing table. Viktor & Rolf always deliver on quality and this new release won’t let you down.

Hugo Boss Orange EDP

I always spray this when I am walking through duty free at the airport and by the time I get on the plane I wish I had bought it. It is a lovely crisp modern scent with notes of Red Apple African Orange Flower and White Flowers and base notes of Sandalwood, Olive Tree and Vanilla. Its a nice mix of warm, fresh notes which make this such a nice fragrance to wear. This scent lasts a good amount of time on me and I think it makes the perfect daytime scent. It’s ideal for anyone that likes quite a modern twist on a citrus scent. It is the only Hugo Boss fragrance that I have actually liked and I urge you to give the tester a go and let it settle for a few minutes, I guarantee you will love it.

Perfume Christmas Gift Ideas 2016

Tommy Hilfiger The Girl

This is a new twist on one of Tommy Hilfigers most iconic scent. They have updated it and given it a more modern feel. It is a nice fragrance for a teenager or young adult as it is light but pretty scent. It has top notes of green pear, violet leaf and fig leaf. Heart notes of jasmine petals and silky muguet. Base notes of cedarwood and cashmeran. So its quite crisp and fresh at first but it settles down to be more of a warm scent. This is a very easy perfume to wear and would make an ideal daytime fragrance.

Do you like to give / receive perfume at Christmas and if so what is top if your wishlist this year?

*This post contains PR samples

Michael Bublé By Invitation Perfume

By Invitation Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé By Invitation Perfume

Michael Bublé By Invitation EDP*

As I get older celebrity endorsed fragrances seem less and less appealing to me, they’re something I associate with being a teenager, in fact, I’d almost written this one off before even trying it. I thought it was just going to be mediocre and not very me, but I have to say of all the products I have tried this year, makeup included this perfume from Michael Bublé has been the most surprising and has quickly become my go to scent. Who would have thought it!?

From the get go you just can’t fail to notice how beautiful and luxurious the bottle is, if feels very weighty and its HUGE. I love the way the bottle is suspended in the centre of a gold circle and it looks sophisticated and very elegant and that feeling is definitely reflected in the scent too. I like that the bottle isn’t aimed at a teen / younger market but its more classy and the details are subtle but pretty, it looks so nice sat on my dressing table.

By Invitation Michael Bublé

New Fragrance from Michael Bublé

This is a very sexy scent and I think that is what most people would expect from Michael Bublé but it has a real sophistication to the mix of notes and I like that it has a sweetness that once settled turns into a more musky scent. It has notes of,

  • Top notes of red fruits and bergamot
  • Middle notes of lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, peony and rose
  • Base notes of sandalwood, musk, vanilla and praline

I think you would be quite pleasantly surprised at how lovey and luxurious this perfume is. The scent is a result of Bublé’s collberation with leading French perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni who is behind some gorgeous scents such as Yves Saint Laurent Vice Versa, Gucci Envy Me and is now in-house perfumer at L’Occitane.

What I like most about this perfume is that it feels quite classic but has a modern edge to it, the combination of notes mean that throughout the day it settles giving you a lovely warm, rich, musky very elegant scent. I love peony and sandalwood in fragrances so actually, its no wonder that I have fallen in love with this scent after all.

I urge you to give this a test and I know you will fall in love with it, even if like me you’ve not been a huge fan of Mr Bublé’s music.

Available from / Debenhams / The Perfume Shop /

Prices start from £29.00 for 30ml, £39.00 for 50ml, £55.00 for 100ml

•PR Sample