Fragrances are a wonderful present to give or receive during the Holidays. Although, choosing a scent is quite personal, you probably know what perfume your mom, sister or best friend would enjoy. Many of these scents come in beautiful gift boxes this time of year with a body wash, lotion or other add on from the collection.
Here are a few of my favourites fragrances that will be a lovely reminder of the festive season, long after all the holiday glitter has gone.
Dior J’adore In Joy
Key Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Peach and Fleur de sel
J’adore In Joy is a light floral and fruity fragrance with a salty Fleur de Sel finish. This creates a bright and lively fresh scent with softer note of ylangy ylang, peach and jasmine sambac. Created by Dior Perfumer François Demachy and custom crafted in Grasse, France, J’adore In Dior is a perfect fragrance to wear now and into the Spring. The beautiful round glass bottle with gold detail symbolizes the femininity of the celebrated Christian Dior’s The New Look.
Key Notes: Warm Florals, Mandarin, Sandalwood, White Musk
The latest perfume released from Dior is JOY. Citrus fruits and floral fragrances are combines with smooth notes of sandalwood and creamy musks. The glass bottle is topped with a silver strand, wrapping around like a spool of thread. Turn the lid over and you’ll find the signature star of Dior. The name celebrates the emotion of joy that has always inspired Maison Dior.
Key Notes: Sweet Pea, Bergamot, Geranium, Freesia, Patchouli and Rose
This is the scent I’ve been wearing the most this season. My Burberry is inspired by the scent of a peony, one of my favourite flowers. It’s a light yet warm floral fragrance, said to capture the scent of a London garden after the rain. Flowers fused with notes of sweet pea and bergamot are rounded off with patchouli and rose. My Burberry won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award, and is a wonderful take on Burberry’s signature scent.
Available at London Drugs
Key Notes: Warm Florals, Sambac Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Vetiver
Givenchy L’interdit is a bold and feminine scent. Originally created by Hubert de Givenchy in 1957 as a tribute to his friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn. L’Interdit has been reinvented in 2018 with white floral notes of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose. The scent is interlaced with darker notes of vetiver and patchouli.
L’Interdit is a rich and wonderful winter scent. A celebration of Givenchy’s close friendship with Audrey Hepburn, who remains a symbol of elegance and audacity. It’s light enough to wear every day. For me, it’s perfect as an evening fragrance.
Key Notes: Eucalyptus, black pepper, bergamot, grapefruit, magnolia and white musk.
This is the first perfume created by Raf Simons for the house of Calvin Klein. Calvin Klein WOMEN is a refreshing fragrance featuring top notes are eucalyptus, black pepper, bergamot, grapefruit and lemon. Middle notes are orange blossom, magnolia, jasmine and based in cedar and white musk. It’s sophisticated, feminine and alluring. I definitely will be wearing this scent this Spring.
Available at London Drugs
Storie Veneziane by Valmont
Gaggia Medio Perfume
Key Notes: Sandalwood, cardamon and amber
Swiss skincare company, Valmont has recently released Storie Venezianne, a series of five luxury perfumes. The image above is of the travel size leather bound perfume. The full size bottles of the five fragrances tell the stories of Venice and represent five neighbourhoods. Venice is the home of Valmont founders, husband and wife duo, Sophie and Didier Guillon. The bottle features a handblown mask in Murano glass that is instantly recognizable as Venetian. Each fragrance is very unique, with Gaggia Medio being my favourite. It features citrus notes and cardamom combined with sweet sandalwood and warm amber.
AURA by Mugler
Key Notes: Tiger liana, Sugared almond, orange blossom and vanilla
AURA is a sweet and feminine fragrance. It’s a botanical blend with notes of vanilla and smoky notes of wolfwood. The scent is rounded out with crisp pear, rhubarb leaves and orange blossom. It’s quite rich at first, but settles into a really delicious scent after application.
Housed in a refillable emerald green bottle that is facetted like a precious gem. The bottle was created to symbolize life, luck and hope.