Gift Guide: Smell Gorgeous This Christmas

1. Neal’s Yard, Pure Essence eau de parfum No1 Frankincense, £35, Nealsyardremedies.com – their first fine fragrance and it is good one, with top notes of lime, neroli, bergamot and pink pepper – it is an intense and uplifting aroma.

2. Issey Miyake, L’Eau d’Issey, £44.99, The Perfume Shop – Miyake’s signature scent is a gorgeous floral and woody scent and I adore this festive set, which includes the eau de toilette, body lotion and shower cream.

3. Jo Malone, Wild Bluebell Cologne, £36, Jomalone.co.uk – a vibrant but light floral fragrance, it really does capture the spirit of spring. As well as smelly amazing, Jo Malone will also make a donation to the Woodland Trust to help protect the native English bluebell that is under threat.

4. Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb Gift Set, £110, Selfridges – this set is exclusive to Selfridges and features the feminine scent, which has a bouquet of floral notes including jasmine, rose, freesia, orchids and patchouli. Presented in a gorgeous bottle, the set also comes with shower gel and hair mist.

5. Jimmy Choo, £49, Harrods – this debut Jimmy Choo fragrance is a sexy, sensual blend of captivating woods and a rich chypre note and it comes in a perfume bottle that will look stunning on any dressing table.

6. Penhaligon’s Fragrance Miniatures for Her Gift Set, £35, Johnlewis.com – I collect miniature perfumes, maybe it is the doll collector in me, but I also find them a great present to give as the recipent gets to test out different scents and like this one they generally come in a great gift box presentation. This collection features 5 x 5ml miniature bottles from the Penhaligon’s timeless range.

7. Harajuku Lovers, Jingle G, £11.99, Superdrug – perfect stocking filler, which doubles as a quirky Christmas tree ornament!!

8. Benefit Crescent Row Miniature Fragrance Set, £29.50, Boots – this adorable set it high on my wish list and again miniatures make the perfect gift. The row includes ‘laugh with me LeeLee’ a light blend of citrus, jasmine & lily blossoms; ‘my place or yours Gina’ an alluring affair of pink pepper, wild raspberry & patchouli; ‘garden of good & Eva‘ a crisp floral spiked with pear, jasmine & freesia; and ‘ring my Bella’ a seductive floral with lily, jasmine & vanilla.

9. Anna Sui Secret Wish Gift Set, £26, Debenhams – I love Anna Sui fragrances and this is set contains five miniatures, secret wish, flight of fancy, night of fancy, live your dream and rock me.

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1 Comment

  1. Amy
    December 12, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    I love the packaging for that Viktor & Rolf one. Gorgeous!

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