Check out our pick of the four best holiday fragrance gift sets for her this winter from Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, True Religion, and Tocca.
A few ways to know whether buying that all-too-personal fragrance gift for someone is appropro is to answer ‘yes’ to these questions: Do you really know her personality? Can you accurately identify her fragrance likes & dislikes, for example hates patchouli, but loves lavender? Are you positive that a gift of fragrance would be received graciously versus a “thank you so much” with clenched teeth?
Here a few fragrance gift options to consider this holiday season for a friend or for you…
Guerlain Shalimar Perfume ($135-$327, nordstrom.com) is an intoxicating fragrance that entices those who encounter its exotic & sensual notes of bergamot, iris, vanilla and amber. Other notes include lemon, jasmine, rose, May rose, iris, incense, opopanax, tonka bean and vanilla. This is clearly the fragrance for the woman who wants to wreak of undeniable sexiness.
Hue Knew It was possible to bottle feeling pretty, but Elizabeth Arden found a way via Elizabeth Arden’s Pretty Holiday Set ($54, elizabetharden.com) – a medley of floral and fruity notes all anchored by the premiere ingredient, Petalia. Each set contains a Spray, Body Lotion, Eau de Parfum Replica & Shower Gel. When in doubt, spritz a little ‘Pretty’ on.
Created for sweet young ladies, True Religion Love Hope Denim Gift Set ($79, macys.com) is a sweet scent as it contains top notes of sugared almonds, caramel, brown sugar & Madagascar vanilla – all wrapped in candied musk for that bit of warmth. I can feel a cavity forming now.
Within minutes of leaving the Tocca showroom with gift bag in hand, I had succombed to the will of Tocca Beauty Profumo Veloce Florence ($48, tocca.com) – a fragrance yours truly feels any friend would love to receive. The beautifully decorated metal case connotes any season in Paris, while the totable travel fragrance (3 x 7.5 mL Spray Vials), made up of Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit Leaves, Ivory Gardenia, Crushed Violet Petals, Blonde Wood & White Musk will propel you into fits of spritzing throughout the day. I’m already two vials down!
Hue Knew It? I did.
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