Christmas Gift Guide: Fragrances for Her & Him

One thing I love about the festive season is the many scents that remind me of Christmas. Cinnamon, cardamom and cloves are my favourite but not exactly my favourite to wear. Fragrances are brilliant Christmas gifts, with some creating everlasting and special memories for us. If you’re still on the hunt for that little something-something for your wife or husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, mam or dad, siblings or besties well fret no more as I’ve a range of gorgeous perfumes and aftershaves for everyone. Whether it’s the notes of rose and jasmine or a spiced wooden musk that packs a punch, I have included my personal favourites as well as those whose opinions I trust to give you a great selection of fragrances for her and for him that will make any gift-receiver smile, and most importantly smell really damn good!

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Photo by Josie / Fashion Mumblr http://www.fashionmumblr.com/

Fragrances for Her

Every woman is different to the next, and her scent preferences will also vary from season to season. That said, some women aren’t as fussy and would wear a fragrance until it’s gone and then move onto the next. I’m the latter, and so this selection of fragrances for her are a combination of different notes, smells and seasonal perfumes including Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette as well as sprays and cologne. Apart from online stores & discounts, the best places to find a great selection of perfumes are department stores and larger pharmacies nationwide. For exclusive brands look to Brown Thomas & BT2 and Harvey Nichols Dundrum, whereas department stores House of Fraser Dundrum, Arnotts and Debenhams have a great selection of popular perfumes and some exclusive finds too. Boots, The Perfume Shop and select pharmacies also stock a great range of fragrances for the ladies. I’ve divided the selection into sizes of perfume bottles rather than price, as sometimes the lady in question may prefer a little bottle to try out the new scent, and a big bottle of her favourite will also go a long way.

My personal recommendations are Nigritella EDP by The Body Shop, Mon Paris EDP by Yves Saint Laurent, Charm Club Forever EDT by Thomas Sabo, Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel and Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford.

Fragrances for Him

For the lads, smelling good is as key as dressing well. Women love a good scent, and this selection are as masculine as they are fancy without being excessively priced. Musk, wooden notes and spiced scents are all popular, with many designer brands taking centre stage. As mentioned above, Brown Thomas & BT2 and Harvey Nichols Dundrum are lovely for exclusive fragrances, and department stores House of Fraser Dundrum, Arnotts and Debenhams have plenty of the best and more popular perfumes. Boots, The Perfume Shop and select pharmacies also stock a great selection of fragrances for all the lads.

My personal recommendations are L’Homme EDT by Yves Saint Laurent, Diamonds for Men EDP by Emporio Armani and London EDT by Ted Baker. And a big thank you to my friends for their top tips for the male fragrances!

Christmas Gift Guides:

  1. Watch Station International
  2. Gifts for Her
  3. Gifts for Him
  4. Merry Kissmas at Weir & Sons
  5. Fragrances for Her & Him

Nirina xx

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