10 festive fragrance picks to gift (or keep for yourself) this Christmas

Scents to splurge on

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It’s almost the end of 2019 (I know, right?) and we are all winding down for a much-needed break. But before you get too relaxed, there is one pressing issue that crops up annually that needs attending to: gift shopping. Ugh. Exchanging presents is one of the highlights of the festive season (maybe that’s just shallow ol’ me?) but looking for ones you know people will love can be a challenge, not to mention a disruption to that aforementioned relaxation. Sure, you could give the gift of your time and/or presence, which is nice. But you know what might just be better? A fragrance gift

Get festive with fragrance gifting

Purchasing a fragrance can be challenging because the smells we are attracted to are so subjective. While I might like a perfume so strong I give the whole room hayfever (yes, that was me, sorry!) others might prefer lighter, fresher notes. We’re all different like that.

Chances are that if you are going to splurge on a fragrance, you know the recipient well enough to know what they’re into scent-wise, so you are able to make a more informed decision. Who knows? You might even help them discover their new signature scent. Making memories, people!

Want to gift your loved ones (or yourself) a fragrance this festive season? Here are 10 we’ll be spritzing this summer:

1

Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori EDP Intense

R1815Woolworths

This isn’t your typical floral scent. Rather than being fresh, it is seductive AF and has sexy notes of tuberose, jasmine and rose

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2

Azzaro Wanted Girl EDP

R940Woolworths

This oriental floral fragrance oozes femininity and charm, with notes of orange blossom, tonic and dulce de leche

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3

Coach for Men EDT

R945Woolworths

Whether you are buying a fragrance for the men in your life, or you prefer them on yourself (you do you, boo), the aromatic and citrus notes are a winning combo

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4

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT

R1300Woolworths

This fruity-floral scent is the perfect one to drench yourself in this summer, and the stunning bottle looks good on a perfume shelf, too

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5

Tom Ford Metallique

R1900Woolworths

This is a vanilla-citrus hybrid that will knock your socks off, and don’t even get us started on that gorgeous, metallic bottle!

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6

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy EDT

R1195Woolworths

This is another fragrance that will blow your mind with its gravity-defying bottle, and the scent of the oriental-spicy contents are pretty great, too

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7

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP Intense

R1130Woolworths

When it comes to fragrance gifting, you can’t go wrong with this classic scent. And this intense version really goes the distance

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8

Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile EDP

R1845Woolworths

With notes of peony (duh), pink pepper, raspberry and Turkish rose, this floral fave is a great pick for sexy-smelling summer days

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9

K by Dolce&Gabbana

R1165Woolworths

Another rad bottle (are you noticing a trend here?), this perfume has fresh spicy, citrus and woody notes, and will make the wearer feel like a king, apparently

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10

Lancôme Fragrance La Nuit Tresor EDP

R1350Woolworths

This beloved fragrance is being sold in a limited-edition sparkly gold bottle, which looks bougie – and festive – as hell

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