EZ Gift Picks: The Perfect Scent for Everyone On Your List
| December 11th, 2015
You can never go wrong with the gift of fragrance. Perfumes, colognes and scented body products are the finishing touch to anyone’s grooming routine. Finding the right scent for the right person shows that you’ve paid attention–you understand their personal predilections and have even gone to great lengths to match them.
Here are our picks for some of the best new fragrances and gift sets this year.
For the world traveller…
Atelier Cologne Necessaire Azur Gift Set
This gift set is a sensory vacation they’ll love to embark on every day. These travel sprays include citrus, florals, and woody notes inspired by places like Calabria, Provence and Morocco.
$32; available at Sephora stores and Sephora.ca
For the Foodie…
Pierre Hermé Grapefruit Rhubarb
Are they a plucky combination of both sweet and tart? Then L’Occitane’s collaboration with renowned pastry chef Pierre Hermé will tickle their fancy. The grapefruit rhubarb scent is a great spritz for casual days, or post workouts.
$65 for 75ml EDT; available at L’Occitane stores and loccitane.ca
For the sophisticate…
My Burberry Solid Perfume
Inspired by Burberry’s iconic trench coat, the luxury design house’s scent is presented in a striking limited edition solid perfume this season. The luxurious product quickly melts into the skin and is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, too.
$52; available at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Sephora and Burberry boutiques
For the man about town…
Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men
If he’s the kind of man who appreciates a classic car, a stiff drink and a fragrance as magnetic as he is, then he’ll love the newest from the house of Dolce&Gabbana. It features grapefruit, coriander, basil, and sweet orange blossom, as well as and intense tobacco notes.
$109 for 100ml EDP; available at The Hudson’s Bay and Dolce & Gabbana boutiques
For the sweetheart…
The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom
Infused with the scent of cherry blossoms, this is a fragrance for the woman who loves a sweet and floral perfume. The charming bottle design is on par with products well beyond its affordable price-point.
$28 for 50ml EDT; available at The Body Shop and thebodyshop.ca
For the seductive type…
Boss the Scent
The newest cologne from Hugo Boss features an exclusive ingredient: the Maninka fruit, said to be an aphrodisiac! It’s a sexy and seductive musky scent, suitable for big nights out (or big nights in…).
$78 for 50ml; available at The Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Nordstrom, Murale, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and the Hugo Boss Boutiques
L’Extase Nina Ricci
The Nina Ricci fragrance library includes L’Air du Temps and Nina, both beautiful fragrances for everyday wear. But, this year we are invited to give in to our fantasies via L’Extase, a sultry scent featuring rose petals, musk and pink pepper and cedar notes.
$95 for 50ml; available at The Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com
For the modernist…
Le Labo Thé Noir 29
This is a thoroughly modern fragrance–from its apothecary styling to the black tea-inspired scent within. Bespoke is the name of the game: it’s made fresh upon order and you can have your loved one’s named added to the label.
$175 for 50ml; available at 6bygeebeauty.com
Nadine Anglin is a freelance writer/editor and producer. Follow her on Twitter @nadine_anglin