There's a Fragrance Here For Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List
Some believe giving a fragrance as a gift is not the way to go — it's too personal; it's too weird; it's too risky — but we're not part of that group. Every year when Christmas Eve comes around, you better believe there's at least one fragrance bottle or set under our trees. We think Cuban fashion designer Isabel Toledo said it best: fragrance is part of our identity, an extension of our wardrobe. So why wouldn't we want someone we love dearly to find a new scent for us to try and love? Keep scrolling to get a little help pinpointing the right fragrance for everyone on your list.
For Your Instagram-Obsessed Little Sister
The fragrance: Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream ($75)
The notes: Lemon, bergamot, jasmine, and tuberose.
Why she'll love it: All her favorite beauty influencers are probably big fans of Charlotte Tilbury, so she'll be in the know.
For the Fashion-Loving Daughter of Your Mom's Best Friend
The fragrance: Christian Louboutin Bikini Questa Sera Parfum ($275)
The notes: Tuberose, jasmine, and vetiver.
Why she'll love it: The bottle is a work of art, and the scent is super sexy.
For Your Rose-Loving Great-Aunt
The fragrance: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose ($85)
The notes: Rose de Mai, geranium, and vetiver.
Why she'll love it: It's more sophisticated and interesting than a simple rose perfume, but you can still smell hints of the flower.
For Your Uncle Who Is Set in His Ways
The fragrance: Calvin Klein Obsession For Men Eau de Toilette ($99)
The notes: Mandarin, bergamot, lavender, myrrh, clove, nutmeg, and amber.
Why he'll love it: It's a classic he already knows — you don't want to start a fight on Christmas!
For Your Most Indecisive Aunt
The fragrance: Nest Eau de Parfum Collection Coffret ($36)
The notes: Seven fragrances — Midnight Fleur, Verde, Dahlia & Vines, Indigo, Citrine, White Sandalwood, and Paradise.
Why she'll love it: The purse-size rollerball perfumes smell decadent and can be worn together or alone.
For Your Very Flirty Aunt
The fragrance: Michael Kors Collection Midnight Shimmer Eau de Parfum ($102)
The notes: Vanilla, white woods, musk, and jasmine.
Why she'll love it: It's mysterious and totally alluring.
For That Family Friend Who Is Just So Cool
The fragrance: Dyptique Don Son Eau de Parfum ($125)
The notes: Tuberose, orange flower, benzoin, and musk.
Why she'll love it: From the cool bottle featuring a pagoda illustration to its interesting smell, everything about this fragrance is unique.
For Your Most Fit Cousin
The fragrance: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pure Eau de Parfum ($108)
The notes: Lily, jasmine, and sea notes.
Why she'll love it: The crisp smell is a morning pick-me-up.