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We’ve teamed up with The Perfume Shop this festive season to ensure you or your loved ones don’t make any fragrance faux pas this Christmas. The retailer, that has stores around the country and online, plays hosts to some of our best-loved classics (think iconic YSL and Dior), modern heroes (Comme des Garçons, we’re looking at you) and plenty of gift sets to fill space under the tree this Christmas Eve.

Intent on making it the best gifting experience yet, The Perfume Shop also have some unique present ideas on offer too, from expert gift wrapping (that’s completely free by the way) – we’ll happily take that – to thoughtful personalised messages that can be engraved onto their favourite scent.

So whether you’re looking for something soft and feminine for your mum, cool and of-the-moment for a friend or something a little sexy for your other half, we’ve got you covered.

 Browse our edits below for the best fragrances for women and men, and continue for something a little more special…

GIVENCHY 

Live Irresistible Eau de Parfum For Her

A warm, musky scent that harks back to classic fragrances. And a bottle that won’t be out of place on a curated dressing table.

Price: from £51 Website: theperfumeshop.com
MIU MIU 

Miu Miu Eau de Parfum For Her

With a bottle that reflects the girlish charm of fashion house Miu Miu, this is a clear winner for any fashion fans.

Price: from £49 Website: theperfumeshop.com
Narciso Rodriguez 

Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Parfum For Her

With a scent as feminine as its bottle, this Narciso fragrance offers a modern take on rose and musk.

Price: from £45 Website: theperfumeshop.com
Marc Jacobs 

Daisy Love Eau de Toilette For Her

Now a modern classic, Marc Jacob’s Daisy is one of our favourite delicate scents.

Price: from £44 Website: www.theperfumeshop.com
CHLOÉ 

Chloé Eau de Parfum For Her

If you’re after an undeniably sexy fragrance for your other half, this is it.

Price: from £49 Website: theperfumeshop.com
TOM FORD 

Black Orchid Eau de Toilette

The mix of Black Truffle, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver and Sandalwood make this scent ooze sophistication.

Price: from £50 Website: theperfumeshop.com
HERMÈS 

L’Ambre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum

Powdery, rich and warm, this is the perfect scent to cocoon yourself with this winter.

Price: from £87 Website: www.theperfumeshop.com
DIOR 

Sauvage Parfum For Him

If it makes him smell like Johnny Depp, we’re in.

Price: from £74 Website: theperfumeshop.com
HERMÈS 

Terre d’Hermès Parfum For Him

This masculine scent marries the notes of gunflint and peppercorn with fresh citrusy notes.

Price: from £89 Website: www.theperfumeshop.com
TOM FORD 

Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum For Him

Tom Ford’s scents are instantly recognisable thanks to their heady, unusual notes. We love this Bergamot, Verbena, Violet and Nutmeg combo.

Price: from £79 Website: www.theperfumeshop.com
GUCCI 

Mémoire d’une Odeur Eau de Parfum

This unisex fragrance harks back to the free love of the 1960s. And with Harry Styles as the face of the campaign, it’s totally of the moment.

Price: from £54 Website: theperfumeshop.com
Prada 

L’Homme Prada Intense Eau de Parfum For Him

A warm, musky and masculine scent – the kind that lingers from dusk until dawn.

Price: £81.50 Website: theperfumeshop.com
EIGHT & BOB 

Champs de Provence Eau de Parfum

The ideal gift for men who know their niche brands. It’ll look pretty good on the bathroom shelf, too.

Price: from £130 Website: theperfumeshop.com
ISSEY MIYAKE 

L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette For Him

Yuzu meets Sandalwood in this east meets west cult classic.

Price: from £38 Website: theperfumeshop.com
COMME DES GARÇONS 

Concrete Eau de Parfum

Dapper chaps will appreciate your fashion prowess with this cool cult hero. Notes include a unique mix of rose, cumin and clove.

Price: £115 Website: theperfumeshop.com
MONTBLANC 

Explorer Eau de Parfum For Him

For the family thrill seeker, this classic fragrance brings together some of nature’s finest scents from fresh green bergamot to woody patchouli.

Price: from £33 Website: theperfumeshop.com

THE BEST GIFT SETS

The gifts that keep on giving, this Christmas’ fragrance sets do not disappoint. From sets paired with shower gels and body lotions for top-to-toe pampering to mini travel bottles ideal for the family jet-setter, here are our top picks for men and women. Inside secret: it’s worth knowing that many gift sets come in at the same price as the original standalone fragrance so you get an added extra with no extra cost. Like we said, the gifts that keep on giving.

Stuck on what to buy for that special someone? Head over to the Fragrance Finder to find the perfect scent online or speak to one of their fragrance experts in every store.

DIOR 

Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Gift Set For Her

The perfect gift set for teens or young ladies dipping their toe in their first scent. It includes the fragrance as well as the body milk.

Price: £84 Website: www.theperfumeshop.com
SARAH JESSICA PARKER 

Lovely Eau de Parfum Gift Set For Her

Carrie fans will love this set that includes shower gel, body lotion and fragrance all in the signature scent.

Price: £14.99 Website: theperfumeshop.com
ESTÉE LAUDER 

Modern Muse Eau de Parfum Gift Set For Her

Make her a modern muse with this iconic scent set that includes a sweet travel version, too.

Price: £79 Website: www.theperfumeshop.com
GUCCI 

Bloom Eau de Parfum Gift Set For Her

Like walking through a wild meadow of blooms, this gorgeous scent is one of Gucci’s best-loved. It comes with a handy handbag-sized rollerball too.

Price: £75 Website: theperfumeshop.com
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 

Le Male Eau de Toilette Gift Set For Him

Fragrances don’t come in a more iconic bottle. We’ll always find a space for the sailor-inspired scent in our artillery.

Price: £50 Website: theperfumeshop.com
DIOR 

Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette Gift Set For Him

A scent that transcends decades, this has been a favourite for years. The set includes a shower gel and rechargeable travel spray – ideal for men on the go.

Price: £63.50 Website: theperfumeshop.com
Clinique 

Happy For Men Eau de Cologne Gift Set For Him

Make him smile come Christmas morning with this aptly named set. It includes a hair & body wash and scrub too for head to toe grooming.

Price: £60 Website: theperfumeshop.com
ISSEY MIYAKE 

L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme

This modern scent will leave the man in your life smelling fresh in the shower and on the go too.

Price: £48 Website: theperfumeshop.com

PERSONALISED ENGRAVING

If you want to upstage everyone else come present time this Christmas, make your loved one’s gift extra special with a personalised message. The Perfume Shop stock over 350 bottles that can be brandished with anything from initials to a heartfelt message, even a proposal if you’re brave enough.

Up to 66 characters can be engraved on a range of Eau de Parfums including Narciso Rodriguez, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss and plenty more.

Engraving service starts at just £5.99. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose from our selected fragrances.
  2. Enter your message in the added engraving box
  3. Your bottle is ready to be engraved.

Find out more about The Perfume Shop’s Engraving service here.

 

Shop the whole Perfume Shop collection here.