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…
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
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
With a scent as feminine as its bottle, this Narciso fragrance offers a modern take on rose and musk.Price: from £45
Now a modern classic, Marc Jacob’s Daisy is one of our favourite delicate scents.Price: from £44
If you’re after an undeniably sexy fragrance for your other half, this is it.Price: from £49
The mix of Black Truffle, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver and Sandalwood make this scent ooze sophistication.Price: from £50
This masculine scent marries the notes of gunflint and peppercorn with fresh citrusy notes.Price: from £89
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
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
A warm, musky and masculine scent – the kind that lingers from dusk until dawn.Price: £81.50
The ideal gift for men who know their niche brands. It’ll look pretty good on the bathroom shelf, too.Price: from £130
Yuzu meets Sandalwood in this east meets west cult classic.Price: from £38
Dapper chaps will appreciate your fashion prowess with this cool cult hero. Notes include a unique mix of rose, cumin and clove.Price: £115
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
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.
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
Carrie fans will love this set that includes shower gel, body lotion and fragrance all in the signature scent.Price: £14.99
Make her a modern muse with this iconic scent set that includes a sweet travel version, too.Price: £79
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
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
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
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
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:
- Choose from our selected fragrances.
- Enter your message in the added engraving box
- Your bottle is ready to be engraved.
Find out more about The Perfume Shop’s Engraving service here.