There's nothing quite like finding a luxurious bottle of fragrance sitting under the tree on Christmas morning, if you're stuck for Christmas present ideas why not consider a gorgeous perfume or aftershave? It's guaranteed to make the recipient feel great and bring a sparkling Christmas smile to their face!
Fragrances are a very personal thing so think carefully about who you're buying it for and match your fragrance choice to their personality traits, are they impulsive and mysterious or are they feminine and warm? Before you go looking for the perfect scent you need to know the basics, fragrances fall under several categories and it can be helpful to understand these before you make that all important Christmas purchase.
Floral is probably the most popular scent, they're generally quite fresh and light and make for the perfect summer fragrance. Floral fragrances contain either the scent of just one flower, for example lavender, rose, gardenia, or they can be made up with a mixture of flower varieties. If you think the special person in your life would like a floral fragrance why not try Kenzo Flower, this fragrance gives off subtle tones of vanilla, violet and rose and comes packaged in a beautiful poppy-embossed bottle. Another great choice is Ralph Lauren Romance which has subtle and refined flowery tones, this fragrance is flowery, playful and youthful.
Oriental smelling fragrances tend be slightly muskier and incorporate rich, spicy notes with a hints of vanilla, clove or cinnamon. Oriental fragrances are perfect for the winter months as the cinnamon tones give off an almost Christmas like scent. If an oriental based fragrance sounds like the perfect gift why not try Thierry Mugler's fragrance, Angel. This fragrance is a contemporary take on oriental perfume with hints of vanilla, white flowers and dark chocolate, it's light yet oriental, we think it's the perfect mixture.
If the person you're buying the gift for likes the great outdoors why not try a woody scent? Step out to the great outdoors with Bvlgari Homme for men. This scent is earthy, musky and woody with hints of rosewood musk and cedar which give off gorgeous oriental woody notes.
Fresh scents are meant to evoke thoughts about the ocean, the beach front and fresh air, these scents are very clean, fresh and have subtle citrus notes. If you want to buy a fresh perfume this Christmas Davidoff Cool Water for men has a refreshing, crisp and pure tone which is what gives it its cool revitalising properties. Another fresh scent is L Eau D Issey By Issey Miyake this scent would make the perfect Christmas present as comes a gorgeous bottle that is perfect for the dressing table. This scent is modern, clean and fresh!