15 Fragrance Ideas For Your Christmas 2021 Wish List

Christmas is *the* perfect time to ask for a new perfume.

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Christmas sometimes has a tendency to sneak up on you. So there’s nothing wrong with prepping your wish list early, or getting some shopping out the way to avoid a last-minute rush. Perfume can be a tricky one to get right but, if you manage it, it can make for a super thoughtful gift. Scents are heavily subjective, but there are some that are universally-loved and have scents that are sure to appeal to even the fussiest fragrance fan.

For example, Aesop’s new trio of perfumes will impress even the most discerning of noses, and are genderless, so they will be a lovely gift for anyone, including yourself. Gucci and Dior also have new scents out, as well as smaller brand Sana Jardin.

Then there are the classics that you just can’t beat, from the likes of Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Giorgio Armani. These always hit right, and are reliable go-to winners for any taste.

Take a look at this Christmas fragrance gift guide, which features options for anybody. Just don’t add them all to your own list at once.

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With a bottle this dramatic, you might worry that the scent inside won’t live up to it. But fear not, this is a winner inside and out. Soft, velvety suede is combined with sexy leather, along with notes of hazelnut, golden amber and resinous labdanum. If you love Boy Smells candles, try their new range of fragrances, of which this is the hero.

Described as a “scandalous fragrance,” this beautifully packaged perfume allows a bouquet of white flowers to take centre stage, combined with smooth, rich amber notes and even a bubble gum gourmand addition. In short, it’s sweet and floral without being overpowering.

If you love Estée Lauder’s original Modern Muse scent, you may want to give their Nuit edition a go, which is warmer, deeper, and therefore perfect for the colder months. It features a rum accord with jasmine absolute at the heart and sandalwood, musk, and amber at the base.

Mugler’s newest Alien iteration, Alien Goddess, is a new, fresh take on the classic fragrance. It has more of a floral yet woody feel to it, with notes of bergamot, Indian jasmine grandiflorum, and bourbon vanilla. It’s also packaged in beautiful gold, which is ideal for Christmas time. This gift set contains a full sized perfume along with a travel spray for on-the-go use.

Every year, Jo Malone London’s special Christmas collection always features one “scent of the season,” a new cologne created for the festive period. This year, it’s Starlit Mandarin & Honey, which captures the magic of Christmas with mandarin, honey, and coumarin. It’s warming yet sexy, and that limited edition bottle is a must for fans of the brand.

In need of a perfume gift for a loved one that won’t break the bank yet will still impress? Summer Fridays’ new trio of scented oils will wow even the most sophisticated of fragrance connoisseurs, with Coconut Wave, Soft Vanilla, and Crisp Citrus in rollerball iterations for easy on-the-go use throughout the day.

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