Gifting season is upon us and whether you want to surprise your wife, girlfriend, mom, friend, or boss, I have gift ideas for everyone! From intimate sensual blends to confident crowd-pleasers, this gift guide has got you covered with every stunner you may want to consider.
Fragrance du Bois Oud Rose Intense Parfum – Rose fragrances are perfect for the cold weather and this stunner from Fragrance du Bois is a huge compliment-getter! Needless to say, the bottles with Swarovski embellishments on the neck stand out! The bottle comes in a very stylish velvet case with satin material on the inside. The fragrance opens with fresh bergamot combined with fruity notes followed by a heart of rose, geranium, sandalwood, and amber. The dry down consists of 100% pure organic Oud that leaves an intoxicating trail. This fragrance will make you feel very polished, sophisticated, and classy. The fragrance is well suited for fancy dinners, red carpet events, special evenings, or for occasions when you want to turn heads and stand out from the crowd.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum– It was a tough choice between Oud Satin Mood and Baccarat Rouge which by the way are totally opposite scents. Oud Satin Mood is a beautiful cold weather scent while Baccarat Rouge 540 is an all around the year kind of fragrance. If I compare both, I feel BR 540 is easily like-able regardless of age, personality and therefore ranks higher in terms of safe gifting. This oriental floral fragrance is very airy, transparent, and fresh and smells alluring on both men and women. It creates a bubble around you and projects incredibly well. This fragrance is a compliment-magnet and can easily become a signature scent.
J.U.S. Sexycrush – Gold Edition Pure Perfume – Sexycrush by La Maison J.U.S. Parfums is a concoction of Rose, Oud & Vanilla notes. This is a timeless, sensual oriental woody fragrance whose signature notes of rose, oud, and vanilla leave a lasting impression on the skin. This is a beautiful dark vanilla blend with some smooth leathery notes in the background. The fragrance is very rich so you shouldn’t go overboard and it needs to be applied sparingly. This fragrance is a great gift for Oud lovers. This special edition gold tone bottle is available from Harrods.
Moschino Toy2 Eau de Parfum – Another eye-catching distinctive fragrance bottle is from the house I have never talked about before is Toy 2 from Moschino. This fragrance comes in a teddy bear-shaped glass bottle with frosty and gold touches. This floral woody musk fragrance is fresh, juicy, energizing, and bright at the same time. It is easily like-able and will win some compliments too. A safe gift in my opinion!
Creed Aventus for Her – This is the irresistible feminine counterpart to the legendary Aventus – a well-loved scent in the fragrance community. Creed Aventus for Her has a crisp, zesty, and bright opening gradually gaining heady floral and sensual woody amber character. This feminine fragrance blends refreshing fruits with heady florals to create a vibrant and passionate scent, perfect for the powerful modern woman.
Jimmy Choo I want Oud – Now who doesn’t love a bit of Jimmy Choo in their life? I Want Oud by Jimmy Choo is a new Oriental Woody fragrance for women and will transport you to the world of the enchanting and mysterious East. Entering a world of Oriental Oud fragrances is a very different take by the designer brand – Jimmy Choo but they did it so well! The fragrance opens up deliciously with notes of saffron, rose & cardamom gradually gaining woody and oud character. This mysterious and alluring fragrance is a part of the Seduction collection and is great for intimate situations. The seduction collection with six different fragrances is exclusive to Harrod’s Beauty Hall.
Cartier La Panthére Parfum – La Panthére from Cartier represents a sensual, erotic, and playful character. This is a captivating fragrance for free-spirited & passionate women. The iconic feline-floral accord reinforces its feline grace in this new olfactory creation. Gardenia is colored and warmed with apricot notes of osmanthus. The chypre accord intensifies, like a caress on the skin.
Versace Dylan Blue pour Femme – The gorgeous navy blue bottle with a gold accent featuring iconic Madusa shines when it comes to the packaging! This floral fruity woody fragrance is a tribute to femininity. This fragrance has a crisp fruity opening with a contemporary floral bouquet at the heart before giving way to a warm, woody, musky dry-down. Versace Dylan Blue represents power and will compliment Boss Women. It will be a great gift for Women at high positions like CEO, Head of a Company, or anyone with power.
Clean Reserve Avant Garden – Galbanum & Rain is a great choice in the sustainable category. From packaging to the juice, each ingredient used in making this fragrance is sourced responsibly. This is a woody green fragrance that includes top notes of Sichuan pepper and star anise; middle notes of incense and galbanum; and base notes of white moss, patchouli, vetiver Haiti, and cedarwood. The fragrances are formulated to be vegan, cruelty-free, and free of phthalates, preservatives, gluten, and artificial dyes. Avant Garden Collection has 6 fragrances and each fragrance is comprised of two unlikely notes where together they make a magical, beautiful fragrance that has never before been experienced. The Galbanum & Rain makes a magical all-around-year fragrance and is a staple in my fragrance collection.
Carine Roitfield 7 Lovers – Sebastian – This fragrance is going to blow your mind off! Whether for yourself or for your partner – this sure is a fragrance for intimate situations. Sebastian is pure seduction and evokes fantasy and sensuality. This spicy woody fragrance is a part of the 7 Lovers Collection which is inspired by unforgettable fictional 7 lovers from 7 iconic cities. As seductive and emblematic as the men who inspired them, the fragrances symbolize Carine’s insatiable quest for romance, passion, experiences, and love. Blended by French perfumers, the spicy fragrance opens with Tuberose and Immortelle Flower layered with heady Sandalwood notes. You may also check out this travel set that comes with 7 x 10ml fragrances beautifully presented in a leather pouch.
Skandinavisk Kapitel 17 – If you love minimalist vibes, this Scandinavian brand will get your attention. The brand launched three Eau de Toilette sprays as the three new fragrance chapters (Kapitel) that interpret adventures precious to life in Scandinavia. Kapitel 17 which is ‘Remote refrain’ is a sonnet to fresh pear, its delicate white flowers, and the subtle honey scent of their pollen, carefully wrapped inside the sensory amphitheater of fjordland and accented by the watery reverb of its surrounding falls.
Azul by Aqua Dos Açores Atlantic Ocean Eau de Parfum – Azul is a new fragrance for women and men which will transport you on a sailing ship to unknown islands. I love the simple minimalist vibes with both packaging and notes. The fragrance opens up with aquatic marine notes and a blast of bergamot gradually taking a slight woody character. Marine notes shine throughout from opening to dry down. This uplifting fragrance would be a great gift to those who love wearing whites and formals.
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne – Cologne lovers may check out the signature fragrance Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne from Jo Malone London. This is an uplifting citrus aromatic cologne for men and women. The fresh bright citrus is exceptionally well done here and the notes of basil and thyme add an interesting green herb touch. The fragrance is bright, sharp, and clean – great for spring and summer.
Potion Paris travel case – Now this is something different and eye-catching! Potion Paris Fragrances come in little travel size vials and the case is oh-so-stunning! These perfumes are built on the idea of having a vial where different fragrances can be interchanged to reduce wastage. The vials give you that Louboutin lipstick feels and are housed in a sturdy leather case – a pure luxury I would say! The fragrances are naturally derived using toxin-free ingredients. As a sustainable brand, Potion Paris is committed to helping the environment and reducing as much waste as possible. You may use code MsTantrum15 for 15% off Potion Paris site-wide excluding Discovery Sets from 1st Dec till 20th Dec midnight.
Atelier Cologne Oolang Infini – Limited Edition – Oolang Infini is a woody aromatic fragrance that is intimate, smooth, elegant, and timeless – perfect for an every-day scent. The formula is made from over 90 percent renewable natural origin, high-quality ingredients, harvested from around the world. A subtle and delicate unisex fragrance, made with notes of Oolang tea, bergamot from Calabria, and Gaiac wood from India. Though not listed in the notes, this fragrance has a clean musky vibe to it. The new limited edition red bottle with a gold accent is an absolute stunner!
You should also check out the Candle Ritual gift sets which feature a bestselling travel size cologne along with a travel size candle.
Molecule 04 by Escentric Molecules – This is a woody fragrance for both men and women and is based on just one synthetic molecule or odorant called Javanol. This sandalwood molecule is stripped of all heaviness to reveal a delicate, genderless fragrance of sheer, silvery wood with a psychedelic freshness. This fragrance also comes in a travel size refill which is so cute!
Until next time, Ashh xo
*This post features some PR samples for gift guide consideration. Opinions and suggestions are all mine.