Gift Guide 2013: Perfumes

I always hear people say that perfumes are too personal to give as a gift but I personally love receiving them and think as long as you know the persons taste well enough you can usually buy the right one.

If you are looking for something for a friend or family member that’s quite young I personally love Juicy Couture scents. The packaging is a little over the top but I still love them although they are quite sweet. Viva La Juicy Noir () is my current favourite from them and think it’s over-the-top-ness makes it a great present. Although celebrity perfumes often get looked down on I think they’re a great purchase for someone younger as they’re affordable and usually quite light. Kim Kardashian’s Gold () is one of the few I’d actually wear personally as it’s girly but still a little sexy.

For someone in their twenties I love Lolita Lemprika Midnight (£30.95) as it’s beautifully bold with notes of Iris, Jasmine and Vanilla. Its the perfect I’m a grown up perfume but it’s still playful which is mirrored in the bottle. The biggest selling point for me is that it’s a little more unusual and I don’t smell it on everyone. For on which as little more common but equality as nice Diesel Loverdose Tattoo () is a great option.

Although I’ve grouped these separately I would still happily wear all four perfumes in this category but it would be just as appropriate for my mother to wear (maybe not someone too much older though, in my opinion.) This bottle of Untold by Elizabeth Arden () is actually my mothers Christmas present which they kindly engraved with her initials. Two other great alternatives are Estee Lauder Modern Muse (£44) if you’re looking for something a little more classic or L’Occitane’s Fleur D’or and Acacia (£49) if you’re looking for a new release which they’ve probably never tried. My personal favourite from this selection is the Aerin perfumes ()they look, feel and smell beautiful. There is a range of five so I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one, they are pricey but worth it in my opinion.

For a younger man/boy Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce ($44) is a great choice. If that’s too predictable John Varvatos Cologne () is a great sophisticated and luxurious scent. The L’Occitane Cedre and Oranger perfume (£49) comes in a simple bottle mirroring the sophisticated scent inside, a great one for a slightly older but very modern man.

But if in doubt buy them a new bottle of their favourite scent. At least you know they’ll love it!

What perfume would you like Father Christmas to bring you?
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  1. 4th December 2013 / 9:10 am

    I really like getting perfume as a gift, purely because a few of the scents I like are quite pricey and I dont like spending a lot of money on perfume! haha – so it's nice when someone else gets it for me!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  2. 4th December 2013 / 8:51 pm

    I totally agree! I often buy perfume/aftershave for family members and friends as I know their tastes and what they would like! I also LOVE receiving perfume as a gift!!! I've never tried the Juicy Couture perfumes, but love sweet scents so will have to give them a go!

  3. 4th December 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Perfume is such a lovely thing to receive as a gift from someone


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