From Luxe to Less, Here are the Best Fragrances to Gift This Christmas

We all know buying fragrance for someone else can be tricky territory. Fragrance is, of course, personal, but that's exactly what makes it such a thoughtful gift if you can get it right. 

If you’re apprehensive about buying fragrances, this guide is here to talk you through our favourite picks in enough detail that you’ll know what you’re getting into. 

We’ve also taken care to make choices that will suit a lot of different tastes and preferences. Basically, it’s a cheat sheet to some of our top fragrances with cult followings we know you’ll love. 

So, help your loved one find their signature scent this year with our curated selection of the best fragrances to gift at every price range

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A cheap perfume gift set that feels super expensive

Perfect for the bold, unapologetic women on your list, the Juliette Has A Gun’s Discovery Box is made up of the brand’s top selling options. An incredible gift for mixing and layering, Juliette Has A Gun utilises ingredients that change based on your body chemistry, making it one of the best unique, but affordable fragrance gift sets for her. This cheap women's fragrance gift set is set apart from the norm by giving the wearer an instant dose of individuality while blending and mixing scents. Ideal for those that like to set themselves apart from the pack, they’ll truly be in a league of their own with the Juliette Has A Gun’s Discovery Box.

A cheap perfume gift set that feels super expensive

The Narciso Rodriguez For her Christmas Set is a limited edition perfume gift pack for the whole body. With a mini shower gel and body cream accompanying this fresh, floral perfume, you’ll feel like you just bathed in a pool of roses. Aside from the pretty pink packaging, these products all carry notes of Rose, Peach, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood and Patchouli. It’s a summery scent that is feminine, fun and perfect for any occasion. Just imagine this worn on a hot, summer night with a cool breeze and a sexy slip... I know I’m sold.

Go from day to night with the wide array of options offered by this historic fragrance house in the Penhaligon - Discovery Set Classic. This vast array of scents provide fresh, fruity, and sultry options, allowing you to experience the best Penhaglion’s has to offer without having to choose just one. Ideal for all genders, each fragrance is totally unique, making it easy for fragrance lovers and newbies alike to find their ideal everyday scent. The perfect choice for couples as well as those looking to transition into wearing an everyday fragrance, this varied set of nuanced fragrances is sure to delight anyone who receives it.

Bring the spicy scent of Perfumes de Marly Layton wherever you go with the Perfums de Marly Layton Travel Set. A warm, seductive fragrance, Layton is the perfect choice for the temptress on your list. This is an ideal mini fragrance gift set for warming the senses on chilly evenings. You can bring this intoxicating warmth with you on the go with the portable atomiser included with three travel-sized vials of Layton. Bergamot, apple, lavender and geranium serve as bright introductory notes, blending beautifully with cosy heart notes of amber, pink pepper, and cardamom with a deep, soft base of vanilla, precious woods, caramel, and coffee. An instant infusion of sensual energy, they’re sure to love this delectable fragrance.

As far as I’m concerned this is the ultimate gift. Beyond extravagant? Maybe. Beautiful and perfect in every way? Absolutely. I’m not sure who deserves this gift, but I want to meet them and ask them what it’s like. The Amouage Honour Woman Collection Box comes with an 100ml EDP and 300ml body lotion with complex notes of Coriander, Pepper, Rhubarb, Carnation, Gardenia, Jasmine, Tuberose, Leather, Vetiver, Amber, Frankincense, and more. With regal gold and white packaging, these two exquisite products come in a beautifully decorative lacquered collection box lined with velvet. It’s almost too good to be true, but remember this gift IS their wildest dreams.

The La Nuit de l'Homme EDT Gift Set is one of those designer fragrance gift sets for him that stands out from a crowd. Not only does it come with the La Nuit De L’Homme EDT, it also includes the Deodorant Stick with the very same scent. This way he can keep the sophisticated scent of Cardamom, Velvetier and Tonka Bean lingering all day long. This scent is magnetic, mature and is sure to make him feel fresh and put together. It’s the perfect gift for the man who likes a subtle, but elevated experience when it comes to scent. It’s also a great gift that feels special and substantial.

A fancy fragrance wardrobe for her

If you weren’t sure if perfume was a good gift idea for your girlfriend, then let one look at this gorgeous collection change your mind. The Penhaligon's Ladies' Fragrance Collection is one of those fragrance gift sets for her that has enough range to suit every occasion. This collection comes with warm, sweet scents, gourmand florals, fruity and fresh aromas, as well as a spicy, oriental rose. Each bottle comes with its own stopper, unique labeling and glass packaging that will look impressive on any vanity. Both iconic and luxe, this gift set makes a truly sophisticated treat. It’s a great gift to give, and an even better one to receive.

A fancy fragrance wardrobe for her

Giving the gift of fragrance doesn’t have to break the bank, so if you’re looking for value for money we recommend the MontBlanc Legend EDT Gift Set. This cheap mens perfume gift set comes with the legendary EDT, aftershave balm and mini EDT for travel. These useful pieces carry notes of Lavender, Pineapple Leaves, Bergamot, Geranium, Rose, Apple, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean. Not only are these travel friendly products ideal for a guy on the go, but they carry a subtle, masculine scent we know a lot of people will love.

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