Does any girl really want a group of drummers, pipers or maids frolicking around the tree this Christmas? Husbands, boyfriends, parents and friends, consider your options wisely.
No need to take too long though as The Perfume Shop has come to the rescue with the ultimate guide to this season’s perfumes! Plus, if you’re doing a little shopping for yourself you’ll find all the help you need, unless of course any number of those five gold rings are on your mind this winter.
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Marc Jacobs, Daisy (EDT 50ml TPS price £44.50)
Fresh and feminine, Daisy’s purely alluring scent captivates with the beautiful blend of violet petals and wild strawberry. Hints of jasmine and vanilla add a touch of vintage and the bottle’s gorgeous too so it’s no surprise this Marc Jacobs favourite is considered the prettiest perfume around.
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
Roberto Cavalli by Roberto Cavalli (EDP 30ml TPS price £34.50)
With the luxurious design and animal print packaging and the extravagant, sensuous scent, this is a perfume for women who want to be noticed. At the heart of the Florentine fashion house’s perfume is the majestic orange blossom which, entwined with pink pepper makes for an ultra-feminine trail.
A must-have for every glamorous girl this Christmas.
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo (EDP 40ml TPS price £38.50)
No girl’s closet is complete without a little input from Jimmy Choo and the same goes for her dressing table. Imagine femininity, luxury and style… bottled! The sweet notes of toffee and the oh-so pretty design make this the sweetest perfume under the tree.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Thierry Mugler, Angel (EDP 25ml TPS price £43.50)
After all those years hiding your devilish side you can finally relax thanks to Thierry Mugler. The original gourmand scent Angel will leave no doubt that you are the most angelic girl in town, and with notes of vanilla, caramel and chocolate, you will also be the tastiest!
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Paco Rabanne, Lady Million (EDP 50ml TPS price £46.99)
Paco Rabanne once said, “a perfume should be imbued with meaning as it is light to wear”. With floral notes such as gardenia and lily of the valley, this luminous scent creates a sense of brilliance, glamour and of course the femme fatale.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… J’adore by Dior (EDP 50ml TPS price £49.99)
After five days of perfume one might think that any girl would be looking forward to unwrapping something a little different. However, no discerning perfumite would turn down Dior’s J’adore. The essence of bergamot underscored by notes of rose, with a delicate jasmine drydown makes this Dior’s most elegant fragrance to date.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana (EDT 50ml TPS price £45.50)
There is not a more enticing expression of la dolce vita than Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. For any girl that wants to escape to the scorching sun, sea and sensuality of the Mediterranean, this scent will be top of her wish list! With the aroma of bluebells, jasmine, bamboo and white rose, Light Blue truly encapsulates the timeless opulence of the Italian Riviera.
On the eighth day of Christmas (also known as New Year’s Day!), my true love sent to me… Dot by Marc Jacobs (EDP 50ml TPS price £46.50)
A new year usually brings two things; resolutions, and a hangover. For 2013 Marc Jacobs has added a little something to that list; new fragrance Dot! Dot carries a lush blend of red berries and dragon fruit, mingled with energising notes of orange blossom to create a bold, luscious scent. Check out the bottle too, we’ve never seen anything quite as cute!
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Boss Nuit Pour Femme by Hugo Boss (EDP 50ml TPS price £46.50)
Just like a little black dress, Boss Nuit Pour Femme’s dazzling flowery scent is ultimately feminine, and no girl can do without it! Boss’s latest perfume oozes sophistication, seducing with white peach and elegant jasmine notes. Its harmony of floral chords and sensual sandalwood is sure to inspire a long queue underneath the mistletoe!
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Alien by Thierry Mugler (EDP 30ml TPS price £41.50)
Infusions of sambac jasmine and chasmeran wood make Alien the most exciting perfume this season. The aroma is amazing, its perfection lying mainly in the notes of white amber that leave a trail irresistible to life-forms the universe over. A scent like no other, Alien is totally out of this world.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Gucci Guilty (EDT 50ml TPS price £48.50)
Everyone knows that naughty girls don’t get a stocking from Santa, unless it’s filled with coal! But don’t worry, this year Santa’s been extra nice and has slipped us a little Gucci instead! Indulge yourself in moments of guilty pleasure, taking in the sensuous tonality of lilac and pink peppers. Distinct hues of patchouli and oriental florals make this Santa’s best surprise ever!
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Chanel No. 5 & Coco Mademoiselle (No. 5 EDP 15ml TPS £137.50, & CM EDP 50ml TPS price £64.50)
‘Five drops of Chanel No. 5’ were all it took to keep Marilyn Monroe warm at night, and really, who doesn’t want to wake up feeling like the quintessential sex-symbol? Everyone deserves a little Chanel in their life, whether it’s been adored for the last 90 years, or the past ten. Coco Mademoiselle shares the same signature harmony of sweet jasmine and rose, yet is highlighted by a delicate touch of Florentine Iris. Chanel’s masterpieces are what every girl should have the pleasure of wearing this Christmas.
And just a little stocking filler… Girlfriend by Justin Bieber (EDP 30ml TPS price £23.50)
Little description needed! If you’re a ‘Belieber’ you will LOVE this scent, like the teen-icon himself, Girlfriend is mature, fresh and sweeter than sugar. Girlfriend contains the crisp scents of mandarin and juicy blackberry, features exotic floral notes of pink freesia and star jasmine, and sultry notes of orchid and luminous musk. The scent has been created for Justin’s female fans and just like him develops into a mature, fresh scent that inspires confidence.
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