The must-have fragrances for Christmas

Add these to the top of your wish list

Still unsure of what to gift (or ask for) this festive season? Why not go for a fragrance - they’re personal, practical, and seriously pretty, both on you and your dresser. And whether you steer towards fruity, floral or chypre fragrances, there’s definitely something for everyone this season. Here are our top picks.

Alaia Paris EDP Blanche

Alaia’s newest release is as delicate as a veil of sheer fabric. Unusually described as a “white, milky florality” by Marie Salamagne (one of the four creators of the fragrance), it carries powdery notes of vanilla and musk, and just a touch white flowers.

Alaia Paris EDP Blanche

Chloe Fleur de Parfum EDP

The name may suggest an introduction of florals en masse to Chloe’s original EDP, but we were surprised to see the addition of raspberry for a fruity twist to the rose-based scent. Nonetheless, it’s beautiful and for those that are die-hard Chloe fans, this is a must-have to add to your collection.

Chloe Fleur de Parfum EDP

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil EDP

We’ve never met a Tom Ford fragrance we didn’t like, and this one is no different. The brilliant bottle encapsulates pink peppercorn, fresh cypress, spider lily and tuberose in its top and middle notes, and reveals a sunny base of vanilla, chestnut cream and patchouli as the hours go by.

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil EDP

Chanel No. 5 L’eau

This fragrance makes a statement on its own, not because the juice is overtly loud or intrusive, but it’s the winning combination of citrus, rose, jasmine and musk that has the ability to perk up a drab mood.  

Chanel No. 5 L’eau

YSL Mon Paris EDP

Described by its creators as a modern chypre, this heady creation also combines fruits and florals - zingy bergamot, raspberry and strawberry are layered over jasmine sambac, and settles into warming ambrox. It’s one that is easy to wear for the day, yet can turn heads through the night.

Marc Jacobs Gold Daisy Shine Edition EDT

One of the most iconic fragrances from the last decade has done it again; this time it’s packaged in an irresistible metallic gold case that carries a scent built from wild strawberry, grapefruit, gardenia, violet and musk.

Marc Jacobs Gold Daisy Shine Edition EDT

Giorgio Armani Si Le Parfum

This spritz is as elegant as the bottle, and covers off notes such as blackcurrant nectar, freesia rose and blond wood. What we’re truly impressed with is how the scent wears over the hours - it’s stunning from first spritz to dry down.

Giorgio Armani Si Le Parfum

For more Christmas present ideas, check out our round-up of the best luxe gifts and gift packs

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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.