Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes

So we have had Mad Friday and Shopping Saturday, so hopefully by now you have got all of your Christmas presents all sorted right? No, me either.  One gift you can never go wrong with at Christmas time or at any other time, is perfume.  I love perfume and love the discovery of new fragrances and the chance to try ones which have gained cult status that I haven't yet comes across.

I am quite fussy about what perfume I will and won't wear.  Any perfume I try, has to be one I like from the first spritz, it is seldom rare that something will grow on me enough to like it and purchase it.  So here I have 6 perfumes that I absolutely love and am wearing right now, that would make an amazing gift.

YSL Black Opium - From the moment I tried this I wanted it within my collection. Not only does it have a lovely black and pink sparkly bottle, the scent which describes itself as "The hedonistic black coffee note of the original Black Opium scent is transformed into an ultra-luminous green coffee accord with a heart of Jasmine Tea on a sensual base of sensual Patchouli, white woods and musk" and it is just stunning. I find this is one of the longest lasting scents on my skin.  This perfume came into my life via a Klout Perk and is one that is readily available in places such as Boots.

Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes

L'Occitane Pamplemousse Rhubarb - This is a scent that captured my attention at a blogger event. It is quite unusual for a scent because it uses the zesty scent of Grapefruit combined with the the green, crisp scent of rhubarb which makes for a really lovely fresh scent which is unisex and smells great on both men and women. Anyone who reads my blog will know that I am a huge fan of L'occitane and if this sounds like a fragrance for you, then you can find it here along with an entire set which comprises of a shower gel, body lotion and soap.


Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes


Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules- Now if you want a scent that makes you go wow, want to ask someone in the street what on earth it is they are wearing (in a good way) or want people to ask you, then Molecule 01 is the scent for you. It isn't pretty to look at, it won't be the obvious choice of gift, but what it loses in looks and cuteness it makes up for in scent. The scent has a subtle, velvety, woody note which will meld with your natural pheromones, vanish, then re-surface after some time, making it totally individual and personalised to the wearer. You will rarely smell this fragrance on yourself, Molecule 01 perfume is more about the effect it has on others.


Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes

Lolita Lempecka Sweet - I was lucky enough to win this from a Twitter competition run by Escentual and the bottle which is shaped like a bright red apple, is distinctive and it captures your attention.  The scent is really addictive, it is sweet and fresh at the same time and is described as opening "with the tender and juicy flesh of a cherry, coated in the crisp sugar icing of a candy apple. In the heart, pure, bitter cocoa absolute flirts with angelica, before a seductive base of scandalous musk and warm, sensuous cashmeran envelops all".  


Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes

Jo Loves Pomelo - I have reviewed this scent right here and it is just an amazing scent.  Jo described it as being ‘Inspired by memories of summer holidays, fresh linen sheets and sparkling iced water, I surround myself with Pomelo wherever I go. To my joy, it’s the fragrance that makes people stop me in the street to ask what I’m wearing.’ The Pomelo is a large citrus fruit that looks and tastes similar to a grapefruit and when combined with Vetiver, which is quite earthy it creates an amazing scent. Put them together and you have this absolutely stunning fragrance which is citrussy sharp as well as being fresh and clean from the moment it leaves the bottle to a good 6-7 hours later when on the skin. 

Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes


Michael Kors White - I knew that I would never hate this scent purely because it has Jasmine as one of its heart notes and the full review can be found right here. I love the big chunky whiteness of the bottle and the scent itself is one of those where one spritz is enough to last the entire day. It is fresh when first spritzed with the Freesia being quite dominant but as it settles and you can detected Gardenia, which is a really lovely scent, this perfume becomes for me all about the tuberose (which is a flower) which is a lovely floral, sweet buttery scent.


Christmas Gift Guide - Perfumes

As someone who loves perfume, I am more than looking forward to all of the new releases in 2016.

If you had to choose a perfume to receive for Christmas, what would it be?

27 comments:

  1. I have wanted Black Opium for so long, as much because the bottle is beautiful. Maybe i'll treat myself in the new year! x

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  2. my fav and go to perfume is britany spears - mightnight fantasy. Im so picky when it comes to perfume i just dont look anymore. theres some really pretty bottles here tho

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  3. I recently received YSL black opium and Viktor and Rolf flowerbomb and I LOVE them x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  4. I want to try them all! They all sounds amazing - I have to admit to being a bit of a perfume lover. x

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  5. Black Opium is bloody amazing! :O haha i love the scent of it

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  6. I am yet to try any of these perfumes but I agree for presents you can never go wrong with a perfume as a gift. I my ghost my all time favourite

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  7. I'd go for black Opium. No idea what it smells like but the advertising worked on me. Haha

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  8. Years ago The Body Shop did this fantastic set of different scents and you could mix them to make your own. I wish they still did them. It was nice to be able to make a new scent daily.

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  9. I haven't ever tried any of these but the L'Occitane Pamplemousse Rhubarb sounds yummy :p

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  10. Funny enough I have literally just seen the black opium ad on TV and thought oo that looks interesting! I tend to like floral rosey scents though. How do you get Klout perks? I never have any :( xx

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  11. I love the sound of the L'Occtaine Pamplemousse Rhubarb, while I might not be brave enough for the perfume first trying it as a body wash range sounds amazing.

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  12. I'm so lazy when it comes to perfumes. I never know what's the new 'in' scent, what's new or, well anything! So clueless! You're the first blogger I've seen writing about perfume for Christmas too, and I really appreciate it x

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  13. My perfume is running out - I need to try some new ones

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  14. I just got a new perfume, but Black Opium looks great. I've never smelled a Michael Kors fragrance, but I will try it next time I am at shops.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  15. I would love to try them all, I love how amazing the bottles look - I think they are so creative with perfume packaging it's almost too nice to open!

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  16. Oh yes, I'm very excited about these too. I'm in need of a new scent so will be trying all of these out

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  17. I'm desperate to try Black Opium! I did some social media work for a company working with them but I never got to smell the actual product :'( Great list!

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  18. I would like to get my hands of this Lolita apple shape bottle, it looks super cute and I am sure it smells divine

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  19. Not tried any of these, I remember my mum having Opium though when I was little.

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  20. I love Black Opium and I'd love to try the Michael Kors White one day. I'm a perfume addict x

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  21. The YSL scent from this list is my favorite <3 It smells so good x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  22. Oh gosh ) i have bot heard of any of these! I may have treated myself to Armani Diamonds for Christmas ;) Kaz x

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  23. i am a sucker for a perfume!!! I was lucky to get that Si from Klout - wow, they were gorgeous - and buried away for "best", along with a couple of others!!
    I havent tried any of these, but theyre on my list!
    My go to - and i ALWAYS get compliments on it and im always mortified to admit what it is....is Lady Gaga. Its a really nice perfume!!! Dont knock it till you try it!! ;)
    Nice post, thank you!!
    Claire :)
    http://pennyforthemuk.com

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  24. You have chosen some fab fragrances here! I've wanted Black Opium for so long!

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  25. Ohh I used to love Opium, never tried that one though. Must have a sniff when I nip to Boots x

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  26. I loooove Black Opium, I'd be thrilled to receive that! The L'Occitane one sounds gorgeous too <3

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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