The best women’s perfumes to gift this Christmas

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You can never go wrong with gifting perfume for Christmas. From floral aromas to tangerine notes, here’s our selection of women’s perfumes to suit all budgets.

Purchasing perfume can be costly, with popular options like Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium and Chanel No. 5 coming in at around £155 (150ml) and £136 (100ml) respectively. And while the luxury labels will forever boast hefty price tags, we’ve rounded up a range of perfumes to suit all budgets. They’re sure to make the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas.

£50 and under
Tommy Girl

If you’re looking for a floral perfume that’s great for everyday use, Tommy Girl is the ideal option. The scent opens with an energising blend of spearmint and bergamot, with middle notes of jasmine and rose. It’s light yet powerful and lasts all day, but you can easily pop the 50ml bottle into your bag for extra top ups. £49 for 50ml.

Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk

The Replica range of perfume is based on life’s special moments — think walks on the beach or cosy evenings by the fire. Boasting a summery blend of lemon, coconut milk and ylang ylang, the Replica Beach Walk Eau de Toilette is our pick of the bunch. The fragrances are handily available in both 100ml and 30ml sizes. £58 for 30ml.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush

A top choice for the gourmand girlies, this luxurious body mist has been designed to transport those who wear it to the luscious coast of Rio. And whilst some body mists dissapear after just a few hours, this one has staying power, and when applied liberally, will last you all day. Enjoy warming notes of pistachio and almond, and base notes of sandal wood and salted caramel – you’ll truly smell good enough to eat. Layer over the brand’s cult Bum Bum cream for a super rich scent.


£100 and under
Gucci Memoire Eau de Parfum

Both eccentric and sensual, Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur has taken gender out of the equation and created a scent that’s wearable for all. Crafted by fragrance connoisseur Alberto Morillas, who was determined to create a scent that transcended gender due to its individuality, Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur is defined by Roman chamomile, with added notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and vanilla for a light and airy yet intoxicating scent.

Santorini Eau de Parfum, Martin Martin

Embark on a fragrant voyage to the picturesque Greek island of Santorini with this fresh, unisex scent. It’s unique blend of citrus and ozonic notes combined with base notes of moss, musk and ambergris captures the allure of the Mediterranean waters. If you’re looking for a scent to transport you and those around you to the idyllic island, this is sure to be it. £68 for 100ml.

Ellie Saab Elixir

This fragrance was imagined as the love potion of a ‘powerful, deeply sensual and magnetic woman’. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to try this blend of mandarin and neroli essence, with notes of iris and base notes of amber woods and myrrh. Just as intricately designed as the scent itself, the bottle is sphere-shaped and has a golden, engraved cap that’s sure to elevate any dressing table. £95 for 100ml.

Barbour Coastal for Her

Another scent for lovers of luxury is the Barbour Coastal for Her. Released earlier this year, the fragrance boasts a warm combination of citrus and spice, making it the ideal addition to your Christmas day get-up. Presented in a beautiful waxed, flask-shaped bottle, with a strip of genuine Barbour tartan, the scent makes a gorgeous gift this Christmas. £76 for 100ml.

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Ron Dorff Discipline Sport His for Her

There’s something about the scent of your boyfriend’s cologne. This intoxicating scent from Ron Dorff perfectly encapsulates everything you love about aftershave, with vibrant top notes of bergamot, watermint, mandarin and cedrat, and middle notes of juniper, Swedish spruce and violet. A fresh, manly scent that will last you throughout the day, this is the perfect scent for both him and her. £59.25 for 1ooml.


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£200 and under

It’s a well-known fact among celebrities that Rihanna smells great. Follow in her footsteps with the Fenty perfume from Rihanna’s own cosmetic line and enjoy notes of magnolia, musk, tangerine and Bulgarian rose. Spritz liberally for a beautiful scent that lasts all day. £125 for 75ml.

Ellis Brooklyn Florist

Sick of your perfume fading away by midday? This potent blend by Ellis Brooklyn is decadent, beautiful and long-lasting. The cruelty-free and vegan fragrance has notes of tuberose petals, golden gardenia, jasmine sambac and honeysuckle at its heart, with top notes of Italian bergamot and lily of the valley. Due to its strength, it’ll be sure to last you until next Christmas — when you’ll inevitably ask for a top up. £110 for 50ml.

Byredo Gypsy Water

Byredo is a firm favourite amongst fragrance connoisseurs, often at the top of the top of lists for the best perfumes for women. It’s scents are intoxicating and unique, and it doesn’t hurt that the bottles will make a great addition to your perfume cabinet, too. Gypsy Water, one of the brand’s best sellers and an it-girl favourite, is a gender-neutral scent crafted from raw ingredients. Opening with top notes of pine needle and sandalwood, and deepened with hints of vanilla and bergamot, the scent is earthy yet feminine, and is sure to get you lots of compliments.

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