The Best Fragrances for Christmas
How has Christmas crept up on us again? It seems like only yesterday we were packing away our winter woolies, and welcoming Spring, and here we are heading through December, and the festive gift buying season. We know this time of year can be hectic for most of us, so we’ve taken some of the hard work out of finding the perfect fragrance gifts for the favourite man or women in your life this Christmas. These are our picks of the most “giftable” new fragrances in Australia for your mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, granddaughter, grandson, or even yourself. After all, don’t we all deserve a little spoiling at this time of year?
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Xmas Collector
Each year, Jean Paul Gaultier launches Christmas Collector limited editions of his best-selling signature fragrances. This year, the fragrance for women – Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is dressed in a Christmas dress, and packaged in a gorgeous festive snow globe – so perfect for gifting (or keeping). The floral/oriental fragrance contains notes of Orange Blossom blended with Ginger. The scent of Rice Powder is twisted with a caress of Vanilla for a sensual, feminine scent. I want one now! Eau de Toilette 100ml RRP $158.00.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Xmas Collector
In keeping with the female counterpart, the limited edition Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Xmas Collector is wearing a fabulous festive sweater, and is housed inside a gorgeous snow globe, which when tilted, drizzles the bottle in flakes. A gorgeous gift any man would love to receive (but can you bear to give it away…..)? The oriental fougere fragrance contains notes of uplifting Fresh Mint, delicious Soft Lavender and decadent Sweet Vanilla. Eau de Toilette 125ml RRP $129.00.
Goldfield & Banks Pacific Rock Moss
The Goldfield and Bands fragrance collection embraces the Australian landscape, with the only collection of fine fragrances to use native Australian ingredients (in fact the brand’s name pays homage to botanist Joseph Banks). The scents are all unisex, and use unique essences, woods, oils, and flora found in Australia. We love the cult favourite Pacific Rock Moss, with it’s origin inspired by the NSW South Coast. The Cedarwood notes give this fragrance a sturdy base on which to reveal an uplifting fresh, sea spray scent. Perfume Concentrate – Natural Spray 100ml RRP $229.00. PS, we must say, the newly released limited production Southern Bloom, with the Tasmanian Bruny Island Boronia flower, is fast becoming another favourite.
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Limited Edition Cologne
Those in the know know Jo Malone London make the most exquisitely wearable colognes, inspired by the gorgeous English countryside. The Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne is one of our favourite fragrances, with its aroma of the crisp freshness of just-ripe pears, enveloped in a bouquet of fragrant white freesias, so we were super excited to see it is available as a limited edition Christmas fragrance. Packaged in a festive gold glitter bottle, it’s something we’ll want to keep on our dresser for the long term, so we might just pick up two! English Pear & Freesia Limited Edition Cologne 100ml RRP $198.00.
Sisley Paris Collector’s Edition Eau du Soir Tiger Walk
Feline lovers, and lovers of the refined, timeless elegance that is Sisley Paris Eau du Soir Eau de Parfum, will want to receive the Sisley Paris Collector’s Edition Eau du Soir Tiger Walk Eau de Parfum. The fresh citrus and sensual floral and chypre notes of the fragrance combine with warm amber and musk notes to create the alluring feminine fragrance. Housed in a striking black and gold bottle, decorated with two-tone leopard spots, and topped with the signature gold stopper, the Collector’s Edition bottle is both elegant and mysterious. Get in quickly for this one – stocks are limited. Eau de Parfum 100ml RRP $350.00.
The Body Shop Shimmer Mist
The ideal gift for your tween, teen, or early 20-something daughter/granddaughter is the gorgeous The Body Shop Simmer Mist. Lightly scented, and wonderfully shimmery, this delightful fragrance is available in three Christmas scents – Peppermint Candy Cane, Berry Bon Bon (pictured), and the delectable Vanilla Marshmallow. Best of all, if your giftee is a nature or animal lover (which teenage girl isn’t??), this gift helps to fund the protection and re-wilding of the Wye Valley in England and the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, home to threatened Caucasus Leopard. Shimmer Mist 100ml RRP $25.00.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Collector Edition
It’s good to know you’re on Santa’s “nice” list, and if this is you, you might as well own it with the Carolina Herrera Good Girl Collector Edition. Based on the contradictions of good and bad, light and dark, Good Girl is born of the beautiful contradictions and the ever-present duality of modern women and modern life. The sweet, alluring qualities of Jasmine give Good Girl its brightness and femininity, whilst notes of rich Cocoa and intoxicating Tonka hint at a mysterious dark side. It is fitting that the Collector Edition fragrance is housed in a glittering version of the original smoky midnight blue glass with a thin gold heel – after all, it was Carolina Herrera de Báez, brand founder herself who said “Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world.” Good Girl Eau de Parfum Collector Edition 80ml RRP $195.00.
Tiffany & Co Holiday Edition EDP
One of our favourite launches of 2017 was the first fragrance from the house of Tiffany – Tiffany & Co EDP – a stunning modern feminine floral. So it’s no surprise the Tiffany & Co Holiday Edition EDP is at the top of our Christmas wish list. Featuring the classic notes of Vert de Mandarine, precious Iris flower, and Patchouli and Musk, the scents combine to create a truly radiant and modern fragrance.The Holiday Edition Eau de Parfum is available in the iconic Tiffany Blue Box, adorned in an elegant festive silver case – a must-have for the luxe lover. Limited Edition Holiday Collection EDP 50ml RRP $175.00.
Mmmmm – there are so many gorgeous fragrances here, that it might be hard to pick just one. I might have to extend my wish list. What about you – do any of these fragrances make your wish list? Let us know in the comments below.