Christmas Gift Guide #3 – Fragrances for her.

by Juliette

Hello everyone.

This is my third ‘Christmas Gift Guide‘ and I thought I’ll focus on fragrances for women in this guide. Just to give you a heads up, I am quite picky and particular about fragrances, so… What can I recommend fragrance wise?

Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto, Gift Set.


This is the latest YSL female fragrance and I have to say I am quite impressed. Tried it out a a counter and I couldn’t stop smelling my hand. It started quite sweet, actually a little too sweet for my taste but then turned into a warmer, grown up fragrance and I would actually love to get myself a bottle.

Whilst the fragrance is available to purchase in three different size bottles, the gift set is actually very nice. I don’t care much for the metallic pouch you get in it but the the 10ml travel spray is a nice bonus added to the 50ml (middle size) eau de parfum bottle, one bottle on the dressing table or in the bathroom and another in your hand bag, perfection. The set retails for £60 but Debenhams has it discounted at the moment, as low as £51.

L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc – Eau de Toilette.


I’ve written a short article about this fragrance, but in short, it’s a classic, it smells of blackberry and musk and it is a great scent for autumn and winter. £78/100ml here.

Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules.


I have never smelt this fragrance but I have read and heard about it so much that I just can’t wait to get my hands on a bottle and try it myself. The fragrance apparently smells different on everyone and I’ve only read raves about it. I think this is a perfect present as it is still a relatively unknown product and it basically fits everyone. £64/100ml, here.

DIOR Dolce Vita – Eau de Toilette.


This is my favourite fragrance of all time. I rather like the fact that it’s not a very popular fragrance as I like being the only one wearing it but this sadly means it never comes in a gift set. From £38, here.

There you have it, my fragrance recommendations for Christmas 2012. Have you tried any of these fragrances?