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14th Dec 2023’s Fragrance gift guide: from cult classics to new releases & perfect stocking fillers

Sophie Collins


The gift of a new fragrance can be a tricky one to pull off, unless you know someone very well!

Knowing what notes they tend to gravitate towards or what their signature fragrance is can help. But if you’re totally out of your depth, there are some great options that are wildly popular right now.

So fear not, because we have listed some timeless classics and exciting new releases that are sure to captivate the senses and be a great addition to anyone’s collection.

1. Cult Classics:

Chloé (€73, 30ml)

Chloe fragrance

An intimate and sensual Eau de Parfum drawing on the classic rose, encapsulating the modern and timeless spirit of Chloé. This perfume is housed in a delicately pleated bottle, adorned with a hand-tied ribbon.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Collection (€67, 30ml) 

Transporting you to an optimistic, beautiful, and pure place, the Daisy Collection, including Daisy Love, Eau So Fresh, and Daisy Dream, embodies timeless charm with a whimsical twist in vintage-inspired bottles.

YSL Black Opium (€78, 30ml)


A true classic with a successor, Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray offers a journey from pink pepper and orange blossoms to a coffee and jasmine heart, concluding with a sweet base of vanilla, cedar, and patchouli.

2. Timeless Icons:

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (€77, 35ml)

Chanel fragrance

This option is described as the essence of a bold and free woman. T feminine amber-y fragrance exudes surprising freshness, capturing hearts with its strong personality.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle (€77, 30ml)

This bestseller captures the luminosity of Magnolia Essence, La Vie Est Belle is a gourmand yet elegant composition, an ode to natural beauty and joy, with iris, orange blossoms, and jasmine.

Prada Paradoxe (€78, 30ml)


This is a relatively new perfume on the market. The floral amber-y fragrance embraces iconic paradoxes and combines delicate Neroli, amber accords, and a unique musk molecule for an unforgettable depth.

3. Empowering Scents:

YSL Libre (€78, 30ml)


Paying tribute to freedom, Libre empowers like ocean waves crashing against the shore. Since 1961, YSL authenticity dresses fierce, bold, and unapologetic women, bestowing strength and fire in their souls.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid (€122, 50ml)

Tom Ford

A warm, enveloping scent blending Italian Bergamot, Honey, and Black Orchid accord, Velvet Orchid exudes sophistication, housed in a modern interpretation of 1920s and 1930s architecture.

4. New Releases to Discover:

Burberry Goddess (€77, 30ml)

Unveiling a unique aromatic fragrance led by distinct vanillas, Burberry Goddess offers a powerful and distinctive olfactory experience.

Chloé Eau de Parfum Lumineuse (€76, 30ml)

Chloe fragrance

Inspired by a freshly-picked rose gilded by sunlight, Chloé Lumineuse mingles rose, Sambac jasmine, and vanilla for a solar bouquet.

Gucci Gorgeous Magnolia (€79, 30ml)


Filled with unexpected yet complementary notes, Gucci’s Gorgeous Magnolia features Magnolia Alba, Dewberries Accord, Patchouli Essence, Blond Woods, Coconut Accord, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, and Musks.

Vera Wang Rock Princess (€65, 100ml)

Vera Wang

Vera Wang Rock Princess is a rebellious yet sweet fragrance with succulent peach, night-blooming jasmine, and warm vanilla, embodying a Rockstar attitude.

5. Stocking Stuffers:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Drops (€30)


These are the perfect stocking stuffer for the perfume-lover, these tiny capsules contain a single dose of Marc Jacobs perfume, available in a convenient tin of 30 gel-like compositions, ensuring long-lasting fragrance wherever you go.

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