PoP: Holiday Fragrance Gift Picks 2010

Mimi ON Nov 29, 2010 AT 12:25 pm

Katie Puckrik

Katie Puckrik: Photographer Martin Shaw

By Katie Puckrik

Overwhelmed at the mall? Blanking on holiday gift ideas? Let your Fumey Godmother (err, that’ll be me) suggest ways to make sure that everyone in your life smells as good as you do. (I know, not humanly possible, but let’s aim high.)

For Mum:

Prada L’Eau Ambrée - amber as elegant and pretty as a silk chiffon scarf.

£47.50 for 50ml, www.debenhams.com

Stella McCartney Stella - sheer, woody rose.

Prada L'Eau Ambree

Prada L'Eau Ambree

£35 for the gift set, www.boots.com

For Dad:

Guerlain Vetiver - fresh, grassy and spicy.

£38 for 75ml, www.houseoffraser.co.uk  - cool rubber and hot vanilla smoke.

Bulgari Black

£30.47 for 75ml, www.amazon.co.uk

Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Toilette

Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Toilette

For Your Girlfriend/ Wife:

Narciso Rodriguez for Her eau de parfum – irresistible femininity conveyed by a kiss of orange blossom and a nuzzle of musk. Sexy, but refined.

£53.54 for 50ml, www.amazon.co.uk

Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess - soft, clean musk.


For Your Boyfriend or Husband:

Hermes Terre d’Hermes parfum - fruit and florals grounded by rocks and woods. Rugged, with brains.
£67 for 100ml, www.uk.hermes.com

Fresh Cannabis Santal - rich patchouli, sweet chocolate, fruity plums and sensual musk.


Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming Purse Bullet Concentrated Oil

Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming Purse Bullet Concentrated Oil

For Teenage Girl:

Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming purse bullet - tender rose, tangy berries, a wisp of musk. Happy and girly!

£69 for 4x4ml concentrated oils, www.escentual.com

Kat Von D Sinner rollerball – caramel-tinged rose patchouli.

For A Teenage Guy:

Hanae Mori HM - lemon, lavender, jasmine, chocolate, cedarwood. Sounds crazy, smells good.

Jovan White Musk for Men - crisp, fruity musk.

£8.09 for 88ml www.amazon.co.uk

Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady

Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady

Niche Showboating:

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady – billowing clouds of rose, spice, blackcurrant, patchouli, incense and musk. A Guerlain Nahéma for the new century.


By Killian Pure Oud - slightly charred woods and slightly dirty animals. The smoothest oud out there, and the most decadent layering fragrance…ever!

295€ for 50ml refillable spray, www.bykilian.com (ships to UK)

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