Christmas is fast approaching, and if you haven’t yet thought about treating yourself (or treating that special person in your life), it could be time to start thinking about it. There are some exceptional perfumes available this year, many from top brands that you will already know, and perhaps some from brands that will be new to you.
We’ve compiled a list of the best women’s perfumes for Christmas 2019. Take a look below.
Mémoire d’une Odeur by Gucci is a scent that has been heralded as a universal scent that transcends gender. Inspired by the night sky and Giotto’s frescoes, Mémoire d’une Odeur is all about exploring the power of memory and stimulating our olfactory senses.
This parfum includes top notes of Roman Chamomile – grown around Rome terraced gardens since the 16th and 17th centuries and now used in perfumery for the first time.
Heart notes combine Indian Coral Jasmine – a note exclusive to Gucci – and Musks, while base notes add Vanilla, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood.
Libre by Yves Saint Laurent is a new fragrance of freedom and makes a statement for women who like to live by their own rules. This is a scent for women who know who they are and are proud to be themselves.This fragrance comes in a stunningly contoured bottle that is reminiscent of the iconic YSL style.
This is a reinvention of the classic floral perfume and includes notes of Lavender Essence and Moroccan Orange Blossom for a unique floral combination. This exciting floral fusion is complemented by a note of Musk Accord.
Paris-Riviera Les Eaux de Chanel by Chanel is a fresh, heavenly fragrance evoking the nonchalant charm of the French Riviera – the location of where Gabrielle Chanel built her villa, La Pausa.
Paris-Riviera combines the sweet and tangy freshness of the Sicilian Orange, with the gentle, honeyed scent of Neroli (from the blossom of the orange tree), resulting in a bright and joyful floral fragrance.
The bottle design continues the tradition of Chanel’s fragrances – it is simple, cleanly cut, and timelessly elegant.
Perfectly suited for every day or a night out, Marc Jacobs’ Eau So Decadent is a new way to indulge. This fragrance is fun, flirty and incredibly feminine, and captures the desire a woman feels to be free and enjoy life.
The bottle reflects this fun-loving nature as well – inspired by Marc Jacobs’ iconic handbags, the Decadence bottle design is the pure embodiment of high fashion.
This is a sweet and romantic fragrance with top notes of nashi pear, blackcurrant, and green ivy. Heart notes include pink lily of the valley, magnolia, and jasmine, while base notes combine white amber, cashmere woods, and raspberry gloss.
Rolling in Love by Kilian is a new fragrance that evokes glamor, indulgence, and elegance. Rolling in Love captures the feeling of being so in love that you can practically feel it ‘under your skin.’ Taking this new fragrance in a different direction than his previous perfumes, Kilian set out to specifically target one emotion: that of all-consuming love.
Rolling in Love is a ‘white’ scent that layers different textures and includes notes of ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris, and musk. The fragrance also includes hints of floral notes, from rose to orange blossom, to gardenia.
All of this combines to create an intoxicating fragrance for consumers, and despite its heavier price tag, reviews appear overwhelmingly positive for this unique and breathtaking fragrance.
Coromandel is the new spirited oriental fragrance by Chanel and pays homage to creator Gabrielle Chanel, who was known to be an avid collector of Chinese Coromandel lacquered screens (room dividers). Fragrance notes are balsamic, warm, and woody, with hints of patchouli, making Coromandel a delicious winter scent that is perfect for Christmas.
Just like Chanel’s Paris-Riviera, Coromandel’s bottle stays true to the classic Chanel bottle style. All of Chanel’s perfumes are endlessly elegant, and Coromandel exemplifies this with matured, effortless grace. The parfum has a deeper scent and is longer lasting than Chanel’s Eau de Toilettes, making the higher price tag justifiable.
Prada La Femme is a fragrance that celebrates women, telling the story of the Prada woman as not having one side, but having many. La Femme is a strong and powerful scent, giving off sultry and almost oriental qualities. True to its name, La Femme Prada Intense is a fragrance that accentuates the many different sides of the Prada woman, offering a reminder of her gentle strength of character. After all, a woman can be both gentle and strong and does not need to sacrifice one for the other.
Notes of tuberose, ylang-ylang, and patchouli are at the heart of La Femme Prada Intense’s composition. Other complimentary notes include vanilla, iris, orange blossom, jasmin sambac, and frangipani.
Fever by Jimmy Choo is rich but sweet. It is marketed as the ultimate scent for an effortlessly seductive woman who is in charge of her own destiny. Fever is very much a deep, fruity fragrance, and includes top notes of black plum nectar, lychee, and grapefruit.
Heart notes of heliotrope, vanilla orchid and jasmine complement this delicious scent, while base notes of roasted tonka bean, benzoin and sandalwood offer a deeper, musky foundation. The bottle and box are cute and playful, while also suggesting a seductive quality.
My Burberry Blush is a fruity, floral fragrance with a twist. It aims to capture the scent of blossoming flowers, with an added pop of energy. My Burberry Blush includes notes of delicate rose petals, with the added crispness of apple. Jasmine and wisteria round off the scent for a feminine touch.
You can even add an engraved personalization for free on the Burberry website to make Burberry Blush a memorable gift for someone special this Christmas.
Tonka 25 by Le Labo is a unique fragrance and is marketed as an addictive and dark fragrance. It features woody notes with also a bit of sweetness and is complemented by vanilla, orange flower, and musks.
The packaging is simple and has almost a medicinal look to it. Le Labo is certainly straying from the way perfumes have traditionally been marketed to women, and Tonka 25 is worth trying out. If you haven’t tried a Le Labo fragrance before, they offer small trial sizes so you can get to know their scents.
As women, we evolve and grow over time, and our perfume choices can be a way to reflect these changes, and explore who we are.
2019 has certainly been a great year for creating some stunning scents. With a new year just around the corner, this is an excellent time to evaluate your signature scent and maybe even change things up.