Welcome to the fourth post in my 2014 holiday gift guide series. I always believe — and I am sure that you all will agree when I say that when it comes to choosing the best fragrance the best and probably the only way to know if it's a good one is by putting your nose into work. But trust me, sniffing dozens of perfume will just make choosing which one you really like a lot harder so before heading to your local mall it is better to have a plan in mind. Consider this post as your guide to the season's hottest and most popular fragrances — the perfect holiday gifts.
Previous gift guides: grooming gifts for the man of your life / best $15 and under beauty products / vegan-friendly beauty products under $50
Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau de Parfum ($.90.00) - Dahlia Noir is a feminine and mysterious name referring to a flower that does not exist: the paradoxical black dahlia. Structured and rigorous, yet feminine and soft, the dahlia epitomizes Givenchy’s style. The fragrance, created by François Demachy and Riccardo Tisci, has a distinctive personality, yet is reminiscent of a tradition of beauty and femininity.
LaVanilla Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance ($58.00) - Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. This fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time.
Tory Burch Rollerball Cracker ($25.00) - The first fragrance from Tory Burch captures classic elements in unexpected ways: feminine and tomboy, easy and polished. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored by earthy vetiver for a bright and complex mix — in a superchic rollerball.
My Burberry Gift Set ($115.00) - Inspired by the iconic trench coat and its heritage of British design and craftsmanship, My Burberry captures the fragrance of a London garden after the rain. Top notes of sweet pea and bergamot fuse with a geranium, golden quince, and freesia heart, rounded out with a base of patchouli and rain-tipped damask and centifolia roses.
Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette ($75.00) - Created for an irresistibly charming and flirtatious woman, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet embodies the couture spirit of Dior in a sparkling and sensual essence. Unfurling a delicate blend of Sicilian orange essence to reveal a tender floral heart, the fragrance unveils notes of pink peony and Damascus rose. As a finishing touch, white musks softly envelop this light and sensual floral bouquet.
Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Rollerball Trio ($45.00) - Enter the world of Daisy: fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence. The heart of Daisy is floral with vintage edge of violet. Sophisticated, with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, timeless flavor of Marc Jacobs' groundbreaking feminine designs. Always elegant, always enchanting — but not too serious — Daisy is a sparkling floral bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy & Viva La Juicy Noir Rollerball Duo ($25.00) - The Viva La Juicy girl never turns down a glass of champagne or the chance to get into the tiniest bit of trouble. Viva La Juicy combines delicious wild berries with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine. Viva La Juicy Noir embodies the Juicy woman who is dangerous in a good way. She likes her eyes smoky and her lips rouge. Unapologetic, she takes risks and gets rewarded.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($80.00)- This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli.
Sephora Favorites Spray of Sunshine Fragrance Sampler For Her ($25.00) - A sample of Sephora’s most popular women’s scents, each one enchanting, stylish, and luxurious. Inside this box, you’ll find samples of six of our most sought-after women’s fragrances. Choose your favorite, and then take the included scent certificate to any US Sephora store* to redeem it for a rollerball of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost.
Dolce & Gabbana Desire ($79.00) - Desire by Dolce & Gabbana is a deeply feminine fragrance that illuminates everyday moments into something special. A blend of luxurious ingredients as potent and captivating as the emotion of desire itself leads us on a journey of opulent seduction.
All the products mentioned in this post are currently available at Sephora
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