Perfumes are the best gifts one can give to anyone. Whether it’s one’s dad or husband or friend, perfume can be presented to them on several occasions.
Speaking of the Best Perfumes for women, the world’s first recorded chemist is considered a woman named Tapputi, a perfume maker mentioned in a cuneiform tablet from the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia. She distilled flowers, oil and calamus with other aromatics, then filtered and put them back in the still several times.
When on the hunt for the perfect scent, it’s hard to judge what will suit just by taking a sniff from the bottle.
A good fragrance should have a balance of complimentary scents, longevity and one that matches your personality. Essential oils deliver more than synthetics in terms of longevity and balance.
If you’re not sure what sort of scent you or the intended recipient of the perfume, likes, scent types or “families” can provide some guidance. With men’s as well as women’s fragrances, the buzzwords to look out for are floral, fresh, fruity, citrus, oriental, woody and spicy.
Lisa Shackley, Givenchy Beauty Expert tell us:
“It’s important not to wear perfume or scented body products when shopping for a new fragrance as this can alter the development of the chosen scent.”
“Always try the fragrance on the skin to see how it develops and how it ultimately matches your personality. I wouldn’t recommend trying more than three to four different scents at one time.”
Ghost intended for this fragrance to emanate the image of fledging love. Infusing blends of fresh mint and lemon with subtle floral scents, Ghost have made sure the sweetness and the excitement is there. White flowers make up the heart; a woody base brings it down to earth; and there’s a powdery, almost talc-like impression as it dries down. The common word is that the scent is a little spontaneous, but Sweetheart manages a wide appeal all the same, making it the perfect gift for tricky-to-buy-for young ladies.
50 ml of the Ghost Sweetheart is available for 36 Euros.
La Vie Est Belle’s delightfully feminine bottle, with its delicate gauze accents and pink hue, is just as sweet as its contents. With iris, jasmine and orange blossom at its heart; juicy pear and blackcurrant at the top; tonks and patchouli at the base, this is an unshamedly girly perfume for day or evening wear. It may be too sickly for some, but for lovers of gourmand and sweet scents, it’s certain to be a winner.
La Vie Est Belle is Available at 103.27 Euros for 50 ml.
8.) Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau De Parfum
Never has a perfume been named so aptly. Everything from Decadence’s emerald green glass and tactile python cap to its sensual and exotic aromas has been intended as a heady luxurious treat. Marc Jacobs have infused some unusual notes – orris, plum, saffron and papyrus woods, to name a few – making for devilishly grown-up fragrance that’s perfect for evening wear. It’s popularity among reviewers is undoubted and with its instagram-worthy design, it’s a great gift for romantic partners (or for keeping for yourself).
A 100 ml of the Decadence by Marc Jacobs is available at 38.95 Euros.
Beautiful is a time-honoured classic and a little wonder. Upon application, the scent is apparently light and floral. Estee Lauder then intend for the heady rose and lily to eventualy soften out into jasmin and ylangylang before warming to a rich, woody base of sandalwood and vetiver. Reviewers have noticed that, once on, it stays put, making it a delightful, long-lasting fragrance for day time. A fabulous gift for mums for christmas, or just because.
75 ml of the Estee Lauder Beautiful is available at 63.95 Euros.
Kenzo World is like bottled joy. It’s a light, jubilant scent that’s got base notes of peonies but a dominant scent of pear. An ideal summer scent that requires topping up throughout the day.
50 ml of Kenzo World is available at 46.29 Euros.
What you imagine spritzingliquid gold would be like, the StorieVeneziane is a fragrance with tonnes of character; you’ll be surprised with the robust citrus notes that aren’t remotely cloying.
The result of one spritz is sophisticated and long-lasting, though we’d recommend you use it sparingly. The bottle is designed to be a work of art, as much as the potion inside. With its glass blown jewel face and fine, Italian leather lid safe to say this one’s a #Shelfie!
A 100ml of the StorieVenezianne by Valmont – Alessandrite is available at 390 Euros.
Acqua Di Parma has cultivated its unique style by creating a collection of iconic perfumes and colognes symbolizing the Italian luxury since 1916. Reminiscent of the rolling hills of Tuscany, Acqua di Parma have bottled the smell of summer in an invigorating and enticing scent. It will keep you smelling fresh for a good nine hours or so too.
75 ml of Acqua Di Parma is available at 79 Euros today.
A bright and breezy scent reminiscent of long summer days. Eau de Givenchy is a perfect harmony of citrus and floral scents the perfect refreshing pick-me-up. If you want something feminine that dances between floral and fruity, this is a great option.
Inspired by the South of France, Eau de Givenchy captures the smoothness of orange blossoms disclosed by the zesty citrus orchards and only subverted by comforting musks. A moment of freshness suspended in time that feels like it could last forever.
Today, it’s available at nearly 52.24 Euros for a 100ml.
Cartier’s La Panthere is sophisticated and indulgent, a perfect cocktail for evenings out. It’s a bold fragrance with detectable notes of musk and nuances of fruity flavours. Use sparingly, one spritz and you’re set for the day – or night!
It is available least at 90 Euros.
1.) Jo Loves Pomelo
A scent so good you’ll want to spritz twice, or even three times for that matter. It’s delicate and citrus-y without being sickly, formulated with warmer undertones. As Jo Malone’s first comeback under Jo Loves it’s clear she’s brought along her A-game. A safe scent perfect for you or perfect to gift. Jo Loves, we love.
It’s a vibrant and energising perfume that will send your head spinning back to days on the beach and summer mornings. Its breezy citrus notes are endlessly refreshing and announce your presence in a lively joyful way.
The scent of fresh grass is the perfect way to welcome in the warmer months and bring back memories of holidays during the colder ones.
Grapefruit aromas add a depth and richness to this scent without weighing it down, and vetiver adds a hint of forest, fields and an alluring natural complexity.
A clean cut, elegant fragrance that can be worn anywhere, this charismatic scent makes a wonderful gift for a loved one – or treat yourself.
The price for a 100ml is about 115 Euros.