It’s not surprising to learn that 40% of the year’s fragrance sales are done during the month of December. Scents make wonderful gifts for him and her thanks to incredible holiday gift sets and discovery kits. We’ve handpicked eight items that we think are particularly special and would make thoughtful gifts for anyone on your list. (Okay, we might even treat ourselves to a few of these.)
Bvlgari Eau Parfumeé Au Thé Vert (green tea) 7-Piece Guest Set
This just might be the ultimate self-pampering set. Bvlgari’s Green Tea fragrance is a clean citrus-aromatic fragrance for her or him originally created by Master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena to relax and soothe guests at Bvlgari’s luxury resorts and spas. He skillfully blends notes of green tea, refreshing bergamot, beeswax, Bulgarian rose and sandalwood. The result is a calming, gentle scent.
The Guest Set: We love that Bvlgari created a special guest set to allow you to recreate the spa experience at home. This boxed set includes: Bvlgari’s Eau Parfumée Au Thé Vert (green tea fragrance) Eau de Cologne (75 ml), Shampoo (75 ml), Shower Gel (75 ml), Hair Conditioner (75 ml), Body Lotion (75 ml) two milled soaps and two refreshing towels. It all comes in a signature Bvlgari gift box.
Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.
Scent Style: light citrus-aromatic fragrance for her or him
Key ingredients: green tea, bergamot, coriander, orange blossom, mandarin, Jamaican pepper, cardamom, lemon, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, Bulgarian rose, oakmoss, tonka bean, cedar, sandalwood, amber, musk
Scent fact: Demand from guests at Bvlgari’s exclusive resorts was so overwhelming that the Roman luxury brand decided to offer it through prestige retailers. It remains a global bestseller.
Versace Eros Eau de Toilette 4-Piece Gift Set
This award-winning men’s scent is a safe bet for any guy on your gift list. It’s beloved around the world by men of all ages and backgrounds. The fresh, citrus-woody scent for him was created by master perfumer Aurelien Guichard who skillfully blends energizing mint oil, tart green apple and juicy Italian lemon with geranium flower, smooth woods and a hint of vanilla to warm the blend. It’s a global top 10 selling scent.
This four-piece gift set offers incredible value for money. You get the Eros EDT (100 ml), Deodorant Stick (75g), After Shave Balm (75 ml) and an Eros EDT travel spray (10 ml). It even comes in a signature Versace gift box with a print take from the fashion collection archives in Milan.
Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.
Scent Style: fresh, clean woody scent for him
Key ingredients: mint oil, green apple, Italian lemon, tonka, Venezuelan ambroxan, geranium flower, Atlas Cedar, Virginian cedar, Madagascar vanilla, oakmoss
Scent fact: “Eros is truly the DNA of the house of Versace,” says Donatella Versace. “We have a Greek motive making us think about ancient Greece, antiquities and mythology, while turquoise colour represents the Mediterranean. That is Versace!”
Mine Perfume Lab Sweet & Warm Fragrance 8-Piece Discovery Kit
Italian niche perfume brand Mine Perfume Lab blends some of the most interesting and intoxicating fragrances on the market today. Every order is handmade in Naples using classic Italian perfumery practices. This discovery kit is the perfect entry to the brand with some of the most popular scents. You’ll find a mix of citrus-spicy-woody compositions, coffee florals and even a smoky citrus-gourmand that is incredible. Perfect for anyone who loves to try new brands.
This 8-vial scent fragrance discovery kit contains: Vaniglia & Mou, Philosophigue, Marghile, Amber Café, Vanilla Smoke, Shamrock, Carnal Tuberose, Carme
Coach Wild Rose Eau de Parfum
Coach Wild Rose is a modern fruity-floral scent for her that blends crisp red currant and fresh bergamot citrus with delicate wild rose, jasmine and tonka bean. It’s bright and optimistic with a romantic character.
Scent Style: a modern fruity-floral scent for her
Key ingredients: Red currant, bergamot, wild rose, jasmine sambac, ambroxan, moss, tonka bean
Oscar de la Renta Signature Dusting Powder
Oscar de la Renta’s Signature scented dusting powder is a holiday favourite across Canada. It’s a bestseller during the month of December. The fine, silky powder leaves a light and transparent smoothness on the skin gently scented with the iconic floral fragrance for her.
Fragrance Description: Oscar de la Renta Signature is a floral-amber fragrance for her with a slightly sweet character. It features notes of rosemary, carnation, orange blossom, basil and gardenia. A hint of peach gives it a juicy kick.
Scent Style: a romantic floral-amber fragrance for her
Key ingredients: lavender, carnation, bergamot, rosemary, tuberose, ylang-ylang, iris, jasmine, orange blossom, basil, peach, gardenia, galbanum, clover, musk, amber, patchouli, sandalwood
How to use: Gently dust your decolletage with this silky perfumed powder.
Scent fact: This perfumed powder is an iconic beauty product beloved around the world.
Montblanc Legend Red Eau de Parfum
Montblanc Legend Red is the ideal fragrance for any guy on your list who loves sports cars. The energizing aromatic-woody scent comes in a sleek red bottle inspired by high-performance automobiles.
Fragrance Description: Montblanc Legend Red is an energizing aromatic-woody scent for him that blends notes of blood orange, sage and mahogany woods. The sage contributes a strongly aromatic character and balances the freshness of the orange and the masculinity of the woods.
Scent Style: an energizing aromatic-woody fragrance for him
Key ingredients: blood orange, sage, mahogany woods
How to use: Avoid storing your fragrances in direct sunlight or near a heat source. This will reduce their lifespans.
Scent fact: This fragrance celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Montblanc Legend fragrance. It remains a worldwide bestseller.
Atelier Versace Vanille Rouge Eau de Parfum
Atellier Versace is the new ultra-prestige fragrance collection by Donatella Versace. She’s taken the couture experience and translated it into fine perfumery using the highest-quality ingredients and partnering with the world’s top perfumers. The result is a collection of exquisite fragrances for her and him.
Fragrance Description: Atelier Versace Vanille Rouge is an amber-vanilla fragrance for women and men. What stands out about this exquisite fragrance is the quality of the vanilla. It’s rich and nuanced with sweet-dry facet. The sweet tones are perfectly balanced by the powdery musk accord.
Scent Style: a sophisticated amber-vanilla scent for her or hime
Key ingredients: Madagascar vanilla, praline, rose, almond, milk