NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2019: Scent-sational

Need some help picking the crème de la crème from the myriad of perfume sets and limited edition goodies out there? Nothing beats the standard gift of a winning holiday fragrance box set — and these smell nice. Ahead, a roundup of fragrance gift sets to give your loved ones this holiday — from cult beauty brands to luxury house classics — that looks as good as it smells. 

1. GUCCI BLOOM AMBROSIA DI FIORI, $235

Available at TANGS

The hottest fragrance at the moment: Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori. Made with an intense floral scent of tuberose and Chinese honeysuckle, the latest addition to Gucci is one that more sweet, rich and dense smelling than its predecessors.

2. CHANEL N°5 HOLIDAY EDP

Available at CHANEL counters

Perfectly illustrating what the holidays should be like, Chanel brings in one of their most coveted fragrances of the house in this beautiful coffret that features a more festive and attractive look that’s totally apt for the season. There are three variations of coffrets to choose from — but it goes without saying that we have our eyes on Chanel N° 5 L’Eau — need we say more?

3. ARMANI BEAUTY SI PASSIONE RED MAESTRO EDP, $175

Available at TANGS

Looking to update that perfume wardrobe of yours? Consider one that evokes feelings of flirtation and passion. Think — top notes of blackcurrant and pink pepper, middle notes of jasmine, accompanied with vanilla and musk accords for a scent that’s sultry and provocative.

4. TIFFANY & LOVE FOR HIM, $170

Available at Sephora

If this is what love smells like, we’re swooning. An ode to modern love, Tiffany & Love For Him is a citrus aromatic fragrance for men with a vibrant woody note that unites the two scents (read: Tiffany & Love For Her) — which honours the literal translations of how opposites attract. An enviable fragrance that’s been widely sought after this season, these fragrances make the perfect balance between the two poles of masculinity and femininity. 

5. LOEWE 001 WOMAN EDP, $119

Available at Sephora.sg

It’s fresh. It’s fruity. It’s feminine. It’s literally one of those fragrances that embody half of the world’s population. Packaged in sleek, minimalist bottles, this refined fragrance by LOEWE takes the title of the perfect everyday scent that’s easy to pull off no matter the occasion. 

 

6. ROCHAS MADEMOISELLE EDT, $132 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Robinsons

Bearing notes of blackcurrant, honeysuckle, cedarwood, and white musk, the Mademoiselle EDT pulls us in effortlessly with mischievous accents without being overbearing. A sparkling and refreshing chapter that brings a new take on fruity-floral blends that highlights a more playful, charming and amusing facet that’s sure to get you hooked at first whiff.

7. COACH FLORAL BLUSH EDP, $109

Available at Sephora

A summertime refresh from your usual spring edits? This scent might just pique your interest. Sweet, refreshing and playful, this feminine fragrance by Coach literally embodies everything the season stands for. The fragrance opens with a sprightly burst of Goji Berries and delicious Grapefruit, a soft bed of Velvety Peonies enhanced by Sparkling Peach at the centre, and finally left with the lingering White Woods and Musky base for a sophisticated finish.

8. PACO RABANNE PURE XS SET, $166 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Sephora 

Intricate and exotic — Paco Rabanne’s Pure XS for Her is a number that’s sure to turn heads at first whiff. This floral-oriental sillage is mixed with a blend of popcorn and ylang-ylang for a scent that’s captivating and alluring — you’ll be winning the hearts of many in no time.

9. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SIGNORINA RIBELLE EDP, $158

Available at TANGS

Inspired by the modern and fearless young woman, the Signorina Ribelle is one that encompasses a scent that’s fierce, yet graceful and romantic. Update your perfume wardrobe with this new olfactory that comes with an aroma that’s sweet yet not cloying blend that’s floral and citrusy —  making it the perfect go-to option for those fabulous nights out with your girlfriends as you chill out with your favourite nightcap. 

10. BVLGARI ROSE GOLDEA XMAS 2019 KIT, $175

Available at Robinsons

“I don’t like the smell of roses,” said no one ever. Combing radiant rose and sophisticated musks, this number by Bvlgari evokes feelings of passion, seduction and impassioned love.

11. BURBERRY HER EDP FRAGRANCE GIFT SET, $208

Available at Sephora

Inspired by the archival design of Burberry’s original EDO, Burberrys For Men, the Burberry Her fragrance is housed in a transparent, light pink bottle that imitates the silhouette of a whiskey flask. Apart from its iconic design, the scent boasts top notes of red and dark berries – blackcurrant and raspberry, with heart notes of jasmine and violet, featuring base notes of dry amber and musky accords, making it a signature scent that everyone can recognise in a whiff.

 

12. DIPTYQUE DO SON LIMITED EDITION SET, $185

Available at Escentials.com

Forget about stressing over gift-giving. When in doubt, get all of ’em — just like this set by Diptyque. Eau de toilette, shower oil, solid perfume and perfume patch, you name it!

13. CHLOE SIGNATURE EDP + BODY LOTION COFFRET SET, $187

Available at Sephora

A cult classic that will never die out? Enter Chloe’s Signaature EDP. This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose for the ultimate scent for the modern day women who’s chic and feminine. Besides that, the coffret set also comes with a body lotion of which you can slather yourself in to give your body all TLC it truly deserves.

14. JO MALONE LONDON HOUSE, $268.80

Available at Ishopchangi.com

Perfume connoisseurs, this one’s for you. For a true luxury fragrance experience at the heart, Jo Malone London has launched its own set of fragrances this holiday for you to indulge in. Housing five of its signature Home scents, the set features a Lino Nel Vento Linen Spray, Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Wash, English Pear & Freesia Room Spray, Lime Basil & Mandarin Travel Candle and Pomegranate Noir Travel Candle.

15. ACQUA DI PARMA COLONIA CHRISTMAS SET, $150

Available at Selfridges

Refreshing Sicilian citrus swirls with gentle lavender and damask rose, before topping it off with a strong blend of patchouli and sandalwood. Here you can also find the label’s deodorant spray and shower gel, housed within this beautiful and bright coffret gift set!

16. GOUTAL PARIS PETITE CHERIE EDP +DU JARDIN HAND BALM, $300

Available at Escentials.com

For the contemporary woman, the Goutal Paris Petite Cherie EDP encompasses a crisp, sweet, and juicy sillage with top notes of peach and pear, heart notes of rose and cut grass, before settling with a notes of vanilla for a sweet and delicate finish.

 

17. OO LA LAB GIFT SET: BITE ME, $38

Available at Oo La Lab 

The more the merrier! Mix and match some of your favourite fragrance combinations from Oo La Lab for your friends this Christmas with this thoughtful set that will definitely have you in good graces.

18. SISLEY EAU DU SOIR STARNIGHT LIMITED EDITION, £210.00

Available at Selfridges 

Be ready to be whisked away with Sisley’s iconic fragrance — Eau du Soir. Bottled with a new flacon, the brand’s timeless perfume sports a new design that features sparkling white stars and glowing planets against a black lacquered bottle — that commemorates the label’s late founder, Hubert d’Ornano. The rich composition reveals a fresh citrus, floral blend enveloped in chypre tones for a scent that’s unique and true to its form.

19. CAROLINA HERRERA GOOD GIRL EDP SET, $188

Available at Sephora.sg.

Playing on the side of seduction, the Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP set includes their bestseller fragrance and a body lotion. Scent yourself in jasmine, tonka beans, cocoa and tuberose. 

20. TOM FORD BEAUTY SOLEIL NEIGE EDP, $355

Available at Sephora.sg

Tom Ford Beauty falls nothing short of perfect when it comes to their range of products — be it makeup or fragrances, there’s no denying that this number is any different. A sillage made with a blend of bergamot and carrot seeds, accompanied with notes of rose, jasmine, orange blossom, white flowers and turkish rose with base notes of vanilla for a sweet and alluring finish. 

21. MAISON MARGIELA REPLICA COFFEE BREAK EDT, $170

Available at Sephora.sg

In search of a little pick-me-up to get you up and at ‘em through the midweek slump? We’ve got just the thing. Immerse yourself in a sillage that’s blended with aromas of roasted Arabica beans, fine desserts, topped with lavender blossoms and frothed milk cream that for a fragrance that transports you to that quaint little cafe down the street.

 

22. ANNA SUI FANTASIA MERMAID EDT, $129 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Sephora.sg

Enchanted with the idea of mermaids? So are we. Unveiling Anna Sui’s latest addition to its Fantasia line — Fantasia mermaid. Sweet mandarin, spicy cardamom mingles with vanilla and peony, capturing the essence of flirty and mysterious. Alluring, timeless, and oh-so-irresistable — what more could you ask for? 

23. KENZO WORLD EDP + FASHION POUCH + BODY LOTION, $165

Available at Sephora.sg

This floral, playful scent is interlaced with hints of sweetness; think notes of peony with drops of black plum and gourmand vanilla. The set includes a body lotion and stylish pouch. Perfect for dinner, dancing, and drinks on a rooftop bar.

24. MAUBOUSSIN MADEMOISELLE TWIST, $89

Available at Shop.sasa.com.sg

A quirky silhouette inspired by the pirouette, this fragrance is one that’s worth taking out for a spin. A fun and youthful fragrance, Mauboussin Mademoiselle Twist is a concoction of fruity and floral accords that reminds you of a sunny day — with hints of mandarin, blackcurrant buds, Timut pepper and mesmerising notes of jasmine and praline. 

25. CIRE TRUDON NOEL CANDLE, $85.57

Available at NET-A-PORTER 

A warming and indulgent fragrance that evokes rich Oud notes, and made with the finest quality waxes, the Cire Trudon Noel Candle makes the right gift for that friend of yours who’s obsessed with candles who will truly appreciate the thought.

26. JILL STUART CRYSTAL BLOOM EDP SELECTION, $95

Available at Sephora

As part of the brand’s fifth anniversary, this Christmas limited edition set features the likes of 5 of its well-loved fragrances from its line and it also includes a new scent to the family, Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm!

 


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More of NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guides coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.

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