8 Christmas Gift Ideas For Perfume Lovers

Giving someone you love a great fragrance as a gift shouldn't be a chore, but picking out the right scent for the right person can be very tough.

It can be hard to know what kind of fragrance a person will enjoy, since so much of what makes a scent enjoyable to each person really is difficult to explain.

But, on the flip-side, one consequence of the very subjective way that we enjoy fragrances means that, if chosen correctly, a fragrance can be a very unique and memorable gift that really is unlike any other type of gift.

So, if you want good results, it's important to know as much as you can about a fragrance before you commit to buying it as a gift for another person.

In the spirit of great holiday fragrance gift-giving, here's our handpicked list of some of our Holiday Season favorites that are sure to put a smile on their face:

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

Tobacco Vanille, by Tom Ford

Starting out our list on a high note is Tobacco Vanille, a smoky, peppery fragrance that can be worn by both men and women in a variety of settings and events, making it a safer gift option that's hard to go wrong with.

Assertive top notes of spice and tobacco mix with a mellow vanilla dry-down that creates a great all-around scent that feels very vintage and is especially cozy during colder weather.

A true unisex fragrance, Tobacco Vanille is a great choice for anyone looking for a fragrance that's full of straightforward warmth and refine.

  • Designed ForMen And Women
  • Fragrance Type: Woodsy Oriental
  • Essential Notes: Tobacco, Vanilla, Spice, Cacao
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Seasons: Winter, Fall
  • Occasions: Any Occasion
  • Longevity: 8-10 Hours

Cloud by Ariana Grande

Cloud, by Ariana Grande

A trendy choice that's a great option for younger people, Cloud is a rich, sweet smelling fragrance that's full of life, lightness, and vitality.

Top notes of coconut, praline, and lavender combine to create an airy, flirty initial burst of scent that's very sweet, which then settles into a grassy, orchid musk with subtle touch of tropical attitude.

Cloud presents a scent which creates a youthful and engaging atmosphere but never feels too sharp, though it may lack the mature punch of some other options on our list.

  • Designed For: Women
  • Fragrance Type: Sweet Floral
  • Essential Notes: Coconut, Lavender, Praline, Orchid
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Occasions: Romance, Leisure
  • Longevity: 4-6 Hours

Black Orchid by Tom Ford

Black Orchid, by Tom Ford

Enimgatic, bold, complex-- Black Orchid is a grand, mysteriously dark fragrance that tastefully combines many unique themes into one daring whole.

A unique blending of fruity, citrusy opening notes clears the way for a deep, very strong truffle note midsection, followed by a deep base of chocolate, creating a very complex, refined option, appropriate for events of true sophistication.

One of the classic creations of Tom Ford, Black Orchid is still a popular choice to this day, and is one of the most distinct scents on this list.

  • Designed For: Women
  • Fragrance Type: Soft Oriental
  • Essential Notes: Chocolate, Truffle, Gardenia, Amber
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Seasons: Winter, Fall
  • Occasions: Any Occasion
  • Longevity: 8-10 Hours

Momento Lace by Armaf

Momento Lace, by Armaf

Lesser known but very worthwhile, Momento Lace combines fruity, floral top notes that dry-down into a subtle, woodsy blend.

A very traditional option and one that's a fine choice for the casual, yet mature.

A fine balance between its top floral notes and an earthy midsection rounds out a traditional vanilla base to make a scent that's sweet, but not too-sweet, and great for those frosty winter evenings.

  • Designed For: Women
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Aromatic
  • Essential Notes: Fruit, Iris, Vanilla, Orchid
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • SeasonsWinter, Fall
  • Occasions: Business, Leisure
  • Longevity: 6-8 Hours

Miss Dior by Dior

Miss Dior, by Dior

An ultra-feminine blend of the strong, sharp, and sweet, Miss Dior takes no prisoners and is sure to turn heads wherever its worn.

With its extremely bright, almost dizzying array of strong floral notes, it creates a very noticeable presence that is slightly buffered by a powdery sweet, fruity dry-down.

A diverse range of floral notes including lily and rose, create a very traditionally feminine fragrance, one that isn't too modern and doesn't take too many risks or become too complex.

  • Designed For: Women
  • Fragrance Type: Sweet Floral
  • Essential Notes: Iris, Lily, Rose, Peach
  • Concentration: Eau de Toilette
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Occasions: Romance, Leisure
  • Longevity: 5-7 Hours

Aventus by Creed

Aventus, by Creed

A masculine, high-octane fragrance tinged with lighter notes of fruit and leather, Aventus is a dashing option for men of all ages that creates a unique blend of scent notes with an imperial flavor.

Youthful energy is represented by its array of fruity top notes and a wide, vanilla base, making Aventus a finely balanced fragrance that's a great choice for the sophisticated young gentleman, and nice for all-season wear.

  • Designed For: Men
  • Fragrance Type: Fruity Aromatic
  • Essential Notes: Pineapple, Rose, Vanilla, Oak Moss
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Seasons: Any Season
  • Occasions: Business, Romance
  • Longevity: 5-7 Hours

Citizen Jack Absolute by Michael Malul

Citizen Jack Absolute, by Michael Malul

Though listed as a fragrance for men, Citizen Jack Absolute features a complex blend of notes ranging from the sweet and fruity melon and amber, down to a woodsy blend of vanilla and deep musk, making it very balanced and able to worn by both men and women.

Very potent floral top notes may come off as a bit strong to some, but its woodsy dry-down reigns in some of those powerful top notes and harmonizes the scent together quite nicely.

  • Designed For: Men (And Women)
  • Fragrance Type: Aromatic Oriental
  • Essential Notes: Melon, Amber, Bergamot, Citrus
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Occasions: Business, Leisure
  • Longevity: 5-7 Hours

Eros by Versace

Eros, by Versace

Another newer fragrance that has since become a staple for many young men, Eros features a smooth mix of spicy, energetic top notes tempered by a balance of fresh cedar and apple.

A youthful, almost playful energy give it a flashy allure that's great for date nights or for a bachelor's night out on the town, making it a staple on university campuses everywhere.

  • Designed For: Men
  • Fragrance Type: Fruity Aromatic
  • Essential Notes: Mint, Cedar, Apple, Vanilla
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Fall
  • Occasions: Leisure, Romance
  • Longevity: 6-8 Hours