Fabulous Fragrances for Everyone
If She Likes Fruity Scents
If She Likes Woodsy Florals
With a hint of blackberry, YSL Parisienne Eau de Parfum Spray is an earthy blend of patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. Lighter blooms like peony, violet, and damask rose give it softness.
To buy: $65 for 1.6 ounces, yslbeautyus.com.
If She Likes Fresh-Cut Flowers
Viktor and Rolf Eau Mega Eau de Parfum
gets its brightness from pear, citron, and basil notes, but heady jasmine, violet, and musk lend it sophistication.
To buy: $100 for 1.7 ounces, nordstrom.com.
If She Likes Crisp, Green Scents
Fresh citrus and neroli notes give Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte Eau de Toilette Concentrée a clean scent that has hints of magnolia. It’s a modern update of the company’s classic fragrance, Chanel Cristalle.
To buy: $105 for 3.4 ounces, bergdorfgoodman.com.
Real Simple is giving away three 1.7-ounce bottles of Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum Spray for Women. A blend of fruit and floral notes including mandarin, freesia, white lily, and marigold, this is perfect for women who love classic, pretty scents. Sandalwood and amber add a woodsy warmth.
If He Doesn’t Wear Scents
Clean Men Eau de Toilette
contains smacks of clove, lime, and English lavender so he’ll smell fresh from the shower⎯not the beauty counter.
To buy: $74 for 4 ounces, cleanperfume.com.
If You Don’t Know What He or She Likes
- Give the Sephora Collector’s Edition Fragrance Sampler. The box sets―one for men, one for women―come with seven sample sizes of the store’s bestselling scents. (For women: Marc Jacobs Daisy, Dior Addict Shine, Ralph Lauren Romance, and more. For men: Lacoste, Giorgio Armani, and Diesel, for example.) When the recipient selects a favorite among the seven, he or she can redeem the included voucher for a full-sized version of that scent.
- To buy: from $50, sephora.com.
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