As traditional as it might seem, perfume gift sets make perfect presents for the women on your gift list this Christmas. Whether you’re buying for your wife, mom, sister or girlfriend, new and scintillating scents are always a welcome exploration that could lead to her discovering a new signature fragrance, or simply be a fun experiment into trying something a little different than she normally wears.
Perfumes can be a very individual choice, so if you know some of the scents she likes already, that can lead you to making best perfume choices for your woman. The beautiful thing about perfume gift sets is that it allows her to experiment with softer options, such as lotions and bath gels, before she dives right into the perfume bottle. Often, those extra options leave her with a more delicate version of a scent that’s better for the workday or casual outings. And, because perfumes smell differently, depending on body chemistry, remind her that it’s best to start with super clean skin before spraying or dabbing.
Beauty gifts are a really personal expression of your love at Christmas, so this is a great time to go go all out with your gift ideas. Consider gifts that pamper her, gifts to make her feel gorgeous, and gifts that wrap her in warmth and style. One thing is certain, a gift of perfume, will make your lady feel loved, especially when you snuggle up, sniff and let her know how much appreciate her (and how delicious she smells.)
We’ve looked at full-sized perfume sets, travel sets and selections of perfume miniatures. Whether they’re hidden under the tree, or tucked into her stocking, they’ll be appreciated tokens of your love. Here are our picks for the Top 20 Best Perfume Gift Sets for Christmas 2016.
1. BURBERRY for Women Eau de Parfum Gift Set
BURBERRY for Women Eau de Parfum is a fresh and sensual fragrance that combines striking notes of fresh apple and bergamot with warm jasmine, sandalwood and moss. Woody and floral, yet sexy and soft, BURBERRY for Women appeals to the city girl who loves to be the milennium woman by day and the earthy, natural vixen by night. This gift set contains both the Eau de Parfum as well as a scent coordinated deodorant spray. BURBERRY also has a four scent set of mini’s of their most popular fragrances that would make perfect stocking stuffers. If you’re inclined toward the BURBERRY fragrance line and you’d like to find one for your husband or boyfriend, try the woodsy, spicy BURBERRY Brit Rhythm for Him gift set.
2. English Laundry No.7 Eau de Parfum Gift Set for Women
Pretty, delicious and enchanting. From English Laundry, No.7 features top notes of sparkling pear, jasmine, melon and apricot, middle notes of gardenia, blooming jasmine and toasted almonds, and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla creme and musk. This bright and right and fruity fragrance is both flirty and fun, grounded with alluring hints of masculine musk. This perfume gift set includes body lotion, a mini-spray and a large 3.4 ounce perfume. If you’re looking for a perfume gift set that’s a little earthier, English Laundry Signature offers more woody tones with hints of chocolate and jasmine. If you’re simply not sure about which fragrance might be best, a trio of English Laundry perfume rollerballs make great stocking stuffers.
3. Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Nothing says haute-chic like this debut fragrance from Catherine Malandrino. This sweet citrus and patchouli fragrance features soft notes of white flowers. Crafted with notes of ruby red grapefruit and nashi pear blended with orange blossom and gardenia, it’s the essence of femininity. Enjoy mid notes of violet and ocean breeze with a base layer of patchouli dry down that will leave you feeling embraced in elegance and grace. It will leave you reliving memories of summers at the beach or evening strolls through the park. The set comes complete with body lotion, a full sized perfume and convenient purse-sized sprayer. To start your day with this signature scent, lather up with the Catherine Malandrino shower gel. For those extra dry patches, moisturize with Catherine Malandrino body cream. Fruity top notes, orange flower and gourmand confections are the inspiration for Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence. This lovely fragrance also comes in a gift set.
4. Josie by Josie Natori Two Piece Gift Set
Josie by Josie Natori is a vibrant, confident, and effortlessly sensual fragrance that delivers a spirited energy and a sexy edge. A vibrant accord of crisp asian pear and bergamot, is followed by a bouquet of sampaguita, freesia, and wild orchid. Josie is aimed toward younger women who are lively, spirited and energized. This not too serious fragrance might simply be deemed as modern, sensual and floral. This cute Josie two piece gift set includes the full sized perfume spray along with Josie body cream, bundled up in an adorable black, white and red package that barely needs a bow. If you or your gift recipient is madly in love with Josie, make sure to get the Josie perfume rollerball that comes in a cute red zipper pouch to keep it from purse leakage.
5. JUDITH LEIBER Night Two Piece Perfume Gift Set
Judith Leiber’s Night comes in a package as beautiful as it smells. With a gorgeous crystal bottle topper and elegant tin, this fragrance is synonymous with style and sophistication. Judith Leiber Night EDP smells of rich, intoxicating oriental fragrance is both glamorous and sensual. Perfect for elegant evenings out on the town, fragrance mixes hot spices, sexy flowers, and woody and oriental ingredients. The fragrance opens with notes of bergamot and black cinnamon, leading to the floral heart of night blooming jasmine, peony and lily. The background represents a blend of oriental caramelized amber, intensive patchouli, creamy woods and incense. The body lotion included in this gift set would be perfect to stash in a purse for a quick scent refresh. Judith Leiber’s Amethyst delivers a warm and sultry floral scent, with hints of sweet fruits, woodsy notes and musk. Amethyst also comes in a convenient purse spray.
6. Rituals Sakura Secret Gift Set
Give someone the gift of restoration and inner peace with this beautiful perfume and body gift set. They can pamper their body with these relaxing products based on the wonderful fragrance of cherry blossom and rice milk. They’re the perfect present to use during and after showering to nourish skin and leave the whole body feeling refreshed. This extra large gift set contains shower foam, body scrub, body cream, shower oil and body perfume. Looking for a smaller, more affordable set of these fun body and perfume products? The Rituals True Happiness gift set might be just right. Indian rose and nourishing sweet almond oil bring inner harmony in the Rituals Ayurveda Collection gift set.
7. MARC JACOBS Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray So Fresh Gift Set
Filled with fiery spicy notes, white floral and citrus, Daisy is a lovely soft scent that’s perfect Christmas gift for a young, innocent kind of women or young lady. Soft moss, sweet vanilla and milk compose the base notes of this soothing fragrance that comes in a beautiful bottle. While fresh and feminine, this scent is also seductive and sensual. This cute gift set features the softer scented eau de toilette, along with a lovely scented body lotion. If you’re looking for the full-strength scent of Daisy, you might want to consider the eau de parfum. For a fun collection of scents, consider the Marc Jacobs Daisy Variety Perfume Mini-Set with four different versions of the scent.
8. Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Gift Set
Sparkling with the alluring essences of pomegranate, magnolia and lotus flower, warmed with musk and amber, Bright Crystal Absolu is a bigger, bolder and more long lasting version of Versace’s original Bright Crystal. This irresistible fragrance was created for breathtaking women. It features top notes that blend yuzu, pomegranate and accords of ice, with a refreshing heart of raspberry, lotus, peony and magnolia. The base incorporates deep notes of Acajou wood, amber and musk. The three ounce parfum is accompanied by a deeply scented body lotion all in an extra-fancy silver and pink gift box. You can also find a Bright Crystal Absolu gift set that includes shower gel as well with a slightly smaller perfume. For a more casual scent, consider the original Versace Bright Crystal.
Price: $54.31 (7 percent off MSRP)
9. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Perfume Gift Set
This Viva La Juicy perfume gift set is for the glamorous girl who is always the life of the party. Inspired by the glitz and excitement of being out late and waking up early, Viva La Juicy is a flirtatious, irresistible scent that’s the perfect Christmas present for the girl who’s always the life of the party. This delicious, gourmet floral fragrance, opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes deliver a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines. This flirtatious and charming fragrance is as unforgettable as the woman who wears it. The gift set includes a full size perfume, body lotion and a purse friendly mini-spray. You can also consider an I Love Juicy Couture gift set for the woman on your list who is fierce, unforgettable fragrance and loves without restrictions.
10. Organza by Givenchy Perfume Gift Set
This gorgeous gift set from Givenchy includes perfume, a smoothing silk body veil lotion and a delicate bath gel. If you’re searching for a classic Christmas gift for women, this might be the perfect holiday or special occasion present. Organza is a captivating blend of sensuality, delicacy and warmth. It is an homage to the innate beauty of every woman. The perfume is packaged in a striking bottle that’s lovely to leave on the counter or dress. The fragrance is an oriental-floral, both warm and sweet. With notes of opulent white flowers including gardenia, tuberose and jasmine, soft vanilla in the base tames the voluptuous luxuriance of the floral heart.
Price: $73.99 (12 percent off MSRP)
11. Estee Lauder Purse Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray
Why should a woman choose just one signature scent? This awesome Estee Lauder five pack of purse-sized perfumes is the Christmas gift that allows her to explore her different moods and reflect them with different scents. The five piece, mini-variety set includes Beautiful, Pleasures, Pleasures Eau Fraiche, Pure White Linen, Sensuous Nude, all in a cute black cosmetic bag that could even double as an evening clutch. These fragrances include notes of fresh cut flowers, rose, jasmine, and carnation, with fruity notes of citrus, melon, peach and plum and lower notes of sweet woods and vanilla. Fresh florals notes include jasmine, rose, berry, moss and amber. If you’ve got more than one woman on your Christmas list, mini-perfumes are a wonderful gift idea. Check out more minis from Versace and Lancome.
12. Perry Ellis 360 for Women Perfume Gift Set
This delightful perfume gift set contains a classic fragrance that’s a sparkling floral with a crisp and clean sunny nature, and a brightness all its own. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that reminds her of a delightful breeze at a summer garden, during the height of winter, Perry Ellis 360 for Women is like a bouquet of flowers with a dose of sensuality. This sophisticated four-piece gift set offers a unique assortment of fragrant bliss, including a full-size perfume spray, a travel purse spray, a hand cream, and a body mist. With notes including mandarin, melon, lily of the valley, sage, warm sandalwood, powdery vanilla, amber, and sensual musk, this classic fragrance has been Perry Ellis’ number one seller for more than 20 years. Perry Ellis 360 for women also comes in a number of variations, so if you need a Christmas gift idea that offers up a little variety, try this 360 three-pack of Perry Ellis mini perfumes. Perry Ellis also makes 360 for Men in both full size and mini cologne sets.
13. Kenzo Women’s Perfume Gift Set
This lovely perfume gift set from Kenzo includes: Kenzo Amour eau de parfum with notes of white tea, rice steam, frangipani and cherry blossom; Flower in the Air eau de parfum with raspberry, pink pepper, rose and magnolia notes; Flower by Kenzo eau de parfum with ginger, lychee, mandarin and white musk; and L’eau par Kenzo eau de toilette featuring notes of iced mint, mandarin, lotus and peach. These four elegant and feminine fragrances from the Kenzo collection offer a mix of scent profiles, colors and joyous, individual natures. They come in four iconic Kenzo bottles, so pretty you’ll find it hard to give away them as Christmas gifts.
14. Thierry Mugler Alien Perfume Gift Set
As a follow up to Thierry Mugler’s popular Angel, he created alien, a mysterious fragrance comes in a curious bottle that looks a bit like the sorcerer’s stone. This perfume’s composition features three main profiles: warm white amber in the base, woodsy notes in the heart, and sunny Indian jasmine in the top. This lovely three piece Alien gift set is perfect for the dark and mysterious woman who might have a little mischief up her sleeve. If there’s someone on your Christmas gift list like that, this set would be a terrific gift idea. It comes complete with Alien perfume, plus body lotion and fragrant shower gel. If you giftee suffers from dry skin, she can slather up with the scented, emollient Alien body cream. And if she leads a super stressful life, you could even consider giving her the Alien deodorant spray.
15. Prada Candy Kiss Collection Fragrance Set
Prada Candy perfumes make a wonderful Christmas gift, particularly because their scents have undertones of the holidays from sweet caramel to vanilla. Yum, they make my mouth water. This fun and flirty three scent set features three Prada Candy fragrances – the original which features an elegant mix of musks in the top, a sensual balsamic vanilla accord in the heart and sweet caramel in the base of the fragrance. Prada Candy Florale is a light, more floral fragrance inspired by candy shop flowers. This romantic fragrance features notes of limoncello sorbet, peony at the heart and benzoin, musk, caramel and honey at the base. Prada Candy L’eau is playful and seductive, with notes of citrus and flowers while its base is that same signature of warm white must and caramel. With all that caramel, these scents could be the apple of someone’s eye. While it’s not a part of this collection, Prada’s Candy Kiss takes musky scents even deeper, but also finishes with the signature caramel.
16. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker Fragrance Set
When shopping for a perfume gift this Christmas, it’s not always easy to make sure your fragrance choice fits the person. That’s when Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely makes the perfect present. It’s a scent that is suited for both younger women and women of a certain age. It’s a soft, powdery, quite intimate fragrance with a moderate scent profile. While promoted as a silky white amber perfume, it plays with citrus at the top along with apple martini, with middle notes of patchouli, orchid and white pepper, and finished by a base of musk, cedar and white amber. While Lovely is an elegant fragrance making it a great option for more mature women, it is also quite modern and charming. This gift set includes the Lovely perfume, shower gel and body lotion. If your giftee already loves Lovely, add the Lovely rollerball for her stocking.
17. Issey Miyake L’eau de Issey Fragrance Gift Set
Iconic and unique, L’eau de Issey smells of sweet florals like lotus, peony and carnation, and summer melon combined with a woodsy base that includes amber, musk and sandalwood. This clever three piece set comes boxed up perfectly for Christmas with an impressionistic tree design on the top. It includes the cologne, along with a richly scented body cream as well as a moisturizing shower cream. For a lighter, more floral scent that’s perfect for wearing in the spring and summer, L’eau de Issey Florale is available in a two piece gift set that includes a spray perfume along with a purse sized option.
18. Yves Saint Laurent Opium Perfume Gift Set
Opium has bee a top selling perfume from Yves Saint Laurent for decades, and yet its popularity seems to only increase. In fact, on many perfume review websites, Opium perfume is rated as one of the best fragrances on the market. That’s what makes this lovely perfume gift set the perfect idea for the woman on your Christmas gift list this year. Opium is an enormous, long lasting fragrance that isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s big, bold and beautiful, with a multi-faceted scent profile. Top notes are coriander, plum, citruses, mandarin orange, pepper, jasmine, cloves, west Indian bay and bergamot. Middle notes are highlighted by carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, peach, lily-of-the-valley and rose with base notes of labdanum, tolu balsam, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, coconut, vanilla, benzoin, vetyver, incense, cedar, myrrh, castoreum and amber. This lovely three piece gift set includes Eau De Toilette spray, body moisturizer and shower gel. Because Opium is more powerful than many, using the shower gel and lotion should make it soft enough for the workday. Black Opium is another option, with a warmer, spicier profile that includes undertones of coffee and vanilla and isn’t quite as enormous as the original.
19. Paco Rabanne Lady Million Gift Set
What woman wouldn’t want perfume that spritzes from a sparkling golden diamond? That is the perfect representation of Lady Million – opulent, indulgent and with a long lasting scent profile. Per the perfume’s creators, “The Lady Million woman is dazzling, always seductive. Lady Million is fresh, floral and woody, like a nectar of voluptuous flowers,” they say. “Its narcotic sweetness bewitches and grabs all attention.” Now when you’re looking to pick a new fragrance for the special woman on your gift list, who wouldn’t be swayed by such heady descriptions? This lovely Lady Million perfume gift set includes the decadent diamond spritzer, a travel spray and richly scented lotion. Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million for men is also hugely popular. Some Paco Rabanne miniatures for his stocking would be perfect little presents for him.
Price: $72.80 (9 percent off MSRP)
20. Donna Karan Liquid Cashmere Black Perfume Gift Set
If you’re looking for a perfect perfume gift set for the woman who is dark and mysterious, Donna Karan’s Liquid Cashmere Black is a sensual and rich scent with a delicious combination of black cherry and the floral heart of rose and jasmine, covered in the rich base of patchouli, sandalwood and praline. Even the bottles have a sensual air about them. This three piece set would make for a lovely Christmas gift. It includes the perfume, a spray cologne and deliciously scented lotion. Liquid Cashmere perfume gifts set also comes in Blush, with a slightly different scent profile. For a more casual daytime fragrance, Be Delicious by DKNY would also make a great gift for her.
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