We all have that woman in her life who you recognize by simply how divine she always smells. She might have a signature, but you know her obsession with fragrance goes far beyond that. She wants and deserves a new scent to swathe herself in depending on her mood, and that's where this gift guide comes in.
It's pretty much a win for everyone—because who doesn't want to be around a woman who smells of heaven?
1. Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
Oh, this fragrance is so glorious. That's really the only way to describe it. It's basically a heavenly combo of all the most sensual ingredients: Turkish rose, patchouli, cinnamon, benzoin, sandalwood, and musk. But the blend of them is so sophisticated, she'll feel like a rich b*tch when she wears it.
2. Penhaligon's London Luna Eau de Toilette
You know that friend who has a bubbly personality, but in a really sophisticated way? This is her, bottled. One spritz and you get a super heavenly orangey-citrus accord that bubbles on your skin, and as it simmers, it releases this ethereal blend of dark woodiness and juniper berry. It's like the champagne equivalent for fragrance.
3. JO LOVES Red Truffle 21
If you are between buying the lady in your life a cashmere sweater or this perfume, buy her this perfume. A perfect blend of modern earthiness, you get the freshness of fig, crispness of juniper and pine leaves, the spice and sexiness of black pepper, and of course, truffle. So rich and subtle. A woman who wears this will never be able to doubt herself.
4. Ex Nihilo Fleur Narcotique
To put it simply, this is fragrance is exquisite. With a heart of jasmine, peony, and orange blossom, but with a base of musk, you literally feel the swirling of bergamot and peach floating around you as you walk. But don't assume for one moment that this is a fragile floral. Oh, no. This femme most definitely has a fatale streak.
5. Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot
Oh, lordy, if you want a sensuous, indulgent, almost hedonistic take on scent, you turn to Tom Ford. This fragrance is so, so elegant. The sex appeal is there, but it's not overwhelming. Instead what you feel is the presence of the woman (or man who wears it). The blend of bergamot, petitgrain, magnolia, cedarwood, and tonka bean... I mean, it's just pure abundance.