Top 10 women’s perfumes to give this Christmas
Every woman has her very own special perfume, which means it’s always a great Christmas gift idea for the women in your life. Be it your mother, sister, best friend, girlfriend or wife, there is a perfect perfume for each one – discover it with this season’s (2008) newest fragrances.
1. Chloé – Chloé Perfume & Coty
Fresh, young and romantic, the new Chloé perfume (the first since 1998) is enveloped by such sublime aromas as rose peonies, magnolias, lily of the valley, warm amber and cedarwood. The perfect fragrance for confident, independent and creative women, such as the face of its advertising campaign – actress Chloé Sevigny – suggests. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$50 | €69.50).
2. Notorious – Ralph Lauren
A perfume classic, ten years after the success of “Romance”, Ralph Lauren is inspired by Hollywood glamourfor the launch of his new fragrance. “Notorious” is just that, a perfume that heightens all senses, thanks to its seductive and powerful notes such as chocolate, black currant, pink peppercorn, bergamot, white frost peonies, carnation, patchouli, musk, vanilla and iris. For notorious and daring women, such as the actress Laetitia Casta, the face of the perfume’s advertising campaign. (Approximate price: 50 ml – USD$65 | €70.50).
3. Secret Obsession – Calvin Klein
Just like every Calvin Klein fragrance, its most recent launch threatens to become a true obsession for the lovers of women’s perfume: warm and sensual, its aromas come from exotic plums, french orange flower, wood, burnt amber and sandalwood. With its steamy advertising campaign, starring actress Eva Mendes, there isn’t any woman that will not surrender to this secret aroma. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$55 | €70.56).
4. Emporio Armani Diamonds Intense – Emporio Armani
Following “Diamonds”, the original perfume was reinvented in order to reveal a new fragrance and “Diamonds Intense” is exactly that: vibrant and sophisticated. Its irresistibly subtle notes of rose, raspberry, vanilla and patchouli makes the second version of this floral perfume your new best friend, especially because we’re talking about diamonds... Singer Beyoncé is the “intense” spokes woman for the house of Armani’s most recent aroma. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$55 | €68).
5. Magnifique – Lancôme
Intense and passionate, it is femininity in liquid state and a bouquetofBulgarian rose, Mai de Grasse rose, jasmine, essence of saffron and cumin, sandalwood, nagarmota and vetiver, for our senses. Designed for unique and simply magnificent women, such as actress Anne Hathaway who represents Lâncome’s most recent perfume. (Approximate price: 50 ml – USD$65 | €76.49).
6. She Wood – Dsquared2
This is the first women’s fragrance by Dsquared2 and the men behind the fashion label that has conquered everyone and everything – the twins Dean e Dan Caten – have said that they used the men’s version of the perfume (“He Wood”, launched in 2007) as the base to create the female version. As soft as a second skin, “She Wood” can be defined by 3 main characteristics: light (lemon, jasmine, neroli), sap (violet, heliotrope and musk) and wood (cedar, vetiver and vegetable amber). For fashion victims, but not only. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$70 | €64).
7. Ma Dame – Jean Paul Gaultier
A veteran in the world of fashion and perfume, Jean Paul Gaultier never stops surprising with his relentless search in depicting women – his perfumes are living proof. The most recent Gaultier fragrance is a tribute to women who are inspiring, fun and daring muses and the perfume is perfect for that woman: irreverent and vibrant, its woody-floral features come from notes such as acidic orange, velvet rose, grenadine, musk and cedar. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$65 | €62).
8. Midnight Rain – La Prairie
Inspired by nocturnal pleasures, “Midnight Rain” is a passionate perfume that is in love with the dark. Sensual, comforting and seductive, this fragrance is an olfactive symphony, with the exact and perfect combination of guava, mandarin, pomegranate and freesia (top notes); white lily, vanilla orchid, plum flower and amber flower (heart notes); patchouli, vetiver, cashmere woods and musk (base notes). It is the ideal perfume for those women who don’t like to waste time sleeping. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$135 | €100).
9. J’Adore l’Absolu – Christian Dior
An exceptional interpretation of the mythical perfume “J’Adore” launched in 1999, Christian Dior returns to his roots and original success with this “J’Adore l’Absolu”. Despite some fresh green accents, the essence of this fragrance resides entirely on 4 fantastic flowers – jasmine, rose, tuberose and ylang ylang. A limited edition for a very special woman, because they adore this perfume. (Approximate price 50 ml: USD$82 | €101,30).
10. Profumo – Acqua di Parma
Considered one of the elite of haute perfume, “Profumo” is also an updated version of a fragrance initially launched in 1930. It is everything a noble perfume should be and much more: sophisticated and elegant, unmistakable and impeccable, with its collection of irresistible aromas – bergamot, ylang ylang, peony, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, labdanum, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood and musk. For women who know how to be. (Approximate price100 ml: USD$183 | €243,80).