21 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide | Fragrances For Her


I’m a massive, massive perfume hoarder.  I just love trying out new fragrances and how they make me feel.  It’ll come as no surprise when I say you need a new fragrance for the party season that smell and look the part.  I’ve included four of my favourites for Christmas gifts to a loved one or a treat for you!

New to my stash, Angel has had a glam makeover!  This had me at the packaging!  My god!  Just look at that glittery black star shaped glass bottle with the mother of pearl stardust!  I can’t even tell you how much I love the bottle, definitely one of the prettiest packaging I’ve seen around.  It's a refillable packaging, so you can always have this in your collection!  Thierry Mugler Angel Glamorama Limited Edition is classified as an oriental vanilla fragrance.  Scent notes include top notes of bergamot orange, mandarine, jasmine, coconut, melon, Chinese cinnamon, candy floss, middle notes of honey, jasmine, woodland lily, orchid, rose, apricot, blackberry, peach, plum, red berry fruit and base notes of amber, musk, tonkin beans, vanilla, caramel, black chocolate, patchouli. Thierry Mugler Angel Glamorama fragrance composition is a creation of Olivier Cresp, Yves de Chirin. The bottle is a design by Thierry Mugler.  As you can tell there are a lot of notes so initially it smells quite strong, but it’s rather unique and it gets better the longer you have it on.  The longevity of this perfume is excellent, I can smell it on my scarf even after a couple of days.  It’s a beautiful yet sexy scent for this time of year; highly recommend this for evening out or parties.

Dior J’Adore is no stranger to my stash and I always have a bottle of this in my perfume collection.  This is my 3rd bottle and I have no doubt, I’ll repurchase it forever.  It’s the ultimate date night romance in a bottle.  It’s very feminine and the packaging is very elegant.  The shape of the bottle to the golden lid, everything about it oozes class and elegance!  Scent note includes top notes of bergamot orange, mandarin, magnolia, melon, peach, pear, middle notes of freesia, jasmine, woodland lily, orchid, rose, tuberose, violet, plum and base notes of musk, blackberry, vanilla, cedar wood, amaranth.  Overall it’s quite a floral fruity fragrance – definitely give this a try next time you’re passing a Dior counter.  I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t instantly fall in love!


Estee Lauder Modern Muse fast became a one of my favourite perfumes upon its release.  This Christmas, Modern Muse Chic was released and I actually like this more than the original.  It’s quite floral yet woody and musky at the same time.  Scent notes include top notes of plum, artemisia, labdanum, middle notes of jasmine, lilium, tuberose, fir and base notes of musk, sensual leather, vanilla, oud, cashmere woods, ebony wood, patchouli.  It is luxury in a bottle.  The packaging is really pretty and that extra depth it has compared to the original just makes it that little bit better.  One of the finest perfumes in my collection without a doubt!

I find Jo Malone perfumes to be quite unique.  I’ve previously struggled to find a fragrance from them that I completely adored, which is why I never purchased any.  This summer they released the Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne and I fell head over heels for it.  As soon as I had a whiff of this, I knew it was meant to be!  Scent notes include top notes of ambrette seeds, heart notes of sea salt and base note of sage.  It’s fresh and sweet at the same time.  I can’t even describe how different and amazing it is.  If I didn’t have this already, I’d have absolutely died for this as a Christmas present!

I hope you find something that tickles your fancy from my perfume picks.  Perfumes are a hard gift to buy unless you really know the person you’re buying for.  I’ve picked ones that are absolute favourites of mine.  Also, I’m not the best at describing perfume notes, so the notes are courtesy of perfumemaster.org website!

What’s your ultimate favourite perfume?  What are your thoughts on my picks?  Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!



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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.
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