It's November, so you know what that means: it's time to start alternating your cinnamon and pumpkin spice fragrances with warm vanilla sugar cookie scents and cool peppermint deliciousness. If you're ready to leave your ghoulish self in October, then you're probably wondering where to buy perfume for the holidays to spread some cheer.
It has been scientifically proven that fragrance directly impacts your mood. If you're experiencing the Sunday scaries, citrus can perk you up. If you're stressed and kinda want to punch a hole into the wall, lavender and jasmine will calm your nerves. And after the year we've had, it's no secret that we can all use a little extra TLC this holiday season. Whether you're searching for the perfect scent to gift your always-understanding BFF, or if you're looking for a little something for your difficult-to-define Thing, or if you're on the prowl for a new signature fragrance for yourself, then this guide has you covered. From frosty snowy notes to cigar-shaped cologne, there are presents perfect for everyone on your list.
So grab some coffee beans to cleanse your palette and prepare to virtually indulge your senses in festive fragrances, big and small. It's way better than sniffing your Great Aunt's fruitcake all day long.
Elizabeth and James A Little Bit of Nirvana Fragrance Collection
Give your boss the gift of heaven with this sampler set from Elizabeth and James A Little Bit of Nirvana Fragrance Collection. Each vintage-inspired bottle contains a warm and distinctive scent, and I mean, they were developed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, so ya know they're good.
Viktor & Rolf BonBon
Let's be real, the true star of Viktor & Rolf BonBon perfume is the bottle. The glass bow is filled with delicious caramel, mandarin, and orange blossom fragrance notes so delectable you'll want to eat it. But don't. Put it on your vanity to show everyone that you're chic AF.
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Toilette Travel Spray
How cute is this little Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Toilette Travel Spray? It already comes wrapped in a cloth, polka-dot bow! Plus, the fragrance inside is so playfully chic and sexy, with notes of strawberry, raspberry, pear, jasmine, patchouli, white musk and more. It's perfect for the person who juxtaposes combat boots with a frilly, lacy dress.
Commodity Storybook Fragrance Gift Set
Tell your own tale with the Commodity Storybook Fragrance Gift Set. With scents like "Moss," "Book," and "Whiskey," this is set is simply made for your kooky aunt or your high-brow bestie. Wear the scents alone, or layer to create a completely unique cocktail signature to you.
Chanel CHANCE Shimmering Scented Gel Trio
What a way to wear fragrance! These limited-edition, shimmering pots of gel are meant to be applied to pulse points and across the décolleté (your neck and chest)... or really anywhere that you want to smell irresistibly good and glitter like a vampire in the sun. The Chanel Chance Shimmering Scented Gel Trio combines this year's unwavering illuminator trend and the modern classic Chance fragrances we all know and love.
Ellis Brooklyn Bibliotheca Fragrance Discovery Set
Bee Shapiro, a Williamsburg-based mother and beauty columnist for The New York Times, designed all these phthalate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly scents. With the Ellis Brooklyn Bibliotheca Fragrance Discovery Set, you can smell great without worrying about what murky ingredients may lurk inside your perfume. Wear the scents solo or layer to create your own fragrance that will leave strangers intoxicated in your wake.
Impress any Sephora buff with the Kat von D Saint Lipstick + Fragrance Travel Duo. This set contains von D's newly revived Saint fragrance travel spray and her limited-edition pink liquid lipstick. You can smell like a badass and look like one, too.
Juliette Has A Gun Discovery Kit
Does your friend have a dreamy, far-off look? Is her nose always stuck in a book? Then get her the Juliette Has A Gun Discovery Kit and let her embrace her inner heroine. Change your Shakespearean fate and empower yourself in your romanticism.
Moschino Pink Fresh Couture
Now this... this is for your trendy friend. You know, the one who waited till midnight to buy the entire Fenty beauty collection and who used and abandoned fidget spinners before they were cool? She'll be totally en vogue with the Moschino Pink Fresh Couture. Don't forget, you can also opt for the 1 oz for a cool $45.
TokyoMilk Light Collection - And Soul No. 01
TokyoMilk is just as unique and daring as the person you gift it to. The TokyoMilk Light Collection - And Soul No. 0 contains notes of oolong Tea, bamboo Reed, and orchid. It's innocent, curious, and unconventional, like the Alice in Wonderland of fragrances.
Zoella Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance
The Zoella Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance is the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the random coworker that you don't really know, but incidentally picked for Secret Santa. A cute, floral scent in adorable heart packaging for just $9? You really can't go wrong.
Ariana Grande Moonlight Eau de Parfum
Are you a dangerous woman? Are you just longing to break free? Then spritz on some of the new Ariana Grande Moonlight Eau de Parfum and suddenly reach whistle tones that only dogs will hear. Even non-Ariana-Grande-fans will love the delectable black currant, marshmallow, and sandalwood notes.
Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler
Are you not sure what fragrance your S.O. will enjoy? We've all been there. Take the guesswork out of it with the Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler. Your loved one will be able to try from a plethora of fragrance samples and then choose the one he or she likes the most to redeem a full-size bottle. The kit itself is more inexpensive than most of the full-size fragrances you can redeem. What a clutch time, money, and worry saver.
Cuba 4 Piece Variety
I'm not big on smoking myself, but we all have a dad or uncle who obsessively enjoys a good cigar from time to time. Impress your family member with this Cuba 4 Piece Variety that is undeniably healthier for him to be indulging in.
If your favorite thing about the holidays is the softly falling snow, then you'll love the Demeter Snow that smells just like it. Don't blame me if people try to catch or stockpile you.
Pinrose Twirl + Whirl
This packaging is sure transform your friend into a regular baton twirler, and who doesn't want to be a baton twirler? Give the iridescent stick a twirl to lighten your mood, or simply swipe on some of the deliciously sweet fragrance contained inside. It's impossible to ignore the holiday cheer of the Pinrose Twirl + Whirl.