A trip to the fragrance counter can be a little overwhelming, but during the holidays it can be even more confusing! With so many choices (and SO many shoppers), it’s easy to develop tunnel vision. Check out these women’s fragrance suggestions that are ideal for happy holiday gifting.
New in 2010
Island Michael Kors Palm Beach — The latest from Michael Kors is an exotic blend of fresh and airy notes, jazzed up with pink pepper, rum, and sweet Florida oranges. Very beachy, laid-back, and crisp! Macy’s, beauty.com; $62
Vera Wang Anniversary — This sophisticated fragrance is comprised of sparkling citrus, white flowers, and soft, silky musks. This is the special-occasion perfume that can be worn every day. Harmonious, elegant, and romantic. sephora.com; $92
Paco Rabanne Lady Million — Super sexy and confident, Lady Million becomes the center of attention with heady neroli, vibrant citrus, and raspberry in a warm honey base. Alluring and luxurious, it doesn’t get any more sultry. Sephora, sephora.com; $65
The latest in celebrity-inspired fragrances
Christina Aguilera & Christina Aguilera By Night — Think old-Hollywood glamour meets modern-day screen siren with daytime and nighttime versions of Christina’s signature Burlesque-inspired fragrance. Fruit sorbet, peony, and jasmine rule by day—while warm oriental notes blend with peach and black vanilla by night to spice things up. Kohls, kohls.com ; $42
Purr by Katy Perry — A playful mix of peach, apple, and gardenia meets a creamy, coconut musk base in Katy Perry’s entrance to the celeb-u-scent market. Very youthful and sweet! Nordstrom, nordstrom.com; $65
Kat Von D Adora — Boysenberry and lychee set the tone for this intoxicating juice. Adora then evolves, becoming dark and mysterious with patchouli, musk, and amber at the base. Spiritual and edgy for sure. Sephora, sephora.com; $55
Tried & true best-sellers
Calvin Klein Euphoria — Launched in 2005, Euphoria quickly became a best-seller due to it’s tempting blend of pomegranate, black orchid, and lotus blossom in a black violet and creamy accord base. Rich, mysterious, and luscious. Macy’s, macys.com; $78
Chanel No. 5 Parfum — This historic and highly concentrated parfum was released in 1921 and has maintained it’s timeless beauty ever since. As delicate as it is complex, Chanel No. 5 starts soft and powdery, winds through a grassy jasmine middle, before reaching a warm and musky close. Classic and refined. sephora.com; $95
philosophy Amazing Grace — An uncomplicated and straight-forward fragrance, Amazing Grace is a light, soft floral with crisp and effervescent soap notes. Refreshing and subtle, this is the un-perfume perfume. beauty.com; $50
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