30 perfumes to gift the person on your list who really wants a signature scent
Finding ways to surprise your loved ones with gifts that feel thoughtful, unique, and meaningful can be challenging because you want a person to feel seen and cared for. And nothing does the job quite like picking out a special fragrance you know they’ll adore.
Perfume is personal; it distills your emotions, personality, and spirit down to a scent, which is powerful when correctly harnessed. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of scents out there at different price points that you can find and gift to those whom you want to give a little extra-special something. And while you’re at it, why not pick a little something up for yourself?
To help make your decision a bit easier, here are 30 perfumes for your fragrance-loving friends.
Who doesn’t want to smell like their fave beverage all day? It’s warm and cozy, and if they like even more of a kick, try Demeter’s new Nitro Coffee fragrance as well.
This romantic blend of vanilla and caramel is perfect for those impending snowy, cozy winter days.
Enjoy this warm and spicy scent with notes of bergamot, vanilla beans, and green tea for a mature yet comforting scent.
This feminine and clean scent comes in ornamental packaging that is perfect for the holidays. Who wouldn’t want to pull this out of their stocking?
With notes of Mediterranean blood orange, white ginger, and cedarwood, this vibrant fragrance will make you feel ready to take on the world.
This powdery and sensual lipstick has a touch of vintage romance and sultriness that goes perfectly with a bold red lip.
Aside from the fact that this packaging will look gorgeous on a fancy vanity, this modern, sexy fragrance screams California Girl with its notes of violet, woody ambrette, and jasmine petals.
8Scentbird, starting at $14.95 a month
Can’t pick just one? Scentbird is a subscription service that delivers a different supply of luxury perfumes to your door every month. Pick from designers like Tom Ford, Gucci, Prada, and more.
9Lush Rentless Perfume (1 oz), $49.95
Embrace the power of positive thinking with this bright, earthy perfume with notes of patchouli, grapefruit, and vanilla.
10Life on a Star Naughty Garden, $175
This romantic perfume is a hybrid of some of the most evocative, lush flowers around with notes of bergamot, galbanum, ylang-ylang, elderflower, sea salt, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, and musk.
If your friend happens to be a history buff, this ethereal and courtly fragrance is made of a secret, mythical formula curated with upwards of 15,000 flowers like jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley, rose, and more.
12Glossier You Fragrance, $60
The soft, cashmere-like scent melts into your skin with notes of ambrette, ambrox, and musk.
13Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme, $150
You won’t find a more perfect rose perfume than this elegant, musky, and sultry scent.
Finally! A coconut-scented perfume that isn’t overwhelming or childish. This fragrance captures the essence of summer and gives you a vacation lift without ever needing to leave your home.
These warm florals include black musk, luscious mulberry, and blooming jasmine for a romantic, heady scent reminiscent of a hot Italian summer night.
16YSL Black Opium, $124.99
This comforting, classic scent is perfect for a night in front of the fireplace, with notes of pink pepper, orange blossom, pear, jasmine, and coffee that give you a slightly ’80s feel in the very best way possible.
17Tom Ford Black Orchid, $107
This sultry scent offers a soft, floral quality thanks to it’s base of patchouli and vetiver that accentuates the smell of the romantic orchid.
18Guerlain Shalimar, $74.99.
For a truly timeless scent, turn to Guerlain’s Shalimar. It’s been enchanting perfume-lovers since 1925 with it’s crisp and refined blend of bergamot, rose, iris, and jasmine with a comforting vanilla base.
19Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum, $105
If have always been intimidated by No. 5 but wanted to dive into the world of Chanel fragrances, this is the perfect balance of classic elegance and youthful vitality. With notes of jasmine, orange blossom, grasse tuberose, and ylang-ylang.
This seemingly discreet perfume packs a punch of exotic scents that melt deliciously in your skin. Perfect for the winter months, this warm, oriental and opulent scent is a total enigma in the very best way.
This fresh floral fragrance has hints of neroli, musk, and lavender, transporting you to the streets of Paris on a rainy afternoon.
22Byredo Velvet Haze, $230
Byredo’s new fragrance is an intoxicating blend of the familiar with the unexpected. Wild musk and patchouli mixed with velvety cocoa combines to make an earthy, sultry scent.
Refresh your senses with this light complex blend that gives you a modern, transformative scent with notes of oolong tea, bamboo reed, orchid, white musk, jasmine, orange blossom, and neroli.
24Riddle Muse Fragrance Oil, $80
For those who want an alcohol-free fragrance, look no further than these luxurious oils from Riddle. Muse has notes of bergamot, bay, ivy, marine, peony, magnolia, honeysuckle, sandalwood, agarwood, amber, musk, peach, and coconut.
This charming floral scent is ultra-feminine and captures the delicate fragility of peonies in full bloom. Perfect for when one needs a taste of spring in the deep mid-winter.
Lean into the season with this unisex fragrance featuring notes of coastal forest, driftwood bonfire, cardamom tea, lavender flower, and wild musk.
27Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman, about $147.86
A bold fragrance for the more fearless among us, this dusky, seductive perfume includes notes of grass oil, violet, jasmine absolute, cedarwood, amber, and sandalwood.
28Histoire de Parfumes 1969, $105
Capturing those carefree days of the summer of love, this scent is composed of rich white florals and juicy peaches with white musk and chocolate, and of course, a hint of patchouli.
29Sixteen92 Blood & Honey, $4.65
This best-selling scent was inspired by the Jazz Age and features notes of blood orange, wildflower honey, pale amber, and honeysuckle.
This lush and feminine fragrance will have you feeling like Kim K herself.