It’s that time of the year again where we peruse the websites and wander the shops trying to find that perfect Christmas gift. According to website Deloitte, the UK is the highest spending market in Europe, spending an average of £567 each at Christmas. With such an abundance of products out there to choose from I thought I would compile a selection of products that I have experienced and would make the perfect Christmas gift.
Here is my Blu Blazer Guy Christmas Gift Guide:
Fragrances are an essential part of my personality, allowing me to express how I feel daily. I find it captivating that with just one spray, a fragrance has the power to change our mood, boost the spirit and conjure up old memories. I especially love seeking out unique and unusual scents and often spend numerous hours pursuing the next up and coming scent. My first guide covers my favourite unisex fragrances that have all recently been launched in 2019.
Le Soeurs de Noe – Oud Rose
This fragrance created by New York Perfumers Jerome Epinette and Pierre Wulff is the perfect blend of Floral and Spice.
Top Notes: Saffron, Davana and Incense
Heart Notes: Centifolia Rose and Freesia
Base Notes: Agarwood, Black Leather, Patchouli
Available exclusively at Liberty’s London online and instore
£160.00 – 100ml
Miller Harris – Leather Rouge
This fragrance by British perfumer Miller Harris and created by nose, Mathieu Nardin, blends together a gorgeous selection of woody/leather masculine and feminine notes. At Christmas the fragrances come wrapped up in a beautiful sustainable silk scarf, so you are technically getting two gifts in one.
Top Notes: Black Pepper, Raspberry and Saffron
Heart Notes: Red Rose, Orris and Violet Petals
Base Notes: Patchouli Fraction, Leather and Liquid Amber
Perris Monte Carlo – Italy Collection – Arancia Di Sicilia
I’ve spoken about this fragrance house previously on my blog and have absolutely fallen in love with their range of scents. Arancia Di Sicilia (Oranges of Sicily) is the most recent fragrance and combines a different range of notes inspired by the Italian island of Sicily.
Top Notes: Blood Orange Brown Extract (from the rind), Blood Orange (Juice and Peel)
Heart Notes: Almond Accord and Cinnamon
Base Notes: Labdanum Absolute, Caffe Absolute, Musk and Amber
£120-£140 – 100 ml
Acqua Di Parma – Signatures of the Sun Collection – Yuzu
One of my favourite fragrance houses have recently launched additional scents to their signatures of the sun collection and one of my favourites is Yuzu. Named after the rare fruit of Japan, this sparkling and energising fragrance is the perfect boost for this time of the year and blends both citrus and floral notes.
Top Notes: Yuzu, Bergamot and Sichuan Pepper
Heart Notes: Lotus Mimosa, Violet Leaves and Jasmine
Base Notes: Musk, Liquorice and Sandalwood.
Available online and in-store – Lid and Bottle can be customised.
£197.00 – 100 ml
Acqua Di Parma – Colonia – Artist Edition
The original Colonia continues to delight the world with its citrus aroma’s but this new artist edition has added a slight contemporary flair to its packaging. Acqua di Parma has teamed up with Italian artist Gio Pastori who’s illustrations has been embellished on the traditional yellow packaging.
Top Notes: Lemon, Sweet Orange and Calabrian Bergamot
Heart Notes: Lavender, Bulgarian Rose, Verbena and Rosemary
Base Notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood and Patchouli
Available online and in-store
£155 – 180ml
Check out my IGTV video for more details and keep your eyes peeled for further gift ideas.