Giving a gift to your other half often causes a lot of stress - you want to give something very personal, memorable and, of course, necessary. The best gift ideas are usually found in the rituals that surround us every day. Perfume can be the best and least risky choice of gift if we choose it carefully, allowing the fragrance to reveal the personality type.
Luxury fragrances don't have to cost a fortune - quality equivalents are available. These are where the best-known fragrances from the best-known brands are revealed in new colours. What to give HER, HIM or maybe even both? Top fragrance choices and gift ideas in the list below.
Gifts for men - a top five list of strong fragrances
Woodsy fragrances have dominated the men's fragrance market for a long time, as a symbol of power and success. The most popular men's fragrances are always described as strong.
When choosing a gift for someone you know very well, you can look for brighter, bolder fragrances. In order to choose the most suitable perfume, it is recommended to pay attention not only to the main notes, but also to the additional notes, which are often not immediately apparent and start to develop gradually.
The first choice for a gift for men is the Arabic version of Paco Rabanne Invictus, Cyrus the great. Amber, wood, oakmoss and patchouli in the base notes and grapefruit, sea notes and mandarin in the middle notes. Gradually, a somewhat unexpected composition of laurel and jasmine is revealed.
The second fragrance for strong men is the Arabic version of Creed Aventus, Musculin Leather. It is a perfect combination of musk, moss, vanilla and ambergris. This perfume is much fresher than the first one, with top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant and apple.
Night Club Irish Green, based on Creed Green Irish Tweed, is also a great gift for a man. The classic woody and floral perfume has been one of the most popular choices for years, both for everyday use and for festive combinations. Citrus, wolfsbane and verbena are the main notes for freshness. Egyptian vetiver, pansies and wild basil add a sense of surprise.
"The Arabic version of Dior Sauvage Elixir, Saviour Elixir, is one of the spicier choices that perfectly emphasises the strength of personality. That's why this eau de parfum is not for everyone, but only for men who are extremely self-confident. The woody, tobacco composition harmoniously combined with notes of wild lavender and grapefruit will leave no one indifferent.
Last, but by no means least, is The King Crown, based on Dolce & Gabbana King. The unexpected combination of red orange and Italian lemon has a fresh and tonic effect. The spice of cedar seems to weigh down and intensify the fragrance.
The combination of classic fragrance compositions with unusual, modern scents creates an unforgettable men's fragrance - so don't be afraid to try something new. Especially during the holidays.
The most popular perfumes for women - the top five for the most discerning ladies
Women's perfumes must be subtle and elegant. Otherwise, it risks looking messy and cheap. When gifting perfume, it is a good idea to give preference to classic combinations.
One of them is the version based on Bvlgari Jasmin Noir. The predominant scent of jasmine is feminine, while notes of wood and patchouli, which are not immediately apparent, add mystery.
The second choice is the Arabic version of Victoria's Secret Bombshell Intense, Rose Seduction Secret Temptation. Vanilla, floral and cherry notes add a special softness and create a sense of romance. Sage and musk add an oriental touch.
Those who love vanilla will also love Nuit De Folie, based on Lancome La Nuit Tresor A La Folie. Redcurrant, bergamot, rose and peony only enhance the fragrance.
Gifts for women are inseparable from sensuality, so the Arabic version of Casamorati Bouquet Ideale XERJOFF, PRIMAZATI Prima Bouquet, is the ideal choice. It is a composition of floral and oriental notes. Vanilla, cinnamon, cashmere, papyrus, tobacco flowers, nutmeg and musk are just some of the notes in this delightful fragrance.
Aroma Rose by Initio Atomic Rose is the perfect gift for a friend: the scent of bergamot mixed with spicy pink peppercorns creates an incredible sense of luxury. The bottle is also exceptional - just stick on a ribbon and it becomes a stylish gift.
What to give couples? Unisex fragrance top five
Perfume is considered one of the most personal gifts - after all, the scent you receive becomes part of your daily rituals. Unisex perfumes, suitable for both men and women, can be the best solution when looking for a gift for couples.
The first choice should be the Arabic version of Tom Ford Ombre Leather, Cuir Leather. They are dominated by traditional leather fragrances, complemented by iris and rayon. Although the scent may seem a little rough at first, it is actually very soft.
The fragrance Just Peach, based on Tom Ford Bitter Peach, is also at the peak of its popularity. It is a combination of sweet peach, red orange, bitter herbal wormwood and labdanum notes with a base of patchouli and sandalwood.
The most popular unisex fragrances always include the famous Initio Musk Therapy. Aroma Therapy is based on this perfume and has a citrus, musk, fruity and floral composition that will appeal to even the most discerning. It is a niche fragrance and is often chosen by very strong personalities.
"The Arabic version of Gumin Tiziana Terenzi, Pur Elegance, will appeal to those looking for a fragrance with a distinctly different unfolding - first citrus, then sweetness, then fruit and finally a heavier woody note.
Rounding off the top five is Aroma for Happiness, based on Initio Oud for Happiness, a very luxurious and modern fragrance. It blends bergamot, ginger, cedar, vanilla, musk and various herbs.
The search for a gift doesn't have to be stressful - and you don't have to look for a gift idea in the unfamiliar, untried. Just relax and choose a perfume that you recognise in your mind when you smell it.