The Holiday Season is a great time to gift someone a fantasy fragrance- one that takes them to faraway destinations, even if they are sheltering in place … and of course at fraction of what they cost in department stores. Give the gift of Holiday travel with a spritz from perfume.com
Guerlain’s Shalimar was created for a 1925 exhibition in Paris; the iconic Oriental scent was a tribute to the Taj Mahal in India and was considered quite shocking. With its of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, rose, jasmine, orris, vetiver, heliotrope, opoponax, vanilla, civet, Peru of balsam, benzoin, tonka bean, and sandalwood it took the world by storm and is considered one of the five best fragrances of all time, a fantasy of what gardens in India would smell like.
Britney Spears (who is no stranger to “shocking)” Fantasy is an island getaway, with exotic fruits and flowers evokes her vacation home in Hawaii. Escada Island Kiss is a perfume for her with tropical flowers, hibiscus and fresh orange, that slips on the skin like your favorite bikini.
A trip to France may be out of the question this year, but she will live the fantasy with Patou Joy, considered to be one of the most elegant of scent icons and was created with costly jasmine and rose petals from Grasse. Jet across the Atlantic to where billionaires play on the French Riviera.
Lady Million from Paco Rabanne, the tres Français couturier, is a dazzling white floral with notes of orange blossom and gardenia that sparkle like crystals. A lavish dry down of soft leather and amber linger into the wee hours of the evening.
French women are known for their sleek chic. After all it was Coco Chanel who invented the little black dress. Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire , which translated from French means “The Little Black Dress”, is the fantasy perfume she will reach for day and night, even if she’s wearing sweat pants. This tres chic luxe fruity floral is a bit of a bad girl. It starts with a sensational cherry and delectable almond top and is heightened with a lash of licorice, a leather whip and smoky tea.
France may be home to many fine fragrances, but it took an Italian to bring perfume to Paris. When 14-year-old Catherine De Medici, moved to France from Italy to marry Henry II, she brought her perfumer, René le Florentin with her. Centuries later, Italy is still known for its fragrances. Italy is home to Giorgio Armani, one of the most renowned fashion designers in the world. For the Fashionista perfumista, just say “si”(yes)…Armani Si is an stylish warm and fruity floral scent with notes of cassis, vanilla and may rose is a fantasy in a flacon. She will feel as if she’s walking the red carpet and posing for the paparazzi.