21st December 2015

Fragrances That Look Like You’ve Planned Ahead

10 Must Have Fragrances

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Hands up if you’ve left your Christmas shopping until last minute?

Panic over, Escentual are here to save the day! Equipped with fragrance knowledge certificates and to-the-point gifting solutions, we’ve compiled everything you need to get Christmas well and truly wrapped up and placed neatly under the tree (yes, that includes free gift wrap and you can order with next day delivery right up until the 23rd!).

So go on, leave the hard work to us this December and use your spare time to enjoy all of the special Yuletide festivities – without the Sellotape cuts!

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10 Must Have Fragrances - Women

For Her

1. For the classic beauty
Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum Spray
Our Escentual customers cannot get enough of it. Whether it be the powdery elegant juice or the baby pink studded bottle, there’s a thousand and one ways as to why they’ll fall in love with it. Infused with elegance and delight, this scent is a hidden treasure when it comes to best-selling fragrance.  Read more about the beautiful fragrance here. If they love Miss Dior they’ll love Donna because of its glamorous chypre composition.

Perfect gift tag message: As timeless as your beauty and elegance. Enjoy x


2. For the wonder woman
Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum Spray
As sultry as Gal Gadot playing the piano in her birthday suit, this fresh and contemporary concoction has had our customers head over heels since it was launched back in September. Between the constant Replens and endless orders, Gucci bamboo has scored an absolute hit with this floral-woody scent. Need we say anymore? If they love the Gucci collection they’ll adore Gucci Bamboo.

Perfect gift tag message: It was tough, but I finally found something nearly as captivating as you! x

3. For the complete goddess
Paco Rabanne Olympéa Eau de Parfum Spray
Known as one of the leading players in the fragrance population game at Escentual, from the offset, this empowering scent has been set for world domination. Infused with a unique salted vanilla accord, every spritz leaves tantalizing in its trail. Guaranteed to leave them with an empty bottle by the end of January (from her over spritzing, of course), this creamy and evocative scent personifies a modern day goddess with the world at her finger tips. Read more in our review here. If she loves Lady Million, she will adore Olympea because of its striking salted vanilla accord.

Perfect gift message: Because a true goddess deserves a worthy signature x


4. For the golden girl
GIVENCHY Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum

With the words Divin in the name of the scent, you know you’re on to a winner! Sultry, sassy, seductive and unforgettable, the adjectives are endless when it comes to describing this stunning scent. Inspired Ricardo Tisci’s gold dripped gown, this iconic Givenchy scent sparkles on the skin with its magnetic and addictive composition, which you can read more about here. If she loves Hypnotic Poison by Dior she’ll love this creamy, plum scent.

Perfect gift message: If it’s good enough for Alicia Keys! x


5. For the modern day princess
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
From what we’ve seen online and in our warehouse, either everybody owns it or everybody wants to it and do we blame them? No! Immersed with a ‘must-have’ air about it, Black Opium is the ultimate signature for a contemporary queen with a sweet tooth for gourmand fragrance. If she loves Diesel Loverdose Tattoo, she’ll love Black Opium because of its underlying white floral heart.

Perfect gift message: A little something that’s as addictive as your morning coffee x


10 Must Have Fragrances - Men

For Him

1. For the alpha male
HUGO BOSS BOSS The Scent Eau de Toilette Spray
If you’ve taken a closer look at his fragrance collection, I bet my bottom dollar that you’ve found an iconic Hugo Boss fragrance in his amongst his selection. Bigger, badder and bossier than ever, perhaps similar to your loved one, The Scent is not easily forgotten. If they love spicy signature scents they will love The Scent because of its ginger and leather accords.

Perfect gift tag message: Paid the cost to be the boss, now all you need is The Scent x


2. For the suited perfectionist
Valentino Uomo Eau de Toilette Spray
The male counterpart of Donna, Uomo personifies suave sophistication with its refined composition and striking bottle. More charming than a crisp 3 piece suit, this Masculine juice will appeal to all of his senses with its beautiful blend of Italian finesse. If he loves under the radar finds, surprise him with the gift of lavish fragrance this Christmas. If he loves a warm, woody fragrance he will love Valentino Uomo because of its hazelnut and cedar accords.

Perfect gift tag message: Because you don’t need any more ties in the wardrobe x


3. For the dedicated athlete
Alford & Hoff Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
If his body is his temple, Alford & Hoff has its name written all over it. Inspired by the modern day man who isn’t afraid to take of himself, this confident fragrance is the perfect match for a competitive, dedicated man who doesn’t let his scent define him. Up there in my top 5 male fragrances, ever. I can’t stress enough the sheer beauty and allure of this sporty signature scent. If he loves an oriental fragrance he will love Alford & Hoff because of the rich notes of tasty rum and leather.

Perfect gift tag message: Because only the best will do x


4. For the ladies man
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml – Merry Millions Collector’s Edition
The most popular scent of the century by far, One Million is the name on everyone’s lips this Christmas. Known for its distinctive cheekiness and charisma, Paco Rabanne knew what that they were doing when they created this infectious blend of masculinity. If he loves the original Paco Rabanne 1 Million fragrance, he’ll love this collector’s edition

Perfect gift tag message: You’re 1 in a million x


5. For the classic gent
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau de Toilette Spray
Whether he’s a cool as customer or as fiery as a spicy vindaloo, this contrasting signature fits his distinguished style perfectly, with its composition of volatile and icy fresh nuances. Renowned for its classic status and assertive body, this explosive scent is the ideal accompaniment to his spontaneous mood, even if he’s feeling mischievous or not. If he loves to smell fresh and clean (and just a touch spicy), he’ll love the Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau de Toilette.

Perfect gift tag message: Spice bomb, spice bomb, you’re my spice bomb! x (We couldn’t resist!)

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