Continuing our salute to the indispensable stand-bys of Christmas shopping, TG2 offers our top picks for fragrance this December.
For Her: CK IN2U Eau de Toilette 100ml
£24.66 from Boots, Woking
Calvin Klein’s latest is a fresh, fruity-floral fragrance, which includes tropical aromas of papaya, lime bark, plum blossom, lonesome vanilla and woody notes.
For Him: James Bond 007, Eau de Toilette 50ml
£24.50 from The Perfume Shop, Camberley
Launched to mark the 50th anniversary of 007 and with the recent Skyfall movie breaking records all over the world, there’s never been a better time for your man to get his Bond on. What might have been a corny movie cash-in, this eau-de-toilette is instead actually a very distinguished, masculine and modern fragrance with notes of fresh apples, cardamom, sandalwood, lavender, coumarin and moss.
For Her: Dolce & Gabanna The One Eau de Parfum 30ml
£32.30 from Debenhams, Guildford
Give your diva the gift of glamour this Christmas with this scent from D & G. The richness of Vanilla, Amber, and Musk are sweetened by Lily and Jasmine, which are given a fruity feel through a blend of Peaches, Pears, and Plums, freshened by Bergamot and Mandarin.
For Him: DAVIDOFF Hot Water For Men, Eau De Toilette 60ml
£33.00 from House of Fraser, Richmond
If you like the iconic Cool Water then you’ll love this. Where Cool Water is crisp and fresh, Hot Water is deep and spicy. Wild, fresh, sensuous and containing top notes of red basil and absinthe, Cool Water devotees finally have a fragrance to move on to.
For Her: Hugo Boss Femme, Eau De Parfum
£27 from Boots
This popular new perfume is light enough to wear in the day but it has a depth that makes it stand out from the crowd. Very feminine with soft, light floral tones yet a very modern scent still, Boss Femme will suit her everyday yet still wow them at Christmas parties.
For Him: Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisée for men, Eau de Toilette 80ml
£46 from John Lewis, Kingston
This 2012 fragrance for men opens with dazzling citrus notes. You’ll recognize the emblematic Guerlain Homme pairing of mint and geranium, intertwined with a note of mojito. Give him a splash of class this Christmas.