Gift Guide: Popular Perfumes


When it comes to gift buying, opting for a fragrance is often a tricky business. How do you know they’ll like it? What’s often a good gauge is to look at the beauty brands that continue to sell their scents, year in, year out.


Chanel No.5 has yet to be knocked off its position as the world’s fastest selling and most popular perfume. It’s popular for a reason and therefore a safe bet for Christmas. Avaialble in a range of sizes at most department stores.

For something a bit more current, Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle isn’t far behind it.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle €85.50

A firm favourite among those in their 20s and 30s, Marc Jacob’s Daisy makes for the perfect stocking filler. This set retails at €84.60 at Debenhams.


Modern Muse from the folk at Estée Lauder has earned itself many accolades among the beauty authorities of the world and remains one of the most popular fragrances from Estee Lauder. This gift set is available at Debenhams for €52.20 on sale.

Without doubt one of Tom Ford’s most popular scents, even the gilded box is a treat in itself. €100

YSL Black Opium is fast becoming one of the most popular scents to buy. Indulge someone special in this 50 ml bottle complete with travel spray and luxury vanity pouch. €79


Jean Paul Gaultier gift set, €68

Eau de Chloe continues to sell, having won the hearts of many a Chloe fan. €82.60 at Debenhams


One of Ireland’s favourite brands when it comes to perfumes and candles, Jo Malone is the woman to beat. The only trouble is choosing the perfect scent, they’re all that good. Thankfully, she’s made life a little easier for us eager present buyers, selecting five from her range and putting them together in one handy gift set. Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml, Blackberry & Bay Cologne 9ml, Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 9ml, Amber & Lavender Cologne 9ml, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 9ml. €84

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