The Gift Guide: Six Signature Scents to Wrap This Season

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Wondering what to buy your fragrance-obsessed friend? We reveal the best scents to give and receive this festive season


Coeur Battant, LOUIS VUITTON

Pear Drop: Coeur Battant, Louis Vuitton
Infused with the essence of floral fields, this scent carries spring fever into winter. A blend of sparkling pear, sunny Egyptian jasmine and in bloom ylang-ylang create a fresh fragrance, whilst patchouli adds a musky depth. Available at Louis Vuitton, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall; 

Gabrielle Chanel Essence, CHANEL

Tuberose with a Twist: Gabrielle Chanel Essence, Chanel
Chanel’s latest fragrance pays homage to Gabrielle Chanel: a radiant woman with a daring spirit. At the centre of the composition is a highly feminine Grasse tuberose, which is complemented by floral accents of exotic jasmine, fruity ylang-ylang and fresh orange blossom. Available at Chanel Beauty Boutique, The Dubai Mall; +971 4 382 7180

Dior Joy Intense, DIOR

Full of Flora: Dior Joy Intense, Dior
A modern floral fragrance harnessed by an intense aroma of citrus, flowers, woods and musk, Dior’s newest perfume venture is said to capture the feeling of joy – as the name suggests. Added base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla add a hint of warmth to the full-bodied, flora-filled scent. Available at Dior Fragrance & Beauty Boutique at The Dubai Mall; +971 4 388 2083

Mémoire d’Une Odeur, GUCCI

Timeless: Mémoire d’Une Odeur, Gucci
Unassigned to gender or season, Gucci’s first universal fragrance can be worn by anyone, at anytime. The fragrance has a mineral aromatic that blends fresh Roman Chamomile with a hint of sweet orange from Indian Coral Jasmine and a harp top note of bitter almond. Available at

Mon Guerlain Intense, GUERLAIN

Vanilla Sky: Mon Guerlain Intense, Guerlain
A blend of Carla Lavender from Provence, Sambac Jasmine from India, Album Sandalwood from Australia and Vanilla Tahitensis from Papua New Guinea creates a layered oriental olfactory that exudes femininity. Created by perfumer Thierry Wasser, the scent is tied together by the creamy vanilla notes. Available at


Arabian Nights: Nuit des Rois, Chopard Collection
From Chopard’s Garden King collection (the House’s third haute perfume line), Nuit des Rois is formulated from the rich Arabian aroma of Oud Assafi. Bulgarian rose, orris, saffron and green cardamom are harmonised with honeyed vanilla and sandalwood to create a balance of brooding autumnal charm. Available at the Chopard Boutique, The Dubai Mall; +971 4 3398 333

  • Photography by Tina Patni
  • Styling by Stuart Robertson
  • Words by Jenna Calvert