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Christmas Gift Guide: Fragrance Sample Sets

Although I am not doing gift guides this year, I still wanted to share a last minute idea of what to get. I can’t think of anyone who would not be happy to receive a fragrance sample set. It’s always great to discover new scents and, maybe, get a full size in the future.

I have, in fact, bought perfume samples many times, both as gifts, and for myself. Moreover, I may have asked for a set this Christmas!

Discovery collections would usually cost you about £20-£30, even when it comes to luxury brands. But please keep in mind the price of a full bottle. Not everyone would want to (or would have the budget to) spend £250 on a bottle of perfume (Hello, Portrait of a Lady). That is if they did love a specific scent enough to do that…

So, here we are, the sets I have chosen. Something for everyone: from a budget option and a niche company to well-known and established luxury perfume power houses.

Malin + Goetz Fragrance Discovery Kit (£22 from here)

While I have not tried their perfume just yet, M&G make some of my favourite candles, hence I am sure their fragrances are also top quality! You get 6 different eau de parfum samples to play with: bergamot, cannabis, dark rum, leather, stem and vetiver. There is also a discount code when buying the set via the website to be used towards a full sized bottle.

Maja Njie Discovery Set, (£30 from here)

I encourage you to read more about Maja Njie everything about the brand is just beautiful. And this is the set I would definitely want to try myself in the future. Included are 5 scents to try and a

Valentine’s Day Beauty Launches 2016

Love it or hate it, but VDay is this weekend. For me this is a very special day, as on 14th of February I wrote my first feature for Makeup4all. And it was 7 years ago! Time flies…

But back to the beauty releases. Here are some that are worth your attention. Of course, you can always get anything from any new collection but these were created just for the Valentine’s Day.

Bobbi-Brown-Valentines-Day-2016-pink-and-red-lipsticks

Bobbi Brown Brown Red and Pink Collection. There are lip glosses, nail polishes and lipsticks in red and pink. Above you can see Rich Lip Colors (£20) in Ibiza Pink and Blazing Red. You can get these from Selfridges and Nordstrom.

Being a rose fanatic, I wouldn’t mind getting this for myself, ha! Diptyque Eau Rose Roll-On limited edition (available from Space NK for £65 and  $150 from Neiman Marcus for 100 ml). The notes are: Bergamot, Lychee, Rose, Cedar, Musk.  The print for this LE was created by Olympia Le-Tan.

Lush  always bring out a collection to celebrate love. I like the look of

Christmas Gift Guide: Perfume Sample Sets

As I’ve mentioned before, perfumes sample sets (usually 2-3 ml) and discovery collections (at least 5 ml-10ml) are some of the best beauty gifts you can get!

It can be risky to get a full sized bottle, unless you know for sure what kind of scent the person loves. If not, getting a collection of samples is always a great idea, as there are so many new fragrances to discover.

I have already mentioned  Rouge Bunny Rouge and Juliette Has A Gun. I also have such sets from Jo Loves and Jo Malone.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian the fragrance wardrobe 2015And this year I am loving Maison Francis Kurkdjian  The Fragrance Wardrobe ( for her, 8 x 11 mL) $195 from Neiman Marcus.  You get: