10 Best Perfumes and Colognes for Christmas Gifts

MEN’S FRAGRANCES:

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ETERNITY Calvin Klein Eau de Parfum

Reinforcing the timeless and sensual codes of ETERNITY Calvin Klein, the new fragrance is the first Eau de Parfum for men in the portfolio and the first men’s-only launch, introducing a captivating freshness that modernizes the icon. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal returns as the modern man, introducing layers of power and sophistication to the fragrance.

Fresh, clean and profoundly sensual, ETERNITY Eau de Parfum begins with alluring sage and apple notes and takes a turn to a passionate heart of majestic cypress. Elegant suede and a blend of woody notes give a powerful end to this alluring masculine scent, unleashing a powerful Fougere woody trail.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning September for $89 (100ml) and $72 (50ml) at Macys.com

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BOSS The Scent Absolute for Him
This new iteration of The Scent introduces an intensely seductive and richer fragrance. Reprising their roles in a new campaign, actor Jamie Dornan and model Birgit Kos come together again as the BOSS man and woman. Bringing to life the effect the fragrances have on their senses, a new digital film sees the protagonists’ experience a heightened reality where the power of BOSS The Scent Absolute takes over.

The fragrance features stimulating spicy ginger top notes, exquisite notes of exotic maninka fruit at the heart and vetiver at the base, while the new addition of Mondia wood teases the senses to enter the absolute side of seduction.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning Octoberfor $97 (100ml) and $79 (50ml) at Ulta.com  

BOSS Bottled Absolute

A striking reinterpretation of the iconic BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette, BOSS Bottled Absolute offers a more intense fragrance for those standout moments in a man’s life. Adding the finishing touches to any outfit, consider BOSS Bottled Absolute as the ultimate “dress to celebrate” add-on for your look.

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BOSS Bottled Absolute For Him pays tribute to timeless elegance by opening with notes of fruity apple complemented by the warmth of spices. At the heart, these notes are boosted by the energy of zingy bergamot and enriched by the new lush fruity texture of plum. This combination of vibrant citrus and addictive juiciness is the key to the infatuating simplicity of this masterpiece. The woody structure of BOSS Bottled – olivewoodcedarwood and sandalwood – is intensified in this new iteration with the addition of cashmere woods and dry woods wrapped in a complex musk to offer a deeper thrill for the Man of Today.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning December for $130 (200ml), $97 (100ml) and $78 (50ml) at Kohls.com

Bottega Veneta Illusione for Him

Bottega Veneta Illusione for Him is alluringly mysterious, marked with an irresistible blend of energizing and warm notes. Unmistakably Italian, this fragrance fits seamlessly into the story of a distant Italian town where time seems to stand still. Making a charming counterpart to Illusione for Her, this scent evokes the exciting feeling of finding a new love. The campaign, stars Canadian model Simon Nessman and Italian model Vittoria Ceretti on a lazy, sun-drenched day in Italy, by the swimming pool of a mysterious and elegant villa.

This woody citrus fragrance begins with an inviting essence of lemon and bitter orange. Woody mid notes of fir balsam and white cedarwood give a nod to the sunlit setting this fragrance inspires. A blend of vetiver and tonka bean tantalize together in the base.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning August for $118 (90ml) and $88 (50ml) at Macys.com

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ck one Collector’s Edition

Inspired by a patchwork quilt, this holiday limited edition fragrance features fizzing top notes of bergamotrhubarb and grapefruit. Addicting middle notes of gin accordrosemary and pine needles make up the heart. The fragrance is grounded in vibrant woody notes of ambrettolidebirch wood and ambrox.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning October for $79 (200ml), $65 (100ml) and $54 (50ml) at Macys.com

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Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur

Inspired by a vintage Gucci fragrance bottle, Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur debuts as the brand’s first genderless fragrance and trailblazes a new olfactive family: Mineral. The scent itself is modeled after a memory and is intentionally unplaceable, yet familiar. Singer, songwriter and actor Harry Styles leads the cast of the campaign family, which includes an eclectic and universal mix of talents and models.

Roman chamomile opens the fragrance with a sweet caress that then joins Indian coral jasmine nature print®, a note exclusive to Gucci. A blend of muskscedarwood, and sandalwood brings an intoxicating down to this fragrance. Packaged in a green box decorated with stars reminiscent of Italian church frescos from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Mémoire d’une Odeur is boundless in its interpretations.

PRICING: The fragranceis available for $120 (100ml), $95 (60ml) and $74 (40ml) at Sephora.com and Ulta.com

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Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori

The new fragrance, Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori, invites those who wear it to celebrate their true selves and the emotions they feel. Created to match the expression of heightened emotions during a traditional time of festivities, the perfume is deepened in a refined Eau de Parfum Intense.

Housed in a burgundy lacquered bottle, the scent defies the typical olfactive pyramid construction and instead blooms all at once. A symphony of jasmine budtuberoseRangoon Creeperdamascena rose, and velvety orris radiate in unison to create an intense, vibrant arrangement.

PRICING: The fragranceis available beginning October for $141 (100ml) and $107 (50ml) at Macys.com

Tiffany & Co. Holiday Limited Edition

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Tiffany & Co. debuts a limited-edition packaging for its signature Eau de Parfum this holiday season. The bottle is reimagined in a glossy opaque white finish, featuring a textured Tiffany Blue® band and silver lettering. The beloved Eau de Parfum opens with sparkling notes of vert de mandarine. At the heart is precious iris, the hero ingredient of the fragrance. Sensual musks and elegant patchouli ground the fragrance at the base.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning in October for $121 (50ml)at LordandTaylor.com

Gucci Flora Emerald Gardenia Limited Edition

The House’s iconic Flora design is reimagined in this new Emerald Gardenia Limited Edition, a Fresh Floral.

Flora Emerald Gardenia evokes the crispness of an orchard at dawn. Pearlemon, and watermelon usher in the opening notes of this fragrance. The sparkling trio meets a heart of gardeniafrangipani, and lotus. A gentle base of sandalwoodcedarwood, and velvety musks close the lively romantic fragrance.

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PRICING: The fragranceis available beginning December for $107 (100ml) and $78 (50ml) at Sephora.com

Chloé L’Eau

A celebration of femininity, Chloé L’Eau captures the soul of the free-spirited, unapologetic woman. A new variation of the signature fragrance, L’Eau is enhanced with a vibrant, multi-faceted note of magnolia. The face of the signature fragrance’s 10-year campaign, actress Haley Bennett, embodies this new escape. She’s speeding through wheat fields behind the wheel of a vintage car, forging her own path in life. The wind in her hair, the sunlight on her skin, she is free.

Eternal, elegant, and refined, L’Eau has a sparkling opening of lychee and grapefruit that meets a mid of rose absolutemagnolia and jasmine. The fragrance is grounded in a base of cedarwoodmuskamber, and oak moss. L’Eau is housed in the iconic pleated glass silhouette of Chloé Eau de Parfum, this time stripped of the metal band previously seen on all past iterations of the signature scent, letting the coral pink color of this juice shine through.

PRICING: The fragranceis available for $119 (100ml), $95 (50ml) and $68 (30ml) at Sephora.com

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Chloé Atelier des Fleurs
The House of Chloé unveils a new collection of nine fragrances, each with its own signature name that expresses its hero floral, aromatic or woody note, creating, Atelier des Fleurs. To bring this collection to life, Chloé invited renowned perfumers to choose their favorite flower or the heart of an exclusive fragrance and share the unique story that binds them. Whether it be childhood memories, travel recollections, or reminiscences of places and moments that marked their lives, perfumers drew upon their olfactive memories to create these intimate fragrances steeped in authenticity for Chloé.

Pure lines, refined details and subtle sophistication, the full spirit of the collection is reflected in a bottle that celebrates the timeless elegance of simplicity. The pleated glass bottles are topped with an ivory stopper, a neckband and trim strewn with gold. The original color of each fragrance shines through the bottles naturally.

  • ROSA DAMASCENA by Amandine Clerc-Marie
    • This fragrance is inspired by a crisp and spontaneous rose from the concoctions of petals and wrinkled leaves Amandine Clerc-Marie brewed in her family garden when she was a little girl.
  • LAVANDA by Quentin Bisch
    • A fragrance of shadow and light provoked by Quentin Bisch’s desire to capture the childhood vision of his mother walking from the heat of the garden into the cool shade of the house with a sprig of lavender in her arms, Quentin Bisch revisits this note with a highly modern twist.
  • HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS by Domitille Michalon-Bertier
    • With its sunny, slightly fruity scent and its soft petals, hibiscus is the queen of the Polynesian gardens of Domitille Michalon-Bertier’s childhood. The warm luminosity of hibiscus blossom brightens the bouquet with opulent notes and muskypowdery lilts.
  • CEDRUS by Quentin Bisch
  • Behind this fragrance of woodybalsam and smoky scents lies the memory of a playful lover’s gift: a bouquet of branches that Quentin Bisch’s father gave to his mother when he was a child.
  • VERBENA by Mylène Alran
  • This fragrance is inspired by an aromatic verbena from Mylène Alran’s parents’ garden that she remembers rubbing between her hands as a child to keep the scent with her all day.
  • JASMINUM SAMBAC by Louise Turner
  • When creating this fragrance, Louise Turner thought of what she considers to be the most beautiful jasmine sambac of all: the one she smelled on Mother’s Day in Bangkok, where it is the gift of choice for that special occasion.
  • HERBA MIMOSA by Amandine Clerc-Marie
  • This tender, powdery fragrance echoes a memory from the perfumer’s youth: the awakened senses and stirred emotions of discovering the mimosa blooming in the hills of Grasse when she was 20.
  • NEROLI by Sidonie Lancesseur
  • For this interpretation of neroli, Sidonie Lancesseur let the memory of a trip to Seville be her guide: the orange blossoms exuded smooth and deliciously refreshing scents warmed by the sun.
  • MAGNOLIA ALBA by Louise Turner
  • A captivating fragrance with a heart of the fresh, almost creamy scent of magnolia petals that recalls the promise of sunny days in Louise Turner’s native England.

PRICING: The fragrances are available end of Octoberfor $250 (150ml), $130 (50ml) and $99 (pen spray trio) exclusively at Nordstrom.com

Bottega Veneta Illusione for Her

Bottega Veneta Illusione for Her transports its wearer to a delicate state of in-between, where the boundaries of reality and dream are blurred by the lines of hypnotic sunlight. A sensuality arises that can otherwise be found on early autumn nights in the Italian countryside. In this place of where seemingly anything can happen lives Illusione. The campaign stars Canadian model Simon Nessman and Italian model Vittoria Ceretti on a lazy, sun-drenched day in Italy, by the swimming pool of a mysterious and elegant villa.

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This woody floral fragrance begins with a gentle kiss of citrus, championed by bergamot and blackcurrant. At the mid, orange blossom and green fig leaves introduce an earthy warmth that is both familiar and refreshing, with olive wood and tonka bean at the base.

PRICING: The fragrance is available beginning August for $159 (75ml) and $123 (50ml) at Macys.com

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