My 5 Favourite…. Festive Fragrances

So for December’s My 5 Favourite Finds I thought I would do something a little bit different and share with you My 5 Favourite Festive Fragrances or Fragrances for the Festive Season!

Christmas tills, sorry bells, are ringing and what better time of the year to talk about perfume! Fragrance is such a stunning gift to receive as it lasts for a lifetime…. OK the bottle may finish but what lasts are the memories associated with that particular perfume. Certain of my favourite fragrances take me back years every time I get a whiff – and I’m right back in another place or with a particular person. I love that about fragrance. Buying a perfume can also be such a personal purchase – be it for yourself or that the person who bought the scent for you chose it for a reason!

Here are a few of my recent favourits finds in the world of fragrance…

Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum by Michael Kors

Oriental Floral

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I’m a huge fan of the original Michael Kors fragrance although it is not one I own, I hope to change that soon! This new fragrance from Michael Kors – Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum – is an irresistible expression of Michael Kors style. This perfume is seriously sexy and exudes style and confidence. The top note is amber while the base of sandalwood comes through later giving the scent a passionate warmth. Other notes are white flowers such as jasmine. Would be perfect for more mature women or those who are looking for a scent to inspire hot summer nights… R630 – R1130


DKNY Be Delicious Skin Eau de Toilette Spray – 100% Pure New York & Fresh Blossom

Fruity & Floral

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This is a first-of-its-kind fragrance, a Skin Hydrating Eau de Toilette, fragrance with benefits! There are 3 variants including the original apple scent (100% Pure New York), Golden Delicious and Fresh Blossom, a subtle fruity floral. Both have top notes of grapefruit and woody base notes – both have amazing skin-hydrating benefits to help moisturise, smooth and brighten the body while leaving your smelling amazing too!  The bottles are redesigned with a new atomizer spray for all-over body misting for a radiant veil of scent! This is a fresh, fun daytime scent for women who are young at heart! R425 – R1155.


Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau de Parfum Spray

Fruity Floral

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This is a luxurious, modern floral and fruity fragrance, that celebrates sophistication and sensuality. The intrigue of the multi-faceted modern woman! It is a fresh, feminine fragrance with top notes of pink pepper, bergamot, pear and cassis; middle notes of egyptian jasmine and gardenia; and base notes of patchouli, amber and musk. The fruity introduction, radiant floral heart and mysterious warmth, capture all that a woman is – vibrant, unpredicatable, refined, mysterious, sensual. A wonderful choice for the wonder woman in your life! R390 – R675.


Gossip Girl XOXO Eau de Toilette Spray


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This fragrance is light and bright, perfect for those looking to capture the scent of youth! XOXO is floral and fruity with the sweet top notes of blueberry, candied rose and lily after which the scent settles to a softer musk scent. The soft scent lasts for 3 – 4 hours. The bottle comes with a cute charm too so would make a perfect gift for the teenage girl in your life. R295 – R445.


Hugo XX by Hugo Boss

Fruity Floral

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This feminine fragrance is designed for the modern woman. With contemporary signature scents of litchi, mandarin and blueberry and heart notes of basmati rice, jasmine sambac and rose followed by a warm base of sensual musk and amber. This is a casual fragrance perfect for everyday wear by a seductive, glamorous woman. Perfect for a woman stepping into her prime! R499 – R785.

There you have it 5 of my favourite fragrances. I’m a huge perfume fan so to select only 5 was very hard but my collection is growing nicely so maybe I’ll do a similar post each season!! I hope you will be lucky enough to find one of these under the tree come next week! Let me know which is your favourite festive fragrance in the comments section below…



P.S. I know I’m a bit behind the times with My 5 Favourite Find posts for Oct and Nov…. promise they will be here soon!

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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