Six perfume and cologne suggestions for a quick gift for special someone.
Perfume and cologne are great last-minute gifts. They’re easy to find — stocked everywhere from drugstores to malls — but the gift itself is luxe and, if you can spare a minute or two, highly personal.
Here are some scent suggestions.
Pacifica Spray Perfume ($22 at Bartell Drugs). Portland company Pacifica makes vegan scents using natural ingredients and essential oils. Scents range from exotic (sandalwood, Spanish amber) to floral (lemon blossom, pikake) to foody (vanilla, blood orange).
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Holiday Eau de Parfum ($120 at Nordstrom). The gorgeous bottle will thrill. The scent inside is floral, of course, with notes of bergamot, jasmine, orchid, rose and more.
Olivine Bluebird Eau De Parfum ($80, find stockists at shopolivine.com). A limited-edition, vegan formula out of Seattle, this scent is meant to evoke summer with notes of blood orange, orange blossom, neroli and vanilla.
Miu Miu Eau de Parfum ($68–$118 at Nordstrom). This knock-out bottle contains a youthful take on classic lily of the valley scents.
Juniper Ridge Backpacker Cologne ($60, find stockists at juniperridge.com). Locally made from gathered flora, these unisex scents smell like the outdoors and provide a hint of sage, pine and other woodsy smells.
Sephora Cologne Sampler ($65 at Sephora). Can’t commit to a scent for him? Pick up this set that comes with 12 sample sizes and a certificate he can redeem for a full-size of his favorite.