As opposed to more crowd-pleasing items like makeup gift sets and high-tech skincare devices, perfumes are deeply personal and highly subjective, making them notoriously difficult to nail. When done correctly, a luxe fragrance can be an incredibly thoughtful and personal gift, as it often evokes much more than a scent. Perfumes have the power to instantly transport us to another time and place, reminding us of a distant memory or a loved one in a way so few other gifts can.
You’ll never hear us discourage buying a fragrance gift for anyone on your list, be it your lifelong best friend or your child’s teacher. We will, however, help you narrow down your options with our guide to the 15 best fragrance gifts for everyone in your life. From classic perfumes to the chicest candles, consider this your way to instant brownie points.