Armani's Choice of Perfume Gifts for Every Season
Perfume can seem like an intimidating gift because scent is so personal. But with a little extra effort, a perfume gift can stand out at any time of year - be it a warm winter scent, a fresh summer fragrance, florals for spring or spiced scents for autumn. Our sense of smell is so closely linked to our emotional memory, meaning the gift of perfume can have your loved one thinking of you every time they wear it. A considerate gift for all seasons, selecting a perfume for the fragrance lover in your life doesn't need to be daunting. We’ve put together this guide to Armani fragrances to help you select the best perfume gift every time, with the tools to choose the perfect scent no matter who you’re shopping for.
What Gifting Perfume Means
You may be asking yourself - is perfume an intimate gift? It’s true that throughout history, gifts of perfume have symbolised love and affection. Whether you want to spoil mum, show dad you know how to pick a classy present, or make a statement to a romantic partner, perfume gifts can be an expression of fondness and appreciation. Because fragrance can be so personal, gifting perfume means you’ve given your loved one a lot of thought and consideration. So, how do you go about choosing the right scent for a loved one in your life?
Perfume Gifts for Her
The best perfumes to gift a woman are perfectly balanced, tastefully designed and curated just for her. In choosing perfume gifts for her, consider the top notes, heart notes and base notes of any given fragrance:
- Top notes are the scents immediately obvious after spraying a fragrance and dissipate after five to fifteen minutes, making way for the essence of the perfume: the heart notes.
- Heart notes are a more complex blend of scents and make up most of the sensory experience of a perfume. They act as a buffer for the bolder base notes.
- Base notes support the personality of the fragrance and can linger on the skin until the following morning.
When picking perfume gifts for her, be sure to keep your perfume sample so you can experience the fragrance at all three stages.
Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum
Our top pick for an elegant perfume gift for her is the Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum. With inviting top notes of bergamot and orange blossom, followed by bright floral heart notes of Indian tuberose and jasmine. Woody base notes of cedarwood, sustainably sourced Madagascan vanilla and white musk gives a vibrant base to the fragrance while the bottle is an ode to the Armani world of couture. This perfume is even refillable, which means reduced carbon emissions and less plastic.
Perfume Gifts for Him
A perfume gift for men can be hard to get just right. But with some care, it could become his signature scent for years to come. Whether you’re gifting perfume to your significant other, father, or brother, the first thing you’ll want to know is how intense they like a scent to be. Fragrances have different concentration levels, which you can figure out based on how they’re labelled. Scents labelled ‘parfum’ have the strongest concentration, followed by scents labelled ‘eau de parfum’ and finally, ‘eau de toilette’. For perfume gifts a lighter scent can be a sensible choice. We recommend opting for an ‘eau de toilette’ fragrance for a subtle yet effective masculine scent.
Acqua di Giò Eau de Toilette
For a lighter fragrance that delivers on quality we suggest Acqua di Giò Eau de Toilette. This scent is fresh and aquatic with top notes of bergamot, neroli and green tangerine. Heart notes of marine, jasmine and rosemary settle into a base of cedar and patchouli.
Seductive Scents of Perfume
Truly seductive scents are hard to come by. Seductive perfume is timeless, elegant and sensual and gives the wearer confidence. It can be a hard scent to perfect - so, whether it’s date night, a special anniversary or you’re just in the mood to give a perfume gift that envelops the senses, we’ve made it easy with our recommendations of the best seductive scents.
Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Parfum
For her, we can’t go past the iconic Giorgio Armani Sì Eau De Parfum. The striking glass bottle will be a worthy addition to her perfume shelf, with its structured curves and contrasting gold and black accents. Blackcurrant nectar gives the fragrance a radiant top note before dipping into floral heart notes of Rose de Mai and freesia. A hint of patchouli gives way to warm and sensual base notes of blond amber. Available in three sizes, Sì is the ultimate feminine seductive perfume.
Giorgio Armani Stronger With You Only
For a more masculine seductive perfume we love Giorgio Armani Stronger With You Only. It’s an energizing scent with a sweet grapefruit top note and heart notes of lavender and geranium which lends a fresh element. Sustainably sourced Madagascan vanilla provides a luxurious base note for the golden toned scent captured in the iconic Emporio Armani fragrance glass bottle. This perfume looks as good as it smells and is available in 50mL or 100mL.
Gifts for Perfume Lovers
Finding the perfect perfume gift for the scent lover in your life can be a little trickier. They know what they like and they’ve usually tried a lot of fragrances. But that just makes it all the more impressive when you gift them a fragrance that becomes a staple in their perfume display.
Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou Eau de Toilette
We think the perfume lover in your life will fall in love with Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou Eau de Toilette. This unisex scent is inspired by the Suzhou Gardens in China, composed with opulent peony and balanced with delicate fruity notes and soft musks. The modern bottle is sleek and square while the blush tone liquid takes its colour from the peonies it is inspired by. Available in 50mL and 100mL sizes, you’re sure to leave an impression gifting this fragrance.
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