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5 Best Fragrance Gifts for Him & Her

Our picks for the best fragrances to splurge on this festive season.




Nothing says; “you’re special to me” quite like the gift of luxury fragrance. If you really want to spoil someone on your gift list this festive season, then a luxury fragrance is sure to be a winner of note. But with so many options to choose from, how do you decide which fragrance to select for that special someone? The great news is, we’ve taken the guesswork out of shopping for a scent with this list of 5 gift-worthy fragrances that are sure to impress that special lady or man on your list these holidays!

For him: Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette

A special man in your life will love this new addition from Burberry. Burberry Hero is a new masculine fragrance embracing duality: strength and subtlety, power and compassion, athleticism and creativity. Fresh, luminous, and bold, this exciting new scent is brightened with sparkling bergamot and invigorated with juniper and black pepper. Juniper, a classic British ingredient, brings a vibrant freshness to the scent and is deepened by a trio of warm cedarwood oils from three distinct mountain ranges; the Virginia Appalachian, the Atlas Mountains in Africa, and the Himalayas in Asia. Available in 50ml and 100ml sizes, Burberry Hero EDT is indeed a worthy spoil for any man this holiday season.

Burberry Hero is available at R1,360 for the 50ml bottle at Foschini for Beauty.

For her: Boss Alive Eau de Parfum

Described as the perfect fragrance for women who make bold moves, Boss Alive is elegant and powerfully feminine. A fruity and woody Eau de Parfum this scent was developed as a female companion to the iconic Boss Bottled male scent. With top notes of energetic apple, sharp blackcurrant, sun-kissed plum and warm cinnamon, this stunning fragrance is designed to remind the wearer that life is best lived vibrantly. The addition of natural Madagascan Vanilla becomes a marker of the perfume while, at the floral heart, Indian Jasmine Sambac envelops the senses as it contrasts with Thyme. The backbone of the scent leans on vibrant and strong woods comprising Chinese Cedarwood, creamy Sandalwood, Olivewood and Alaskan Goldenwood, which offer a reassuring warmth and strength.

Hugo Boss Alive is available in a 50ml bottle at R1,345 from Clicks

For him: Mercedes Benz Sign Eau de Parfum

This festive season, we recommend choosing a fragrance that will stand the test of time. A scent that’s fresh and contemporary, but that won’t date. The new Mercedes Benz Sign EDP is a Fougere oriental scent that celebrates hard work and the success that goes with it. It boasts an interesting mix of ingredients: top notes include cardamom, grapefruit and apple, at the heart you’ll find lavender, orange blossom and violet, and the base notes are tonka beans, patchouli and cashmere woods.

Looking for a fragrant gift set? The Mercedes Benz Man 4 Piece Miniature Eau De Toilette 5ml Set (R750.00) contains four favourite Mercedes Benz fragrances in mini sizes, perfect for travel, or to keep in your gym bag or weekender.

Mercedes Benz Sign EDP is available in a 100ml bottle at R1,795 from Dis-Chem.

For her: Mercedes Benz For Her Natural Spray Eau De Toilette

If you’re after matching his-and-hers fragrances then this sister fragrances of the Mercedes Benz Sign EDP is a must! It’s a vivacious fragrance with a floral freshness that is accentuated by a zesty, fruity nuance. Its top notes of Mandarin, Blackcurrant and Pear Leaves deliver their sparkling, irresistible character, exuberant gourmandize and acidic charm. At its heart you will find the pure femininity of a sensuous bouquet of white flowers with Brazilian Gardenia, Lily of the Valley and Jasmine Sambac. Finally, the base reveals the textured, persistent notes of Australian Sandalwood, Iris and Musk.

Mercedes Benz For Her Natural Spray Eau De Toilette is available from Dis-Chem at R1,245 for a 60ml bottle.

Plus, this festive season, take advantage of this special offer at Dis-Chem and receive an exclusive Swarovski necklace as a gift-with-purchase when you buy a Mercedes Benz For Her scent. The promo is running for the duration of the festive season, while stocks last.

For her: Berdoues Collection Grands Crus Selva Do Brazil

This gem from French perfumery, Maison Berdoues is a summer revelation for those days when you’re feeling energised and ready to take on the world. Those who love light, fresh fragrances will adore the simplicity of this botanical perfume. Petitgrain from Paraguay, tonka bean from Brazil and Gaiac wood from Argentina come together to create a fragrance that is both alive and racy.

This is sure to be a summer favourite for anyone on your gift list this season. It’s a fresh and light scent that epitomises long, lingering summer days spent relaxing in the garden with a book and a cocktail in hand.

Maison Berdoues fragrances are available online from Foschini for Beauty, from selected Foschini stores nationwide for R1,595 each for 100ml EDP.

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