Give the gift of fragrance this Christmas – Fragrance Gift Guide 2019

Includes PR samples and Affiliate Links

There is nothing nicer than receiving fragrance as a gift in my opinion. I love it when someone has thought about my personality and chosen me a special fragrance. So if you are looking to give the gift of fragrance this Christmas, I have a few below that you may enjoy.

shay and blue blood oranges

Fragrance is such a personal thing but every year I look forward to receiving a new one from my husband and children and although I purchase many for myself throughout the year, as I am a HUGE fragrance addict, I just love to see or should I say smell, if they have got it right. To be honest, there has never been a fragrance that they have bought me that I haven’t loved, used and worn until the end. Hopefully I can help you out with some of these too.

Clean Reserve Avant Garden Collection Nude Santal & Heliotrope 200ml

Clean Reserve Avant Garden

Clean Reserve is a brand I have come to know and love so much these past 18months. I have bought fragrances from this brand for both myself and husband and featured a few on my blog HERE and HERE.

I am a huge fan of this brand for so many reasons, obviously their fragrances are just divine, so pure and fresh and the longevity is incredible. It’s also a favourite of ours because of the sustainability aspects of the Brand which you can read more about HERE. 

Clean Reserve Avant Garden flatlay

Clean Reserve do many Unisex fragrances as well as those that are more for men or more for Women. I would say that Nude Santal & Heliotrope is a feminine fragrance however, my husband really likes it too hahaha! It is from the Creamy Oriental Family and tingles the nose with its fresh burst of fragrance, which then warms to something very soft and seductive. Possibly one of my favourite fragrances from the brand this is so sexy and so seductive that you will be remembered for this scent. Created using the finest ingredients sourced responsibly from the South of France it is indeed a experience for the nose and senses being, floral, woody and warm all at the same time. The complexities of this fragrance are not lost on me and as my body warms and moves, a different layer of fragrance is exposed.

Key Benefits:
Includes top notes of lemon and cinnamon
Mid notes consist of heliotrope and orange flower
Woody base notes combine with Madagascar vanilla
Makes use of responsibly grown and harvested ingredients
Free of phthalates, preservatives, gluten and artificial dyes
Vegan and cruelty-free

I absolutely love this and if you want a really unique, sexy fragrance that you will be remembered by, this is the one. Available HERE

Floral Street Ylang Ylang Espresso

Floral Street Ylang Ylang Espresso

If you are heading off somewhere warm, or, lets face, it somewhere cold, catching the snow before Christmas, then you must check out this stunning fragrance available from World Duty Free. Floral Street have been wowing everyone with their amazing scents since they opened their flagship store in Covent Garden a couple of years ago. If you are ever in the area, I urge you to pop in for a visit, but I warn you, you will be hard pressed to come out without a purchase. Those lovely people at World Duty Free kindly sent me this fragrance, knowing my love for Perfume and my addiction to coffee. This is a match made in Fragrance Heaven.

First off, can we just talk about the packaging! The design of the bottle is just beautiful and oh so tactile you will love touching and stroking it hahahaha. I can safetly say this is not like any fragrance I have ever tried before! Honestly! If you do not like the smell of coffee, then you will not like this fragrance, but if you want to buy someone something so different, this is the one.

Floral Street Ylang Ylang Espresso bottle

This award winning fragrance is “A fragrance for the spirited, fearless, mystical and audacious.” It has a mouth-watering creamyness that warms on the skin, with a blend of Ylang, Ylang, Jasmine, Rose and freshly brewed coffee it is a sensual awakening in a exciting new way. Sustainable, vegan and unforgettable, this is a fragrance for someone that wants to stand out from the crowd.

Key ingredients
Tangerine, Sichuan Pepper, Fresh Rose, Jasmine, Tiramisu Accord, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Espresso Beans, Cocoa Beans, Guaicwood.

A truly wonderful fragrance that if purchased from World Duty Free would be an incredible bargain, but is still a great price if bought HERE

Le Couvent Botanic Jungle Aqua Sacre gift set

Le Couvent Botanic Jungle Aqua Sacre gift set

A brand that i have featured before during National Fragrance week HERE, Le Couvent Des Minimes is a very sophisticated fragrance brand. Botanic Jungle Aqua Sacrae is a very light fragrance that has an air of mystery about it. Very aquatic, you can almost smell a refreshing jungle spring in the background, with intoxicating notes of Jasmine and Tuberose, this is a beautifully light floral that has a hit of spicy sensuality about it, whilst lending itself perfectly to the daytime. Crafted according to the tradition of French Haute Parfumerie, this Vegan blend has a formula of up to 98% Natural Origin ingredients which linger and last on the skin. This gift set contains 50ml of the Jasmine & Tuberose Cologne and a bar of Botanical Soap. Would make a very pretty Gift. Available HERE

Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin 100ml

Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin Cologne

I had the absolute pleasure of vising the Atelier Cologne Store in Covent Garden earlier this year HERE to learn more about the brand. I fell in love the moment i walked in, heard about the brands story and sampled their fragrances. I am proud to say my love affair with this brand has continued and i have four Atelier Cologne fragrances in my fragrance wardrobe. I am thrilled to be able to also share Santal Carmin with you, which I think would make THE most exquisite fragrance gift this Christmas.

This is one of those frgrances that once you smell it you will be transported to a relaxing, far away land, that is filled with fond memories, stories of old and tales of love. A real mood enhancer this gives an air of confidence to the person wearing it as the aromas mix with the senses to create something truly spellbinding. Described as a unisex fragrance, I find it errs more on the masculine side BUT is a fragrance I would still wear.

“Rich and deep, the wood perfume Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne creates pleasant sensations. Made of sandalwood from Australia, bergamot from Italy and guaiac wood from Central America*, this unisex perfume helps you feel confident and comfortable. This sensual fragrance will add a touch of softness and roundness to your personality.”

I absolutely adore this brand and have fallen in love with Santal Carmin. You can read more about Atelier Cologne HERE or purchase Santal Carmin HERE

Shay & Blue Blood Orange Eau De Parfum 100ml

shay & Blue Blood Oranges

This fragrance is so uplifting and positive I absolutely love it! Created with real Citrus, Flowers Fruit and Spices this is a cult classic fragrance loved by both men and women. A trendy fragrance that will serve the test of time, you will absolutely be stopped and asked about this glorious beauty. Blood Orange is a softer fragrance that has been expertly blended with Amber, Musk, Leather and Chard woods making this an effervescent, exciting fragrance. This will lift your mood and put a smile on your face each and every time you wear it. Fresh, Fruity and Flirty this is a must have for the person that always has a spring in their step or has a really busy life and needs to feel uplifted and energised. Happiness and Joy in a bottle. This is my weekend fragrance.
Top Note – Fresh bursts of juicy blood orange
Heart Note – Balanced notes of sensual hot napa leather
Base Note – Sultry musk, charred woods and amber

I love this fragrance when I know I have a busy day ahead and need a burst of energy. I also love to spritz this in my hair on a Sunday morning when i am having a jeans and T shirt kind of day and love the gentle burst of fragrance that it offers. If Citrus Fragrances are for you, but you want to step away from the Lemon and Lime fragrances, I can wholeheartedly assure you, Blood Oranges is your new best friend. Available HERE

Jo Malone Orange Bitters 30ml

jo malone orange bitters

Christmas is not Christmas without this glorious fragrance from Jo Malone. Orange Bitters is back and it is absolutely delightful!! The bottle oozes luxury and Christmas with its Gold cap and the scent…well…. the scent is sublime. It has a fresh and rounded top note of fresh Orange and Mandarin and then a hit of Bitter Orange on a Prune, Sandalwood and Amber Base. This is complex yet exciting, fresh yet intoxicating, this is your exciting Christmas fragrance with the promise of more to come. I absolutely love this. Available HERE

I hope you love my roundup of fragrances for Christmas 2019. I would be thrilled to receive any of these from Santa and I know you will too. Let me know if you have followed my suggestions and made a purchase, or tell me your favourite, must have Christmas fragrance.

Leave me a comment below!

Thanks for reading

Love Sharon xx




  1. Lucy Hough
    November 26, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    What a great read. Its amazing how a fragrance can change or shape your whole day. Or an old favourite can bring back a moment or a memory 💖 A lot of new ones for me in this blog. I am going to study them in more detail. xxx Lucy xxx

    • backtoyoubeauty
      November 26, 2019 / 2:01 pm

      Lucy, it really is…. fragrance really is the timeline of my life, from my wedding to my sons christenings and birth, even the fragrance I was wearing when my dad died and at his funeral, they all have a place in my heart x

  2. Pam Merrifield
    November 26, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    I agree a certain fragrance or smell can bring memories flooding back. I smelt someone wearing YSL Kouros a few days ago and it transported me back to the 80’s. I still have my old favourites like Gucci Rush (original) and Obsession but will definitely open my senses to new perfumes. I have tried the Shay and Blue Blood Orange and I must say it’s not my favourite. But it’s good that we all like something different.

    • backtoyoubeauty
      November 27, 2019 / 9:35 am

      Wow Kouros and Obsession!!! Obsession was my favourite when I was 16 I loved loved loved it so much I had the fragrance, body lotion shampoo hahahaha! Yes there is something for everyone out there and they bring back so many memories x

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