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10 Perfect Perfumes Guaranteed To Go Down Well

Our pick of the best perfumes to treat someone to this winter …

We’re treating ourselves (and others) to a bottle of something beautiful this season. That idea that perfume is a lazy present? Not true – if you choose carefully and thoughtfully. Go for an endlessly loved classic like Chanel No5, as Marilyn would, or something new and special, such as Hiram Green, whose Hyde scent is as smoky and evocative as a burning log fire in winter.

Discovery sets make a fun and intriguing gift – the Hiram Green set is €42, for example – and the mini bottles are the best idea for someone who travels a lot. Another idea: their favourite city in scent. Nick Steward’s Gallivant collection includes Berlin, Naples, London, Amsterdam and, new this autumn, Abu Dhabi. Naples is our favourite, but they are all beautiful, and the discovery set of ten minis is just £30stg, refundable on a full bottle purchase; www.gallivant-perfumes.com). The Loewe range of perfumes are elegantly presented, for the fashion-lover in your life, but we are partial to pharmacy favourites too, for more budget-friendly buys – avoid the plastic-laden coffrets, and instead consider Roger & Gallet, Clarins Eau Dynamisante (around €40) or Clinique Aromatics Elixir which starts around €30. Personally, I’d love a bottle of my teenage favourite Loulou by Cacharel, an 80s classic in a brilliant blue bakelite bottle that is way cheaper than today’s designer bottles; you can pick it up for around €21.

Best of all, choose a standout Irish scent: the choice is now so excellent, there’s every good reason to keep things local. Cloon Keen would always be my first stop for something exquisite, whether a candle (Noble Fir, always, at this time of year) or an eau de parfum (frankly impossible to choose just one but their award-wining Castaña, an innovative and deliciously mellow take on sweet chestnut, with hints of golden caramel, is a good place to start). I also guarantee gifting success with Wild Rose, a stunning all-natural Burren beauty. The toughest part? Giving them away …

Main featured image via Chanel Beauty.

CHANEL

Chanel No5 eau de parfum, from €74, at counters nationwide.

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CHLOE

Chloe Rose Naturelle Intense eau de parfum, €145, at select pharmacies and stores natiownide. 

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THE BURREN PERFUMERY

The Burren Perfumery Wild Rose eau de parfum, €130, at www.theburrenperfumery.com

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CLOON KEEN

Cloon Keen Castaña, €150, at Cloon Keen Galway and Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2; www.cloonkeen.com

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HERMÈS

Hermès Violette Volynka eau de toilette, €245, www.hermes.com; or compose your own gift set of four 15ml Hermessences, €148.

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HIRAM GREEN

Hiram Green Hyde eau de parfum, €169, at Parfumarija, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2; www.parfumarija.com

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BARE BLUE

Solid Perfume Co Bella (refillable), €30, at www.bareblue.ie 

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LOEWE

Loewe Earth eau de parfum, €96, at Brown Thomas; www.brownthomas.com

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MEMO PARIS

Memo Paris Italian Leather travel spray 10ml, €38, at www.theloop.ie

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L’OCCITANE

L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Eau Intense eau de toilette, €67, at boutiques nationwide and ie.loccitane.com

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