Gifting someone their favorite perfume is fine—a safe bet, even. They'd most likely appreciate it, because who wouldn't want an endless supply of their holy grail scent? But then again, picking out something entirely new with a specific person in mind is what makes gift-giving fun—thrilling, even—instead of purchasing a bottle they'd probably buy for themselves on a regular day. Ahead, we list some new gift-worthy options to consider that your recipient probably hasn't:
1. Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur
Mémoire can be for anyone on your gift list—the only requirement should be that they love smelling good, really. It's the kind of fragrance that leaves an impression sans the nose wrinkling, thanks to a memory-stamping mix of Indian coral jasmine and Roman chamomile that makes it green, floral, and romantic all at once.
GUCCI Mémoire d'une Odeur Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Department Stores
2. Chanel Les Eaux in Paris-Biarritz
Gabrielle Chanel opened her first couture house in the Parisian city of Biarritz in 1915, and this scent bottles its bustling energy in a sparkling citrus fragrance no one can resist. Pass a bottle to someone who loves a fresh-smelling spritz.
CHANEL Les Eaux in Paris-Biarritz Eau de Toilette, P8350, Rustan's Makati (available December 1)
3. Coach Floral Blush
This is one of those perfumes that smell as dainty as the bottle looks. It's sweet, citrus, and adequately rosy—a playfully crisp fragrance that can be your no-brainer when you can't decide which one to wear for the day.
COACH Floral Blush Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Department stores
4. Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Eau Gourmande
Amber and vanilla is always a crowd-pleasing combination for creating an addictive yet comforting scent. In their version, Laura Mercier mixed in some brown sugar and sandalwood to make it irresistably sweet. An option for your dessert-loving friend, perhaps?
LAURA MERCIER Ambre Vanillé Eau Gourmande, price unavailable, Glorietta 3
5. Dior J'adore
"J'adore invents a flower that does not exist," says Dior perfumer François Demachy. It combines some of the most loved floral notes like ylang-ylang, Indian tuberose, and jasmine, creating an opulent floral fragrance you can't quite find anywhere else.
DIOR J'adore Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, SM Makati
6. Aerin Lilac Path
For the recipient who's completely apologetic about their love for floral perfumes, Aerin's Lilac Path is the way to go. It will make them smell like a flower garden in the most elegant way possible with the blend of lilac, jasmine, and orange flower.
AERIN Lilac Path Eau de Parfum, P6780, SM Megamall
7. Bulgari Rose Goldea Blossom Delight
This tender iteration of Bvlgari's popular Rose Goldea perfume is for both the young and the young at heart. It settles on the skin like a rose in bloom—undeniably floral yet also musky and creamy. The rose gold bottle with the Serpenti syle ring is a sight for sore eyes, too.
BULGARI Rose Goldea Blossom Delight, price unavailable, Department stores
8. Guerlain Mon Guerlain
Much like its face Angelina Jolie, Mon Guerlain represents the strength and freedom of modern femininity. It's a fresh, oriental fragrance with a potent whiff of vanilla and lavender you could wear from day to night.
GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Department stores
9. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense
All of us knows someone who swears by D&G's Light Blue, and if you want to gift this person a perfume but don't want to take too big a risk, have them give the new Eau Intense version a shot. This has the same fruity-floral sharpness of the original in a deeper, longer-lasting formula.
DOLCE & GABBANA Light Blue Eau Intense Eau de Parfum, P6650, Rustan's
10. Clinique My Happy
Clinique's new My Happy range has six fragrances that were made to be worn together. Shop for two (or three) to give your recipient a the chance to blend their own signature scent at home.
CLINIQUE My Happy, P1300 each, SM Megamall