Giving someone perfume for the holidays can be such a gamble, because who knows if they will end up liking it and actually using it. It can be worth the risk though, especially if you chose that scent specifically with that person in mind. They might even fall in love with it for exactly that reason.
But to ensure success, we highly recommend only gifting perfume to people whose taste you know well—like your boyfriend, for example. Chances are, you're already considering giving him a backup of his favorite fragrance bottle—after all, his holiday gift from you should feel a little more special, don't you think?
Well, if you're open for suggestions, you can't go wrong with something by Dolce & Gabbana. You can choose among their classic scents, or go for something a little more unexpected like K by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum, which is on its way to becoming a classic. It's a fresh take on the K Eau de Toilette, having the same tangy citrus base and spicy woods that have made it the addictive scent that it is.
For the EDP, perfumers Daphné Bugey and Nathalie Lorson intensified the fragrance by adding cardamom, fig milk, and nagarmotha wood for a smooth, spicy, and smoky touch. The bottle also comes in a deeper, more regal shade of blue than the EDT, topped with a silver crown that makes for a literal yet spot-on depiction of its inspiration.
When asked about the kind of man they envision wearing the scent, Daphné and Nathalie answered, "Both fragrances are for a man who is the king of his own life. He is charismatic and authentic; he is seductive, generous and inspiring." That said, they think the EDP is more suited for a night time affair because of its depth. "[It] reveals the more intimate and personal facets of his character—his passions and his innermost dreams," they continue.
In short, if your significant other wants his scents fresh, intense, and unlike something his friends might wear, this fragrance could be the best thing to slot under the tree for him this year. Besides, who wouldn't want to smell like a king?
K by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum, P4850 (50ml) P6650 (100ml), DOLCE & GABBANA, Deparment Stores