By Livia Scarcella
Having a hard time figuring out what to buy all your loved ones for Christmas? Santa’s one lucky guy – he makes his list and checks it ONLY twice, knowing who’s getting what from his giant sack full of gifts… while we stress out and get frustrated about finding the perfect present for every single member of our family! Well, never fear – the elves here at Rescu. are here to help with a range of fragranced gifts, both classic and modern, to place under the tree…
Despite being released only 12 years ago, J’Adore has quickly become a modern classic fragrance: feminine and sophisticated, floral with hints of fruit. Mandarin, ivy leaves and champaca flower lead into a bouquet of orchid, violet and rose, followed by luscious Damascus plum, amaranth wood and blackberry musk. We recommend the richness of the EDP!
Perfect for: An elegant lady who loves to show their feminine side – sister, mother, grandmother, friend…the possibilities are endless! Available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies and independents (30ml EDP – $94, 50ml EDP – $130, 100ml EDP – $180)
With notes of persimmon, lily of the valley, jasmine, eglantine (also known as Sweet Briar or Eglantine rose), white amber and musk, this light floral fragrance is perfect for casual summer days. A delicate scent reminiscent of the English countryside!
Perfect for: Your easy-going best friend or sister will love this laid-back fragrance. Available at Jo Malone stores, selected David Jones stores and at jomalone.com.au (30ml – $90, 100ml – $170; also available as a body crème, body & hand wash and home candle).
Boldly elegant, Red Door is another modern classic scent that many women all over the world call their signature scent. A rich bouquet of freesia, lily of the valley, violets, red rose, Moroccan orange flower, ylang ylang and jasmine are accentuated by a luxurious base of oakmoss, honey and sandalwood.
Perfect for: A mature-minded lady of any age who exudes sophistication. Available from Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies (30ml EDT – $55, 50ml EDT – $70, 100ml EDT – $95).
After the popularity of the gorgeous Chloe EDP in 2008, a fresher, more subtle eau de toilette interpretation was introduced the following year. Fresh notes of mandarin zest and watermelon are followed by freesia, rose, fresh iris and a sandalwood base.
Perfect for: A girl in her late-teens/early twenties who acts like they don’t have a care in the world! Available from Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies and independents (50ml EDT – $120).
Australia’s biggest-selling scent last year, and probably the most famous fragrance in the world, is the floral powerhouse that is Chanel No.5. Since 1921, women of all ages (including Marilyn Monroe, who said it was all she wore in bed!) have been enticed by the stunning blend of ylang ylang, neroli, aldehydes, jasmine, may rose, sandalwood and vetiver. This classic can be sophisticated or sexy, classy or flirtatious, vintage or modern -it all depends on the wearer!
Perfect for: Someone who appreciates the sheer beauty of Chanel No.5! This is not a fragrance you buy for just anyone – it really needs to be tried on the skin to see whether it suits (and enchants) you or not. Available at Myer, David Jones and selected independents and pharmacies (50ml EDP – $159, 100ml EDP – $234; also comes in EDT and Parfum concentrations).
As a follow-up to last year’s Bang, American designer Marc Jacobs introduces an updated, fresher interpretation which he has named Bang Bang! It opens with lemon, fennel and cardamom, which then develop into a softer heart of sandalwood and a creamy cashmere musk base. A straight-forward scent for anytime of the year!
Perfect for: A bold young guy who enjoys making the most out of each day. Available at Myer, David Jones and selected independents (50ml EDT – $95, 100ml EDT – $130).
A timeless scent straight out of the sixties, yet still going strong forty-five years later is Dior’s Eau Sauvage. Fresh and herbal with a woody base, this scent features notes of lemon, bergamot, rosemary, hedione, lavender, oakmoss and patchouli. This fragrance is great for any occasion – business meetings, dinner with friends or a night out with your loved one!
Perfect for: The confident, masculine man with an air of elegance. Available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies (50ml EDT – $85, 100ml EDT – $115).
Beginning with bright notes of lemon and bergamot blended with rosemary and matcha green tea, Midnight In Paris evolves into a smooth oriental, with notes of leather, lily of the valley, amber, tonka bean and incense.
Perfect for: Anyone from 18-88 who is romantic, but also mature-minded. Available exclusively at David Jones (75ml EDT – $89, 125ml EDT – $110).