The Perfume Shop have some cracking gift ideas that include some really good value sets; this has been a tough old year for most of us, and not everyone can afford a mega splurge on presents for this Christmas, but if you don’t mind doing some hunting, there are some very good deals to be found and that includes the current promotion that The Perfume Shop are doing, offering a sliding scale of reductions, the more you spend (10% off £50, 15% off £75 and 20% off £100) so you could cover several gifts in one buy to make the most of the deal, or you could just treat yourself to something lovely with the entirely justifiable excuse of self-care.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, I have two fragrances to share with you today, Armani Si for her and Armani Code for him. Armani Si is a beautiful, elegant scent for women that’s described as a Modern Chypra, with top notes of Blackcurrant Liqueur, Rose de Mai Absolute and Freesia at the heart and Patchouli and Oakmoss at the base. I’m not really big on Chypras and I don’t love Patchouli, so I was expecting to not get on too well with this, but it’s actually a really lovely fragrance; feminine and silky without being too floral or sweet. It’s grown-up and sexy without being too overt.
Being the only man in my life (other than my son, who’s seven and currently favouring my fragrances over the men’s ones) my dad is very lucky to get his hands on some gorgeous fragrances for men, such as the Armani Code that arrived just in time for his birthday! Armani Code is a really lovely fragrance for men; it’s a classic oriental (the first from the brand for men) and I really like how subtle it is – it’s clearly a fragrance aimed at men, but I find so many of them are over the top and too “in your face,” whereas this one is much more gentle and incredibly appealing. There’s Citron and Olive Flower at the top, Star Anise at the heart and Guaiac Wood at the base.
Both Armani fragrances are currently available at The Perfume Shop in various deals, sets and offers. If neither of these scents do it for you, they have a huge collection of Armani, but if you’re seeking something different they’ve got some great offerings from other brands too. Prepare yourself a Hot Chocolate, get comfy and have a good ol’ browse!
Check out the full Armani collection here – link.
Disclosure: PR samples, I was not paid to feature.