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Holiday Scents
By Raquel Parks

Christmas is just around the corner and there’s still so much shopping to do! What better gift to give than a signature fragrance for a brand new year? Perfume and cologne make the perfect gift for a friend, family member or a significant other. There are so many quality fragrances to choose from for anyone on your Christmas list. Here are some fragrances that smell amazing and come in great gift sets for the holiday season.

Chloé Love

Chloé Love (credit: Raquel Parks / CBS Detroit)

Chloé Love

Find it at:

Neiman Marcus at Somerset Collection

2705 W Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 643-3300

Chloé ‘Love is the essence of elegance in a bottle. “Love” is a very feminine fragrance that contains notes of Orange Blossom, Pepper, Iris, Lilac, Wisteria, Hyacinth, Musk, Talc, and Rice Powder. The combination of floral notes and powder create a very soft fragrance that’s perfect for any woman looking for a classic, unforgettable scent. $110 in a 2.5 oz bottle and for $85 in a 1.7oz bottle.

Reb’l Fleur

Reb’l Fleur (credit: Raquel Parks / CBS Detroit)

Reb’l Fleur

Find it at:

Macy's at Eastland Shopping Center

18000 Vernier Rd.
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(313) 245-2200

Rihanna captures her edgy, sexy persona in her debut fragrance. Reb’l Fleur is a very sexy fragrance that reflects both a softness and boldness with its fruity top notes. The unique blend of Red Berries, Purple Plums, Ripe Peaches and other juicy fruits creates a very sweet and spicy scent that lingers throughout the day. $59 in a 3.4oz bottle and $49 in a 1.7oz bottle.

Lovestruck by Vera Wang

Lovestruck by Vera Wang (credit: Raquel Parks / CBS Detroit)

Lovestruck by Vera Wang

Find it at:

Sephora at Somerset Collection

2800 West Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 458-0100

Lovestruck is a romantic, sweet, and bold interpretation of love. It’s memorable but not over powering. The fragrance is based on the classic, love story, Romeo and Juliet. Lovestruck holds true to its namesake with its bouquet of sweet floral notes and fruits of Pink Guava, Mandarin, Tuberose, Lotus Blossom, Precious Woods, and Sheer Musk. $78 in a 3.4 oz bottle. Also available in a 1.7 oz bottle.

Guilty Intense by Gucci for men

Find it at:

Nordstrom at Sommerset Collection

2850 W Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 816-5100

Guilty Intense is a deeper, warmer version of the successful, original fragrance, Gucci Guilty. Intense turns up the richness of the Guilty scent with the masculine notes that include Lemon, Lavender, Coriander, Dry Amber, and Cedar Wood. Guilty Intense is a warm, unforgettable, and alluring scent for men. $79 in a 3.0oz bottle and for $62 in a 1.7 oz bottle.

Seductive by Guess

Seductive by Guess (credit: Raquel Parks / CBS Detroit)

Seductive by Guess for men

Find it at:

Macy's at Eastland Shopping Center

18000 Vernier Rd.
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(313) 245-2200

Guess’ Seductive is a sexy fragrance that’s inspires confidence and pure masculinity. Some of Seductive’s notes include Ardamom Milk, Mandarin, pink pepper, sandalwood, and patchouli. The composition of wood and pepper creates a bold and intriguing scent for men. $65 in the 3.4oz bottle and $49 in the 1.7oz bottle.

From citrus and floral to oriental and wood notes, anyone can find what they are looking in a new scent. With there being so many fragrances out there, it’s always a great idea to test and compare different scents to figure out which one intrigues you the most. When shopping for someone else, consider his or her’s current taste in fragrances to make the best decision. Keep these helpful tips in mind and you’re sure to make that special someone happy on Christmas day.

Get more style and shopping advice from Raquel.

Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at metrodivapages-rdp.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.

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