I’m not sure when, where, or why, but somewhere along the line, perfume gift sets began to accumulate a bum rap in terms of their giftability. Deeming them cliché, cheesy, or lazy, some people seem to think perfume sets, and fragrances in general, are an easy way out—thoughtless, they might say. However, we very much beg to differ.
First, wearing and choosing a fragrance is one of the most intimate and personalized ways to adorn and express yourself, and thus, gifting a fragrance, if some thought is put forward as to who your giftee is, is highly personal. So there’s that. Second, we don’t know about you, but perfume is one of those random categories of beauty we don’t necessarily splurge on for ourselves. A mascara that we’ll wear every day? Of course. A serum that claims to give us baby angel skin? Why not? But an expensive scent we may only wear on special occasions or when we’re feeling a certain way? Eek, immediate balk. Thus, gifting a loved one a beautiful, high-quality perfume set is a great way to show your love and appreciation for them, and we have a hunch it will make them feel downright special.
To lend a helping hand as people who receive, test, sniff, and sort all the best fragrances for a living, we’re featuring 25 of the best perfume gift sets we’d personally love to receive this season. From warm and spicy to fresh and clean to a little bit of everything, we’ve got your back. Keep scrolling!