The world of niche fragrance continues to grow, and with it, a dizzying array of options, making gifting a bit of a challenge. That’s why we always suggest buying a set for the fragrance lovers on your list. The curated selections beg for exploration and ongoing discovery, while the variety contained within lowers the risk of a flop; it’s very likely
something inside will be a new favourite!
With that in mind, here are some picks for our favourite fragrance gift sets, for any budget or taste. To explore our full selection, check out our Gift Guide
Maison Francis Kurkdjian – 3, 2, 1, Noël! Scented Candle Trio Many know Maison Francis Kurkdjian for their chic, luxurious fragrances, including the megahit Baccarat Rouge 540. But if you’ve never experienced their candles, you’re missing some of their best work. This set, packaged with the brand’s impeccable eye for design, features three votive candles in gorgeous French matte ceramic vessels. First, two unique winter florals, exclusively created for holiday 2023, add colour and joy to any room. The third rounds off the collection: Mon Beau Sapin, a much-loved favourite which returns every year by popular demand, is the most refined Christmas tree candle we’ve ever smelled.
D.S. & Durga – Roadtrip Hits A highly unique set brimming with this Brooklyn brand’s eclectic troubadour spirit, this box offers five of the most unique car fragrances imaginable. Yes, we did say car fragrances! These cheeky throwback air-fresheners feature hip black-and-white graphics and warm, poetic scents with whimsical names like Concrete After Lightning and Portable Fireplace. While this set is the perfect gift for any hard-to-buy-for motorist, they can also be used in any small enclosed space, or even tucked into a drawer to delicately scent clothing or linens.
Penhaligon’s – Tiddly Whiffs Set If you’ve ever visited London during the holiday season, you know the Brits have a magic touch with festive decoration. This set of samples from iconic English perfumery Penhaligon’s brings all that beauty home in a stocking-stuffer-friendly little box. Even the name brings a smile to our face! We love Penhaligon’s fragrances for gifting because they’re approachable and versatile while still feeling playful and unexpected. This set features the brand’s bestsellers across all three of their collections, running the gamut from fresh to bold and floral to woody. We think there’s a scent inside for every taste imaginable.
Creed – Holiday Coffret for Him The ultimate in luxury, this beautiful coffret contains travel sized spray vials of three bestselling Creed fragrances. Among the scents featured are the global phenomenon Aventus and the seminal classic Green Irish Tweed. Creed’s reputation for bold, effortlessly fashionable fragrances has made the brand’s logo and timeless packaging a status symbol since its inception. While the three fragrances in this set were conceived as snapshots of opulent masculinity, we also think the beautiful citrus-and-green-tea-supernova Silver Mountain water would make for a perfect signature for any gender.
Ormonde Jayne – Signature Discovery Set One of our most beloved brands, the clean lines of Ormonde Jayne’s aesthetic conceal a wildly innovative spirit. Over the years, they’ve released some of the most groundbreaking scents in our collection. Warm notes of amber and balsam, edgy facets of novel ingredients like hemlock, and rare flowers like champaca and frangipani find new life within these timeless, unisex fragrances. They all seem to dance within the brand’s signature transparent structure, the brainchild of revolutionary Escentric Molecules perfumer Geza Schoen. Glittering on the skin, they demonstrate classical balance and abstract electricity, making this set an exciting olfactory adventure for newbies and connoisseurs alike.