5 Holiday Fragrance Gift Sets You Won't Be Able To Resist In 2023

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If you're searching for a new fragrance or want to give someone special the gift of a new scent, fragrance gift sets are the best way to explore a whole range of new fragrances. It's the perfect gift if you don't know someone's favorite scent but still want to gift them with something decadent and fun. Since the holidays are a special time for gift-giving, brands tend to release their best fragrance gift sets at this time of year, so take advantage. It's usually your chance to get the best deal as well as the best range of scents. There's such an array to choose from, which makes picking a holiday fragrance set that much more fun. Emma Watson's favorite fragrance, Lancôme's Trésor Midnight Rose, is one example of an earthy, floral fragrance that's sure to be a hit. Or if autumn scents are your preference, check out these seasonal hits that are available all year long

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Many of these holiday gifts are discovery sets, so you can get to know a catalog of scents that you might not otherwise experience. Plus, since they're appealing to a wide audience, the fragrance brands tend to put forward their best sellers, so you're sure to find at least a few perfumes in the mix that please you or the lucky beneficiary of the gift set. 

Give a Hermès fan the Discovery Set

While many fragrance gift sets offer a range of brands, some of our favorites are a range of scents from one, iconic brand. The Hermès Mini Fragrance Discovery Set features four of the brand's most popular scents so that you can gift with confidence. They're sure to love most if not all of these popular perfumes. The gift set features Twilly d'Hermès Eau de Parfum, a spicy, feminine scent rich with ginger, tuberose, and sandalwood. It also has Eau des Merveilles, a romantic, woodsy scent with Elemi, Benzoin, and Bitter Orange. Then there's Un Jardin sur le Nil Eau de Toilette, a light, fresh scent made with Green Mango and Lotus Blossom. Lastly, the gift set boasts Eau de rhubarbe écarlate Eau de Cologne, a herbaceous scent made with rhubarb and musk. There really is something for everyone in this covetous gift set that retails for $60 from Sephora.

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The Sephora Deluxe Mini Perfume Sampler Set is the best value

If you're gifting someone with a fragrance but have no idea what they like, or if you're in the market for yourself and can't decide, the Sephora Deluxe Mini Perfume Sampler Set is by far the best choice that we've sourced. The set is an incredible value, too. It costs $80 from Sephora and comes with six sample fragrances. The scents include Clean Reserve Skin, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum, Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy, NEST New York Balinese Coconut Perfume Oil, PHLUR Missing Person Eau de Parfum, Versace Dylan Purple Eau de Parfum, plus a bonus Voluspa French Cade Lavender Tiny Tin Candle. 

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Once you've experienced each scent, you can then redeem a full-size bottle of one of your favorite scents from the selected offering at no extra cost. So you get the fun of the gift set, plus the chance to own a full-size bottle.

The cheap and cheerful fragrance set

One of the most affordable and fool-proof fragrance gift sets that we've sourced is the Cheirosa Travel Perfume Set by Sol de Janeiro. The box set retails for $34 at Sephora and features the brand's four biggest hits. There's Cheirosa 62, a warm, buttery scent with hints of pistachio, salted caramel, and vanilla. There's Cheirosa 40, which is both musky and floral, made with black amber plum and vanilla woods. The set also includes Cheirosa 68, which is a lighter, floral scent with hints of Brazilian jasmine and dragon fruit, and makes one think of ocean air. Finally, there's Rio Radiance, which used to be called Tan Lines, that's truly beachy and fun, made with tuberose and coconut milk, and gives the sensory experience of lying in warm sand. 

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The Cheirosa Perfume Set is the perfect gift for anyone who's craving a beach getaway, with smells evocative of travel and sunshine. If they can't jet set on a beach vacation, the second best thing is this rich, sensory experience.

Go all out with a gift set from Jo Malone

If you want to get swanky with a fragrance set, opt for the Jo Malone London Cologne collection from Selfridges & Co. The gift set retails for $97 and features the iconic British perfumer's best scents. There's English Pear Freesia cologne, Peony & Blush Suede cologne, Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne, Lime Basil & Mandarin cologne, and Pomegranate Noir cologne. You can actually wear a single scent or layer several together for a complex set of notes.

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A Jo Malone gift set is a great idea because the brand is luxurious and sought after. It also has a touch of royalty to it, since Catherine, Princess of Wales, famously loves wearing Jo Malone as her signature scent. (Though she allegedly wears Jo Malone London's Orange Blossom Cologne, which unfortunately isn't in this gift set.) Nevertheless, it's a gorgeous set to gift anyone, since the colognes are unisex and very popular.

Have an array of options with the Replica gift set

If you want an astounding range of scents, go for the Replica Memory Box Mini Perfume Sampler Set by Maison Margiela. The gift set features ten of their most popular, unisex fragrances, with hits like Bubble Bath Eau de Toilette and Autumn Vibes. It retails for $39 from Sephora. What makes Replica such a popular fragrance brand is how sensual their perfumes are. The whole point of their scents is the ability to evoke memories and feelings, so their fragrances tell a story rather than just deliver a few notes. With popular scents like Bubble Bath, for instance, there's a delicate extraction of rose called Rose super essence that makes the fragrance so unique. It's also meant to conjure up images of soap bubbles and soft towels, so the scent delivers a complete scene. With such a comprehensive gift set, you get to give the gift of ten different settings that'll surely be a well-loved treat.

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