Whether you’re looking for a new signature scent for yourself, or looking for one to gift for the holidays, now would be a great time to buy it.
Sephora is currently running a Fragrance for All event, where Beauty Insider Members can use the code FRAGRANCE20 to take 20% off of full-size fragrances from 12/13 – 12/24. (It’s a one-time use code, so stock your cart accordingly!)
Also, as a friendly reminder: if you’re in a time crunch for holiday gifting, Sephora offers same day delivery (I do this ALL the time and it’s amazing) as well as a “buy online, pick up in store” option, which is incredibly convenient.
Here are 5 of my top picks based on scent family.
Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy
A gentle, head-turning scent that is slightly sweet but not-too-sugary-sweet, balanced by rich-smelling florals.
- Orange blossom
- Vanilla Absolute
- Luscious Marshmallow
A “date night” fragrance that smells like fields of fresh lavender and warm vanilla. More powdery and clean than Love, Don’t Be Shy, which skews slightly more sweet.
- Orange Blossom
- Vanilla Extract
WARM & SPICY
Phlur Missing Person Eau de Parfum
The brand describes it as “the lingering scent of your lover’s skin” and I honestly couldn’t have put it better myself. It smells like fresh, clean skin with a touch of musk.
- Skin Musk
- Bergamot Nectar
- Blonde Wood
Narciso Rodriguez For Her
A decidedly musky scent (which is why I love it) that feels both sexy and approachable.
WOODY & EARTHY
Jo Malone London Wood Sage and Sea Salt
A clean-smelling fragrance that’s reminiscent of a stroll on the beach just as the sun is setting.
- Ambrette Seeds
- Sea Salt
PRO TIP: If you’re not sure which scent you’d like most, or you just want to better understand your own scent preferences, I would definitely recommend checking out Sephora’s “Fragrance Finder” tools. They even have a short quiz you can take that will make suggestions based on how you answer the questions.
Looking for some other things to add to your cart?
The Lip Combo I’m Wearing in the Top Photo:
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick
Shade: Worthy – muted mauve
Pat McGrath Labs Lust Lip Gloss
Shade: Peach Perversion
Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede® Sculpting Lip Pencil
Shade: Rich Mauve
One of My Favorite Makeup Brushes:
Sephora Collection 99 Brush & 96 Brush