Well if you’re going out to get a perfume for a special friend of yours, you probably already know what fragrance she ordinarily wears, so that’ll make for your backup fragrance which you’d perhaps buy along with another fragrance (or two) you’re going to pick out for her. It’s never just a matter of going out on the spur of the moment to go and source the perfume as a last-minute gift. Picking out a fragrance is about as personal as you can get with the custom of gift-giving so it’ll take up quite a bit of your time sniffing your way through whatever catalogue would have a fragrance to best match your friend’s personality.

Elizabeth and James

If your BFF harbours a love for Mary Kate and Ashley, they’ll probably appreciate their scents just as much. This pack of four rollerball perfumes makes things even easier for you because there simply has to be at least one which your BFF truly loves.

Chloe

This is more than just a perfume and is sure to go down very well with your special friend if she’s into those fragrances which are as feminine as fragrances get. The 3.4 oz Body Lotion comes with a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray as well as 0.17 oz Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini fragrance. The mini fragrance is especially cute, so much so that you might want to keep it for yourself.

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Marc Jacobs

MJ’s Daisy scents are proving to be quite popular amongst many perfume lovers and this roller-ball combination of Jacobs’s Daisy, Daisy Dream and Daisy Eau So Fresh will ensure you cover all your bases by way of ensuring the recipient will enjoy wearing at least one if not all of the fragrances.

Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom

Now, this is a fragrance which comes with a little less of that overbearing pomposity because it basically kicks off the scent-layering in the shower with the body lotion and shower gel. The scent is reinforced with the full fragrance, but what this combo does is put one down a nostalgic path. If it takes you down memory lane when you sniff it out in the stores, then it’ll probably complete the intended task of taking your bestie down the same path as well.

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Byredo La Selections Florale

You can never go wrong with a Byredo pack containing six whole fragrances, but it is indeed a limited edition box which you can otherwise try and recreate by purchasing each of the fragrances individually. These include some of the most iconic of Byredo’s scents, in the form of Mojave Ghost, Super Cedar, La Tulipe, Gypsy Water, Blanche (my personal favourite) and Bal d’Afrique.

Secrets of the Desert

Now, this is a fragrance which is the preserve of someone really special, not just because of its rich, history-filled and enchanting scent, but also because of the trouble you’d have to go through to get it. You could have someone buy the original pressed flower oil for you from Cairo and mail it over, otherwise, you’d have to go and purchase it yourself, the purest form of which comes as an oil.