One of the most popular gifts given during Christmas is cologne or perfume, and for good reason. Colognes and perfumes are usually can't-miss gift items, assuming you get the specific scent to match the giftee's tastes. There are a plethora of great scents out there, some of which are rugged, some of which are fruity, and so on. If you know the type of cologne or perfume someone wears, you should be able to select a similar type that will make a great gift this holiday season. Either way, read below for information on some of the most popular colognes and perfumes this Christmas.
Nautica is known for making great-smelling scents, and Nautica Blue for Men by Nautica is no exception. The cologne makes a great gift for a friend, or a great stocking stuffer for a son or husband. With a mix of pineapple, peach, cedar, water lily, and musk scents, the cologne is truly versatile. Possessing a primarily fruity scent, the fruit ingredients of the cologne are complemented by the wood and musk smells. Available in three different sizes, the standard 3.4 ounce version retails for $16.
For another cologne that is fruity and affordable, consider Lucky You for Men by Lucky Brand. Like its Nautica counterpart, this cologne has a fresh citrus scent that women love. Not as musky as the previous scent, Lucky You for Men by Lucky Brand's affordable price of just $18 makes it a great Christmas present for just about anyone. It is available in a spray bottle or one you turn.
For a smell that is considered more "manly" than the previous two fruity scents, try Halston 1-12 for Men by Halston. The cologne combines wood scents with musk to provide a strong, masculine smell. Introduced back in 1976, the cologne has stuck around for a reason. It is intended for evening wear as opposed to wear around the office. Best of all, Halston 1-12 for Men by Halston retails for just $11.
Not to leave out the women, this perfume from the Paris Hilton collection is very versatile. Capable of being worn at any time, including throughout the day or for a romantic night out, the perfume combines apple, nectar, mimosa, sandalwood, jasmine and oakmoss scents to create a truly unique fragrance. Introduced in 2005, the perfume is very feminine and costs as low as $25.
Guess New for Women by Guess
Containing a mix of floral scents and fruits, Guess New for Women by Guess adds musk to the mix for a fragrance that is captivating. Made for women but actually a possibly unisex scent, the perfume is recommended for casual wear. The standard size runs for $28.
Blending unique scents like kiwi, chocolate, lychee and orchid, the Fantasy perfume from Britney Spears is one of a kind. The $25 eau de parfum spray is made for romantic wear, better for a night out with a loved one than for wear to work.