Nothing says 'Merry Christmas' quite like unravelling the bow on a perfectly wrapped bottle of your favourite perfume. No matter who you're buying for this Christmas, whether it be your mum or friend, we've got you covered with these fail-safe fragrances.


For mum




This delicately feminine perfume from Lancôme is guaranteed to sit at the top of Christmas lists year in, year out. With notes of iris pallida, patchouli essence and orange blossom, it's luxury in a bottle.


Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 100ml, £89


For mum




A Christmas isn't truly complete without a Jo Malone bag under the tree. This truly iconic scent is made up of notes of pomegranate and plum on a base of guaiacwood. It's sensual, enigmatic and the perfect gesture.


Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Cologne 100ml, £90


For your girlfriend




Nothing says 'I love you' quite like Mon Guerlain. Inspired by none other than Angelina Jolie, this oriental scent is exquisitely unique. The blend of carla lavender, sambac jasmine, album sandalwood and vanilla tahitensis is enough to captivate anyone.


Guerlain Mon Guerlain EDP, from £45


For your girlfriend




It might not be a diamond ring, but it is certainly the next best thing. This first fragrance from Tiffany is fresh, bright and rich. With the iris flower at its heart, a patchouli and musk base draws everything together to create a beautifully sensual scent.


Tiffany & Co. EDP, from £52


For your friend




Want to show her how much she means to you? Tom Ford will definitely do the trick. Black truffle and Ylang mix with fresh bergamot and blackcurrant to evoke a sense of pure luxury.


Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP 50ml, £82


For your friend




This is one for the friend that has everything, but doesn't play by the rules. It's 'cool-girl' in a bottle. A warming blend of oakwood, tuberose and vanilla bourbon creates a smoky, mysterious scent.


Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon EDP 50ml, £69


For your sister




Add some sparkle to her Christmas with Giorgio Armani's Si Nacre Edition. Perfect for a festive magpie, this twist on the classic Si fragrance disperses a pearlescent sparkle when sprayed. The scent, with notes of rose de mai absolute, neroli and patchouli, remains the same as the much-loved original.


Giogrio Armani Si Nacre Edition EDP 50ml, £73


For your sister




Floral peony and tuberose mix with an array of citruses to produce this beautiful fragrance from Tory Burch. Famed for her fashion accessories, the first perfume from the American fashion designer is chic, classic and a real hidden treasure.


Tory Burch Signature EDP 50ml, £68


For your niece




Marc Jacobs Daisy has been one of the hottest topics in beauty for ten years, and, to celebrate, the brand has released a sparkling limited edition bottle. Clean, fresh and floral, it's is enough to make any young beauty lover's Christmas.


Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT 10 Year Edition, from £55


For your niece




The name says it all. This classic fragrance is a delight for the senses. A concoction of light florals and bergamot blend to create one of the most perfectly wearable fragrances out there.


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDT, from £52