Christmas Fragrance Gift Guide

Ruth Crilly Model Beauty Blogger

If there’s just one of my videos that you decide to click “play” on, then do make it this one. It has magical shrinking perfumes, sound effects and fake snow and everything. (If it was a project for GCSE Film Studies (or similar) then it would definitely get…a C or above.) It’s actually supposed to be a Christmas Gift Guide for fragrance-buying, but the most frequently asked question thus far has been: “OH MY GOD WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE GIANT BOTTLES?” (Answer: they are on loan. I’m hoping that the kind lenders might forget about them so that I can always have them in my backgrounds, but I get the feeling that’s not going to happen. Do you know how much those display perfumes cost? Loads! Hundreds and hundreds! One of my Youtube followers found a giant Chanel No5 bottle like the one in the Covent Garden pop-up store for sale and it was $3000!)

Giant bottles aside, I do hope you like this video. The bespoke perfumery idea is a nice one, I think – if you’d like a more detailed review on the Floris service then please click here to open my post in a new window. Purse sprays, body lotions, “deodorant” versions of fragrance are all rather lovely if you want to buy something matching – I buy a Coco Mademoiselle deodorant pretty much every time I’m in Duty Free! If you’re hoping to receive something nice from your beau this year then feel free to forward the link to this page – cheeky, but worth it. See also my post on Chanel’s pop-up store with complimentary gift-wrapping – it really is the icing on the cake for me. No man or woman could go wrong with that kind of gift!

Right. Brace yourselves for an adventure in Ruth’s Fragrance Wonderland – are you ready? Hit play!

If you can’t see the video screen then you can click here to go through to Youtube.

Fragrances Shown*:

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire:

Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud:

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique:


Escentrlc Molecules Molecule 01:

Tom Ford Black Orchid: limited availability – if you see it, snap it up!

Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien Set with Purse Spray:

4711 Deodorant:

Angel Deodorant:

Agent Provocateur Sauce – they don’t have the body lotion but they have the powder which is SO lush, 65% off! The fragrances are lots cheaper than usual too..

Burberry Purse Spray: (down to £45 at the moment)

Fan di Fendi – original here: and Extreme version from Harrods:

Floris Bespoke Perfumery:

Penhaligons Minis:

Chanel No5: 200ml Spray and soap from the Chanel Pop-Up Store in Covent Garden.

(*Some fragrances from my own collection, some borrowed, some samples! Please see links above for more info and pricing/stockists.)

My sweater is from Paper London:

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