The 8 Best Fragrance Gift Sets For Every Type Of Friend (Or Family Member)

'Tis the season for smelling great.

Kelleigh Korevaar |

It’s the festive season, and that means gift shopping! If you’re wondering what to get your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with a great perfume. We chose a few of our fave fragrance gift sets that will suit every member of your family or your BFF — making you this year’s favourite.

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Plus, we let you know if it’s safe to blind-buy (aka whether you can skip dragging them to the shops to try it out and be confident they won’t hate it).

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Gift Set

If you’re not on the fragrance side of TikTok, YSL’s Black Opium has gone viral and is loved by perfume experts and regular people alike! The luxury box contains a 90ml Black Opium EDP, the Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream liquid lipstick in #206 (a classic shade), and a 7.5ml miniature Black Opium EDP that you can pop into your bag. 

Notes: Black coffee, vanilla, pink pepper, licorice and white musk

Perfect for: Date nights. Part of the reason it’s gone so viral is because it’s a head-turner that will get you compliments whenever you wear it. It’s sexy and sensual and who wouldn’t want to receive a fragrance like that for Christmas? 

Safe to blind-buy? If they wear Zara Gardenia, Dior Poison Girl or Dolce & Gabbana The Only One, they should like this one.


Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum Set

R 2 330


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Montblanc Signature for Woman Gift set

Elegant. Check. Feminine. Check. Luxurious scent without being overpowering. Check. Montblanc Signature is a new release from Montblanc. This limited edition gift set contains a 90ml Signature EDP, travel size Signature EDP and Signature EDP body lotion.

Notes: Clementine, magnolia, ylang-ylang, vanilla, musk and benzoin.

Perfect for: a staple office fragrance all year long. 

Safe to blind-buy? If they wear Dior Hypnotic Poison, Prada La Femme or Narciso Rodriguez For Her, they should like this.


Montblanc Signature for Woman Gift Set

R 1 499


Gucci Bloom EDP Gift Set

Think high tea garden party. Gucci Bloom has been having a moment for a while now and for good reason. It’s creamy and floral and the notes are very apparent so it’s great for someone who isn’t into extremely complex fragrances. This gift set contains a 100ml Gucci Bloom EDP, a roller ball perfect for reapplication on the go and a 100ml body lotion which is amazing for scent layering.

Notes: Jasmine, tuberose and Rangoon creeper

Perfect for: Someone who likes a more classic floral scent

Safe to blind-buy? If they wear Michael by Michael Kors, Do Son by Diptyque or Alien by Mugler, they should like this.


Gucci Bloom EDP Gift Set

R 2 275


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Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile Gift Set

This pretty in pink gift set contains Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile 100ml EDP with a 75ml Shower Gel And 75g Body Cream. How luxe?! It’s inspired by peonies which creates a balanced fragrance that is delicate yet exuberant and supple yet energetic.

Notes: Turkish rose, black pepper, raspberry, peony, geranium, musk and amber

Perfect for: Someone who likes a floral fragrance that is more fresh and spicy

Safe to blind-buy? If they wear any Acqua di Parma fragrances, Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel or Holy Peony by Dior, they should like this.


Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile Gift Set

R 2 799


Notes: Pink pepper, tangerine, ginger, nutmeg, cedar

Perfect for: Someone who doesn’t wear that much perfume but loves to pamper themself

Safe to blind-buy? If they wear Feminité du Bois by Serge Lutens, Twilly d’Hermès Eau Poivrée by Hermès or Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain, they should like this.


Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Fragrance Collection

R 670


Narciso Rodriguez For Her Pure Musc Giftset

This fragrance says “I’ve just had a shower with a really luxe soap” in the best way possible. It gives off a clean, fresh and comforting scent that isn’t overwhelming. This gift set comes with a 100ML for her Pure Musc EDP bottle, a body lotion and 10ml EDP purse spray.

Notes: Musk, flowers, Cashmeran.

Perfect for: Someone who likes a woody fragrance.

Safe to blind-buy? If they wear Le Parfum by Max Mara, Lazy Sunday Morning by Maison Martin Margiela or any other Narciso Rodriguez fragrances with musk notes, they should like this.


Narciso Rodriquez For Her Pure Music Giftset

R 2 460


L’Occitane Cactus Verbena Collection

This scent has ‘happy summer’ written all over it. Whoever is receiving this collection will just about have their summer essentials sorted as it comes with a 100ml Cactus Verbena EDT, 150ml Cactus Verbena Aftersun, 150ml Cactus Verbena Shower Gel and 30ml Cactus Verbena Swirl Hand Cream. It’s the perfect zesty pick-me-up on a hot day.

Notes: grapefruit, Verbena, lemon, cactus, Aloe Vera, musk and orange blossom

Perfect for: someone who doesn’t like something too feminine or masculine as it’s a unisex fragrance.

Safe to blind-buy? It is unique so while it may not end up being something they reach for everyday, it’s an amazing summer fragrance that will serve them well in summer. Even better, gift it as a special holiday fragrance so they can pop it their bag when they travel and whenever they spritz it they’ll be reminded of those holidays. This is their fragrance if they wear Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden or Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermès.


L'Occitane Cactus Verbena Collection

R 1 650


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Ladies Deluxe Scent Box

This fragrance set contains 13 different mini-scents that you try and test before choosing your favourite. You then take the enclosed voucher into Foschini and redeem it for your full-size fragrance. You’ll get Lancome La vie est belle, Versace Dylan Blue, YSL Black Opium, Lancome Idole Intense, Gucci Bloom Profumo, Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal, Mugler Goddess, Givenchy L’Interdit, Narciso Rodriguez Ambree, YSL Libre, Issey Miyake Original, Burberry Her London Dream, Elie Saab Girl of Now and a bonus Jimmy Choo. PS: These mini-fragrances are great for handbags!

Notes: The collection of  samples range from crowd-pleasing fresh ‘n fruity to classic florals and beyond. There really is something for everybody.

Perfect for: those who haven’t yet found a signature scent or someone whose fragrance preferences you may not know. It’s a great gift because it’s interactive and thoughtful and the receiver will end up with exactly what they want (no full perfume bottle sitting on the dressing table waiting to be used).

Safe to blind-buy? Absolutely! This is probably the safest choice you could go with.


Ladies Deluxe Scent Box

R 2 140


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