Picture this – Christmas is in less than a week and you still haven’t gotten a gift for your significant other. You think, a perfume is always good and safe, but I don’t want to get them a basic fragrance that everyone wears (you may be traumatized by some like me). Don’t worry, I’ve done the digging for some semi-niche fragrances that are readily available, but still unique enough that they’re worth a double take when someone walks past you. There’s no gatekeeping here, these are 5 of my favorite luxury perfumes that anyone would be lucky to have.

Byredo Bibliothèque


If I could describe Bibliotheque by Byredo in one word, it would be sophisticated. This scent merges sweet plum and peach with a musky leather base, offering a sophisticated yet accessible aroma. A great daily scent, it’s a statement of refinement and style. Price: $205 (50ml).

Obvious Un Été


Un Été by Obvious is my current favorite scent. As my most recent fragrance purchase, I have been wearing it almost every day. I’m fond of tea scents, and Un Été encapsulates matcha powder better than any other fragrance I’ve smelled. A favorite for trendsetters, this fragrance balances mandarin and matcha notes, making it a refreshing daily wear from spring to fall. Its long-lasting aroma ensures you leave a memorable impression. Price: $140 (100ml).

BDK Gris Chanel Extrait


Gris Charnel Extrait by BDK Parfums reminds me of ducking into an old Hollywood bar to escape the snow. It’s a perfect blend of spicy and musky and resembles an indulgence that you can’t get enough of. This woody spicy fragrance combines cardamom, black tea, and fig for a rich, sophisticated scent that is the epitome of everyday luxury. Price: $280 (100ml).

YSL La Nuit De L’Homme


La Nuit de l’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent was my personal gateway to the world of fine fragrances. With a chai tea-like aroma, this woody spicy scent is a versatile companion for the young urbanite. Ideal for daily wear in fall and winter, it’s an affordable luxury that adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Price: $108 (100ml).

Diptyque Do Son EDP


Do Son EDP from Diptyque is for the adventurous and young at heart. This unique blend of tuberose and sea breeze offers a heady, spicy scent that sets you apart. Perfect for those who dare to be different, it’s an excellent gift choice for someone looking to make a bold statement in their fragrance choice. Price: $220 (75ml).