I’m not going to call anyone out, but I will say that there are a handful of people in my inner circle who make holiday shopping stressful—not because they’re difficult people, but because they have annoyingly good taste. Over the years, I’ve had more gift-related meltdowns at the mall than I care to admit, all in a quest to find the perfect gifts for the people who mean the most to me.
I pride myself on my gift-giving skills, so the stressful process is always worth the joy that comes out the other end. But this year I’ve decided to put my sanity first and change my shopping approach. What is my strategy? I will focus on one thing all my people have in common: really good style. The only thing missing from their near-perfect ensembles is a scent to pull it all together. The good news is Sephora‘s expertly curated range of fragrances makes it surprisingly easy to find exactly what you’re looking for – even for the most challenging people on your list. Keep scrolling for nine standout scents that would make exceptionally good gifts for anyone with impeccable taste. (Even the bottles are as smart as they smell.)