On the other end of the fragrance spectrum, there’s the Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning eau de toilette. Just like the name suggests, this scent is perfect for replicating the feel of a lazy morning in bed, helping instil a sense of calmness and relaxation in yourself and everyone around you.
It should come as no surprise that most fragrances tend to be quite pricey outside of discount season. That’s part of the what makes Black Friday so special, since it gives you the chance to enjoy some bestsellers like the YSL Black Opium.
You don’t need me to tell you about just how good the YSL Libre is. In fact, it’s one of the best designed fragrances around, and for a good reason. If you’re after a scent that will give off “clean-girl” energy all around and one that also screams elegance, the YSL Libre is definitely worth adding to your fragrance collection. The best part? For a limited time only, LookFantastic has discounted this viral fragrance by 25%, meaning you can snap up the 30ml bottle for as low as £48.75. Run, don’t walk.
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As far as viral fragrances go, it’s hard to beat the iconic Valentino Born in Roma. If you’re on the hunt for a new signature scent, this gourmand fragrance is definitely a solid contender. Featuring luxurious notes of vanilla bourbon, this scent is also complemented by its woody base and just a sprinkle of jasmine. Hands down, one of the best fragrances around.
Sales season is a great opportunity to discover some new options that could easily become your new favourite fragrance? For example, the KAYALI Musk 12 eau de parfum features notes of vanilla, lotus flower, jasmine and sandalwood and is perfect for layering and styling with other fragrances to create your own unique concoction. Pair it with the KAYALI Vanilla 28 and be prepared to be showered with compliments.
This wouldn’t really be a perfume edit without the Prada Paradoxe, now, would it? A firm favourite in the GLAMOUR office, this gorgeous scent is ideal for anyone who tends to reach for sweet fragrances that are not too overpowering. It opens with gentle notes of pear, tangerine and bergamot, before settling into orange blossom, vanilla and musk – a beautiful bouquet to wear as your 9-5 eau de parfum.
If you’re in the market for something more timeless, consider getting the Giorgio Armani Si eau de parfum, which is currently 20% off as part of John Lewis’ Black Friday sale. The perfume captures modern femininity in a bottle, featuring notes of freesia, Rose De Mai and patchouli. Burberry Her Elixir de Parfum is another bold and sensual fragrance that offers fruity gourmand notes alongside a daring burst of dark red berries, jasmine, vanilla and amber.
After a fragrance that will give off “it girl” energy? Say no more. We highly recommend checking out the Narciso Rodriguez for Her and the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia eau de parfum, both of which happen to be discounted by a whole 20% (yes, really). Not to mention, the beauty of floral scents is that you can easily wear them all year round. Layer them up with a musky base and you’ll have everyone asking you “what are you wearing?” – AKA the biggest compliment for any perfume lover.
For the eco-friendly and savings-savvy folk, there are some fragrances, such as Mugler Angel, which come in refillable bottles. That means that once you run out, you can buy refills and save even more money. Bargains all around.
For the girly girls in the room, we have an iconic French duo in the form of Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming and the Chloe Eau de Parfum For Her – and yes, both smell exactly as soft and delicate as the bottles they come in.
Okay, hear us out. Although Jo Malone fragrances aren’t technically on sale, the London-based brand does offer the chance to get free gifts if you place orders above a certain amount on its website. So if you were looking to stock up ahead of Christmas, you can do so now and get a few extra goodies on the side – just remember to apply the promotional code MERRY at checkout.
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If there’s a fragrance you’ve been eyeing for a while, now’s the time to strike. For example, the iconic Tom Ford Black Orchid is on sale as part of Black Friday sales and makes for an incredibly generous fragrance gift for your loved ones (or yourself, no judging). Then there’s Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy, which contains addictively beautiful notes of neroli and orange blossom. Seriously, what’s not to love?
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is, in short, a day-long shopping bonanza which originated in the U.S. as a post-Thanksgiving opportunity to stock up on the best Christmas gifts for less. It’s huge here in the UK too, and it sees countless of retailers reduce the prices of their stock in a way they don’t on any other day of the year. Long story short, it’s one of the best times to get your hands on women’s fragrances from perfume brands such as DKNY, Hugo Boss, Versace, Acqua di Parma, Davidoff, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Issey Miyake, Givenchy, Montblanc and more.
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday falls today, on Friday 25 November. Cyber Monday follows closely on Monday 28 November. It’s the biggest discount shopping event, offering savings all across beauty, tech, fashion and interiors. It sees many of our favourite makeup and skincare brands such as Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, Glossier and others introduce discounts for a variety of perfumes, lotions, moisturisers, haircare products and even bath essentials such as shower gels and face washes – really, the only limit is your imagination.
Curious to see more Black Friday content? Read up on the best Amazon Black Friday deals, the best ASOS Black Friday deals and the best Black Friday hair dryer deals – all active right now. And don’t forget to check out our list of the best beauty advent calendars before they go out of stock.
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