Source: Courtesy of B Fragranced, Savoir Faire, Oakcha / other
It’s that time of year folks — the holidays are upon us. This season’s gift-giving festivities are more special than ever before since many loved ones weren’t able to get together and celebrate last year due to pandemic restrictions.
With that in mind, MADAMENOIRE plans to keep you in the loop with the best gifts to have on your radar this holiday season.
See our round-up of Black-owned businesses with presents for the most fabulously fragranced people in your life.
Moodeaux’s Worthy Supercharged Skinscent Grab-Then-Go Duo
Since Moodeaux is one of the latest fragrance lines to hit the scene, this gift is ideal for the fragrance lover in your life who’s likes to snag a scent before it goes viral.
A full-size bottle of the brand’s Worthy Supercharged SkinScent is presented in its Grab-Then-Go Stash Bag as a great little luxury.
Worthy‘s fragrance profile is described as a “bad*ss, sophisticated signature scent that reminds us how powerful we truly are.” Its notes include white tea, orange blossom, red rose, lavender and leafy greens. Its overall smell is grounded by dry musk, vanilla wood and amber.
One review of the Grab-Then-Go Duo wrote: “Worthy smells sooooo good, you don’t have to put much on and the scent lasts on my skin. I love it. The bag is a perfect companion: compact, sturdy and ideal for travel.”
$65 at Moodeaux.com
Maya Njie Perfumes Discovery Set
This discovery set is by a Black woman perfumer and artist based in London named Maya Njie. The receiver of this gift will get five 2ml vials — including the fragrances Nordic Cedar, Vanilj, Les Fleurs, Tobak and Tropica. The discovery box itself holds a booklet containing five correlating images to each fragrance from a family album connected to Njie’s childhood and roots in her Swedish and West African heritage.
$42 at En Soleil NYC
Pink MahogHany’s Pas Encore Nommé
Pas Encore Nommé Eau de Parfum is another fragrance created by a Black woman perfumer. This pick is definitely for those shopping on a budget or for someone who’s always smelling sweet.
The fragrance combines sweet pineapple and vanilla in a “fun yet mature” way to transport the senses to a place of tropical and serene paradise.
$7.75 via Pink MahogHany
B Fragranced’s Embellish Perfume Bundle
This fragrance and hand cream duo is on point for those who enjoy more powdery and fruity scents.
Gifting this to one of the sophisticated ladies in your life will leave them smelling of apples, peaches and a splash of citron. B Fragranced, a Black woman-owned brand, further detailed that the Embellish scent is grounded in “effervescent notes of jasmine, honeysuckle and balanced by base of soft amber and sandalwood.”
$89 at B Fragranced.com
Oakcha’s Sweet Addict
If you know someone who religiously wears Rihanna’s favorite scent Love, Don’t Be Shy by Kilian, Oakcha’s Sweet Addict is a similar scent that evokes all the luxury of the former without its $240 price tag.
This fragrance’s top notes include bergamot, neroli, pink pepper and rose. In addition, it smells like Egyptian jasmine, honeysuckle, marshmallow, orange blossom, and orris at “its heart.”
Scents like civet, labdanum cistus, vanilla and white musk help ground this fragrance at the root so your receiver will give off rich b*tch vibes as they parade in sweetness.
This brand’s fragrances are also handcrafted, clean, vegan, cruelty-free, and include no parabens or phthalates.
$39.95 via Oakcha
Savoir Faire’s Soul Cafe
This fragrance is an excellent gift for a loved one in your life who walks on the wild side.
Soul Cafe is a unisex fragrance comes on relatively strong when applied before it mellows into a complex and distinct mixture of tobacco, bergamot, blood orange, black pepper, patchouli, amber wood, lavender, Arabic coffee and firewood.
$125 at Savoir Cafe
Chris Collins’ Sweet Taboo
Sweet Taboo is the ultimate gift for the boujie “It” girl who lives a life of luxury.
This gourmand scent includes notes of coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, cacao, tonka bean and vanilla. According to the Chris Collins site, the receiver of this high-end gift will feel confident, approachable and sensual when wearing this scent.
Quite honestly, this could be great for a friend starting the new year “single and ready to mingle.” Better yet, it would be a feel-good fragrance to gift to yourself as well.
$225 via ChrisCollins.com