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The proof is in the perfume. Whether they’re fun, desirable, sophisticated or sweet, a captivating scent continues to be a must-have to finish any look. Each bottle and scent is so unique – fragrance speaks to all of us. And what better way to discover the favourite gems of the year this holiday season than from the style trendsetters themselves! If there’s one fragrance to spritz for the holiday season (and all the way into next year), it’s on this list. Here, female fans reveal why these perfumes are so worth the splurge.

Chloé Absolu de Parfum
More intense than the classic Chloé, this oriental floral is a contemporary spin on the central rose note that stars in the original. “This is a rich, oh-so-smooth and buttery, and more of a heady vanilla, slightly leaning toward floral fragrance. It’s really beautiful and incredibly long-lasting.”—Daria, Fragrantica.com

Prada Candy Gloss Eau de Toilette
Warm and spicy, this feminine gourmand conjures up memories of cherry sorbet. Orange blossom fans find it equally as addictive, too. “This perfume smells like candy. It's that perfect girly-sweet scent everyone loves. The packaging is also very pretty and I can't stop using it!”—Maria C., Influenster.com

Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum
This grown-up gourmand (inspired by Angelina Jolie, who’s the face of the campaign) contains French lavender, Indian jasmine sambac, Australian sandalwood and vanilla from Papua New Guinea. “This is my new signature, I have roamed the perfume world lost at sea, trying every perfume that exists…I find it a soft spicy vanilla fragrance. The lavender gives it a touch of masculinity. All in all, a classy, beautiful fragrance for the modern woman.”— jellybean78, Makeupalley.com

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum
This award-winning, powdery white floral is designed to “bloom” on the skin, as the name suggests, with natural tuberose, jasmine and Rangoon creeper hailing from India. “I would definitely recommend it…I might get another one, just in case it sells out!”— Yours Truly Yinka, YouTube

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum
Meant to evoke the City of Light in a bottle, this designer scent sparkles upon initial spritz with red berries and pear, while white flowers, creamy musk and patchouli play up that French woman seduction in the dry down. “It's seriously the best perfume I've come across along with Black Opium. I don't even bother to find other perfumes now, I just restock those two whenever I'm low.”—RachelAllen1, yslbeauty.ca

Givenchy Hot Couture Eau de Toilette
A fruity floral, the combination of raspberry, magnolia and an amber-tinged vetiver is pure runway glamour. “I have bought and will continue to buy this over and over and OVER! By far my favourite perfume in my collection. Smells great, lasts all night and I get so many compliments, both from men and women, about how good it smells.”— AmandaJames1991, Chickadvisor.com

Dior J’Adore InJoy Eau de Toilette
An ode to joy, this innovative scent (described as “floral-fruity-salty”) incorporates a unique Fleur de Sel note alongside Madagascan ylang-ylang, peach and jasmine sambac. “I'm beyond excited to wear this gorgeous perfume! If I could, I'd give it 10 stars!— ZukiGirl, beautyboutique.ca

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette
Still going strong after 15 years, this multi-award-winning classic evokes the scents of Sicily with notes of fresh lemon, green apple, white rose and bluebell. All time favourite! Now it's quite popular, but I don't care, I still love it.”— hzs, Basenotes.net

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Toilette
As luxurious as its faux python-capped and tassel-adorned bottle, this warm floral is all Hollywood glamour with notes of Italian plum, iris flower and saffron at first whiff. Bulgarian rose pulses in the mid notes. “My husband got it last year for my birthday. It's the best gift ever. The aroma is sooo good. I always receive compliments about it. It's a must-have in your collection!”— Melina, beautyboutique.ca

Emporio Armani Because It’s You
Raspberry, neroli, rose absolute and vanilla bean accord are the feel-good ingredients encapsulated in this feminine, fruity floral – the companion to Stronger With You for him. “I bought this today, I don’t know what’s in it and I don’t care, it’s good.”—Kiara85, fragrantica.com