The Candy Perfume Boy’s Great Big Grandma Gift Dilemma

Granny and I
Posing runs in the family…

Things have been a bit hectic here at Candy Perfume Towers, last Saturday I became an uncle (OMGMYNEWNEPHEWISSOCUTE) and I have exams coming up in the next couple of weeks which means that posts will be sporadic, if at all (booooo to exams). Also, next week is my grandmother’s 80th birthday and we intend to celebrate in style, meaning that most of my time will be spent with party prep and the painstaking task of scanning hundreds of photos for a celebratory slideshow, not to mention the fact that I need to shop for a suitable present – this is where you come in.

After lengthy discussion with my mother it has been decided that Nigel and I will be buying my grandma a perfume for her birthday because she deserves something indulgent for such a landmark event and she does really enjoy her perfume. The problem is that I just cannot decide which one to get her! I want her to have a perfume that is special, something she can treasure but use with abundance, something ephemeral that she can enjoy whilst it lasts.

I’d like you to help me choose my grandma’s 80th birthday perfume. Here is some vital information that you need to know:

The Brief

I want a perfume that befits the occasion, something really special and for that reason I would be looking at the more niche end of the scale, but I’m not entirely averse to something designer. My grandma has a big personality and despite her age I would never say she is ‘old’, in fact she acts her shoe size most of the time as opposed to her actual age. I should also add that she is very stylish!

As for perfume, my grandma has worn a variety of perfumes including Guerlain’s Insolence, Clinique’s Aromatics Elixir and Amouage’s Reflection Woman, so it’s safe to say that she is fairly easy-going when it comes to the genre and style of her perfume. For full details on her perfumed past you can read her instalment in the Scented Lives series.

The perfume needs to be available online in the UK OR in a local department store such as Debenhams and John Lewis etc.

My Ideas

So far I have thought of the following:

Guerlain Shalimar Extrait
Amouage Honour Woman

Yep, I’m short on ideas…

The Budget

My absolute maximum spend is £140 but I’m not entirely driven by price and wouldn’t be concerned about buying something that was cheaper, just as long as it was special enough.

Join the Discussion!

Please leave any gift suggestions (or any questions for that matter) in the box below.

Many thanks in advance 😀