As the story goes, the three Magi gave the infant Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh the night he was born. The latter two are used in fragrances so when you gift a perfume aficionado a scent, it is a nod to this ancient tradition.
This Christmas, there is no better haute perfume that embodies the artistry of creation and the emotions that a whiff of a scent can evoke than Amaffi.
As one of the world’s most exclusive perfume houses, Amaffi places utmost importance on reviving the art of traditional perfumery and honouring craftsmanship by cultivating close ties with the world’s best perfumers to preserve age-old techniques. Instead of chasing trends, each perfumer is given carte blanche to unleash their creativity and bring Madame Amaffi’s vision to life, create olfactive masterpieces with intricate scent profiles that embody the values that Amaffi champions.
Amaffi Perfumes: Giving the gift of seduction and power
With no limitations on the type of ingredients and amount of manpower—and without the pressure of deadlines to complete a fragrance within a certain amount of time—the perfumers are allowed to express their artistry freely. As a result, Amaffi’s scents exude an inimitable elegance and character and are bottled in exquisite vessels that are handmade with love in the highest grades of glass, crystal and even jewellery, making them ideal Christmas gifts for discerning perfume lovers.
Details in Christmas presents matter, and for Amaffi this means including a 50ml travel friendly companion bottle of the same fragrance with every perfume.
At the heart of each unique scent are the precious ingredients, from which the scent elixirs are carefully extracted. They are sourced from across the globe to ensure that only the best are used in the making of an Amaffi perfume. These include raw materials from Asia, making them particularly resonant as gifts for those with a connection to this region.
Selecting the perfect Amaffi perfume
It all begins at the Amaffi boutique at Marina Bay Sands. Bring your special someone to the store to experience an intimate encounter with Amaffi’s refined scents, where every bottle is undesputably unique, and worthy of being displayed as an objet d’art.
For the romantic at heart, Forever Tango radiates sensuality and charisma with heady notes of the Southeast Asian champaca flower which was once used by Asian women to scent their hair as well as jasmine sambac to give a creamy richness to the fragrance.
The sophisticate in your life will appreciate Aphrodita, the personification of love and beauty with rose centifolia and peony at the heart of the perfume. The earthy, woody aroma of patchouli, a plant native to Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka, perfectly balances the sweeter floral scent notes.
To induce a sense of wellbeing and peace through scent, Caribs is an apt choice. The sweet, exotic scent of orchid, an iconic Asian flower, blends harmoniously with the sophisticated woody nuances of temple sandalwood, found throughout India and the Malay Archipelago, to evoke a calming aura around the wearer.
Meanwhile, for an unconventional gift for a radiant personality, consider Savanna. Hypnotic notes notes of jasmine, sophisticated neroli and mimosa alongside oak moss and lilac leave in its wake a wave of floral magic.
To celebrate the decadent festivities of the season, consider the Royal Range of Glory, Power and Richness perfumes, which encapsulate the spirit of abundance. Each scent is bottled in majestic polished enamel orbs and sceptres and beautifully embellished with gold filigree ribbons and thousands of Swarovski crystals, making them worthy of being displayed as an artistic accent in the boudoir.
In a celebration of femininity, Glory features the luscious notes of tropical ylang ylang together with subtle touches of jasmine and orchid for an elegant finish. Meanwhile Richness is an opulent Oriental perfume that is liberally anointed with the rarest oils and resins from India and Indonesia for a lavish, long lasting sillage ideal for those who wish to make an impact.
Finally, Power incorporates oud, one of the most precious Asian ingredients of all, together with sandalwood and amber for an enchantingly memorable scent that proclaims your presence in the room.
With a wide selection of luxurious scents to lavish on your loved ones, with Amaffi, you can be assured of picking a Christmas gift that will be cherished for years to come.
For more Christmas gift ideas, visit Amaffi’s luxurious new Singapore boutique at 2 Bayfront Avenue, B2M-242, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972.