Fragrances to put on your holiday wish list

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Updated Wed December 20, 2017

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  • Best-selling perfumes and colognes on Sephora to shop, just in time for holiday gifting.

When it comes to holiday gifts, we're firm believers that our shopping lists should only be stocked with items that have a long shelf life, that the recipients will actually use, and that will somehow make their day-to-day lives a little better. This could mean laptops that are more efficient that the ones they have now -- or, if you're a beauty or grooming fanatic, fragrances that stand the test of time.

These colognes and perfumes are used in modest amounts, so a favorite bottle will last for months and keep giving the user's grooming routine some added zest. That's one reason fragrances are a great gift.

Of course, you'll want to make sure that the scent you're giving is up to snuff. Your loved one will be wearing it almost every day, after all. When it comes to reliable offerings, we turn to Sephora's best-seller list, which features some of the top-rated colognes and perfumes in all price ranges.

We've pulled together some popular options for both men and women that you can order now. All that's left to do is pick your favorite and package it up.

Note: Prices ahead reflect the listed retailer's price at time of publication.

Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club ($28; sephora.com)

Versace Dylan Blue ($67; sephora.com)

Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme ($70; sephora.com)

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon ($85; sephora.com)

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ($230; sephora.com)

Sephora Favorites Perfume Travel Sampler ($25; sephora.com)

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst Rollerball ($28; sephora.com)

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($85; sephora.com)

Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum ($100; sephora.com)

Tom Ford Black Orchid ($122; sephora.com)