His and Hers Christmas Gift: Vivabox

The Perfume Shop has released the perfect gift solution for family members and friends - whether male or female - the Vivabox. Without buying a perfume or aftershave that you know they use, you risk making a big mistake. Scents can be so personal and choosing the right one is a daunting task. The Perfume Shop Vivabox steps in as being the perfect alternative.

The Vivabox contains 7 sample sized scents along with a booklet about the perfumes and a voucher to redeem one full size bottle out of the 7 available. The girls' box has fragrances from brands like Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture and Nina Ricci whilst the boys' box has a whole selection of Paco Rabanne aftershaves. The idea behind the box is The Perfume Shop shares the top 7 selling perfumes from the year in hope that there's one out there for everyone. 

The 7 inside the Vivabox for Her are:

BOSS MA VIE pour femme,
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP,
Jimmy Choo,
Nina Ricci Nina,
Paco Rabanne Black XS,
 Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy,
Kenzo Flower by Kenzo

What made this box exciting for me was the wide range of designers and the fact that there was a mixture of scents I'd tried and not tried. There's definitely a good selection for different age groups which helps make this gift box a solution for most ages. I still haven't quite decided but 40ml of Jimmy Choo, 30ml of Boss Ma Vie or 50ml of Nina Ricci was what I'd managed to narrow it down to so far.

My boyfriend was happy to take the men's Vivabox off my hands to try out the samples. The 7 inside the Vivabox for Him are:

Paco Rabanne 1 Million,
Paco Rabanne Invictus,
 Montblanc Legend,
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP,
Paco Rabanne Black XS,
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme

Just from reading the list I knew there was ones there that he already owned and though it's a shame 3 out of the 7 are Paco Rabanne I have to say all 3 are all particularly lovely. I was quite surprised how much my boyfriend used the guide booklet, he quite enjoyed reading up about the scents and how to be a perfume expert. The Men's voucher is redeemable for 50ml of each fragrance or 75ml if they choose the Issey Miyake scent.

We both can't wait to send our vouchers on a new scent and are fairly delighted that our collection of fragrances for travelling have been restocked. Especially handy for a weekend away with just hand luggage. 

The gift vouchers aren't redeemable online which is a pain for people like me living 2 hours away from civilisation. They are valid until 30th June 2016, however, so there's plenty of time for the decision to be made and to get to a store to collect it. The voucher is pretty fool proof too, just one tick and the full sized bottle is yours!

This year' box is a gorgeous design, a big improvement on last year's drawer style box and with the bow on top it you'd almost get away with not wrapping it! A bit cliché but I like the pink for girls and blue for boys. 

The Vivabox is well worth the £39.99, or even better - £37.99-  price tag - who would you buy one for? Is perfume a gift you love to give or receive?

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