You might not have decided yet what you’re going to wear (PANIC!), but whether you’re heading to an evening soiree or off round your mate’s house for a Friend-mas get-together, we’ve got your scent choice sussed. Just call us Father Spritzmas.

House party

The wild child of the perfume world, MissGuided Babe Power has notes of vanilla, orange blossom, peony and jasmine. It’s a real confidence-giving scent, which enables you to stride up to anyone and do anything. Mistletoe at the ready.

Black-tie event

Paco Rabanne Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé 50ml Eau de Parfum £50.00 Buy Now

Ooh, get you, off to a swanky event! Partner your floor-length-’n’-fabulous frock with Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé, with its top notes of orange blossom and woody aromas, heart notes of raspberry and vanilla, and a warm base of honey and cocoa. This fruity oriental is strong and will last all night.

Fancy dinner

Raspberry, apricot, rose petals… no, that’s not what’s on the menu – they’re the top notes of Michael Kors Sexy Ruby. The fruitiness is softened with notes of cashmere wood and jasmine, making it an instantly likeable dinner party plus-one.

Cocktail party

Jean Paul Gaultier Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml £56.00 Buy Now

Evening soirees are made for Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal. Its key notes of honey and gardenia sound innocent enough, but after dark it really revs up to develop into something a bit wilder. Just like you after a glass of champagne, no?

Family shindig

No one wants to be the girl with the overpowering fragrance at a family function (let’s be honest, we’ve all had an aunty comment, ‘Oh, you smell like a tart’s handbag!’). That’s where Zoella Blissful Mistful steps in. It’s super-light and fresh, and has just the right number of floral notes.

Friend-mas party

A sweet, festive occasion demands a suitably gourmand, spicy scent. Enter Anna Sui Fantasia, with its hints of raspberry praline alongside deeper woody floral tones. It’s a perfect blend of sugar and spice and all things nice.

The I-don’t-know-anyone-there party

The not-too-sexy Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition is a safe bet when you’re going solo to a party. This floral scent, with a citrus twist, will bring you peace and serenity if you happen to get stuck talking to Geoff about his Warhammer collection.