The 12 days of Christmas, day nine

The 12 days of Christmas, day nine

“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…nine ladies dancing.”

Maybe it’s The Nutcracker and all of those holiday concerts and recitals filling our December calendars that have us nostalgic for a ballet-inspired eighth day of Christmas in our 12 Days of Christmas perfume gift guide series.

Nine ladies dancing? Absolutely. And they should all spritz on a little of Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina. Because this toilette channels a modern ballerina’s quintessential femininity. So pretty.

A warm, fruity-floral, it makes a delightful gift, especially for classics-loving bright young things.

The bottle, with its ballet-pink ribbon and elegant flask is a keeper; ditto the spritz with its juicy top notes (grapefruit and lychee); heart notes (rose oil, rice steam); and trail of creamy milk and cashmeran. It’s just the thing for a modern-day dancing girl.

Delicate yet cozy, like a silk scarf that has been warmed by the wearing of it close to the skin.

Slip it into a Christmas stocking and just wait for the smile.

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina, $110 (100 ml),


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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.