Possibly - but picture not really clear enough. Where is this growing? Osmanthus heterophyllus is another possibility.
Whatever that stuff is, it's really hard to kill, and has very painfully prickly leaves, especially after they turn brown.
Ilex or Mahonia.-- there's 2 plants here though...
It is not Mahonia - I'm pretty certain about that. Those leaves are not pinnate. And I'm not sure there are two plants. Many hollies and the Osmanthus I mentioned have both smooth and prickly leaves on the same plant. That's what the 'heterophyllus' bit means.
FloraUK aren't the leaves alternate ruling out Osmanthus?
You could well be right Salt. Peering closely they do look alternate. Osmanthus clearly a red herring. Sorry.
A clearer picture would certainly help us along a bit.
I thought about Osmanthus too- actually a few of these pictures he posted could be Osmanthus.
It seems that there may be a theme of fragrant shrub to these pictures.