There’s so many wonderful ways to bring Christmas to life, but as scent’s our thing, we’re sharing how fragrance adds a festive flourish to the home, makes a decadent gift or two, as well as swathing skin with festive loveliness.
Create Scented Moods
Deck the halls, living areas and more with fragrance, it’s an easy way to change an interior’s mood. Whatever your style, the Nomad Noé heavenly candles are a vibrant way to decorate with scent. The firewood, soft leather and tobacco notes of Dreamer will create a cosy corner, while Muse’s wild rose and sandalwood infuses rooms with calm.
Not only will the Anya Hindmarch Pencil Shavings Candle perk up the usual Christmas decor, but it smells ‘Great’ too. If you’re not in a country retreat, the clean and woody notes cheat it! While nothing beats candles for ambiance, when you desire scent without the flame, the Bella Freud 1970 Diffuser delivers a seasonally themed stream of frankincense and myrrh.
Set A Stylish Tablescape
Ginori 1735, the world leader in porcelain dinnerware, is this year’s most show-stopping release. Having earned their place at the head of our dream dining set-up, we’re bringing their new fragrance collection to the table too. Residing at the centre of our Christmas feast will be the scented statue of L’Amante – the lover, a breathtaking conversation piece for all those with a not-so-secret passion for scent.
Create a scented party menu with the peeping faces of the three Il Seguace candles, as a fun, extra guest with every course. Serve starters with the orange one to set a celebratory citrusy tone, mains with the cinnamon and clove white one and introduce the lavender-scented turquoise version to signify the meal’s end.
Gift Fragrance With A Twist
For those that love fragrance you’re spoilt for choice, so here’s our edit of gifts with an extra special surprise. The Fornasetti Golden Burlesque Candle features the enigmatic face of Piero Fornasetti’s muse in two ways; you can choose to see ‘Lina’ in a gold veil or mask. For an even more tongue-in-cheek style, check out the duo faces of ‘Star-Lina’.
With everything steeped in centuries of craftsmanship, Cire Trudon takes fragrance extravagance to another level. You won’t find two of the same beautifully handcrafted Les Albâtres candles, or have seen such curiosities as the egg-shaped L’Oeuf Diffuser. But if you’re looking for a little touch of luxury, the 70g candles in all the much raved about scents are just the thing.
Make Scented Memories
For the first time this year, our passion for fragrance led us to a perfume collection we couldn’t resist. Enter ‘Trudon’, a line of genderless eau de parfums amongst which, you might just find your signature scent. Fragrance has an amazing ability to merge with memories, so the one you choose for Christmas will bring warmth and joy every time it’s worn.
In true Christmas style, here’s the gold, frankincense and myrrh of the Trudon collection. Choose Médie with sparkling grapefruit and jasmine for a sensual, golden vibe, wear Révolution with elemi and opoponax for a touch of incense luxury and Olim with bergamot and myrrh if you love all that’s elegant, spicy and bright.