1, It’s Beginning to smell like Christmas, 2023

By Jo Phillips

It’s not just on the festive day that our sense of smell becomes alive with particular scents. All the way through the season we eat drink and make merry building into a crescendo on the 25th of December. Our sense of smell, so powerful, that the moment we get a whiff of Cinnamon, Tangerine and Star Anise we know it’s the Christmas holiday period. Here we celebrate perfumes and explore these notes so familiar with the food we eat during this festive season. From a grind of black Pepper via spicy warming Cardamom and Ginger 1, it’s beginning to smell like Christmas.

Images all Sangeetha Sadasivan.

Believe Christmas Eve Plate by Jayne Redmond. Created to be used for the Christmas Eve ritual of leaving a treat for Father Christmas The plate is handcrafted and hand-painted by Jayne and her team of artists and has 24-carat gold detail added for that extra sparkle. Each plate can be personalised with your family names to create a unique heirloom and Believe Bauble the brand has added to their bestselling bauble designs, with charming new illustrations

Gucci Guilty Elixir de Parfum Pour Femme. An ambery floral scent, Gucci Guilty Elixir de Parfum Pour Femme pulses with refreshing energy and charm. Wisteria accord and fruity Mandora merge seamlessly with the alluring Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Beans, creating a mysterious and captivating fragrance.

GUCCI Guilty Elixir de Parfum Pour Homme The fragrance has an ambery leathery scent that features precious Patchouli, the signature ingredient of Gucci Guilty, amplified in concentration for an intensified impact. The bouquet is presented in a brightly colored flacon, created to mirror its woman’s counterpart in their sleek symmetry.

BOSS Bottled Elixir Eau de Parfum delivers a burst of bold masculinity, captivating with opulent ingredients in rich concentrations, including warm incense and cardamom top notes with a vetiver and patchouli heart finished off with a base of cedarwood essence.

Brunello Cucinelli Pour Homme think of the Umbrian countryside, under a clear blue sky, where rows of cypress trees stand out with their pointed crowns. Time seems to stand still, conveying an olfactory sensation inextricably linked to nature. The freshness of spices and citrus recalls sunny Mediterranean notes for a luminous opening. The fragrance warms up with the herbaceous and resinous tones of the enveloping, woody and balsamic notes of the earth, to close with a warm, ambery finish of soft and elegant creaminess.

Burberry Goddess Eau de Parfum for Women a story of self-discovery found through confidence, strength and kindness. This unique gourmand fragrance is led by a powerful trio of vanillas, enriched with luminous lavender. An elegant design, Burberry Goddess Eau de Parfum is the first refillable perfume by Burberry

Wallpaper. The Room by Mind The Gap. Inspired by the beautiful colours of Transylvanian village houses, rich earth, blue sky and rolling hills. It captures the varied colours of a rural visit to our homeland. Each hand-painted shape stacks colours from chalky blue and soft cream to pretty pink and various greens together to create a geometric pattern that brings eclecticism to your space.

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