10, It’s beginning to Smell Like Christmas

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 10, it’s beginning to smell like Christmas.


This Is Her! Undressed Fragrance by Zadig and Voltaire The new This Is Her! Undressed eau de parfum perfectly embodies the Zadig woman: elegant in spite of herself, fresh and solar. As sparkling as its notes of ginger and orange blossom, she shines and is simply unforgettable. An intimate fragrance with sensual accords, enveloped in ylang-ylang and underlined by a musk and sandalwood signature.

Bently For men Blending the fullness of marque with woody, fresh, leathery tones. The distinctive curved bottle that shares the same shapes and curves as our cars. Eau de Toilette.

Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb Eau de Toilette Meet your latest addiction, Spicebomb Eau de Toilette, Viktor&Rolf’s explosive men’s fragrance. A weapon of mass seduction, pull the trigger to experience a highly addictive scent. Brace yourself for the strong spices, sensory contrasts, and woody trail.

Be engulfed by fresh and zesty perfume of Bergamot and Grapefruit while cold spices, Elemi and Pink Pepper, leave their icy bite. Experience a heart of incandescent spices, Chilli and Saffron, which develop into a masculine base of Leather and Tobacco fused with strong and woody Vetiver.

L’Eau D’issye Por homme by Issey Miyake. L’eau d’Issey pour Homme overlays a crisp, spicy, freshness with a woody base note. Conjuring up active waterfalls and energetic currents, this fragrance evokes power. Sparkling fresh opening notes of yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, are brightened with zest of mandarin, combined with verbena, cypress, coriander and sage, settling over the aquatic heart of blue waterlily.

Beneath this freshness comes a symphony of warming spices, of nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron and geranium on a base of amber, tobacco, musk, cypriol, rich sandalwood and brightening vetiver. An uplifting yet warm and masculine scent.

Wallpapers PALLETE wallpaper by Mind The Gap is a lively reinterpretation of our TRAITE DES COULEURS design, presenting pages from Boogert’s 1692 study on hundreds of hand-painted colour swatches. The vibrancy of the new colour palette brings a more joyous graphic depiction to the wall, while still paying tribute to the ‘Traité des couleurs servant a la peinture a l’eau’ and its importance for the world of colour. SHEPHERD’S DELIGHT wallpaper by Mind The Gap is a refreshing design with multi-coloured floral patterns on a soft blue background. Evoking the tranquil essence of Transylvanian flower fields, the gentle batik-inspired background is brought to life by bold, water-coloured blooms. This hand-painted wallpaper is layered in a single 900 cm roll, making it easy to install and create a stunning focal point in any room. Leathersmith of London at The Place Persian Wools Scarf for men and women 24” x 70”

Parfum De Marly Paris 1743 Carlisle. A wave of freshness bathes the skin – Carlisle is the embodiment of light. Sunny and radiant, this sensual fragrance is built around a sandalwood theme that is warm, with a hint of vanilla, whilst both soothing and rich. The clear, seductive top notes of crisp green apple, warming nutmeg and golden saffron unearth the scent to an elegant heart of rose, tonka bean, osmanthus and davana. The perfume narrative is concluded by a base of vanilla, patchouli and opoponax resinoid – an olfactory for fragrance connoisseurs and lovers of niche fragrances.

Creed Aventus Absolu, this is a limited-edition Aventus called Absolu Aventus. An intoxicating new fragrance from The House of Creed. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece introduces a burst of citrus energy through exquisitely fresh grapefruit that beckons to the sophisticated woods of Haitian vetiver, adding an elegant dimension of smoke to the pineapple and patchouli heart, and deepening a richly layered longevity. The special limited-edition Absolu Aventus is a striking interpretation of the iconic fragrance and is destined to become an unforgettable unique experience for true connoisseurs.

Acqau Di Parma Colonia Essenza  A rich selection of Acqua di Parma’s unmistakable golden fruits – lemon, orange and bergamot – bring a fresh opening to this thrilling fragrance that takes on an intense and crisp character with the addition of grapefruit, mandarin, and petitgrain. Continuing into an aromatic-floral heart filled with notes of rose, jasmine and a hint of clove, Colonia Essenza then dives right into its fascinating closing chapter. A precious blend of woody vetiver, soft musk and warm amber enriches its earthy patchouli base, giving this Eau de Cologne its irresistible finishing touch. The true essence of thrilling elegance, Colonia Essenza is the ideal perfume for your most unforgettable experiences.

Serge Lutens Poive Noir Peppery, exhilarating, elegant….Poivre noir, to rediscover a taste for yourself! A perfume line created by Serge Lutens in his own image. Minimalist, straight-lined, angular and uncompromising, each of these bottles with their refined style reflects the exacting nature and character of their creator. A sobriety which enhances the richness and sumptuousness of the perfumes, whose scents and colours are as numerous and as nuanced as precious stones and our personalities.

Loewe Esencia Elixir pour Homme LOEWE Esencia Elixir EDP expands on the original LOEWE Esencia EDP fragrance with a higher concentration of essential oils that leave a resonant trail in their wake. Singular and robust, LOEWE Esencia Elixir EDP blends woody notes with herbs and smoky leather for a captivating impression. Its aromatic scent includes notes of patchouli, vetiver and amber. It comes encapsulated in a glass flask in a gradient of green, echoing the bottle of its original iteration, and finished with a wooden cap. 

Roads The Weekend. A fragrance all about the excitement and anticipation of a weekend ahead, when formality and structure will give way to fun and freedom. opening with Mandarin, Bergamot, Orange, with a heart of Rose Absolute, Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose finishing with Patchouli, Cedarwood, Vanilla. The Core collection is the foundation on which Roads Fragrances is built. The scents represent our original explorations into world culture, people, landscape, and art.

Believe Plate by Jayne Redmond, Chritsmas believe Plate is part of the seasonal offering from the brand. Each piece is designed by Jayne and then painted by Jayne and her team of artists, ensuring that each item is absolutely unique. The company is proudly British and also run by women.


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