12; It’s Beginning to Smell a lot 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 12, it’s beginning to smell like Christmas.

Jaguar Classic Black stands in the great fragrance tradition of Oriental-Fougère scents. It is an expressive, emphatically masculine fragrance that perfectly unites freshness and sensuousness. Its head note of Mandarin Orange, green Apple and bitter Orange is exhilarating. From the heart note arise the tantalizing scents of Cardamom, black Tea, Nutmeg and Geranium – rounded out by a fresh marine accord. In the base note it reveals its seductive side, with the sensuous essences of Sandalwood and Cedar, Vetiver and Musk.

MCM Onyx EDP MCM’s first fragrance for men transcends physical limits and borders, featuring sustainably-sourced vegan ingredients from across the globe. Hand-picked Nigerian ginger and spices set the tone with smooth and earthy accords. At the heart of the scent lies French lavender, blurring the lines between fresh and floral. Dry-down notes of clean woods and Haitian vetiver express modern masculinity: fiery warmth with a touch of sweetness. Inspired by its dark stone muse, ONYX reimagines the award-winning Stark Backpack bottle in black Visetos with gunmetal accents.

Jaguar Era Reloaded High-intensity. High-performance. High-contrast… Jaguar ERA RELOADED is a strikingly Eau de Parfum with a twist on the most vibrantly sensuous of fragrance families: ambery scents. This fresh Amber scent includes notes such as Lemon from Sicily and Orange from Brazil heart notes of Nutmeg, Pink Pepper, Pineapple, Peppermint, Apple, Melon and Jasmine water

Jaguar Era The most iconic masculine fragrance style, revisited with the codes of now. ERA brings cutting-edge modernity to the fougère, a cool balance between energy-infused aromatic ingredients and robust woody notes. In Jaguar’s new offering, Master Perfumer Dominique de Preyssas shakes up the icon, infusing its urbane class with urban sass. Notes include Bergamot Lemon and Mandarin to open with a heart of Pineapple note, mojito fusion, Pepper fusion with Geranium, Lavender Cardamom and Aniseed. finally its base is Virginia cedar wood, Cedar leaf, Patchouli cedar fusion, Sandalwood, Amber and musk.

Barbour Coastal For Him Eau de Parfum. aka a trip to the rugged British coastline as the Barbour Coastal for Him Eau de Parfum transports you to the clifftops of Northumberland. This aromatic fragrance features top notes of bright watery citrus contrasted with spicy undercurrents of ginger and cinnamon. With a heart of florals and a blend of balsamic notes, creamy sandalwood and ambers, this scent makes the perfect gift for some special or even a treat for yourself.

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. Read 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

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.

If you have enjoyed our Christmas spread of perfumes for the 12 days here in 12; It’s Beginning to Smell a lot like Christmas, then why not read The Smell Of Romance Here

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