4 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 4, it’s beginning to smell like Christmas.

WallPapers top left 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.

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

Green and Rust scarf Leathjersmith of London at The Place for Men and Women, 48% Wool, 38% Modal, 8% Silk, 5% Cashmere, 1% Lurex

Escape to the Northumberland coast as the Barbour Coastal For Her Eau de Parfum takes you on a voyage from country to coast with its fresh aroma. With top notes of bitter orange, lemon and mandarin, it’s delicately blended with solar florals and a woody base of cedarwood, moss and balsamic notes, perfect for adding to your seasonal fragrance rotation.

TOCCA Stella Eau de Parfum An Italian citrus dream born of spontaneous romance. Sweet blood orange weaves into a floral heart of spicy lily and freesia. Flirty. Sensual. Spontaneous.

Granado Expedição Eau de Parfum The woody notes of the fragrance balance the creamy amber side in a minimalist and comfortable blend. The citrus notes of lemon and bergamot work together with the irreverence of black pepper to provide the necessary freshness for this fragrance full of personality.

LALIQUE Les Compositions, Sweet Amber, Scented Candle Plunge your face into this exuberant bouquet of White Flowers – Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose, Orange Blossom… Sweetened by Vanilla and a teasing lick of Anise, these blooms smell good enough to eat! Galaxolide, a clean soft Musk that lifts the Floral notes, turns them into a whirlwind of delicious petals. As airy as a perfect meringue. And just as irresistible.

Diptyque Gold Basile Dinner Plate The Basile motif, designed in 1963 by Christiane Gautrot, appears in gold for the holidays, adding extra brilliance to this plate made of white porcelain from Limoges. A touch of elegance, casting a gleaming, lustrous enchantment over your festive table.

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