5 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 5, it’s beginning to smell like Christmas.

Christian Dior Paris La Collection Privee Bois D’Argent EDP Bois d’Argent is the olfactory translation of Dior allure. A name that has become iconic. It is a unisex fragrance that creates its own story and invites you to do the same. A contrasting fragrance. Its Iris heart is the light in a smoky swirl of Incense. The vaporous white of smoky Incense blends with the golden sheen of the Iris heart.

Christian Dior Paris La Collection Privee. Eau Noire EDP is a fragrance with the allure of a nocturnal silhouette. Eau Noire wraps you in a gourmand accord around notes of lavender and myrrh, as it once again regains its original radiance. Created by in-house perfumer Francis Kurkdjian The Eau Noire signature is three high-quality lavender absolutes and essences that intertwine with myrrh and balanced gourmand notes.

Akro Dark EDP All the brand’s fragrances explore our addictions and this time it’s Dark Chocolate. Like foreign films and black coffee, is something you only get really into as you get older. A​ ​petite décadence that ​you’ll only understand when your tastes mature when you’ve fully explored your sensuality. Bitter and sweet, without being bittersweet, ​Dark ​is a fragrance of pure indulgence. The scent is made up of Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon, Hazelnut, Vanilla notes.

Noir Premier Terres Aromatiques 1905 from the Noir Premier Collection by Lalique. In 1905, perfumer François Coty met Glassmaker and jewller René Lalique, and from this modern perfumery was born. The Collection, TERRES AROMATIQUES pays tribute to these two visionaries, evoking Corsican-born François Coty’s roots. The prominence of Pineapple and the freshness of Cardamom are even more intense when combined with Lemon, creating an invigorating accord with Thyme and Lavandin… Freesia softens the heart of the composition with its Fruity and Orange Blossom aspects. A Woody Amber base bolstered by the vigour of Vetyver and the potent Tonka Bean perfectly evokes this world.

Wallpaper. 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. Burgess Snail in dark Blue by Little Greene. This quirky, charming wallpaper adorns the walls of one of the bathrooms belonging to Gothic Revivalist architect and interior designer William Burges. 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

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