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.
Images all Sangeetha Sadasivan.
London Poppy by Floral Street EDP, think Sicilian Lemon and Florida Orange bring the zing while a salty marine note adds an unexpected twist. This vegan perfume is a love letter to London: a city as resilient as ever-lasting poppies. Floral Street fragrances are crafted by Jerome Epinette one of the world’s best master perfumers. Ingredients are all sustainably sourced products are vegan and cruelty-certified by the Vegan Society & PETA and packaging is reusable, recyclable or biodegradable and finally pulp boxes are crafted with 1 upcycled waste coffee cup. Arizona Bloom by Floral Street EDP, a dry floral amber, this vegan perfume is freedom and happiness in a bottle, so think endless skies and eternal sunshine.
M+ Molecule 01 + Ginger by Escentric Molocules. The most minimal fragrance is a single aroma-molecule: Molecule 01. The next most minimal adds 1 to 01: 01 + 1. This is Molecule +. Molecule 01 + Ginger consists of Iso E Super + Ginger. Iso E Super is an abstract synthetic molecule with a cedarwood tonality and a warm, velvety cocooning sensation. Ginger is extracted from the rhizome of the ginger plant with a fresh and spicy scent profile. M+ Ginger stands out with its contrasting nuances that are as surprising as they are addictive. Strong yet soothing, peppery but effervescent, ubiquitously familiar and singularly imaginative.
H01 Escentric Molecules. Created specifically for Harrods, presents a captivating fusion of earthy, woody, leathery, and musky aromas, delicately infused with a hint of sweetness. Imagine fruity essences carried by the desert breeze, forming an olfactory oasis amidst the tumultuous landscape of the modern world. Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarine, Lime, Orange flower Middle notes: Davana, Plum, Peach, Freesia Base notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk
Stripe Lambswool scarf by Leathersmith of London available at The Place London
Wallpaper, 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. 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.
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.
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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