Christmas 2021 Day Nine

By Jo Phillips

It’s the holiday season; the air is crisp and cold and the snow has arrived. It’s the time of year for seeing loved ones, gifting, and the odd drink or three. We also do love to dress up and put on our best outfits including a great pair of heels or a soft leather-soled shoe. But be careful out there with much merriment and slippery shoes don’t get caught out carrying all those gifts whilst a bit ‘sqiffie’ and slip on the ice, therefore, dropping all those divine presents. Just in case you need a little inspiration why not check out our twelve days of Christmas. Explore today in Christmas 2021 Day Nine

Main Picture by Jason Yates

Top left is the gold Lalique Plume Blanche Parfum 100 ml, glowing as a jewel; light as a feather, silky as a breeze. Plume Blanche turns the sinuous elegance of a white peacock’s train into scent. Verdant violet leaf, zesty cardamom, sparkling mandarin and vibrant pink pepper in the top notes. In the centre find cinnamon and vanilla facets, with benzoin resin. An ebony backdrop of smooth tonka bean and patchouli finally. Next comes the Hourglass blush and highlighter set Ambient available for the holiday season, featuring two bestselling and three brand-new shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the groundbreaking finishing powder that recreates the most flattering light sources. Along with two existing shades, finishing powder and bronzer and also includes three limited-edition shades of blush and highlighter. Next comes the boxed Shanky’s Whip Whiskey drink set 700 ml with Coca Cola Signature Mixers 100 ml, A blend of Black Irish Whiskey, Irish spirits and the delicious natural flavour of cream and vanilla. Sitting at the front is the Showroom dice club clutch by Lulu Guinness. Crafted from acrylic in cube shape and with a black wristlet for carrying, this statement piece is stamped with the quintessentially Lulu British sense of humour. Right at the front is the Diptyque Do son Parfum 75 ml, for the festive season, Do Son’s bottle is decorated in gold, bringing to life the olfactory landscape of this iconic fragrance. Tuberose, Orange blossom, Jasmine, Amber wood. As a child, Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, spent his summers in Do Son, in Along Bay. The sea breeze carried with it the heady, spicy scent of tuberoses. Do Son has the delicateness and persistence of a memory from a childhood in Indochina. The black boot at the front is thr Thebe Magugu black bootie from Matches Fashion. These black Sunday best ankle boots are from Thebe Magugu’s first footwear offering and merge influences from loafers, 15th-century crakow shoes and pairs worn by pastors in the designer’s native Johannesburg. The boxed advent calendar is the Sensai The 12 Holiday Gifts a covetable assortment of SENSAI’s best-loved items from skincare, make-up and body care. Inspired by Kirie, the Japanese art of paper-cutting, this limited edition is decorated with scenic motifs unique to Japanese nature and the four seasons. On top of the box is the Bvlgari Empyr Parfum 100 ml the Pyrite stone allowed man to domesticate fire, therefore offering him the possibility to travel around the world. Man sprung into action and pyrite became the key to mankind’s evolution as well as a symbol of empowerment. Woody, Spicy. Olfactive Pyramid: Ginger Heart Essence, Sandalwood Essence. The second boot is the ‘Sam’ Black booties by Maxine a soft square toed ankle boot with a loop and gold chain accessory. All components were sourced and made in Italy.

Picture by Harry StonHill

From the left, Cartier: Eau de Parfum gift set This set contains a 100 ml Eau de Parfum and a 100 ml Body Lotion from the Baiser Volé. Fallen all over the image is The LAIBA Gift Set This striking gift box includes all eight luxurious, unique LAIBA cocktails, and with a special handwritten card included, it is sure to please anyone on your list. In the blue velvet pouch comes the AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES: Ultimate Moment of Sleep Inside this soft velvet reusable bag, you’ll find our full-size Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil 55ml, Deep Relax Sleep Mist 50ml, a deluxe Body Butter 50ml and a soothing silky Eye Mask. The next items are from the precious bottle of Goutal Tenue de Soirèe gift set. Combining rich base notes of patchouli with an iris heart, Goutal’s Tenue de Soirée, translated as evening wear was inspired by the idea of a young woman deciding what to wear for a night spent in Paris. Notes are Red fruits, Iris, and Patchouli making for a gourmet and addictive accord. And finally fallen into the snow is the Elemental Herbology Zest Reed Diffuser. Energise your space with the uplifting fragrance of sweet Orange, Bergamot and Neroli to encourage positivity and keep the mind alert and active.

Picture by Harry StonHill

At the top left is the Jurlique essential face trio with activating water essence, rare Rose cream and Rosewater Balancing Mist. At the bottom, we find again the LAIBA gift box and three of its cocktail mixes. In the centre, the Versace Crystal Noir for women Gift set Head: Blackcurrant, Black Fig, Violet Hearth: Tuberose, Frangipani, Jasmine Dry Down: Sandalwood, Cashmeran, Vanilla Pod, Heliotropin Olfactive family a floral oriental scent.

Picture by Anna Martin

ESPA The Jewels of Nature Collection Inspired by world-renowned ESPA spas and treatments from around the globe, this indulgent chest is filled with top-to-toe luxury. This exclusive selection holds the secret to nature’s most precious jewels, designed to enhance inner calm. Includes: Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser 100ml, Optimal Skin Pro-Serum 30ml, Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturiser 55ml, Overnight Hydration Therapy 55ml, Depuff & Soothe Eye Gel 15ml, Pink Hair and Scalp Mud 200ml, Refining Skin Polish 55ml, Restorative Bath & Body Oil 100ml, Restorative Atmosphere Mist 12ml and Gua Sha Tool.

If you enjoyed Christmas 2021 Day Nine why not read Day two Here