Festive Fragrances for December

Tuesday, December 12th 2017 0

Finding the perfect fragrance for her this Christmas

When choosing a perfume for your loved ones at Christmas, finding something to match their personality is essential. Here are a few of the best perfumes from 2017, either with beautiful bottles, strong personalities or all-round Christmas appeal.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Limited Edition, from £55 at Debenhams
Though he is well known for his beautiful Daisy lids and bottles, Marc Jacobs has completely outdone himself with this twinkling edition of Daisy. Housed in a sleek frosted bottle with a gold lid, glossy white flowers and sparkling gems, this is total dressing table heaven. The scent is a very sweet, youthful perfume, merging notes of berries, violet, jasmine and sandalwood.

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Trish McEvoy Gold 9, £155 from Selfridges
A womanly, sexy scent, this fragrance is power in a bottle. There is something very confident about this perfume, commanding attention without meaning to. It’s the kind of scent you would want to spray before a big meeting to give you the balls to go in and get what you want. A warm, rich perfume, this is definitely for a cosier climate. Notes are sweet but strong, merging leather, bergamot, sandalwood, nectar, patchouli and jasmine.

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Jo Malone London Green Almond and Redcurrant, £94 from Jo Malone London
The description of this fragrance on the JML website reads as ‘lively’ and I would completely agree with this musing. Green Almond and Redcurrant, like lots of the limited JML fragrances, has a playful edge that sits out of line with their usually more universal and elegant offerings. And as for the bottle? If you’re a JML fan, I can’t recommend this enough because it is so unique to anything I’ve ever seen them create before. Matte and pink with a white lid, this went viral when I posted it to my blog earlier this summer. Notes are contrasting but somehow work together: Tonka, citrus, redcurrant and almond.

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Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb, £78 from The Perfume Shop or Selfridges
Flowerbomb is one of the iconic Christmas gifts that simply won’t disappoint anyone. Doing just what it says on the tin, Flowerbomb imparts a green and flowery scent, clean and feminine. Notes include rose, freesia, orchid and jasmine, with musk and patchouli to envelop the scent in a warm, oriental quality. Every year they create special bottles of their famously floral perfume, and depending on where you buy you can choose a different bottle.

This flower embellished bottle is exclusive to the perfume shop…

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…or you can engrave your classic bottle at one of the pop-up spaces at Selfridges.

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Clean Reserve Amber Saffron, £79 from Cult Beauty
Something alternative, I have recently discovered this line of fragrances available at Cult Beauty and I am won over by them and their whole ethos. Clean Reserve is one of the first fragrance brands to be made from recycled and recyclable materials, all manufactured in a solar powered facility. Their fragrances are simple and made to envoke happy climates and situations, also designed to be layered to make a bespoke scent. But for me, the power of Amber Saffron allows it to sit quietly on it’s own. A bohemian, sexy fragrance, this is laid back and edgy with notes of amber, saffron and musk.

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Jo Loves Plum Pudding candle, £55 from Jo Loves
This Plum Pudding candle is truly delicious for anyone who wishes to fragrance their home this Christmas. Jo Malone of Jo Loves knows how to match ingredients in a way that makes every component sing, and this is sweet, spicy and overwhelmingly festive. A treat for anyone with a sweet tooth, this comprises notes of sugar, ginger and candied fruits. Smells good enough to eat and sweeps the whole room with a rich, festive scent.

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These are a few new scents for Christmas that have caught my eye, but I’d love to hear your favourites. Tag me on Instagram @MixedGemsBeauty and show me them.

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