Sugar and spice and all things nice
One of the best things about the festive season is the smells that come with it. Whether you’re looking for a fragrance to gift that someone special or you’re on the hunt for a new signature scent for yourself, here’s our roundup of perfumes for every personality and preference this holiday season.
Clive Christian’s C fragrance is the ultimate winter scent. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Scottish wilderness – the Atlantic coasts, thundery skies and dark lochs – it combines sensual woody leather with intense Oudh and amber.
If you prefer your fragrances on the lighter side, Linen Rose Eau de Cologne was inspired by Aerin Lauder’s lush East Hampton garden. Opening with orange flower and lemon leaves, it develops into a fresh heart of white Bulgarian rose, ylang ylang, coconut water and rose bouton.
Having made her name as a fashion icon, Bella Freud’s fragrances are as quirky and covetable as her signature sweaters. Close To My Heart is an uplifting oriental scent with a sensual heart of tuberose absolute and whispers of neroli, rose de mai and jasmine. It’s the perfect scent for daytime and nights out with friends.
Jo Malone London
Described as “magnetic,” this Velvet Rose & Oud Intense Cologne opens with notes of velvety Damask Rose wrapped in smokey wood accords before unrolling into a decadent blend of clove and praline. It’s basically Christmas in a bottle.
Founded in the 17th century, Cire Trudon is one of the oldest fragrance companies in the world. The genderless Olim Eau de Parfum is a decadent and opulent fragrance, opening with spicy notes of bergamot and anise and anchored with patchouli, benzoin, myrrh and musk for a rich, heady effect.