Christmas is well and truly on it’s way. I for one have been waiting for it to be socially acceptable to watch Christmas favourites like Elf and Home Alone for a while now. I’ve been bugging my flatmates for a festive movie night in for weeks, and now the time has come…so get your popcorn at the ready. From the red cups in Starbucks, Fenwick’s window display or the John Lewis Christmas ad, the big day is just around the corner. So with that in mind Christmas lists I’m sure are being written (some of them longer than our essays this semester) and perfume should definitely be on it. Perfume is more than just a beauty product. A scent can define who you are and how you want to present yourself to the world in a simple and subtle way. With 2016 just around there corner here is my run down of the best festive perfume deals and scents, other than a roasting turkey or mince pies.
Paco Rabanne Lady Million
Smell like a million dollars in Paco Rabanne Lady Million. Even though I’ve never really liked the gold diamond shaped bottle, the scent inside definitely makes up for its clumsy packaging. It is described as ‘vibrant and sensual’ (and what girl doesn’t want to be that this holiday season). Described as having fresh top notes of bitter orange, fleshy raspberry and neroli, followed by floral notes of orange blossom and Arabian jasmine and base notes of patchouli, honey and amber. I’ve never really understood the differences between a lot of perfumes whether they’re woody or floral, or what the a top note even is. All I know is that I love this perfume and ask for it every year. I always get compliments when I’m wearing it, and it lasts pretty well too. A 50 ml bottle on feelunique.com comes in at £42.50 at the moment.
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Parfum Spray with its cute floral packaging, this bottle will look great on your dressing table. I love everything about this fragrance, except maybe that the scent seems to fade quicker than some other perfumes. This parfum has a higher concentration which makes the smell really intense. Don’t be fooled by its summer aesthetic, this parfum is ideal for every season of the year and deserves to make it on your wish list.
Perfume is pretty pricy anyway but this year’s Burberry offering has the hefty price tag of £90 for 90ml, so spritz sparingly! My Burberry festive eau de parfum is limited edition and can even be engraved with your initials, pretty fancy stuff. It has a floral fragrance and it leaves specks of gold glitter on the skin- basically it’s Christmas in a bottle!
It’s not just ladies that like to smell good, gents form and orderly que and check out a few fragrances this Christmas. The one that tops Amazons list of 2015 top sellers is:
Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss (100ml is £32.99 on amazon). Smelt it in Fenwick and it was pretty good. I don’t know much about men’s aftershave, but Gerrard Butler is in the advert and that’s good enough for me.
If you’re looking for something cheaper and maybe a bit of a novelty then who could resist smelling like 007 himself. With Spectre being released only a month ago, James Bond hype is still rife. It’s £20.00 in superdrug and comes with shower gel too. Ideal present for dads and brothers.
No matter how much of a scrooge you are who can resist a bottle of perfume in your stocking this Christmas. Start the new year smelling great and who knows what 2016 will bring.