More than at any other time of the year, scents truly do take the centre stage during the festive period. The smell of freshly-baked minced pies, a whiff of Christmas markets’ mulled wine and the holiday inspired fragrances are the epitome of the festive period for me. When it comes to perfumes, I like to switch things up every year and go for one of the limited edition Christmas offerings, each of which now reminds me of a different festive period in my life and brings out a plethora of happy memories – it’s incredible the power a scent has. Christmas fragrances are basically Christmas forever housed in a bottle for me and always put me in the most exciting festive mood! This year my holiday fragrance of choice vote goes to Jo Malone’s Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne from their new Christmas collection.
The Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne may or may not have first come onto my radar thanks to its limited edition candy pink bottle (you know me), but at the end of the day, it’s what’s on the inside that counts! I love that it’s not a typical, predictable Christmas scent, but at the same time, the mixture of warm, sweet and slightly spicy notes with a mild punch of citrusy zing still couldn’t be more season-appropriate. A big bonus for me is also how gentle it comes across (it’s not one of those overwhelmingly potent scents that follows you wherever you go), and how it carries a hint of that homely ‘I’ve just spent the day baking cookies’ aroma. I’m such a fan and there’s even a matching Green Almond & Redcurrant Christmas Candle that comes in the cutest pink and green striped jar – but I’m saving it for the Christmas party I’m hosting this year!