Halloween is gone, Bonfire done and dusted – and it’s now officially the start of the Christmas Season! So in the run-up to the big day, we’re going to be bringing back some of our recent favourite Discovery Boxes from the archive.
As you tell us, they make fantastic presents – why risk giving a scent, and getting it wrong? Give eight instead – so the recipient can smell different every day while they discover new scent ‘loves’…
First up is our Heaven Scents Discovery Box. To us, fragrance is truly something heavenly, almost other-worldly in its allure – and this celestial collection embodies that perfectly.
So let’s dive in for a closer look at some of the ‘star’ scents included in this box.
Map of the Heart Red Heart v.3
Fragrance family: Floriental
Top notes: bergamot, pink pepper, red apple
Heart notes: feijoa, tuberose, incense, cinnamon
Base notes: sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, musk
An exciting brand founded by Sarah Blair and Jeffrey Darling, born from a long creative partnership in writing, design and film, Map of the Heart believe in exploring every nook of the heart’s emotions in their fragrances. Perfumer Jacques Huclier nods to their Australian heritage by including sandalwood not only in Red Heart, but in each of their evocative scents.
Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse
Fragrance family: Floral
Top notes: mandarin, green clover, violet leaf
Heart notes: tuberose absolute, jasmine sambac, mimosa
Base notes: tonka bean, vanilla bourbon, amber
Miller Harris has perfectly crafted tuberose into their extensive collection of fine fragrances – which are inspired by nature, created by the finest perfumers and poured into contemporary bottles, proudly harmonising the best of French fragrance techniques and British urban modernism.
Prada Candy Florale
Fragrance family: Floral
Top notes: limocnello sorbet
Heart notes: peony
Base notes: musks, benzoin, caramel
Based on a perfect imaginary flower, Prada Candy Florale is a light, honeyed, spring-like fusion. Think limoncello sorbet in the top, peony in the heart, then humming with musks, vanilla-ish benzoin and caramel in its base.
M. Micallef keychain
We like to include a few little handy extras in our boxes and The Heaven Scents Discovery Box is no exception! Discover a fabulous keyring from M. Micallef, in the form of a miniature perfume bottle, created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this fascinating Grasse-based perfume house. (It sits in the box alongside their 20 Years fragrance – a stunning and very wearable fruity gourmand.) We keep ours attached to our keys at all times, ensuring we are never without scent!
The Heaven Scents Discovery Box is £12.50 + p&p to VIP Subscribers/£17.50 + p&p* to non-subscribers – be sure to log in to your account to take advantage of the special VIP Subscriber price. Not a VIP yet? Sign up here…
Here’s a list of all the fragrances you can discover, explore and enjoy in the box.
• Shay & Blue Blueberry Musk 2ml Natural Spray
• Weleda Jardin de Vie Rose 1.5ml eau naturelle parfumée
• Map of the Heart Red Heart v.3 1ml eau de parfum
• Jimmy Choo L’eau 2ml eau de toilette
• Miller Harris Noix de Tubéruse 2ml eau de parfum
• Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia 2ml eau de toilette
• Prada Candy Florale 1.5 eau de toilette
• M. Micallef 20th Anniversary 1ml eau de parfum
• Judith Williams Life Long Beauty Body Lotion 150ml
• Micallef 20th Anniversary keychain
(Alas we can’t ship to Ireland or overseas, because of ‘hazardous goods’ restrictions. And yes, we’re as frustrated about it as you are.)
* Please note, postage and packaging is charged at £2.50