Panicking about those last-minute festive finishing touches? Do you need just a couple of extra stocking fillers? Some crackers for the table? Or perhaps you can already hear your ‘favourite’ in-laws grumbles that your tree is looking ‘a little bare’. Fragrance fans fret not! We have selected some of the finest scented goodies on the market, to help you earn a couple more brownie points, and give yourself a well-earned pat on the back…
The perfect stocking filler:
Lancôme Les Minitures £27
Buy it at: lancome.co.uk
The ultimate or Lancôme fragrance fans: their very own wardrobe of handbag-size Lancôme scents – a 4ml La vie est Belle, 7.5ml Trésor, 5ml Trésor Midnight Rose, 5ml Miracle and 7.5ml Ô de Lancôme. Fabuleux.
L’Occitane Petite Grasse Fragrance Collection £20
Buy it at: uk.loccitane.com
L’Occitane’s boxes are real keepsakes, this year – and this one features a trio of the Collection de Grasse fine fragrances, in 7.5ml eau de toilette sprays just perfect for a zoosh of on-the-go glamour.
The finishing touches:
Tory Burch Holiday Cracker £18
Buy it at: Tory Burch store (New Bond Street)
Festively wrapped in signature orange (could’ve been colour-matched to a satsuma, actually!), this pulls open to reveal a 6ml Tory Burch ‘rollerball’. (And a note from Tory – which makes a nice change from a corny joke…)
Clarins Christmas Crackers £39
Buy it at: Selfridges
Adorned in beautiful bows, these luxury golden crackers add the perfect finishing touch to your table setting and offer a selection of iconic miniature products, including Eau de Jardins.
Jo Malone Frosted Cherry and Clove Scented Ornament £32
Buy it at: jomalone.co.uk
Prettify your tree with this scented sphere, and yours will surely be the most stylish of them all. The sweet cherry and spicy clove is enough to warm up even the frostiest of guests.
Written by Alice Crocker