5th December 2013
SCENT of Christmas
Scents always evoke strong memories for me and the rich warming smells of amber, spice, frankincense, clove and oak always make me feel like it’s Christmas. Gorgeous candles burning at home fill the house with an aroma reminiscent of cosy open log fires – a hint of incense in the blend gives a churchy feel. As the nights draw closer I like to wear smokier, sexier perfume with notes of amber that feel sumptuous and warm…
Immerse yourself with these heady, rich fragrances… The golden-bottled Tom Ford Sahara Noir warms the soul with notes of frankincense, cedar and amber (1). Personalise your fragrance with bespoke engraving at the new Dior Covent Garden boutique – I chose Dior La Collection Privée New Look 1947, a sensual woody scent with Indian Tuberose (2). Penhaligons Iris Prima has a fresh quality (thanks to the green amber) yet gives warmth with leather, vanilla and sandalwood.
Not just for night-time, burn these luxurious festive blends during the day… Create a Christmas glow with Cire Trudon Nazareth Candle, a warm blend of clove, cinnamon and orange (3). The exquisite Fornasetti Architettura Negativo Nero Scented Candle will be the envy of your friends, filling the room with a sumptuous aroma of incense and cedarwood (4). Diptyque’s Ecorce de pin Candle is a smoky, woody blend of pine, cedar and patchouli.