Enchanting Seasonal Scents
9 November 2021
As the days pass by and Christmas comes into view, it’s time to start planning the big day. While your outfit and menu may be sorted, there’s another quintessentially Christmas aspect to your day that you probably haven’t given much thought to… yet.
Fragrance plays an important role in any occasion, from the perfume you wear on your wedding day to those scents that transport you back to visits with grandparents or the school cafeteria. And, while lighting a festive scented candle goes without saying, the fragrance you wear on the day will also become an integral part of your Christmas memories.
Here is a round-up of the top fragrances to wear on Christmas day. From the subtle to the sultry, there’s something for everyone.
- Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Gift Set
Spicy and seductive, he’ll love this popular men’s fragrance by Paco Rabanne. Citrus, cinnamon and patchouli notes give 1 Million its place in our lineup of seasonal scents, but it’s sensual qualities are what will keep him reaching for it year-round. With the set including an Eau de Toilette, travel-size atomiser and deodorant spray, he’ll smell amazing well beyond Christmas.
- Viktor&Rolf SpiceBomb Eau de ToiletteViktor&Rolf SpiceBomb takes traditional masculine notes and, with them, creates something altogether more interesting. Spices in the way of cinnamon and pepper offer a warming, casual first impression, while luxurious saffron, vetiver and elemi lift the fragrance into date night territory. He’ll love it, and so will you.
- Zadig & Voltaire This Is Her! Eau de Parfum
If you adore a sugary fragrance and tend to avoid heavier floral or citrus notes, This Is Her! is a must-try. Opening with indulgent whipped cream, vanilla and chestnut, it combines all the best parts of the festive season into one creamy, cashmere-wrapped perfume. A hint of pink pepper and sandalwood keep it from becoming sickly sweet and offer a seasonal spiciness.
- Givenchy Ysatis Eau de Toilette
Soft, floral and woody, this luxury fragrance from Givenchy has been a firm winter favourite for more than 35 years. Festive notes of citrus, vanilla, clove and amber are offset against fragrant oakmoss, rose, and iris to create a complex, elevated perfume. This one is a must for any confident, elegant woman.
- Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Parfum
An iconic perfume that needs no introduction, YSL Opium is fiery, bold and perfect for the colder months. Notes of myrrh, patchouli and amber offer a warming, spicy base, while floral sweetness in the form of vanilla, mandarin and jasmine elevate this unmistakably feminine fragrance. If Opium isn’t already in your collection, this is the season to rectify it.
- Viktor&Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Unwrap a sweet, juicy bonbon on Christmas morning with this gift set from Viktor&Rolf. With both a 50ml Eau de Parfum and a 10ml travel-size bottle of the same, you’ll smell good enough to eat whether at home or out and about. And, with universally adored notes including blackcurrant, caramel, orange blossom and cedar, this festive fragrance also makes a great gift for all palates.
- Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Eau de Parfum
If the beautiful bottle alone isn’t reason enough to add this fragrance to your Christmas wishlist, the scent certainly will be. Imagine a syrupy apricot and raspberry tart, sitting alongside a bouquet of freshly cut rose and jasmine – now imagine it’s snowing outside, and you’ll come some way to envisioning the subtle complexity of this fruity chypre.
- Paco Rabanne Olympéa Eau de Parfum
For a scent that plays into the “all is bright” element of Christmas, look no further than Paco Rabanne Olympéa. Soft and floral with a salty edge, this perfume can be worn day to night throughout the seasons. The blend of vanilla and cashmere, with subtle notes of ginger and green mandarin, make this an easy-to-wear scent you’ll enjoy time and time again.
What scent will you be wearing this festive season? Get started on your seasonal scent discovery with some of allbeauty’s 2021 Christmas Classic Favourites here.