If your home is anything like mine, it becomes a month-long rotation of family and friends at this time of year. It’s also my favourite season to host, and I love to make my festive guests feel at home and capture the Christmas spirit (not just with a little top up of gin).
One of the easiest ways to create a warm and welcoming Christmas atmosphere is to add a beautiful festive fragrance to your home. Think cinnamon, spiced orange and, surely the most Christmas-y scent of all, pine.
Here are a few favourites.
O’ Christmas tree…
‘Sapin de Lumière‘ room spray, Diptyque
French perfume house, Diptyque, know a thing or two about grown-up home fragrance. A spritz of this will transport you to the woodland wonderland of a snow-topped pine forest. Divine.
Sleigh bells ring…
‘Colonia‘ limited edition candle, Acqua di Parma
Acqua di Parma’s iconic “Colonia” fragrance is given a festive update for this Christmas Limited Edition. Its citrus notes are a nostalgic reminder of summer spent on the Amalfi coast. Buon Natale!
Fairytale of New York…
‘New York‘ candle, Roja Parfums
From Italy to the Big Apple; few places are more magical than New York at Christmas. Floral notes of rose and jasmine with a touch of cinnamon and clove complete this fairytale fragrance…
Snow is glistening…
‘Winter‘ signature candle, The White Company
Christmas at home wouldn’t be complete without the elegant touch of The White Company (our tree is adorned with their mercury glass baubles and beaded snowflakes every year). The signature “Winter” fragrance captures the warming essence of the Christmas season with notes of clove and cinnamon and zesty orange.
Who’s naughty and nice…
‘Sweet Almond and Macaroon‘ candle, Jo Malone
Those with a sweet tooth will love Jo Malone’s Sweet Almond and Macaroon candle. The perfect blend of those traditional stocking filler favourites: cherry candy canes and almond marzipan mice.
Joy to the world…
‘Joyful Glow‘ candle, Elemis
This warming fragrance, with notes of orange and cinnamon, will add a generous dose of hygge to your home throughout the winter months. Just add fluffy socks and a face mask…
Merry and bright…
‘Orange and Cinnamon‘ candle and mood mist, The Harrogate Candle Company
The quintessentially Christmas scent, and perfect fragrance duo. Fill your home with the complementary essential oil blend of orange and warming Christmas spices. An honorary mention must be made for Harrogate’s candles which, made of soy and natural waxes, ensure a even burn every time. I absolutely love them.
‘Sapin de Lumière‘ room spray | Diptyque
‘Colonia‘ limited edition candle | Acqua di Parma
‘Winter‘ signature candle | The White Company
‘Joyful Glow‘ candle | Elemis
‘Orange and Cinnamon‘ candle and mood mist | The Harrogate Candle Company
‘New York‘ candle | Roja Parfums
‘Sweet Almond and Macaroon‘ candle | Jo Malone
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