1st November 2013

Classic Bestsellers – Christmas Gift Guide

Escentual Christmas Guide Guides Classic Bestsellers

Our Classic Bestsellers Christmas gift guide speaks for itself – this is the beauty and grooming that hits the top seller list year after year. This edit of perennial favourites is sure to please this Christmas, because chances are they’re already a big fan! 

 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Genius Collection

L’Occitane’s Shea Butter range is a skincare classic, and it’s really perfect for this time of year. The fair trade shea butter used is rich and creamy, and does a great job of quenching the skin. It doesn’t just put moisture into the skin, oh no – it also provides a protective emollient layer to ensure that it stays put. This box is jam packed with goodies, most notably a full-sized Shea Ultra Rich Shower Cream which has an incredible 20% concentration of shea butter for some seriously indulgent winter morning showers. There’s also a lip balm, a bar of Shea Milk Soap, the Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion, and of course, the iconic Shea Butter Hand Cream.

 

Roger & Gallet Gorgeous Soap Selection

The Roger & Gallet soap is a bona fide toiletry icon.  Wrapped in that familar sun-pleated silk paper, the way that the soaps are made by Roger & Gallet’s Master Soap Makers hasn’t changed in over 150 years. Each circular bar has a really gentle, 100% plant based formulation that provides brilliant cleansing but, importantly, doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and ‘squeaky’. This set contains four of the brand’s best selling scents: woody Bois d’Orange, romantic Rose, fruity Fleur d’Osmanthus and uplifting The Vert. There’s a fragrance for every mood, every family member, or every room in the house!

 

Giorgio Armani Code Eau de Toilette Gift Set 

If you’re really stuck with a suitable present for a male family member, then this classic fragrance from Armani strikes the perfect balance between being universally pleasing and ever-so-suave.  Its woody composition has a slight creaminess that makes it feel modern, with slightly sparkling citrus top notes which makes the fragrance suitable for both daytime and night-time wear. This gift set provides an entire scented grooming regime, from the 50ml Eau de Toilette,  to the matching Shower Gel and creamy After Shave Balm.  It can be hard to buy fragrance as a gift, but with this charmer you can’t go far wrong.

 

Ralph Lauren Polo Collection Eau de Toilette Gift Set 

If his tastes are a little more classic, then this edited gift selected from Ralph Lauren will be a great fit. Ralph Lauren’s timeless Polo series spans a varied portfolio of essences, from refined and smoky to intensely fresh. This set brings the best sellers together in one place, a triumvirate which includes the classic, tobacco-infused Polo, the cool and sporty Polo Blue, and the woody sensuality of Polo Black. It’s a whole fragrance wardrobe in one place. All in all, this travel sized collection contains a whopping 100ml of fragrance. It’s a great buy!

 

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Bath and Body Duo 

All of Crabtree & Evelyn’s skincare could have made this list, but we have a special place in our hearts for the La Source range. The fresh and soothing fragrance is a lovely post-Christmas refresher  for when you’ve grown tired of the seasonal spiciness. Despite the light scent (which is inspired by the aroma of a spa, don’t you know), it actually feels very indulgent to use, with Dead Sea salts, marine extracts and sweet almond oil squeezed into the generous formulas. This Bath and Body Duo features the Body Wash and the creamy Body Lotion for some daily calm.

 

Clarins Eau Dynamisante Gift Set

Clarins Eau Dynamisante is 26 years old and still going strong. The cornerstone of the Clarins fragrance collection contains a unique blend of botanical extracts and essential oils to hydrate and smooth the skin while imparting its distinctive herbal fragrance. Alongside the 100ml Treatment Fragrance, in this gift set you’ll find the matching Body Lotion and Shower Gel to uplift, balance and care for both your body and your sense of well-being. If you’re ever been to a Clarins spa and wondered what the amazing scent was, wonder no more – this is it!

 

 Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Gift Set

We’re betting that you know someone who wears Le Male – it’s a best seller wear after year! Bold, fresh and intensely sensual, the convention-flouting blend of mint, lavender and vanilla is perfect for guys of all ages. Its projection and lasting power are really impressive, ensuring that Le Male is a real powerhouse of a fragrance – this one isn’t for those shy and retiring types. The perfect present for Le Male fans old and new, this gift set contains the invigorating scented Shower Gel and the 75ml Eau de Toilette Spray to layer up your fragrance and make it last that little bit longer.

 

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum Gift Set

If they like their fragrances to be sheer and elegant, yet unusual, this luxurious offering from Narciso Rodriguez might be just the thing. It is a best seller, after all! This debut scent from the New York designer is an example of how a simple and well-structured fragrance can also be intensely voluptuous, thanks to the careful selection of tactile and sensual notes. The key note here is musk, which is blended with pink floral tones and the richness of amber to great effect. The 50ml Eau de Parfum in this gift set is paired with a 10ml roller ball fragrance in a very chic black box.

 

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