Is there anything like the smell of Christmas? For me, choosing the scent of the season is up there with putting up my Christmas tree; it instantly puts you in a festive mood! Of course, we can’t talk about Christmas fragrance without name checking Crabtree & Evelyn, who’ve been creating decadent seasonal scents for almost 30 years. This year their classic Noel fragrance makes a return with a fresh look, and they’re debuting a brand new fragrance, Hollyberry.
Each fragrance collection is available in a super-sized Triple Wick Candle, a Large Candle and a Small Candle, plus a Home Fragrance Oil and a Home Fragrance Spray. Use them alone or layer them up to transform your home into a winter wonderland.
Notes: Fresh evergreens, persimmon, bayberry, cranberry, orange, cinnamon and star anise
A perennial favourite for almost 30 years, Noel truly captures the unique scents of Christmas in a rather photorealistic way. The classic fragrance contains a verdant blend of frosted greenery, just-peeled oranges and juicy-sharp cranberry, spiced with cinnamon and star anise. It’s a proper seasonal fragrance, and stands apart from the rest as it features a wonderful, textured balance of freshness, fruitiness and spice – not just one of the three. There’s a reason why it’s a bestseller year after year!
Notes: Red currant, coriander, fig, nutmeg and frankincense
Brand new for Christmas 2014 is Hollyberry, a colourful, limited edition festive fragrance. Bedecked in jewel-like purple, it captures the modern spirit of Christmas with notes of red currant and fig spiced with nutmeg and frankincense. The fragrance is fruity, but these aren’t sharp or zesty fruits; rather, Hollyberry is rich with the scent of stewed red berries as tempting as mulled wine. The overall effect is truly delicious, and as the fragrance develops it becomes richer and spicier as the frankincense becomes more prominent. It’s never overpowering, though – it stays bright and playful throughout its lifespan. Truly gorgeous.
How are you fragrancing your home this Christmas?