Only two and a half more days part us from Christmas Eve. In my family excitement grows with every hour as the house fills with different aromas of gingerbread spices, oranges, fruits compote and meats. It’s one of the most important holidays all over the world, no surprise everyone anticipates it with sparkles in the eyes. I love Polish Christmas customs and the warm atmosphere everywhere.
When the first star appears in the night sky we all put our most elegant clothes on, sit around the table, share joy and food we made. Then it’s time to see what surprises are hiding under a Christmas tree. For us, perfume lovers, Christmas is a chance to find a beloved perfume in the festively wrapped box. It is also time of deciding what perfume (if any) should we wear for a Christmas Eve to feel special and not to overdo with sillage. I’ve selected few ideas for you.
Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee seems like it was made to wear at Christmas time. Not only its name brings the idea of sparkling stars in the night sky of December 24 but its smell is very appropriate for the holiday season. Mint and citron in the opening make it inviting while pine and fir accords introduce festive quality of sitting around beautifully decorated Christmas tree and singing carols or telling some stories.
Noel au Balcon from Etat Libre d’Orange is an interesting and a little bit more edgy, but still acceptable perfume. I found honey note in this perfume highly reminiscent of candles, with it’s kind of waxy feeling. Cinnamon is like a spicy dust in Noel au Balcon while apricot is nicely pronounced. Chilli pepper and vanilla make interesting and funny combination, citrus sparkle is a final touch. More flirty recipe for holidays.
I say there’s nothing better like Christmas in smell of iris. It’s one of my favourite notes anyway so shouldn’t I have iris for every possible occasion? Yes, I should! L’Eau d’Hiver from Frederic Malle offers a brilliant concoction of powdery heliotrope and iris combined with white musk, angelica and lovely bergamot undertones. It’s the cherished memory of winter and fun in the snow.
Last but not least, probably my favourite idea for a Christmas Eve scent. Sonoma Scent Studio Sienna Musk is one super gorgeous perfume that evokes the spirit of Christmas in me. Harmonious musk in the opening combines very well with cedar woodiness. Juicy mandarine orange in it makes me happy but the best part of Sienna Musk is yet to come. I’ve never experienced such a lovely sweet cloves note. It smells like a hot Christmas cookies. Other notes are cypress, nutmeg, ginger, coriander and sandalwood.
Did you already chose your scent for Christmas Eve? How do you like my choices?