Scent from Santa
Published 18/12/2012 | 11:06
There's something in the air that makes Christmas time so special.
From the sweet, spicy aromas of mulled wine and brandy-coated puddings, to the fresh pine of Christmas trees, fragrances form a big part of the festive season.
And an evocative scent is an instant way to lift your seasonal spirits, whether it's lighting a fragranced candle or lathering up in the tub with a warming cinnamon body wash.
Deck out your bathroom with these Christmas-inspired goodies.
The Christmas tree pine leaves and waft of mulled wine may already be running through the house, but why not exaggerate the festive atmosphere with a luxurious fragranced candle?
Aveda's Holiday Soy Wax Candle features a warm and spicy aroma of ginger, ginger lily and clove to awaken your seasonal senses, from €24.60
Bring some festive warmth and light into your life with Espa's Winter Spice Candle. The rich aroma is evocative of waiting up for Santa's whisky and Rudolph's carrots to disappear, from €55.35
You may not decorate your bathroom but it can still smell like the contents of a Christmas stocking - a festive mix of satsumas, walnuts and chocolate coins.
Lush's Father Christmas Bath Bomb delivers with the sparkle and smell of Christmas featuring mandarin oil and orange flower absolute,from €4.
Your signature fragrance may not hit the right notes during the holiday season. Leave a mouth-watering aroma in your wake by layering on seasonal skincare and scent.
You're sure to smell like a scrumptious gingerbread man with Origins' Ginger Ways gift set, including Ginger Essence Sensuous skin scent, Ginger Burst Savory Body Wash, Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream and body puff, from €41.82
OK, the gold and frankincense may be missing but Darphin has provided the third Three Kings gift with the Myrrh Aromatic Care precious essence oil. Perfect for nourishing cold-ravaged dry skin, from €51.66.
For a fragrance with figgy pudding connotations, spritz on Jo Malone's Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne, from €45.