When it comes to festive beauty, Jo Malone London are in a league all their own; each year the fragrance collections sell out before you can utter the word Christmas (the advent calendar literally sells out on the same day it drops in store). A thoughtful combination of too-beautiful-to-open packaging and luxurious scents that are more than just perfume – they are an experience. A spritz of festive cheer mixed with a flash of red and a burst of green, this year each Jo Malone London gift comes wrapped in colourful prints created by British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders.
The limited edition must-haves include the Green Almond & Redcurrant Collection; a fragrance with the tart juiciness of redcurrant and the zing of citrus, all cocooned in green almond, cedarwood and tonka – look for it in cologne and candle form.
Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne 100ml, €114 and the Green Almond & Redcurrant Ceramic Candle, €150
Those that favour the Pomegranate Noir Cologne are in for a treat as this much-loved scent comes all dressed up for Christmas, in a limited edition, beautifully festive bottle. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. We loved it then, and we love it even more now.
Limited Edition Pomegranate Noir Cologne 100ml, €114
Those that want something a bit sweeter will love the Orange Bitters Cologne. This is your warm winter cocktail: take two dashes of bright citrus, add sweet orange and a burst of ripe mandarin. Finish with a splash of bitter orange to reveal rich prune and a base of sandalwood and amber.
Orange Bitters Cologne 100ml, €114 and Orange Bitters Cologne 30ml, €54
The full collection and the above limited edition products are available now in Brown Thomas and in Arnotts at their Jo Malone London pop-up store, coming November 3rd. Get yours before they go!