The 12 Scents of Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, naughty and nice gifts are clambering their way onto everyone's wish list. Thankfully, the fragrances, candles and body product gift sets of the season cover all bases, with some ever so sweet, and others soaked with seduction and sophistication.

There is a fragrance or sweet-smelling treat for everyone with these 12 gifts. Become inspired when selecting your Christmas presents this year!

12. The Avant Garde:

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Christmas Limited Edition, 50ml for $159 from Myer and David Jones department stores

Adorned in snowflakes, Flowerbomb’s unmistakable diamond grenade bottle is more brilliant than ever this silly season. Yet inside, the scent remains its illustrious best with delicate layers of Jasmine Sambac, Cattelya Orchid and Rose Centifolia.

11. The Traditionalist:

Voluspa Maison Jardin Gift Set, $75 from ShopSaison

Containing a quartet of divine votives with 20 hours of burn time combined, you can pick and choose between the aroma of Amaranth & Jasmine, Linden & Dark Moss, Sake Lemon Flower or Yuzu Rose.

10. The True Femme:

Tocca EDP Travel Collection, $35, from MeccaCosmetica

Take off this holiday season in a flurry of full fragrance with the Tocca portable travel size scent. Favourites including Cleopatra, Florence and Stella all come housed in a candy coloured box to delight any age, and ensure your getaway is one of pure delight.

9. The Contemporary Classic:

Lolita Lempicka Elle L’Aime, 40ml, $98, stockists 02 9663 4277

Capturing a luxurious blend of full, floral bouquet looped within a unique coconut pulp, this perfume is as idiosyncratic as the bottle would suggest. A warm oriental floral scent, it combines top citrus notes of bergamot, neroli and lime sparkling atop a jasmine and ylang ylang foundation.

8. The Vintage Lover:

Found Goods Market Collection, 85hr candle, $49.95 from ShopSaison

It’s not always what’s inside that counts, as these candles attest. The sublime scent is delivered within an un-missable, interior-friendly copper and brass toned vessel, reminiscent of 1950s sugar and flour decanters.

7. The Fashionista: 

Balmain Extatic Intense Gold EDP 90ml, $155 at selected Myer stores

Encasing fashion’s finest finesse within a fragrance, this enticing blend of night blooming jasmine, vanilla blossom and amber is all enveloping and deeply seductive. Presented in an expertly crafted bottle with a strong nod to the fashion houses couture, the bottle is directly inspired by a cuff associated with the fine fashion detail of the Balmain house.

6. The True Individual:

Escentric Molecule Travel, 30ml, $78 each from MeccaCosmetica

There is something so far beyond expectation in each Escentric Molecule scent, you can rest assured you are giving the gift to last a lifetime. Once you’ve tried this perfume, you may never go back. Based on a single note, each fragrance reacts with your body chemistry so that no two wearers or fragrances are the same. Now in 30ml travel sizes, you can forget fading into the background this festive season!

5. The Indefinable:

Balenciaga Paris Gift Set, 75ml EDP, Body Lotion and Deluxe Mini EDP from David Jones and Myer 

A pure bottle free of embellishment and adornment to truly accentuate the pale amber nectar within, this is a sublime gift for the true beauty aficionado. Destined to be on display, the jar is only part of the enticement, with the juice – rich with the lightness of violets and the peppery swell of mossy wood – itself, a true love-affair to behold.

4. The Tender Heart:

Roses de Chloé Gift Set $100, 50ml EDT + 100ml Body Lotion from David Jones, Myer and selected Chloe stockists

From its very core, this perfume is all about the Rose, unveiling in various facets. Never before has it been so expertly revealed within layers of airy, luminous and subtle folds. It’s a truly tender perfume, as soapy and soft, as it is striking and unmistakable. It turns heads and races hearts, and the packaging is the perfect refined reflection of the modern magnolia and damascena rose essence within.

3. The Dreamer: 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Gift Set $90, EDT 50ml + Body Lotion 75ml + Shower Gel 75ml, from David Jones and Myer

Mixing sophistication with charm, this original interpretation of floral, fruity notes is both classic and contemporary, making it an essential for the Christmas list this year. A gorgeous homage to the white Christmas, this gift combines cool, chic design and playful appeal. It’s bold, but sweet, elegant yet original, and the aroma is nothing short of exciting, with notes of red grapefruit, green leaves, pear, wild rose, lychee and cedar wood all within the fragrance.

2. The Holiday Maker:

Circa Home Holiday Bliss Classic Candle, $32.95 from David Jones and Bed Bath ‘N’ Table

Create the complete Christmas vibe within your home – both visually and sensually - with this lavender, elderflower and amber infused classic candle and tradition-inspired box boasting bells and baubles aplenty.

1. The Lover:

KORA Affirmation Card Gift Set, $29.95 from KoraOrganics

Give the gift of sentiment and scent with this vitamin enhanced lip balm and Treasure Yourself Affirmation Cards gift set. The notes are handpicked by brand creator Miranda Kerr, and ensure that empowerment and inspiration are found each and every day.

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