The festive season is my favourite time of the year. 2015 is special for me because my Husband and I are decided to spend the holidays here in the Netherlands far from our family (Hungary). So now that I’m gonna miss the scent of the fresh gingerbread cookies that my mother-in-law bakes, or the scent of the beautiful natural christmas decoration that my Mom makes out of orange, pine and cloves, I had to look for other scent sources to put me in a “Christmas mood”. This is how I found the 5 best Christmas beauty products that will literally makes you smell like the festive season.
Perfume that smells like Christmas?
On the top of my list, there is the fantastic scent from The Library Of Fragrance called “Christmas In New York”. How many movies were showcasing the beauty of this famous city during the holidays (my favourite is Serendipity), and how much we wish we could be there, we could see and experience the festive vibes at least once in our life. With the help of this amazing cologne, you can transport yourself right there.
It blends the scents of rich and festive spices, sweet apples and the comforting aroma of warm, roasting chestnuts.
If you live in the UK you can find it here, if you based in other parts of Europe check Boots.com and if you are reading this from the US head to the website of DEMETER Fragrances and check out all the other festive scents they have (from egg nog to mulled cider 😉 )
A magic wand to create a spicy bath?
The funky LUSH creates a special selection of christmas themed beauty products every year. In 2015 my pick is this cool reusable bubble bar called; The magic of Christmas. With this magic stick you can enjoy a bubbly bath (more than once) with the scent of orange, cinnamon and cloves. The added glitter just a bonus to level up that festive feeling!
The philosophy behind the gingerbread house
Every time when I visit Sephora I have to stop at the philosophy counter to sniff around. They always have wonderful products but around Christmas they getting especially strong in “OMG! I want this!!!” kind of items. Their new The Gingerbread House gift set, includes 4 bubble baths/shower gels and 4 lip glosses in scents like: Spiced Gingerbread Cookie, Pink Marshmallow Butter Cream or Peppermint Stick. Delicious isn’t is?
Sugar coated green apples from the Italian alps
It was hard to pick one only from the christmas selection of The Body Shop, but at the end I decided next to the Glazed Apple Tin Of Delight gift set. This gorgeous box has all what you need: a 250 ml shower gel, a 250 ml body butter, a lip balm and even a perfume. All here to make you smell like sweet, caramelized apples under the christmas tree. (And that box is a keeper as well!)
Spiced up lips
I already mentioned to you that I’ve recently explored a new organic lipbalm brand the Hurraw!. I’ve introduced they almond flavoured version in my previous post and now it’s time to get to know a more festive edition the tinted cinnamon lip balm.
“The amazing Sri Lankan cinnamon bark oil is slightly sweet & spicy, tingling your lips naturally,
making this balm a real treat for the one you are about to kiss.”
And a bonus…
As an addition to my list I wanted to put this fabulous scented candle from Yankee Candle. Okay, this is not a beauty product, but it’s definitely a beautiful product for the holidays that smells like Christmas so it earned it’s place on this list. The Yankee Candle Christmas Eve features the warm scent of sugared plum and candied fruits, and it’s just plain awesome as it is. Be fast if you want to get your hands on it, it sells like crazy, I’m telling you!