Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Scented Gift Guide

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Today's Gift Guide is all about the fragrance! I am a massive fan of everything fragranced from candles, to perfumes to bath products and I really have amassed a great collection. I think fragranced items are probably the most widely gifted during the holiday seasons aside from food of course! So I thought it would be good to create a Gift Guide specifically for fragrances, I really hope it gives you guys some inspiration. 


I am also including a GIVEAWAY in this gift guide so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post for your chance to win a Candle & Tea-lights from The Little Candle Co!

Check out my previous Gift Guides here Luxury Gift Guide, Pink Gift Guide & Stocking Filler Gift Guide.


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Now I couldn't do a scented gift guide without featuring Jo Malone could I?! I know I already mentioned these scents in my Luxury Gift Guide but they're definitely worth a second viewing. Orange Bitters is a fragrance exclusive for the festive season and back by popular demand from last year! Described as "A 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 sensual sandalwood and amber." You can get it in the 100ml bottle for £94 or an exclusive online size of 30ml for £47 which is what I have here! The Cologne Intense Collection is packaged beautifully in a black & white striped hexagonal box with pink interior. It consists of 5 mini 9ml perfumes including: Tuberose Angelica, Velvet Rose & Oud, Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, Myrrh & Tonka and Oud & Bergamot. The Cologne intense range is always that bit more expensive that the regular range so it's amazing to be able to try them out before buying a large size I think. I can say from experience that the 9ml bottles last a long while too! This set is limited edition for Christmas so make sure you don't miss out. 

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The Little Candle Co create the most beautiful, elegant homemade candles using soy wax and a wide variety of fragrances. The festive scents I chose are Winter Wonderland and Snow Fairy - Inspired by Lush's Snow Fairy Shower Gel and yes, it really does smell just like it! Winter Wonderland is lovely too, described as "a rich, warm, festive fragrance with mulled wine soft fruits and hot spice enlivened by precious woods and glowing embers." A jar of this scent is in my giveaway at the bottom of my post! 

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The Body Shop Frosted Berries Candle is described as "Sweeten your home with the blissful scent of our new Frosted Berries Scented Candle. This vibrant indulgence has an irresistibly juicy scent and is enriched with cranberry seed oil from North America." I actually have this one burning as I write this and it's amazingly vibrant and fruity! Body Shop candles have no label around the glass so I always think they look very chic and elegant. There is a whole range in the Frosted Berries scent including Body Butter, Shower Gel & Shimmer Mist. 

Diptique has to be one of THE most aspirational brands of candles out there! They are just so perfect with an incredibly complex blend of fragrances. Admittedly I only own this small one and I treasure it more as a 'prop' on my dressing table right now! But it smells beautiful and as soon as I get another I will be going ahead and burning this. Baies is described as "the irresistible freshness of a bouquet of roses, sweetened with blackcurrant leaves. Ingredients: Blackcurrant leaves, Blackcurrant buds, Bulgarian roses, Ambergris"

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Okay, yes I have featured this Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb Perfume in both my Luxury Gift Guide & my Pink Gift Guide earlier this week but I really couldn't leave it out of this one! This is a perfume I always dreamed of owning this fragrance and when I spied this stunning Limited Edition that's exclusive to Debenhams this year I just couldn't resist any longer! The classic perfume bottle has been embellished with a gorgeous pink metallic rose. The scent is described as "an explosion of the most luxurious flowers, leaving a trail of allure wherever you go!" 

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Lush always go to town when it comes to their Christmas launches! I love how inventive they are every year when it comes to the shapes they create. A lovely way to gift Lush products is to wrap a couple up inside their silk knot wraps which can be used as a little scarf afterwards.  The picks I've highlighted for you include - Christmas Cracker Bubble Bar (which contains popping candy!), Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb, Christmas Eve Bubble Bar and the Pear Soap. 

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The Be Delicious perfumes by DKNY were my original favourite fragrances when I was younger! So I was keen to try their new release: DKNY Nectar LoveJust look how pretty the packaging is with the little golden bee sitting on the lid! With notes of mandarin, grapefruit, freesia, jasmine and orange flower coupled with the warm seduction of honeycomb, neroli and musks it's a real indulgent, gourmand kind of fragrance.

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I feel so lucky to finally own a Jo Malone Candle!! They look so chic and classic I can't stop gazing at it. Anyone, male or female, should feel utterly spoilt to receive one of these for Christmas! This scent is English Oak & Redcurrant, described as "The forest at dawn. The juicy bite of redcurrant. The zest of green mandarin. The freshness of rose softened with white musk. Enveloped in roasted oak. Bright. Embracing. Bewitching."

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I always look forward to seeing what Yankee Candle will launch each Christmas! Every season they release a quarter of fragrances and Christmas is usually my favourite. Wax Melts make a great gift I think especially when you pair them with a Melt Warmer. These are the scents for 2017. 

Christmas Magic: "scents of mandarin, bergamot, and eucalyptus, which combine to create a fragrance that wafts through your house, bringing a meditative atmosphere to everything it touches. It then turns to fir balsam, pine needle sap, incense, and spruce, with a base of cedarwood and birch"
The Perfect Tree: "scents of evergreen garland and bergamot, which combine with pine needles, white birch, and glowing amber to create a cocktail of sweet and smooth fragrances. These are further extenuated by the inclusion of fresh cut pine, incense, and cedar."
Spiced White Cocoa: "scents of white cocoa at the top, before binding with salted caramel, sweet cream, and nutmeg in the middle. These combine beautifully. After that, we move onto butterscotch, which is beautiful and succulent. "
Crackling Wood Fire: "scents of nutmeg, myrrh, and cinnamon, which combine with vanilla and amber to extenuate the Christmas festive feel. After this, sandalwood, cedarwood, and smoky incense complement the rest of the scents"

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I think this Monsoon Rose Gold Perfume would look so pretty out on the dressing table as it looks really glam! Top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents are layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber.

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Candy Cane Lane is one of my favourite scents to get me in the mood for Christmas it just reminds me of baking festive treats. Described as "A favourite Christmas place where delicious dream are made with tingly peppermint, sweet cookies and creamy vanilla icing."

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Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream is housed in the kind of stunning rose gold packaging that you come to expect from Charlotte Tilbury but is no less dreamy!
The scent is described as featuring a blend of top notes including Lemon, Peach and Black Pepper, heart notes of Jasmine, Frankincense, Tuberose and Violet, plus base notes of Fire Tree and Patchouli." I have to say it's nothing like any other perfume I own I think, it's complex but really feminine! 

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I love how So...? Perfumes have made such a big rival this year as it takes me right back to my early teens! Their packaging is so on point and any of their scents would make a perfect little stocking filler. This fragrance is called Floral Crush and is described as "A modern fusion of delicate and powerful notes, the fragrance begins with crisp apple and waterlilies for a fresh and sparkling sensation, settling into a delightful floral heart of rose, red magnolia and white peony, complemented by the richness of pink pepper and black currant.

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I was excited to see that Oasis have released some candles in their Christmas gift collection this year and this Wish, Dream, Believe Candle Trio is so cute! I love the pastel colours and think they would make an ideal stocking filler or Secret Santa present. All three are scented with clementine & clove so super festive!

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I'm excited to say that I have a Small Jar Winter Wonderland Candle from The Little Candle Co plus 2 Golden Glitter Tealights (unscented) to Giveaway for you!! For your chance to WIN simply fill in the competition form below to gain your entries! There are mandatory requirements and the other options you'll gain bonus entry points for. 


This giveaway closes on: Friday 22nd of December 2017 at midnight. Entries will be verified and then the winner will be selected the following day and contacted via email. If however the winner does not reply within 3 days it will be considered unclaimed and a new winner will be selected. This is a UK ONLY Giveaway. Good luck!!





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4 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing these great gift ideas!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. You're welcome, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! X

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  2. My favourite is definitely the Little Candle candle!

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  3. Great article. I love Jo Malone candles so that's a favourite from this article!

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