Irresistible gifts to make you look and smell wonderful all year round, spanning fragrance, skincare and sumptous essential oils
Lavender Face & Body Oil by Rodin
Forget red and green, the colour of Christmas this year is lavender thanks to skincare maven Linda Rodin, who has launched a luxurious Lavender Absolute Body Oil, made from a seductive lavender blend to hydrate and relax. Slather your body in fragrant oil for plush and perfumed skin with an all-over soothing glow. There is also an accompanying rich Lavender Facial Oil, which will leave your face soft and radiant – after all, everybody deserves a warm glow at Christmas...
Body Oil, £80; Face Oil, £105 available at www.libertylondon.com
Body Spray by Tom Ford
Can you ever go wrong with Tom Ford? (Answer: no). While this is technically labelled as a menswear grooming product, Tom Ford body spray is universally loved for its warm, iconic, seductive aroma and elegant packaging, which slips easily into your handbag or gym kit. Use it as a body spray, perfume, even room spray if you’re feeling lavish… we’d probably drink it if we could, we’re that darn obsessed.
£43, available at www.tomford.com
Fragrance by Bella Freud
Bella Freud’s fragrance is renowned for its whimsical, illustrated packaging and sweet, transporting scents. Say you love her with Close To My Heart, rich with rose, jasmine and deep patchouli base notes, or opt for the Signature Eau de Parfum, which blends amber with tonka bean and smoky vetiver for an enchanting, lingering fragrance. Pair with Bella Freud’s festive Fairytale of New York candle for a truly memorable gift.
£43, available at www.selfridges.com
Winter Bath Oil by Susanne Kaufmann
Susanne Kaufmann’s uplifting winter bath oil is infused with cinnamon, clove and orange oils for an irresistibly sensual soak that will leave your skin velvety-soft. Despite the seasonal name, this product delights all-year round, however it is likely to run out by mid-February – it’s just that wonderfully addictive.
£60, available at www.libertylondon.com
Galop d`Hermès by Hermès
Galop d`Hermès by Hermès launched earlier this year to instant acclaim. So-called in honour of Hermès’ equestrian heritage and created by in-house perfumer Christine Nagel, this elegant fragrance is a sensual, dreamy blend of rose and leather. The sculptural glass bottle is reminiscent of a horse’s stirrup – giddy up and into our handbag please.
From £183, www.hermes.com
Fabulous Cracker by Margaret Dabbs
Margaret Dabbs is the fairy godmother of foot care, lauded for her expertise and stellar line of game-changing podiatry products. This festive Christmas cracker is an ideal stocking filler, housing Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum, a signature Dabbs product made from Emu and Tea Tree oils, which help treat, strengthen, protect and hydrate nails and cuticles. It is effective, silky-soft and smells just wonderful.
£12, available at www.spacenk.com