I’ve skipped most of the ‘Christmas in July’ events that have been happening, both because I’m in denial/can’t deal with seasonal festivities six months in advance and because I barely know what day of the week it is. The one I managed to actually get to though was the fabulous Jo Malone, who literally created a Christmas haven in the middle of London Town for the day. You could pretty much give me an empty Jo Malone box as a gift and I’d be happy. I’m not asking you to mind – I’d rather there be something deliciously scented inside.
On offer this year we have some drop-dead-gorgeous smelling candles – Roasted Chestnut which smells just like you’d expect an old open fire to, plus Pine which literally has the scent of Christmas trees. By lighting one of these you’ll instantly feel like you’re in a Bing Crosby video or something. I particularly like the giant candles which have three wicks and really create an aroma in the room – pricey though, so you’ll have to ask for one as an early present that you can unwrap!
As usual, there are also an array of great gift sets available for that special someone. My personal favourite is the cracker which contains a mini fragrance and body lotion, meaning you can make dinner a little bit more luxurious come the 25th December. I’ve already got six of these on my list for Christmas lunch – I’ll bring the crackers and that’s my contribution sorted. I also adore the cute treasure chest which contains lots of mini perfumes, meaning you can smell good while giving your dressing table a helping hand too. If fancy gift sets aren’t up your street then you can always go for a simple fragrance or a pack of three candles – or stick to my idea of an empty box with some ribbon round it. Whatever you do though, make it a Jo Malone Christmas this year… even if it is still months away.