Hi there Perfume Posse! How the holy hell did this happen? It’s less than a MONTH till Christmas. I’m in shock here and am not quite sure how the years have jumped from Christmas to Christmas with only DAYS in between. It freaking CER AY ZEE. What’s on your Fragrant Christmas Buying List 2017?
I know not all of our Posse readers are doing the Christmas thing, whatever your holiday plans of whatever religion or whether you are a complete bah humbug kinda person I’m sorry if you feel ploughed over with our festivities. An especially hard time for people who are private, loners, far from family or without. Hugging you from across the waves and hoping you can find some sparkle in our fragrant Christmas excitement too.
Fragrant Christmas Buying 2017
Through the year I have been squirrelling away a small cache of fragrant bits & pieces to add to Christmas hampers in 2017. They, by themselves, aren’t big ticket items but I’m hoping that they will bring a smile to the crews faces and let them know how much we love them all.
Banks Botanicals: Pink Marshmallows In The Morning: Hand & Body Wash
My girlfriend Suzanne Banks makes this fabulous natural, no awful rubbish inside, best for you and your skin, can’t get enough of the fragrance product. I have been gifting it the last three years and every year about this time since there have been discrete enquiries if it’s back on the Xmas list.
Suzanne has also released a range of no awful rubbish inside fragrance this year, they are beautiful smelling oils and kind to our earth. Usable for personal scenting or in diffusers.
I think she’s sending to the world this year Banks Botanicals
Gascoigne & King: Candles
Made by hand by my mate Bronwyn Gascoigne. Even the wicks are selected for non smoky, excellent even burn and they come in lovely reusable glasses.
Bronwyn makes candles for fragrance aficionados, unusual combinations that set an ambience a cut above most other brands and far above anything up to even double her price range. Because she does so much of the work by herself the costs are kept low and the product is superb.
You might also like to check out their soaps. YUM!
Gascoigne & King send to the world very reasonably.
Nesti Dante: Floral Soaps
I happened across this marvellous six-pack of soaps in Nesti Dante’s floral range and instantly the became part of my Fragrant Christmas Buying. They are a regular soap bar size, rather than their usually ENORMOUS products. I like the idea of splitting them up into separate Christmas Hampers so everyone will have a beautiful soap for their bathroom, kitchen or undies drawer.
Crabtree & Evelyn: Hand Creams
This is a 16 pack! I figured I could match the soaps and hand creams so people are getting a bit of a story. Honesty compiles me to tell you all that the box these came in was damaged so I got the lot for about 1/4 of retail price. How could I walk past such a bargain? The thing is I love hand cream (though I so rarely use it) and the girls usually carry one in their bags, so something simple to have on hand (see what I did there?) for a shoot of fragrance and self pampering throughout the day.
you might like to read about my fave Best Smelling Soaps on Perfume Posse, great Christmas ideas.
Over to you lot. What fragrant stuff is on your Fragrant Christmas Buying List for 2017?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies