It’s that time of year again. Your mother, sister, auntie and nan are all asking you what you want for Christmas. You’re sick of designer socks and you’ve just spent half your pre-Christmas salary on a new coat you’ll probably end up leaving at the Christmas party. Soon enough it’ll be January, a time of year that will have you rethinking just about everything, from your gym regime to your summer holiday plans, but don’t forget your fragrance.
We’ve selected FIVE fragrances, and here’s why you should be adding them to your last minute Christmas wishlist.
1. Atelier Santal Carmin cologne
The bottle, covered in metal, gives it away. Atelier Santal Carmin is a solid, elegant and treasurable scent. It’s a modern, contemporary, with Davana, iris, immortelle and sandalwood magnified in the Cologne Absolue style.
£128 for 100ml, beautyspin.co.uk
2. Resin Sacra by Tom Daxon
Resin Sacra is a warm classic fragrance, with notes of vetiver and suede. The scent is constructed around captivating frankincense and has an unsurprisingly festive aroma to it that’ll go down a treat, even once you’ve taken the tree down.
3. Encre Noire à L’Extrême by Lalique
Encre Noire a l’Extreme exudes a woody blend of cypress and vetiver, making it a masculine fragrance with good staying power. A unique interpretation of the modern classic Encre Noire, this one brings a slightly new approach and is a bold statement.
£60 for 50ml, lalique.com
4. Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone
Inspired by the English coast, Wood Sage & Sea Salt is a crisp fragrance, tailor-made for cold winter days. Subtle and fresh, it’s one of Jo Malone’s most masculine options and thanks to it’s notes of ambrette seeds, sea salt and sage it’s an adaptable choice, making it fit for work or play.
£85 for 100ml, Jomalone.com
5. Extreme Blue by Michael Kors
Michael Kors’ newest eau de toilette is relaxed and powerful in equal measure. Built around base notes of bergamot, cardamom and angelica seed, it’s distinctly masculine, and has a woody aroma that makes for a refreshing choice for any season. It’s housed in the label’s signature bottle with a sleek silver cap and is a stellar option for the urban gent.
£50 for 70ml, debenhams.com