Presents that bring the gift of beautiful fragrance are guaranteed to bring a smile. Stephanie Smith selects.
CocoonU Organic has beautiful bath and body products to give separately or put together as a set. Sandalwood works for both for men and women (great couple gift) and the Body Lotion 250ml is 19, the Bath & Shower Gel 250ml is 16 and the Sandalwood Soap 100g is 7. At www.cocoonuorganic.co.uk or at the Harrogate boutique at Montpellier Mews.
There are oodles of scented gifts at The Body Shop. For the animal lover in your life, or as a fun stocking filler for the children, perfect for making the pillow case smell wonderful on Christmas morning, this animal soaps gift pack is a bargain 3 from The Body Shop, available in the stores, on 01903 844554 and at www.thebodyshop.co.uk.
It can be difficult choosing a scent to match a personality, but winning X Factor mentor Dannii Minogue may have come up with another sure-fire winner.
In between having her baby, judging the X Factor, modelling for Marks & Spencer and creating a capsule clothing range called Project D, Ms Minogue has launched a fragrance that can adapt to suit a variety of women.
Project D by Dannii and Tabitha is blend of three notes – Dawn, Day and Dusk, inspired by two distinct styles, glamour and rock 'n' roll, as epitomised by Dannii and her clothing range co-creator Tabitha Somerset Webb.
"While our signature scent captures the spirit and essence of the Project D woman, our purse sprays reflect our vision for fashion and style that takes you from day to night, from revitalizing, energizing scents of the dawn, right through to the rich and sultry notes of dusk," says Tabitha.
As well as the signature blend, there are three purse sprays, each capturing a note from the main, to wear individually or layer.
Dannii says: "Finding your unique blend creates a signature scent that is timeless and alluring."
Dawn is fresh and energising, with bergamot and geranium, Day is confident with tuberose and mimosa, and Dusk is sensual with sandalwood and hot amber. Project D by Dannii and Tabitha EDT 50ml (Signature) costs 34 and the purse spray set of the three individuals costs 25, from Harvey Nichols Leeds and www.projectdonline.co.uk.
Neal's Yard Remedies has a range of lovely Christmas gift boxes that each contain its award-winning, ethical, organic skincare. The Exquisite gift box has Wild Rose Beauty Balm, plus Beauty Concentrate, Body Elixir and an organic muslin cloth and it costs 45 at the Leeds Victoria Quarter store and on www.nealsyardremedies.com.