The Finishing Touch for your festive entertaining
Entertaining reaches a glorious pinnacle at Christmas time. Something so intangible, magical and palpable like the feeling of the festive season is only rivalled by the intrinsic power of fragrance. In fact, they intertwine in a jolly entanglement come the big day, when the potent smells of loved ones’ perfumes, delicious spreads and ‘home’ overcome and awaken our senses. If you’re playing host(ess) this year, we’ve put together a seamless guide on thoughtfully matching each zone of your abode to a fragrance that will enrapture your guests. Let fragrance flow, flow, flow.
The Front Entrance
This is where it all begins. As your nearest and dearest flood the house in a flurry of commotion, laughs, hugs and beautifully wrapped gifts, a homely and striking fragrance is mandatory to truly ignite their senses. For an inviting centrepiece to feature in the preliminary areas of your festive temple, unbox our Apsley & Company Halfeti fragrance, available in 400g, 1.7kg and 2.1kg candles. The artisan-designed, mouth blown glass vessel will fill your entrance with the captivating top notes of sumptuous black rose, laced with violet and grounded in musk, and add a touch of opulence to the space.
The Guest Bedroom
Christmas time is busy for everyone, so creating a zen zone for guests to retreat to during the season’s chaos is essential. Strive to imbue comfort and relaxation into the spare bedroom. Unravel a set of beautiful fresh sheets (we’re loving Cultiver’s trove of pastel flax linen sets), swathe any bedsides or dressers with the glossy covers of Vogue Living and Home & Garden, neatly place out a set of superbly soft towels and add a dreamy fragrance to fill the space and invite a sense of calm. We’re prescribing the Scented Space Black Amber Diffuser to exude aromas of patchouli and musk that will make waking up on Boxing Day a glorious treat.
The Powder Room
Remain minimalist yet considered when it comes to your powder room. Less is more for this space. Place a decadent hand soap and balm duo atop the basin - we’re reaching for an Aesop offering bursting with citrusy, herbaceous aromas. Next, unwrap our uplifting and invigorating Scented Space Lemongrass & Ginger diffuser for an ever-exuding veil of fresh fragrance throughout the space.
The Lounge Room
Opt for mood-lifting and crowd-pleasing fragrances that brighten the beating heart of the home for your seasonal gatherings. Around food, excellent company, music and fabulous tipples, the universally-adored Apsley & Company Vesuvius Luxury Diffuser will promise to delight. You’ll be convening around the Christmas tree and delighting in the sparkling scents of citrus, peach and vanilla, with this effervescent fragrance that you don’t need to strike a match for.
For a quick freshen of couches and corners, spritz a light blanket of scent with our Scented Space White Lily Linen spray, infusing delicate aromas of white lily blossoms, ylang-ylang, potent peach and white musk.
Pour a wine. Slip into something comfortable. Revel in your favourite Christmas songs or unwind to your favourite relaxation playlist. It’s time to embark on a home fragrance spree. Deck the halls with perfumes that truly represent you, as your family, friends and future self will be able to distil festive memories from them in years to come.
We’re wishing you a very bright, safe and jolly festive season, from our family to yours.