My Holiday wish list is very much in the spirit of wishful thinking this year. If you happen to be financially well-endowed, or are planning on getting something special, here are some gorgeous items I’m dreaming of, that are luxurious without being a $10,000 handbag.
Having recently purchased the Ellis Brooklyn Library, which is a selection of their most popular fragrances, in sample form, my perfume wish list has grown considerably. Tragically, one of my favourites, Fable, isn’t available here in full-size (at least not at my local Mecca store, or online) but RRose and West are. RRose is a heady blend of centifolia rose, Sicilian lemon, cassis and lotus blossom. West is a true citrus-lover scent, featuring blood orange, pear blossom, waterlily and oakmoss. Fable (I’m a writer, what a perfect name) is neroli, honeyksuckle, petitgrain and amber. In all honesty I’d be thrilled with any of the Ellis Brooklyn perfumes I’ve tried so far, they’re luxurious, evocative and reasonable staying power without being overwhelming.
I’m awfully keen to get my hands on some of the offering from Vilhelm Parfumerie, newly available at Mecca. I’m intrigued by ‘Mango Skin’ a lusciously fruit-centric perfume, with blackberries, mango, black pepper, wild orris, black lotus, jasmine, patchouli, vanilla and pink sugar. What I’m wishing for most of all is their floral EDP, ‘Fleur Burlesque’, a sensuous combination of gardenia, jasmine, sandalwood and amber. If you really want to be on my good books.
Unsurprisingly my love of fragrances extends to luxury candles; here are a few at the top of my list.
Diptyque ‘34 Boulevard of Saint Germain‘ is moss, blackcurrant, fig leaves, spices and woods. $116 AUD
Byredo ‘Fleur Fantome‘ has lemon, petitgrain, rhubarb, tulip, violet leaf, galbanum, heliotrope and suede. $62-$110 AUD
Next up is a few items I’ve spotted which are absoloutely gorgeous. The latest Estée Lalonde collaboration with Daisy Jewellery has some stunning elevated classics, like the ‘Interlock Bracelet‘, roughly $218 AUD, pictured below. Mejuri have some lovely signet rings available, including their ‘Star Signet‘ $105 AUD, gold vermeil and gemstone.
The rest of my Christmas wish list is below, perhaps you’ll find some treats for a loved one, or yourself.
La Mer ‘Rejuvenating Hydration Collection‘ $105 AUD
Jo Malone ‘Peony & Blush Suede Body Creme’ $44-$120 AUD
Francesca Jewellery ‘Ingot Necklace‘ $178-$198 AUD
Mejuri ‘Croissant Dôme Hoops‘ $110 AUD
Sulwhasoo ‘Bestsellers Skincare Set‘ $173 AUD
Pat Mcgrath ‘Gilty Pleasures Mini Lipstick Trio‘ $39 AUD
Recommended brands for indulgent gifts:
Scents: Diptyque, Jo Malone London, Ellis Brooklyn, Amouage, Cire Trudon. Skincare & beauty: Charlotte Tilbury, Pat Mcgrath, La Mer, Gisou, Kevyn Aucoin, Tatcha. Jewellery: Francesca, Mejuri, Daisy Jewellery. Lingerie & sleepwear: Coco De Mer, Mimi Holliday, Agent Provocateur, Fleur of England.