I thought I’d share with you a little holiday gift guide, in case you’re late (as I always am) with Christmas gifts. To make things a bit easier, this year I did some research in advance and just focused on finding one type of thing that could work for most of my friends and loved ones.
I’m a total sucker for homeware and good packaging, so guess what I ended up with?
Niche-y home fragrances!
The thing that I’m enjoying the most is trying to associate each scent to a different person. Trying to think what do the woody / floral / smoky notes remind me of, and based on those memories I’m writing a note to go with the present.
So here are some brands that I selected for my presents.
All care products consist of 90-100% natural ingredients, they’re dermatologically tested and free from: parabens, silicones, lauryl sulphate, artificial fragrance, synthetic colours, glycols, TEA, DEA, petro chemicals and are evidently free from animal testing.
And the best of all: for each Marie-Stella-Maris product sold, they donate a fixed amount towards clean drinking water projects.
Laboratorio Olfattivo is a young Italian brand dedicated to artistic perfume-making. Each of the fragrances of this highly-creative scent producer has its own story and it is an absolutely unique emotional expression of beauty, nature, and history.
MAD et LEN
This one’s a seasoned love. Mad et Len is niche fragrance house based in Southern France, they prides themselves on the artisanal production of perfumes. The candles and home fragrances are the pinnacle of rustic refinement, they are hand-blended using organic distilled essential oils. The wax blends are hand-poured into hand-made burned steel vessels made by the town’s local blacksmiths.