I don't know about anyone else, but it only feels a couple months ago that it was Christmas - So it feels totally bizarre to be talking about Christmas 2021... But then what a bizarre couple years it has been!
But being one of the favorite dates in every Jo Malone London fans calendar, it is a great pleasure to be writing about the 2021 Christmas fragrances!
I start briefly with the advent Calendar. I don't usually write much about this as it is always done so well elsewhere (ReallyRea springs to mind!) and alas I am never sent anything from Jo Malone London!
In brief, the contents appear to be very similar to other years, mostly made up with what would be considered deluxe sample, or travel sizes. The biggest difference this year is the design f the calendar itself. Instead of the usual house consisting of lots of numbered doors, this year we have what looks like a chest of drawers filled with numbered boxes. I actually really like this idea, with a really practical re-usability factor. (Article continues after picture)
Thanks to You Magazine, the Christmas 2021 line up has been revealed. Our favorite gifting options return in the form of ornaments and crackers, but there is also a surprise guest in the form of Grapefruit Luxury Dining Candles! All decadently wrapped in the traditional cream, but with an added dash of gold, for a star-bright adventure!
But I know this is just the wrapping paper for you all, you want the present: What are the fragrances this year?!
The tease that I am, lets start with the expected - As has become tradition for the last 6 years now, Orange Bitters makes a welcome return for the festive Season and looks to be returning in a wide range of formats, including a car diffuser refill cartridge!
Returning from Christmas 2018 was the slow burner hit White Moss & Snowdrop, and should be coming in 100mls as well as a home candle.
Another staple for the festive period are the Christmassy home scents so many will be thrilled to know that Pine & Eucalyptus returns. Expect a variety of candle sizes, alongside a diffuser and room spray.
Ok, you've waited long enough. The moment we have waited for. New for Christmas 2021 - Starlit Mandarin & Honey. Feel the festive vibe with mandarin, honey and coumarin. This sounds fascinating, but will be interesting to see how it sits apart from Orange Bitters and even Nectarine Blossom & Honey. I'm sure it will be smell amazing, but to further captivate, the bottle is an absolute stunner!
The Christmas collection launches across Jo Malone London stores o 18th October, but will be available online from Friday 15th.