Life is Good
Scents for the 24 Days of Christmas
A look at one of our favorite advent calendars this year.
IMAGE Courtesy of Jo Malone London

When we were children, my grandfather’s European neighbor from across the street sent us an advent calendar.

It was a large cardboard greeting card with cutout windows. We cousins excitedly counted down the 24 days to Christmas by opening a new window every day. One day there would be a drawing of an apple, another day, a hummingbird. We were in a tizzy to find out what we would unfold each time.

Fast forward to over four decades later, I felt the same giddiness when I spotted Jo Malone London’s version of an advent calendar, a large, cream and black box in the shape of its iconic townhouse.

Counting down the days to Christmas, one opens 24 little drawers filled with some of the brand’s most well-known treats. Included are some of my favorite scents in various incarnations, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, Frosted Cherry & Clove Candle, Blackberry & Bay Cologne, Lime Basil & Mandarin Shower Oil, Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub.

Then there are the new sensual Cologne Intense fragrances. Velvet Rose & Oud. Incense & Cedrat. Oud & Bergamot. Depends on whether I want to feel naughty or nice.

Life is good.


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