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
Comments

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.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

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.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

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.

Yvette

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Yvette Fernandez
Editor-in-Chief
View Other Articles From Yvette
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Yes, that would be the first U.S. president's sword in Robert De Niro's hands.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
Think of it as the most democratic skincare ingredient.
 
Share
Joining the production are two principal dancers from one of the best ballet companies in all of Russia.
 
Share
 
Share
Ahead of the arrival of baby Sussex, take a look back at the royal family's history of maternity leave.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
Leave the crowds behind at these hidden-away havens.
 
Share
You don't need to get on a plane anymore to get topnotch culinary education.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US