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.


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.

Yvette

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Yvette Fernandez
Editor In Chief
View Other Articles From Yvette
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Watch fireworks in Rio, participate in medieval Icelandic traditions, or ring in 2019 on one of Manila's best rooftop bars.
 
Share
She's up against Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and Christine Blasey Ford, to name just a few.
 
Share
The two Scandinavian monarchies are hosting ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo.
 
Share
She was there to present an award to Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, who designed her wedding dress.
 
Share
And how one cosmetic brand makes its mark by reducing plastic waste.
 
Share
 
Share
All of the most spectacular places to see and be seen in the new year.
 
Share
The foodie friends were there to celebrate the end of Garten's cookbook tour.
 
Share
The pair's productions made the holidays during wartime a bit more bearable.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US