With just 8 weeks left until the big day, we wouldn’t blame you if you’re beginning to get swept up with Christmas spirit – we know we are! If you’re looking to deck the halls of your spa or clinic, there are plenty of ways to spread the joy. Decorations throughout, of course, or Christmas-themed treatments and packages…(be sure to pick up our November issue of S+C for even more festive ideas!)
Short of a Chris Kringle, a sure-fire way to engage your clients in Christmas cheer the moment they walk through the door is to say it with scent. Warm, sweet and spicy flavours we always tend to associate with Christmas time, like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves; conjuring up mental images of fruit mince pies and hot pudding. Others like to celebrate our unique summer Christmases with tropical fruity notes.
Whichever you prefer, now is the time of year when our favourite candle brands release their limited edition Christmas lines, so if you’re just about ready to re-brand your signature scent for the holidays, here’s what’s topping our list:
As always, there is a delightful new range from Glasshouse this year, with regular sized options plus gorgeous gift selections like mini trios, bon bons and ornaments. Festively trimmed in gold, this year’s scents include:
Night Before Christmas – inspired by Grandma’s treats and festive fruits, with wafts of blackcurrant, plum, lemon and lavender.
White Christmas – combines cedar leaf, fruity clove, eucalyptus and pine to add a cold climate feel
Merry And Bright – fizzy summer freshness of pineapple, ripe strawberries and just a hint of fresh mint
One of our favourite boutique ranges, with bold, eclectic candles and diffusers unlike any other with uniquely-shaped, custom designed ceramic vessels. They’ve just released two new Chrissy options, both complete with gold foiling:
Maple Cookies & Buttercream – buttercream is followed by maple syrup and cinnamon with base notes of brown sugar, vanilla and tonka – enough to make anyone hungry for Christmas pudding!
Sugar Plums & Red Berries – a fruity floral mix, black currants, red plums and lemon are combined with lavender, red roses, nutmeg, cedarwood, oakmoss and musk.
Created and crafted by hand and mind in Sydney, using high quality fragrant oils and natural ingredients, Circa Home have introduced two stunning new fragrances this festive season, housed in delightful white vessels reminiscent of falling snow:
Raspberry & Rhubarb – a fresh fruity option containing tangy rhubarb, sweet raspberry, and a dash of lime, cream and musk.
Cinnamon Sticks – a mix of fruity and spicy, Cinnamon Sticks smells a little like warm apple pie, with notes of citrus, lemongrass, anise, coconut and cinnamon.
If you can’t commit to just one fragrance, perhaps you could invest in a minis pack – like Palm Beach’s Christmas Candle Advent, containing 12 mini 50g candles; 10 core fragrances and 2 new Christmas options, or their Mini Trio (2x Christmas scents and 1x Rosewood & Balsam). Christmas scents include:
Winter Pine – A fresh scent with just a hint of sweetness, with bergamot, fig, orange, strawberry, clove, cinnamon, fir, pine and a dash of florals. The 50g advent mini is housed in a sparkling silver vessel.
Summer Bellini – An ultra-sweet fruit platter of peach, strawberry, apple, mandarin and a nice vanilla base. The mini vessel sparkles in bright copper.