Fancy immersing yourself in a new culture this Christmas? How about ringing in the New Year somewhere exotic? Parisian perfume house Memo sees fragrance as a journey that can transport you to faraway places.
Each of its exquisite eau de parfums captures the essence of a different destination, allowing you to embark on a sensory world tour this festive season.
Sintra is both mellow and airy thanks to the presence of musks, yet also has a floral and fruity sweetness. This well-rounded fragrance is your olfactory passport to Portugal, where in some regions great fires are lit on Christmas Eve to welcome the winter solstice.
With its leather accord blended with the windy freshness of juniper berries and green mate absolute, Irish Leather will transport you to Ireland where it’s traditional to take a dip in ice-cold water to get Christmas Day off to a good start.
Italian Leather teams the simplicity of green tomato leaf with the sophisticated beauty of leather, myrrh and vanilla absolute to convey you to Venice. Here, boats take to the Grand Canal for a nautical parade of gondoliers dressed as Santa Claus.
With notes of tonka beans, clary sage and bitter orange, Flåm takes you to a charming Norwegian harbour town of the same name where a gnome named Julenisse is the giver of gifts.
Lalibela's notes of rose, frankincense and patchouli conjure up thoughts of its namesake town in Ethiopia, which is famous for its ancient rock-cut churches. Pilgrims from across the country gather at these sacred sites to celebrate Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas, which takes place about 10 days after December 25.
These are just a handful of the evocative scents in the Memo Paris range, each of which would make the most wonderful present for someone special — especially as you'll get a reusable cotton pouch and a complementary soft hand-cleansing gel or a gentle shower gel when you purchase one or more scents this festive season.
Embellished with a beautiful celebratory visual, this pouch is a lovely souvenir for fragrance enthusiasts and makes a stylish alternative to the usual gift wrapping.
*This article was paid for by Prestige Cosmetics.