Its really difficult to pick out a few good things from a tonne of new offerings from brands at Christmas. I quite like what NEXT has to offer this year as it's not solely relying on festive packaging but the products are rather substantially good in quality at a price that's reasonably low for how sophisticated they look. Isn't that what all brands should try to achieve?
First up is the Eau De Parfum in 'New York' which is from their City Collection I believe. As expected, scents inspired from the big apple are crisp, fresh and inspiring. At my very first sniff, I couldn't help but exclaim how similar it is to Liz Earle's No1 Fragrance, just not as heady and sharp.
It's a much toned down version of it, more wearable and something that will easily appeal to those who like orange blossom scents that are clean yet slightly florally with a cosy warm dry down. It's rather gorgeous for the Winter and quite a change from the overtly sweet and musky scents that are out there this time of the year.
Sugar Body Scrub from their SPA range is rather relaxing and calming with a herbal like scent and feel to it. Lavender, Geranium and Eucalyptus make is scrumptiously rejuvenating to the senses and much like aromatherapy and being in a Spa.
I usually don't expect much from Body Scrubs but this is an experience on its own with its lush heavy glass jar, golden lava like product that not only hydrates skin well buffing away the wear and tear but leaves it covered in a sheer sun kissed veil of golden shimmer. Would make a great present for someone who likes indulging in bath & body products.
A cheerful and chirpy scent, the Milan Reed Diffuser consists of primarily fruity notes (think DKNY's Apple fragrances!) dominating it alongside a kick of floral notes shot through it. I like how the glass bottle is simple and classy making it perfect for the sitting room or bedroom.
As you guys already know, I love my Reed Diffusers and this is no different. They scent the room they're placed in for months without needing a refill, are safe around kids and when left alone, great alternative to scented candles and room sprays and a few sticks placed in the wardrobe will make your clothes smell delish!
Available to purchase from www.next.co.uk surely do check out their Christmas offerings as they are great quality and good looking without making a hole in the wallet. Sounds like an advert for a girl friend doesn't it?