Scented candles from Emma’s, Diptyque, Aveda, Malin+Goetz and Jo Malone

It’s always easier to buy for others – even if they’re dogs – than it is for yourself. If you are buying a candle or two this Christmas, you can opt f(...)

Beauty gift sets from Nars, Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Lush, Spectrum and ghd

There are more gift sets around this season than you could possibly browse through between now and Christmas Day. Whether it’s your grooming-conscious(...)

Byredo Slow Dance, Timothy Han/Edition She Came to Stay, Chanel Gabrielle and Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne

Fragrance is highly aspirational. You buy fragrance not for the person you are but for the person you want to be. The person I am, left to her o(...)

September each year sees brands issue the best of their fragrance offerings in the run-up to that season which we all absolutely refuse to mention for(...)

Businesswoman Jo Malone at the Pendulum Summit in Dublin on Thursday, where she said leaving her fragrance brand was “the greatest mistake of my life”. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Jo Malone, the businesswoman who founded the eponymous fragrance brand now owned by Esteé Lauder, told the Pendulum Summit in Dublin on Thursday that (...)

Marks and Spencer Advent Calendar (€40 when you spend €40 on clothing, beauty or home products)

Zoella, also known as Zoe Sugg, a hugely popular YouTuber with over twelve million subscribers, was the recipient of much public gall last week. Her (...)


I am one of those people who finds airports stressful. Getting through security can be rather harrowing on a good day. I like to ensure I have everyth(...)

Home fragrance extends the realm of beauty to the environment beyond our own bodies. A good candle or diffuser boosts the atmosphere in a room, helps (...)

Clockwise from left: Max Benjamin personalised candle; Tom Ford Private Blend Candle in Tobacco Vanille; Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence.

Fragrance is always a safe option as a gift at this time of year. If you’re a little uncertain, try one of these. If you’re very uncertain, choose a c(...)

Advent calendar from The Body Shop

I’ve never met a beauty writer who doesn’t get that fluttering in their belly at the sight of a prodigiously gorgeous product, and never are these fl(...)

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