As seen in the winter issue of GALWAYnow magazine.

Words by Megan-Josephine Reynolds

The impact of scent is a powerful thing; from conjuring up memories and emotions from the past to adding an instant boost of confidence to your day with one quick spritz. A fragrance can remind us of a particular person; a partner, a parent or a friend. Many of our loved ones or fond memories are tied to a scent in our minds, so the use of fragrance often allows us to re-experience joyful times. One of the most personal gifts a person can receive is a fragrance picked especially for them; however, it’s not always an easy task!
Here at GALWAYnow, we’ve put together some of our favourite seasonal picks. From limited editions to perfume bundles and advent calendars, we think you’ll find our recommendations truly scent-sational…
Atelier, Cologne Advent Calendar 2021, €340

Atelier have issued an invitation this winter to ‘Follow The Path Of The Stars’, with the release of their new fragrance collection just in time for Christmas. The iconic brand’s Perfume Wardrobe features 24 mini and full size gifts, including 8 of their gorgeous Cologne Absolues. It’s an ideal way for you (or a loved one) to discover your favourite fragrance from their diverse range.

Jo Malone, Advent Calendar, €370, available exclusively at Brown Thomas

The coveted Jo Malone London Advent Calendar returns. Housed in a new design that can be refilled and reused, it contains 24 favourites to spoil yourself or someone special. From exclusive products such as shaped miniature soaps to Little Luxuries and new scents such as Fig & Lotus Flower, plus a 30ml Cologne, there are beautiful gifts to uncover daily inside each drawer.

Burren Perfumery, Fragrances Discovery Bundle, €30

Perfect for the perfume lover in your life, help them discover a new fragrance with this beautiful Discovery Bundle. Containing 2ml vials of all eight of The Burren Perfumery’s scents, each of them is carefully hand blended and bottled and inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Burren in Co. Clare.

Judith Lieber, More is More!, €145

One of the most innovative eau de parfums on the market at the moment, Judith Lieber’s sleek and innovative bottle contains three separate scents: sweet, zesty and floral. The wearer can build their own signature fragrance by selecting either one, two or all three scents by toggling the Swarovski crystal sliders, giving them up to seven scent combinations to choose from. Proudly vegan and cruelty-free, it’s a world-first refillable bottle design. Mix your fragrance to suit your mood, layering it to bring the scent from day to night.