Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Delights from Orla Kiely

If you're looking for a retro Christmas gift then look no further than the Christmas offerings from Orla Kiely.  Whether you're looking for bath and body pampering goodies, fragrances or something to scent the home, Orla Kiely have a gift to suit everyone.  I have the fragrance set which would make a great gift for ladies young and old.  Fragrance is a very personal preference so when I buy it for presents, unless it is one that I know my friend has used before, then I go for a pretty non offensive scent, one that many people will enjoy and this is definitely one of those scents that everyone can enjoy.

Included within the fragrance set is a 60ml eau de parfum that smells amazing.  It is a light floral scent that is quite refreshing and awakening without being sharp and zingy.  It has top notes of green tea, peach and fig mixed with natural rose extract and delicate white flowers.  As always, I have chosen a fragrance with my favourite base notes; cedarwood, sandalwood and musk.  I adore musky scents as they're deep and perfect for this time of year.  The Orla Kiely fragrance is an elegant, feminine scent and one of my favourites. 

I always prefer to buy an eau de parfum as they're much stronger than an eau de toilette meaning that I use less but the fragrance lasts all day.  This is even more so when layered with the 150ml body cream of the same scent that is included within the gift set.  Layering scents create a deeper fragrance and make them to last all day on the skin.  The body cream is beautifully thick and creamy and absorbs pretty quickly into the skin.  It is one of the few body products received with a fragrance that actually does a good job of moisturising the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and smooth.  Usually the body creams that come with fragrance gift sets feel like a plastic greasy coating on the skin but not this one, its gorgeous!  Both the eau de parfum and the body cream are free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and artificial colourings too.

The packaging is gorgeous too as it features the gorgeous giant abacus design.  My friend has recently decorated her bathroom in tangerine orange colours and bought the matching Orla Kiely towels to match, ah it looks beautiful!

The Orla Kiely gift set costs £42 and is available online from the Orla Kiely website and also from big department stores like Debenhams, Heals, Fenwicks, other independent stores and giftshops.  There are other gifts available like the gorgeous mini diffuser and candle sets for £22.95 which are available in 3 different fragrances.  I've asked Santa for the Fig Tree one... but the question is, am I on the good list or the naughty list this year?

Have you tried any Orla Kiely products?  What are your favourite fragrance gift sets this Christmas?

1 comment

  1. This perfume smells totally amazing, I never knew you could get diffusers, going to look at these.

    Izzy xxx


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