Christmas countdown: My picks from the Glasshouse Fragrances holiday 2023 lineup

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be invited to Sydney, Australia to preview the 2023 holiday offering from the always insanely innovative Glasshouse Fragrances. Over a mid-winter Christmas lunch we were introduced to the superlative new offering, then sworn to secrecy about the wonders that had been paraded before our eyes. It was such an honour to be invited into the Glasshouse inner sanctum, and an intimate dinner with the company’s New York-based founder, Nicole Eckels (above), was the icing on the cake.
Founded by the truly effervescent Nicole around seventeen years ago, the brand was born from a spark of imagination and a belief in the power of fragrance to transform and elevate the everyday. In 2023 the brand continues to explore and push the limits when it comes to our olfactory senses, and their holiday collection is a true testament to that. And in terms of style, maximalism is always a given when it comes to Glasshouse’s holiday offering, and this year is no different.
Bearing colourful illustrations, the 2023 holiday offering is I believe, their strongest yet, and filled with delights to suit all budgets. From bon bons to hanging decorations and a truly majestic advent calendar, it’s hard to pick favourites, so here are just three of my recommendations for a season of giving something special to all…

                                The Festival of Lights 380g Triple Scented Soy Candle
Gift the senses to all who enter your home with the new Glasshouse Fragrances Festival of Lights candle, a sugar and spiced donut scent that was designed to “evoke the bright and joyful blessings of light”. Transform a room with blue and white florals and notes of sweet milky tonka bean, apple and spices, a truly gourmand experience that will envelop you in the scent of celebration.

The Night Before Christmas 760g Triple Scented Soy Candle
The go-to Glasshouse Fragrances Christmas scent is back, and sitting pretty in a 760g Soy Candle, packaged in extraordinary red packaging that details a dreamy Christmas village. Inspired by plum puddings, sweet treats and festive fruits, this scent is all about conjuring dream-like visions and the magic of Christmas. This beauty is a best-seller with good reason, and the stellar new size takes holiday joy to whole new levels.

The Glasshouse Fragrances Advent Calendar
Christmas gifting done right, this super-sized wonder features a curated assortment of 24 indulgent surprises to deliver the ultimate Christmas countdown. Blessing the noses of any scent addict on a daily basis, it’s filled with your favourite miniatures – the perfect size for taking on summer roadies or turning the family bach into a scent-laden haven.

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