The 2013 Christmas Music of Perfumeland
I am sitting on my deck having a great time armchair traveling around the world listening to Christmas music in several languages selected by various Perfumistas. Often I avoid Christmas due to crass commercialisation. I definitely avoid all shopping malls and spend December on the beach. The posts below, which are paired with perfume selections, have really brought the spirit of the season right to my door.
Regardless of one’s personal beliefs we can all thank Jesus for a holiday break and time to spend with family and loved ones or for just actually having the time to help those in need. Eau my Magdalena; that last sentence sounds like the Queen’s Christmas message (which I always enjoy watching). Let’s move right along to…
It is summer here in New Zealand. On Christmas Day we are having a picnic at the beach under the native trees that happen to flower all over in red right on Christmas time. These celebratory trees that only grow along the coast are called Pohutukawa Trees.
Wishing you all A Mary Christmas (the link is a selection of festive but non-religious music by Mary J. Blige and Luther Vandross).
Let your heart be light,
Nuit de Noel
Gifts – Perfume e-books for late shoppers (instant delivery)
A Mary Christmas
Now Smell This – Robin’s Gift Guides
Part 1: Scented Body Products
Part 2: Travel Sizes & Coffrets
Part 3: Home Fragrance
Part 4: Gifts for Men
Part 5: Fragrant Teas and Sweets
Part 6: Holiday Fragrance Gifts
– more travel sizes and coffrets, plus a couple of solid perfumes and one more fragrance subscription program
Part 7: Budget Options
Part 8: Luxury Items
The Smelly Vagabond is hosting an index to the Christmas 2013 Perfume Gift Guides from my esteemed colleagues.
The Fragrant Man – Christmas Gift Ideas
Gift Idea 1 Ineke Scent Library – $US22
Gift Idea 2 Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Holiday Themed Perfumes – $US5 – $US70
Gift Idea 3 Cire Trudon – Scented Candles $US95 ~ $US120
Gift Idea 4 Tom Ford Mini-Flacons $US325 – $US360 / £176 – £220
Gift Idea 5 E-books and an e-magazine $US2.99 – $US9.84
Gift Idea Final The Art of Scent Catalogue $US190
I love you Jordan,
I hope your Christmas is fabulous, you deserve it.
Love you more! Outdoor Christmas for you too I expect. Prawns on the Barby!
I’m going to share this post with others from The Scent Of Music series here: http://tinyurl.com/ojyvzad
Joy to you Damir and to the world. Thank you for sharing; something you are very good at not just at Christmas but all year round.
Your plans for Christmas sound beautiful, Jordan. I hope you have a wonderful day. Do you have pictures of those trees?
Peace Azar, can you see the picture of the red trees in the slideshow above or does that not work on your device?
I hope your holidays are relaxing and that your spirit is light.
Pohutukawa Trees – The New Zealand native Christmas Tree as they only flower in the two weeks prior to Christmas and then last maybe a week or so more.
Ah the NZ Xmas – your pictures have made me a bit homesick. Enjoy the beach and the beautiful pohutukawa.
Kia Ora e hoa! One day you will be home for Christmas but like a lot of Kiwis it sounds like you have made a home across the seas and over the oceans.
I wish you a warm day ahead! Joyeux Noël.
The red on the trees is spectacular.
Unusual in the tree world.
Merry Christmas, Jordan. Enjoy that nice weather.
Happy Everything to you Poodle. The weather is mighty fine.
NZ Christmas should feel even weirder than Californian one 🙂
Merry Christmas, Jordan!
Ha,ha and Ho Ho. Have Big Fun Undina!
Loved thinking of you on your sunny deck sharing our Christmas songs around the world, Jordan. Thanks for the round-up.
Those red flowering coastal trees look stunning.
Have a fabulous beachy Christmas!.
Never had a White Christmas; that seems as strange to us as Christmas in the sun or on the beach must be to the Lands of the North. There are all kinds of joy in this world, and I wish you lots Tara, tonight, tomorrow and into 2014 and beyond.