The London Perfume Company's Top Twenty Best Selling Perfumes of Christmas 2013
We know you're just as interested as we are to know what sold the best this Christmas. Some may shock you and some may not at all.. *ahem* One Direction...
Here is the list of the top twenty best-selling lines at The London Perfume Company. Whether it's a beautiful fragrance, high-end cosmetics or a luxury skincare product, you'll know what's right on trend for next year - and what everyone around you is going to be smelling of!
"The world’s biggest boy-band One Direction launched their debut fragrance earlier this summer, and it has gone on to outperform any other fragrance since its release. Sure to be a massive hit with all the ‘Directioners’, Our Moment opens with the zesty sweetness of grapefruit before slowly fading into a wonderfully fragrant bouquet comprised of jasmine, freesia and frangipani. This is finished off with a base of woody and musky notes, as well as the soothing aroma of patchouli which casts an aura of calm over the fragrance."
"Exceptionally fiery and wonderfully intoxicating, Gucci Pour Homme II opens with a zesty shot of bergamot before unveiling an aromatic heart which features pimento and cinnamon. This is further enhanced with an earthy base comprised of warm musk and smoky tobacco, as well as the luxurious aroma of myrrh."
"Translated from the Latin for Invincible, Paco Rabanne Invictus fuses a vibrant blend of intense fruits and earthy touches to produce a fragrance that is both refreshing and distinctively masculine. The lively zest of orange and grapefruit opens the fragrance, awakening the senses before revealing a fragrant heart comprised of bay leaf and jasmine to soften the sting of the opening notes. This is complimented wonderfully with a rich, woody base which features a selection of exotic woody aromas including ambergris, oakmoss and patchouli."
"Killer Queen is the third fragrance from pop sensation Katy Perry, and follows on from her previous releases, Purr and Meow. The fragrance takes its name from the singer’s love of Freddie Mercury, and the kind of woman she envisaged in his songs. The fragrance itself is deliciously sweet and fragrant, opening with the zesty aroma of bergamot, before revealing a blossoming heart comprised of jasmine and frangipani which finally finishes with an earthy flourish of sandalwood and patchouli."
"Be Delicious is a refreshing perfume for women of all ages by DKNY. Inspired by New York, the city that never sleeps, this juicy fragrance blends the fresh smell of apples with exotic flowers and sensual woods to offer an individual scent that's both vibrant and sophisticated. Available in eau de toilette, Be Delicious comes in the designer's signature shiny metal and glass apple bottle. Perfect for day or night wear, this sensual fragrance is perfect for the modern woman."
"Paco 1 Million for men By Paco Rabanne is a woody, masculine fragrance for men who are dynamic, energetic and passionate. There are top notes of grapefruit, blood orange and rose, spiced together with the heart of cinnamon and mint. The base notes of patchouli, amber and leather complete the sexy, fresh Eau De Toilette."
"Classique is a sensual and daring fragrance for women by Jean Paul Gaultier. This sweet and tempting scent features top notes of anise, orange blossom and tangerine together with a heart of ginger, orchid and ylang-ylang over a delicious base of vanilla, musk and amber to create a seductive and daring perfume for romantic occasions. Available in Eau De Parfum spray, Classique comes in the synonymous Jean Paul Gaultier pink female torso bottle."
"Swarovski Aura is a sophisticated fragrance which captures the beauty and luminosity of Swarovski crystals. It begins with sweet top notes of lychee and rose and dries to a heart of white tuberose. It finishes with base notes of amber, benzoin, pink pepper and white musk which add a warm aspect to the floral scent. Its elegant composition of feminine aromas reflects the timeless, incandescent quality of crystals and makes it perfect for all occasions."
"Candy Eau De Parfum by Prada is instantly seductive and boasts a feminine cocktail of fruity notes. It begins with excessive notes of musk, a middle note of benzoin and a deep base note of caramel. Gorgeous. Candy evokes a new facet of femininity, illustrated further by the striking pink splash on the bottle."
"This Clarins giftset features a professional grade treatment for the hands and feet. The wonderfully rich, emollient cream helps to quickly sooth dry and chapped skin, softening the hands as well strengthening the hands and nails. It also helps protect the hands from the elements and visibly reduces the signs of ageing. The foot cream helps to nourish and sooth the skin, smoothing and softening tired feet as well as strengthening the nails."
"Gucci Rush No 2 is a chic, modern perfume for women by Gucci. This popular designer fragrance opens with the floral notes of narcissus, freesia and lily of the valley and blends with the captivating aromas of rose gardenia, blackcurrant, musk and oakmoss to create an alluring and mysterious scent. Perfect for day wear, Gucci Rush No 2 is available as an eau de toilette spray and comes in a vibrant pink bottle and stylish packaging."
"Daisy by Marc Jacobs takes the vibrant, floral composition of the original fragrance and breathes new life into it with a collection of bright, summery elements that include litchi and apple blossom. Combined with the citrus infused opening and jasmine filled heart, Eau So Fresh wonderfully captures the ethereal beauty of summer."
"Decorated in the brands signature tattoo designs, Hearts & Daggers is a vibrant and tender combination of fruits and floral aromas which wonderfully entice the senses. The sweet aroma of apple and mango warms the heart, followed by a fragrant mix of apple blossom and jasmine, and finally drying down with a warm, earthy blend of amber alongside musky and woody aromas. This fabulous set also includes a miniature version of the fragrance, as well as a luxurious body lotion and shower gel."
"Angel by Thierry Mugler was hailed as an instant classic upon its release back in 1992, helping to shape and inspire a generation of fragrances. Since then it has continued to capture the imagination of new audiences, with its mix of sweet and floral notes on a warm, earthy base. This includes orange and bergamot which provides a vibrant and refreshing opening before revealing a wonderfully feminine bouquet comprised of jasmine, orchid and rose. Musk and woody notes alongside amber and vanilla give the fragrance a wonderfully rich, smooth dry down that beautifully accentuates the timeless luxury that the fragrance embodies. The set also includes a combination of the brands finest skincare products and cosmetics, including a shower gel and hand cream as well as a lipstick and kohl stick."
"Daisy by leading fashion designer Marc Jacobs features a beautifully crafted trademark bottle that perfectly reflects the fragrances floral composition and vibrant aroma. Wild strawberry and grapefruit offers a delightfully refreshing prelude to an exotic floral combination of gardenia alongside jasmine and violet. These delicate flowery notes are enriched by a deep base composed of earthy woods and musk along with deliciously sweet vanilla that gives the fragrance a warmth and depth. This set contains four miniature versions of this popular fragrance, in a variety of beautiful colours. These are perfect for topping up your fragrance on those summer days out. "
"Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-on Cream Makeup. Glides on, covers almost any flaw. This foundation is a moisture-rich makeup with light diffusing particles to help diminish imperfections, it is adjustable coverage Satin Finish. Ideal handbag portable compact size."
"The original from the now iconic range of fragrances, Princess is a vibrant blend of sweet and floral notes, imbuing the fragrance with distinctive charm and elegance. It opens with a lively combination of citrus, including apple and orange, before unveiling the subtle floral aromas of tuberose and tiare. Finished with a smooth base of amber and vanilla, Princess casts a glorious spell over the senses and emits a wonderfully feminine warmth. Also contains an additional 10ml bottle, perfect for travel."
"Jimmy Choo is a delicate and feminine fragrance that boasts exotic undertones. The scent expresses an aura of strength and beauty, perfect for a confident woman with a sense of fashion and fun. The perfect fruity-floral top notes of pear and orchid dry into a beautiful, lingering woody base. "
"Featuring the now iconic bottle design and being the best seller in the hugely successful Princess range, Glam Princess is a delightfully sweet, floral festival aimed at young and old alike. Combining a sharp, sweet opening made of pear and currants with a beautiful floral combination of orange flower and orchid, Glam Princess grabs attention from the first spray and its seductive scent never fades from the memory."