My Christmas Countdown continues and today I return to Woods of Windsor‘s gift collection with this gorgeous Blue Orchid & Water Lily gift set, £20. Young or old will be charmed if they find this under the tree this Christmas.
It contains an Eau de Toilette and a rich Hand & Body Lotion. I’ve recently discovered this heritage brand – I’ve already featured them on Day 1 of my Countdown (see post on 25 November) – and I adore its wonderful vintage connotations. There is something timeless about its Blue Orchid & Water Lily scent. Its a fresh fragrance that combines a mix of exotic fruits: mango, orange & red current, with a sensual heart of wild water lily. It also has a so-of-the-moment shimmering water accord, vintage bluebell (love) and vanilla orchid, enhanced by a warm, woody base of cedarwood, mahogany wood and tonka bean.
Despite its affordable price tag, I think this actually vies with some of the bigger, luxury brands for complexity and unusualness when it comes to perfume. Try it, you’ll be surprised. You might end up wrapping it for yourself!