Indulging in Self-Care during the Festive Season
During the Christmas shopping frenzy, I have a guilty pleasure – buying presents for myself. The “one for you, one for me” strategy seems fair, but it leads to a growing pile of packages under my Christmas tree. However, I justify this by considering it an act of self-care. And what better way to indulge in self-care than with a new bottle of perfume?
Embracing a New Persona
The holiday season is the perfect excuse to experiment with a new look and persona. I’m trading in my Crocs for stilettos, cozy knits for sequins, and even growing out my fringe for a Suzi Quatro-inspired side flick. But one of the most important changes is swapping my usual earthy vetiver scents for something sweeter – vanilla.
Exploring the Allure of Vanilla
Vanilla may bring to mind images of cupcakes and plastic doll-heads, but it also evokes the scent of warm skin and the inviting aroma of old books. It’s a fragrance that appeals to different generations and genders, offering a panoply of pleasure.
Introducing Vanilla Powder by Matière Première
Currently, I’m indulging in the delightful Vanilla Powder perfume by Matière Première. This fragrance is a bouffant blend of voluptuous vanilla and puffy musk, dried by palo santo wood, and then balanced by creamy hints of coconut. When I wear it, I feel like I’m in a storybook snowfall, surrounded by a gauzy swirl of enchanting scents.
So, if you find yourself cuddling up to me during this nose-to-tail party season, be prepared to be whisked away by the allure of Vanilla Powder. You’re welcome!
MATIÈRE PREMIÈRE Vanilla Powder Eau de Parfum is available from £145 for 50ml at selfridges.com.