Jo Malone London Christmas 2018

It’s not even December, but a lot of this lovely festive Bring on the Baubles range from Jo Malone London is already sold out online, so you might need to head to stores if you really want something.

I’m not going to lie – it’s not my favourite Jo Malone London collection. I was a little underwhelmed. They have a year to come up with something, and this is it? Hmmm.

But it is a bright, sparkly, festive range this year – and the hashtag is #AllThatSparkles  – with the usual suspects in terms of products – table crackers and tree baubles, limited edition scents, luxury candles, and luxury gift sets.

There are two gorgeous Limited Edition 100ml cologne bottles in gold sparkle – one is Pomegranate Noir, the other English Pear & Freesia. The English Pear is exclusive to Selfridges and online, and the Pom Noir exclusive to John Lewis and online. Both are £96.

Orange Bitters is back – I remember it in Harlequin packaging a few years back. It’s a lovely scent, a blend of orange, mandarin, butter orange, prune, sandalwood and amber, and this year you can find it in two sizes of cologne – 30ml and 100ml (£48/£96), and a Home Candle (£47).

There’s a new online exclusive Cologne – Ginger Biscuit. In 100ml at £96, this scents combines ginger, nutmeg, cinammon, caramel, roasted hazelnuts, tonka bean and vanilla, for a sweet, festive scent.

The new scent of the season for the brand is White Moss & Snowdrop. It has notes of moss, snowdrop, golden amber and cardamom – a gorgeous rich, wintry scent. It comes in 100ml Cologne, for £96, and the Deluxe Candle size which is £120.

I like the Small Table  Crackers – £32 each, containing little minis, and there are two – one an online exclusive with English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne (9ml), Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash (15ml), and Wild Bluebell Body Crème (15ml). In stores the cracker contains Red Roses Cologne, English Oak & Redcurrant Body & Hand Wash, and Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème.

The cute Christmas Ornament contains a duo of  scents – Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne and English Pear & Freesia Body Crème, and at £22, an affordable and lovely gift.

I was gifted the Christmas Miniature Soap Set, £36, which is a box containing loads of litte soaps. Actually there are 15 of the mini soaps, and the scents are English Pear & Freesia and Blackberry & Bay. They’re so cute, but the kind of gift you have to use, or it ends up sitting in a drawer for years, you know?!

The Ultimate Christmas Cracker is a wonderful gift if you fancy splashing the cash. It’s customisable, and prices vary on the contents, You can include around four products, so prices would be from around £210.

Jo Malone London has Same Day Delivery available in the London area, and your gifts are delivered from a classic Morris Minor or Vespa. How cool is that? It costs £15, and you should check the website to see if your postcode is eligible.