The Best Beauty and Fragrance to Gift This Christmas

From Australian handcrafted candles to festive lipsticks and beach-ready bronzers, these are the beauty and fragrance gifts that T Australia editors are coveting for Christmas.

Article by Victoria Pearson

Stocking stuffers to some, top of list gifting to others – to T Australia’s editors, beauty and fragrance buys have always been a fail-safe option for holiday presents. If you’re still shopping (or haven’t started yet), don’t hit purchase until you’ve read our round up of the best in makeup, skincare and perfume.


Carmina Eau de Parfum

Creed’s new Carmina Eau de Parfum, a modern woody floral, blends sensuous Rose de Mai and cashmere wood with black cherries, pink pepper, saffron, myrrh, and musk for a captivating Christmas scent. $469,


Buddha Wood

Setting the right mood for the holidays often begins with scent. Leif’s new candle range is packaged in sleek glass vessels, handcrafted in Australia with soy blend wax. Base notes of Buddha Wood intermingle with bergamot, orange and patchouli, for a fragrance that evokes smoky leather, dry wood and dark earth. $79,


The Body Cream

A rich barrier treatment, Necessaire’s The Body Cream features 5 Essential Ceramides – 5 per cent Niacinamide, 5 per cent Glycerin, and 1 per cent Linoleic/Linolenic Acids. Ideal for summer use, the cream heals dryness, soothes sensitivities, and repairs the skin barrier. $77 for 200ml,

Dior Addict lipstick, $66,

Narciso Rodriguez

Bleu Noir Parfum

A darker and more intense fragrance than its counterparts. Narciso Rodriguez’s Bleu Noir Parfum features the brand’s signature musc, enriched with suede, iris, and tonka bean. $183.00,