Get Christmas Party Ready With Our Beauty Essentials

Get Christmas Party Ready With Our Beauty Essentials

Shower Goodness

First step, shower. Whether you’re prepping in the morning before work to change quickly after and head right to the venue or are lucky enough to have the time to nip home, great shower products that feel as good as they smell are essential. There’s nothing better than that fresh-out-the-shower feeling with skin just as soft and silky as you dreamed of.

FD Recommends:

Elemis Embrace Bath & Shower Elixir

Wash Those Locks

After treating yourself to a luxurious bath and body product or two, if you’re after that first-day squeaky clean hair ready to be dried and styled later on, here are some incredible products for different hair types that will soon become must-haves when you get a taste for how fabulous they are.

FD Recommends:

Label M Therapy Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Tan Those Legs

Is tanning on your to-do list for your Christmas party prep this year? If so, feast your eyes on these stunning products to give you that summer glow all through the winter. Yes, we could embrace the natural colour, but a subtle golden kiss wouldn’t hurt anyone now would it? If you’ll be wearing a Christmas party dress showing a fair amount of skin too, why not go for that gorgeous golden glow?

FD Recommends:

Gatineau Golden Glow Gradual Tan

An All Over Pamper

A classic mistake we tend to make if getting our nails done too far in advance, now that’s perfectly fine if you’ll be treating yourself to a salon trip but if it’s a DIY job then it’s worth planning it out. The last thing you want to do the night before your Christmas party is your nails and then scuff them from all the buffing and tanning the next day. So, after the shower, hair washing and glow up, now would be the best time to do them.

FD Recommends:

OPI Nail Lacquer

SOSU by SJ False Nails

Make Up Like Never Before

When it comes to Christmas party makeup, it’s usually safe to say that we’re all after that extra special glow. Whether it’s with a touch of shimmer or a vibrant lipstick, it’s nice to have that one guaranteed occasion every year when you know you can go all out and live your best glamourous life for the evening.

FD Recommends:

Stila Shimmer And Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

NARS Audacious Lipstick

Find Your Signature Scent

If you’re a fragrance fanatic it’s likely that you know just how important different scents are when it comes to making memories. Some say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and many agree. It’s a festive fun-filled season of indulging, treating your loved ones and celebrating together. Christmas parties are always some of the most memorable events with legendary stories that will live on forever especially in the workplace. So, why not mark the occasion and treat yourself to a new fragrance?

For Her:

YSL Libre Eau de Parfum Spray

For Him:

BOSS Bottled Absolute Limited Edition Eau de Parfum Spray

Your Guide To Luxury Christmas Shopping

Your Guide To Luxury Christmas Shopping

Christmas calls for all things luxury. What better gift to give someone than something with that extra special edge? Every year, there’s always that one present we just fall in love with and want to have on display for a good week for easy access and the beautiful view of course. When it comes to beauty, it doesn’t really get any better. Indulging in luxury beauty is a form of self-care and we’re all especially in need of that this Winter.

Luxury Fragrance

Luxury brands Gucci, Boss, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and many more are here to lend you a helping hand in the department of perfumes and aftershaves. These exquisite designer brands have incredible ranges of extravagant gift sets that smell just as magnificent as they look. The products themselves also feel luxurious thanks to their elegant embellishments and velvety finishing touches.

Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette For Her Gift Set 30ml – This Gucci gift set is a must-have for fans of the fragrance as well as bold, daring women who are looking to try out a new, sexy scent. The Gucci Guilty perfume is distinctive and playful, a wonderful evening fragrance which features top notes of pink pepper, mandarin orange and other stunning notes. Includes a 30ml Perfume and 50ml Body Lotion.

BOSS The Scent For Her Gift Set 100ml – Inspired by the art of seduction and the irresistible act of getting closer, BOSS The Scent for Her is designed to elicit a hidden seductive power that envelops the woman who wears it with a captivating allure. Includes a 100ml Perfume and 100ml Body Lotion.

Giorgio Armani Code Gift Set 50ml – Giorgio Armani Code is a stylish, bold and sexy fragrance for men which is perfect for evening wear. This award-winning fragrance features top notes of Lemon and Bergamot that smell truly divine. Include a 50ml Aftershave, 15ml Travel Spray and 75ml Shower Gel.

K by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Toilette Gift Set 100ml – This fragrance perfectly reflects the Dolce & Gabbana man: charismatic and seductive, elegant and sophisticated, he loves taking care of himself. This spicy, oriental fragrance features top notes of grapefruit, coriander and basil. Includes 100ml Aftershave and 75ml Aftershave Balm.

Luxury Skincare

The Organic Pharmacy Expert Serums Gift Set – This is a great gift to buy that special someone you know who is super into their skincare routine. With this set, you can personalise your skincare with The Organic Pharmacy’s award-winning Corrective Serums formulated to deliver instant results for targeted concerns. The set includes a 30ml Hyaluronic Acid Serum, 30ml Four Acid Peel, 30ml Stabilised Vitamin C Serum and 30ml Retinol Night Serum.

Luxury Makeup

High Definition Beauty Brow Essentials Foxy Gift Set – When it comes to makeup gifts, it’s likely that the makeup-obsessed person on your Christmas list to buy for already has reams of lipsticks, highlighter sets and all the other go-to gifts, so why not treat them to something different? This Brow Essentials Gift Set includes 3 best-selling products: an Eye & Brow Palette, Brow Define and Brow Beater to create enviable arches in just three easy steps.

Luxury Bath & Body

Decleor Infinite Lift By Night Lavender Fine Gift Set – They say regular nights of blissful sleeping are pretty magical already but there’s potential for an even more heavenly night’s sleep with the help of Decleor’s lavender oil set including 4 staples for your anti-ageing night-time routine. This set features 250ml Lavender Fine Bath & Shower Gel, 50ml Aroma Cleanse 3 in 1 Hydra Radiance Smoothing & Cleansing Mousse, 15ml Lavender Fine Night Balm and 15ml Prolagene Lifting Lash Mask.

Luxury Home

Miller Harris Mossket Diffuser 100ml – Have someone on your list who’s moving to a new house or is a lover of all things interior? Why not treat them to a gorgeous new addition to their home with Miller Harris’ reed diffuser set. This particular scent is earthy and green to evoke sitting beneath a tree in a sun-dappled forest around a moist aroma of moss and energising greenness to reconnect with nature. How refreshing!

How far through your Christmas shopping list are you? If you were feeling a bit stuck with what to buy people for Christmas this year, you sure won’t be now with all of this luxury inspo!

Why Everyone’s Loving Yankee Candle Right Now

Why Everyone’s Loving Yankee Candle Right Now

Discover new fragrances today with Yankee Candle and their iconic, new square jars that are on everyone’s wish list this Christmas. Now, of course, you’ve heard of Yankee Candle before, but did you know about their newest range? Say hello to the Elevation Collection.

Whether you’re searching for Christmas gift ideas or just fancy treating yourself to something new this festive season, you can’t go wrong with Yankee Candle. Their newest range, the Elevation Collection is completely unique with new and improved features that make them perfect for turning any house into the cosiest home. Each candle features a distinctive lid that doubles up as a platform, giving them an added touch of sophistication.

In addition to this, the candles themselves are adorned in quality, thick-cut glass jars to showcase their sleek silhouettes. Yankee Candle are well and truly stepping up their game in the world of aromatherapy with extravagant fragrances that look as incredible as they smell. So, let’s take a look at some of their best new scents.

Holiday Pomegranate, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A festive gathering of cherry, apple and pomegranate that practically bubbles a warming welcome. This is the perfect candle for creating that festive, spicy aroma in any room of the house. If you’ve got lots of guests coming over this Christmas for cosy evenings in and to celebrate the big day, why not mark the occasion with an elegant, standout candle like this one.

Frosted Fir, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A winter walk on a frozen path beneath crisp pine needle, balsam, and a delightful hint of winter citrus. If you’re a lover of pine-scented anything, this candle will soon become a new favourite. It’s got that fresh-smelling essence that you get from a brisk walk outside on a crisp winter day. Once you inhale a refreshing breath of this gorgeous candle air, you’ll never look back.

Shore Breeze, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A walk along the seafront with sweet and salty aromas. The initial scent is that of the salt sea, followed by coconut and bible leaf. The last nuance is amber and musk making this a truly iconic candle because it’s got the depth of winter but the memories of a sweet and fruity summer. How delicious!

Exotic Bergamot, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A clean, clear mix of bergamot and gentle blossoms – lavender, jasmine and African orange. If you’re a fragrance-lover, you’ll soon fall in love with this beauty. Bergamot is a common note in stunning perfumes such as Gucci Bamboo and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique La Belle. Bergamot infuses an exquisite citrus element into any fragrance that is truly delectable.

Arctic Frost, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

Featuring fresh herbs mixed with cool mint and soft, sweet tones, this candle will take you away to a winter’s day. With crispness beneath your feet as you step into a winter wonderland, this fragrance will take you far far away up into the clouds with its heavenly scent. It’s bursting with top notes of crisp air, peppermint, bergamot, lavender, musk and vanilla. What a dreamy mixture!

Black Friday 2019: The Ultimate Guide & Best Buys

Black Friday 2019: The Ultimate Guide & Best Buys

The big BF can be a little bit overwhelming when you’re being pulled in every direction to snap up the best deals around. However, when it comes to beauty, there really is no better place to be than Fragrance Direct. Not only do we guarantee incredible prices all year round, this year we’re offering Black Friday deals like you’ve never seen before everyday in the lead up to Friday the 29th.

So, sit back, relax and get surfing our site to find all the beauty bargains you’ve been searching for this festive season!

Fragrance Gift Sets

From top designer brands to new fragrances and your favourite classics, our stunning collection of fragrance gift sets are some of the best Black Friday buys around. Featuring iconic brands including Paco Rabanne, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and Hugo Boss, we can guarantee you’ll find all the gifts you’re searching for right here for phenomenal prices.

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: BOSS THE Scent For Her Gift Set 50ml

Make Up Deals

In our Black Friday makeup category, we have a huge range of top makeup brands and high-end cosmetics at extra low prices thanks to the amazing discounts and offers available! Make sure you’re looking your best every day with a great selection of makeup products, makeup sets, and makeup brushes guaranteed to turn heads. Shop from top brands such as Rimmel, L’Oréal and Max Factor without having to leave the comfort of your own home and save money in the process.

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Royal Cosmetics Enhance 15pcs Cosmetic Brush Collection

Skincare Deals

Check out all our skincare products that are on offer this Black Friday week. Give your skin the attention it deserves with our huge range of products that tick every box, shop from a range of cleansers, toners, serums, moisturisers, eye creams and plenty more. Whatever your skin type, we have the product to suit! Bag a discount today and make the most of the amazing offers available!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Dermalogica Your Most Radiant Skin Gift Set

Bath & Body Deals

In our Black Friday Bath & Body category you can find everything you need to pamper yourself at a great, discounted price! That way you can treat yourself or others whatever your budget! Take a look at our huge range of shower products, bath bombs, body lotions, gift sets and plenty more all on offer for Black Friday. Including bestselling brands and products that you can try now for even less!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Gatineau Little Luxuries Collection

Hair Care Deals

Shop from our huge range of haircare products that are all on offer for the Black Friday period! Bringing you top products at amazing discounts you can be sure to find the products that will keep your locks looking luscious. Our huge haircare range includes premium salon brands for both men and women so we have something to suit everyone. Looking for the perfect gift for a hair fanatic? Shop our great range of haircare gift sets at great discounts too!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Sexy Hair Curl Defining Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

Candles & Home Deals

What’s more inviting than a home that smells gorgeous and feels cosy? Get your hands on some of our bestselling candles, diffusers and home fragrance products all with huge discounts off the RRP for Black Friday! Bag your favourite scents from big name brands such as Yankee or Woodwick at a fraction of the usual price, make sure you snap them up before Black Friday is over!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Yankee Candle 12 Votive Book 2019 Gift Set

Which sections can’t you wait to get shopping? If you’re well and truly into the Christmas shopping season, there couldn’t be a better time to get buying all your gifts!

The Best Woody & Spicy Perfumes for Autumn & Winter

The Best Woody & Spicy Perfumes for Autumn & Winter

Looking for your autumn winter signature scent? Woody and spicy perfumes are dry and warm, with rich tones that make them perfectly indulgent for the colder seasons. We love these wintery perfumes at Fragrance Direct, and we’ll wear them for our special occasions as well as for a day-to-day pick-me-up.

It can be difficult knowing where to start when you’re looking for a specific type of fragrance, which is where we come in! Here we bring you our collection of the best woody perfumes for her and for him, so you can spritz and go, no dramas.

Calvin Klein CK One

The original and forever-favourite fragrance by iconic Calvin Klein, CK One boasts a distinctive scent. With base notes of musk, sandalwood, cedar, and amber, this unisex fragrance is our go-to for everyday wear. It works in summer too, but thanks to its earthy base, CK One shines in autumn and winter.

Calvin Klein Obsession

This classic perfume is spicy through and through. A beautiful oriental scent for winter, Calvin Klein Obsession warms the senses with its top notes of vanilla, bergamot, and basil, and heart notes of spice, sandalwood, and coriander.

Marc Jacobs Decadence

This luxurious fragrance by Marc Jacobs makes a statement. With an indulgent, woody scent, this sultry perfume features top notes of Italian plum, golden saffron, and iris, with a base of sandalwood to warm cold nights.

Vera Wang Lovestruck

Lovestruck represents irresistible romance, with scents of wood and musk at its base complimented by sweet vanilla and mandarin. The bottle is special too and will look great on your dressing table all winter long!

HUGO Deep Red

This bold and exciting fragrance is the perfect spicy addition to your autumn winter rotation. With base notes of vanilla, musk, and sandalwood complimented by top and heart notes of mandarin, blackcurrant, and ginger, this captivating scent is perfect when you want to spritz on and go without fuss.

Davidoff Cool Water

This refreshing fragrance is perfect for summer, sure. But thanks to its heart notes of oakmoss and sandalwood, and base notes of amber, musk, and cedar, we think it works brilliantly in winter too!

BOSS Orange Man

If it’s good enough for Orlando Bloom, it’s good enough for us. BOSS Orange Man has been crafted for the bold, free, optimistic man, with spicy top notes of coriander and red apples making it perfect for autumn and winter.

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps

The original fragrance from our love Nina Ricci, L’Air du Temps is timeless and classic. Top notes of rose, bergamot, and peach lead into a heart of jasmine and clove. Base notes are our favourite spicy sandalwood, vetiver, and musk. It all sounds good, and trust us, it is!

If you’re looking for something other than perfume, but still can’t resist the warm & woody vibes then you should try Yankee Food & Spice candles, which will add a beautiful warmth and fragrance to your house. Christmas scented candles will also be a great match for any woody and oak scent enthusiast.

For more Fragrance inspiration, keep exploring our blog. Discover our favourite summery scents to carry you through the warmer months, as well as the best travel-size perfumes and even fragrances for the gym!

Festive Christmas Party Makeup Inspiration

Festive Christmas Party Makeup Inspiration


Got a Christmas party coming up and need some makeup ideas to recreate that gorgeous glow you’ve been pining after all year? We’ve got you more than covered – covered head to toe in festive glam. From dreamy shimmer shadows to silky highlighters for your face and body, these products are must-haves this winter!

Joan Collins Good To Go Brush Caddy Complete Collection, £65.00
Before we dig into the cosmetics themselves, no makeup bag is complete without a luxurious set of brushes. This elegant set of Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Pencils and Brushes is a great set to invest in with brushers perfect for face powders, blushers, bronzers and eyeshadows.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Facial Primer, £29.99 / RRP £38.50
This glowy primer is perfect for adding a natural, dewy luminosity to your skin under your foundation – it’s the best place to start when it comes to achieving the ultimate Christmas party look. With the winter weather inevitably drawing closer each day, this is a great product to keep your skin looking and feeling nourished.

BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Foundation, £18.99 / RRP £31.00
If you’re a Bare Minerals newbie, this foundation is definitely one to try. With a new liquid mineral formula that cares while it covers, this foundation improves the appearance of skin texture over time while blurring pores and imperfections. Offering 24-hour coverage that is totally breathable too, this foundation is perfect for lasting all through the night of your Christmas party.

Stila Shimmer And Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, £13.99 / RRP £24.00
Achieve show-stopping, professional results with Stila’s Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadows available in a range of gorgeous, glam hues. This product a cult-favourite thanks to its pearly formulas and smooth applicator making them super easy to apply. It’s the perfect addition to have any eye look to give it that extra touch of party glamour.

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara Set, £21.99 / RRP £25.00
Featuring the Grand Entrance Mascara, All Gone Lip and Eye Makeup Remover along with the Precision Glide Eye Pencil in Black Velvet, this set will help you achieve a stunning dramatic lash effect with intense volume, length and lift. To make any eye look pop, a liner and mascara will always do just the trick.

Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set Vixen, £28.99 / RRP £30.00
Huda Beauty makeup products are incredibly sought after and these lip kits are no exception. This set contains liquid matte minis in luscious dark brown and red hues with a defining lip liner so you can cloak your lips in a long-wearing, velvety-matte veil of conditioning colour for your Christmas party.

Lord & Berry Glow On The Glow Highlighter Kit, £29.99 / RRP £35.00
Featuring four shimmer finish highlighting powders, Glow On The Go is the ideal way to customize your festive glow. The unique, light-reflecting formula can be applied wet or dry for a luminous radiance. You can use the palette on your eyes as well as your face not forgetting your body too! For the ultimate luminescent look for your Christmas party, sweep some highlighter across your chest, shoulder and legs.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear, £0.99 / RRP £4.99
What could be better than a nail strengthening formula and a bit of colour – glitter too, is the answer. This nail polish in the shade ‘Flirt’ is incredible and a must-have in your polish collection. This irresistible copper colour compliments so many skin tones and will extend that festive flow to your fingertips and toes too.

BOSS The Scent Absolute For Her, £60.99 / RRP £76.00
Finally, to top off your Christmas party makeup up look, a spritz (or ten – guilty) all over your body will give you even more confidence. You’ll be sure to turn a few heads with a gorgeous glowy makeup look while leaving a trail of the sweetest most delicious scent behind you. This BOSS fragrance features notes of honeyed peach and coffee. How dreamy!