This Christmas, ECOYA is all about unwrapping the world we live in. With beautiful packaging and scents like Fresh Pine, Summer Spritz and Dark Chocolate, Meringue and Raspberry, ECOYA has taken our favourite festive season fragrances and bottled them up for us to enjoy whether we’re spending Christmas at home, the batch or the beach.
Here in New Zealand, Christmas is a little different to the traditional snow-covered, fairy-light-filled occasion that we see in books and movies and on greeting cards. Thanks to ECOYA, getting that true Christmas feeling is now as easy as lighting a beautiful pine-scented candle or filling the room with the nostalgic fragrance of a Dark Chocolate, Meringue and Raspberry diffuser.
To get into the festive spirit, we’ve rounded up our must-visit Christmas locations around the world. If you can’t get there this year, put one (or all!) of these beautiful Christmassy vacation spots on your bucket list …. stat! In the meantime, let the scent of ECOYA’s Christmas collection transport you to a festive wonderland of your own:
England’s capital city is arguably one of the most magical Christmas destinations on the planet. From streets filled with twinkling lights and decorations to markets, carol services and even a Winter Wonderland, London is the place to go for the romantic white Christmas of your dreams. Make sure you take a stroll down Oxford Street, drink mulled wine on the South Bank, sing carols at St Paul’s and join in on the beer hall fun at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.
New York City
Covered in a light dusting of snow, New York City transforms into the dreamy Christmas destination we’ve all seen portrayed in many a festive movie. Bundle up warmly because temperatures in the Big Apple at this time of year can fall well below freezing! Check out the world’s tallest Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Centre – and make sure you take up the opportunity to ice skate below it while you’re there.
A magical city at any time of the year, The Vatican really comes into its own during the month of December. Nativity scenes are displayed on every corner and the smell of roasting chestnuts fills the air. To really get into the true spirit of what Christmas is all about, join the Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve.
Possibly the most Christmassy holiday destination on the planet – after all, it is home to jolly old Saint Nick himself! Nestled within Finland’s Arctic Circle is the official Santa Claus Village and while it’s a fairly touristy affair, we challenge you not to relive your childhood dreams with a visit to see the jolly man in the red suit himself.
When the mad consumerism of Christmas all becomes too much, take a pilgrimage to the very birthplace of Jesus Christ and Christmas itself. The frisson and energy within the city at this time of year is a sight to behold and something found nowhere else on the planet. Be sure to attend Midnight Mass at St Catherine’s Church to truly immerse yourself in the heart of Christmas.
To feast your senses on the beautiful fragrances of ECOYA’s Christmas collection, head to the ECOYA website, here.