We’re totally in the festive mood. Aren’t you? That’s why we’re bringing you our fave upcoming winter activities in the UK and the perfumes to take with you in your bag (obvs)…
Our favourite things to do in winter...
And have a massive movie marathon
For warm clothes and perfume, of course
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WINTER WONDERLAND, LONDON
Whether you want a day out with the squad or a romantic date with bae, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is the place to go. Enjoy the Christmas markets, ice skating, karaoke and cocktails in the alpine Bar Hütte, a circus and The Magical Ice Kingdom, while you sip a hot choccie (with marshmallows on top, of course). Which perfumes should you wear while you’re there? Armani Because It’s You for her, which blends blackcurrant, rose and vanilla, or Armani Stronger With You for him, an elegant mix of apple, lavender and glazed chestnut accord. The perfect pair? We think so.
CHILL FACTORE, MANCHESTER
You’ve GOT to visit Chill Factore this winter. At this snow centre in Trafford Park, you can practise your parallel ski turns on the UK’s longest indoor ski slope, have a go on the Luge Slip ’N’ Slide slope, go sledging (yep, for real) or attempt the Snow Luge (built entirely from real snow). This is Christmas come early, especially when you’ve spritzed Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Glacé, an icy scent with pear sorbet accord and blackcurrant buds, or Hugo Boss Hugo Iced, which oozes iced mint and wild tea. Mmmm.
LAPLAND UK, ASCOT
Looking for the perfect family day out? This is it. Yep, Lapland has officially arrived in the UK – Ascot to be precise. When you book, you receive a personalised invitation to Lapland in the post, and each child gets to bring home a gift from Santa. Fancy some ice skating? You can do that, too. So, mums and dads, here are the fragrances that should accompany you: Paco Rabanne Lady Million for her, with its notes of raspberry and neroli, or the best-selling Paco Rabanne 1 Million for him, a masculine blend of mandarin, cinnamon and leather.
ITISON DRIVE-IN MOVIES CHRISTMAS, GLASGOW
Located at Loch Lomond Shores, this is just the thing to put you in the Chrimbo mood. From 19–24 December, films such as Elf, Home Alone, Home Alone 2 and It’s A Wonderful Life will be on the big screen. YEYY! And we’ve heard from a little birdie that Elf is showing up – THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Hands up who wants to go? Us too. Want to wear a Christmassy scent while you’re there? We suggest Hugo Boss Boss The Scent For Her Intense, with festive notes of roasted cocoa and honeyed peach, or Paco Rabanne Pure XS for him, which mixes myrrh, cinnamon and vanilla. Yum.