Words: Eden Ingoe
Bored of turkey, Christmas jumpers and playing charades with your second cousin twice removed? Well, if anyone understands you, it’s Paco Rabanne. Yep, this Christmas, Paco Rabanne is celebrating Christmas the daring, fun way – on a beach, partying in the sun with gold Santa hats and surf boards. Anyway, while we could stare at the photos all day, here are some ideas on how you can be a bit rebellious this Christmas…
JUST BOOK THAT DREAM HOLIDAY (YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO)
Why not have Christmas on a Caribbean beach this year and take an exotic perfume to match? We challenge you to swap your scarves for sunnies, mulled wine for rum cocktails and snow for sand. Your perfect perfume? Paco Rabanne Olympea Intense for her (£46 for 30ml, £62 for 50ml, £80 for 80ml) and Paco Rabanne Invictus Intense for him (£49.50 for 50ml, £69 for 100ml). Both have major beach vibes… Brazilian passion fruit in the female perfume and salty black amber and whisky cream in the male scent.
HOST AN ANTI-CHRISTMAS DAY
We’re not encouraging you to become Scrooge, but if you’re totally done with the conventional Christmas, why don’t you host an Anti-Christmas party? The rules? Summer attire, indoor barbecue and bunting – because we all miss summer WAY too much. Swap the Christmas movie marathon for your favourite summer chick flicks. And mulled wine? OH NO, it’s all about rosé at the Anti-Christmas Day party. So you’ll want to smell of florals while you become the best Christmas host to date. Our top scents are Gucci Bloom for her (£52 for 30ml, £72 for 50ml, £99 for 100ml), with jasmine and tuberose, which sit softly on your skin, and Armani Stronger With You for him (£43 for 30ml, £49 for 50ml, £68 for 100ml), a sweet blend of violet leaves and lavender.
HIT THE SLOPES
Cos skiing is 10 times cooler than lounging around at home, right? If you’re addicted to the slopes, we think you should venture to the French ski resorts of Val d’Isère or Val Thorens for the most Christmassy winter break of all time. And in the evenings, while you’re enjoying the warm fire or drinking wine and sharing a fondue, spritz Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau de Toilette for her, a blend of velvet lychee, white peach and vanilla (£43 for 30ml, £54 for 50ml, £68 for 100ml), or Jimmy Choo Man Ice for him, with notes of apple, mandarin and musk for a sharp, masculine smell (£30 or 30ml, £44 for 50ml, £64 for 100ml).