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We'd like to make a small confession about perfume. We are very, very partial to it. The right fragrance can (at times) make or break our day. Luckily, one of our favourite independent perfume brands, Byredo, always gets it right. Swedish ex-pro basketballer Ben Gorhamin created the line in 2006, and once sniffed, these scents are never forgotten. It's an expensive habit though — a 100 ml bottle retails at £130.
But now, we've found a workaround. New kid on the fashion block & Other Stories partnered with Gorham to create fragrances for its bath and body range. And the results are intoxicating (in a really good way). Fig Fiction and Rose Revival are particular favourites of ours, but you should certainly sniff and choose for yourself. Although, with prices starting at just £4 for a hand wash, you could probably just collect them all. Go wild in the aisles.
At this point, you’ve probably spent a good amount of time waltzing about and finishing up any last-minute shopping. Sure, the main reason you venture into the city’s best boutiques is to walk out with a boatload of goodies for your peeps, but we think a retail visit can be a prime Instagram moment, too. So, be sure read
If you've been good this year, you've already crossed all the names off your list and wrapped every last box. You can sit back, and enjoy your egg nog. Meanwhile, the procrastinators of the world (here, here!) are scrambling to find quality gifts that don't completely reveal exactly how long we waited to start our holiday read