Christmas Has Arrived Advent Calendar

Christmas Has Arrived On The Advent Calendar

Advent Has Arrived Christmas Calendar

Today the last door of the Christmas / Advent Calendar was opened.

Kids will leave you in no doubt:

Christmas Has Arrived!

Is everybody familiar with the Christmas or Advent Calendar?

No, then read on to find out more.

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The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a Germany tradition, first used by the Lutherans / Protestants in the 19th century.

It is a unique calendar used to count down the days to Christmas, with the last day on the calendar being the 24th of December.

Typically, it has 24 different doors / gates / pockets / etc with each pocket revealing a little gift for the day.

The 24th of December reveals a special present.

The types of presents range from chocolates, little toys to trinkets, there is no limit to the possibilities.

The calendar can be ‘home made’ by the parents or bought readily and full of chocolates.

Kids (and Adults) of all sizes and ages look forward to receiving their Christmas Calendar and with it the first of their

Christmas Gifts.

Merry Christmas from all here at Pairfum London.

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What Is The Perfect Christmas Gift

What Is The Perfect Christmas Gift?

At this time of the year, in hustle & bustle of pre-Christmas, it is easy to forget why we present gifts and what makes the Perfect Christmas Gift.

With this in mind, we wrote this article.

The Perfect Christmas Gift

What Is A Gift?

Here is a definition:

A gift is something (an item or service) given without the expectation of anything in return.

The gift (or present) may be a tangible item or a service.

We undertake the act of ‘giving’ to sustain our social relations (e.g. friend & family) and / or contribute to social cohesion (e.g. charity).

The intention is to make the other happier or less sad.

Christianity consider the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to save Humanity to be the greatest gift to humankind.

We accept this sounds all very abstract but felt it is worthwhile at this time of the year to strip everything away and look at the essence of gifting.

Bear with us, you will find out why further down why and what makes the Perfect Christmas Gift.

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A Little History

The tradition of gift-giving in generally very old and one of the oldest forms of social interaction.

In the ancient Rome, giving a gift probably happened around the winter solstice, which in Europe occurs in December.

In Christianity, during Christmas period, the custom of gifting is symbolic of the ‘The Three Wise Men’ presenting gifts to the baby Jesus.

It is interesting to note that different countries / Christian religions, practice gifting at different times:

England / Ireland / US / Canada: the 25th

Germany / France: the 24th

Netherlands: 6th of December (St. Nicolas)

Spain: gifts are presented on the ‘Three Wise Men’, e.g. 6th of January

Greece: on the Feast of Saint Basil (the 1st / 2nd of January), gifts are presented.

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Going back to our original question:

The Psychology Of Gifting

Gifting allows people to connect!

This is the essence of a gift.

When making a gift, the giver shares their feelings & emotions with the recipient.

In receiving these, the recipient makes a connection with the giver.

In giving a gift, we extend and make ourselves vulnerable to the recipient, as it (or we) may be rejected.

This act displays a strong humility or humbleness.

Making connections with the people gives us self-fulfillment, happiness and purpose.

We have all heard the saying:

“It is better to Give, than Receive”

It is the Path to Happiness.

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A Perfect Gift?

So, … this leaves us with the question, how do we make a gift perfect this Christmas?

It is simple, actually:

Inject as much as possible of yourself into the gift.

Here are two ways of doing this:

1 – Make Something

2 – Find the Unique

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Make Something

Show some of yourself by making something for the person you intend to make happy.

Here are some ideas:

Cookies, Pralines or something similar that is made with sticky fingers and tastes delicious.

A Painting, Song, Poem or a hand crafted Christmas Deco Item

Chutney or Marmalade with an unusual flavour profile. Let your phantasy go wild.

A handmade piece of clothing, a scarve or hat.

Well, … we suppose you are getting the gist.

What all of these gifts have in common is, that you are making a gift of your own precious ‘Time’ and ‘Thought’.

In the age of 24/7 and especially pre-Christmas, these two are the most scarce.

When making something, you give especially your ‘Time’.

Most people nowadays can easily afford the gift you are making, but what they can’t buy is your ‘Time’ or ‘Thought’.

The Perfect Christmas Gift Homemade

Find The Unique

When uncovering a gift that is ‘Authentic’ and / or ‘Unique’ you inject your ‘Thought’.

The gift is your skill.

It is your skill (and time) to find something that the recipient would not have been able to purchase her/himself.

It explains why we like Craft Items and the ‘Christmas Market’.

Here are a few ideas that are very popular when giving your ‘skill’ of finding the impossible:

Craft Cheese, Beer, Whisky, Bakery, Chocolates, ….

Products of Limited Quantity or produced in small batches, such as handmade clothing / handbags / jewellery / ….

Niche, Boutique, Artisan or Indie Products with authenticity and limited batch sizes.

This is where we can help you here at Pairfum with our online boutique.

We invite you to introduce your family & friends to Pairfum, The Artisan Perfumers of London, and give them the gift of ‘Your Thought’, it is authentically yours.

You are thinking of them!

This is the Essence of the Perfect Christmas Gift.

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Coco Chanel’s Christmas Advice

Coco Chanel Christmas Advice Pairfum London

When shopping for Gifts this year, Coco Chanel has some time-tested Christmas Advice.

Here she is in her own words:

“Be who you are, not what the world wants you to be.” – Coco Chanel

What does this mean for Christmas?

We believe, she is trying to say that when buying gifts, don’t just buy the first item on somebody’s wishlist.

Instead, try and find (or create) a gift that allows you to inject at least a little of yourself into the gift.

Nowadays, most people can afford the gift you present to them and we have all experienced cases of where we got the size, colour or something else wrong.

It is not that easy to understand exactly what somebody is telling you (as we know from “Chinese Whispers”).

Coco’s advice to this dilemma is to inject a little of yourself, rather than trying (and failing) to be what others are asking for.

Don’t be surprised when this works out well for you and keep in mind another ‘Christmas Advice’ from Coco Chanel:

“If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” – Coco Chanel

Yes, you may have to accept that others will copy the originality of your gifts in the coming years.

Happy Christmas from All of us here at Pairfum London.

Enjoy selecting gifts with originality from our online boutique.

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Fragrance Of The Christmas Market Gluehwine

What is the Fragrance of the Christmas Market?

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Hands up, who hasn’t enjoyed visiting a Christmas Market in Germany?

We doubt there will be many hands in the air.

The German Christmas Markets have become a wonderful tradition that is now being taken up by other countries outside of Germany.

One of the attractions of the pre-Christmas Market are the exhibition of traditional arts & crafts and good old-fashioned habits.

When meandering through such a market one will invariably come past the different food stalls selling a variety of typically German food items, e.g. ‘Reibekuchen’ (or ‘Potato Fritters’).

However, the highlight of any German Christmas market has to be a glass of ‘Gluehwein’.

Visiting without a glass of this delicious drink feels incomplete.

Gluehwein is also known as:
Glogg / Gløgg / Glögg / Glögi
Mulled Wine

It is a spiced, wine that is served warm and can be red or sometimes white wine.

The typical spices are cloves, cinnamon and orange peel with the addition of sugar to the wine.

If you would like a perfume for your home that reminds you of Gluehwine, then try our “Rich Spices” fragrance.

Here is the Perfume Description:

“This richly aromatic and spicy accord opens with hints of Pomegranate and Cranberry,

then flows into a warm heart of Chestnut, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Clove,

to finally rest on a base of Vanilla Pods and drieg Figs, Dates and Persimmons.”

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History

Spiced and heated wine was first recorded in Rome during the 2nd century.

It was the conquering Roman army that brought their wine and viticulture with them along the Rhine and Danube rivers.

The oldest documented Gluehwein tankard (dated ca. 1420 AD) is attributed to Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen, a German nobleman who was the first grower of Riesling grapes.

Glögi was originally used to revive the messengers and postmen who travelled on horseback or skis in cold weather in Scandinavia.

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Gluehwine Fragrance Of The Christmas Market Germany

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Sunday was the 3rd of Advent

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This past Sunday was the 3rd of Advent, Gaudete Sunday.

Each Sunday during the Advent highlights one of the 4 virtuse of Jesus Christ:

Hope – 1st of Advent

Love – 2nd of Advent

Joy – 3rd of Advent / Gaudette Sunday

Peace – Christmas Eve/Day

 

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Guadete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western Churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, Lutheran and other mainline Protestant Churches.

On Gaudete Sunday rose-coloured vestments may be worn instead of violet or deep blue, which are otherwise used for every day in the season of Advent.

Hence, Gaudete Sunday was also known as “Rose Sunday”.

If you would enjoy a ‘Rose’ perfume in your home during this week, we can highly recommend our perfume “Blush Rose & Amber”.

Here is the fragrance description:

“A top note of precious Iris,

leads into a sensuous, intensely feminine floral bouquet of Regal Rose in harmony with Jasmine, Lily of the Valley and Freesia,

supported by a deep and warm fond of Crystal Amber, Musk and Rich Woods.”

Our Snow Crystal Candles in “Blush Rose & Amber” are perfect for the Christmas Season!

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Were Persimmons the Inspiration for Christo?

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Could it really be that the Persimmon fruit was the inspiration for the artist Christo?

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When looking at the images in this article, we thought ‘maybe’.

There are certainly some striking similarities.

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During the persimmon drying season the prefecture in Kansai, Wakayama (Japan) turns orange.

The farms of 70 farmers in Katsuragi resemble the installation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude called “The Gates” in New York in 2005. Orange curtains create ‘gates’ in Central Park.

The similarity with the town in Japan is indeed surprising, when it dresses in orange to celebrate a good harvest of persimmon.

In Japan, the Persimmon, the fruit, also symbolizes ‘longevity’, as the tree has a long life.

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If you would like to introduce a little of Persimmon and Cristo into your home this Christmas, we can highly recommend our fragrance ‘Rich Spices’.

Enjoy reading the fragrance description:

This richly aromatic and spicy accord opens with hints of Pomegranate and Cranberry,

then flows into a warm heart of Chestnut, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Clove,

to finally rest on a base of Vanilla Pods and drieg Figs, Dates and beautiful Persimmons.

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Santa’s Sleigh

Santa’s Sleigh was first mentioned in 1821 in a poem called “Old Santeclause with Much Delight”.

It was published in the book “A New-Year’s Present”, and

describes Santeclaus bringing presents to children on a reindeer sleigh.

Have you started shopping for Christmas Gifts already?

Don’t leave it to the last minute but also be easy on yourself.

Remember, Santa has to travel 510,000,000 km on Christmas Eve from the North Pole and only has 32 hours to do.

Order your Gifts online this year at our online boutique and let Pairfum London’s Santa deliver them on time directly to your home.

Not to let ‘Santa Out Of the Bag’ for your children, we will make sure Santa disguises himeself as the friendly delivery man of our courier company.

By the way, when did you last enjoy a sleigh ride in the snow?

Do you remember the fun you can have with an old-fashioned sleigh?

Make sure you have a sleigh ready to hand, just in case it does snow this Christamas.

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“Love” is the Meaning of the 2nd of Advent

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This Sunday is the 2nd of Advent!

The Advent calendar are 4 candles on an evergreen wreath in a circle, symbolising God’s eternity.

The custom of the Advent calendear as a wreath began around the time of the Martin Luther, the protestant reformer.

Each Sunday during the Advent highlights one of the 4 virtuse of Jesus Christ:

Hope – 1st of Advent

Love – 2nd of Advent

Joy – 3rd of Advent

Peace – Christmas Eve/Day

The exact order and wording varies among the Christian Churches but the lighting of an additional candle each week symbolises the coming of Christ.

Here at Pairfum, we have the perfect candle for the 2nd of Advent:

The Message Candle

It is the perfect candle, if you would like to convey “Love” or say “Thank You” during the pre-Christmas season.

Which of your friends, family or colleagues would you like to send a Personalised Message?

Use the included piece of chalk to write on the side of the candle.

Make it your very own 2nd of Advent candle.

Message Candle Black Orchid

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Christmas Scented 2nd of Advent Calendar Candle

Pantone Color Year 2019 Living Coral Pink Grapefruit Perfume Pairfum

The Perfume of “Living Coral” – Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

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Pairfum Pantone Living Coral Colour Year 2019 Patch

The Pantone Colour of the year 2019 has been revealed as “Living Coral”.

Here you can read the official announcement by Pantone.

Pairfum Pantone Living Coral Colour Of The Year 2019

Description

How can it be described in words? Is it a warm pink & orange hue, a muted terracotta or a pastel desert? Or, is it all of these in one?

Is was presented as a “life-affirming” colour for consumers wishing to escape from the “onslaught” of social media and digital technology. We as consumers react to this by seeking more authentic and intimate experiences.

“Colour is an equalising lens through which we experience our natural and digital reality and this is particularly true for Living Coral,” said Leatrice Eiseman (Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute).

“With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanising and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”

“It represents a feeling that’s out there in the zeitgeist.”

Reading this, it seems the world is calmer and happier than it appears in the news.

On the other hand, it might be the opposite. Maybe we crave a colour that is natural, solid and warm when times are troubled.

To us, here at Pairfum, this colour promises a combination of these words:

holiday in paradise,

natural and yet sophisticated,

positive and life affirming,

soft, warm but still fresh,

safe at home but ready to escape.

Pairfum Pantone Living Coral Colour Patch Year 2019

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 & 2017

Last year we had “Ultra Violet” and in 2017 Pantone had presented “Greenery”. Two colours that we translated into perfume here at Pairfum London, with these two fragrances:

Black Orchid

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Neroli Olive

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How do we translate “Living Coral” into a fragrance?

We believe we already introduced a fragrance in 2018 in our collection that perfectly encapsulates the ‘zeitgeist’ of “Living Coral”:

Pink Grapefruit

Here is the fragrance description:

“A vibrant Pink Grapefruit fragrance with the added complexity of Mandarine, Lime and Bergamot.

Floral notes of Jasmin and Lily lend a feminine touch.

Deep sophistication comes from a Sandalwood Accord in the base note”

What do you think of this Perfume to match the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019?

Below is the olfactive triangle for this beautiful note.

Fragrance Description Pink Grapefruit Mandarine Jasmine Patchouli Lime

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Pairfum London Pink Grapefruit Mandarine

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On Vacation with SPA by Pairfum London

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When the weather is getting cold & wet, our minds are drifting off to our last vacation.

Here at Pairfum, we have a wonderful fragrance for this type of ‘olfactive’ or ‘mind’ travelling: SPA

We have all experienced how perfume can bring memories that we treasure and the fragrance ‘SPA’ can send you back (or forward) to the last time you were swimming in an infinity pool, lounged beside the pool or floated in the ocean.

Below is a description of your next ‘olfactive’ vacation with SPA by Pairfum.

Head over to our online boutique to book your next vacation.

 

Fragrance Description Spa Violet Green Tea Sea Salt

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