If you’re not one of the smug few who have ticked off their shopping list already, it’s time to shop tactically. This year, much of the fashion world has been ruled by the arrival of French brands – Isabel Marant, Sandro and Maje to name three -as we’ve taken style cues from the Paris set. But with prices beyond present limits, it’s time to think outside of the wardrobe for gift-spiration. Get ready to be surprised by Marks & Spencer: they’ve got it covered.
Welcoming the purveyors of French know how onto their shop floor, Fragonard, Marks & Spencer Beauty is a one-stop-shop for sisters, mothers, pals and even our beloved grannies. Benefiting from more than 80 perfumery years experience, the Fragonard collection is well-crafted; offering captivating for scents for the those who like floral, oriental or woody notes and is reasonably priced beyond its ingredients.
Making its debut back in 1926, Fragonard was the beauty child of Eugène Fuchs who wanted to capture the hearts’ of tourists visiting the French Rivera with his scents. Today, it’s still a family run business and now enjoys a cult French following− beauty addicts regularly head to the Paris showroom to immerse themselves in the history of perfume.
Here in the UK others are still unlikely to recognise either the brand or scent, allowing you to earn beauty forward credentials with your gifts this Christmas. After all, who doesn’t want to receive the latest export from the capital of cool?
Browse the Fragonard collection at M & S here