Why you should treat yourself this Christmas

Why you should treat yourself this Christmas, Mon Guerlain

With less then 9 days to go till Christmas day we are all feeling a little overwhelmed (or is it just me?). Keep reading to find out why it’s important to treat yourself this season.

With schedules filled with festive commitments such as attending social events, making time for family and friends, then finally the pressure of gift-giving.  I wanted to share why I think it’s important to treat yourself during the festive season. My guilty pleasure is a treating myself to a new scent and this year it’s Mon Guerlain.

Why you should treat yourself this Christmas, Mon Guerlain

With all the mayhem, taking time to treat yourself is so important and something we all are guilty of not doing. Being a little selfish is not always a bad thing and opting to treat yourself to a fragrance means no calorie counting and it will always fit. Fragrances are unique to each person as the ingredients react to each individuals PH levels therefore adapt from person to person. The sense of smell has a deeper meaning then what most people think, a particular scent can uplift your mood, trigger a memory and even help balance your mindfulness. Making it a great gift to you!

When choosing a fragrance, people always ask me to define my personal preference when it comes to characters of the scents and I admit I get a little stuck. I’m not exactly girly, not that sporty, and I wouldn’t exactly describe myself edgy either. I’m drawn to the Mon Guerlain as it’s classic, feminine and soft, it doesn’t overpower your senses which is key for me. The best way I can describe Mon Guerlain is a scent which is all about looking like the best version of yourself with a fresh complexion, a little contouring, long flirty lashes and soft waves. Nothing stiff or over-styled, simplicity is key.

Why you should treat yourself this Christmas, Mon Guerlain

Why you should treat yourself this Christmas, Mon Guerlain

No matter what I’m wearing, there’s one accessory I absolutely never skip— fragrance. I don’t feel quite together until I’ve applied just the right scent. Mon Guerlain combines some of my favourite scents into one soft, unique perfume, I love the light essence of Carla Lavender and Sambac Jasmine. Mon Guerlain also has notes of Album Sandalwood from Australia and Vanilla Tahitensis from Papua New Guinea. I’m not into heavy fragrances and this one is perfect for me. I apply a little bit on my wrists and neck as my final step in my beauty routine and the finishing touch to any party look. It’s a scent that I find develops over time and can be worn from day to night.

Why you should treat yourself this Christmas, Mon Guerlain

Why you should treat yourself this Christmas, Mon Guerlain

Debenhams on Oxford street have just opened a Spritz Bar on the ground floor, I highly recommend giving it a visit after you have done your Christmas shopping. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of prosecco then explore in finding your perfect scent to treat yourself.

Leave me a comment telling me what is your favourite scent and if you will be treating yourself this Christmas?

Thanks for reading!


  1. sunshinesarahxo
    December 15, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Hey Mona!
    I absolutely adore perfume and have quite a collection! My absolute favourite has to be Angel by Thierry Mugler it’s just the right amount of sweetness that I love. I also love Madomoiselle by Coco Chanel. So classic. But i have others which offer something different for different occasions. Love Miller Harris as well I have Citron Citron & Rose Silence as i just adore Rose as a scent.
    Others include The Body Shop White Musk and YSL Cinema which i discovered years ago via a voucher in Boots! 😍
    I think perfume is so subjective and personal but i would love to receive it for my birthday or at Christmas. I love it.
    Happy Christmas Mona (keep an eye on the post next week!! 😍🎄🎁🎅) xoxo
    Love Sarah xoxo

    • December 23, 2017 / 1:19 pm

      Hey babe, Merry Christmas to you and thank you for entering my giveaway! You have WON a prize please email me with your address! Xxx

  2. Faye Billington
    December 15, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    A spritz bar sounds like such a brilliant idea. I’m a total fragrance nut, and have many that I wear regularly. Like you, I don’t feel right without a scent, as if I’m not fully dressed. Cacharel’s Noa, Van Cleef & Arpels Fairie and JPG are all favourites that I have to have in my collection always 🙂

  3. December 15, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    My favourite all time scent is L’eau D’issey. This year, however, I have steered my children towards a catalogue in which I’ve circled Daisy by Marc Jacobs, and given them £50 to purchase said item. I shall still have to feign extreme surprise when they produce it xmas morning. The joy of single parenthood.

  4. Lina Farrell
    December 15, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    My current favorite is Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, it’s a classic I always seem to go back too. I think I’ll seak out Mon Guerlain though and try it out, it sounds lovely. I agree it’s important to be kind to yourself this time of year, well, in general really. It only makes for happier people around you 🙂 Have a lovely Christmas.

  5. Chloe
    December 16, 2017 / 8:42 am

    My favourite perfume is Daisy Marc Jacobs Eau so Fresh which I’ve actually run out of so hoping for some more for Christmas, I love all your social media accounts and you’re soooo generous with all your giveaways, I absolutely love nyx stuff so fingers crossed to win this giveaway, merry Christmas 🎄🎅🏻 ❤️❤️❤️
    Twitter is @chlotempleman28 and insta is @chloetempleman28

  6. December 16, 2017 / 10:20 am

    My current favorite is Black Opium by YSL, is strong and distinctive, I like this perfume because is different from all my other perfumes.😍🙋🏻 Sometimes in so many festivities one forgets one, it is true, but this year I will spend here in Spain with part of my family but not with my parents who live in Chile and I will give myself the time for me!
    Happy Holidays Mona!😘🎄🙋🏻