It can sometimes be difficult to find an aroma for holiday gifting that pleases everyone—especially when it is something that’s meant to be worn on the skin. The trick, says Guy Vincent, Head of Pure-Fume™ Aroma at Aveda, is to balance sweetness and spice, which is what led to the creation of Candrimā™, Aveda’s limited-edition holiday aroma, which launches this month.
So what’s in it? “The signature ingredients are certified organic ginger and ginger lily, which one might assume comes from a flower, but it doesn’t,” says Vincent. (Candrimā™, means moonlight in Sanskrit, and refers to the moon-white bloom of ginger lily.) Both ingredients, while related, are derived from the roots of different plant species. They both also have a bit of a bite to them, but when mixed with something like vanilla, the result becomes a comforting spicy aroma – perfect for the holiday season (Vincent likens the ideal blend as being similar to salted caramel, the perfect savory-sweet mix).