Cheap & Chic

Christmas Gift Guide 3/6: From Bollywood with Joy

Cheap & Chic | 12.12.2014 | Katja Kokko


This is a sponsored collaboration with Natural Goods Company

There’s always an emotion attached to the gifts we give, but I think a scented gift goes a step further. So many images, atmospheres and emotions are connected to scents; and natural scents have the added bonus of aromatherapeutic effects.


Some scents can conjure up strong mental images, and these tiny MyTao perfumes take me to a colorful and resplendent India. Today’s gift ideas are perfect for a bohemian hippie chick (or boy!), or yogi with a passion for natural scents and India.

Although elegant in their wooden caps, the MyTao perfumes are quite affordable – the crème de la crème of the Cheap & Chic category, in fact.


Natural Goods Company carries six of the scents, which are numbered instead of named. My favorite is number three – an exotic combination of refreshing lychee fruit, freshly mown grass, Mediterranean herbs, and soft cedar wood. The scent is bright and mystical – and recalls India.

The purple number seven is a very good runner up, and if the last perfume didn’t have Bollywood bells ringing in your ears, this one will. The first impression is of fresh lemongrass, fruity bergamot, tart oranges and green tangerines, with heart notes consisting of orange flower, immortelle, and iris root.


If, like me, you are a fan of traditional citrus scents, you will love scent number one – a combination of zesty lime and lemon with aromatic sandalwood and soft cistus albanicus. The more masculine number five is a blend of herbs and wood meeting galbanum, ginger, and lime.

Who’s in the mood for Bollywood?

The Natural Goods Company web store offers free shipping within 2-5 days (Finland only).

Christmas baubles Espan Enkelit

Photos Katja Kokko

Translation Katja Nikula

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