The Glass Easter Gift Guide – Celebrating the Season in Style

EQUINOX BLOOM BOXPenhaligon’s Equinox Bloom Eau de Parfum


Penhaligon’s Equinox Bloom Eau de Parfum
If you’re looking for something aromatic, comforting and tantalising this Easter, step away from the chocolate and consider instead Penhaligon’s newest eau de parfum. The first gourmand fragrance offered by the house, Equinox Bloom is a celebration of the spring solstice. Combining the freshness of a spring bouquet with the aromatic delight of afternoon tea, a base note of brown sugar accord lends sensuality to heartnotes of frangipani, orange blossom and jasmine.

Equinox Bloom is charming, disarming and quietly, calmly captivating. It is ladylike and decorous (as one expects from Penhaligon’s), and so perfect for the wedding season, but also stealthily seductive. Equinox Bloom will command attention and capture hearts without even seeming to try.

by Rachel McCormack

Available from Penhaligon’s and priced at £93 for 50ml (EDP).



Ex Nihilo Love ShotEx Nihilo Love Shot


Ex Nihilo Love Shot Eau de Parfum
As the Spring sap rises, one may be in search of a scent that is more seductive than chaste. Established in 2014 Parisian niche brand, or as they have it “alternative perfume house” Ex Nihilo has just launched Love Shot, which is a chypre, the second offering from its Les Interdites collection and is intended for both men and women.

A Love Shot is tangy, sexy and sophisticated fragrance with an immediate raspberry hit that floats upon an ligneous embrace of vetiver, vanilla and musk. Ideal to be worn by French actress Roxane Mesquida in the nightclub scene in Malgré La Nuit (Despite the Night).

by Caroline Simpson

Love Shot (EDP) £150 (50ml), £210 (100ml). Love Shot is available at
 Ex Nihilo, Salon de Parfums, Harrods and here



Marc Patisserie easter eggMarc Patisserie​ Chocolate Medium Easter Egg


Marc Patisserie​ Chocolate Easter Eggs
We at Glass wouldn’t like to be accused of egging anyone on but we defy you not to be seduced by this delicious rich dark chocolate Easter Egg from Marc Patisserie​ made of the finest dark chocolate and embellished with – in a pure luxe moment – gold leaf. The delicious Easter Egg, made of the highest quality bitter rich chocolate, is also filled with smaller eggs in rum and raisin, sea salt and caramel, and coffee flavours to savour as well.

And this Easter, Marc Patisserie​ offers a very exciting Easter Egg hunt in a league of its own. Placed inside three of the chocolate eggs by the company’s Head Chocolatier Stephen Glenister are three golden tickets which grants the lucky winner a giant chocolate egg completely (and decadently) coated in 24c gold.

by Caroline Simpson

Childrens Egg £20, Small Egg £25, Medium £35, Large £50, Lollipops £3.50 and is exclusive to Selfridges


As the long Easter Weekend draws closer, Glass looks at two different takes on celebrating the season with the traditional British pastime of taking Afternoon Tea.


Sanderson Easter eggSanderson Easter Afternoon Tea

Alice in Wonderland Easter Tea at the Sanderson
The Sanderson Hotel revisits Alice in Wonderland with a whimsically inspired Afternoon Tea featuring a specially crafted Easter Chocolate Bunny by the Sanderson team and a Easter Egg Hunt for children too. The Easter bunnies are presented alongside the other sweet and savoury treats on offer with the wonderfully creative Sanderson Afternoon Tea which has to be one of the most unique on offer in London. The tea features menus secreted inside vintage books, teapots decorated with kings and queens and sandwich plates adorned with carousels, birdcages and ticking clocks.

by Sonia Akhter

Easter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel also includes a glass of Perrier Jouet Brut Champagne, costing £58 per person. Bookings can be made here
The Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street London, W1T 3NG. Tel: 0207 300 1400



Skylounge Easter Afternoon TeaAn Easter Tea at Sky Lounge, London

An Easter Tea at Sky Lounge, London
Enjoy Afternoon Tea and take in the breathtaking and spectacular views at Sky Lounge, the rooftop restaurant at the pinnacle of the DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London while feasting on chocolate eggs and hot cross buns and enjoying the dizzy-heights at Sky Lounge.

by Sonia Akhter

The Sky Lounge Easter Afternoon Tea costs £30 per person and includes a chocolate Easter Bunny Surprise. A glass of Champagne is also on offer for an addition £10
DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London, 7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF. Tel: 0207 709 1000