Exclusive: Aesop holiday season gift sets, head in the stars

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Every year, everybody expects the new Aesop giftsets. Not only they represent amazing gifts for the beloved ones but also great stories. Last year Aesop dedicated its giftsets to the Guild of Artisans and the noble materials they use. This year you will need to lift your eyes to the sky and watch the stars. Welcome to the Maps of Light gift sets.


Maps of Light celebrates 6 out of the 88 modern star constellations determined since 1922 by the International Astronomical Union. 2015 is also the international year of Light, so these new gift sets by Aesop are perfect. They represent the fascination than humanity had for the stars. From science to mythology and arts, the new Aesop gift sets are a symbol of these strong connection we fell with the rest of the universe. The gift sets will be available in November and December this year. At LuxuryActivist, we were lucky to get one of the them in order to test it. 6 gift sets will be available:

  • Andromeda
  • Auriga
  • Cassiopeia
  • Cepheus
  • Delphinus
  • Perseus

Inside each gift set, you will discover the very best of what Aesop has to offer. Products for your daily care that will make you travel! From the practical packaging, to the amazing formulas and scent, you will find yourself in a good mood to take good care of yourself and your beloved ones.


As usual, all small and valuable details are present. The gift set is played in a very elegant and qualitative black metal box. Outside the box you will have a sleeve in which you will see the stars constellations and the name of the constellation. Inside the gift set you can find a constellation map

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Cepheus is named for an Aethiopian king whose wife, Cassiopeia, offended the Nereids (sea nymphs) by claiming her beauty surpassed theirs. As punishment for her hubris, the sea god Poseidon dispatched a monster, Cetus, to destroy the Aethiopian kingdom… Mythology was always something that fascinated men generation after generation and in these gift sets, you will dive into these amazing stories. Last but not least, the main element of these gift sets are the products you can find inside. In the Cepheus gift set you will find 3 great products around the elegant Geranium leaf:

  • Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser 200ml / 6.8 fl oz
  • Geranium Leaf Body Balm 120ml / Net wt 4.1 oz
  • Geranium Leaf Body Scrub 170ml / 5.7 fl oz



Pelargonium Graveolens is a geranium extract used in cosmetics and personal care products as a fragrance ingredient. It is known for its rose-like scent, slightly sparkling-metallic like. Pelargonium Graveolens has other skin care properties as well. This ingredient is known to create a balance between oily and dry skin by balancing the production of sebum; this balance assists in boosting and improving the elasticity of the skin. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, releasing excess water that may be retained in the tissue. This may not only prevent cellulite, but can also relieve swelling. Pelargonium Graveolens also has therapeutic abilities that can calm irritated skin, clear acne, and heal bruises, burns, cuts and eczema, due to its astringent, antiseptic, tonic, antibiotic and anti-infectious properties. So it is an amazing ingredient to use.

Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser
An aromatic body cleanser for all skin types. It is a fabulous alternative to regular soap, enhanced  with Geranium Leaf extract.

Geranium Leaf Body Scrub
You can apply this body scrub once a week while in the shower.It will slough away dead surfaced cells and leave your skin clean. Adapted to all skin types, you will benefit from all Geranium Leaf extract properties.

Geranium Leaf Body Balm
After cleaning your skin with the Geranium Leaf cleanser and body scrub, you will think about the Body Balm as the perfect companion in your regular daily care. You can generously apply this balm from neck to toe and focus on dry areas such as elbows and feet.

You can discover more about this amazing range by visiting the brand official website:



Info sourced at the brand official communication release #AesopMapsoflight and product testing by LuxuryActivist.com. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. 

José Amorim

José Amorim has been working in the luxury industry for more than 15 years. In the past 8 years, he joined his personal passion for digital culture and his luxury background to develop digital strategies for premium brands. He is the founder of LuxuryActivist.com and is happy to share his passion here.