Science has always underpinned the Aesop philosophy of using plant-based elements to create exceptional products for our hair, skin and body, but this year, these scientific notions are not just confined to the lab. This year science has inspired the team at Aesop to create seven gift kits named after seven scientific theories.

We're always impressed by what Aesop think up with inventive shopfront merchandising and uniquely designed store interiors around the world, but it is the products and gift packs that we can actually take home to make our own spaces feel Aesop-nice.

For the last, nearly 15 years, Aesop has worked with scientists from many disciplines since their inception in 1987, with every Aesop product instilled with the expertise of agronomists, botanists, chemical scientists and biophysicists. And haven't you even wondered what 'the lab' at Aesop is like? Imagine mixing up sweet smelling potions and testing beauty products all day - sounds like a dream job.

Nonetheless, these scientific notions underpin the Melbourne company's aesthetic, and so they have created beauty gift packs with themes such as mechanics, acceleration and gravity for their new range. The kits contain a selection of Aesop skin, hair and body products, ranging from a body care trio for all skin types to skin care tailored for men.

The kits aren't available until November (just in time for Christmas we suspect), so we'll be writing our wish list early this year.