Fragrance

By Candice Sabatini

While fragrance is a traditional gift, we’ve sniffed about all over the universe to find some great ones for you to give her. And shhh…..you don’t have to tell her that we did all the work for you!

Start the day with Hazelnut Espresso, end it with Hot Buttered Rum and sometime in-between enjoy a Double Rich Hot Cocoa. From Philosophy, this trio of shower gels/ bubble bath will sweeten up the entire holiday season without any calories!

Price: $25.00 and available at http://www.philosophy.com

She’s the kind of girl that eschews floral, sweet or woody scents. She adores the smell of being freshly showered and you use the words “fresh and clean” to describe her style. For her, the Clean Holiday Coffret is the perfect choice. Four one ounce, travel friendly spray bottles in the unpretentious scents of Clean, Warm Cotton, Shower Fresh, and Outdoor Shower Fresh is the gift for her. She’ll shower you with kisses for giving this to her!

Price: $65.00 and available at Sephora stores and http://www.cleanperfume.com

She’s the traditional and elegant type, and the perfect gift for her is the elegant four piece set from Hanae Mori Butterfly. This lovely fruit, floral and woody blend has been popular for over a decade. The kit contains a generous 3.4 oz bottle of Eau de Toilette, a travel ready Roller ball of the fragrance, a Bath/shower gel and a Body cream. The pretty box, which can be used for other treasures is made from recycled materials and was designed by Alexandra Adams, a young artist who was the winner of the Hanae Mori National Art Contest.

Price: $98.00 and available at Bloomingdale’s, 59th Street and http://www.nordstrom.com

She loves choices, right? She’ll love this collection of Sephora Favorites which include mini-bottles of fragrances by Bulgari, Versace, Dior, Prada, Givenchy, Juicy Couture, Philosophy, Dolce & Gabbana, and DKNY. But it gets better than that……once she decides her favorite one, she’ll take the enclosed voucher to her nearest Sephora store and exchange it for a full sized bottle! A gift with a gift and an offer you can’t refuse.

Price: $75.00 and available at Sephora stores and http://www.sephora.com

Pretty in pink packaging, and containing the newest Victoria’s Secret scent, Bombshell, this set is sure to please the Victoria’s Secret aficionado. It contains a bottle of Bombshell, Body powder with puff, Body lotion and Body mist. The fragrance itself is a bold, boudoir chic scent that any woman who calls herself a bombshell or a siren would adore wearing. It’s notes are purple passion fruit, moscato grapes, peony, vanilla and orchid.

Available: Victoria’s Secret Stores and http://www.victoriasecret.com

Bring the scent of outdoors in with Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Park candles. The peridot colored, scented trio was inspired by the evergreen at Royal Windsor Great Park which borders Windsor Castle. The fragrance captures the scent of crushed pine needles with a hint of birch, fir and cedarwood and adds a festive holiday touch all around the house.

Price: $32.00 and available Crabtree & Evelyn in Rockefeller Center or http://www.crabtree-evelyn.com

Sometimes shopping for her makes you feel like you’re on a treasure hunt for the Holy Grail. From Jo Malone, four of their best selling Heavenly Ginger items in a Treasure Island set which consists of Moisture Bath & Shower gel, Body Cream, Shimmer Fragrance and a Candle.

Price: $90.00 and available http://www.moltonbrown.com

Originally published December 2010
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