And still more online shopping ideas. If you missed the earlier posts, see also: Holiday fragrance gifts 2007, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.
The luxury fragrance gift for men, Amouage Gold for men, created by perfumer Guy Robert. 50 ml Eau de Toilette in a lead crystal bottle with 24-carat gold plated decorations. As an added bonus, the floral chypre scent is highly borrowable (I like it better than the women's version). $215 at Parfums Raffy.
If the above is too rich for your blood, try the Fragonard Coffret for Men, with five 6 ml Eaux de Toilette (Eau de Hongrie, Suivez-moi, Santal, Vétyver, and Concerto). "For men who want to be like no-one else". At Four Seasons, $18.
For men or women, Carol's Daughter Love Butter for dry skin, "made on a whim one Christmas as a gift for some special friends and customers", with honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and amber. $18 for 8 oz at Carol's Daughter.
For the budding perfumer (ages 10 and up), a Perfume Science Kit, with a 48 page full-color manual, eight perfume oils, two decorative flacons, and an atomizer. $59.95 at The Met Store.
For the grown-up obsessive, the Le Labo Olfactionary. I'm pretty sure I've featured this in a gift post before, and I'll just keep doing so until somebody breaks down and gives it to me. 40 essences (2.5 ml each) to "train the nose", $490 at Barneys.
The stocking stuffer: Jasmine Mint Toothpaste by Marvis (with fluoride). 75 ml, $8.95 at Sesto Senso.
So far I have managed to buy nothing for anyone, as I have pacts with all my loved ones to not exchange gifts, but I think you are are wearing me down with all these lists. I think I need that Le Labo kit…..
I don't buy for grown-ups these days either — but LOTS of kids. None of whom want the Olfactionary, luckily.
How much fun would me and my dtrs have with that science kit?!?! Well, until my husband came home anyway!
The Le Labo kit – couldn't you find some way to write that off as a business expense, “professional training materials”? LOL! Course, you'd have to explain to the IRS *how* blogging is a business…but that's years down the road. I wonder if Chandler Burr gets to use perfume purchases as tax write offs? hmmm
Seriously doubt Chandler Burr has to make perfume purchases at all, much less write them off! But that science kit does look like fun. The Olfactionary looks like even more fun