Don't forget the online fragrance discounters in your search for the perfect Mother's Day present — why pay full price when you don't have to?
Shhhh! Don't tell, but this is what I got my mom this year: the Jean Patou Joy Parfum Compagnon (above left). Everyone should have a few drops of Joy in extrait, don't you think? And the 6 ml bottle was only $65 at Parfum1.
Another one I wouldn't mind receiving myself: a gift set in Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil (above right), with Eau de Toilette sprays in 100 and 15 ml plus a 40 ml body lotion. A bargain at $89, at Beauty Encounter.
The very popular Juicy Couture, in a gift set with 50 ml Eau de Parfum plus 100 ml each Frothy Shower Gel and Body Sorbet. $55 at 99perfume.
Get it before it's gone: a gift set in the now-discontinued Guerlain Shalimar Light, including a 50 ml Eau De Toilette plus 100 ml Body Lotion & 100 ml Shower Gel. $33 at FragranceX.
Even if you wanted to pay full price, you'd have a hard time finding this one anywhere else: the Yves Saint Laurent 2008 Eau d'Orient limited edition of Opium, Opium Poesie de Chine (above left). $45 at Scentiments.
Cute as the dickens: Nanette Lepore Shanghai Butterfly, in a gift set with 100 ml Eau de Parfum plus Eau de Parfum Pen, 75 ml Hand Cream (above right). $57 at FragranceNet.
R, does Hermes do 15 ml bottle Discovery Sets with non-Hermessence fragrances?
Yes, definitely — I've seen them at Neiman Marcus, and fairly recently. But I think there has only been 1, maybe 2 such sets, so you can't get all the Hermes feminines that way, and I can't find any such sets on the Hermes website so don't know what is in the set(s). IIRC, 24 Faubourg & Caleche?
I was hoping for more of a pick and choose kind of thing… I would go for some of the Jardin and Orange scents, but only in the small bottles. I step into Neiman Marcus on average once a year, but maybe I'll see what they carry in the way of Hermes next time I'm at the mall.
No, nothing like that so far as I know. I'm pretty sure last I looked there was just the 1 set, and wish I could remember all 4 of the scents in there but pretty sure Orange wasn't one of them. They ought to do a coffret now for the 3 Jardins — hope they will.