The big Tom Ford gift for 2008: the Tom Ford Private Blend coffret, with 2 ml rollerballs in each of the 12 original Tom Ford Private Blend fragrances. Says Tom, "Private Blend is my own scent laboratory; it's where I have the ability to create very special, original fragrances that are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making. Private Blend is designed with the true fragrance connoisseur in mind." Ok? $225 at Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus.
And the budget Tom Ford gift for 2008: the wonderful (despite being constrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making) Gucci Pour Homme, packaged here with a 50 ml Eau de Toilette + a 200 ml All Over Shampoo. $45.90 at Beauty Encounter.
Tom Ford is too run-of-the-mill? For the movie fan with a sense of humor, check out the Hitchcock Psycho soap 3-pack at Chase Street Soap Co at Etsy. It was originally created as a Halloween limited edition and is only available through 12/15, and includes the solid red Blood Bath bar (which promises to dye the water red), the coconut and chocolate Norman Split Personality bar, and the fruit-scented Boy's Best Friend bar. $18.
A home fragrance gift for a romantic, the Left Bank votive set from the Charlotte Moss collection at Agraria. "Introduced with fresh top notes of crisp lemongrass and crushed Pink Peppercorn Blossoms, the mid notes of Frankincense and Patchouli surround you as Cashmere Wood warms the Background." Three 1.7-oz votives in a "keepsake jewelry box" lined with marbleized paper, $60.
And the stocking stuffers: on the left, Boss Lady Bubble Bath ("Cool down with a hot soak. After a long day on the range, sink into honeysuckle scented bubbles enhanced with Cactus Flower and Sage.") Currently on markdown from $11 to $7.20 at Sesto Senso. On the right, a trio of Schweppes lip balms from Sephora (Pink Grapefruit Seltzer, Tonic Water, and Lime soda), $16.