Once again, a drool-worthy holiday candle collection from Diptyque. At left, Pin ("fresh and familiar, green and resinous, the scent of pine needles and a hint of patchouli"); at right, Orange Épicée ("With its emblematic note of sour orange with a mix of essences of winter spices: Indian ginger, star anise from China, clove"). Not shown is Oliban, in blue ("A mystical and deep scent: the essence of lemon and elemi, incense and myrrh"). $68 each at Diptyque Paris.
For a more unusual take on home fragrance, the stink bomb from Cire Trudon: "With its sights firmly set on having fun with fragrance Cire Trudon has combined the concept of beautiful interior scent with that of the roguish notion of the stink bomb. For a humorous take on home fragrance and guerilla perfume anytime, anyplace, anywhere just break the glass vials, stand back and enjoy." Available in the Nazareth, Roi Soleil and Spiritus Sancti fragrances, $41 for 10 vials at Aedes.
For the Saks Fifth Avenue and/or Bond no. 9 fan: "Gathered together in one breathtaking, luxurious black leather box: a repertory of scents from the Saks Fifth Avenue Collection of six scents created for Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Texas. For those who value sparkle and shimmer, this is the ultimate gift." $1800 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Slightly more affordable, but still in the big bucks category, a gift set in the Tuscan Leather fragrance from Tom Ford Private Blend. Includes 100 and 240 ml Eau de Parfum sprays, a refillable atomizer with funnel and a candle. $975 at Neiman Marcus.
Taking things down a notch or two (or ten), a Roger & Gallet gift set, with 30 ml bottles of their Ginger and Bois d'Orange fragrances, plus matching soaps. In a zippered case, $55 at Caswell Massey.
Stay tuned, more to come!