It's Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day — take your pick. Whether you're shopping or not, it never hurts to look, right? We're kicking off this year's string of holiday gift posts with a bunch o' scented bath & body products. Lots more to come!
To start things off, we've got the eminently covetable (and reportedly as good as it looks) Vol de Nuit Powder Spray from Guerlain: "Inspired by the legendary Vol de Nuit fragrance, this silky, ethereal loose powder creates a light-reflecting veil with a subtle iridescent finish. The powder is perfumed with the mythical Vol de Nuit fragrance. Apply on the face, body and hair for an allover glow!" $87 for 17.5 g at Nordstrom.
More shimmer powder: at left, the limited edition Lolita Lempicka Sparkling Body Spray Powder: "A subtle release of Lolita Lempicka' s classic licorice flower in a shimmering, loose spray powder. The ultimate sensory experience." $45 for 17.2 g, also at Nordstrom. At right, a budget version from The Body Shop, "The Sparkler", available in Boudoir Pink (shown) or Enhanting Gold and scented with their Japanese Cherry Blossom fragrance. $24 for 10 g.
More holiday (budget) joy from The Body Shop: the Candied Ginger collection, in a plethora of products including lip balm ($6), hand wash or shower gel ($8), hand cream ($10), bubble bath or body lotion ($12), body scrub or body butter ($18).
From L'Occitane, a hand cream trio from the Shea Africa Collection: "These limited edition hand creams capture the essence of three exotic flowers in a design that pays tribute to the traditional African fabrics. Energetic, poetic and colourful, these iconic hand creams will transport you to the distant lands of Burkina Faso where the L’OCCITANE Shea Butter story started 30 years ago." $32 at L'Occitane USA.
From Jurlique, Rose Love Balm: "A natural skin-loving salve that moisturizes, softens and protects dry or chapped skin. Infused with the natural scent of rose, this beauty booster can be applied to the lips, elbows, hands - or anywhere that needs a little extra loving care." $6.50 for 15 ml at Beautyhabit.
From Aftelier, Rose Face Elixir with Sandalwood and Frankincense: "Wonderful for both men and women as a restorative treatment for the face: easy to use, non-greasy, and great for travel... Featuring rose, sandalwood, and frankincense, our face elixir is in a base of rice bran, grapeseed, and rose hip oils, with squalene and seabuckthorn berry...Use on your clean face before bed and drift off to sleep in a light veil of fragrance that promotes relaxation." $40 for 7 ml at Aftelier online.
From Maoli Perfumes, flavored lip balms for the holidays, in Candy Cane Forest, Rice Pudding, Sugar Plum and Gum Drops. $5 each at Maoli.
From Caswell Massey, 1752 bar soap in Sandalwood: "Suitable for both men and women, this intriguing and exotic scent was once exclusive to the royalty of India. By utilizing the sumptuous gardens of rare sandalwood trees, Caswell-Massey distilled the exotic essence for the Sandalwood Collection." $9 at Caswell Massey.
From Bvlgari, a soap bar in their popular Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc fragrance: "Reassuring, comforting and intimate, it is a luxuriously elegant expression of sensory pleasure. The Eau Parfumée au thé blanc notes in a soft and rich lathering soap for men and women, that cleanses the skin while hydrating it." $27 for 150 g at Belk.
Next holiday gift post coming up on Sunday.