It’s Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day — but either way, window shopping never hurts. We’re kicking off our annual string of holiday gift posts with scented bath & body products. More to come over the next few weeks!
From Frédéric Malle, Dries Van Noten Par Frédéric Malle Body Butter: "This unique perfume of natural sandalwood, saffron, vanilla, Peruvian balm, and patchouli heart lends itself well to the form of an extra rich body cream, rich in shea butter and beeswax. This extraordinary comfort and silk like richness encapsulates the vision of Dries Van Noten’s world." At Barneys, $185.
From Robert Piguet, Gardénia de Robert Piguet Silkening Body Lotion: "Treat the skin to the luxuriously fragrant Gardénia de Robert Piguet Silkening Body Lotion. This sumptuous new scent lightly moisturizes with nuances of lily and ylang ylang when it first touches the skin. Its eponymous white flower, Gardénia creates a sensational heart that grows more alluring as Madagascar vanilla ebbs gently through the senses. Finally, black leather, Cashmeran and softly spiced woods create a warm and sensual base." At Neiman Marcus, 200 ml for $50.
From Byredo, hand creams in the brand's Blanche, Bal d'Afrique and La Tulipe fragrances: "BYREDO hand cream is a luxurious 30ml tube that gently soften the hands and divinely scent them. This smart travel-sized tube is easy to carry every day." $35 at Luckyscent.
From Pelle Designs, "soap stones" in a variety of fragrances. At left, Lilac/Sweet Birch Nugget: "The color is a soft and cloudy lavender-blue and its scent is a combination of fragrant berries, woodsy birch, mixed with a touch of ginger." $8. At right, a gift set of 8 bars: "Classic color/scent combinations included are Jade/Eucalyptus, Amber/Cedarwood, Crystal/Unscented, Aquamarine/Camphor, Citrine/Lemon Basil, Onyx/Cassia, and Rose Quartz/Grapefruit." $56. Both at Pelle.
From Ortigia, Gelsomino (jasmine) Body Cream with Olive Oil (above left): "Infused with olive oil, this rich body cream has floral fragrance notes of jasmine grandiflorum. Presented in a clear bottle decorated with Sicilian art work in black, this body cream is a fabulous gift idea for any occasion along with more skincare in the Gelsomino range." 300 ml for $62. Or, Sandalo Bath Oil (above right): "In a clear bottle adorned with Sicilian inspired decoration in black, this oil beautifully moisturises the skin and fills the room with rich notes of sandalwood, cedar, teak & vetiver. Combining natural avocado, olive & castor seed oils, it is a wonderful gift idea for any occasion along with more luxury skincare in the Sandalo range." 200 ml for $49. Both at Amara.
From Molton Brown, "Festive Bauble" Body Wash bulbs you can hang on your tree: "A decadent, invigorating bath and shower gel incased in a festive bauble blended with yuan-zhi and cedarwood oil." Shown is Ylang Ylang, also available in Orange & Bergamot, Black Peppercorn, Frankincense & Allspice, Templetree, Eucalyptus, Pink Pepperpod and Gingerlily. $15 each at Molton Brown.
From Hermès, shower gels from the Jardin fragrance series: Un Jardin en Méditerranée, Un Jardin sur le Nil, Un Jardin Après la Mousson and Un Jardin sur le Toit. 200 ml for $52.
From Guerlain, Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle: "Lightly scented with the fragrance of the tiare flower, this tinted spray mist instantly dresses legs in a deep, natural-looking tan. Drying instantly, Jambes de Gazelle refreshes and revives your legs, providing a sensation of lightness and energy. Banish the pasty winter skin effect and get a jump-start on summer." $62 at Bloomingdales.
From Lather, the "Six Soaps a Sudsing" set: "A limited-edition set of LATHER's most seasonal olive oil soaps packaged in an advent calendar-inspired gift box." With 4 oz soaps in clove, honey almond, orange peel, rose tangerine lavender, vanilla bean and wild mint soap. $38 at b-glowing.
From Balenciaga, body scrub in the Balenciaga Paris fragrance: "Refresh your skin with the delicate and sensual perfumed body scrub from Balenciaga Paris. A fragrance that is mysterious and fragile, yet leaves a lasting trail." $95 at Nordstrom.
From Providence Perfume Co, the "Bucket of Suds" gift set, with a natural silk sea sponge and five 30 ml bath and shower gels in Fern, Gin & Tonic, Chai Cocoa, Sandalwood and Stonefruit & Ylang. $30 at Providence Perfume Co.