The 'miscellaneous' gift selection: today we've got solid perfumes, plus tea and chocolate, and a few things that just don't fit anywhere else.
From Lush, the jasmine bomb Lust in a solid perfume tin: "It's virtually unheard of for a perfume to be this sexy. Seriously, we have really done it this time. Lust is a heady mash-up of rich florals and a warm, woody base that lasts on the skin for hours and hours. LUSH perfume and co-founder Mark has been working on jasmine fragrances for years, and this time he’s gone all the way. Unabashedly sexy, Lust stirs an inexplicable carnal yearning. Resistance is futile." $11.95 at Lush in the USA.
From Aesop, Marrakech Baume de Parfum: "Perfumed cream that is richly scented with the aromas of the warm desert city of Marrakech: Clove, sandalwood and cardamom. Apply a small amount onto pulse points as required." $77 for 10 ml at Aedes.
From De Atramis, Tobacco ink: "De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 35ml glass bottle. This is a dark brown color that leans yellow, with a tobacco pipe scent." $12.95 at Goulet Pens.
From Ted Baker, the watermelon-scented Jemina case for iPhone 6. $19.95 at Proporta.
From Perfumies, the "Good Enough to Eat" solid perfume gift pack, with five solid perfume sticks (Vanilla Ice, Honeybunch, Text Me, Buttercup and Champagne Wishes). $35 at Perfumies, where there are 7 more sets including "The Botanicals" and "The Clean & Fresh".
At Amazon, a chocolate scented makeup bag. $23.79.
From Charbonnel et Walker, Rose And Violet Truffles: "Ethereal floral flavors infuse these traditional English truffles, enrobed in the finest dark chocolate and finished with crystallized rose and violet petals." $22.10 at Lord & Taylor in the US or £11 at John Lewis in the UK.
From Kusmi, Tsarevna, their holiday limited edition tea for 2014: "The tsarevnas, daughters of the tsars, used to journey to the heart of the Imperial Russia for Christmas celebrations. They would go to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg – the birthplace of Kusmi Tea - where an immense tree would be hung with Christmas decorations. Tsarevna is a Russian blend that takes its inspiration from that time. Today Kusmi Tea celebrates that 19th century tradition by presenting its limited edition Christmas Tea inspired by that era, a Russian blend of black tea, spices and orange." $34.95 at Kusmi.