Our annual series of holiday gift posts continues with scented bath & body products. Still to come: cheap thrills, followed by luxury.
From Oriza L Legrand, bar soap trios ("L. Legrand soaps, enriched with organic Shea butter, won their universal reputation for their soothing qualities and absolute purity. Heralded in the first issue of Art and Fashion (circa 1890); the soaps from Oriza L. Legrand are so delicate you cannot be afraid to use them on the face.") in two fragrances, Verveine de Vénus and Mimosa Doré. Three 125g bars for $39.50 at Twisted Lily.
From Santa Maria Novella, scented talcum powders: "This wonderful old world talc is the perfect body powder, keeping skin fresh and dry. Lightly scented so as not to interfere with cologne." In Vetiver, Mint, Melograno, Rose, Gardenia or Iris, 300g for $45 at Aedes.
From Elizabeth and James, dry shampoos in Nirvana Black and Nirvana White. At Sephora, in 2 sizes, $14 / $28 each.
From Leona, a "make your own body butter kit", including fair trade & organic shea butter, organic unrefined coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, a body butter container and step-by-step directions. This kit includes lavender essential oil, but presumably you could scent the body butter howsoever you like? $40 at Nordstrom.
From Byredo, Hair Perfumes ("Enjoy the uplifting power of long lasting scents as they subtly diffuse throughout the day, amplified by the natural movement of the hair. Each hair perfume combines one of BYREDO’s signature scents with a unique silicone and polymer formula to create a light, invisible veil designed to leave the hair nourished and luminous whilst divinely scented.") in the brand's Blanche, Bal d'Afrique and Gypsy Water fragrances. 75 ml each, $62 at Luckyscent.
From Claus Porto, Madrigal (Water Lily) Body Moisturizer: "This ultra rich blend of sweet almond, olive, jojoba and soy oils is further enhanced with lecithin and shea butter to improve skin softness and flexibility, detoxify, and retain moisture." On markdown at Beautyhabit, $27.20 for 400 ml.
From Le Couvent des Minimes, Fresh Moisturizing Body Gel-Cream, in the rose & baies scent, Eau du Cloître. $18 for 200 ml at b-glowing.
From Lush, the Rose Jam Bubbleroon: "Inspired by delicious, handmade macarons, our Rose Jam Bubbleroon features our intoxicating rose perfume. It's based on a decadent traditional Turkish recipe for rose jam that our Turkish rose absolute supplier shares with us every year. Rose oil and rose absolute not only smell amazing but they're also fantastic for soothing dry, sensitive skin. The rosy fragrance paired with the reamy icing that sticks the two halves of this bubbleroon together make for a majorly moisturizing, softening and luxurious soak." $8.95 at Lush USA.