Today, the first in our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts. We're starting off late (we usually start on Black Friday, but lateness is one of my personal themes for 2016) and we're starting off (relatively) cheap, with stocking stuffers and cheap thrills. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!
From Hiram Green, Dilettante in 10 ml Eau de Parfum: "Aglow with the gentle buzz of a luscious garden after a daytime rain shower, Dilettante, the latest all-natural scent from Hiram Green, is a delightfully playful tribute to the innocent joys of summer." $45 at Luckyscent.
From Tauer Perfumes, Majestic Tuberose soap: "A rich perfume blooming in pure vegan glycerin soap. Majestic tuberose is an amazing luxurious scent, playing with white flowers, softened by natural rose absolute and jasmine absolute. The perfume blooms wonderfully in soap and will fill any room with the seductive perfume of a basket of white flowers." 100 gr bar for $15 at Fumerie.
From The Body Shop, British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub: "Fresh, light exfoliating gel texture infused with rose petals. Polish, refine, and smooth skin with our British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub that boosts your natural glow." $24 at The Body Shop USA, but watch for sales — you can get it cheaper!!
From Lush USA, the Rosy Christmas gift, with a 100 ml Rose Jam Shower Gel and a small pot of Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. $18.95.
And also from Lush, a perfumista-worthy stocking stuffer — the Butterbear Bath Bomb: "Molded into a friendly bear, this bath bomb has a generous helping of cocoa butter to give you the softest bear hug imaginable. It's great for nourishing and protecting skin, no matter how long you stay in the tub, and has the same vanilla fragrance as our Butterball Bath Bomb." $4.95 each.
From Elizabeth and James, the Find Your Nirvana gift set, with four 3 ml rollerballs (Nirvana Black, Nirvana White, Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon). $28 at Sephora.
From Le Couvent des Minimes, a candle in the Eau Aimable fragrance: "The softness of orange blossom: a fruity and floral fragrance with a delicious, sparkling scent that conjures up sweet childhood memories." $18.
From Bvlgari, Omnia Paraiba in a 10 ml travel spray: "A colored gemstone that is a tribute to Brazilian femininity, where joy and beauty is a state of mind. A fresh and luscious floral-fruity scent that is inspired by the scents, colors and flavors of Brazil." $25 at Ulta.
From Confiserie Bonté, cherry blossom candies: "Hailing from western France, Confiserie Bonte is a fine confectionery manufacturer that specializes in old fashioned sweets (still partly made by hand!). Bonte (French for ''goodness'') products make ideal gifts for candy connoisseurs, gourmets with a sweet tooth, and anyone that appreciates delightful sweet treat." $5 for a 30 g tin at Smallflower.
From Maria Candida Gentile, a 15 ml bottle of Hanbury Eau de Parfum: "Inspired by visits to the Giardini Botanici Hanbury in Ventimiglia Imperia, Italy, a city located on the Northern Sea of Italy. Lady Dorothy Hanbury, entertained many notables of her day including Winston Churchill who loved to come every year in spring when the flowers were in full bloom." $45 at Indiescents.
From Sucré, the Candied Violet Chocolate Bar: "...this rich and delicious chocolate bar is layered with perfectly candied violet petals, making this a chocolate bar that is not only scrumptious but a visual masterpiece as well." 65% dark chocolate, $8 each.