Today, the first of two luxury posts that will wrap up our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts. As always, we're listing the luxury items in price order, so today is (relatively) affordable luxury, and part 8, to follow on Friday, will be the crazy expensive luxury. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!
We are starting off easy, with a refillable purse spray from Annick Goutal: "A precious, elegant and travel-friendly accessory that you can take everywhere!" Comes with the purse spray and two 8 ml refills. Available in Petite Chérie, Eau d'Hadrien and Rose Pompon; $60.
From Lancôme, the "X-Mas edition" of the ever-popular La Vie Est Belle. 50 ml Eau de Parfum for €86 (about $91) at Douglas in Lithuania.
From Esteban, Black Tonka, a collector bottle of 2006's Tonka fragrance: "For Tonka’s 10th anniversary, ESTÉBAN created a 100 ml limited edition celebrating this iconic fragrance. A revisited version of the bottle, the cap and the packaging to glorifie [sic] the perfume, that remains unchanged. Ripened under a tropical sun, marked by its passage in the ships holds, the precious tonka bean conceals a velvet heart..." In Eau de Parfum, €120 (about $128).
From Guerlain, 100 ml of Nahéma Eau de Parfum in the bee bottle: "Nahéma, the perfume creator's favourite fragrance, paints the most beautiful portrait of roses dedicated to a woman. Jean-Paul Guerlain loved roses to the point of adoration. It took this creator four years to develop this rich and sumptuous women's fragrance whose main olfactory note gradually transforms into a haunting presence. Nahéma is an enigmatic elixir whose muse is an oriental rose with spellbinding charm." $142 at Neiman Marcus.
From Thierry Mugler, the Angel Jewel Star: "Enter a bold new universe with the Angel Jewel Star. The decadent scent and disruptive edges of this brilliant silver bottle collide to empower her and unveil the seductive temptress within." 75 ml for $185 at Nordstrom.
From Byredo, the 1996 collectors box: "Byredo presents a unique collector's box for the holiday season composed of three vials of 1996 Eau De Parfum and an engraved red leather spray. 1996 Eau De Parfum is inspired by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's "1996 Kirsten" photograph, which depicts the angelic face of a young girl. The emotional response to this image is captured within this earthy, ethereal, and slightly confectionary fragrance. Includes three travel-friendly vials [12 ml] and engraved red leather spray." $190 at Barneys. (If this is not luxurious enough for you, do consider Byredo's $330 Italian marble hand cream squeezer.)
From Victoria's Secret, the 2016 edition of Bombshell Luxe: "Sexy today, sexy tomorrow, sexy forever: it’s the Bombshell you love, now in a collectible, limited-edition design with colorful Swarovski® crystals." $250 for 50 ml.
From Frédéric Malle, leather travel cases made by the Italian company Valextra. Available to hold your 50 and 100 ml bottles, in six colors. Shown is the 50 ml case in Cobalt Blue, $280.
From Diptyque, the Une Nuit Chez Diptyque edition of the Baies candle: "This limited-edition Baies candle is housed in a glossy black Virebent vessel, embossed with stars. 10 stars are hand-painted in gold." 1500g / 150 hour burn time, $350 at Bloomingdales.
From Giorgio Armani, 100 ml of Rose d'Arabie Eau de Parfum along with a matching candle, "beautifully packed in wooden box which can be used as a decorative object". $380.