We're starting off this year's holiday gift series with scented body products of all kinds, and as always, do add any of your own recommendations in the comments! There are seven more posts to come.
My own favorite, just for the spiffy packaging: Cartier La Panthére Powder De Parfum Étincelante. "A shimmering La Panthére Perfume Powder leaving on the skin a velvety veil. A product offering a new sensual gesture, to be layered with the Eau de Parfum and the Shimmering Eau de Parfum for a perfect ritual." $75 for 100g at Neiman Marcus.
From Rodin Olio Lusso, a prettily-packaged trio of limited edition face oils: "This holiday season Linda wanted to showcase her family of face oils in limited edition half size bottles packaged in cartons wrapped in three of her favorite vintage prints. Jasmine & Neroli, Lavender Absolute, and Geranium & Orange Blossom face oils can each be purchased as a standalone stocking stuffer, or give the gift of the trinity." $89 each for 15 ml at Rodin.
The classic Chanel No. 5 in the limited edition Fragments d'Or gel: "A silky, shimmering body gel scented with the now and forever fragrance and accented with delicate flecks of golden glitter. [...] Apply N°5 GOLD FRAGMENTS on pulse points or across the décolleté . . . anywhere you want to highlight." I am guessing quite a few perfumistas will be buying one for themselves this year? $90 for 250 ml at Chanel.
From Cinq Mondes, the Aromacology Bath & Shower Oil Collection, with five 30 ml bottles of Phyto-Aromatic Shower and Bath Oil (in the scents Java, Atlas, Bangalore, Siam and Kyoto). "Relieve tension and maintain silky-smooth skin with CINQ MONDES Aromacology Bath & Shower Oil Collection. Featuring five unique formulas, this set includes essential oils that aid in establishing and maintaining healthy skin while vitamin E relieves dryness and fights free radicals. This precious set is an ideal holiday gift for yourself or loved ones." $33 at Dermstore.
From Weekends & Chocolate, Artisan Bath Fizzles in the Nightcap Dreams fragrance, with sandalwood, whiskey and oak. "A forbidden dance in the starlit shadows of dusk, crisp and warm sandalwood intertwines with threads of hynotic whiskey and oak. Embrance the longing to step into an edgy, atmospheric world as this sensual vision enraptures your soul and soothes the mind. Just drop two or three into your bath to activate their comforting aroma and moisturizing properties." $28 for 350g at Bigelow Chemists.
From Compagnie de Provence, a Black Tea Ceremony gift set, with 300 ml liquid Marseille soap, 300 ml hand cream and 180g candle, all scented with black tea and blackberry. €54 at Compagnie de Provence. (I could not find this gift set in the US, but you can find all the separate components at Amazon.)
From Aesop, the Concord gift set: "The Concord Gift Kit references the Robber Cave Experiment, examining ways in which we can initiate harmony when social situations go awry. It comprises three harmonious products that work well together for top-to-toe care." With 200 ml A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, 75 ml Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm and 60 ml Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol. £45 at SpaceNK, or $70 at Need Supply.
From Memo's new bath & body collection, the Kedu fragrance in Gentle Body Wash ($62), Smooth Body Cream ($69) and Soft Hand Cleansing Gel ($48). 250 ml each, at Memo Paris.