Our series of holiday gift posts continues; today we're covering home fragrances of all sorts. If you missed them, here are links to part 1 (scented body products), part 2 (travel sizes & coffrets) and part 3 (more travel sizes & coffrets). Coming up next: men's fragrances.
The 2011 holiday collection from Diptyque: Epinette in green ("Echoing the aromatic freshness of its needles and the resinuous notes of its pine cones, the Spruce Tree candle promises a wintry runaway in the depths of the wood."; in 3 sizes $32-$275) or Perdigone in red ("Concentrate of warm and fruity notes around a spiced plum that deliciously perfumes the house. Absolutely comforting in the depths of winter."; in 2 sizes $32-68).
From Esteban Paris, a reed diffuser in their Cèdre fragrance: "Esteban Paris Scented Bouquets are designed to diffuse luxury fragrances into your home. Each gift box includes a vase, its deco filler, a ceramic cap, 20 perfume sticks (8.5"h) and a scented bouquet refill 250ml/8.45 fl oz". $59 at Rain Collection.
From Santa Maria Novella, two winter-themed room sprays: at left, Natale — "Santa Maria Novella Natale Ambiance Spray evokes a christmas mood with fresh notes of sweet orange, almond, clove and cinnamon perfectly rounded with hints of carnation, musk and vanilla." and at right, Inverno — "Santa Maria Novella takes you to Geneva for the Holidays! Crisp cold snow, frosted cypress tress and winter spices make up this fresh and pungent blend. The most wonderful fragrance!" $80 each for 100 ml at Aedes.
From Fornasetti, a 'Scent Sphere' in the limited edition Cammei Oro design. It is meant to be used with incense sticks, scented rocks, or diffusing oil with ceramic wick (and I am not clear on whether or not any of these items are included). £350 at Selfridges in the UK.
From Carrière Frères Industrie, candles in Ebony, Firewood, Lily of the Valley, Tiare, Tomato and Tuberose. $45 each (50 hour burn time) at Luckyscent. (And apparently this brand is one of Oprah's favorite things for Holiday 2011)
At left, from The Laundress, a new laundry detergent scented with Le Labo Santal 33 (and don't forget, they also make one in Rose 31). $45 for 16 oz at Beautyhabit. At right, from Thymes, Magnolia Fig & Vetiver Home Fragrance Mist: "Evoking a hidden reserve dense with life and mystery, this eco-friendly, low VOC mist layers an alluring fragrance of rich woodland flora throughout your home." $16 for 85 g at Thymes.
From Joya, the limited edition Army Candle Project: "A striking double-candle housed in vintage British Army soap dishes marked 1945. Two scents are poured in a natural soy wax blend: Dawn (Amber Absolute) and Dusk (Bitter Orange Leaf) . The candles are packaged in British DPM camouflage that has been tailored by hand in the size of a traditional handkerchief. This can be used as a coaster for the metal candle, which may become hot while lit. Finally, the item is wrapped in olive green paracord--a simple, practical gesture reminiscent of Japanese packaging. Only 100 have been produced, and each fabric wrap is stamped and numbered." $68 each at Joya.
From Etsy, hanging lavender sachets shaped like kitty cats. £8.50 each at the inkmeup store, where you'll also find lavender sachets shaped like seagulls, squirrels, owls, magpies, cottages and ravens (and a search will reveal oodles of lavender sachets at other Etsy stores as well).