It’s Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day — take your pick. Whether you’re shopping or not, it never hurts to look, right? As we did last year, we're kicking off this year’s string of holiday gift posts with a bunch o’ scented bath & body products. More to come over the new few weeks!
From Guerlain, Liu powder spray: "...a light-as-air loose powder that enhances the face, body and hair with an iridescent golden veil. A mere press of the bulb releases the powder, leaving Liu's mesmerizing aromas in its wake: a composition of aldehydes, sensual roses, vanilla, iris and woody notes." $88 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
From Lady Gaga, the black bar soap in her new Fame fragrance. 142g, £15 at Harrods. I'm not sure you can still find it sold separately in the US — it might be sold out. It is included in the Fame holiday gift set, though.
From Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums, Carnal Flower Brume pour cheveux / Hair Mist: "Lighter than the perfume itself, this new application can be used as a means to use this extraordinary scent in a lighter fashion. It is particularly suited to summer use when one doesn’t always care to wear a heavy fragrance. True to Frederic Malle's idea of a luxurious perfume without compromise this hair mist contains a much heavier amount of perfume than any products of its category." $160 for 100 ml at Aedes.
From Aftelier, Ancient Resins body and hair elixir: "Ancient Resins was created for the great Leonard Cohen, who uses it every day. It features a very generous amount of organic frankincense, paired beautifully with Balm of Gilead (popular buds). Completing this fragrance are other resins that have been treasured since ancient times for their spiritual and healing properties: benzoin, elemi, and labdanum. This deep, rich, sumptuous, balsamic fragrance is in luxurious and non-greasy base of organic jojoba and fractionated coconut oil, which leaves a subtle veil on the skin and mixes beautifully with your own body chemistry." Available in a 50 ml pump bottle ($
45 40) or sample size ($4).
From SkinnySkinny, organic dry shampoo, available in Rose and Black Pepper, Grapefruit and Cardamom, Lavender and Rosemary, or Jasmine (not shown). $32 each for 128 gr, also available in a $9 travel size.
From Hand in Hand, bar soaps in Orange Blossom, White Tea or Lavender: "We love this triple-milled soap for its 100% natural ingredients, moisturizing shea butter and gentle glycerin, but most of all, we love it for its philanthropy. Not only does each palm-free, fair-trade-certified bar save fifty square feet of rainforest, but for every bar of soap sold, Hand in Hand donates a bar to children in developing countries to help prevent the spread of water-related illnesses." $9 each at Anthropologie.
From Crabtree & Evelyn, the Avocado, Olive & Basil Carry Case: "This attractive straw weave and cotton-lined carry case offers a delightful way to give the gift of revitalisingly scented and wonderfully supple skin. Our award-winning, shea-butter rich Avocado, Olive & Basil Hand Therapy leaves hands noticeably softer with each use, while our Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion will gently cleanse, condition, and moisturise to velvety smooth perfection." $55.
From Jurlique, the Hand Picked Rose Collection: "A bouquet of beauty for holdable hands and kissable lips. Our powerful duo rich in dynamic plant extracts will deeply moisturise and hydrate, leaving skin revitalised and refreshed." With 125 ml Rose Hand Cream and 15 ml Rose Love Balm, $39.