Holiday fragrance gifts 2013, part 2

Our 2013 series of holiday gift posts continues — today we’ve got travel sizes and coffrets, plus perfume subscription plans for sample-fiend perfumistas. If you missed it, check out Part 1: scented body products. Up next: home fragrance, probably on Thursday, then men's fragrance gifts coming up this weekend.

More holiday shopping ideas: check out Bois de Jasmin's Holiday Gifts Ideas from French Magazines.

Aedes de Venustas purse sprays

From Aedes de Venustas, a purse spray in the brand's signature fragrance or the newer Iris Nazarena. $195, includes three 10 ml refills, at Aedes.


Aerin fragrance coffret

From Aerin, a coffret with all five of the brand's new fragrances: "A limited edition set, this fragrance coffret includes five fragrances inspired by memories, created by Aerin. Whether evoking the feeling of sunshine on a long walk on the beach or the cosy peacefulness of a quiet retreat in the mountains, each fragrance tells a story." £70 at Selfridges in the UK.


Ellie D travel rollonsAtelier Cologne miniatures

At left, from Ellie D, Ellie and Ellie Nuit in travel-sized roll-ons, 7.5 ml Eau de Parfum with fabric pouch. $50 each at Luckyscent. At right, Atelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine and Vanille Insensée in deluxe minatures, $18 for the pair at Sephora.


Olfactive Studio Discovery Kit

From Olfactive Studio, a discovery set: "The Olfactive Studio Discovery Kit containing 4ml glass spray vials of all five Olfactive Studio eau de parfums, plus an accordion-style booklet with colour inspiration photographs of each of the fragrances: Flash Back, Lumière Blanche, Still Life, Autoportrait and Chambre Noire." $55 (CAD) at Etiket in Canada.


Macy's celebrity perfume coffret

A mixed-celebrity coffret from Macy's: "The stars come out for the holidays! Find three of the season's hottest NEW fragrances in this exclusive gift set including...Taylor by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber The Key and Minajesty Nicki Minaj." Each is in 10 ml, $35.


Jul et Mad Love Dose

From Jul et Mad, the "love dose": 5 ml bottles of Extrait de Parfum in Stilettos on Lex, Terrasse à St Germain and Amour de Palazzo. $29 each at Jul et Mad in France.


Get Bergamot subscription fragrances

From Bergamot, monthly subscription sampling plans: for $18 a month, get three sample vials (three scents from three brands) sent to your home. Buy one in full size, get the next month's samples free. Three month plans are $48; 6 month plans are $84, at Get Bergamot.


Fragrance Republic subscription fragrances

A slightly different sort of subscription plan, from Fragrance Republic: pay $29 a month, get a new exclusive fragrance, made by a well known perfumer, in 15 ml + 20% off future purchases. At Fragrance Republic.

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  1. lucasai says:

    I’d love the Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena travel spray!

    • Robin says:

      Gosh so would I — they did a great job on the packaging.

  2. mutzi says:

    I just wanted to let you know that the Aerin Coffret is available at Sak’s in the US.

    I would love the Ellie D scents.

    • Robin says:


      I would love those too…and wish she’d do a new fragrance.

  3. happy888cat says:

    The purse spray and Aerin coffret are so going onto my wish list!

    • Robin says:

      Good, hope you’ll get one or the other or both!

  4. Omega says:

    Purse spray looks fab, really fab! That Aerin coffret gets my attention as well. I need to try both lines! I love purse sprays with refills, your fave scent on-the-go. I just love the Kilian one, has a magnetic type closure I think on the cap..I just love the silver case as well.

    • Robin says:

      So far, do not love the Aerin line, but they’re nicely done & it would make a good present. But I’ll take the Aedes myself ;-)

  5. Marjorie Rose says:

    Well, at least the Macy’s set is fairly priced! (Just about only nice thing I can say about it, though. . . hope Santa doesn’t think I need one!)

    • Robin says:

      I am hoping Santa knows to give that to some young pop music fan, and to just give me the Aedes travel spray. Although I’d also take the Ellie D.

  6. hajusuuri says:

    I have travel spray envy with the Aedes one. I thought it only came in the original perfume but given that it is also available in Iris Nazarena, I will bump it up on my Wish List.

    The Olfactive Studio Discovery Set is also available at LuckyScent (as of last week). I am getting that from Santa this year ;-)

    Nice selection!

    • Robin says:

      I think we all have travel spray envy.

      Congrats on your discovery set, that will be fun!

  7. cazaubon says:

    Thanks for mentioning Etiket in Montreal – they are now my local niche shop and I want them to do well. The Olfactive Studio kit looks fab!

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