Holiday fragrance gifts 2013, part 6

Our series of holiday gift posts continues with more travel sizes and coffrets, plus a couple solid perfumes and one more fragrance subscription program. There are two more posts to go: budget options / stocking stuffers and luxury items.

If you missed them, check out Part 1: scented body products, Part 2: travel sizes & coffrets, Part 3: home fragrance, Part 4: gifts for men and Part 5: teas & sweets.

More shopping ideas: see the Scented Hound's Gift Guide.

Hermès L'Ambre des Merveilles coffret

From Hermès, a gift set in the L'Ambre des Merveilles fragrance, with 15 and 100 ml bottles of Eau de parfum plus Perfumed body lotion and Perfumed shower and bath gel. $149 at Hermès.


Terry de Gunzburg Lumière D’épices travel spray set

From Terry de Gunzburg, Lumière D’épices in a travel spray set, with two 8.5 ml Eau de Parfum refills. $149 at Barneys.


Serge Lutens travel atomizerEstee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia travel spray

At left, from Serge Lutens, Iris Silver Mist, Ambre Sultan, Féminité du Bois or Forreau Noir in a limited edition travel atomizer.  $135-190 with two 30 ml refills, at Serge Lutens. At right, from Estée Lauder, Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia in a 20 ml travel spray, $55 at Macy's.


Marc Jacobs Honey solid perfume necklace

From Marc Jacobs, a solid perfume necklace in the Honey fragrance: "A collector's item. This is a solid perfume featuring Marc Jacob's signature Honey scent in a pretty limited edition necklace." £31 at John Lewis in the UK.


7 Virtues Custom Blend Box

From 7 Virtues, a Custom Blend Box: "Launching in honour of International Day of Peace, The 7 Virtues Custom Blend Box contains all four award-winning fragrances made with natural essential oils from nations which are rebuilding. Create your own signature peace fragrance by combining the scents." With 30 ml Middle East Peace plus 15 ml each Vetiver of Haiti, Noble Rose of Afghanistan and Afghanistan Orange Blossom, all in Eau de Parfum. £66 at Selfridges in the UK or $85 at Lord & Taylor in the US.


Tory Burch solid perfume pendant

From Tory Burch, a solid perfume pendant in her new signature fragrance: "A statement piece. A pendant with a graphic pattern of gold-toned fretwork on a woodgrain design, it swivels open to reveal a solid perfume. The fragrance captures classic elements in unexpected ways. Feminine and tomboy." $150 at Tory Burch.


Tauer Perfumes Explorer set

From Tauer Perfumes, the Explorer set, with three 15 ml bottles (you pick the fragrances) for $138. At Tauer Perfumes.


Olfactif subscription sample set

The Olfactif subscription program: pay $18 a month, get samples of three niche perfumes plus an $18 discount towards a full bottle purchase. Discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions, at Olfactif.

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  1. Holly says:

    The 7 Virtues sounds interesting. I love the concept, and I like each scent represented and blending and layering is such fun. But gee, I just ordered Une Rose de Kandahar from Andy Tauer (among others). Hmmm ….

    Olfactif. Now that sounds like a great gift. We’re iced in here …. does Santa have an email address? He must!

    • Robin says:

      Hey, congrats on your Tauer!

      Santa *must* be on Twitter, at least ;-)

      • Holly says:

        Thanks, Robin. I await my Discovery set with trepidation!

        • Robin says:

          Those sizes are very swappable, but hope you’ll love them all.

  2. Omega says:

    I haven’t tried that Hermes I don’t think, Robin, have you? Did you like it?

    I wouldn’t mind the EL purse spray:).

  3. Merlin says:

    So Iris Silver Mist and F.N will be more expensive than the other travel atomizers?

    This is a winning post – I want at least 3 from this one! (20ml Tuberose Gardenia, Lutens F.N and while you are at it – could you throw in the Tauers too?) lol!

    • Robin says:

      Yeah, figures, right? And I want that Iris Silver Mist.

  4. Squirrely says:

    Good price on the Tuberose Gardenia (love small sizes that aren’t irrationally priced.) Nordstrom has it as well and I’ll probably get it for my mother for Christmas. Thanks for the post.

    I keep asking Santa for a coffret of eau de merveilles and its assorted flankers, but he and the execs at Hermes must not be on speaking terms…

    • Robin says:

      It’s a very good price. Might actually be less per ml than the regular, which would be strange. Did not pull out calculator to check though.

      Having that same problem w/ Santa.

  5. AnnieA says:

    Was tempted by the gift set in the L’Ambre des Merveilles fragrance, but in Canada it was $165. Instead, I bought the 50 ml as the Bay was having one of their infrequent cosmetics sales…

    • Robin says:

      Yeah, sure wish I’d run into that set at one of the big fragrance discounters! Congrats on your bottle.

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