Holiday fragrance gifts 2013, part 7

Our second-to-last holiday gift post for 2013 focuses on budget options and stocking stuffers. Next: luxury, coming up on Sunday.

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, Part 5: teas & sweets and Part 6: more travel sizes & coffrets.

More shopping ideas: see the Winter Holiday Shopping Guide at Chemist in the Bottle.

Yves Rocher Hammam Beauty Ritual Duo

From Yves Rocher's Hammam collection, a "Beauty Ritual Duo" with soap (scented with jasmine, rose and fruits) and Nourishing Argan Balm (scented with orange blossom). Normally $48, currently on sale for $25 at Yves Rocher.


Abahna Lilac Rose travel spray

From Abahna, Lilac Rose & Geranium Eau de Parfum, "A relaxing floral blend with seductive, exotic overtones of rose, the symbol of love." 10 ml for $18 at Beautyhabit.


Crabtree & Evelyn Iris solid perfume

From Crabtree & Evelyn, a solid perfume compact in the Iris fragrance: "Our Iris Solid Perfume Compact is a handbag must-have. Dab it on pulse points across the neck, wrist or décolletage to dial up the delicate Iris fragrance right then and there." $13 at Crabtree & Evelyn.


L'Occitane shea butter lip balm Mango FlowerL'Occitane shea butter lip balm Subtle Violet

From L'Occitane, shea butter lip balms in Mango Flower and Subtle Violet, $12 each at L'Occitane USA.


Pacifica Lotion Wipes in Indian Coconut Nectar

From Pacifica, Lotion Wipes in Indian Coconut Nectar (shown), Hawaiian Ruby Guava or Tuscan Blood Orange: "Easily wipe on lasting moisture and watch dryness disappear in seconds.  Simple to use, fast and portable.  Each biodegradable cloth is scented with Pacifica's signature fragrance blends and infused with coconut milk and skin loving naturals that will bring back your skin's youthful glow in an instant." $7 each at Pacifica.


Lush Sikkim Girls gift set

From Lush, the Sikkim Girls gift set: "Inside the keepsake balsa wood box, you’ll find a bottle of Sikkim Girls perfume and a luxuriously creamy Sikkim Girls body lotion. Inspired by the soft sirens who seduced a Darjeeling café owner's son-in-law simply with the subtle and sensual sway of their bodies, the Sikkim Girls fragrance is an exotic floral blend of jasmine, vanilla, Darjeeling tea and tuberose."  45g Body Lotion, 9 ml Perfume, $45 at Lush USA.


Illume mercury glass 3-wick candle in Woodfire

From Illume, a mercury glass 3-wick candle in Woodfire: "Seductive cedarwood and smoke accords mix with patchouli leaves and warm vanilla to kindle the ultimate fireside experience." $38 at b-glowing.


The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Perfumista fun, even if it's not perfume...The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That: "Richard Betts is one of fewer than two hundred master sommeliers in the world, but he’s no wine snob and he hates wine-speak. In the first book of its kind, he helps readers scratch and sniff their way to expertise by introducing the basic components of wine—the fruits, the wood, the earth—enabling anyone to discover the difference between a Syrah and a Sangiovese and get the glass they love every time. Humorously illustrated, with 16 scents, this irresistible gift puts the fun back in wine fundamentals." About $12 at Amazon.

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  1. lucasai says:

    Thank you Robin for recommending my Winter Holiday Shopping Guide about perfumes in travel-friendly sizes.

  2. kindcrow says:

    The Abahna lilac, rose, and geranium perfume sounds interesting. I can’t find any reviews. Has anyone tried it?

    • Robin says:

      I haven’t, sorry! But have liked some Abahna bath products.

  3. Merlin says:

    The Sikkim Girls set is cute!

    Has anyone used the L’Occitaine lip balm? I had one of the tinted ones in a tin and never managed to make it a habit to use it. So far only Badger lip balm has actually been effective for me but I need a change. The Rosebud Perfume ones look tempting but I have seen quite contradictory reviews of them. Any experience with these?

  4. sweetgrass says:

    That wine thing looks like fun! It just went on my wish list. Way more economical than the Nez du Vin set (

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