Holiday fragrance gifts 2013, part 4

Our series of holiday gift posts continues with gift ideas for the men in your life, although there are plenty of “unisex” ideas in the other articles, and there are probably a few things here that women might like. If you missed them, check out Part 1: scented body products, Part 2: travel sizes & coffrets and Part 3: home fragrance. Up next: fragranced teas and chocolates.

More shopping ideas: check out Persolaise’s round up of holiday 2013 fragrance gifts.

Acqua di Parma candle holder and Colonia candle

From Acqua di Parma, a candle holder fashioned from wenge wood and buffalo skin: “The wood’s strength and hardness, along with its black streaked dark hues, blend perfectly with the soft and compact brown buffalo skin that trims the entire edge. The leather has a discreet hot stamped logo.” £140 at Harrods in the UK, Colonia candle is sold separately, £53…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2010, part 3

Still shopping? Here are some more gift ideas, and if you missed them, check out Holiday gifts part 1 and part 2. And of course, more to come…

Joya & Vane perfume solids

From Joya & Vane, solid perfume lockets in Royal Jasmine (jasmine, tuberose, tonka bean, toasted marshmallow and sandalwood; watch chain, above center, $68), Starleaf (orange blossom, honeysuckle, jasmine, lily of the valley, honey and sweet musk; heart brooch, above left, $38) or Moro Blood Orange (blood orange, tangerine, yuzu, tiare flower, vanilla, blonde woods and musk; oval + perfume pin, above right, $38). All at Anthropologie

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2009, part 12

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US.

Czech & Speake No. 88 Limited Edition

From Czech & Speake, the No. 88 Limited Edition: “Czech & Speake presents its signature No.88 fragrance in a luxurious and distinctive hand blown and finely etched limited edition black crystal flacon. The 1930’s art deco and Lalique inspired design is superb with a unique yet subtle intertwining ‘88’ pattern and is finished with a classic white crystal stopper…”

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Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi, No. 88 and Frankincense & Myrrh ~ fragrance reviews

Czech & Speake colognes

There’s something strange about buying a perfume from the same people who manufacture your toilet bowl and bathroom sink. Imagine Kohler or American Standard coming out with a line of luxury perfumes in the United States — would anyone buy them? U.K. bath/kitchen fittings maker Czech & Speake has had great success with its home and personal fragrances, and today I’m reviewing three of Czech & Speake’s nine perfumes.

Citrus Paradisi

California grapefruit, coriander, pepper, patchouli, oak moss

Citrus Paradisi starts with intense grapefruit (smooth and rich) and spices (accent on the coriander); a ‘polite’ patchouli note and some sheer moss comprise the base notes. This is a pleasant, “warm” citrus cologne…

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