Holiday fragrance gifts 2016, part 2

Part two in our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts features home fragrance items, all sorts. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

Byredo Saints candles

From Byredo, the Saints candle collection (“For Holiday 2016 Byredo presents three new fragrant candles inspired by veladoras, prayer candles or seven-day candles”), with Rosewater (rose and geranium), Incense (incense, eucalyptus, guaiac, labdanum, amber and patchouli) and Altar (clove, carnation, ylang, papyrus and vetiver). 400g, $140 each…

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Diptyque Kimonanthe ~ fragrance review

Even the most jaded perfumistas like myself are not immune from the occasional jerky motion or drool as we read about a new fragrance. I’m sometimes brought out of the glazed-eye/nodding-off stage when a new perfume is by a house I love and a perfumer I admire, has a great list of notes and a well-done backstory. Diptyque Kimonanthe, the newest fragrance in the La Collection 34 series, sparked desire (and hope) for all these reasons.

Diptyque provided me with some of my earliest (and greatest) niche perfume experiences: I’ve owned (or own) L’Eau Trois, L’Ombre dans L’Eau, Olène, Ofrésia, Oud Palao, Tam Dao, Philosykos, Oyédo, Eau d’Elide, Eau Lente, Jardin Clos, L’Autre, L’Eau and Virgilio. I won’t even mention countless candles and gallons of Essence of John Galliano room spray…

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Scented advent calendars 2016, part 1

I know, I know — it’s still early October! And we won’t start our “official” series of holiday gift posts until Black Friday, but since advent calendars tend to launch early and then sell out quickly, it’s worth doing some advance planning if you really want one. Part 2 will be coming up later this month. (Please note that some of these calendars are not available in the US. Advent calendars are more popular in the UK than in the US).

Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar

From Molton Brown, the Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar: “Start the magical countdown to Christmas with our luxuriously curated advent calendar. Beautifully wrapped, our bestselling blends are waiting to be discovered.” £150 at Molton Brown in the UK…

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