Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 4

Our series of holiday gift posts continues with gift ideas for men, although there are plenty of “unisex” ideas in the other articles, and there are probably a few things here that women might like.

Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Traveller set

From Crabtree & Evelyn, the Indian Sandalwood Traveller set, with 8 ml Indian Sandalwood Cologne, 50 ml Indian Sandalwood Hair & Body Wash, 50 g Indian Sandalwood Shave Cream and 50 ml Indian Sandalwood Aftershave Balm. $26 at Crabtree & Evelyn

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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 2012, 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 already. If you missed them, check out part 1 (scented body products), part 2 (travel sizes & coffrets) and part 3 (home fragrance).

Cartier Déclaration in red leatherCartier Déclaration in red leatherCartier Déclaration in red leather

From Cartier, “Cartier’s iconic masculine fragrance, Déclaration, is wrapped in a genuine piece of leather for a limited edition holiday experience.” $100 for 100 ml at Nordstrom

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Geo F Trumper shaving cream ~ scented body product review

Geo F Trumper shaving cream

Sometimes I thirst for luxury. I want a Corot in a gilt frame hanging next to my daybed where I can lift my eyes from a novel and stare at it. I want a mid-century arm chair upholstered in grass-green silk velvet at my desk. I want all my underwear replaced with the kind that doesn’t come three to a pack. Like most people, my budget isn’t up to major purchases these days, so when the itch for luxury needs scratched, I turn to peaches and speckled farm eggs. And George F. Trumper shaving cream.

I first heard of George F. Trumper — on labels as Geo F Trumper — in an article about Pauline de Rothschild, who favored Trumper’s Extract of Limes cologne.1 Trumper, a British company, also sells shaving supplies and even offers one-on-one shaving lessons. When I saw tubes of Trumper shaving cream lined up at a local perfume boutique, I bought the lime. Over the years I’ve also tried rose, violet, and sandalwood…

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