Valentine’s Day fragrance gifts 2014

A few gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, in case anyone is in need of (scented) inspiration. Do feel free to comment and tell us what present you’d most like to get!

Diptyque + Macon & Lesquoy brooch

From Diptyque, a brooch you can scent with your favorite fragrance: “Our new hand embroidered Rose brooch was developed in partnership with jewelry designers, Macon & Lesquoy. Perfume the ceramic drop and enjoy your fragrance all day long.” $55 at Diptyque

Read the rest of this article »

Shop for perfume

Luckyscent Parfums Raffy

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

Read the rest of this article »

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…

Read the rest of this article »

Holiday fragrance gifts 2013, part 1

It’s Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day — take your pick. Whether you’re shopping or not, it never hurts to look, right? As we usually do, we’re kicking off this year’s string of holiday gift posts with a bunch o’ scented bath & body products. More to come over the next few weeks!

More holiday shopping ideas: check out EauMG’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Natural Beauties.


Escentric Molecules Body Washes

From Escentric Molecules, Body Washes in the brand’s 01, 02 and 03 fragrances: “…the main ingredient is Energen. This in conjunction with the fragrance helps give the product an unprecedented four-in-one action; each wash is simultaneously energising, moisturising, cleansing and fragrancing.” At Barneys, $45 each for 200 ml…

Read the rest of this article »

Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel ~ scented body product review

rose petals with dew

It’s no secret that I’m a rose-lover, as well as a longtime Lush shopper, so there was little chance that I’d be able to ignore Lush’s limited edition Rose Jam Shower Gel. Rose Jam’s fragrance is an “indulgent blend of rose, vanilla and lemon leaves,” the same blend that shows up in Lush’s Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (cleverly named for Rowena, one of Lush’s product inventors) and Rose Jam Bubbleroon (a solid, dissolvable bubble-bath treat). The ingredients for Rose Jam in its shower gel format include real rose absolute, Egyptian geranium oil, Sicilian lemon oil and vanilla pod infusion.

I’ve sampled Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, but somehow never got around to purchasing a full tub — the “body conditioner” idea just doesn’t work for me, somehow. I’ve sniffed the Rose Jam Bubbleroon in stores, but never brought one home, because I don’t take baths all that often and anyway, the per-bath cost of Lush’s bubble bars is a bit prohibitive. On the other hand, I scooped up a medium-size bottle of Rose Jam Shower Gel and I’m trying to restrain myself from a return visit to Lush to grab more, more more…

Read the rest of this article »