Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 7

Our second-to-last holiday gift post for 2014 includes stocking stuffers and cheap thrills. Our final post, hopefully tomorrow, will be the luxury edition.

Dana Tabu, four sizes

From Dana, the classic Tabu Eau de Cologne, in a number of sizes, all affordable: 15 ml for $5.99, 35 ml for $11.50, 90 ml Violin bottle for $19.99, or 75 ml “Nostalgia” bottle for $18.50. At Dana Beauty

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 5

The ‘miscellaneous’ gift selection: today we’ve got solid perfumes, plus tea and chocolate, and a few things that just don’t fit anywhere else.

Lush Lust solid

From Lush, the jasmine bomb Lust in a solid perfume tin: “It’s virtually unheard of for a perfume to be this sexy. Seriously, we have really done it this time. Lust is a heady mash-up of rich florals and a warm, woody base that lasts on the skin for hours and hours. LUSH perfume and co-founder Mark has been working on jasmine fragrances for years, and this time he’s gone all the way. Unabashedly sexy, Lust stirs an inexplicable carnal yearning. Resistance is futile.” $11.95 at Lush in the USA

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, part 29

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. Today’s post includes collector items from Viktor & Rolf, Trish McEvoy, Roja Dove and Kate Spade.

Viktor & Rolf 2014 holiday edition of Flowerbomb

From Viktor & Rolf, another holiday edition of Flowerbomb, this one “presented in a multi-faceted glittering bottle, creating an exquisite collectable gift for any fragrance lover. The bottle is encrusted with a delicate layer of gold dusting.” £73 for 50 ml Eau De Parfum at Harvey Nichols in the UK. (You can see the other holiday 2014 Flowerbomb bottles here and here)…

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L’Occitane Arlesienne ~ perfume review

L'Occitane Arlesienne

L’Occitane’s new Arlésienne is the brand’s first pillar fragrance for women in a good long while (they’ve been occupied with La Collection de Grasse and limited editions and whatnot). It reportedly celebrates the women of Arles in Provence, and draws inspiration from traditional Arlésienne dress and the Venus of Arles; it was introduced in conjunction with a Christian Lacroix exhibit, L’Arlésienne, at the Chapelle de la Charité.

The opening of the Eau de Toilette is fruity and tart (rhubarb, maybe?) and vivid — it’s a happy fragrance, and even happier on a paper blotter, where the top notes linger…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, part 26

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. Today’s post includes collector items from Jo Malone, Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher and The Body Shop.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Holiday 2014

From Jo Malone, a holiday edition of Pomegranate Noir: “The bottle celebrates the frosted fantasy of the season. Swirling patterns of winter frost embellish the glass, juxtaposed with an opulent cherry-red cap and ribbon.” £86 at Selfridges in the UK…

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