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Scented Luxuries: A Fragrant Shopping Guide

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The holidays can be the best time to stock up on your favorite fragrances and scented products. There are a lot of great deals on fragrance sets, and more and more products are available in purse sprays and solid perfume compacts, which I love because they’re easy to carry and a little lighter on the wallet, too. 


Perfume Sets
Perfume sets are a great way get a lot of bang for your buck, and a sure way to please a fragrance lover. 


Versace Versense deluxe gift set, $85 at Nordstrom. A good deal on a lovely perfume. 


Jo Malone Cologne Collection, $95 at Nordstrom. A nice gift for the Jo Malone fan and appropriate for both sexes. 


Chanel N°5 Timeless Elegance set, $125 at Macy’s. How can you go wrong with Marilyn Monroe’s favorite scent? 


Marc Jacobs Daisy gift set, $85 at Sephora. A touch of spring in the middle of winter. 


Ormonde Jayne Belle of the Ball gift box, £102 (about $170) at the Ormonde Jayne Web site. Available in all Ormonde Jayne Fragrances except the new Tiare, there is also a Beau of the Ball gift box for men in Ormonde Man. Luxurious and exclusive, you can’t go wrong for the belle or beau in your life. 


Purse Sprays, Rollerballs, and Solid Perfumes
I love the ease and convenience of these little gems, and they are the perfect gift for the well-traveled perfumista! 


Juicy Couture traveler set, $50 at Macy’s. I love the first Juicy fragrance, and this one-ounce bottle with a charm is adorable. 


Nordstrom jeweled fragrance atomizer, $25 at Nordstrom. With three colors and a good price, you can decant your favorite fragrances easily! 


Ormonde Jayne travel purse sprays, £54 (about $90) at the Ormonde Jayne Web site. Four elegant 10-milliliter purse sprays of your favorite Ormonde Jayne fragrance. Available in most of the collection, at Ormonde Jayne, including Champaca, one of the most elegant fragrances I’ve ever come across. 


Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume pen, $45 at Sephora. One of my favorite perfumes; best in small doses, so this is perfect. 


Teo Cabanel Alahine solid compact, $120 at The Posh Peasant. Ah, Alahine, now in a beautiful golden compact. 


Bond No. 9 The Scent of Peace Swarovski circular token compact, $300 at the Bond No. 9 Web site. With 750 glittering crystals, this compact is sure to attract oohs and aahs. 


Michael Kors Very Hollywood solid perfume cocktail ring, $40 at Sephora. In other words, think pink! 


Est?e Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss solid perfume, $195 at Neiman Marcus. The latest Private Collection fragrance in a pendant necklace inspired by a piece of Est?e Lauder’s jewelry. 


Leslie Blodgett Bare Skin solid perfume, $35 at Sephora. Smell the beach in a cute solid perfume compact. 


Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies solid perfume set, $100 at Sephora. Who doesn’t love a snow bunny? 


Est?e Lauder Sensuous touch-on solid compact, $250 at the Est?e Lauder Web site. This delightful fragrance is a best seller and the rose gold compact is very collectible. 


Bond No. 9 Now and Forever pocket spray, $85 at the Bond No. 9 Web site. Available in ten of Bond No. 9’s most popular fragrances, this chic gold purse spray is a guaranteed winner. 


For the Bath and Shower
I love bath bombs, shower steamers, and body scrubs, but don’t forget the restorative power of a good soak in your tub after holiday shopping. 


Luverly Bath Bomb, $5.95 at Lush . Jasmine, ylang ylang, and gardenia. Yum. 


Kiss Me Klimt, $6.95 at Lush. Ylang ylang, roses, and gold dust. Guaranteed to add sparkle to your bath. 


Silent White Bath Bomb, $5.95 at Lush. No sprinkles, no flowers, just floral citrus creaminess. 


Shower Steamer Sampler Set, $18.95 at Angel Face Botanicals. Pop one of these little steamers in the corner of your shower for a wonderful experience. All the fun of a soak in half the time, with no bathtub ring! 


Philosophy Candy Cane, $16 at Sephora. A minty-fresh, ultra rich, three-in-one shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath. A holiday free-for-all at a reasonable price! 


Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily bathing soak, $75 at Nordstrom. Put this on your wish list! 


Hello Kitty Bag, bath gift set, $9.99 at Target. I’ve got a Hello Kitty lover in my family who would love this! 


Enchanted Forest Super Invigorating Body Scrub, $18.95 at Angel Face Botanicals. Love hiking in the woods? Enchanted Forest will transport you to your favorite pine getaway the minute you crack open this sturdy little jar. 


Shea Body Scrub, $20 at The Body Shop. A staple for dry, dull winter skin. If you buy one, you get one for half off; you can’t beat that! 


This list of deals is just the tip of the perfumed iceberg. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give a gift of luxury and elegance to your friends, and don’t forget about a small holiday gift for yourself!

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