Hostess Gifts for the Perfumista
It seems that everyone I know is visiting friends this season. Fragrance makes a lovely hostess gift. But what if you don't know exactly what scent she'd like? Try the following sets, which allow her to channel her inner perfumista to find - or develop - a scent that is hers alone.
A portable perfumery - nine gorgeous fragrances, nine different scent personalities. Just mix and match them to suit your mood. Kit comes in a sleek white rectangular plastic case that contains 9 x 3ml EDT vials. Comes with a leaflet to tempt and guide. $30
A deluxe sampler of Ineke's first four fragrances. Adorably alphebetized, the scents included are After My Own Heart, Balmy Days & Sundays, Chemical Bonding, and Derring-Do for Men. The 1.5 mL spray samples come in adorable sliding matchboxes, with blotters and a soft bag for travel. Best part? The $12 fee includes shipping and is fully redeemable toward the scent you liked best!
Aroma M '11 Years, 11 Fragrances' Sampler Set
Aroma M Perfumes specializes in Japanese-oriented eaux de parfum and perfume oils, accented with East Asian packaging and décor. Now, you can try "11 fragrances 11 years", an exquisite limited-edition sampler box set. Discover all 11 fragrances in mini-flacons (large vials), each one candy-wrapped and twirled closed in its own patterned Yuzen paper wrapper, chosen to match the style and colors of each scent’s fragrance ingredients. Available only through February 14, 2007. $40
The ultimate gift for the chic fashionista and fragrance connoisseur. Bond’s perfumista’s custom blending box includes a selection of their most desirable fragrances* in refillable, travel-ready, foil-wrapped spray flacons, and one comes empty—so you can mix your own Bond blends. As an added bonus, they throw in favorite blending recipes. $240.
*(Broadway Nite, Central Park, Chelsea Flowers, Chez Bond, Chinatown, Eau de New York, Eau de Noho, Fashion Avenue, Hamptons, Little Italy, Madison Soiree, New Harlem, Nuits de Noho, Park Avenue, Wall Street and West Broadway)Happy visiting and scent-sampling!