Scentarium 2018, a Perfumed Holiday Gift Guide

Scentarium 2018, a Perfumed Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift to indulge the senses of your loved ones? Scents have the power of carrying our memories no matter how much time has passed. Our Scentarium 2018 is filled to the brim with meaningful perfumed gifts for all budgets, and includes some natural options.

Scentarium 2018, the best fragrance gifts

1. Philosophy Fresh Cream With Cashmere at ULTA ($40.00): Surprise your loved ones this holiday season with this exclusive scent. An indulgent aroma is inspired by Philosophy’s most-loved Fresh Cream with an extra hint of coziness. Featuring notes selected to make you feel pampered and downright at home, the composition opens with juicy tangerine, nestles into cashmere wood with accents of orchid and comes to rest on a velvety base of vanilla bean, creamy sandalwood and skin musk. A perfect gift for the fans of the Hygge movement.

2. JVxNJ by John Varvatos ($74.00 / 75 ml):  This special edition is the result of the collaboration of award-winning musician Nick Jonas and creator John Varvatos. The fragrance is inspired by the duo’s multi-faceted lives spent traveling and immersing themselves in pulsing cities and vibrant cultures. The JV x NJ cologne captures the confidence, style, and energy of the modern man. The scent opens with a clean, watery freshness that contrasts with the aromatic notes of the heart. In juxtaposition, the rich and diffusive sandalwood notes bring contrast and anchor the fragrance with a long-lasting warmth. With a signature flask bottle and a composition that celebrates the courageous, confident, and contemporary spirit of the modern man, JV x NJ is the perfect gift for those who embrace nostalgia and crave new adventures.

3. Destress Express Spirit Essence by Intelligent Nutrients ($45.00): Calling all green beauty lovers! We all know how hard it is to find a well-balanced scent that is also an all-natural formula. In the world of perfume, this often translates into expensive juices or overpowering scents for those who aren’t used to the world of essential oils. However, Intelligent Nutrients has found the perfect balance between an organic perfume and a fashionable scent. Destress Express is a cooling aromatic spray for hair, body and personal environment made with peppermint, spearmint, ravintsara, cardamom, cinnamon, chamomile, lime, and vanilla and red raspberry flavors. This unique combination makes the perfect stimulating, uplifting and calming eau de toilette, with the added benefits of the antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties of the essential oils. {This is an all-natural product certified organic by the USDA. Made in USA}

4. Natura Brasil Pitanga Água ($50.00): This beautiful and well-rounded fragrance is an all-over body spray with a refreshing and exhilaranting scent. Água (or water in its native language) lifts the spirit with the bright freshness of aromatic Pitanga, an exquisite Brazilian flower, enhanced with notes of mandarin and cassis. Subtle, yet not overpowerihg, this is a feminine yet light scent. Água is the perfect gift for those who love subtle aromas that give back to a social cause (NaturaBrasil works with local Brazilian communities to obtain their raw materials.)

5. Ten Days of Tocca ($50.00, available at ULTA): This gift set is a delightful introduction to Tocca’s cult products in discovery sizes. A wonderful selection of miniatres that range from luxurious eau de parfums to indulgent hand creams, it also includes the brand’s newest hair fragrance for an indulgent experience to gift and to share. Ten Days of Tocca includes: 2 mini rollerballs in Maya and Cleopatra; 4 min sprays in Stella, Giulietta, Emelia, and Florence; a 15 ml miniature of Colette; a hair fragrance mini spray in Florence, and two mini hand creams in Cleopatra and Bianca. A magnificent gift to discover the opulence of the Italian house of perfumes, it is the perfect gift for those who like to express their love for true luxury in an understated and subtle way.

6. Sabe Masson Soft Perfume in Les Petites Filles Modeles ($25.00): Sabe Masson has reinterpreted one of the classics in French children’s literature and converted it into a soft perfume. Its fruity citrus scent captures the images that were so vividly painted by the Countess of Segur  when she wrote about the lovely manners of these well-behaved little girls with rosy-cheeks by the vibrant air! With head notes of peach and bergamot, a heart of jasmine and mirabelle plum, and a base composition of musk and patchouli, this fragrance reminds me of those long and carefree childhood summers. An object of beauty, this portable perfume nectar is the perfect gift for the bookworm who appreciates the fine things in life.


Scentarium fragranced gifts 2018

7. Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Eau de Toilette ($69.00): Dressed in the same glamour as the late Elizabeth Taylor, this beautiful perfume based in the incredible life of the Hollywood star is the fragrance that dreams are made of. A wonderful blend of soft white florals   (narcissus, gardenia, and lilies) is married with the refreshingly crisp green notes that honor the actress’ bubbling personality. A true testament to her dazzling persona, White Diamonds proves that Elizabeth Taylor was larger than life. This fragrance, created specifically for the actress, is the perfect gift for those nostalgic of the 50s who enjoy feeling the glamour of yesteryear.

8. Rosy Rings Botanical Wax Curiosities in Bourbon Rose ($34.00): This is a truly special gift for the lover of everything scented. These botanical wax figurines evoke the cabinets of curiosities that became so popular in the XIX century with the advent of archaeological discoveries. A delicate homage to the traditions of the past, these handmade objects of art are carefully filled with real botanicals and perfumed with fragrance. With seductive heart notes of velvety rose petals and antique mahogany, the very unique scent of this delicate flowers is completed with hints of warm tobacco and amber. A lovely addition to be displayed on a dresser, vanity, or tucked safely inside a drawer to perfume delicates, they are the epitome of the pleasures of the senses. Packaged in a black box secured with an elegantly illustrated sleeve, they are the perfect gift for the lovers of everything vintage. {This is an all-natural product. Made in USA}

9. Wild Spirit Driftwood ($27.98): A fresh and airy scent, Driftwood combines salty ocean notes with sweet star jasmine and crisp mint notes. A beautiful and well-rounded composition that wears well from day to night, this fragrance is carefully crafted using essential oils of laurel oil, mandarin, lemon, spearmint, jasmine absolute and cedarwood. A perfect gift for the clean beauty lover who is looking for a signature scent, this eau de parfum is also vegan and paraben-free. {Made in USA}

10. Source Vital Meditate Essential Oil Roll-On ($12.95): This beautiful composition is in fact a perfume and a meditation essential oil in a convenient and portable format. A complex blend based on the stress-fighting and grounding properties of patchouli, this scented composition is created to stabilize the mind, stimulate the senses, and reawaken the creative spirit. With notes of lime, rosewood, bergamot and geranium, it is also great to fight the feelings of anxiety and mental fatigue. A wonderful gift for the yoga practitioner or the heavy commuter, its essential oils have already been diluted in carrier oil so it can be applied directly on the skin. {This is an all-natural product. Made in USA}

11. Goddess Garden Citrus Sunrise Essential Oil Roll-On Perfume ($14.99): A completely natural fragrance that has been created with scent in mind, Citrus Sunrise bottles up the memories of a childhood with its playful and careless spirit. A sophisticated perfume and not a traditional essential oil blend, it features notes of bergamot, grapefruit and palmarosa for a simple and crisp scent that feels good to wear and is also respectful to nature. Pair it up with Goddess Garden’s aromatherapy bracelets for a complete aromatic experience for your loved ones! {This is an all-natural product certified organic by the USDA. Made in USA}

12. AMO Ferragamo and UOMO Ferragamo holiday exclusive by Salvatore Ferragamo ($100.00): Paul Andrew dresses up the iconic Salvatore Ferragamo fragrances for a chic Limited Edition Holiday Collection. Playing with the senses, this limited edition reinterprets the fragrances outside the olfactory realm. Conceived as an evening dress, the patent black with striking gold studs at AMO Ferragamo speak about the passionate and optimistic young woman who fights for her dreams. The opening of the fragrance marries blackcurrant, rosemary, and unusual Italian bitter accords. An unexpected prelude to a tender heart of jasmine sambac and intense rhubarb, the base notes of Tahitian vanilla and creamy sandalwood complete a fun and adventurous eau de parfum.

UOMO Ferragamo, on the other hand, dresses up with four matte gold studs to dress its iconic bottle with an imaginary patent leather jacket. Made in Italy, this fragrance speaks of timeless elegance. With a savvy mix of mysterious top notes of black pepper and cardamom, middle notes of  tiramisu and base notes of cashmere, Salvatore Ferragamo celebrates the contemporary man with a timeless iconic sense of style. An ideal present for the discerning gentleman in your life.


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