Holiday Fragrance Gift Guide 2011 — Including One By Snooki!

Perfume is a classic holiday gift.  Below are some new fragrances that would make great gifts.  From scents that smell like the holidays from Demeter, to a fun Harajuku Lovers perfume ornament to an actual perfume by Snooki (which is very sweet, but smells pretty good), you can find something perfect for the perfume lover on your list!

Snooki by Nicole Polizzi ($45 USD) Inspired by her favorite treats (no, not pickles) comes the namesake fragrance by Nicole Polizzi, Snooki. This premiere fragrance embodies the essence of Snooki from head to toe (all 4 ft 9’inches of her). The perfume formula is playful, flirty, sweet and sexy, created with delicious notes reminiscent of sweet cotton candy from the boardwalk.  Categorized in the fragrance world as a “fruity gourmand,” to Snooki, it is simply “the kind of fragrance that makes gorilla juice heads want to cuddle up next to you.” Launching November 10th on HSN and available November 25th in Perfumania stores and on

As the days get shorter and we prepare for the winter months, the smells of the holidays come to mind. Shopping for the perfect stocking stuffers that won’tbreak the bank is a must!  You can now get the aromas of the season and the perfect holiday gifts for under $20 dollars from the Demeter Fragrance Library ($20 for 1 oz)!

The sweet spicy scent of Gingerbread wafting from the oven, the fruity aroma of a warm Mulled Cider, and the crisp cold smell of the freshly fallen Snow meld together to create the warm, holiday ambiance. It’s the wonderful bouquet of holiday smells that remind us most of those cherished memories from years past, and with these fabulous stocking stuffers, you won’thave to miss them! Demeter’s Fragrance Library includes an array of holiday scents sure to satisfy, including: Apple Pie, Cranberry, Egg Nog, Christmas Tree, Fireplace, Gingerbread, Mulled Cider, Snow, and Christmas Bouquet. Watching your figure this Thanksgiving? Indulge in your favorite sweet treats completely guilt free! Visit

Harajuku Lovers Jingle G ($25 USD) Make your Holidays super kawaii with Jingle G, the newest fragrance from Harajuku Lovers. All dressed up in a supercute and sparkly “Santa” suit, Jingle G features a built-in hook making her the perfect holiday ornament and stocking stuffer! Top: tangerine, gardenia, and whitestar fruit Mid: jasmine, orange blossom, and honeysuckle Base: vanilla, cedarwood, and laosbenzion tears Availability: Sephora and

ck one on the go spray ($15 USD) Intuitive in both design and function, the 20ml ck one on-the-go bottle is slim and lightweight. the innovative format reinterprets the iconic ck one bottle into a modern,portable handheld, making the original fragrance more free-spirited than ever before. Top: bergamot, cardamom, tangerine,freesia and lavender. Mid: green tea accord, violet, rose and orange flower Base: musk combined with amber Availability: Sephora .

Chloé Signature Solid Perfume Necklace ($60 USD) This delicately engraved locket is a luxurious case holding the Chloé signature solid perfume. featuring the original, distinctive notes of rose, the necklace presents a new way to wear perfume, a new ritual. a smart and timeless gesture. Top: rose, peony Mid: lily of the valley, magnolia Base: amber, cedarwood Availability: Selected authorized Chloé retailers.

Nightfall by Susan McCray Eau de Parfum ($65 USD) is a remarkably alluring and mysterious fragrance. From the moment this hand blended, one hundred percent natural,chemical free scent touches your skin you feel transformed. Your inner beauty and confidence shine like the BELLALIQUE™ stone trimmed bottle top that adorns Nightfall’s French crystal bottle. Nightfall Eau de Parfum is a medley of the very finest ingredients, including White Jasmine, White Rose, Bergamot (a unique citrus fruit found in the coastal region of the South Italy), Blackcurrant buds (which are taken from dormant fruit buds of the blackcurrant bush) and just a drop or two of Ylang Ylang (extracted from the Cananga tree flower). The Nightfall 2 oz. spray comes beautifully cased in a stunning blue box. The packaging is hand fashioned of eco-sensitive material. Visit to purchase.

Spadaro Sole Nero ($135.00, 100mL eau de parfum; $40, body lotion; and $45, candle) The Journey: Inspired by a trip to Sicily, this fragrance is rooted in the sweet and succulent citrus fruits savored each day as well as an unforgettable dinner near the heat of Mount Etna.

The Notes: Sunny Italian Grapefruit and Bergamot are imbued with a precious spice accord of White Pepper and Cumin. Enveloped by tender Musk and comforting notes of Sandalwood, Almond and Vanilla.  Available at and

Fall 2011 Fragrance Guide Part 2

Balenciaga Paris L’Essence ($130.00 USD)  The essence of the Balenciaga signature fragrance, inspired by the Balenciaga fashion jewels, reflects the high quality and savoir-faire of the brand. The bottle of this leathery violet scent has a reflective, raw effect, as pure as a sharp-edged jewel made of hematite.

Top:  violets leaves, pimento berries
Mid:  leathery facets of labdanum
Base: cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus in September 2011 and at all specialty stores starting in November 2011.

Bottega Veneta ($130.00 USD), the eau de parfum, evokes the suppleness and sensuality of the house’s renowned leather goods. The fragrance, a leathery floral chypre, marries the olfactory language of the Venetian countryside—fresh meadows, mown hay, flowers, earth, and wood The bottle itself, inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe.

Top: pink peppercorn, bergamot, lily of the valley
Mid: jasmine, leather, patchouli
Base: oak moss

Available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in September 2011 and at all specialty stores starting in November 2011.

Celine Dion Signature ($33.50 USD) This fragrance is inspired by the extraordinary connection that Celine has with her fans. As memorable and timeless as Celine Dion herself, this fragrance is a classic and elegant with modern sophistication. This makes it truly unforgettable.

Top notes: Mimosa, pink lady apple, guava
Heart: Rose essence, jasmine, magnolia
Base: Sensual musk, amberwood and sandalwood

Available at Walgreens

Heidi Klum Shine ($35.00 USD) An effervescent floral Oriental fusion, perfectly reflecting Heidi’s sparkling vivacity and soft sensuality.

Top notes: mandarin, pear, pink pepper
Heart: mimosa, lily of the valley, sunflower
Base: vanilla, tonka, musk

Available at Walgreens.

Diane von Furstenberg’s Diane ($45.00 — $95.00 USD) opens with bold notes of Frangipani, an exotic floral discovered on a trip to Bali. Frangipani is intertwined with subtle notes of Violet, giving the scent a fresh feel. The fragrance’s feminine power is enhanced by base notes of myrrh, musk and patchouli.

Top notes: frangipani
Heart: violet
Base: myrrh, musk and patchouli

Purchase at Sephora.

In honor of Halloween and the fall season, you won’t find any more unique fragrances than those of the Demeter Fragrance Library!  With scents like Funeral Home, Tootsie Roll, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Pumpkin Pie and mixing Golden Delicious PLUS Caramel (to make Caramel Apples!), you will be sure to “invoke the spirits” of scent memory! Visit to purchase. Enjoy!