Holiday Fragrance Gift Guide 2014

Still looking for the perfect beauty gift for the amazing ladies in your life?  Fragrance is a great choice!  If you know her favorite scent, or even her favorite notes, you can surprise her with a present she will enjoy every day!

Some perfect ideas are:

L'Occitane Arlésienne Eau de Toilette
L’Occitane Arlésienne Eau de Toilette

L’Occitane Arlésienne Eau de Toilette ($50 USD, 2.5 fl. oz.) — This eau de toilette is a feminine floral fusion, the embodiment of the woman of Arles –the Arlésienne. Elegant and mysterious, she leaves in her wake a unique trail that lingers wherever she goes. L’OCCITANE reveals her in a subtle bouquet of three flowers: the rose for her grace, the sweet violet for her mystery, and the saffron for her temperament.
Made with extracts of rose from Grasse, sweet violet, and saffron from Provence.

Available at

Strange Invisible Perfumes Perfumes of the Zodiac Collection
Strange Invisible Perfumes Perfumes of the Zodiac Collection

Strange Invisible Perfumes, Perfumes of the Zodiac Collection ($125 per perfume– This extraordinary collection consists of twelve botanical fragrances, each representing a sign on the astrological chart. Drawing inspiration from her fascination with the cosmos, Balahoutis was compelled to create this collection to convey the complexity of astrology through the art of botanical perfumery.

“I see the constellations of the zodiac as a palette of twelve mysterious essences. Like botanical essences, their content is complex and elusive. They somehow power aspects of our personalities and influence our lives certainly, yet without explanation.” – Alexandra Balahoutis, Perfumer and Founder

The twelve scents are intended to be layered and the wearer encouraged to choose the scent or scents they most admire, rather than feel limited to their sun sign. “We all have more than one sign layered within our personality much like the layers of a perfume composition. The Perfumes of the Zodiac collection lends itself to reflect that,” says Balahoutis.

Visit to learn more about your sign’s scent.


B.BALENCIAGA ($82 1 oz, $110 1.7 oz and $145 2.5 oz) The B.BALENCIAGA woman is mysterious and feminine. Confident in her form and free to express emotion and sensuality. The more she reveals, the more intriguing she becomes. Fresh and alluring, the fragrance opens with green notes of lily of the valley bell and violet green leaves accord. As B.BALENCIAGA evolves, the iris note reveals a powdery essence before drying down with darker woody notes of cashmeran woods.

TOP: Lily of the Valley Bell, Violet Green Leaves Accord, Green Edamame Accord

HEART:  Iris Root, Cedarwood Heart

BASE: Ambrette Seeds, Cashmeran Wood

Available at Sephora and specialty retailers.

Forever Vera by Vera Wang
Forever Vera by Vera Wang

Forever Vera by Vera Wang ($42, 1 oz and $49.50, 1.7 oz — Forever Vera is the essence of timeless beauty. Weightless with a sense of warmth, it feels sensual on a woman’s bare skin. Forever Vera’s classic elegance celebrates a woman’s most intimate moment of reflection. Forever Vera makes a woman feel beautiful in her own skin as velvety textures of white peach and gardenia blend with a splash of refreshing coconut water as a tender top note.

TOP: White Peach, Gardenia Brazil NP, Coconut Water

HEART: Orris, Blooming Lilac, Rum

BASE: Sandalwood, Tonka Beans, Skin Musk

Available at Kohl’s and Ulta.

Sofia by Sofia Vergara Gift Set
Sofia by Sofia Vergara Gift Set

Sofia by Sofia Vergara Gift Set ($60 USD) — Sofia by Sofia Vergara is a passionately constructed fragrance inspired by Sofia’s unrivaled beauty, charm and unforgettable magnetism.

The exquisite scent opens with a sparkling cocktail of cassis buds, juicy black berries and luscious plum nectar, to evoke Sofia’s playful energy.

The heart is a voluptuous floral blend starring Colombian Rose combined with the allure purple Violet and Colombian Luna Musica Orchid, creating a mysterious and exotic aura.

As the fragrance unwraps, earthy Woods are softened with the addiction of Toasted Prailine, Vanilla Absolute and creamy Sandalwood for a long lasting and unforgettable finish.

Set Contains:
1 Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4oz;
1 Body Lotion 3.4oz;
1 Eau De Parfum Pencil Spray 0.34oz.

Notes: Blackberry, Sparkling Cassis Buds, Plum, Purple Violet, Colombian Rose, Colombian Orchid, Earthy Woods, Vanilla, Sandalwood.

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Are you picking up any fragrance gifts this year?

Valentine’s Day Fragrance Gift Guide Part 2

Here are some more ideas for great fragrance gift ideas for Valentines Days.  The following scents are all glamorous and very romantic.  My favorite is the Princess Night.  I love the glitzy bottle and the sweet, yet sexy scent.

Vera Wang Lovestruck ($78., 3.4 oz)  Inspired by a modern-day twist on Romeo & Juliet, Vera Wang Lovestruck is for the romantic modern-day girl looking for her prince charming.  The ad campaign features Leighton Meester, the star of Gossip Girl, whose character Blair is always searching for true love. The notes are:

Top: luscious pink guava, heavenly angelica flower, mandarin

Mid: delicate tuberose, lotus blossom

Base: precious woods, white musks

Available now at Ulta and

Vera Wang Princess Night  ($60., 1.7 oz)   Inspired by the sparkle of the city lights at night, Princess Night is for the edgy girl who loves to have fun. The bottle is covered in deep purple glitter, capturing her bewitching essence, part mischievous and all sparkle. The notes include:

Top: Wild Berries, Watermelon, Sweet Raspberry

Mid: Velvety Jasmine petals, Spicy Orange Blossom, Passion Rose

Base: Crushed Sugar, Sensual Musk, Vanilla


Calvin Klein forbidden euphoria ($80 3.4 oz) A playful interpretation of the iconic euphoria fragrance, forbidden euphoria is modern and sexy, perfect for the girl who wants to be noticed. This fruity floriental’s bottle has been exposed to reveal its outer layers and seductive curves.

Top: mandarin, passion fruit and touches of iced raspberry

Mid: hypnotic bouquet of tiger orchid and jasmine

Base: addictive patchouli with a sophisticated blend of musks and cashmere woods

Available now at Macys and  Enjoy!