As the Christmas season is approaching I start to think about the perfect presents I would like to gift to my family and friends. So I decided to write a series of articles about Winter Holiday shopping which I hope will help you in deciding on a present for your dearest ones. Check here for scented candles suggestions that might be worth considering as a Christmas surprise for a candle lover. Today I’d like to suggest a couple of fragrances in travel-friendly sizes, perfect to carry with you.
A perfect and luxurious, travel-friendly perfume gift is a Discovery Set from Neela Vermeire Creations. The set consist of a 10ml bottle of a truly oriental & spicy Trayee, 10ml of deliciously fruity and playful Bombay Bling, which is a really sassy composition and a 10ml flacon of rich and opulent rose that is Mohur. This lovely set is available through Neela Vermeire Creations e-boutique at a cost of 85€ for France and other EU countries, 90€ for Switzerland and the rest of the world.
From one of my favorite houses – Carner Barcelona you can purchase a friendly voyage set. It’s created with two 15ml glass flacons of Tardes and Rima XI. Each of them comes with an atomiser and in fact those small bottles are designed to remind the actual flacons of Carner Barcelona line. Even their caps are made of genuine wood, just like in full-sized offerings. These two miniatures are packaged in a lovely white box with the logo of the brand and a silhouette of a plane. The expense for this set equals 75€. Possible to purchase at Carner Barcelona, First in Fragrance,
Due to Andy Tauer problems with shipping full bottles to many countries he came up with an idea of Explorer Set. This option doesn’t cause Andy any trouble in terms of delivery so that he can satisfy those that couldn’t get a pentagonal bottle because of the postal restrictions. Explorer Set gives you the opportunity to chose 3 scents from the Tauer Perfumes range (not all scents are available yet), each comes in a 15ml flacon with a sprayer and a metal cap. The additional treat is that Explorer Set is offered with a free shipping option. The total cost depends on the fragrances you pick, the prices vary from 34€ (46$) to 45€ (61$) for one travel spray. Available at Tauer Perfumes only.
French niche perfume brand Jul et Mad recently launched 5ml miniature versions of their three love-inspired perfumes: Stilettos on Lex, Amour de Palazzo & Terrasse a St-Germain. These miniatures are called Love Dose and they’re made of glass and are supposed to evoke the regular size flacons. Each of these little treasures is offered in a custom made box and lettering on the bottle is made with platinum. They don’t have an atomiser. 22,50€ for one, shipping fee included. They’re a great way to discover the creations before you splurge on a FB. Available at JUL ET MAD.
A jewellery maker Ann Gerard offers a coffret of miniatures of all three perfumes she created in collaboration with a famous perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. With this set you’ll be getting 9ml bottles of Cuir de Nacree, Ciel d’Opale and Perle de Mousse for a lovely value of 48€ ($65) The unfortunate thing is that the mini flacons don’t have a sprayer and come in a splash, which can cause problems in carrying it in a bag or applying in a rush. Available at Jovoy Paris, Beautyhabit, Luckyscent.
[note] I’m not affiliated with any of mentioned brands or stockists. Links to their shops were put to allow you make a purchase without searching if something happened to be to your liking.