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The Ultimate 2010 Fragrance Gift Guide & Giveaway

The time has come, my fragrance-obsessed ladies, to highlight the best notes of the season. It’s time to sniff, test and enjoy all the many scents the world has to offer — and then go shopping!

I hope you have as much fun reading through this as I did finding all the items. Shown below are the “popular as pop” scents as well as the more niche, harder to find than the Holy Grail variety (because we know that the audience out there is picky).

And all are perfectly giftable (if you’re greedy, just scroll down to the very end to find out more about the delicious giveaways valued at over $170!).

Belle D’Opium Gift Set– YSL’s newest , an updating of the Opium name. More pretty than sexy and should appeal to many. A floriental but also it’s a bit of a chypre which is rare these days. Mostly floral and spice but the chypre’s oakmoss makes a small appearance . The set has a large 3oz EDP as well as a mini spray ( .034 oz) and a travel purse spray (.025 oz). $ 95.00

By Kilian Set A way to have your Kilian fix on you at all times. This refillable silver portable atomizer is a limited edition (a black one is available year round) and comes with 4 refills in your choice of the five scents from Kilian’s superbly crafted “L’Oeuvre Noire” collection . Each included refill is .25 oz . $ 155.00

Lola Marc Jacobs Perfume Bracelet– Solid perfume fun for your wrist or just to carry in your bag. For the whimsical person in your life. Give a long lasting solid perfume that’s decorative at the same time. $ 42.00

Kenzo Flower Set– One of the most popular perfumes, now in a pretty holiday set. Set features Eau de Parfum in 3.4 oz, Creamy Body Milk in 3.4 oz and a perfume mini
$92.00

DKNY Be Delicious Coffret- The well loved Be Delicious in a set to keep you supplied well into the New Year. These sell out every year, so shop fast. Set includes : two 0.3 oz Be Delicious Minis, and two 0.3 oz Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Minis. $38.00

Balenciaga Paris Holiday Set- One of the biggest and most well done perfume releases of the year in a set of 2.5 oz EDP spray, 6.7 oz body lotion all in a showcase box. ( I’ve seen some sites also show a mini replica of the fabled Balenciaga bag in a coin purse as part of the set). $130.00


Lavanila Limited Edition Vanilla Passion Fruit Fragrance Set – The limited-edition set offers a tropical rendition of the Lavanila classic, The Healthy Fragrance and introduces new exclusive, The Healthy Body Butter in a ready to be gifted package. $60.00


Clinique Click and Be Happy Set – Cute gift giving made easy. You get three fragrances and three lip glosses, all of which can be interchanged. The perfumes are roller balls in Happy, Happy Hint of Citrus and Happy Wealth of Flowers. The gloss is Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss, Cabana Crush, and Clearly Pink. This set is at Macys Clinique Counters and Macys .com only and is Limited Edition. $28.00

Annick Goutal Noel Candle: A true classic. One of the prettiest holiday candle scents, it’s the fresh forest with a little citrus kick, thanks to mandarin orange and Siberian pine notes. There’s nothing artificial smelling here. Released each year in a new design, this years’s is gold embossed all around for a rich look. $65.00 ( Comes with a Matching Room Spray).

Chanel Perfume Wardrobe- What I want most under my tree each year and have yet to buy. This set has five minis of Chanel’s iconic perfumes in the purest form—parfum. A can’t be beat price for pure extraits. You get a size each of Allure, Coco, N. 5, N. 19 and Coco Mademoiselle. $ 155.00


Michael Kors Very Hollywood Rollerball Duo- Perfume and gloss. Pop this in the make up bag and you’re ready to go. That it’s sparkling Very Hollywood and a pretty peach/nude gloss makes it even better. A true bargain at $18.00

Nest Blue Garden Candle for Autism Speaks– Autism is a cause dear to the hearts of many of us at Beautystat. My beautiful Godson is autistic. This candle by Nest smells of a lush, dewy garden with notes of of blue hydrangea, hyacinth, and forget-me-nots, fresh green notes and a dew drop accord , and 100 % of profits go to Autism Speaks, the nations leading autism advocacy organization. This is a gift that gives twice. $ 32.00


Angel by Thierry Mugler Dazzling Lights Ring-
Part of the holiday Mugler Show collection and adorned with 70 CRYSTALLIZED™– Swarovski Elements, this solid fragrance ring of the iconic Angel brings the bling along with the fragrance. This is Limited Edition and only at Saks Fifth Avenue. $65.00

Patch NYC Stag candle– A 100 % soy, super fresh smelling Christmas tree still in the forest scent. Strong and brisk with Siberian fir, cilantro , and citrus. $ 32.00

Gucci Guilty Shimmering Powder Body Brush – A shimmering powder in Gucci’s newest perfume to dust away with. $ 40.00

Dior J’Adore Set– A lush white floral classic beloved by many. Set includes 1.7 oz EDP, 1.7 oz shower gel and 1.7 oz body milk in a mini Dior bag. $ 79.00

Jo Malone Bath Oil collection– Pamper her with gorgeously scented bath times. You get 5 oils in the fragrances of Lime Basil and Mandarin, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Noir, Red Roses, Orange Blossom, and Vanilla and Anise ( each oil is 1 oz). $ 85.00

Burts Bees Solid Perfume– Brand new from Burts and the perfect stocking stuffer. Four scents in all including Naturally Happy, a blend of Brazilian Orange, Grapefruit, Rose petals and Cedarwood. Each solid is $9.99 , currently at Ulta stores and Burts Bees online.

We are giving away one of the EACH to complement your holiday party attire (or you can use them as gifts that will knock their socks off):

– Angel by Thierry Mugler Solid Perfume Ring with Swarovski Crystals.

– DKNY Be Delicious Be Delightful Gift Set with 1.7 EDP and 3.4 oz Body Lotion

– 1.7 oz bottle of Lola by Marc Jacobs

To WIN, simply enter a comment below to tell us why you need win these items. It’s simpler than buying peppermint bark…promise!

Diane Artzberger, The Beauty Alchemist

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  1. I love parfumes and can never buy one for myself because I support me 3 children off a limited income 🙁 BUT i can always TRY to win them!:)

  2. I am a single mom of two beautiful girls that I know I am a role model for, so I always chose to carry myself like a lady and a lady should smell as nice as she looks. I have been in school the past two year after being laid off from job and all my time and money is divided by school, household expenses and my girls. This would be something for me!

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