The Scented Salamander Perfume Holiday Gift Guide 2008 - Part 2 {Shopping Tips}

Here is Part 2 of our Holiday Perfume Gift Guide 2008, expanding on the theme of (indispensable) fashionable perfume accessories. Please check here for Part 1.

1 - Estée Lauder Collectible Butterfly Perfume Compact filled with the solid perfume of Beyond Paradise created by perfumer Calice Becker. $350, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

2 - L'Occitane Limited Edition Golden Branch Mini Pomander. This open-work vinaigrette looks much more substantial in reality and has a nice patina and weight to it. Insert one of the two clay beads that come with it, sprayed on with a scent that inspires you. You can wear it as a necklace, a bag pendant or hang it on a door knob or wherever you think it will look good and waft delicately. $20 at L'Occitane...
"A fragrant holiday jewel
During medieval times, the ladies and lords of Provence wore pendants filled with musk or amber called a "Pomander". This fragrant jewel had legendary magical virtues of protecting and empowering the wearer. A simple, perfect gift for that special person.

Perfume the ceramic ball with your favorite L'Occitane Eau de Toilette or Home Perfume.

The Mini Pomander can be worn:
• As a precious jewel around the neck
• In your purse or bag
• On a door handle
• As a holiday ornament"

3 -Urban Outfitters Fragrance Pocket Watch. "Each of these etched pocket watch-style lockets are filled with a richly scented solid fragrance and topped with a satin bow. Wear them on their own or layered to create a signature scent. Choose from Lily of the Valley, Cassis Bud or Yuzu Flower. Imported. Spot clean. 2.8"l; 4.4"circumference". $18.

4 - Hermès Wide Enamel Bracelet in Silver and Palladium Plated (2.5" diameter)
Ref. 107203FP0565 $495.00. These bangles are decorated with a scrolling motif of antique perfume flacons. Available in three variations of color and metal. Available online at

5 - Estée Lauder Youth-Dew Garden Cameo Compact. One of their limited-editions for the Holidays. Approx. dimensions: 1 3/8"W x 2"H x 1/2"D. An American classic and the predecessor of Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, then Cinnabar. $85, available at Nordstrom.

6 -
Urban Outfitters Scalloped Mirror Tray. You can use it as a vanity perfume tray. Make sure to display perfumes that are bottled in opaque glass as light is murder to them.

"Dainty and delightful, inspired by vintage designs, our Vintage Scalloped Mirror Tray features carved plastic handles and a felt-backed mirrored surface. Metal feet at the base. Imported. Wipe clean. * 19"w, 8.5"h, 2"d * Mirrored glass, plastic, metal. $36

7 - Agraria Balsam TasselAire. A revisited home fragrance using an original textile support. Balsam offers an interesting contrast of notes described as "a refreshing & luscious marriage that combines the essence of a sweet balsam, Californian redwood, a hint of French sage & the bouquet of white flowers. Named by The American Society of Perfumers in 2005 as the Best Home Fragrance of the Year." $35, available at

Agraria had wonderful potpourri boxes shaped as Tuscan villas earlier on this fall, but they are all out of stock now. They are nevertheless worth a glimpse.  

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