Weekly beauty gift guide: fragrances for him and her
Tuesday 13 October 2009
The big holiday rush is drawing closer -- to make Christmas shopping a bit easier this year, here is a first selection of special beauty editions hitting stores at the end of this month.
Lancôme's holiday editions center around the French label's perfumes, ranging from Hypnôse to Trésor, Miracle, Ô and Magnifique, including the respective eau de parfum, body milk and a mascara (sets priced from €51 to €75).
Cacharel's gift sets are slightly less expensive, with their Scarlett edition including the scent as well as two body creams and retailing at €49. The beauty label will also launch sets around their Amor Amor, Noa, Loulou and Anaïs Anaïs fragrances (none of them selling above €58). So-called 'miniature editions,' featuring just the respective perfume and retailing at €35 each, will also be introduced.
Viktor & Rolf have launched their new fragrance, Eau Mega, this month but their Christmas edition will still feature their best-selling Flower Bomb, probably a safer bet to drive holiday sales. The set, retailing at €87, will also include the Bomblicious shower gel and body milk.
Finally, Armani's holiday edition is maybe the most glamorous of the bunch. Under the motto 'Red Carpet,' translating into a festive, red-themed packaging, Armani Code and the new Idole fragrance will be put on the market. Both come with shower gels and body mils and cost just under €67.
The Italian brand will also cater for men this Christmas (or for women this Christmas shopping season): the classics Aqua di Gio, Eau pour Homme, and Armani Code will be re-issued in holiday sets. Prices range from €66 to €78,90.
Lancôme has also launched a men's gift set, which will feature the Hypnôse Homme fragrance as well as a deodorant and a shoe bag (set priced at €63).
Ralph Lauren has introduced its Polo package, including the eau de parfum and the corresponding aftershave (set selling at €89).
A more budget-conscious proposal comes from Diesel: the denim brand offers its Only for the Brave and Fuel for Life fragrances in sets of three with their corresponding aftershaves and shower gels for €53 and €59.
All products go on sale internationally at the end of October.
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