Photo courtesy of Heretic Parfum and Kelia Moniz
A special something that smells incredible–a chic new perfume, the most beautiful candle, or a jasmine-inflected hair oil–makes a memorable, charming, and sophisticated gift. Made clean, without the potentially harmful-to-health hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and irritants allowed in conventional fragrances, every item on our shopping list this year is enchanting enough that we find it hard to resist doing a little shopping for ourselves along the way (hello, Dirty Chai…hi, Shiso…bonjour, Bois de Balincourt).
The Top 5 Makes-the-Best-Present Perfumes
Fresh and Sexy
A perfume of cool air, pale sun, and new life unfurling on the forest floor.
Edition 02 – Shisogoop, $165
Chic and Beachy
Warming coconut flesh mixed with sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla for a sophisticated, seductive version of a beachy scent.
Full-bloom flowers–French tuberose, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, and linden–mixed with the scent of crushed stems, pink pepper, and ambrette.
Warm, Creamy, and Spicy
A gorgeous set that pairs a fresh, peppery perfume with an equally rich loose-leaf tea.
Smoky and Sensual
A perfume of cypress smoke, snow, and a sexy sense of quiet.
The Top 3 Smaller-Size (and Easier Priced) Scents
Orgasm Roll-Ongoop, $45
Vagina Roll-Ongoop, $45
Edition 04 – Orchardgoop, $55
Sexiest Hair Oil on the Planet
Part frizz-smoothing serum, part gorgeous jasmine-inflected hair perfume, this leaves your hair shiny and smelling fantastic.
This Body Wash Smells So Good,
It Qualifies as Perfume
There’s nothing like stepping into a hot shower and lathering on this gorgeously scented body wash to transform your shower into a relaxing out-of-body experience. It leaves skin soft, moisturized, and smelling subtly of cedar, sandalwood, and bergamot. And we love the chic, gigantic pump bottle.
Some People Buy This Skin-Loving
Moisturizer Just for the Citrusy Scent
This rich, luxurious, clinically tested supercream for the body leaves skin ultramoisturized, silky-soft, smooth, firm, and toned–and the subtle scent is almost as addictive as the way it makes our skin feel.
Repair Body Buttergoop, $55/$50 with subscription
These Body Oils Double as Perfume
One of the prettiest scents ever, this is amazing as body oil but also incredible as a perfume.
Citrusy and Herbaceous
Smooth on this restorative orange-flower-and-acacia-scented oil and it sinks in instantly for supple, plumped skin.
The Perfume That Repels Insects
and Attracts People
A silky cedar-cinnamon-and-geranium-scented gel you will love and bugs will hate, from acclaimed clean perfumer Douglas Little.
5 Favorite Scented Candles
Named for a Mauritian nature preserve and brimming with the tart yet dusky notes of citrus and spice.
A scent of spirit-clearing smoke, mystical resins, forbidden spices, and holy woods–interpreted in a candle, this scent is just magic.
Edition 03 – Incensegoop, $72
A tart, tantalizing fragrance made with pink grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries.
Delicate and floral with rich, woody undertones.
A gorgeous lavender scent and a candle that turns into a massage and body oil, this smells (and feels) like heaven.
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