Holiday Gift Guide: Super Luxe! - Beauty Addict

Friday, November 28, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide: Super Luxe!

If money is no object, this gift guide is for you! Otherwise...well, a girl can dream, right?

Lalique Amethyst Crystal Flacon ($800) Amethyst is inspired by the original René Lalique "Epines"collection of 1920, which celebrates the beauty of nature with its exquisite blackberry vine motif and distinctive amethyst color. Notes include backberry leaves, blackcurrant, raspberry, white lily, peony, wild rose, musk, sensual wood, and vanilla. 1.7 oz pure pefume in a limited edition flacon.

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Beauty Trunk ($2,000) Silver leather train case absolutely stuffed with Bobbi Brown favorites, from skincare to shimmer bricks. Click here for the full list of included products; it's truly incredible.

Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps Exclusive ($840) The classic L'Air du Temps in a limited edition black crystal bottle that almost looks like hematite. I've never seen anything quite like it; it's so striking, but not gaudy.

Jo Malone Candle Trousseau ($595) Ten Jo Malone candles in various sizes and scents, plus a candle snuffer and a wick trimmer, housed in an elegant leather box with mirror. The ultimate in candle couture.

Estee Lauder Butterfly Dream Compact ($250) This gorgeous Jay Strongwater-designed compact is filled with Re-Nutriv Intensive Comfort pressed powder, and is refillable with Lucidity pressed powder.

La Mer Creme de la Creme ($1,390) A whopping 16.5 oz of Creme de la Mer, in a beautiful mother of pearl box. You could practically bathe in it!

Bond No 9 Crystallized Amphora ($3,500) OMG. A massive 42 oz amphora vitrine, covered in 16,500 hand-applied platinum Swarovski stones. The bottle top is an elliptical mirror with a honeycomb base. You choose from Bond's 32 scents to fill it up. Prerequisite: a large, posh dressing area or massive walk-in closet, in which to store this bedazzled treasure.

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Coffret ($480) This limited edition coffret includes sixteen 10ml Frederic Malle perfumes, plus a limited edition book on the perfumers behind the brand's fragrances.

Estee Lauder Nesting Doll ($350) Open up the outer doll to reveal a smaller doll inside (yes, it's a real nesting doll that really opens!), then pop open the small doll to reveal Beautiful in solid form. Anyone who loves nesting dolls, or collects the EL limited edition solid perfume compacts, would cherish this.