Fragrance

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Gift Set

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This Christmas, give the gift of Candy. Not sugar plums or candy canes. I’m talking about another sweet treat.

If Prada Candy isn’t on your recipient’s wish list, it’s because she hasn’t smelled it yet. With notes of white musks, noble benzoin and caramel, Prada Candy isn’t overwhelmingly saccharine, as the name might imply. Powder tempers the sugar, giving this gourmand a classic sophistication.

Prada 'Candy' Eau de Parfum Gift SetYou could buy the 1.7 oz bottle for $80. Or for $2 more, you could pick up the Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Gift Set, which includes an eau de parfum (1.7 oz.), body lotion (2.5 oz.) and mini eau de parfum (0.24 oz.).

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Sephora Fragrance Samplers

sephora favorites Fragrance Sampler for HerFragrance is a very personal thing. Unless you know the recipient’s favorite scent (or he/she has requested something specific), fragrance can be a tricky gift. Even if you know the “notes” that the person likes, perfumes and colognes react to differently on everyone…so it could be a real hit, or a big miss.

Instead, try one of the Sephora Scent Samplers. The set include samples of popular fragrances, plus a gift voucher of equal value that can be redeemed at any Sephora store for a full size bottle of any one of the samples included.

The Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler for Her ($50) is a 12-piece collection of Sephora’s most sought-after women’s scents includes a range of enchanting, stylish, and luxurious fragrances, and a stylish beauty bag for safe keeping. This sampler also includes a voucher for a full-size bottle, making it the perfect present for indecisive buyers or receivers. From the flirtatious, alluring notes of Betsey Johnson’s Too Too Pretty, to the delicate blend of berries and flowers in Hanae Mori’s timeless Butterfly, she can try them all, select her favorite, and visit a Sephora store to receive the full-size gift. This set contains samples of:

  • Betsey Johnson Too Too Pretty – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Coach Poppy – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • DKNY Be Delicious – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Givenchy Very Irrésistble – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • Gucci Guilty Intense – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Hanae Mori Butterfly – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur redeems to a 2.5 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • Marc Jacobs DOT – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Narciso Rodriguez for her – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • Prada CANDY – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Versace Bright Crystal – redeems to a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • Bonus: Beauty bag (more…)
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Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue

Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Parfum is one of my signature scents. In 2007, when I gifted Mama Spoiled Pretty with a bottle for Christmas, I was seduced by its charm, and I’ve been wearing it ever since. In fact, I carry a full-sized bottle in my handbag. So when Prada announced Infusion d’Iris Absolue Eau de Parfum, a sequel to the award-winning original, I couldn’t wait to get a whiff.

Unfortunately, it was originally only sold at Neiman Marcus. Neiman is a little rich for my blood, so I it took me a while to get my my hands on one of the gold-adorned bottles. But, in the past few months, I’ve noticed the perfume popping up at other stores (Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s) – so I recently reached out to my friends at Nordstrom to request a sample. They happily obliged, so I’m now able to bring you this long-awaited review. (more…)

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Best Beauty Buys

I love beauty. But what I love more is introducing women to beauty products that they never knew existed but will change their lives. That’s why I started Spoiled Pretty, after all.

I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have posted 2,900+ product reviews and articles. I’ve dropped a lot of knowledge over the past five years and I encourage you to search the site and get better acquainted. But for those who are short on time or need to quickly get down to the nitty gritty, I’ve added an exciting feature to Spoiled Pretty.

Best Beauty Buys is a new option on the navigation bar (top left). Browse my favorite products in seven categories: Baby, Bath and Body, Fragrance, Hair, Makeup, Skin Care and Tools. And be sure to bookmark or check back often, as I’ll be frequently updating with fabulous finds.

Did any of your personal faves make my list? Any best beauty buys you’re dying to try? Tell me in the comments!

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