Thursday, 21 November 2013

Gifts Made Easy: Eye-Candy Gift Sets from Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake and Taylor Swift



One of the things I like about giving or receiving gift sets is that a lot of those available in stores nowadays also make the box or packaging itself look like it’s already a gift even without gift wrapper. You can normally see this in perfumes or body care items by designer brands and celebrities. And today, I’m sharing some eye-popping, eye-candy gift sets that are here for the holidays!


Marc Jacobs has been so famous for the past years and this designer has been synonymous with unique and classy style. The launch of the ‘DOT’ perfume collection has captured a lot of ladies, both young and young-at-heart. The combination of butterfly theme and the dots seemed simple but it was very catchy. Those black dots have become iconic of this designer’s style.

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Marc Jacobs Dot Collection
EDP 100ml + Miniature 4ml + Body Lotion 150ml

DOT by Marc Jacobs is an alluring scent of a delectable blend of red berries, succulent dragon fruit, and sweet honeysuckle. The lush floral heart of the fragrance blooms with the addictive beautiful jasmine, mingled with energizing notes of coconut water and orange blossom. The scent rounds out with a feminine dry down of creamy vanilla, driftwood, and sensual musks.

The dotted bottle with butterflies is such an eye-candy and definitely a great gift idea whether for Christmas, birthday, Chinese New Year and even Valentine’s Day! This red and black combination is such a creative and practical choice.



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Marc Jacobs Honey Collection
EDP 100ml + Body Lotion 150ml
Retail Price: RM361 (around USD112)

Honey by Marc Jacobs is a delicious scent of buzzing fragrance that energizes with the freshness of green pear and a bright splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. Orange blossom resides at the heart of the fragrance and mingles with the nectars of honeysuckle and peach for a note of sparkling femininity. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

The yellow and orange combination makes a fresh and lovable appeal. I think this is a great gift for ladies who love elegant, sweet scents that just exude cheerfulness.



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Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Collection
EDT 125ml + Miniature 4ml + Body Lotion 150ml
Retail Price: RM360 (around USD112)

Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs is a whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance; this scent is fruitier, bubblier, and more fun. Open the bottle and you'll be transported to a field of sunshine that bursts with the flirty scent of flowers and the cheerful sweetness of fruits. Its light, woody base infuses a subtle but sharp glimmer of musk for an unexpected twist of radiance. The eau de toilette bottle is probably one of the most iconic signatures of this designer fragrance brand. Those sweet flowers that adorn the cap is recognizable anywhere! Daisy by MJ is perfect for that sweet lady who exudes classic beauty and finesse.



Another designer label that has launched eye-candy collections is Issey Miyake. Famous for the classic scent, Issey Miyake, this brand has recently launched an edgy collection, Pleats Please.


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Pleats Please Set by Issey Miyake
EDT 100ml + Prestige Spray 10ml + Body Lotion 75ml
Pleats Please is a joyful, optimistic and exuberant fragrance of "vertically pleated" flowery, fruity and woody structure signed by perfumer Aurelien Guichard. Its opening splashes with Asian hybrid fruit Nashi, generated by crossing apples and pears. The heart symbolizes femininity with floral accords of peony and sweet pea, while Indole molecule provides freshness and vigor to the composition. The base is generous with intensive accords of patchouli, cedar, vanilla absolute and white musk.The color play of red, orange and pink bands makes a fashion statement that reflects the runway collection from this designer.  


Being a lover of florale scents, I can’t help but notice this elegant, pink set --- L’Eau D Issey Florale. Similar to Pleats Please, this floral scent collection uses soft pink-colored bands that embellish the box design.




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L’Eau D Issey Florale Set
EDT 90ml + Body Lotion 75ml + Shower Gel 30ml
L’Eau D Issey is an aquatic floral scent with transparent notes of lotus, freesia and cyclamen and juicy melon. The middle note of peony, lily and carnation reveals the perfume's character. The end note is a refined woody scent with the notes of cedar, sandal, musk and amber.

And lastly for this eye-candy gift sets feature is Taylor Swift collection! Colorful, fun and simply perfect for Christmas, the Wonderstruck and Enchanted Wonderstruck sets are so adorable with these enchanting, magical themes. The colors are gorgeous and the patterns immediately give a feel of the season.

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Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift fragrance + Scented Bath Gel + Scented Body Lotion
This fragrance exudes a charming gourmand – floral with sparkling fruity tones on a wooden background. The top notes are raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia and apple blossom. The heart features sweet vanilla along with sundrenched honeysuckle and white hibiscus. Notes of golden amber, musk, sandalwood and peach are in the base. The charms on the bottle are very lovely and youthful.


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Enchanted Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift
Enchanted Wonderstruck fragrance + Miniature + Scented Body Lotion
This fragrance opens with notes of wild berries, pink poppy and passion fruit. Heart notes include peony blossoms, sugar-glazed champaca petals and white freesia. White musk, hypnotic vanilla and blonde woods construct the perfume’s found.


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Taylor By Taylor Swift
EDP 30ml + Scented Bath Gel 50ml + Scented Body Lotion 50ml
This set has a fun, modern look against the Wonderstruck sets. The color combination on the packaging is fresh and trendy.
Taylor is a sweet, floral-fruity fragrance with a woody base. It opens with alluring aromas of lychee, tangerine and magnolia petals, with peony, hydrangea and vanilla orchid in the heart and a base made of sandalwood, apricot nectar, cashmere musk and soft woods.

Taylor Swift’s collection somehow gives a feeling of sweetness, fun and magic. Similar to designer brands, Taylor Swift fragrance is quite reflective of her character and her music.

So go and check out these limited collections from Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake and Taylor Swift at major department stores while they are still available! This is the perfect time to do some shopping for your loved ones and to reward yourself! You’ve been working hard this year and you deserve a wonderful treat!