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Treat her to fine fragrance gifts by Hanae Mori and Carven for a spirited, fragrant and extravagant holiday season.

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With the holidays here, it’s time to express your “scent-iments” to your fragrance-loving femme and charm her with sweet and sophisticated fragrances that are sure to beautify the season. Check out these two top picks by Hanae Mori and Carven that make show-stopping scent surprises:

Hanae Mori Eau de Collection No. 8 Eau de Toilette ($99, 3.4 fl. oz.)- this holiday season, treat your sweet darling to Hanae Mori’s grand finale from the extraordinary Eau de Collection. Your glam-girl and sweet scentualist will absolutely fall head over heels with No. 8, not only for its floral-fruity fragrance that’s delicately sweet but also for its meaningful motivation behind the bottle—the number 8 represents an infinity symbol, a reminder to embrace life’s infinite possibilities and live your dreams.

Hanae Mori’s Eau de Collection No. 8 is a beautiful blend of glamorous gourmand fragrance dreamily paired with infinite inspiration. It is a sweet scent that’s both divine and delicious—created from a fabulous fragrant fusion of East meets West reminiscent of both lush flower gardens in Asia and fruity delicacies from Europe, a signature of Hanae Mori’s fashion. Eau de Collection No. 8 creates a sophisticated and sweet sense of being that’s feminine, flirty, and refined with top notes that are both delicate and decadent including Kyoto cherry blossom, Sicilian orange, and plum nectar. At the heart lie luxurious floral notes of Passion flower, Sambac Jasmine petal, and pink freesia which give No. 8 a sweet and soothing air while base notes including Indonesia natural patchouli and Australia natural sandalwood give the fragrance a musky and woodsy aroma that create a smoothly sweet lingering scent.

Hanae Mori Eau de Collection No. 8 Eau de Toilette is a fine feel-good fragrance gift that will envelope her with both an oh-so-sweet scent and good spirits thanks to its luxurious gourmand fragrance and its inspiring number “8” infinity symbol which will have her feeling posh and positive this holiday season and into the New Year. Hanae Mori Eau de Collection No. 8 retails for $99 for a 3.4 fl. oz. and is available at and fine retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s.

Carven Le Parfum Gift Set ($119) - surprise the couture-loving lady in your life with this fresh, feminine and sophisticated set that’s sure to charm her. Carven Le Parfum is the ultimate couture cocktail that captivates the senses, inspires confidence and seduces with a delicate feminine allure for simple elegance that will make the everyday exquisitely extraordinary. It is a luxurious, floral and fresh fragrance that’s glamorously graceful and timeless—and a couture scent that captures the spirit of the Carven fashion house, leaving a feminine and lighthearted lingering trace.

Carven Le Parfum beautifully blends refreshing top notes of mandarin blossom with delicate hyacinth which give it a clean and feminine flair while floral mid-notes of ylang ylang, sweet pea and jasmine leave a mark that’s sparkly and sassy as it is smoothly balanced with bottom notes of White Sandal Wood, Osmanthus and Indonesian Patchouli for a woody yet sensual scent. The ethereal fragrance is housed in a breathtakingly beautiful clear frosted bottle that’s simple and smooth, featuring a pure white satin ribbon and a show-stopping and stylish top, combining a minimalist yet magnificent design.

What’s more, this holiday season Carven has a special gift set that’s sure to bring couture, charm and cheer to your cherished scent-siren with the Carven Le Parfum Gift Set, a trio of fragrance treasures that includes: a 3.33 oz. bottle of the fresh and floral Le Parfum fragrance, a 3.33 oz. Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel that foams luxuriously and cleanses skin with a spa-like pleasure, and a 3.33 oz. Perfumed Body Milk which softens skin while indulging it with the subtle and sophisticated Carven Le Parfum fragrance. Carven Le Parfum Gift Set makes a grand gift—and is sure to be the go-to signature scent for fine-fragrance aficionada’s seeking to spritz on subtle sophistication that’s long-lasting, irresistible and lavish.

Carven Le Parfum Gift Set retails for $119 and is available at Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

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