Holiday Gift Guide: Philosophy Smelly Stuff
Monday, November 13, 2006
Scented things – be it candles, bath gels, perfumes – are a difficult thing to give as a gift. On the one hand, they're a catch-all (after all, no one wants to smell bad); on the other hand, one person's delightful lavender aroma is another person's UGH, BLECH. Unless you actually witness your gift recipient holding a candle to her nose and saying, "Ooh, yes, I would like to own this," it's best to steer clear.
But there is an exception to this rule, and that exception is Philosophy. Their "willpower shower" selection of bath gels are particularly fun – I mean who (besides the Grinch) wouldn't get a kick out lathering up with a scent like banana nut bread or pumpkin pie? (The scent washes away with the suds, just in case you have reservations about smelling like Betty Crocker all day.) Philosophy has compiled three a three-pack of pretty, holiday-ish scents – hot cocoa, apple cider and eggnog – in their Cookbook gift pack this year for $30. Cute!