Etiket's Mother's Day Gift Guide
Gift Giving

Mother’s Day: What We’re Gifting Our Moms This Year

Discover what the Etiket team is gifting their moms for Mother's Day!

As you probably know by now, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Do you know what you’re getting your mom? To help conjure up some inspiration, we’ve asked our team to share what they’ll be gifting their mom this Mother’s Day. Here are a few of their suggestions.

”This year, I’m getting my mom the (Malin+Goetz) Tomato Candle. She loves tomatoes and working in her garden.” 
MARIE-FRANCE, Boutique & Spa Manager
”I’m buying my mom Lovefresh products for creating a self care skin care practice at home. Body scrub, body balm and soap.”
JORDANNA, Holistic Esthetician
”Ever since my mom tried the Revitalizing Body Oil, she’s been obsessed. She’s gotten all of her friends hooked too! I’ll treat her to her next bottle!”
MICHELLE, E-Commerce Manager
”I sent my mom a sample of the Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream and she’s been hooked ever since. Next jar is on me!”
DAPHNE, Social Media Specialist
”My mom uses a body cream every day. I really think she’ll like this one from Augustinus Bader because it deeply hydrates and firms the skin, all while leaving it soft and smooth.”
KARINE, Marketing Director
”I want to treat my mom to a moment for herself. She loves taking baths, so I’m offering her the Hinoki Bath Soak from Bathorium!” GENEVIÈVE, Customer Experience Coordinator

Shop these products online at etiket.ca or stop by our boutique! Still unsure about what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Discover our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

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Mother's Day Fragrances
Gift Giving

Mother’s Day: Scents Mom Will Love

A fragrance she'll love...

Scents can lift the spirit, bring back memories, and carve out moments of reflection, connection, and joy. For this Mother’s Day, we’ve selected a variety of products both nostalgic and forward thinking, and for both the body and home. From upgrades of classic perfume styles to new flights of fragrant fancy, these are sure to delight, surprise, and show how much you care. 

Ella
ARQUISTE
For the mom who’s fashionably old-school – a new twist on ultra-chic ladies perfume. 
Vivid Gardenia Soap
TAUER
A dramatically fragrant self-care moment. Like a new bouquet of flowers for every bath or shower. 
Fennel Soap
MONSILLAGE
Quirky, refreshing, garden-inspired soap from the beloved Montréal perfume house. 
Lavander and Goat Milk Soap
MONSILLAGE
The perfect touch of luxury for any mom who likes things subtly scented. 
Athalia
PARFUMS DE MARLY
A gorgeous, grown-up signature scent. A bit floral, a bit woody, totally sophisticated. 
Chiavi Candle
FORNASETTI
A gorgeously designed ceramic candle with a warm herbal scent. 
A Lilac a Day
VILHELM PARFUMERIE
A refreshing, modern recreation of a backyard floral favourite. Perfect on fabric too!
Aramara Diffuser
CULTI MILANO
An easy reed diffuser that feels like opening a window on an Italian orange grove. 
The Favourite
PENHALIGON’S
A modern floral with a perfect name for gifting. A delicate perfume fit for a queen!
Blanc Poudre
HEELEY
Clean, fresh, minimalist and timeless. A perfect daily scent for creative moms. 
Tel Aviv
GALLIVANT
This breezy vacation in a bottle is a subtle, work-appropriate fragrance upgrade!
Eau Fraîche
MONSILLAGE
A joyful, transparent summer scent for any mom who hates heavy perfumes. 
Lilac & Willow
T.LEES
A breath of fresh air for any room, or a soothing accompaniment to bath time. 
Nurture
ABEL
This ultra-light, all-natural scent was designed for the sensitive noses of new moms. 
Premier Figuier
L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR
A green, poetic fig scent for the mom who loves to change things up. 

Shop these gift ideas online at etiket.ca or stop by the store!

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Is Fragrance Giftable?
Fragrance

Is Fragrance Really Giftable?

As the holiday season rolls around, we’re often asked about the best way to select a fragrance as a gift. Here are some steps to help you achieve a fragrance gifting triumph.

As the holiday season rolls around, we’re often asked about the best way to select a fragrance as a gift. Many people like the idea of gifting fragrance, especially for a loved one who’s often within smelling distance. But the wide variety of fragrances available and the personal nature of scent make it a particular challenge, especially if you’re not a diehard fragrance lover yourself. However, contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get them a fragrance they’ll love! In a perfect world, you could just buy them another bottle of their favourite, in which case, you’ll be done before you know it. Assuming that’s not an option, here are some steps to help you achieve a fragrance gifting triumph.

1. Don’t think so much about ”notes” or ingredients; think about personality

Perfumes are often described by what fragrance “families” they belong to. Are they sweet? Floral? Woody? Animalic? And while knowing your recipient’s taste in ingredients can help, often fragrances can vary just as much within families as between them. Instead, we suggest thinking first about the personality or style of the person you’re buying for. Are they bold? Reserved? Dramatic? Fun? Distinctions like fancy or casual, and for work or for play, can often help narrow the field better than deciding between cedar and vanilla.

To this end, we’ve compiled a Fragrance Gift Guide with nine categories of fragrance lovers (or the fragrance curious). Look for ones that feel like they describe your recipient’s disposition, taste in clothes, or the way they greet the world.

2. Stick to the safe bets (and beware some tricky ingredients)

There are two reasons that ingredients do matter a little for gift giving: skin chemistry and scent associations. Scent is closely tied to memory, which can make the exact same smell feel different to different people. Additionally, perfume changes subtly once it hits skin, making it harder to estimate how certain perfumes will smell on any particular person. To maximize your chances of success, we recommend sticking to more versatile scents with crowd-pleasing ingredients and styles.

Try: Escentric Molecules

This brand is a hit for a reason. Without getting too technical, many of their most-loved perfumes aren’t really “perfumes” in the sense that vanilla isn’t really a cake. Instead, their line of “Molecule” scents (numbered 01-05) are suspensions of a single versatile base note in alcohol. Translation? They’re the frame, not the painting. This means that they adapt to anyone’s skin and amplify the best qualities of their natural scent. The result is a wear-it-anywhere automatic jaw dropper that can also layer beautifully with any other scents in their collection.

Try: Malin + Goetz

These fun, modern fragrances are a nice bridge between “nice smell” and “proper perfume” (and we mean that in the best way possible). They’re inspired by easily-identifiable smells, and evoke them in an accessible way. They’re already well loved for their addictive body products, and their packaging is effortlessly chic. And worst comes to worst, buying someone a fragrance named “Cannabis” is sure to at least make them smile (but it would also smell great on almost anyone anyway).

Be careful with: buying something ”fresh”

“Fresh” is a concept in perfume that’s become such a cliché it hardly means anything. If they’ve told you they like “fresh” fragrances, or you have a memory of them smelling “clean”, this could be helpful, or could be a trap. Because of the way scent is tied to memory, “fresh” could mean anything from citrus to mint, light flowers to aquatic, and even white musk. Try to narrow your search by thinking of their personality, or if “fresh” is all you have to go on, consider any Heeley fragrance with a white label.

Be careful with: Floral for the sake of floral

Flowers are foundational to the history of perfume. They also could be the most polarizing ingredient of them all. Not only can people have strong reactions to heavily floral scents, but the way that flowers show up in a composition ranges from “shrieking” to “invisible”. This doesn’t mean you should stay away from any fragrance which lists flowers among the notes; most will have some somewhere. However, if a fragrance is described as both rich/intense and predominantly floral, you might want to get them to try a sample first (unless you or they are experienced fragrance buyers).

One exception to this rule is if you know they have a favourite flower. If so, find a fragrance that doesn’t just include it, but is overwhelmingly and exclusively inspired by it. Lilac lovers will likely love A Lilac a Day, orange blossom enthusiasts will likely swoon over Histoire d’Orangers, and if they grow real roses in their garden, Lustre should remind them of home. 

3. Smell for yourself, and even get a second opinion

It will not surprise you to hear that smells cannot be fully experienced through the internet (at least not yet). While many of our clients have learned enough about their personal taste to shop our fragrance selection online, buying a fragrance gift can put many of us back at square one. An excellent way to complete your holiday shopping would be to visit our Montréal boutique and sniff a shortlist of options. If this is a possibility for you, the same advice from #1 applies; when smelling each fragrance, try to think of the person’s energy, personality and style more than decide whether they’d like the actual ingredients.

For those who aren’t lucky enough to live nearby, we also offer the option to purchase samples online of almost any fragrance we sell. If you plan ahead, investing a small amount in an assortment of samples can help you seal the deal, or even sneak an option onto the skin of the actual person you’re buying for. And if the element of surprise is too important to give up, bring the samples around to someone who knows your recipient just as well (or even better) than you do. When seeking a second opinion, the question we’d recommend asking isn’t “would they like this?” as much as “do you think this smells like them?” Lastly, if you’re their significant other, remember to consider what scents you’d enjoy smelling on them as well!

4. Don’t forget the home!

If you’re still not ready to make a judgement call on a fragrance for skin, try a fragrance for space! Any room is enlivened by the invisible colour of a home fraIf you’re still too scared to make a judgement call about a fragrance for skin, try a fragrance for space! Any room is enlivened by the invisible colour of a home fragrance, and we carry a beautiful array of scents in various formats. Home scents are the perfect gifting sweet spot: something almost everybody loves, but many people often don’t buy for themselves.  

The range of diffusers from Culti Milano have been extremely popular, as well as their car sachets – a unique gift for anybody who drives to work. Local Montréal brands Les Citadines and T. Lees create artisanal, elevated scents for every taste, and Arquiste’s candles are vibrant, transportive and unique. Finally, for the ultimate luxury experience, the world-renowned house of Fornasetti makes candles which rise to the level of art objects – taking home scent from invisible accent to dazzling decor.

Finally, gifting fragrance with Etiket has one distinct advantage – free samples! Like most retailers, we can’t accept returns of used fragrance, even if it’s only been sprayed once. However, Etiket offers complimentary fragrance samples with every purchase. Simply request a sample of the scents you’re buying and we’ll happily include them so your recipient can try the sample on before they open the full-sized bottle. If it turns out it’s not for them, they can easily return the unused fragrance and get something for themselves. This also means that every bottle of fragrance you buy for someone else lets you try some free samples for yourself, and if that isn’t a reason to be generous, I don’t know what is!

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Our Valentine's Day Essentials
Gift Giving

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For You or a Loved One

Valentines Day is a time to indulge in a luxurious night in by yourself or with your partner. It's been a tough year, you deserve to treat yourself with some of Etiket's most romantic products. Let's discover our Valentine's Day must-haves!

Valentines Day is a time to indulge in a luxurious night in by yourself or with your partner. It’s been a tough year, you deserve to treat yourself with some of Etiket’s most romantic products. From enchanting perfumes, facial massage tools and body oils, to flavorful toothpastes and lip products for kissable lips, discover our Valentine’s Day must-haves to celebrate self-love or your love for your partner. 

AGENT NATEUR

In the spirit of celebrating love, discover Agent Nateur’s Holi (Sex) oil. We all deserve pleasure, whether with or without a partner. This oil-based, quick-absorbing formula (think Organic Coconut and Sweet Almond oil) is Agent Nateur’s solution to the chemical-filled lubricants on the market. But Holi (Sex) is not just for your intimate area. Use it all over to hydrate the body and leave behind a lingering scent of Jasmine, Coconut, Rose, and Vanilla.

LEBON

Make it a fresh kiss this Valentine’s Day with an all-natural LeBon Toothpaste. LeBon toothpastes are formulated with ethical and natural ingredients combined with delicious and exclusively perfumed natural notes from Grasse, France. They all contain Certified Organic Aloe Vera and Green Tea to naturally help protect gums and prevent tooth decay. LEBON Toothpastes are vegan and naturally sweetened with Stevia Rebaudiana. They also have a non-ending “free of” list: cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfates, fluoride, titanium dioxide, … Stay fresh with complete peace of mind.

Parfums de Marly

Fragrance is super important when celebrating Valentine’s Day. If you’re celebrating self-love this year, fragrance is an instant confidence booster. Spray some on and enjoy a night-in for yourself. If you’re celebrating with a partner, an enticing floral smell like Delina will bring out the romantic in you. Trust us, your partner won’t be able to keep his or her hands off you…

Sara Happ

Get your lips ready for the occasion with the queen of all lip products: Sara Happ. The Pink Grapefruit Lip Scrub eliminates dry, flaky skin, leaving your lips ridiculously soft and supple. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

RMS BEAUTY

Now that your lips are soft and supple from using Sara Happ’s lip scrub, apply RMS Beauty’s Tinted Daily Lip Balm for hydrated lips with a tint! Packed with all the good stuff lips crave, RMS tinted balms simultaneously pamper, protect, nourish and flood your lips with flavourless, fragrance-free, healthy hydration. Pucker up!

In need of more inspiration? Discover our full Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

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Our 2020 Gift Guide: A Gift For Everyone On Your Shopping List

Holiday shopping can get very overwhelming. What to buy for the ones you cherish most? ...

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Holiday shopping can get very overwhelming. What to buy for the ones you cherish most? If you’re lucky enough to get a wishlist on a silver platter, count your blessings. For the rest of us, coming up with clever gift ideas year after year can be a real head-scratcher. To help simplify this year’s holiday shopping, we’ve scoured our shelves to come up with the best gift ideas for every persona in your life. Let’s discover them together!

THE TRENDSETTER

We all know them. Our friends and family members that know everything before anyone else does. They’ve tried every new product, new treatment, seen every new movie. They’re ahead of the curve! For them, we recommend our most trendy products. The ones we believe will catch on in the next few months. Ever heard of the ZIIP device? We’re pretty sure your trendsetter friend has. Why not treat them with this hyped product? How about adaptogens? The beauty industry is starting to look at skin health from the inside out. The trendy Agent Nateur brand has paired up with Goop approved Dr. Will Cole to create an adaptogen that promotes healthy skin from the inside out. Discover our wide list of gift ideas for the trendsetter!

THE GREEN GODDESS

Clean beauty has taken over the industry by storm. You definitely have a green goddess on your holiday shopping list. If you’re not familiar with clean beauty yourself, buying for this person can be challenging. Some people believe that products with nothing but natural ingredients like essential oils are not as effective as non-natural products. We’re here to debunk that myth. Discover our natural range of products designed to deliver effective and long-term results for the Green Goddess in your life!

THE DISCOVERER

The discoverer is someone who looooves to try new things. This person is constantly switching out new products in their routine, on the hunt for the best thing! The discoverer may be the easiest person to shop for because they’re open to trying anything! With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of our most fun and adventurous products! From Consonant’s Sculpting Globes to the new Plume Science Lash Serum. We’re certain you’ll find the perfect gift for the discoverer in your life!

THE BEAUTY MAVEN

The Beauty Maven is all about products that enhance their natural beauty. From luxurious body oils and illuminating makeup products, to volumizing hair products and glow-enhancing skincare products. They have them all! This gift guide features products that the Beauty Maven in your life will love from the top beauty brands in the industry! Discover the full list today!

FOR THE HOME

Some of you may find yourselves holiday shopping for someone you’re not close enough with to buy the previous products mentioned. If that’s the case, might we suggest you turn your attention to home gift ideas? They’re guaranteed to please and are easy to shop! We’ve curated a list of our favourite home gifts, from candles, fragranced hand soaps and room sprays! Discover the full list home gift ideas here!

FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

Shopping for a man can be tough. If you’re lucky, the man in your life has left hints for you to pick up on. Most of us, however, are left with no clues and racking our brains for ideas. If you’re part of the latter group, let us help! Holiday shopping for a man doesn’t have to be difficult. Focus on fragrances, beard accessories, strong scented candles and other home accessories like olfactive magazines, for example! Discover the full list of gift ideas for the man in your life!

STOCKING STUFFERS

Before hanging up the holiday stockings on the mantel, you first need to decide what you’ll be putting in them this year. Stocking stuffers are a fun way to add cute bonus gifts to unwrap! Every year, brands come out with perfectly sized products that make great stocking stuffers! From lip balms and hand creams, to travel sized skincare and haircare products, we’ve got something for everyone! Discover our stocking stuffer gift ideas for your loved ones!

Looking for more gift ideas? Discover the rest of the personas on our website!

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Gift Giving

Our Favourite Glo Professional Make-up Gift Sets for 2016

It’s simple, we love this time of year because all of our favourite brands release ...

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It’s simple, we love this time of year because all of our favourite brands release make-up sets just in time for holiday gift giving. We wish they would do this all year round! There are always new colours, new combinations and the value is there – especially  from our friends at glo professional. Here are a few of our best sellers for this holiday season.

Glo Professional Gift SetLip Temptation Collection
Make a statement.
Showcase your lips with this decadent trio of deeply-pigmented red and berry tones. Kit includes limited edition shades in three formats: a velvety Suede Matte Crayon rumor, high shine Gloss sweetspot and ultra creamy Lipstick fixation. In addition, keep your lips soft and conditioned with a touch of pomegranate lip balm, Pom Balm.

 

Glo Professional Gift Set AlterThe Alter Ego Collection
Master the mood. From day to night, gauzy to gilded, your look will enchant with this limited edition collection for eyes, cheeks and lips.
Features: Persuasion Eye Palette, Cream Stay Shadow Stick prelude, Cream Blush firstlove, Lipstick organza, Precision Lip Pencil soulmate and mini Texture Brush.

Glo Professional Pursuit Set

 

The Bold Pursuit Collection
Ignite an obsession. Create a modern twist on a classic look.
Create a modern twist on a classic look. This collection showcases a mix of limited edition items featuring stunning essentials for the eyes and lips. Includes: Cream Stay Shadow Stick toast, Cream Stay Shadow Stick echo, Precision Eye Pencil peach, Liquid Ink black and Lipstick date night.

 

Glo Professional Brush SetPetite Brush Set
Touch up anytime, anywhere with Glo Minerals exclusive, limited edition Petite Brush Set featuring four silky-soft, professional makeup brushes for flawless, on-the-go application. Brush hair: PBT synthetic. Size: 5-1/4” x 3” x 3/4”
The kit includes: Powder, Blush, Eye Blender, Dual Ended Angled Eye & Eyeliner/Brow Brushes

 

See all of our beauty gift sets for the holidays here: BEAUTY GIFT SETS

See all our make-up collections here: MAKE-UP AT ETIKET

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Etiket Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Gift Giving

Our Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Is it with the first snowfall or those first Christmas lights we see at the ...

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Is it with the first snowfall or those first Christmas lights we see at the neighbours house that makes us stop and think….”NO….it can’t be that time of year already!” We hate to tell you but it is! The holidays are fast approaching and we won’t stress you with a countdown to how many days or weekends you have left to shop. Instead we are going to give you some ideas to help you find those perfect gifts with our Holiday Gift Guide 2016.

Etiket Holiday Gift Guide 2016We think gift giving can be a very beautiful experience when we have the time to think about what the person we are shopping for may like. We are often asked in the boutique, “But where do I begin?” It’s easy. If it is someone you are close to, you know them well and what they like and don’t like. What’s their hobby? What do they do on the weekends? What do they always say they wish they had – that may be an actual thing or these days more than not it may be time for themselves. For those we know less, it seems more challenging but that we think is even easier because just the fact that you are thinking about them and making the effort shows so much about how you feel about them. So where do you begin? We are going to share here some of our favourites and best sellers. They could be just right for the one you are shopping for, or it may give you ideas for something else. Just remember that whatever you give, do it from the heart and because you want to, and not because you feel, “I have to get something.”

Our Favourite Gifts for Holiday 2016

Carbon Guild CandleFor the Stylish Man
There is something about this hand poured, all natural soy wax candle in a hand made wrought iron vessel from The Carbon Guild that will be just right for the stylish man in your life. He has it all going on – from his perfectly turned out look to his design perfect home. Each candle comes in a signed and dated box. Just make sure he actually lights it!

For the World Traveler
Molecule 01 TravelYou know the one, that friend who is always on an airplane and runs out of pages in their passport. You are not sure if they are a spy or just going to be the next one on the cover of Forbes. We know that the travel size of perfume Molecule 01 in it’s travel safe alloy case from Escentric Molecules is THE perfect gift. The magic of this scent that works with the wearer will make them irresistible to their seat mate in first class or if they really are the next James Bond or Mata Hari.

For the Sophisticated Woman
Penhaligon's Empressa CollectionShe is the one that always knows what is going on in the news as much as which restaurant is hot and who the chef is. She makes looking good effortless, from the right heels with her jeans and blazer to that little black dress when you would have worn long.  For her we love the Penhaligon’s Empressa Gift Set for Women. Perfume as a gift? Really? Absolutely! Penhaligon’s best selling women’s fragrance, Empressa, celebrates women of beauty, power and influence. Ultra-feminine with a  delightful blend of exotic spice, lustrous florals and succulent fruit.

For Your Mother
Vivier Skin Anti-Aging CollectionYes, for your Mom! It’s easy. Spoil her. Treat her to something that she won’t do for herself. Gift her the gift of a facial or a treatment so she can take the time for herself that she may not take. Or (AND!) give her a complete skin care regimen to take her from morning to night with everything she needs to help her look her best. One of our favourites because of the comments we hear from our clients that use it, is the Signature Collection from VivierSkin filled with the best skin care products. It has everything to keep Mom looking young including their world famous CE Peptides. Just don’t be surprised if they start asking, “Is that your sister?”

For Your Sister
RMS Magic LuminizerAlright, so she may have been a pain growing up but now she is your best friend. You know that she is very careful about what make-up she uses and has taught you that what goes on your skin goes in you, so the obvious choice is the Magic Luminizer from RMS Beauty. We think that after the Living Luminizer and the Master Mixer, this is the ultimate from RMS makeup to give that dewy glow for the holidays.

For the Dog
Malin + Goetz Dog ShampooOf course we have something for your favourite four-legged friend. We are definitely not in the animal skin care business but when one of our best selling skin care brands, Malin + Goetz launched a shampoo for dogs, we just had to get it. They developed it because they have a dog, Mr. Greenberg, who has got a little famous from all of the photo ops. This dog shampoo has synthesized natural botanicals with hydrating amino acids to gently cleanse the dirtiest of dirty dogs. Mildly foaming, this dog shampoo is formulated with subtle neroli and appropriate for dogs with sensitive skin. It rinses free without drying, stripping or irritating and promotes healthy coat and shine. WOOF!

For your Father
Penhaligon's Shaving SetLast but definitely not least, finding something for Dad always seems like the hardest gift to find. Why is that? We think he should be the easiest as he never seems to think of himself so it is easy to spoil him. One of our most popular gifts each holiday season is from Penhaligon’s of London and it never fails to please. We love its old school charm but also that it will force dad to slow down just a little in the morning to pamper himself. This nickel plated shaving set with razor and an ethically sourced badger hair brush is the ultimate shaving kit. Team it up with the Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap and the matching Aftershave Balm and you can be sure that Dad will have a smile on his clean shaven face when he is carving the turkey on Christmas night.

Now we have only touched the surface with what we have to offer. To see a complete selection of our gift ideas, please visit: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Holiday 2015: The Art Of Elegant Gift Giving

As the Holiday season approaches, we start our list of who we will give to ...

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As the Holiday season approaches, we start our list of who we will give to and what we will give. It’s an opportunity to express care and gratitude to our loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. We all want to master the art of elegant gift giving so that these celebratory moments are memorable. As our gift to you, here are some of our do’s and don’ts for gift giving.

6 Do’s 

  1. Express joy in your gift and always give with kindness.
  2. Select a gift with imagination and generosity.
  3. A successful gift speaks to the interests and hobbies of the recipient.
  4. When in doubt, seek advice from a relative, a friend or a colleague to help you.
  5. Wrap the gift with care, make it fun, exciting and appropriate.
  6. A gift is just that… a gift! The joy of giving is greater when no gift is expected in return.

6 Don’ts

  1. Praising the gift too much or discussing its price is a highly inappropriate gesture.
  2. Giving an ambiguous gift may lead to misinterpretation.
  3. Giving an awkwardly inappropriate gift may be hurtful: a bottle of wine to a recipient who does not drink is ill-advised for example.
  4. Offering a lavish gift unexpectedly may make someone feel uncomfortable or oblige them to feel they need to reciprocate.
  5. Arriving empty handed at a holiday event may offend your host – the gift doesn’t need to be extravagant, just thoughtful.
  6. Giving without care or consideration – believe it or not, people will know – take the time and effort to find a gift that has meaning for the recipient.

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The Latest Passion of Carlos Huber: Arquiste Candles

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It was a cold January day in New York, at the beginning of last year, when I met Carlos for a drink to chat and catch up. We met at a local restaurant near his office and as he sat down, Carlos was so excited to let me smell what would eventually be Nanban, but he was even more excited to talk to me about a new project for Arquiste: candles.

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Carlos’s passion for what he does is contagious. I listened as he told me his inspiration and his ideas as to why Arquiste was ready for candles. I forgot about it all until I was contacted about a month ago from an editor wanting to know if we would be carrying them. That goes without saying – anything that Carlos Huber and Arquiste does will be available at Etiket!

The state of my nervous system has deteriorated. During the day, I constantly experienced terrible tension and at night a poor sleep. Dad had cancer with severe pain, often he was unrestrained and rude. Xanax at https://foamcast.org/xanax-alprazolam/ helped me to relax a little, while not reducing my activity.

 

The candles arrived a few weeks ago and although I love them all, there is something about the candle Carlos created for the St. Regis Hotel. The St. Regis candle called, Caroline’s Four Hundred, makes me stop and smell it each time I am in the store. The candle is inspired by Caroline Astor, the matriarch of the hotel’s founding family and doyenne of New York’s Gilded Age society. Inspired by one of Mrs. Astor’s famous balls, it is a gorgeous mix of exotic woods, beautiful blooms, and there is a touch of champagne that seems to be floating there somewhere.

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Mrs. Caroline Aster at one of her famous balls in New York.

The other three candles also feature fragrances that are inspired by historical places: Art Deco Velvet, Dark Galleon, and Mexican Baroque. These exquisite scents capture the olfactive experiences that set the stage for some of history’s most entrancing moments.

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The packaging is perfect and makes a far more interesting gift than a bottle of champagne any day!

Simon Tooley,
Owner Etiket

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The Best Makeup Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing and we are just as excited about holiday ...

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The holiday season is in full swing and we are just as excited about holiday makeup as we are about decking the halls!  From shimmering pots and lip gloss kits to bronzers and brush sets we have the most coveted makeup items that make for the perfect stocking stuffers!

Here is our list of The Best Makeup Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season:

RMS

RMS Beauty: Living Luminizer: Give the gift of magically highlighted skin! This formula is the ultimate illuminator for creating a sensuous, sheer, luminous glow. A must have beauty product and RMS Beauty’s best seller!

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Glo Minerals Colour Pop Gloss – Classics Elements Collection: The playful mix of richly-saturated tones in this limited edition Gloss Collection will illuminate the lips with striking lustre. Kit Includes: Gloss in pueblo, flamingo, taffy and plumberry

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Vita Liberata Trystals Minerals Self-Tanning Bronzing Powder:  Trystal3 Technology combines an instant pure mineral bronze colour with long lasting self tan results for a beautiful, natural – looking medium tan that lasts for days!

perfekt

Per-fékt Liquid Lash Curler: An easy alternative to traditional eyelash curler for a wide, eye opening look. Infused with Keratrix for all day curl, lash extending fibers add length and volume, while a multi-coiled custom curved brush quickly gives your lashes the curl and thickness that you dream of.

glo brush

 

 

Glo Minerals Petite Brush Set – Classic Elements Collection: The perfect gift for the makeup maven on the go! Glo Minerals exclusive, limited edition Petite Brush Set includes: Powder, Blush, Eye Blender, Dual Ended Angled Eye & Eyeliner/Brow Brushes.

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Gift Giving

The Best Fragrance Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season

The gift of fragrance is timeless, luxurious and intimate. We usually buy perfume for someone ...

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The gift of fragrance is timeless, luxurious and intimate. We usually buy perfume for someone we feel very close to like family members and very close friends. What makes fragrance such a cherished gift is its ability to defines us by our individual style and influence our mood. For most people, fragrance is not an everyday purchase, so giving the perfect perfume gift can be a very lavish gesture. From our go-to perfumes and gift sets to solid perfumes and discovery sets, you are sure to find something special for any and everyone on your list!

Here are the fragrance gifts that are topping our list this holiday season:

blenheim bouquet gift set

Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet Gift Set: Created in 1902 and taking its name from Blenheim Palace the seat of one of England’s most respected bloodlines, Blenheim Bouquet is a bracing mix of citrus oils, spices and woods. Set includes: Eau de Toilette 50ml, Shave Cream 50ml, Aftershave Balm 50ml.

l'artisan parfumeur gift set

 

L’Artisan Parfumeur Discovery Gift Set: Let him or her discover their next signature scent among these six fragrances from an iconic Parisian perfume house.

The discovery set (6x 5ml) includes:

Caligna: luminous and aromatic, this perfume evokes the fragrant landscapes of Grasse, the spiritual home of French perfumery, in the south of France.

La Chasse aux Papillons: imagine chasing butterflies in the French country side, surrounded by white flowers. A floral fragrance reminiscent of childhood memories, perfect for sunny days.

L’Eau d’Ambre Extrême: a mysterious oriental elixir. This rich and velvety fragrance, has delicate wafts of golden amber and spices.

Mûre et Musc Extrême: red fruit notes enfold themselves around the iconic blackberry and musk accord. Elegant and sophisticated, this fragrance embodies Parisian chic.

Rose Privée: sparkling and sophisticated, Rose Privée is a floral fragrance of unusual beauty. It captures the rare and iconic May Rose in a contemporary way.

Timbuktu: this fragrance is inspired by master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour’s trip to Mali, where he witnessed a Wusulan ritual used by generations of West African women to scent their hair and skin. A mysterious fragrance that embodies the Sahara combined with French savoir faire.

Jasmin Angelique

Atelier Cologne Ecrin Voyage Jasmin Angelique (30ml + Soap + Leather Case): Genuine pure perfume, the Cologne Absolue is a cologne of character celebrating the magical freshness and elegance of citruses. Very high concentration of natural essential oils ensures an exceptional lasting power. With Collection “Matières”, Atelier Cologne reinvents the mythical essences of perfumery. Following vanilla, amber, rose, vetiver and patchouli, a new facet of jasmine from Egypt is revealed with the unexpected use of hesperides. Jasmin Angélique tells a new story, the one of a mysterious path to a secret garden where two lovers meet again surrounded by fresh, airy and sensual jasmine in bloom. Set includes: Handcrafted leather cap, refillable Cologne Absolue 30 ml (1 fl.oz) travel spray and vegetable-based hard-milled soap.

Amouage Memoir

Amouage Memoir Body Cream: Containing active ingredients such as algae, glycerin, aloe vera, shea butter and cacao butter, this luxurious body cream is an intensive treatment for the skin, promoting immediate firming. The Body Cream tones and hydrates the entire body and restores lost suppleness, leaving the skin soft , velvety and beautifully scented with the notes of Memoir.
Top notes: Mandarin, Cardamom, Absinth, Pink Pepper
Heart notes: Pepper, Clove Bud, Opulent White Blossoms, Rose, Jasmine, Precious Dark Wood, Frankincense
Base notes: Styrax, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Leather, Labdanum, Fenugreek, Musk

ARQUISTE

 

ARQUISTE Parfumeur Caroline’s Four Hundred Candle: Inspired by one of the most splendid balls held by Caroline Astor, the matriarch of the hotel’s founding family and doyenne of New York’s Gilded Age society, Caroline’s Four Hundred takes its name from the 400 notable guests that represented the highest echelons of New York society. The scent captures at once the actual flowers used around her residence, the exotic woods of the ballroom, the potted palms and apple blossoms that lined the hallways, and the light crisp essence of champagne wafting through the crowds. With notes of rich American Beauty roses – her favorite flower – green stems, white lilies and the delicate sweetness of quince, apple and cherry blossom, Caroline’s Four Hundred, embraces all of the blooms that actually adorned her ballroom on that unforgettable evening in 1900.

Caroline’s Four Hundred, the St. Regis fragrance, is featured at all St. Regis hotels and resorts around the world.

Notes include: American Beauty rosses, hyacinth, white lilies, green stems and delicate quince, apple and cherry blossom.

l'artisan parfumeur

L’Artisan Parfumeur La Boule de Provence: La Boule de Provence is a unique design object and is entirely handcrafted by artisans near to Paris. Fresh and aromatic, and inspired by the nature of Provence, this scent is carried by currents of air and magnified by heat in the room.

ANTICA

Antica Farmacista Black Label Champagne Home Diffuser: The Home Ambiance Fragrances utilize antique inspired apothecary bottles, filled with fragrance, to permeate the air through the bottles’ open neck and white birch reeds that are inserted to further diffuse the scent.

Fragrance: A crisp, citrus infused fragrance evoking sparkle and complexity. Top notes of Satsuma citrus balance with subtle floral notes of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant.

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The Best Beauty Gifts To Give And Receive this Holiday Season

We have rounded up the best beauty gifts to give and receive this holiday season for everyone ...

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We have rounded up the best beauty gifts to give and receive this holiday season for everyone on your list. From your mom and your best friend to your secret Santa and favourite teacher! Impress those special few on your list with these luxe finds and maybe even treat yourself!

Clarisonic Mia2 Cleansing System – Special Edition Keith Haring – Love: The skin cleansing device on everyone’s list! Give the gift of beautifully transformed skin in just 60 seconds.  The sonic method pairs products that work on the skin’s surface with technology that goes beneath to beautifully transform skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, for skin that is softer, smoother and more radiant.

VivierSkin

VivierSkin Signature Anti-Aging Program: This gorgeous kit is the perfect gift for the person on your list who is serious about anti-aging skin care. The kit contains full sizes of the following products: HEXAX, Refreshing Toner, Platiné Peptide CR Eye Crème, C E PEPTIDES, Retinol 1.0% Night Complex, Daily Moisturizing Cream et Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.

paiPai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil – Limited Edition Holiday: A drop or two of this miracle Rosehip serum is the ultimate skin multi-tasker to help reveal bright, plump, younger-than-ever skin. Just the thing to start a new year off with!

gloGlo Minerals Spectrum Shadow Mix – Classic Elements Collection: Four gorgouse shades for the classic, neutral and risk-taker type.

SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Kit – CE Ferulic + Resveratrol BE: Give the gift of beautiful, younger looking skin! Kit includes:

CE Ferulic 15ml –  A powerful daytime antioxidant proven to provide 8x advanced environmental protection by neutralizing UV rays, infrared, and pollution-induced free radicals.
Resveratrol BE 15ml: Nightime antioxidant concentrate boosts skin’s own internal antioxidant defense system to help repair and prevent accumulated damage.

consonantConsonant Gym & Travel Kit: Organic & Natural skin care essentials for the gym or a weekend getaway, all in cute travel bag! Kit contents: Natural Foaming Face Wash 50ml, Organic Body Lotion and Body Wash 99ml, Natural Lip Conditioner, Gym and Travel Bag. All products are Pure Unscented.

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