The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


Christmas Countdown…a few more last minute shopping ideas!

Partial view of alarm clock with christmas hat, isolated over white background

I know I already posted my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, but if you’re like me, you wait until the last-minute to do your shopping.  So I found some more exciting gift ideas that I would like to pass on. But don’t wait too long, Christmas will be here before you know it.


Puredistance is my favorite perfume house; there isn’t a perfume in the line that doesn’t make my heart sing.  From the beautiful radiant floral green Antonia to the sophisticated and gentlemanly M, there’s something for everyone.  Through January 10th, Puredistance is offering three sample sets (2 ml each) of their pure perfumes for an incredible 125 Euros.  Included in the sample set are:  Antonia, Black, I, M, Opardu and White.  This is the perfect way to introduce the Puredistance line to your loved ones…and with 3 sets, you can keep one for yourself!

Puredistance Gift Set 2But if you’re already in love with the line like myself, Puredistance has whole set of gift promotions that would make any perfumista ecstatic.  One of my favorite gift sets includes a 60 ml perfume of your choice combined with a 17.5 ml bottle of your choice.  Choose the same perfume; one for home and one for your travels, or choose a combination of any two.  All this for only 350 Euros.  Santa, take note, I would like a 60 ml bottle of White and a 17.5 bottle of Antionia!  Of course, all this is packaged in the utmost of luxury.

For more information on all of the gift sets and special promotions, check out the Puredistance website.


Dame Perfume Rollerballs


I LOVE rollerball perfumes!  They’re perfect for traveling and they make for the ultimate perfumed stocking stuffer.  Dame Perfumery continues to create incredibly beautiful perfumes at a very affordable cost.  For 10 ml at $35 each, you can afford to buy one or all of these soliflores:  Gardenia, Tuberose, Rose de Mai, Mimosa, Osmanthus and Narcissus.  And if the soliflores are a bit too feminine for your liking, check out Musk Man, which was just named as a Fragrantica’s Reader’s Choice best perfumes of 2015!  Another winner,  Dark Horse was named as an Editor’s Choice best perfume of 2015…oh and the Gardenia soliflore was too.  Given all that, a perfumed gift from Dame Perfumery is a no brainer!

For more information go to the Dame Perfumery website to see these and other offerings.



Sitting on the table next to my couch is a Nest Birchwood Pine 3 wick candle.  I can’t tell how much it brings to life the warmth and magic of the season to the house.

From the Nest Fragrances website:

The aroma of a majestic winter forest is created by blending white pine, fir balsam and birchwood over a base of rich musk and amber.

Besides the 3 wick candle, Nest offers a full line of Birchwood Pine products to choose from, including diffusers and sprays.  And the really wonderful thing about the Birchwood Pine home fragrance collection is that it’s more true to winter than just Christmas.  So once the tree comes down for the season, you can still hold on to the warmth of this scent all through winter!

For more information on the Birchwood Pine collection as well as all the Nest Fragrance offerings, check out their website!

Remember, Christmas is less than two weeks away, so it’s time to get your Prancer on and get your shopping finished so that you can enjoy the wonder of the holiday season.

All the best to you and yours this holiday season from The Scented Hound!