Trend Report: Far-flung fancies

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By Holly E. Thomas
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whether your vacations are far afield or close to home, everyone needs to get away. Before winter wanderlust has you booking flights to somewhere -- anywhere -- sunny and warm, take a whiff of what's new in fragrances, candles and grooming products. Nodding to famous byways around the world, Lafco's Avenue candle collection appeals to the inner globe-trotter. The Ginza option, named after the posh Tokyo district, incorporates cherry blossoms and peony. $48 at area Blue Mercury stores and www.lafcony.com. oming goodies. You won't get a stamp in your passport, but your bathroom will feel a world away.

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Alba Botanica's Hawaiian Mango Moisturizing hair wash cleanses and nourishes with macadamia and kukui nut oils, as well as papaya and pineapple extracts. $9.95 for 12 fluid ounces at www.albabotanica.com.

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The Indigenous candle collection from Thymes captures the essence of buttery pears from the French countryside and oolong tea from the Far East.$11-$26 at www.thymes.com.

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Transport yourself to an exotic bazaar with the Moroccan Amber candle from Nest, which combines sweet patchouli, bergamot and eucalyptus. $32 at area Neiman Marcus stores and www.neimanmarcus.com.

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Pink pepperpods from the Gulf of Guinea add a feminine warmth to the Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod bath and shower gel from Molton Brown. $28 for 10 fluid ounces at area beauty boutiques andwww.moltonbrown.com.

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Pacifica's Indian Coconut Nectar body butter incorporates notes of ambrosia, vanilla and creamy vetiver into a warm, lush scent. $5 for three fluid ounces at area Sephora stores and www.sephora.com.

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With notes of Calabrian bergamot, red ginger and musk, Acqua di Parma's Bergamotto di Calabria evokes the southern coast of Italy in a unisex spray. $106 for four fluid ounces at area Blue Mercury stores andwww.bluemercury.com.

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Davines's Authentic Moisturising Balm uses oil from Mediterranean carthame seeds and essential oils of lemon, mandarin and geranium to hydrate the face, hair and body. $26 for 5.7 fluid ounces at select salons; visit www.davines.com for locations.

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Nodding to famous byways around the world, Lafco's Avenue candle collection appeals to the inner globe-trotter. The Ginza option, named after the posh Tokyo district, incorporates cherry blossoms and peony. $48 at area Blue Mercury stores and www.lafcony.com.

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Inspired by the Grand Tour -- the European trip that was part of a 19th-century lady's education -- Happ & Stahns Perfumers' eau de parfum encompasses notes of Darjeeling tea and wisteria. $68 for 2.5 fluid ounces at area Anthropologie stores andwww.anthropologie.com.


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