Trend Report: Far-flung fancies

By Holly E. Thomas
Sunday, November 28, 2010; W06

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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