As the air turns frosty and sugar plum fairies begin to dance in our dreams it’s a sure sign that the holidays are near. We at Les Carats have composed a carefully selected wish list of luxurious gift ideas, trinkets and dreams that are sure to make your holidays even more decadent and bright.
Maybe as you roll over on the holiday morning you’ll find a little box with a crisp, bright red bow placed beside your pillow; or maybe the anticipation is keeping you awake and you quietly tip-toe down the stairs in the early morning chill to steal a little sneak peek at the goodies with your name on it; or maybe you find your gifts under candy colored candlelight amongst scattered gilded chocolates; either way we’re sure that you’ve been extra good this year so a few carefully placed hints to whoever your Santa is and who knows what you may find…
We invite you to pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, marshmallows included, and explore our wonderland as you select a few of your favorite things to add to your letter to the North Pole.
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi
The newest fragrance from the seductive perfume house of By Kilian asks the all important and always provocative question. She is a nocturnal powerhouse of teasing duality. At first blush a plush floral who is a full and feminine creature yet somehow giving playful winks of unexpected brightness throughout the night. She may be a delicate coquette, but she knows how to get what she wants and proves it with the richness of bois creamed by vanilla. A delectable heart that will be whispering in your ear until the last drop of night is consumed by a new day and newly discovered passions. The talented designer Kilian Hennessey and perfumer Alberto Morillas envision a modern woman ready and able to taken on the night in stilettos and a smile. Weaving the white flowers of neroli, gardenia, ylang-ylang, and tuberose, embraced by Bulgarian roses, and anchored by precious sandalwood and cedarwood; together they’ve created a potion for passion. Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi? Oui!
Cadolle Haute Couture
When you’ve been dressing and undressing the decollete of the worlds most sensual and seductive figures for the past 120 years you must be doing something right. From the Mata Hari to Elizabeth Taylor, Scarlet Johansson to Monica Bellucci, each have slipped on haute couture lingerie designed by the French Maison Cadolle. Each piece is made-to-measure and these starlets have their own pattern kept securely at the workshop ready for the next red carpet reveal and you can, too. Fabulous forms and exquisite laces, silks, and satins that caress your body as delicately as the sweet nothings that are sure to follow. If your inner secret seductress has a taste for French lace, a penchant for the dramatic, and understands the power of a teasing glimpse then it turns out that you and the Mata Hari have more in common than you thought you did. Provocative gift giving at its best.
Geometry Of Time
When precision is an art form and the stars guide your way the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is an essential complication. Audemars Piguet is a brand synonymous with exquisite math and beautiful exactitude. An icon of hand crafted intricacies and worn by leaders, these timepieces are the thinking persons accessory. The love affair of physics and engineering are able to produce such fabulous achievements such as a tourbillon that serves to compensate for the effects of gravity to enhance the accuracy of the movement rating. It makes the entire escapement rotate at a predefined cadence. The blue dial, shown, with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold applied hourmarkers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, and blue inner bezel have been combined to create this captivating piece. The bracelet and case are in an 18-karat pink gold, featuring a glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown, and the AP folding clasp. While you’re reaching for the stars you should be wearing this timepiece.
Frauscher 757 St. Tropez
While some may be dashing through the snow there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be splashing through the waves. For the person who has everything the Frauscher® 757 St. Tropez is an unexpected gift. Certainly not something that will fit under a tree, we recommend gift wrapping the key. This is a classic runabout characterized by completely new and innovative design elements. The shining hand-wrought steel parts, the mahogany and/or teak superstructures, and the elegant lines combine to create a delicious seaworthy experience.
C De Cartier
Cartier, purveyor of all things jeweled, has created a shimmery palette full of Parisian style for their newest signature handbag collection ‘C De Cartier’. The versatile size and tailored lines are the perfect complement for a lady of taste as this subtly sophisticated bag is a radiant figure of femininity in soft, shapely curves. This season’s jewelry box inspired hues of amethyst, spessartite garnet, cordierite, turquoise, chalcedony and pink quartz, are each a veritable ornament for any holiday ensemble.
COMING SOON: Part Two…Stay Tuned!