Holiday In: Valentines abound

Celebrate Valentine's Day with an array of heart-shaped pink and red accessories, perfumes and sweets.

By LAURA TAUB
February 13, 2012 14:21
3 minute read.
Girl recieves Valentine gifts

Girl recieves Valentine gifts 390. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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1. LALINE – If you buy the romantic packages, with heart-shaped soaps, scented cushions and more at special prices, you will receive a romantic scent diffuser for the home. (NIS 100 to NIS 200, until February 14.)

2. VITALIS SPA, HERODS EILAT – Try the special Espresso-Chocolate spa treatment at the Vitalis spa hotel. The 110- minute massage, coffee-grain body peeling and chocolate-cream wrappings is a proven endorphins release that will make you feel like you’re in love. NIS 600. Call (08) 638-0008.

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3. PINK LADY – Called the Apple of Love, the pink lady apple, distributed by Bereshit, is sold in individual packages. Use the apples to create a passionate cocktail: Place in a shaker with lots of ice, one peeled and crushed pink lady apple, 60 ml. vodka, 40 ml. sweet vermouth, 30 ml pomegranate liqueur and 30 ml. lemon juice. Shake well and strain into two cocktail glasses.

4. iZER – The free iPhone application that allows one to choose and buy a flower arrangement and other gift packages is expanding its collection in time for Valentine’s Day. All flower arrangements and candy packages, including chocolate and exotic fruit, greeting cards and flowers, will be sold at 10% reduction. www.iZer.co.il or 801-228-228

5. L’OCCITANE – Special rosescented products and beautiful reduced-price packages for Valentine’s Day for him and her will be offered at all L’Occitane shops. Try the roll-on perfume and gloss (NIS 59), a gift box of Pivoine Flora body products or Four Roses line, all at reduced prices. Until February 15 at all L’Occitane shops. www.loccitane.co.il

6. BERGNER – Not pink but still suitable for the holiday of love is the hugging salt-and-pepper duo by Bergner. NIS 20 at kitchenware and other stores. (03) 951-4455.

7. MARINA DE BOURBON – The exclusive French perfume company offers a new edition of Rouge Royal, a sensual and powerful scent in a red-hot bottle, ideal for Valentine’s Day. NIS 516 for 100 ml. and NIS 242 for 30 ml.



8. CHLOE – The company has launched a new, romantic perfume called Love, Eau Intense. The exotic, sensual scent, with notes of iris vanilla and musk, is richer than the original Love scent, with added notes of talcum. The bottle is adorned with a golden chain. NIS 682 for 75 ml.

9. TOYS R US – A pink-colored heart kit will make every little girl happy. The heart-shaped box is packed with materials for sewing and making cards, bracelets, frames and more. For ages seven and up. NIS 230.

10. LANCÔME – More romantic than ever, the new Trésor Midnight Rose is a fruity, sweet and flowery scent in a purple polished bottle and a diamond-like stopper. NIS 320 for 30 ml. 450 for 50 ml. and 560 for 75 ml.

11. JIMMY CHOO – The shoe brand that became a household name due largely to the TV series Sex and the City has launched a new perfume for Valentine’s Day. The Eau de Toilette version is feminine and sexy, yet light and sophisticated, with notes of ginger, orchid and rose, in a light pink bottle with a black stopper. NIS 564 for 100 ml and 431 for 60 ml.

12. ORLY – My Week with Marilyn, the film about Marilyn Monroe, inspired this collection of red nail varnish by Orly. Four different reds will suit almost every hand. NIS 25.

13, OFRA – Get ready for serious kissing with Volu-Lips by Ofra, a gloss that promises to add moisture, to smooth fine lines and to create the appearance of fuller lips while also coloring them. Five pink-red shades. NIS 146. www.ofracosmetics.com

14. MAC – NATURALLY. For those who prefer the natural look, MAC’s newest collection is all mineral and health-oriented. Prices range between NIS 80 and NIS 159 per item. Available at MAC shops around the country. www.maccosmetic.co.il

15. CHIC – Create your own spa at home with a new line of orchid-scented spa products by Chic. The products, enriched with 25 Dead Sea minerals, help the skin renew itself. Prices range between NIS 29 and NIS 37, and gift packages are NIS 40 to NIS 60.

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