Smitten With The Kitten: a Lovely Laila Leopard Gift Set from Geir Ness

Brekstad purse in White, reverses to fluffy leopard spots

Last April I reviewed a beautiful, Mother’s Day gift set From Laila, featuring the amazing fragrance by talented Norwegian Designer Geir Ness. The story of Laila is that this scent was inspired by his childhood memories of Norway. He then named the fragrance “Laila” after his mother, and and gave it her for mother’s day!  Mom’s elegant signature is re-created along with those boyhood memories.  The fragrance is good for day or evening. It is strong, but not overwhelming.   I can’t say for sure what the exact notes are, but it is a fruity floral with more flower and fruit than a traditional, American fruity/floral scent. Natural oils in Laila include an infusion of Norwegian mountain wildflowers  (to me they smell like a lot of white florals), with just a touch of fruit, including the refreshing scent of juicy watermelon. The scent might be fresh and a bit fruity and sweet, but it will linger nicely on your skin so it will stand up to colder weather and heavier fabrics. Normally I am not a fan of fruity florals, or anything with white or sweet notes, but I tried Laila  in warm and cool weather and I like the way it smells on my skin.

For the holidays, there is a new and very nifty gift set: the Brekstad Purse Set.  It arrives with a reversible handbag that is Winter white on one side, and resverses to a plushy leopard on the other.  A chain wrapped with black makes a stunning contrast no matter what side of the purse you want to sport.  But, of course, the main attraction is the Laila 3.4 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 8.0 oz. plus the new,  Hand & Body Cream (smells divine!) and a No Baggage under eye treatment in a wanded tube.

True I am totally smitten with the “kitten” purse that looks so cute it will become a favorite. But  that’s not the only reason to consider this designer gift set for someone special. The 3,4 fl. oz Laila Eau de Parfum retails for $73,00 on its own, and the Body Lotion is $43.00 so you can see that this gift set is well worth $96.00.  It is available at Nordstrom and on the Laila Website .

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