The over-priced, over-hyped Holiday Neiman Marcus catalog has already hit doorsteps, this year revealing more outrageous gifts that we won’t be finding under our tree. In the 88th edition of its fantasy catalog, the most luxurious gift is…wait for it…. a $435,000. fragrance.
To be fair, it does include two first-class tickets to Paris where you’ll meet with sixth-generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed to create the ultimate custom scent:
10. A fragrance journey
Everything from your clothing to the decor in your home suits you perfectly. Isn’t it time you had a signature scent that does the same? Your quest to fragrance utopia begins with two first-class tickets to Paris close to the Fontainebleau, where you’ll meet with sixth-generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed to create the ultimate custom scent. While in The City of Light, you and a guest will dine with Creed, enjoy five-star accommodations, white-glove car service, private tours and other experiences befitting the royally amazing you. A few short months later, a fragrance nonpareil will arrive at your doorstep in 24 14-karat gold-gilded six-liter flacons and 12 14-karat gold-accented leather atomizers featuring your bespoke scent.
7. Ultimate Mardi Gras experience for six couples
If Mardi Gras has always been a dream, there’s no better time than February 2015 to experience the city’s ultimate carnival. Hosted by noted New Orleanians, this five-day adventure offers a truly authentic, luxurious experience for you and five of your favorite couples. You’ll stay in the heart of the French Quarter at the opulent Audubon Cottages, enjoy world-class dining experiences, get behind-the-scenes tours of local art galleries and attend a private concert and dinner at the legendary Preservation Hall. But the best part of the trip is your Lundi Gras evening ride in the spectacular Orpheus Parade, followed by the black-tie Orpheus Ball. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
9. Vanity Fair Academy Awards experience
Pack your gown and tux because you and a guest are cordially invited to play the part of Hollywood royalty during the film industry’s most celebrated weekend. The star treatment begins Friday at the luxe Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel (your home for the next three nights). Saturday’s agenda is packed with special excursions, drinks at the famous Sunset Tower, and dinner at Chateau Marmont. Oscar day kicks off with pre-party spa pampering (followed by hair, makeup, wardrobe styling and jewelry loan) and culminates with invites to the night’s most coveted event: The Vanity Fair Party, where you’ll mix, mingle and revel with silver-screen legends past and present.