HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS

Summer is over, and the holidays are around the corner. For retailers, that means making decisions about seasonal gift programs. This year, like last, in efforts to strengthen sales of core brands, leading fragrance manufacturers are limiting gift sets to classics. Meanwhile, the number of bath and body offerings is growing as several new players enter the mass market for the first time. A sampling of this year’s lineup is shown through page 26.

Adidas Moves
A 2-oz. cooling muscle relief lotion, 0.5-oz. eau de toilette spray, and 2-oz. hair and body wash are offered in a mesh bag for $9.95.

Sal & Jo’s Dairy
The Silver Egg Basket gift set contains a 2-oz. Chocolate Milk Body Milk, an 8-oz. Chocolate Milk Body Cream, a 4-oz. Peppermint Foot & Elbow Scrub, an 8-oz. Bath Jam bath and shower gel and an egg-shaped soap in a silver egg basket, and has a suggested retail price of $16.99.

Oil of Olay
This tote bag contains a scented candle, nail polish, three mini lipsticks, 6.78-oz. Daily Renewal Cleanser, 4-oz. Complete UV Protective Moisture Lotion and 6.7-oz. Moisturizing Body Wash, with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Charlie
A 1.3-oz. cologne spray and a 0.5-oz cologne spray is priced at $14.95.

Healing Garden
The Jasminetherapy Sensual Gift Collection includes a 7-oz. Sensual Massage Lotion, an 8-oz. Sensual Body Mist and a 10-oz. Waves of Delight Body Soak, for $17.95.

Dulce Vanilla
The set contains a 0.5-oz. cologne spray and a 1-oz. cologne spray for $16.95.

Love’s Baby Soft
The gift set contains a 0.69-oz. size of Love’s Sheer Petals, Love’s Baby Soft, Love’s Berry Blue and Love’s Vanilla Pop scents for $16.95.

Parfums de Coeur
The Fresh White Musk Fantasy Silver Luxury Set includes a 4-oz. fragrance body spray, a 4-oz. sheer lotion spray, a 4-oz. moisturizing body gel and a 6-oz. shampoo in a silver basket for $14.95.

Parfums de Coeur
The Snowglobe Spray Cologne is a snow globe with a removable, refillable spray cologne in its core, retailing for $13.50. / Body at Best This shower caddy includes a 7-oz. Live and Let Lime Power Shower Cleanup, an 8-oz. Sublime Lime All-of-You-Gel-Lotion, a 6- oz. Berry Chic Body Mist and a loofah for $14.99.

Fire & Ice
This set contains a 1-oz. cologne spray and a 2-oz. sensual body lotion, for $19.95.

Calgon
This boxed gift set includes a 4-oz. Hawaiian Ginger shower and bath gel, a 4-oz. Hawaiian Ginger body mist and a 4-oz. Hawaiian Ginger body lotion for $9.95.

Kids Garden
The boxed Wild Violets set includes a 0.41-oz. nail polish, a 3.4-oz. light body mist and a 0.15-oz. lip balm for $9.99.

Enchante’s Embrace
A 5.72-oz. peppermint foot scrub, 8.45-oz. antibacterial peppermint leg & foot cooling spray, 9.8-oz. peppermint foot soak, mesh puff and brush come in a keepsake snowman box for $12.99.

Naturistics
The boxed Naturistics Bath Basics Gift Set includes a 4-oz. Wild Berries Moisturizing Body Wash, a 2-oz. Moisturizing Body Splash, a soap and a loofah for $9.99.

English Leather
Boxed together are a 1.7-oz. cologne and a 1.7-oz. aftershave for $10.95.

Tabu
A 2-oz. cologne and a refillable keepsake atomizer are packaged together for a suggested retail of $12.95.

Blooming Rose
Boxed together in the company’s chamomile gift set: 2.45-oz bath beads, a 3-inch-by 4-inch scented candle, a 10-oz. bath soak, an 8-oz. body wash and an 8-oz. body lotion for $10.

Farah Spa
Included in a citrus gift set packaged in a plastic fish-designed handbag are a 2-oz. hand and body lotion, a 2-oz. body wash, a 2.5-oz. foaming bath soak, a loofah and a nailbrush for $12.

Kids Garden
The boxed Wild Violets set includes a 0.41-oz. nail polish, a 3.4-oz. light body mist and a 0.15-oz. lip balm for $9.99.