French Holiday Gifts

The holidays are back! Having a hard time finding gift ideas? Well, we have you covered! I Dream of France is full of unique, high-quality gifts and you are sure to find something for everybody on your list. From Limoges porcelain plate sets….to hard-to-find cult French perfume brands….to handmade Quimper Faience jewelry…to children’s toys and clothes…we have something for everybody!

We also have a dedicated Christmas category on our website for items that are themed just for the season…including kitchen towels, and our Quimper Faience ornaments, which we have in three patterns this year. Last year we sold out of our ornaments, so order early!

New French Products Winter 2009

New French Products Winter 2009

I Dream of France has added lots of new products to its selection of French goodies for kitchen, table, and bath. Take a look at our Beauvillé tea towels, beautifully screen printed on cotton and linen fabric. Each one is a work of art. We now carry Laguiole knives. We have two sets of steak knives in beautiful cases, one with rosewood handles, the other with silver plated aluminum handles. In our glass selection we have added La Rochere, famous with their three-dimensional bees or Fleur de Lys. To name just one more, take a look at our line of Roger & Gallet perfumes and soaps, including the original Jean-Marie Farina.

So be sure to visit us online or stop by our store and see for yourself!

I Dream of France, 282-A S. Prospect Ave, Tustin, CA 92780 – tel: (714)730-2182

Personal Obsession: Solid Perfume:luckymag.com praises the Josephine Jonquille solid perfume stick from cult French perfumer Crazylibellule and the Poppies. We carry this in our Tustin boutique as well as on idreamoffrance.com. Named for Josephine Baker, Josephine Jonquille is a favorite of mine as well!

Crazylibellule and the Poppies Josephine Jonquille Solid Perfume Stick

Crazylibellule and the Poppies Les Garconnes Collection

Crazylibellule and the Poppies Les Garconnes Collection

The other day I remarked to Jean-Michel that the solid perfume sticks from Crazylibellule and the Poppies offer much more complex and intriguing scents than you would expect for the low price. The news is getting out…Today we found out that the December issues of Lucky, Essence, and Redbook will feature the Les Garçonnes collection from Crazylibellule and the Poppies!

We carry this line on IDreamofFrance.com as well as in our Tustin boutique.

Here’s a quote from the press release: “The Crazystick is a true Holiday Gorgeousness for under 20 Dollars!”

Although northern California is battling terrible fires right now, down here in southern Cal we have unusually cool weather for August, which puts one’s mind to thinking ahead to autumn.  Generally I back away from wearing fragrance during hot weather and pick up the habit again when it cools down.  This year I’m in luck because we just got in new French perfumes (technically, EDT or eau de toilette) from Maison de la Vanille, a boutique fragrance line. Time to get cozy with warm scents based on varieties of vanilla. Each scent starts with vanilla and adds a complement of other notes to tell a different fragrance story. Vanille Noire du Mexique is powdery and elegant…Vanille Fleurie de Tahiti is fruity and fun…Vanille Divine des Tropiques is a blend of white florals.

Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Noire de Mexique

Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Noire de Mexique

 

Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Fleurie de Tahiti

Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Fleurie de Tahiti

Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Divine des Tropiques

Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Divine des Tropiques

Josephine Jonquille

Josephine Jonquille

NEW and we have it! The Les Garconnes collection of solid perfumes from Crazylibellule & the Poppies was just released this month, and we have all seven scents available on IDreamofFrance.com. These solid scents are uniquely packaged like lipsticks in stylish cardboard cases. This collection is based on images of women from the 1920s Art Deco period. Bonus: for a limited time, receive a free carrying pouch necklace with each Crazy Stick purchase.

Chere Louise

Chere Louise