The Neiman Marcus Beauty Event is slated for Thursday, February 23 and lasts through Sunday, March 4. That's what they say, but the gift bags usually run out within the first few days, so if you have anything you want, do call your favorite Neiman Marcus SA to reserve/pre-sell it!
If memory doesn't fail me (I only caught a glimpse earlier today), this year's gift bag comes in three colors, bright yellow, pink, and white. The bag contains Cle de Peau Le Coton, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Fragrance, A Dozen Roses Electron Fragrance, Kiehl's Line Release Concentrate, La Mer Reparative Body Lotion, Molton Brown Vitamin AB+C Shower Gel, Fekkai Ageless Shampoo, Conditioner, and All-Day Hair Pump, as well as Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Pads. Most of them are in sample vials or sachets, though it looks like the Kiehl's, Molton Brown, and La Mer will be in deluxe sizes. The gift bag will be yours with a qualifying purchase of $100 or more in the cosmetics or fragrance department.
Now to the better part of the deal, below is the complete list of GWPs from each brand:
Acqua Di Parma
Gelsomino Nobile: Yellow hatbox with Eau de Parfum and Body Cream; $100 minimum purchase.
Luxury Bath Bar; $100 minimum purchase.
Silver cosmetics bag with Treatment Cleansing Oil, Time Response Skin Renewal Serum and Eye Creme, and your choice of Time Response Skin Renewal Creme, Future Response Creme, or Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Creme sample; $300 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus keepsake box with Korean bojagi scarf; $500 minimum purchase.
Eau d'Hadrien Shower Gel; $100 minimum purchase.
Votive Candle; $75 minimum purchase.
Champagne Room Fragrance; $92 minimum purchase.
Leather pouch with Atomizer, $145 minimum purchase.
Pure Silk Serum; $350 minimum purchase.
Tote with Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Lemon+Sage Body Scrub, and Lemon+Sage Body Butter; $50 minimum purchase.
Extreme PArty Mascara in Black, Extra Eye Repair Cream, and Heather Neutrals Eye Palette with Eye Shadow in Navajo, Cement, Mahogany, Charcoal, Heather, and Ivory, Heather Mauve Shimmer Wash, and Eggplant Shimmer Wash; $150 minimum purchase.
Coral clutch with Omnia Eau de Parfum; $80 minimum purchase.
Baiser Vole EDP; $80 minimum purchase.
Organza drawstring Pouch with Flower Harmonizing Cream, Brilliant Gloss in Mirth, full-size Eye Shade, and EDP vial-on-card; $150 minimum purchase.
Floral bag with Normal Brush Head; $149 minimum purchase.
Cle de Peau Beaute
Navy pouch with Gentle Cleansing Foam, Gentle Protective Emulsion,Brightening Serum supreme, and La Creme; $300 minimum purchase.
Cosmetics bag with Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer, Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream, Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Like Mink, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Mocha Pink, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon, and High Impact Mascara in Black; $65 minimum purchase.
Two Crystalift Refills; $199 minimum purchase.
Full-size Nail Lacquer in Candy Shop; $48 minimum purchase.
Gray zippered trapeze pouch with L'Or de Vie La Creme Riche, Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Black, Rouge Dior in Rouge Blossom, and 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Mystic Smoky; $150 minimum purchase.
Dolce and Gabbana
Light Blue Body Cream; with purchase of any two Light Blue products.
Le Parfum EDP; $100 minimum purchase.
Sumptuous Mascara in Black, Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, and Advanced Night Repair Eye; $100 minimum purchase.
Sheer Hold Hairspray; with purchase of any two Fekkai products.
Cosmetics bag with Soy Face Cleanser, Brown Sugar Body Polish, Citron de Vugne EDP, and Seaberry REstorative Body Cream; $100 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus Creme Ancienne; $125 minimum purchase.
NM Exclusive black pouch with Dahlia Noir EDP; with purchase of any large Dahlia Noir fragrance spray.
Guilty EDP Travel Spray; with purchase of any two Guilty products. Guilty Pour Homme EDT Travel Spray; with purchase of any two Gucci Pour Homme products. Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme After Shave Balm; with purchase of any large Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme fragrance spray.
Orchidee Imperial: Deluxe case with Cream Longevity Concentrate, Mask, and Eye and Lip Cream; $250 minimum purchase.
Eau des Merveilles EDT Travel Spray, Terre d'Hermes Perfume, or Un Jardin apres la Mousson EDT Travel Spray; $100 minimum purchase.
L'Eau d'Issey Florale EDT; $100 minimum purchase.
Pure Clean Daily Face Cleanser; $75 minimum purchase.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Le Male Soothing After Shave Balm; $100 minimum purchase.
J. F. Lazartigue
Hair Styling Gel; $85 minimum purchase.
Silk Scarves in 24K Gold or White Gold; $130 minimum 24K Gold or White Gold purchase. 24K Gold: Your choice of Body Lotion or Shower Gel; $150 minimum purchase.
Black leather travel case with Grapefruit Cologne and Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne; $150 minimum purchase.
Organza bag with CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment and Dark Circle Corrective Eye Treatment; $200
Kiehl's Since 1851
Clear/black bag with Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, and Rosa Arctica, $85 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner; $125 minimum purchase.
Eau de Lalique Solid PErfume HEart Compact; $120 minimum purchase.
Travel case with Creme de la Mer, The Regenerating Serum, The Eye Concentrate and The Hand Treatment; $350 minimum purchase.
Dark gray bag with Absolue PRemium Bx Moisturizer, Eye Cream, and Hand Treatment, L'Absolu Rouge in Voile de Rose, Hypnose Drama Mascara in Black, and Color Design Eye Shadow in Pink Pearls, Little Blue Dress, Pink Zinc, and Clock Strikes 12; $85 minimum purchase.
White cosmetics bag with Cellular Power Infusion and Cellular Cleansing Water Eyes/Face; $300 minimum purchase.
Cosmetics bag with Foundation Primer RAdiance, Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black, Repair Creme, and Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Plum Riche; $125 minimum purchase.
Le Metier de Beaute
Lip Gloss Lip Creme in Red Velvet; $125 minimum purchase. (I swatched this in store today. It looks like Chanel Dragon!)
Relax Sea Salt Sachet; $75 minimum purchase.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Aqua Universalis Scented Sachet; $185 minimum purchase.
Heavenly Gingerlily Bath and Shower; $75 minimum purchase.
For Her Body Cream; $100 minimum purchase.
Diamond White, Intensive Tolerance Booster, The Cure Sheer Cream, and NB-Ceutical SPF 30 Daily Defense Oil-Free Fluid; $300 minimum purchase.
Mini votive with purchase of liquid hand soap or bar soap.
Cosmetics bag with full-size Conductivity Gel; $249 minimum purchase.
Multicolor striped cosmetics bag with Extreme Line-Reducing Re-Plumping Cream, Absolute Skin Recovery Care Eye Contour, Firming SErum Neck and DEcollete, Thermo-Active Firming Serum, and Extreme Anti-Wrinkle REgenerating Night Care; $300 minimum purchase.
Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo; $100 minimum purchase.
Phytocitrus Shampoo; with purchase of any two Phyto products.
Cosmetics bag with Intensite Volumizing Serum, Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme, Eye Renewal Cream, and Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream; $350 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus Les Yeux Presse; $650 minimum purchase.
Fracas Votive Candle; $120 minimum purchase.
F by Ferragamo Pour Homme Black Shampoo and Shower Gel; $75 minimum purchase.
Shortie Flat Iron; $120 minimum purchase.
Cream cosmetics bag with Emulsion Ecologique, Lyslait Cleansing Milk, Botanical Floral Toning Lotion, Sisleya RAdiance Anti-Aging Concentrate, Sisleya Daily Line Reducer, Supremya, Soir de Lune Body Cream, and Instant Perfect; $300 minimum purchase.
45 degree Angled Toothbrush and Professional Whitening Toothpaste in Icy Mint; $125 minimum purchase.
NM Exclusive pink leather pouch with Lash Enhancing Eye Liner, Lash Enhancer Nighttime Conditioning Treatment, Eye Base Essentials in Sheer Gold, and Instant Eye Lift; $125 minimum purchase.
Full-size Browmousse; $20 minimum purchase.
Folding carton with Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer, $150 minimum purchase.
Bright Crystal: Coffret with EDT, Body Lotion, and Body Gel; $150 minimum purchase.
Viktor and Rolf
Flowerbomb EDP; $100 minimum purchase.
Yves Saint Laurent
Large vanity case with Rouge Pur Couture in Luminous Fresh Pink Peach, Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in Black, Forever Youth Liberator Serum, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, and Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black; $150 minimum purchase. Opium: Red/black mirrored pouch with EDT and Body Moisturizer; $77 minimum women's YSL fragrance purchase.
Phew, that's one heck of a list to type out! Now, if you don't have a Neiman Marcus store near you, or haven't found a SA you love, might I suggest the inimitable Traci Dastou of Neiman Marcus Boston? She is the nicest and most helpful person ever and the reason I choose to shop at Neiman Marcus when I'm in Boston. You can reach her at 617-536-3660 x2111. Tell her Xiao from Messy Wands sent you and she'll hook you up!