On Offer in Neiman Christmas Book: $475K Perfume

Plus: $300K model racetrack, $100K amphibious vehicles
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2014 6:34 AM CDT
On Offer in Neiman Christmas Book: $475K Perfume
Brady White as Santa Claus, right, and David Beattie check out the Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway during the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book on Oct. 7, 2014, in Dallas.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn't strike your fancy, perhaps one of the store's other nine fantasy gifts, all part of this year's exercise-in-extravagance Christmas Book, will:

  • A trip to Vanity Fair's Oscars after-party includes a jewelry loan and a personal stylist, along with a $5,000 gift card to get clothing for the event—from Neiman Marcus, of course. A steal at $425,000.
  • How about a pair of his 'n' hers amphibious vehicles? The four-wheel Quadski duo costs $100,000.

  • For a paltry $95,000, you can get a Maserati Ghibli S Q4. Only 100 of the cars are being made, and they go from zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds. An exec expects them all to sell within an hour.
  • Head to New Orleans for five days to experience Mardi Gras—with 11 of your friends. The $125,000 trip for six couples includes a French Quarter cottage, fancy meals, and an appearance on a parade float.
  • The "ultimate slot car raceway" offers a scale model of your favorite track, and for $300,000, it includes a party hosted by full-size race car drivers Vic Elford and David Hobbs, the AP reports.
  • If you're feeling cheap, you can deck out your house with luxury linens for just $55,000.
It's all cheaper than last year's $1.9 million gift. (More Neiman Marcus stories.)

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