This bath-and-body behemoth traces its beginnings to a New Englander who was struck by the 17th-century British tradition of utilizing fresh flowers for beauty rituals, so it’s no wonder that this subterranean location is a sweet-smelling oasis. Among the botanically fragranced offerings, look for rolls of scented-drawer papers ($24), gemlike solid-perfume compacts ($40) and rows of eau de toilette sprays ($30–$50), redolent of wisteria and iris. A range of curated body-care sets ($17) that include a travel-size hand lotion, body moisturizer and shower gel make foolproof presents, while a new nail-lacquer collection ($6 each) underscores the brand’s more contemporary face.
Crabtree & Evelyn
|Venue name:||Crabtree & Evelyn|
30 Rockefeller Plaza
|Cross street:||between 49th and 50th Sts, concourse level|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm, Sat 10:30pm-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr|