I would like to buy my husband a beautiful gold watch for Christmas. It's a scary purchase and I don't want to make a mistake. Any tips would be appreciated! Midas Touch, Stanley The Dictator rules: Like buying a wedding dress, only the wearer knows his own requirements of the timepiece inside and out. Hong Kong is the world's top market for watches so there are a lot to choose from. Here are a few 18-carat gold watches to get you thinking about the all-important details. I'd choose the indescribably beautiful Cartier Roadster chrono ($198,000; Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2523 1852). If you don't mind the stereotype, go for a classic Rolex Oyster Day-Date with various gold link straps and faces to choose from ($124,680 to $132,580; Dickson Watch & Jewellery, 12B, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2521 4245). For something a bit different, check out Piaget's new Polo, made with a lapis lazuli dial ($154,400; G8 Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2525 5585); or the gadget-lover's Reverso Date in rose gold by Jaeger-LeCoultre ($48,000; Elegant Watch, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2735 8481). If he likes rectangles, he might want to make a statement with Franck Muller's large rose gold, thin-strapped Long Island watch ($204,000; Melbourne Plaza, 33 Queen's Road Central, tel; 2696 9888); or a Vacheron Constantin such as the Patrimony with diamonds encircling the face ($148,400) or without them ($135,000) (Artland Watch, Mirador Mansion, 62A Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui). But he would say it more quietly with Patek Philippe's Argonaut ($210,000; Forum Watch, 28 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 0832). And don't forget to bargain. I'm dying to smell Monyette Paris, the roll-on perfume oil everyone seems to be talking about. Is it sold in Hong Kong? Scent Seeker, Happy Valley The Dictator: Nothing says exclusive like 'roll-on'. I'm afraid, your perfectly powdered nostrils won't be getting anywhere near the stuff - said to be a favourite of Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani and, um, Oprah Winfrey - unless you order it online. Inspired by French Polynesia with Tahitian gardenia, French muguet du bois (a fancy way of saying lily of the valley) and Indian incense Nag Champa, a 1/8 ounce vial costs about $351 at www.luckyscent.com . Add about $62.40 for delivery by USPS airmail but e-mail Lucky for further delivery details. Other sites that deliver internationally include www.beautyofasite.com and www.apothia.com . Help! I usually get into the festive spirit on Christmas day by wearing my red coat, but I just found it has been eaten by moths. Where can I buy one? Coat Tales, Kwun Tong The Dictator: OK, Mrs Claus, don't get your long johns in a twist. Try on a fitted, knee-length number by Joyo in wool with a removable fur collar ($2,800; Lane Crawford, 70 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3388); or the wine-red virgin wool mid-length coat at Max & Co. ($3,280; Russell Street, Causeway Bay). If a jacket will do, try on the gorgeous ruffle-front red suede jacket ($19,900) or super-cropped red leather jacket ($13,900) at Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (2/F, The Landmark, tel: 2868 0092). For a more casual day, be a lumberjack in the red and black plaid jacket by Polo Jeans ($1,300; Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2175 4388); or don the Tommy puffa jacket in red ($1,390; Tommy Hilfiger, LG1, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 7056). Step onto the wild side with Dries van Noten's hot-pink trench in much more climate-friendly cotton ($6,600; 232 The Landmark, tel: 2845 606). Here's an even better idea: wear something naughty but nice (and red) on the inside from Calvin Klein (red lace bra $320 and thong $180; Calvin Klein Underwear, 532 Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 9126).