Archive for the ‘Fragrance’ Category

11 days till Christmas : My 5 Scents for Holiday Gifting

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Every season brings along the latest must have s. when it comes to fragrance it’s so personal.
I love trying new scents . My tastes tend to lie on the floral clean scents. But like most this can also change depending on mood ,time day and time of the month etc.But all of these scents have one thing in common they make beautiful gift ideas with collectible framework.

Here are five scents that will capture at least one of your many moods daily and make a scentfull gift for someone special on your list.

Reem Acra
Introduces its first ever fragrance called Reem Acra eau de Parfum. The bridal designers first foray into beauty landed the fragrance exclusively at Saks $125.00.The scent is light and very pretty with a touch of amber, organge blossom and ginger.

Sidebar- Tried it ,liked it a lot . Wore it for a few hours and liked it more as the night went on .

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Florabotanica by Balenciaga
This floral dream of a fragrance was launched this fall. The graphic print bottle alone is a stand out for the vanity table .Fragrance Notes that make this blend include orange blossom, ginger, and amber.Now available exclusively at Saks, $125.

Take a look at Kristen Stewart, Actress, and brand spokesmodel on her image of Balenciaga.YouTube Preview Image

 

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Unplugged by Jon Bon Jovi for her and him

Looking for that chic  gift a the couple who has everything? This may be it . Unplugged is the first fragrance for the Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi.I really liked his choice in packaging from the shape to then design. The women’s fragrance is a Floral oriental type ,while the men’s Unplugged is woodsy highlighted by spicy bourbon .$30 @avon.com

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Marc Jacobs Dot 

Introduced early the fall Dot the  fragrance is inspired by Marc Jacobs love of polka dots .Dot is a lush  floral scent enhanced with red berries, jasmine and vanilla .Flirty and fun, the super cute bottle could not be passed up for gifting. Your friend or significant other will thank you dearly . Find Marc Jacobs Dot in specialty shops nationwide or @marcjacobs.com $92

 

Marc Jacobs Dot for Holiday $89

 

Marc Jacobs Dot gift set $92

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Holiday Collection

For the girl who is flawless like a Diamond this collection will be the perfect gift idea. This season Victoria’s Secret decided capture glamour in a bottle with three collections .Bombshell Diamond ,Bombshell Platinum,and Bombshell Sparkle. The collections feature the signature fragrance , lotion and mist.  Find them all @victorias’s secret exclusively.
VICTORIA’S SECRET BOMBSHELL EAU DE PARFUM 1.7 oz./$55
For dazzling scent that lingers.

VICTORIA’S SECRET BOMBSHELL SHIMMER LOTION 6.7 oz./$20
For golden glimmer and silky, fragrant softness.

VICTORIA’S SECRET BOMBSHELL BODY MIST 8.4 oz./$25
For a kiss of luminous fragrance.

 

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Diamond collection

 

 

 

 

 

The Diamond Collection by Victoria’s Secret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Madonna? Win this

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Madonna's Truth or Dare

 

If you are a Madonna fan this is a must.

To celebrate the launch of Madonna’s first fragrance Truth or Dare by Madonna – through May 7th, when you play the Truth or Dare: Ultimate Fan Game on Madonna’s Facebook page, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 15 Madonna prize packages; including tickets to Madonna’s tour, the new fragrance Truth or Dare by Madonna and other limited addition Madonna merchandise.

You can access the ultimate fan game on Madonna’s Facebook page linked here (be sure to “like” the page first) : http://on.fb.me/todmadonna2

Truth or Dare by Madonna is available now exclusively at Macy’s and Macy’s.com,

Kick off scent for 2012: Versace Yellow Diamond

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
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Versace Yellow Diamond Launch

Right before the holiday I had the opportunity to head to the Versace townhouse boutique on 5th avenue for a private viewing of the new fragrance by Versace called Yellow Diamond. The incredible mansion is more inviting the further you go. On the legendary rooftop penthouse is where the action was this evening. Inspired by Donetella’s own love of the precious yellow stone and the evolution of chrstals, the scent is an intoxicating juicy floral. Hints of amber ,citron,and orange blossom blend beautifully. It launches officially in January but it was available at selected shops for the holiday season . The yellow and gold packaging and commercial concept is all a reflection of Donnatellas vision . see the video here  One thing is for sure , it smells simply amazing and so will you.

Stay on the lookout for the  Versace Yellow Diamond Facebook page launching January 25th. Free samples will be available for a limited time ,so get yours.

Versace Yellow Diamond is available in three sizes – 30ml EDT (1.0 oz) at $50, 50 ml EDT (1.7 oz) at $67 and 90ml EDT (3.0 oz) at $88.

Photos taken with HTC Windows Phone 

NYFW / downtime at Victoria’s Secret beauty lounge

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

I love September fashion week.The weather is perfect to dress in almost anything and everyone looks great after completing their summer vacations. But every fashion and beauty reporter looks forward to some downtime after running from show to backstage from the meatpacking district to Lincoln center. So what better way to relieve a little stress then heading over to an editors lounge for a bit of R&R

At the Victoria’s secret rooftop retreat ( empire hotel rooftop) guest were pampered as only VS can.Oasis day spa provided chair massages that were perfect for achy shoulders. Victoria’s Secret make up team  was on hand for make overs as well.

New products on display from VS :

I was able to take a whiff of Gorgeous ($49) fragrance below. Brings out you inner glam girl

 

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Top Trends such as brights and animal print can be incorporated into the wardrobe via lingerie . Take a look Victoria’s Secret ‘s take on the trends currently in stores.

Jewel tones and lace

Animal print

This animal prints  screams glamour. All you need is a sexy pair of house slippers with a little kitten heel. Mad Men comes to mind. I’ll have to get into the store for a closer look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S by Shakira Launches The Month

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Our favorite hip shaking South American, Shakira launched S By Shakira Eau de Florale this month. S is a light floral with sweet and succulent  hints of berries  and musky vanilla. And the floral blend lasts leaving a nice top note of sweet berries. S would make a flirty addition to your fall/ winter scent library.

When Shakira was asked about her influences for fragrance she was very open about her process.
“After working on S by Shakira with the perfumer, I became interested in the possibilities of expressing emotions through scents.” Says Shakira “It’s similar to the process you go through when writing a melody: certain chord combinations inspire different feelings in the listener….You could say that S by Shakira Eau Florale reflects my more delicate and feminine side. It could be for a different moment, or a different mood. Perhaps, for when you’re feeling romantic!’

S by Shakira Eau Florale launches September 2011 in the following sizes: 0.5 oz ($17.00), 1.0 oz ($28.00), and 1.7 oz ($35.00) and is available at key specialty retailers, fine chain drug stores and mass retailers (i.e. Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Kohl’s and Sears).

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