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May 23, 2011

Rihanna Reb’l Fleur for women

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Rihanna makes the perfume sexy, not the other way around. You may recall the super sultry commercial for the scent which dropped back in February and promoted that “good feels so bad,” showing two sides to the singer. Now that the fragrance has finally been unleashed, you too can discover your naughty and nice!

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May 18, 2011

Kim Kardashian’s Newest Fragrance Makes Her “Feel Sexy”

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“When my dad would go away on trips he always came back with a special perfume for me,” Kim Kardashian recalls. “I hated when he bought perfume for his girlfriends, but loved it when he bought me a glamorous bottle of his favorite scent of gardenia.

So when I was developing Gold, I thought of him and other happy times in my childhood.” Thinking this time of summer nights, she “pumped up” some elements of her original 2009 fragrance, Kim Kardashian, and made Gold, her latest scent, glitter and soar for nocturnal soirees. “To me, summer is sexy, beachy and glamorous with thoughts turning to romantic evenings,” Kardashian told PEOPLE Saturday at the launch of Kim Kardashian Gold at Macy’s in Aventura Mall, outside Miami.

“I wanted something powerful yet not too sweet. I got stressed out while developing the scent because I wanted it to be just perfect.” The fragrance combines sparkling top notes of Italian bergamot and grapefruit with a sniff of spicy pink peppercorn, plus a floral heart of jasmine, delicate rose and golden resins of amber and creamy benzoin. Musk gives the strong scent a last blush of elegance. And while notes weren’t easy to choose, deciding on the golden bottle’s rounded shape took even more work.

“I am very hands on with my fragrances,” she explained. “I really didn’t want a square bottle of any type. I am curvy and think my fragrance should represent me. So I picked a sleek round vessel in gold with ebony accents.” Comparing her fragrance it to an extra-special piece of everyday jewelry, Kardashian says she uses her Gold perfume nightly. “I spray myself before I go out,” she said. “The fragrance makes me feel sexy.” –Linda Marx

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May 10, 2011

10 Fragrances for Spring 2011

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With spring’s new crop of fragrances blooming on counters, we’ve noticed a trend: It’s all about the floral. But we’re not talking about your granny’s heavy blanket of perfume that assaults the senses. The new beauties we’ve rounded up use higher-quality oils that capture the sweet delicacy of petals. Blended with subtle notes that gently dry down, these fragrances melt sensually into the skin. So pick your favorite flower, and discover how it has been freshly reinvented for spring.

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May 5, 2011

Fergie Launches Avon Outspoken Intense Fragrance

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The numbers for Fergie’s first fragrance launch with beauty giant Avon are in, and let’s just say — “Boom Boom Pow” is right.

“Outspoken has been our most successful fragrance launch in the history of Avon,” beamed CEO Andrea Jung at a press presentation in New York, though the longtime exec chose not to disclose more specific sales numbers.

The Black Eyed Peas performer was also on hand to preview her next scent, Outspoken Intense, which will debut in July.

The 36-year-old’s recent embrace of the current citrus trend continued with a body-hugging Diane von Furstenberg draped dress, as did her penchant for glossy black digits.

Outspoken Intense is a juicy fruity floral that will be packaged in a bottle as curvaceous as the star herself, with equally sexy grounds for inspiration.

“This scent is about that intense feeling you get right before going on stage. It’s about that exhilaration, that excitement, and owning that moment. It’s about really feeling that power when you’re in front of a crowd,” said Fergie.

To convey the intoxicating feeling, fruits like kumquat were blended for a sparkling element. The cheerful little fruit — which looks like a miniature orange — is also at the heart of tender childhood memories for the California native.

“My Dad grew kumquat. I always remember that he used to help me peel them when I was a little girl,” said Fergie.

Starfruit is another note of the fragrance that stirs nostalgia and holds intimate meaning for the star.

“The starfruit is really special to me, because every time I go on tour — especially in Asia — they have this beautiful star fruit that they slice for you in the room. We had no idea what it was, just that it was so beautiful and tastes so good. Now it always reminds me of going to a hotel and enjoying special treatment,” revealed Fergie.

With the success of Fergie’s first fragrance, Avon’s sights are set high for the summer launch, which will retail for $30 for an eau de toilette.

With a roster of celebrities as A-list as Reese Witherspoon who have also collaborated on scents for the billion dollar brand, we wondered what it was that pushed Fergie so far ahead of the crowd.

Global Fragrance Development Director Isabel Ryan says she thinks it’s due to the unique type of popularity Fergie enjoys as a performer.

“We hit the mark with her because it’s a time in her life when she’s out there and connecting with women all over the world. There are celebrities and designers out there who don’t necessarily resonate so globally, with so many different types of women,” Ryan told StyleList.

“Fergie appeals to my nine-year-old daughter, and she appeals to me. People don’t think, ‘I can be her,’ but instead, ‘I can relate to her.'”

interesting for today: 10 Fragrances for Spring 2011

December 23, 2010

Daisy Fuentes to Launch New Fragrance

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Daisy Fuentes is set to launch her sixth and sexiest fragrance since 2006 and it goes by the name of Mysterio.

“This is meant to be the sexy, mysterious scent, so it is a little more nighttime. It’s a warm, sophisticated oriental musk, in keeping with that sexy positioning,” said Fuentes at an event for the scent which will be available exclusively at Kohl’s.

According to WWD, Karyn Khoury, senior vice president of corporate fragrance development at the Estée Lauder Cos., developed the fragrance with Fuentes and Firmenich. Top notes include plumeria, freesia and osmanthus. There’s a heart of heliotrope, jasmine, lily and white orchid, and a drydown of ambrette seed, violet, vanilla musk and sandalwood. The 44-year-old Cuban bombshell also mentioned that she’d like to do store appearances, which she has done for many of her other products. “I get some of my best ideas from talking to consumers,” she said, noting that these interactions have inspired her to create plus-size and petite apparel. Fuentes has made quite an impression on the beauty industry with the launch of Daisy Fuentes Style Pro in 2009, a collection of nine sulfate and paraben-free hair care products created with Beautology. And she’s already launched a variety of clothing, intimates, jewelry, accessories and bedding lines for Kohl’s.

December 22, 2010

Best Men’s Cologne for Christmas 2010

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Christmas 2010 is right around the corner! What will you be giving your loved one this season? To ensure the perfect gift, its best to start brainstorming early. The smell of personal fragrances reflect special moments in life, why not show him how you feel with a scent that describes him? Below is a collection of this years best selling 2010 cologne for men.

Versace Pour Homme Christmas 2010 Cologne
This dynamic fragrance is a personal favorite of mine. When a man wears Versace Pour Homme, he is confident, fearless. Launched in 2008, this Mediterranean inspired scent defines men who aren’t afraid of fashion. It’s woody and very aromatic. Fragrance notes include an edgy mix of Bergamot, Orange Leaf, Neroli, Diamante Cedar, Geranium, Sclary Sage, Hyacinth, Cedar Wood, Oud Wood, Amber, Tonka Bean and Musk. Versace Pour Homme for men is perfect for men who enjoy bliss!

Burberry for Men
Vibrant and completely free spirited, Burberry the Beat is a youthful fragrance for all men who admire current trends. Made with the finest ingredients, this aromatic blend is easy to wear with any occasion.. and outfit! He’ll love the curious blend of Citron, Vetiver, Fresh Notes, Violet, Pepper, White Musk, and Leatherwood Accords. Burberry the Beat cologne is perfect for fashion addicts and young hearted men.

Gucci by Gucci Cologne for Men
Absolutely perfect for today’s modern man, Gucci by Gucci for men is cool and contemporary. Not only is this fragrance fronted by one of todays sexiest men, James Franco, each spray mirrors a structure of masculinity. This decadent composition entails Bergamot, Cypress, Violet, Black Pepper, Frankincense, Leather, Tobacco, Patchouli, Cedar, and Amyris. I recommend this fragrance to any man who’s passion is luxury. (find more Gucci Cologne)

Davidoff Cool Water 2010 Christmas Gift
Classic fragrances are my favorite because they depict sentimental moments shared with loyal wearers throughout the years. Launched in 1992, Davidoff Cool Water cologne continues to be a best seller among men. A success among an older, but not limited too, population, this sporty scent reflects the pure sensation of the cool sea. Composed with aquatic inspiration in mind, Cool Water cologne is blended with Lavender, Rosemary, Mint, Coriander, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Moss, Ambergris, Musk. Davidoff cologne for men is an exhilarating experience. Davidoff for Men Purchase today!

Armani Code by Giorgio Armani Cologne for Men
Only Armani can blend the finest ingredients perfecting seduction and allure. Ideal for contemporary men, Armani Code cologne inspires timeless elegance and sophisticated strength. Fragrance notes include a zesty blend of Lemon, Bergamot, Aromatic Mediterranean Notes, Guaiac Wood and Tonka Bean. Armani Code is one of this ears best sellers among men who thrive on fresh, crisp aquatic notes.


relevant post: Top 10 Colognes [for Men]

December 15, 2010

Marc Jacobs perfume Christmas gifts

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This year Marc Jacobs have brought out a super-cute oversize Daisy solid perfume ring, a perfect Christmas gift for the Daisy perfume lover in your life. A couple of years ago the Marc Jacobs Daisy Christmas gift was a gorgeous solid perfume necklace that I gave to one of my friends and she absolutely loved it! This ring is absolutely lovely as well and the best thing, you can of course still wear the ring after the perfume has run out!

The Marc Jacobs Daisy  Solid Perfume Ring has swivel lid that you twist to reveal the gorgeous Daisy perfume inside and also has a very fetching velvet pouch.  Now the reason neither AndyLou or myself are modelling the Lola perfume bracelet is that we didn’t realise that it was a bracelet (I’m not quite sure why?!).  Last year the special Lola Christmas gift was a Lola solid perfume ring and this year Marc Jacobs have changed to this gorgeous bracelet modelled on the distinctive Lola perfume lid. LOLA Perfume Bracelet is available nationwide from 1st December 2010

Marc Jacobs Daisy Christmas gift set

The set has the Daisy fragrance along with a luxurious body butter and handbag size deluxe mini:

• 100ml Daisy Eau de Toilette perfume
• 140g Daisy Body Butter
• 4ml Daisy Deluxe Eau de Toilette Mini perfume


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December 9, 2010

Christy Turlington Talks Avon Fragrance and Womens Empowerment

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She may be well-known for the past 20 years as the iconic face of Calvin Klein, but supermodel Christy Turlington is about to tango with a new partner: Avon.

The 41-year-old model will launch a sensually musky floral fragrance entitled “Slip Into” with the beauty giant next year, that plays on the act of slipping into your high heels.

We recenlty caught up with the pouty-lipped brunette, where Turlington said that being a busy mom has made her appreciate life’s simplest pleasures even more.

“I grew up with the old-fashioned idea that you only wear fragrance for fancy occasions. Now, I wear it for myself. Every moment in life is an opportunity to celebrate,” said Turlington.

As such, the model said she felt right at home shooting the ad campaign, where she wanted busy women to relate to the notion of a blissful, private moment taken for oneself.

“I identified with the ad’s concept really well. As a woman, mom and busy human being, I said yes — I need more of those quiet moments!” she said.

The California native is a longtime yoga practitioner and has even penned a book — “Living Yoga, Creating A Life Practice” — and says that the peaceful practice combined with sleeping well and a balanced lifestyle are her keys to maintaining the glow that continues to bring in the modeling contracts.

“I try to look my best, but feeling my best is more important,” says Turlington.

When Avon came knocking earlier this year, she said it was the brand’s work with women’s empowerment and health issues through the Avon Foundation For Women that immediately spoke to her.

(In fact, we recently bumped into the model at Avon’s latest fundraiser event, where Turlington sported a statuesque Alice Temperley maxi dress.)

“I’ve always wanted to make an impact. Women’s status in the world is very important to me. I think the lack of status women have in some countries is the reason why you see such high pregnancy deaths,” said Turlington.

With a lifetime of sashaying down the red carpet and illuminating countless magazine covers, we wanted to know what the mother of seven year-old daughter Grace would teach her about the glitzy world of fashion and beauty.

“She’s walking around in my heels and borrowing my perfume — we haven’t gotten to makeup yet. I want her to slow down!” laughs Turlington.

Turlington adds that her daughter finds it strange to see her mom looking glamorous on magazine covers, when she runs around the home in dressed-down wear and flats.

“She gets that there can be both dressed up and practical moments in life,” said Turlington, adding that Grace can see first-hand that magazine photos are airbrushed, and not an entirely accurate rendition of mom.

As for other young women who look up to the model, Turlington also has some sage advice.

“Try a lot of things…experiment. We live in a country where women have so many options, you can explore and voice your opinion…unlike other women in the world.”

In related news, a group of nearly 50 beauty bloggers and brand are raising funds to improve the health of women in third world countries.

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December 8, 2010

Perfume/Fragrance news week TOP 9

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1.Donna Karan DKNY Golden Delicious

2.Beyonce Heat Rush. January 2011

3.Jeanne Arthes Love Generation Rock

4.Koto Parfums Hello Kitty Sweet Collection

5.Vera Wang Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Fragrance

6.Zippo Fragrances – Zippo Original

7.Eau de Iceberg Pour Femme for Women and Eau de Iceberg Pour Homme for Men

8.Dior J`Adore L`Or 2010

9.Estee Lauder Pleasures Bloom

November 10, 2010

Mintel Reports Women Want to Smell Like They Feel

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While factors influencing fragrance purchasing by women—such as price, celebrity endorsement or season—may be well known, the latest research from Mintel reveals the biggest influence may not be a fixed factor. It seems mood is now the most popular motivator of fragrance choice for women, as more than half (54%) of female fragrance users decide what fragrance to use based on how they’re feeling.

Coming in at second place, 31% of fragrance users say they decide which fragrance to apply based on their activity (work function vs. a personal outing). Meanwhile, 26% of users decide based on the time of day, and 25% decide based on what they’re wearing. Those older than 45 are more likely to wear one fragrance, or a signature scent, so they’re less likely to base their choice on their clothing or mood.

“Women in the 18–44 age range are more prone to change their fragrance based on a number of different factors, while those older than 45 are more brand-loyal,” says Kat Fay, senior beauty analyst at Mintel. “This may be a result of these younger women juggling multiple activities and responsibilities with a busy work schedule. While they may deem a certain scent appropriate for the office, they might choose a more flirty scent for social functions.”

Motivations for fragrance purchase differ just as much as fragrance choice, but the clear favorite is in-store samples. Sixty-nine percent of fragrance owners say they’re motivated to purchase a new fragrance based on samples they’ve tried in a store, while 26% cite a recommendation from a family member or friend as the impetus behind a new purchase.

“Women have to experience a scent to make sure it’s appropriate, as there aren’t many objective criteria they can use to test smell,” adds Fay. “Female consumers often say that a fragrance smells different on their skin than it does out of the bottle, so trying an in-store sample increases the likelihood that they’ll still be happy with their purchase once they get it home.”

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