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JUST LAUNCHED: Celeb Spring Fragrances for National Fragrance Day

What better way to celebrate National Fragrance Day, which follows the first day of spring, than a new fragrance launch? That’s exactly what Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are doing. Join us in welcoming the two celeb spring fragrances that may take the spot as your new signature spring scent. Ariana Grande’s CLOUD Eau de Parfum and Nicki Minaj’s QUEEN Eau de Parfum are both light and fresh scents that are unique in their own way.

With National Fragrance Day coming up tomorrow, the start of the spring season, and of course National Women’s History Month, we couldn’t think of a better time for these two powerful women to launch these. Get to know these new celeb spring fragrances below:

Ariana Grande CLOUD ($60.00)

Celeb Spring Fragrance - Ariana Grande Cloud

Inspired by optimism and hope, the uplifting and addictive scent imbues a thoughtful, artistic expression of positivity and happiness from Ariana to her fans. It opens with a dreamy top blend of alluring lavender blossom, forbidden juicy pear, and mouthwatering bergamot. The heart features a whipped touch of crème de coconut, indulgent praline, and exotic, vanilla orchid. Sensual musks and creamy woods fade out for a cashmere-like feeling that seduces the senses. Not to mention this cute bottle would be the perfect addition to brighten up anyone’s vanity or desk! Get yours before they sell out at www.ulta.com.

Nicki Minaj QUEEN ($75.00)

Celeb Spring Fragrance - Nicki Minaj Queen

Inspired by Nicki’s bold and unapologetic approach to life, the QUEEN fragrance exudes luxury, attitude, and strength – the ultimate way to celebrate the “Queen” in all of us. The intoxicating fragrance opens with sexy top notes of Asian Pear and Bergamot.  The smooth sensual creamy dry down is wrapped with notes of Sleek Woods, Praline and Musk. Nicki’s iconic bottle is dipped in gold and further adorned with a removable headpiece that can be worn as a bracelet – a little something extra for her Barbz. Get this limited edition fragrance at www.nickiminajfragrance.com.

What are your thoughts on these two celeb spring fragrances? Will you be looking into new fragrances in celebration of National Fragrance Day? Do you think these bottles represent the entertainers well?

Carolina Herrera Welcomes Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum

Calling all “good girls”. What better time than International Woman’s Day to introduce a fragrance inspired by strong women that celebrates female empowerment. Say hello to Carolina Herrera’s latest addition to the Good Girl EDP family, Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum. Légère (which means Light) pays homage to women’s alegría de vivir (the happiness of life) and invites all women to be who we want to be and embrace all the roles we want.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere Eau de Parfum

Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum invites all to have fun, a little bit naughty, and a lot outspoken. Built upon the eloquent pair of Tonka and Jasmine, Good Girl Légère combines notes of Wood (Sandalwood) with flowers (Ylang Ylang and Jasmine) and a hint of sweetness. The combination of  Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Jasmine is a sophisticated tour de force that communicates glamour and female empowerment. Even the textures speak: Crystallized Absolut Tonka, a sugary textured and sensual desert made of sweetened milk, wraps and embraces the other ingredients for an innovative and sophisticated fragrance. Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum speaks of a modern femme fatale who dares to play.

“The radiance of this fragrance opens like a flower and resonates day and night. It does not impose, it adapts to women’s chameleonic personality. It pays tribute to daring and strong woman. Légère (light) is not a synonym for fresh here, EDP Légère is as intense as the previous one. The quality of the raw material is high and the permanence on the skin, really long”, describes Louise Turner, the perfumer.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere Eau de Parfum

Good Girl’s unforgettable stiletto is back with Légère housed in a stunning black-lacquered bottle with a ribbed-gold heel; this time with gradient glass that shifts from midnight blue to transparent.

“We wanted an object, not a bottle, and what more power is there but being in a heel? The system took four years and 600 tests to perfect, for this new flacon, we have needed a hundred more”, explains Carolina Herrera de Baez, creative director of Carolina Herrera Fragrances. The color was a challenge: midnight blue on top and transparent at the bottom. The shoe, the symbol of female power, has captivated the public: “A girl has never enough shoes. If they tell you you have too many, stop talking to them,” recommends Carolina Herrera.

Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum comes in three sizes: 2.7 oz ($117.00), 1.7 oz ($94.00), and 1 oz ($68.00); all available at Macy’s and www.macys.com.

Viktor&Rolf Magic Collection Now at Sephora

Spellbound: Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection Now at Sephora

Sephora is now literally the magic room. The beauty haven has added the bewitching fragrances from dynamic duo Viktor&Rolf to their fragrance catalog. The Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection of six enchanting potions that are sure to cast a spell over all who experiences them. And they’re all finally available at Sephora.

Viktor&Rolf Magic Collection Now at Sephora
Making Sephora even more magical, the alluring Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection just hit the store’s shelves. The collection boasts six fragrances (illusions or potions, if you will). These luxurious scents are dedicated to making the impossible, possible. Each fragrance is a masterful composite, blending raw and natural materials with innovative accords to create truly unique. It even boasts never before used combinations. The six Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection include Lavender Illusion, Dancing Roses, Dirty Trick, Liquid Diamonds, Sage Spell, and Sparkling Secret. Get to know them below:

Magic Lavender Illusion

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Lavender Illusion

Lavender Illusion opens with a bright surprise: a refreshing blend of the citrus caviar, reminiscent of cool ocean air, green notes of galbanum essence, and ripe notes of the blackcurrant. At its heart is aunique harmony of lavender and lavandin that is at once fresh, floral, and aromatic. These notes soften to a woody and sensual olfactory signature comprised of patchouli essence, musk accords, and pine essence.

Magic Dancing Roses

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Dancing Roses

Dancing roses is an intoxicatingly addictive floral fragrance with its irresistible blend of rose essence and cherry liquor. The ravishing queen of perfumery, the rose, blends with bergamot, pink peppercorn, and lychee, deviating with its classical path to become addictive thanks to plump and juicy cherries dipped in an infusion of white cognac. Saffron, tonka bean, musks, and ambery notes complete the potion to plunge into a captivating dream.

Magic Dirty Trick

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Dirty Trick

The most sensual of the Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection (and our favorite potion) is Dirty Trick, which arrests the senses with a mischievous combination of iris and ink. Sparkling bergamot and clary sage are interrupted by spicy and sweet incense to compose the top notes, while powdery iris and violet leaves blend harmoniously with ink to create a metallic and smoky heart. A base of suede, cedar wood, and benzoin reveals the overall sensuality of this fragrance, leaving behind an enchanting trail.

Magic Liquid Diamonds

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Liquid Diamonds

The “Fresh” Liquid Diamonds is an opulent balance of a delicate floral bouquet and velvety white musks: the top-note trio includes fresh petitgrain bigarade, green galbanum, and spicy pink pepper essences. They introduce a clean sensation while an intense floral heart comprised of Bulgarian rose and ylang-ylang flower tinted with jasmine provides comfort. A musk and ambrette accord at its base brings warmth and intimacy to the mix.

Magic Sage Spell

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Sage Spell

Bright citrus notes of pink grapefruit spiced by peppermint and pink pepper introduce a radiant, effervescent top to this “Earthy & Woody” fragrance. The coupling of modern absinthe and sage accented with vibrant star anise achieves a core signature that is at once hot and cold. Patchouli adds a layer of mystery to this potion with its herbaceous, woody and suave nuances, contrasted by the warmth of labdanum and enhanced by subtle notes of green tea leaf.

Magic Sparkling Secret

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Sparkling Secret

Lovers of fresh citrus and fruits scents will immediately fall under the spell of this potion. This floral and voluptuous cocktail leads with ginger, sweet lime, and grapefruit. The sparkling brightness of the top is brewed with white flowers and neroli, then enveloped in a creamy cloud of vanilla bourbon and tonka bean. The combination allows the expression of freshness to be reinvented.

Like all powerful potions, the Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection is housed in irregular glass bottles laced with tiny, thin bubbles. This provides a transparent view of the subtly hued, pastel liquids swirling around inside. All six fragrances are now available on www.sephora.com and select Sephora retailers for $190.00 per 2.5 oz/ 75 mL bottle.

The Cartier Fragrances We’re Loving for the Fall 2017 Season

It’s time for another season of change…….literally. As we go from the warmth of the summer season to the coolness of fall, we, much like the leaves on a tree, change. Our wardrobe, food, sometimes even our personal appearance changes. And of course, our fragrance choices change to match the new season. We put away the sweet, fresh and vibrant Eau de parfums for bold, musky scents. So we say goodbye to summer fragrances like Cartier Baiser Fou for women (a fragrance we admit we’ll continue to wear well into the fall season), and swap in fragrances that evoke the beauty of the fall season. Today we’re highlighting two wonderful Cartier fragrances created by Cartier Perfumer Mathilde.

First is our beloved Cartier Baiser Fou a fragrance that has captivated may during the warmer months, and Cartier’s newest fall fragrance for men, L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette. Both of these fragrances elicit a feeling of power, boldness, and unstoppable verve.

 

Cartier Baiser Fou

Meaning “crazy kiss” in French – the sweet-scented Cartier Baiser Fou fragrance is mischievous, yet feminine, confident and playful. This sultry floral Eau de parfum is made up of the iconic sensual purple orchid, along with a touch of white chocolate, creating the balmy scent of a lipstick. For the first time, lilies and orchids have been explored in all their facets to create this memorable floral scent. Baier Fou is housed in a modern jeweled bottle, capped with a crimson cabochon.

L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette

New for men this fall is the fresh and woody l’Eau de Toilette The Envol de Cartier. This fresh oriental features bold citrus notes and gaiac wood to give the wearer the confidence to fly this fall. Hesperide cloud, the sap of Gaiac wood and hydromel notes meet in a magnetic, luminous and liberating fluid. This is all the power of the masculine perfume L’Envol de Cartier. The bottle encapsulates the fragrance like a vital bulb. This precious object is part of Cartier’s great stylistic tradition, that of the guillochage, whose corks take up the famous motif.

What are your thoughts on these Cartier fragrances? Do you wear your favorite fragrances out of season?

New Launch Alert: Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances & Body Mists

Raise your hand if your teen years included Hard Candy beauty products? From nail polishes with those cool collectible rings to lip glosses, our bag was never without this cool makeup brand. What started with a distinct nail polish color has evolved into makeup, accessories, eyewear, and fragrances. Hard Candy recently revealed the launch of a signature fragrance and body mist in two refreshing new scents – Pink and Black. The Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances & Body Mists are made for women and inspired by the energy and confidence of the edgy and flirtatious Hard Candy girl.

The Hard Candy Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances & Body Mists feature a mood boosting blend of fresh fruits and elegant musks. The fragrances unveil top notes of fruit, mid notes of floral and lower notes that embody sweet flavors. The scents are packaged in modern black and pink matte shell bottles, in the striking combination of bright pink and black.

Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance and Body Mist

The Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray and Body Mist features a floral gourmand blend. A luscious, juicy and divine scent that playfully teases and arouses the senses for an overdose of passion and spark. It evokes freshness and warm and exhilarates your senses thanks to its romantic, floral musk. The notes for Hard Candy Pink include:

Top Notes – California Tangerine and Pink Passion Fruit
Heart Notes – Fluffy Pink Peony and Sheer Jasmine
Base Notes – Vanilla Sugar and Sensual Musk

Hard Candy Pink comes in three categories, a 1.7 fl oz Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray ($12.99), an 8.0 fl oz Fragrance Body Mist ($6.99), and a Gift Set which includes a fragrance, mist and a lipstick.

Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance and Body Mist

The Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray and Body Mist is a fruity, floral blend. A flirty, feminine scent wrapped with a delicious sugar-coated mix of sweet and gourmand notes all wrapped in a creamy, exotic bouquet. This fashionable fragrance evokes a cool sophistication of sweet scents that will exhilarate your senses with scents that offer an endless trail of floral, fruit and sugared notes. The notes for Hard Candy Black include:

Top Notes – Lush Kiwi and Juicy Mango
Heart Notes – Quince Blossom and Vanilla Absolute
Base Notes – Sugared Iris and Warm Amber

Like Pink, Hard Candy Black also comes in three categories, a 1.7 fl oz Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray ($12.99), an 8.0 fl oz Fragrance Body Mist ($6.99), and a Gift Set which includes a fragrance, mist and a lipstick.

The Hard Candy Pink and Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Sprays and Body Mists are available exclusively at Walmart. Have you tried the new Hard Candy Pink and Black fragrances? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the fragrance launch.

Issey Miyake Launches New Women’s Fragrance, L’Eau d’Issey Pure

Renowned Japanese designer, Issey Miyake has added another beautiful fragrance to his range of evocative scents. Join me in welcoming L’Eau d’Issey Pure, a beautiful and unique fragrance. To celebrate this newest fragrance addition, guests were treated to delicious bites, cocktails, and a live dance performance choreographed by 2015 Bessie Award winner, Melissa Toogood, and her ensemble.

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The L’Eau d’Issey Pure fragrance is the long awaited follow-up to Miyake’s 1992 release, L’Eau d’Issey. The concentrated, sensual fragrance is clear and transparent like water, with a freshness that exudes warmth. It’s slender, conical glass bottle even looks like an elongated drop of water. Top notes include the wet scent of the Rosewater and Cyclamen accord which blossoms into a shower of captivating freesia. It boasts an expressive and light Peony, White Lily, and spicy Carnation heart. The floral middle notes interplay with a base infused with precious woods, accords of Musk, and Osmanthus echoing the warmth of Tuberose. L’Eau d’Issey Pure is transparent and yet deep, fluid and yet enveloping, making it full of contrasts.

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Incarnated by the salty sea breeze of Maritima* combined with Ambergris, L’Eau d’Issey Pure derives from a new aquatic story. Maritima*, an exclusive IFF molecule, evokes cool clear waters, while Ambergris, with its mineral and animal emphasis, brings sensuality and breadth to the fragrance. Its floral bouquet sparkles, as if floating on a wide expanse of the sea. Crystalline Lily of the-Valley responds to the brightness of Orange Blossom. Plunging into their delicate white trail. Since Eau is French for water, this fragrance is revived by water, and rekindles Issey Miyake’s love of nature, Melissa Toogood curated a breathtaking performance that perfectly captured the essence and spirit of the fragrance that evokes the idea of water.

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L’Eau d’Issey Pure is available in two sizes: a 3.0 oz Eau de Parfum Spray for $108.00, and a 1.6 oz Eau de Parfum Spray for $88.00. Both EDPs hits all fine retail stores nationwide July.

 

Photos provided by Issey Miyake Parfums

Scent of Seduction: Agent Provocateur Launches Fatale Eau de Parfum

When it comes to the art of seduction, one doesn’t have to look further than the scintillating Agent Provocateur. The brand has been tantalizing men…..and women for two decades with their provocative line of intimate apparel, swimwear, accessories and fragrances. The newest fragrance launch celebrates the strength, power, and sensuality of women…..and our inner sirens. What people refer to as a woman’s mystery and “feminine wilds” are perfectly captured in Agent Provocateur Fatale.

This enticing fragrance is a seductive and mysterious scent which boasts an alluring personality and embodies the many sides of a femme fatale – a potent weapon of seduction. The heart of the fragrance is Gardenia, a flower which always reminds us of Billie Holiday, her sultry voice, her strength and fortitude, while filled with grace and tenderness. Created by perfumer Jean-Marc Chaillan from IFF, this incredible fragrances features the following notes:

Top: Madagascar Pink Pepper, Succulent Mango Nectar, Exotic Blackcurrant

Heart: Velvet Gardenia, Royal Orris Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli

Base: Sultry Skin Musk, Vanilla Orchid Aphrodisiac, Chocolate Gourmand addiction, Spanish Labdanum

To capture the very essence of this provocative fragrance, the very vixenish Monica Cruz was tapped for the advertising campaign, a vision of intense sensuality and femininity.

Agent Provocateur Fatale is available now at Agent provocateur Boutiques, Saks in-store and online. The 30ml Eau de Parfum retails for $52.00, the 50ml Eau de Parfum retails for $72.00, and the 100ml Eau de Parfum retails for $95.00.

HAYARI Paris Launches Only For Him & Le Paradis de l’Homme Men’s Fragrances

Nabil Hayari and Hugues Alard of HAYARI Paris, along with Crafting Beauty invited media to the World Bar at the Trump World Tower to celebrate the newest fragrance additions to their range with their first venture out of the women’s fragrance market and into men’s fragrance and to support the WCPUN’s “War against Child Labor”.

HAYARI Paris’ two new men’s fragrances – ONLY FOR HIM and Le Paradis de l’Homme were inspired   by the idea of the men whose love makes women feel beautiful. The two scents are both manly and tender at at the same time and magically convey HAYARI Paris’ couture values while respecting the codes of niche perfumery. both men’s fragrances boasts top, middle and base notes made of delicate flowers, precious woods, leather, spices, and have been constructed in the purest French Perfume tradition. Find out more about these new fragrances below:

ONLY FOR HIM

A parallel to HAYARI Paris’ first fragrance for women, ONLY FOR HER, the elegant and sensual ONLY FOR HIM fragrance features woody and smoky exhalations which captivates and transports the senses with it’s combination of the masculinity of gaïac wood and benzoin, with the warmth of black pepper and amber. It also boasts the sensuality and tenderness of the white flowers (lily of the valley and jasmine), and bergamot.

Le Paradis de l’Homme

An olfactory dream and the perfect seductive diptych, Le Paradis de l’Homme’ sensual and couture leather scents redefines men’s luxury with a distinguished spirit and hints of luxe nature.  Le Paradis de l’Homme blends leather, musk and sandalwood to form contemporary, masculine, yet tender notes, while cedar wood and vetiver scents evoke the gardens of Eden and drapes one in oak moss and patchouli for more chic and chypre  (“a family of perfumes that are characterized by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic base-note derived from oak moss and musks”*).

The fragrances’ 12-facets numbered bottles, assembled to couture standards and cradled in a unique blossoming case, express the harmony between the
opulence of a jewel and the fragility of a flower and reflect the luxury and exclusivity of the scents.

For a list on retailers which carries ONLY FOR HIM and le Paradis de l”Homme, visit Henri Bendel, CO Bigelow, New Beauty at Fred Segal, New London Pharmacy, or www.hayariparis.com.

*Wikipedia