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.


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.


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:


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


#Sharetheluv this Valentine’s Day w/ the New XOXO Luv Fragrance

Love is in the air and it’s not just because Valentine’s Day is next week. XOXO has just launched a new fragrance entitled XOXO Luv. XOXO Luv is the perfect floral fragrance for the woman who considers herself a hopeless romantic with heart notes of Pink Peony and White Jasmine to name a couple. From first whiff there are definitely fruity offerings such as apples, grapefruits and passion fruit, which the brand calls its sparkling top notes. As it dries down, the scent definitely turns a bit powdery. If you enjoy fragrances such as DKNY Be Delicious or Clinique Happy, you will like this fragrance.

To celebrate the launch of XOXO Luv, the brand invited NYC bloggers and tastemakers to Greenwich Project for breakfast with relationship experts, Siggy Flicker (a veteran matchmaker and TV personality) and Lori and Jennifer of Project Soulmate (an old school matchmaking service founded by two woman with the natural ability to connect people).

Media got a chance to sit with the experts and casually chat about all aspects of love and life in New York City. As a single gal myself (and proud of it) I asked each party for their opinions on what single girls should do on valentine’s day (just for fun). Lori of Project Soulmate replied that since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to “ get your butt out.” Siggy Flicker also shared a similar sentiment by encouraging single girls to spoil themselves and think of Valentine’s Day as a day that is all about them. She also adds, “change your attitude, change your life.”

I personally encourage all of you ladies to heed this expert advice and paint the town pink this Valentine’s Day and definitely don’t forget to spritz XOXO Luv before doing so. XOXO Luv is available at and the 3.4 FL OZ bottle pictured is retailed right now at $55.00 $46.75.

***Thanks to Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for attending and covering the XOXO Luv Event for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH | Midnight Promise Eau de Parfum

What do you get when a renowned perfumer and founder of an event-based group of fragrance aficionados that unites perfume enthusiasts from around the world? You get an exquisite fragrance that mesmerizes the senses. Master Perfumer Sarah Horowitz, along with Sniffapalooza founder, Karen Dubin introduces Midnight Promise, a new fragrance that celebrates the confidence, strength and elegance of women.

It is said that midnight is “the magical hour when anything is possible” – the bewitching hour. With this enchanting combination of sweet and spicy, aromatic blend of notes, the Midnight Promise Eau de Parfum, is sure to entice.

Top Notes: Red Mandarin, Cinnamon
Heart (Middle Notes): Red Moroccan Rose
Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla Musk, Incense, Oak Moss, Fresh Vetiver, Soft Patchouli, and Sandalwood

Midnight Promise is bottled and manufactured in France. A 2.5 oz (75ml) bottle is available for a retail price of $105.00 at

Charlotte Russe’s Exclusive New Fragrance, Love, Charlotte xo

Tru Fragrance and Charlotte Russe celebrate girls who live in the now with a wonderful new fragrance that encompasses a sense of love and adventure. Part of the Love, Charlotte Collection, the enticing floral and exotic scent joins a collection of fun, bold nail polish colors.

Love, Charlotte xo by Charlotte Russe is a scent for the girl who is looking for excitement. With bright fruity top notes of Pink Grapefruit and Apple Blossoms that are complimented by Sweet Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, Gardenia middle notes and Vanilla Bean, Exotic Woods, and White Musk undertones, this versatile exotic scent is any teen’s go-to scent for school, hanging out with friends or a night out.

The sweet, girlish fragrance is packaged in a light pink and silver polka dot carton and is housed inside a soft blush bottle with a heart imprinted into the back of the glass. A sheer, flirty black tie is wrapped around the bottle’s neck with the sweet signature that reads “Love, Charlotte”.

This fragrance, available for $12.99, launched November 1st and is sold exclusively at Charlotte Russe stores nationwide and Charlotte Russe online.

NEW FRAGRANCE ALERT | Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Fragrances Launch Exclusively at SEPHORA

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen are set to launch their first fragrances, Elizabeth and James Nirvana WHITE and Elizabeth and James Nirvana BLACK, exclusively at Sephora. Although they are twins, the duo’s fragrances, developed by Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kendo for SEPHORA, Firmenich, and Batallure Beauty, couldn’t be more different from each other as they celebrate “intimacy and individuality”.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana WHITE, an alluring floral musk with notes of peony, muguet and musk, and Elizabeth and James Nirvana BLACK, a sensual, woody scent with notes of violet, sandalwood and vanilla.

“Everyone wants to experience their nirvana,” stated Mary-Kate Olsen. “Ashley and I understand everyone’s nirvana is different so we’re asking our Elizabeth and James girl, “What is your nirvana?”

“Our nirvana is reflected in the juice, bottle, packaging and campaign imagery for Elizabeth and James Nirvana and we’re excited to share it with the SEPHORA client,” said Ashley Olsen.

The architectural lines, rich gold accents and distinctive texture of the bottles, designed by Ashley and Mary-Kate, are stylistically inspired by vintage jewelry and mirror the design elements seen throughout the Elizabeth and James brand.

“We’re excited to partner with Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen to create Elizabeth and James Nirvana WHITE and Elizabeth and James Nirvana BLACK, and bring their unique fashion point of view to life through fragrance,” said Michael McGeever, SEPHORA SVP and GM, Kendo. “The Elizabeth and James brand captures timeless chic with a modern edge, a concept that resonates extremely well with our clients and establishes the foundation for a strong beauty brand.”

The Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrances will each be available in three different sizes- 30 ml ($55.00), 50 ml ($75.00) and a rollerball ($22.00). The fragrances will launch exclusively at all SEPHORA stores and  in January 2014.

Dark Sensuality | Agent Provocateur’s NEW Pétale Noir Fragrance Collection

When one thinks of floral fragrances, the words fresh, sweet, and feminine come to mind but the latest fragrance from Agent Provocateur brings to light the darker, sultrier side of floral. Say hello to the alluring and sensuous Agent Provocateur Pétale Noir Eau de Parfum and Luxury Body Elixir“a beautiful scent that epitomizes sensuality and unlocks the darker side of female seduction”.

Ignite your deepest passion and with this bold, seductive and captivating new fragrance and luxury body elixir from Agent Provocateur. A deep floral scent with a hint of oriental mystique, Pétale Noir features exquisite oils that are subtly layered with dramatic floral notes.

“The scent begins with intoxicating top notes of Mandarin, Water Lily, Bergamot,
Violet Leaves, Hyacinth, Flower Stem Accord and Magnolia, which create an illusion of innocence and allure. The story unfolds as bold tones of Rose Otto, Rose Absolute, Ylang Ylang, Muguet, and Neroli gently caress Heliotrope, Orris, Osmanthus and fine Cassis Blossom. The dramatic denouement reaches its conclusion as bold Ginger, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Cistus-Labdanum linger sensually alongside Musks, Vetiver, Leather, Oak Moss, Tobacco Leaf, Benzoin, Patchouli and Amber, delivering a mysterious intensity that is seductive, passionate and unmistakable.”

The accompanying Luxury Body Elixir is super smooth and leaves skin feeling soft and uber-sexy. A blend of natural oils, Gold of Pleasure and Babassu Oil keeps your skin supple and hydrated. Extracts of “Devil’s Eyelashes” and Tephrosia Purpurea Seeds are added special, secret ingredients with aphrodisiac properties resulting in even more dangerous seduction and sensuality. Men you have been warned – beware the dark passion!

The new Pétale Noir collection, Pétale Noir 50ml Eau de Parfum $87.00, Pétale Noir 100ml Eau de Parfum $118.00, Pétale Noir Luxury Body Elixir 225ml $53.00 from Agent Provocateur, will launch exclusively in all Nordstrom locations, on and will be available in Agent Provocateur boutiques.