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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.

Mother’s Day Gifts from Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Biossance

Once again it’s time to get the perfect gift for the most important woman in your life, be it your mom, wife, sister, daughter, niece, or best friend. It’s time to celebrate her and show her how much you appreciate all she does because let’s face it, being a mother is the most important job. When it comes to giving her the perfect gift, the variety of options can be overwhelming but we’re here to make it a bit easier for you with some must-have Mother’s Day gifts from Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Biossance, that won’t destroy your budget.

Moms are special and unique, so giving them a Mother’s day gift that’s they will love is a must. Is she a fragrance lover?  We suggest one of these enviable fragrance gift sets from Carolina Herrera or Prada. Each of these four lust-worthy gift sets which includes full and travel-sized fragrances, and a coordinating body lotion in a keepsake box. The fragrances gift sets include:

If she is all about having radiant skin, give her the gift of healthy, glowing skin, with Biossance, the brand that’s just as good for the environment as it is for your body. Give her the gift of Biossance’s Only-The-Good Set ($72.00) wonderfully housed in a keepsake Jute Cosmetics Bag. She will glow inside and out with Biossance’s best products, they include:

  • Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil: This luxurious face oil brightens, firms and evens skin tones while fighting free radical attack leaving skin with a healthy, radiant glow.
  • Travel Size Squalane + Micronutrient Mist: a weightless veil of nourishing, mineral-rich moisture that sets makeup without alcohol, giving mom an extra boost of confidence and mega-moisturizing squalane, throughout the day.
  • Deluxe Size Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum: Lightweight, powerfully effective plant-derived retinol alternative with powerful results and no irritation or sun-sensitivity.

Would the moms in your life love these Mother’s Day gifts from Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Biossance?

Scent of a Woman: Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for the ultimate in sensory experiences? Are you ready to yield to an aromatic journey like no other? Then you are ready for the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection. The Coqui Coqui Perfumeria offers an expansive range of unique, original scents in perfumes, candles, and diffusers. These captivating scents capture the natural tropical scents of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. The powerful and varied assortment of the region’s tropical flowers, woods, and spices, as well as its lush jungles, and ancient Mayan culture perfectly conveys the exotic and colorful lifestyle of this tropical escape.

The fresh, original fragrances at Coqui Coqui Perfumeria boasts thirteen fragrances to date, produced as individual scents and available as other products, from bath oils to room scents and beeswax candles. These exclusive scents include:

  1. LAVMAN (Lavender & Chamomile) – A gentle mix of the soft floral scent of lavender and chamomile flowers
  2. MADERAS  (Sandalwood & Tropical Woods) – The woodsy and dry aroma of wet earth woodlands and freshly chopped roots
  3. ROSAS SECAS (Dried Roses) – Powdery and feminine with a subtle twist of fresh tobacco leaves
  4. FLOR DE NARANJO (Orange Blossom) – Fresh, sweet, citrusy and lively
  5. NEROLI NEGRO (Black Neroli) – Honeyed notes and spicy facets
  6. ROSAS FRESCAS (Fresh Roses) – The freshness of white rose petals
  7. AGAVE (Tropical Agave) – Blue agave with an intense golden color
  8. TABACO (Tobacco leaves) -An elegant scent of strong, warm tobacco leaves
  9. COCO COCO (Coconut) – Soft and sensual, with a subtle bitter green edge
  10. CITGER (Citronella & Geranium) – The zesty citrus scents act as a natural mosquito repellent
  11. FLOR DE MAYO (Frangipani) – The sweet and warm Plumeria flower with a touch of Jasmine
  12. EUCACED  (Eucaliptus & Ceder) – A woodsy, fresh aroma from the eucalyptus leaves and lush cedar freshness
  13. MENLI (Mint & Lime) – Citrusy and delicious lime with sweet notes of fresh mint

The Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection featured the Vela Aromatica Scented Candle ($75.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, and Maderas; the Aroma de Ambiente Room Diffuser (375ml – $135.00 and 750ml – $235.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, and Roses Frescas; the Agua de Perfume Eau de Parfum (100ml – $125.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, Maderas, and Agave; the Colonia de Ambiente Room & Linen Spray (100ml – $72.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Naranjo, Roses Frescas, and Lavman; the Agua de Colonia Eau de Cologne (100ml – $92.00) in Tabaco and Flor de Naranjo; the Aceite de Baño Bath Oil (100ml – $62.00) in Coco Coco, Roses Frescas, and Tabaco; and the Colonia Repelente Mosquito Repellent (55ml x 2 bottles/box – $45.00) in Citger.

What are your thoughts on the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection? You can preview the collection at Club Monaco’s 160 5th Avenue location, and learn more about the luxury fragrance brand on www.coquicoqui.com.

The Most Valuable Commodity: Fine Unisex Fragrances for Fall

What is your most valuable singular commodity? For us, it’s the sense of self. Knowing what makes us who we are. This ranges from our family and friends, our favorite colors, music, foods, and of course fragrances. A fragrance is a very personal thing. Not everyone will like the same scents, plus our body chemistry adds to how the final notes of a fragrance are received. We change our fragrance with our moods, and sometimes the season, or not at all. Do you do this as well? As we stated, a fragrance is a very personal thing, and we are set in our likes. So when we find a new fragrance that blows us over, we get excited. We were recently introduced to the stunningly modern range of fragrances from Commodity, a unisex and cruelty-free collection of fine, body and home fragrances.

The unisex Commodity fine fragrance range is available in three collections, the Platinum Collection – a collection boasting rich, indulgent, and luxurious fragrances boasting such scents: Tonka, Vetiver, Leather, Orris, and Bergamot; the dark, complex, and intense Black Collection, featuring Book, Gin, Moss, Whiskey, and Wool; and finally the White Collection – a collection of bright, fresh, and uplifting scents like Gold, Magnolia, Mimosa, Rain, and Tea.

Platinum Collection

  • Vetiver – Top Notes: Apple, Petalia®, Blackberry. Middle Notes: Sampaguita, Jasmin Vintage Oil. Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Indonesian Patchouli Oil, Australian Sandalwood Oil
  • Tonka – Top Notes: Almond Oil, Indian Davana Oil, Cardamom oil. Middle Notes: Lotus, Magnolia Oil. Base Notes: Venezuelan Roasted Tonka Absolute, Peru Balsam Absolute, Australian Sandalwood Oil, Laos Benzoin Resinoid.
  • Bergamot – Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Brazilian Green Mandarin Oil, Clementine Oil. Middle Notes: Jasmin Sambac Absolute, Moroccan Spearmint Oil, Egyptian Geranium Oil. Base Notes: Patchouli Oil, Vetiver Oil, Blonde Musks, Violet Leaves.
  • Orris – Top Notes: Carrot Seed Orpur, Pink Peppercorn, Italian Bergamot, Coriander Seed. Middle Notes: White Lily of the Valley, Tea Blossom, Patchouli Oil, Moroccan Cedarwood. Base Notes: Italian Orris, Vetiver Oil, Vanilla Madagascar Orpur.
  • Leather – Top Notes: Black Leather, Oregano Essence, Juniper Wood Essence. Middle Notes: Cacao Bean Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Cade Essence, Akigalawood®. Base Notes: Styrax Resinoid, Cedarwood Essence, Haitian Vetiver Essence, Cistus Labdanum Essence from Concrete.

Black Collection

  • Book – Top Notes: Virginian Cedarwood, Bois de Rose, Eucalyptus, Bergamot. Middle Notes: Alaskan Cypress, Amyris, Amber. Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Velvet.
  • Wool – Top Notes: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Apple. Middle Notes: Basil, Fresh Ozone, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Armoise. Base Notes: Amber, Haitian Vetiver, Gray Musk, Bourbon Vanilla.
  • Whiskey – Top Notes: Jammy Plums, Slackcurrent, Violet. Middle Notes: Davana, Patchouli, Saffron, Lavender. Base Notes: Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Ambergris, American Oak, Mahogany.
  • Moss – Top Notes: Grapefruit. Elemi, Bergamot. Petitgrain, Ozone. Middle Notes: Eucalyptus, Orange Blossom. Base Notes: Cashmere Woods. Cedarwood. Musk, Amber. Oakmoss.
  • Gin – Top Notes: Juniper Berry, Grapefruit Juice, lime. Middle Notes: Ginger leaf, Freesia, labdanum. Base Notes: Patchouli, Smokey Oak, Musk.

White Collection

  • Rain – Top Notes: Dewy Green Accord, Bergamot, lemon Verbena, Rain. Middle Notes: Jasmine, Freesia, Lotus Blossom. Base Notes: White Amber, Water Musk, Sheer Woods.
  • Mimosa – Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Mandarin. Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Black Pepper, Jasmin Sambac. Base Notes: Orris, Musk, Blond Wood.
  • Tea – Top Notes: Cassis Fruit, Honey, Mandann, Egyptian Basil. Middle Notes: Oolong Tea, Damascus Rose, Tonka. Base Notes: Hints of Tobacco, Indian Sandalwood, White Patchouli, Cashmere Musk.
  • Magnolia – Top Notes: Waterlily, Dewy Greens, Grapefruit. Eucalyptus. Middle Notes: Geranium, Magnolia, Ylang-ylang, Violet, Rose. Base Notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla Extract.
  • Gold – Top Notes: Bergamot, Juniper Berries, Camphor. Middle Notes: Amber, Vetiver, Benzoin. Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Creamy Musk.

We knew exactly which of the Commodity Eau de Parfums we’d love just from the notes. We love intense fragrances, which is why we were drawn to the Commodity Black Collection. The warm and spicy scent of Commodity Wool Eau de Parfum immediately drew us in. Created by perfumer Donna Ramanauskus, we immediately smelled the fresh citrusy top notes, which dried down beautifully into the warm and cozy amber and bourbon vanilla notes. We wore this wonderful fragrance for two weeks to numerous compliments. We’re excited to try the Commodity Bergamot Eau de Parfum next. It too promises the energizing freshness of citrus.

Commodity’s unisex fragrances are available in 100ml Eau de Parfums, and 10ml Eau de Parfum. The 100ml bottles from the Platinum Collection retail for $135.00 each, the 10ml for $30.00. The 100ml from the Black, and White Collections retail for $105.00 each, with the 10ml at $26.00. All of these fine fragrances can be found on www.Commodity.co.uk, and at Sephora locations worldwide.

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?

Scent of a Woman: Jimmy Choo L’Eau Eau de Toilette Fragrance

We are less than a month away from the first day of the spring season. We’re anxiously waiting for the season for blooming flowers. The season of new blooms always makes us think of the wonderful fragrances that await us. When we say, wonderful fragrances, we don’t just mean flowers. Launched earlier this month (hopefully, you were lucky enough to receive it as a Valentine’s Day gift), was the newest fragrance from Jimmy Choo fragrances, Jimmy Choo L’Eau. The newest fragrance is a sensual evocation of the Jimmy Choo woman, with pure and subtle notes heightened by the hibiscus flower.

Composed by perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Jimmy Choo L’EAU evokes a radiant femininity as the fragrance combines a symphony of floral, fresh and musky notes. Top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot blend with sweet nectarine and floral peony at the heart of the scent. The fruity and floral notes are grounded by the fragrance’s base notes of heady cedarwood and musk; embodying the sensual yet sweet contrasts at the heart of the Jimmy Choo woman.

Top Notes: Bergamot and Hibiscus Flower
Heart: Nectarine and Peony
Base Notes: Cedarwood and Musks

“Jimmy Choo L’Eau captures the scent of a delicious thirst-quenching hibiscus flower blended with barks, fruits and vibrant woods, to create a radiant feminine sensuality.” Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Perfumer.

The ethereal, cocoon shaped bottle, which encases the iridescent liquid inside, is inspired by Venetian Murano glass. Its elongated form offers a slender and more refined silhouette of the signature bottle, in pale pink evoking notions of delicate and sensual femininity. A light pink lacquering delicately highlights the circles on the elegant bottle which is topped with a pale pink 3D cube with metallic gilded edges, adding a touch of modernity to the luxurious design. The outer packaging features an ethereal pale pink snakeskin print, a signature of the Jimmy Choo brand.

Jimmy Choo L’Eau is available in three sizes, 90ml/3.0oz. Natural EDT spray ($98.00), 60ml/2oz. Natural EDT spray ($78.00), and a 40ml/1.3oz. Natural EDT spray ($55.00). Jimmy Choo L’Eau available at Macy’s, www.Macys.com, Nordstrom, and www.Nordstrom.com.

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