Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

Zodica Perfumery: Your Zodiac Scent and Fragrance Soulmate

Have you ever wondered about the essence of your zodiac sign? Or what it would smell like? When it comes to dating and even friendship, we take birth or zodiac signs very seriously. We use our signs to describe our personalities and find our perfect mates, so why not use it to find our perfect fragrance. That’s the whole idea behind Zodica Perfumery. The small-batch, artisanal line of celestial-inspired fine fragrances each reflect the emotion and season of its sign, as designed by founder Kristi Moe.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

The fragrances from Zodica Perfumery are designed to be worn in three ways: by your sign, by the season, or by attraction. You may embrace your sign, reflect the current season, or attract the sign’s intention into your day through scent and spoken-word. You may remember we highlighted them in our Valentine’s Day fragrance gift set feature.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

We had the wonderful pleasure of attending the press launch of Zodica Fragrances to discover the pairing of our astrological signs with the perfect fragrance notes. Would Zodica perfectly capture the essence of Scorpios? The short answer, yes!!

We already knew what fragrance notes we were attracted to – sweet, oriental, and spicy. As soon as we smelled the Scorpio Crystal Infused Zodiac EDP, we knew it was perfect. The “Scorpio zodiac perfume captivates dark Autumn with a fierce oriental theme.” This blend of Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Patchouli, and Oak Moss would be the exact same fragrance we’d purchase for ourselves. As an intuitive sign, we love the fact that the Scorpio fragrance is infused with Black Obsidian crystals. This crystal helps to unearth shadows and clear negative energy. In fact, each Zodica Fragrance is infused with crystals and a poem; the poem is meant to be spoken before wearing to unleash the inspired intention into the universe.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

As previously said, each perfume is paired with a poem meant to be spoken and unleashed into the universe. We enjoyed an amazingly calming and mind-clearing meditation class with sound vibration at the wonderful Inscape Studio.

Inscape Studio NYC

All 12 zodiac signs are available in the following products:

50ml Crystal Infused Zodiac Perfume, $125.00 – this sprayer is removable so you can refill the travel size and eventually remove the stones to use in meditation or Reiki.

8ml Gift Set Twist & Spritz, $40.00 – a travel size perfume housed in an unbreakable container.

Hair Perfume Serum, $34.00 –  a hair serum that adds shine and scent that lasts all day. It features a natural UV filter and vitamins to protect and nourish dry hair. It prevents fading in color-treated hair and boasts Argan oil moisturizes that defrizzes hair. This multitasker also doubles as a dry body oil.

All Zodica Perfumery fragrances are handcrafted in the USA with organic ingredients. They are all cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free.

Kenneth Cole Mankind Legacy Fragrance

Kenneth Cole Launches Mankind Legacy Fragrance

We don’t normally cover many things for men, but when it involves meeting a fashion icon, the answer is always yes. We had the pleasure of being invited to the launch of the new Kenneth Cole fragrance, Mankind Legacy, with the famed fashion designer. Set against the stunning skyline of downtown NYC, the fashionable came out to celebrate the new fragrance for men.

Kenneth Cole Kenneth Cole Mankind Legacy Fragrance

Mankind Legacy by Kenneth Cole is a spicy woody fragrance for men with a global ingredient list. Partnering with perfumer Stephen Nilsen, they brought together notes from nine different countries to create this fragrance. Mankind Legacy opens with citrus and icy aromatic notes of sage that provides a lively freshness and surge of energy; comforting rosemary follows, imparting a feeling of well-being. Warm, reassuring notes of vetiver and Amyris create a long-lasting scent that asserts confidence.

Kenneth Cole Mankind Legacy Fragrance

“The inspiration to create this fragrance came from the notion that legacy-building is not about what we might achieve one day, it’s about what we can accomplish every day,” says Kenneth Cole, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer at Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.  “I believe that we live in a complicated world with increasing possibilities, and as more and more people determine their purpose and realize their potential, the more meaningful it all becomes.”

Kenneth Cole Fragrance Launch Event

Nilsen states, “While the finely crafted scent fits the Kenneth Cole brand legacy of impeccable grooming, it is the emotional legacy we impart that I wanted to capture in a scent.”

The men’s Eau de Toilette boasts top notes from France, Italy, and Indonesia; middle notes from Canada, California, and Morocco; and base notes from Haiti, Tunisia, and the Dominican Republic.

The fragrance notes include:

TOP NOTES – Clary Sage, Mandarin Oil, and Nutmeg Oil
MID NOTES – Fir Balsam, Pink Pepper,  and Rosemary
BASE NOTES – Amyris, Vetiver, and Atlas Cedarwood

Kenneth Cole Mankind Legacy Fragrance Kenneth Cole Mankind Legacy Fragrance

The packaging is inspired by New York City’s iconic architecture and ever-evolving facades. The bottle is encased in a metal band; reminiscent of the steel infrastructure that holds these buildings together for the years. The blue color represents the water and sky reflecting off of the metallic buildings. Mr. Cole addressed the crowd at the launch event, getting us more acquainted with his new men’s eau de toilette. Check out the video below:

 

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Mankind Legacy is available now in 1.7 oz./50mL and 3.4 oz./100mL at www.kennethcole.com.

Summer Beauty Bag Essentials

Glow On Girl: Beauty Essentials To Keep You Glowing All Summer

Are your beauty products summer-proof? As you can tell from the sweltering summer heat, summer is in full effect, how are your beauty products holding up? Whether you’re staying home this summer or traveling on a wonderful getaway, we wanted to make sure you had all the best beach, pool and travel bag beauty essentials for wherever the summer takes you. Today we’re highlighting skincare, haircare, fragrance, and makeup to keep you glowing all summer long from Joico, Sol de Janeiro, Benefit Cosmetics, Prada Fragrances, and Carolina Herrera Fragrances.

Summer Beauty Bag Essentials

These wonderful products will keep you survive the sweltering summer temperatures with ease and keep your ready for whatever the summer throws at you. Get to know what will be your new favorite products below:

Joico Defy Damage Collection

Four at-home care products that will instantly give hair a softer, healthier feel to the touch and protect hair against harmful UV exposure for those long days at the beach. All four Joico products are available now at www.ulta.com.

Joico Defy Damage Haircare Collection

  • Defy Damage Protective Shampoo, $18.50 – a rich, luxurious lather, this gentle daily cleanser protects hair both in the salon and at home with damage-prevention ingredients; swiftly sloughing away dirt, impurities, and build-up without roughing up the hair cuticle or stripping vibrant color.
  • Defy Damage Protective Conditioner, $19.50 – Replenish moisture and build resilience every day with Defy Damage Conditioner without weighing hair down.
  • Defy Damage Protective Masque, $21.50 – a hair masque that goes deep to infuse hair with a brilliant, bond-strengthening defense.
  • Defy Damage Protective Shield, $20.99 – a true damage defense hero against the harsh effects of daily styling and exposure to UV and environmental pollution that helps prevent damage and guards against color fade for beautiful, vibrant, healthy-looking hair.

Sol de Janeiro

Give your skin some SOL-shine and stock up on Sol de Janeiro’s body-loving products that will keep your skin glowing all summer long. There are so many products to love from this brand, we invite you to start your Brazilian love affair at www.soldejaneiro.com.

  • Sol de Janeiro’s body-loving products
  • Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $45.00 – cult-favorite all-over body cream that absorbs quickly to help visibly tighten the appearance of skin.
  • Samba Foot Fetish Cream, $27.00 – Includes Smoothing Board & Fast-Absorbing Non-Slip Foot Fetish Cream.
  • Brazilian Touch Hand Cream, $15.00 – fast-absorbing hand, nail & cuticle care that with Cupuacu butter and brazil nut. Winter skin? Never heard of it.
  • Brazilian Bod Buff, $25.00 – Smoothing scrub and mask for touch-me-now Brazilian babe skin.
  • Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, $25.00 – an intoxicatingly scented shower cream-gel deeply cleanses and hydrates; leaving all skin types soft and silky.
  • Glowmotions Glow Oils, $35.00 – Skin-softening Glow Oils with Brazilian-style Shimmer for a year-round glow. You may remember our previous coverage on the amazing glow oils.
  • Brazilian Crush, $32.00 – body fragrance mist that smells like summer all year-round.

Benefit Cosmetics Feathered & Full Brows Kit, $34.00

Benefit Cosmetics
This kit bundles all of Benefit’s must-have products; it offers full-sized Precisely, My Brow Pencil, full-sized Gimme Brow+, a mini 24-Hour Brow Setter and 2 brow stencils, offering three shade options (1, 3 and 5). Get yours before it sells out at www.sephora.com.

Prada Candy Night Eau de Parfum, $94.00

Prada Candy Night Eau de Parfum

Embrace the latest from the Prada Candy family, Prada Candy Night. Its Neroli, Iris, Bitter Orange, Tonka bean, Vanilla, and Patchouli notes will leave you smelling sweet, sexy and summer-ready. Prada Candy Night is a declaration of liberated indulgence and nocturnal intrigue. Get the latest Prada Candy at www.macys.com.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere, $117.00

CArolina Herrera Good Girl Legere Eau de Parfum

The latest edition of the incredibly successful GOOD GIRL EDP; we’re completely in love with this new juice. You may remember reading our ode to this sultry Carolina Herrera Eau de parfum. It boasts the same stiletto design with a new, gradient glass bottle – it’s the ultimate summer fragrance must-have. Get yourself a bottle at www.macys.com.

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.