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

Vive La France: What’s New in French Beauty and Cosmetics

Besides having great cognacs, rich foods, and chic fashions, the French are also very much known for their amazing beauty products. French beauty products are known for their innovation and elegance, and as any French woman will tell you, it’s all about the skincare. The French put a lot into creating their skincare products, making them the most effective skincare products in the world. Today we present new launches from some of our most coveted French beauty brands, including Leonor Greyl, Orlane Paris, Lubin Paris, Talika Paris, Juara Skincare, and Antonym Cosmetics.TALIKA PARIS BIO ENZYMES MASK & EYEBROW LIPOCILS EXPERT

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Being outdoors during the Summer months can leave your skin dehydrated and damaged after sun exposure but thanks to Talika Paris, there is a solution that soothes, relieves, hydrates, repairs and regenerates your skin. Inspired by skin regeneration techniques, the 100% natural nano-fiber, Bio Enzymes Mask® After Sun transforms your skin, thanks to hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, antioxidant alpine flowers, and water-harnessing sugar that stimulates skin’s natural regeneration. Talika Paris is also known as the expert in eyebrow growth, offering the very best formulas for the past 60 years. The French beauty brand’s new Eyebrow Lipocils Expert Eyebrow Conditioning Gel stimulates the growth of eyebrow hairs. As 2015 is the year of thicker, more pronounced eyebrows, using a product to stimulate growth, intensify natural pigmentation, and leave you with more defined eyebrows is key, especially as we’ve previously succumbed to excessive plucking and sun exposure. Thanks to baobab leaf, coleus forskohlii to boost natural color, various peptides, and horse chestnut, you will begin to get fuller eyebrows after 28 days.

JUARA RADIANCE VITALITY OIL

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Although the fountain of youth has yet to be found, we present to you, complete radiance in a bottle in this Juara Radiance Vitality Oil. This light, miracle treatment oil contains a powerful blend of the purest, most precious oils that have revolutionized the beauty world, including Plumeria, Passionfruit, Candlenut, Coconut, Macadamia, Jojoba, Avocado, Turmeric, and Rice Bran Oils. Joining these amazing oils are Vitamin C, and a firming Five-Flavor-Berry Extract that hydrates, brightens, firms, and restores skin elasticity. Although this treatment product is an oil, it is surprisingly non-greasy and great for all skin types (yes even oily skin). You see this combination of precious oils helps to regulate sebum production, which is what all oily skin sufferers, like us, needs. 2-3 drops every morning and night, makes an excellent Skin-Saving Remedy, whenever your skin looks red or feels dry and stressed. Technically Juara Skincare is Indonesian, but much like the French, they take their skin care, and ingredients, very seriously.

LEONOR GREYL BAUME BOIS DE ROSE

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Say goodbye to hair gels that leave your hair stiff, and waxes that are difficult to wash out. You can get the hold that you want without the stiffness and residue, as well as moisturizing benefits. Leonor Greyl has developed a styling product that applies like a styling wax, will not leave your hair stiff, leaves no residue in your hair, and easily washes out. Baume Bois de Rose is a radically innovative hair care product boasts properties of four exceptional active ingredients: berry wax to protect and soften, Brazilian Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) palm wax, for its structuring power, Jasmine wax for its amazing moisturizing properties, and Amazonian Cupuaçu butter, a strong antioxidant which provides anti-UV protection, and hours of continuous moisturization to the hair cuticle.

ORLANE PARIS TEINT ABSOLU TREATMENT FOUNDATION

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A French beauty must-have, this lightweight treatment cream foundation that moisturizes, protects and regenerates your skin. This foundation that reduces wrinkles, redefines facial contours, enhances skin radiance, and evens out your complexion, while providing a long-lasting, natural satiny, and luminous finish. Tient Absolu contains vitamins and antioxidants to protect the skin without leaving it greasy, it stays on all day, and doesn’t dry the skin. The Orlane Paris Tient Absolu Treatment Foundation is available in four shades:

  • 11 Beige absolu naturalness and elegance for fair skin tones
  • 12 Beige sable enhances tanned light skin tones
  • 13 Beige doré gives a kiss of sunshine to olive skin tones
  • 14 Beige noisette brightens amber skin tones

LUBIN PARIS GRISETTE PARFUM

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Inspired by and named for the fresh-faced, yet risqué Grisette girls of 19th century Paris who would dash from work to bars for fun-filled nights of dancing, drinking, and debauchery, the feminine and floral Grisette by Lubin Paris fragrance is comprised of a variety of roses from Morocco and Bulgaria. Top notes include citrus, grapefruit, and bergamot, the heart or middle notes include Moroccan rose, Bulgarian rose, iris, and incense, and base notes include musk, amber, cedarwood, and Madagascan vanilla. This is definitely not your other’s rose-scented fragrance.

ANTONYM COSMETICS ECOCERT ORGANIC BAKED BLUSH

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If you’re looking for a universally flattering blush that compliments all skin tones, look no further than this rosy organic baked blush. Thanks to the combination of a transparent and colorful finish, a weightless feel, and certified organic ingredients, your cheekbones will be left with a natural flushed look. An innovative baking process transforms the blush crème into a finely textured powder transforming it into an ultra smooth and silky when applied to the skin. The new Antonym Cosmetics Rose color of this Organic Baked Blush joins shades: Copper (shimmery bronze) and Peach (matte).

What are your thoughts on these French beauty brands?

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Scentbird Delivers Monthly Designer Perfumes

We admit it, we love receiving our monthly subscription boxes, whether they be beauty (hello Birchbox, FabFitFun, and Cocotique), food (hello Hatchery and Naturebox), or wine (we miss Club W), we get excited to discover our new favorite things. If you’ve ever wished for a great way to enjoy your favorite fragrances, and discover new scents (we always find ourselves wishing for more fragrance options from our monthly beauty subscription boxes), have we got some good news for you. Launching today, and with plenty of time to set up a Mother’s Day subscription is Scentbird, a stylishly modern, yet convenient and affordable way to stay in-the-know on all things fragrance.

For $14.95 per month, you will have access to 30-day supply of Scentbird’s 350-plus top designer fragrances, including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Hermes, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs delivered directly to your door in a sleek and beautiful purse-sized spray (the 0.27oz bottle is about the size of a rollerball) that comes housed in a sophisticated black atomizer that is nestled in a luxurious velvet pouch. For Mother’s Day, you can surprise mom, or any woman with new scents of your choice every month, or have them select her own; they will no doubt count this as a favorite gift.

As a subscriber, you can choose your fragrance based on suggestions from Scentbird’s TruScent™ Recommender, which boasts a database of thousands of scent profiles and over 500,000 reviews by real women. Or, you can find your match by searching by brands, you mood, occasion, or your personality. You can also create a list of the different scents you want to try, or continue on with a scent you feel connected to for as long as you wish.

Created by Mariya Nurislamova, Scentbird was created as an alternative to the “perfume graveyard” all women have (we’re definitely guilty of having one), she states, “The number one reason women buy perfume is to find something new or different. In fact, most women 18 to 34 no longer believe in having a signature fragrance. These women are used to living a life on their terms, changing their scent on a whim and matching it to an outfit. Expensive perfume bottles that last for years just cannot keep up with a modern woman’s lifestyle.“ 

The Scentbird website is easy to use, gives you detailed information of all fragrances including all notes, and introduces to scents you may have not been considered. e love fragrances that are sweet, and spicy and as you can see in the first image, Scentbird recommended so many wonderful choices based on our fragrance profile. We’re loving it so far, you will too, and so will your mom, sister, and significant other.

NYC EVENT ALERT: Meet Supermodel Miranda Kerr at Sephora

Calling all Escada fragrances, and Victoria Secret Models fans! Supermodel Miranda Kerr, the face of Escada Joyful, will be making an appearance at Sephora to celebrate the fragrance’s availability at the beauty haven. Head to Sephora Union Square this Thursday, November 20th sample the delicate, floral perfume and snap a photo with Miranda.*

Discover the playful new scent from Escada that celebrates the women who approach life with positivity, spontaneity and confidence. Fresh pink peony is at the heart of Escada Joyful, surrounded by white florals of magnolia with hints of juicy blackcurrant sorbet and the warmth of honeycomb. A wristband is required to meet and greet the supermodel, so make sure you get to the Sephora Union Square location to get yours.*

Sephora Union Square
45 E. 17th Street
(212) 995-8833
1 PM -7 PM
Meet Miranda Kerr from 5:30PM – 6:30PM

*Event and wristband dispersion start at 1pm

NYC EVENT ALERT: Meet Cara Delevingne w/ Burberry, Tomorrow at Sephora Meatpacking

To celebrate the launch of the My Burberry fragrance for women, British model and face of the campaign, Cara Delevingne, will be at Sephora Meatpacking, located at 21-27 Ninth Ave, tomorrow, October 21st from 6pm – 8pm, with the chance to meet the and even be photographed with the famed model.

Every purchase of a My Burberry fragrance gets you the chance to not only meet-and-greet Cara, but to be photographed with her as well. Wristbands to meet Cara will be available starting at 10am the same day but only while supplies last, as space and quantities are limited.

The My Burberry fragrance is inspired by a London garden after the rain and features top notes of sweet pea and bergamot, heart notes of geranium, golden quince and freesia, with base notes of rain-tipped damask and centifolia roses and patchouli. The bottle and juice, with it’s knotted belt around the neck of the bottle, references the iconic hues of the signature Burberry trench coat.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Cara Delevingne and make My Burberry your own.