Refillable Atomizers: Be Fragrance-Free No More

Sometimes it is virtually impossible for a woman (ok, me) to not carry a large handbag – there’s just so much you need or might need when you walk out of your house. Whether you leave the house for the day or just a night out, you must make sure you have essentials. I’m not even speaking about your wallet, keys, etc; I mean beauty essentials – lipstick, compact, mints/gum, fragrance….its even worse if you have to travel. It can get annoying when trying to pack beauty essentials and still remain TSA compliant with 3-ounces. Thankfully several beauty companies have helped us beauty addicts with that problem but no one really addressed the fragrance issue until now. Thanks to companies like Sen7 and Travalo, you don’t have to worry about leaving your favorite fragrance behind when carrying a small bag or traveling.

Sen7 Cologne Atomizer

This sensual and futuristic little gem of a capsule is TSA compliant as it holds 3-ounces of your favorite fragrance. Its sturdy enough for your carry-on and compact enough for your handbag. Sen7 is available in a variety of colors and two textures, whether you like the soft touch rubber or smooth cool metal. The design is so beautiful, Sen7 was a finalist at the HBA Global EXPO 2011 International Package Design Awards. This beauty is the more high end of the two with a retail of $38.00 with the Limited Edition Sunny Sen7 retailing for $49.00. Or you can go really high end and get the Sterling Silver Sen7 for $499.00 or the Diamond Sen7 but you’d have to call for the price. To own your own Sen7 or get one as a gift, click

Travalo Perfume/Cologne Atomizer

This 2010 Cosmo Mag Beauty Award Winner is a refillable atomizer bottle with a difference. Its patented easy fill system allows you to refill in seconds with a simple repeat pump action. Travalo is finger-sized at a convenient 8.6cm long and weighs only 20 grammes (it’s smaller than a pack of gum), yet when filled it gives over 65 sprays of fragrance, in a wonderfully fine mist spray that belies the diminutive size which also makes it TSA Compliant. Travalo comes in a rainbow of colors and three sizes – the largest model just launched and includes 65 sprays of your signature scent for only $19.99. If this price fits your budget, then click on to purchase one or two Travalo Atomizers for yourself or as a great gift.

Diesel Introduces Only The Brave Captain America Limited Edition Fragrance

Diesel continues their relationship with the “secret joy of every young boy’s heart” – Comic books by following up their Only The Brave Iron Man Limited Edition Fragrance with an Only The Brave Captain America Limited Edition Fragrance. The iconic mens fragrance from Diesel and the most legendary superhero join forces this summer to present this fearless fragrance. What better way to surprise the man in your life ladies than to gift him with this wonderful fragrance along with a movie ticket to Captain America.

The Only The Brave Captain America Limited Edition Fragrance bottle houses the original essence of Only The Brave but is redesigned in the cult classic Captain America comic strip packaging by legendary illustrator, Bryan Hitch. The box bears Captain America’s iconic image while inside, the original fist-shaped bottle displays Captain America’s powerful shield in classic pop art style.

The fragrance is about adventurous, limitless living inspired by the strength and bravery of Captain America. So gentlemen, why not embrace your inner superhero with Only The Brave Captain America Limited Edition, scented with the following powerful, provocative notes:

Top Notes – Lemon Blossom, Mandarin, Coriander Leaves
Heart – Labdanum, Black Rose, Lavender
Dry Down – Amber, Tolu Wood, Ebony Wood

Surprisingly, this fragrance – what is sure to be the favorite of all guys – is merely $15.00 and don’t worry, your local Macy’s is the go-to retailers to get your hands on it.

Kate Walsh Introduces Boyfriend Fragrance

I had the esteemed pleasure of meeting Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice Actress, Kate Walsh while she was promoting her new fragrance, Boyfriend. Unlike other celebrity fragrances, Kate masterminded the entire fragrance from concept to juice. Hers is not your typical celebrity fragrance, she owns the brand completely, it is not her name licensed out

So what is Boyfriend? Kate Walsh described it as a mens scent on a woman’s skin – a man’s cologne mixed with perfume, a scent that lingers on the skin. It is a beguiling amber and woods rich fragrance with vibrant seductive florals of myrrh, dark plum blossom, vanilla and night bloming jasmine. I’m more partial to fragrances that are both sweet and spicy, so it is with no surprise that I fell in love with Boyfriend. Its been reminding me of a few former loves since I first experienced it.

The inspiration for Boyfriend came to Kate when she was in NY and missed her then boyfriend’s scent, this prompted her to go purchase his cologne and that scent memory is what created the idea of this wonderful fragrance. Boyfriend evokes memories of that time after he has left for the day, his scent lingers on your clothes, your her sheets, your hair.

This alluring fragrance comes in 1.7oz EDP, .5ml EDP, Pulsepoint Oil Rollerball, Body Cream, and a Solid Perfume that comes housed inside a luxe gold-toned metal compact. All are available on HSN and at Sephora.

To help promote her fragrance, Kate made several webimercials, one of which, called Boredroom, was nominated for a FiFi Award for Best Media Campaign of the Year – Women’s. This hilarious commercial is a must see, so click on the link below to enjoy

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Launches BOMBSHELL Fragrance and Giveaway

As you obviously saw in a recent post, I attended the Victoria’s Secret VIP Suite during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week where I, along with other bloggers, editors and celebrities, enjoyed wonderful lunches, makeover as well as massages and manis from Oasis Day Spa. I also mentioned that we got to experience the newest fragrance from Victoria’s SecretBOMBSHELL

A Victoria’s Secret BOMBSHELL is “bold and confident. Powerful, positive and playfully unpredictable.” The Fragrance is “a combination of Purple Passion Fruit from the Brazilian rainforest and effervescent Moscato d’Asti grapes from Tuscany. Then they added exotic floralcy with Shangri-la Yellow Peonies discovered along the trail of the White Horse Snow Mountains in China and Vanilla Orchid, the beautiful bloom of the vanilla plant” but then “Italian Sunstruck Pine, a stunning aromatic note of Ligurian Pine captured at the moment it’s warmed by the afternoon sun” was added to heat up the sexiness of this fruity-floral scent.

The BOMBSHELL Fragrance Collection contains the following:

BOMBSHELL joins the expanding line of Victoria’s Secret fragrances which include Victoria, Dream Angels Heavenly, Victoria’s Secret Pink, Very Sexy for Her, Very Sexy for Him and Sexy Little Things Noir.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty will celebrate the launch of BOMBSHELL with a four-city media tour—Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Dallas. Victoria’s Secret Beauty Supermodels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge will be appearing at the Victoria’s Secret Beauty SoHo location (565 Broadway at Prince Street). Customers who purchase a BOMBSHELL collection can meet the VS Supermodels and receive personalized autographs as well as take home a free BOMBSHELL t-shirt, indulge in a free makeover with the VS Makeup Supermodel Artist Team, and can participate in a BOMBSHELL “Cover Shoot” to see their face as the cover of the VS catalog.

To celebrate this launch, I am offering one lucky My Life on and off the Guest List reader a fullsize BOMBSHELL Fragrance and BOMBSHELL Body Mist

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on September 23rd, 2010 at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on September 30th, 2010 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (1) one winner by a random drawing from all eligible entries to receive One (1) 1.7 oz. Victoria Secret’s Bombshell Eau de Parfum and One (1) 8.4 oz. Victoria Secret’s Bombshell Body Mist. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx retail value of prize $69.00. Winner will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Victoria’s Secret.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Sarah Benegas, you are the winner of the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Fragrance and Body Mist Giveaway (winner selected at random by Random Number Generator)

Eau Duelle – diptyque’s New Fall Fragrance

There are several fragrances from diptyque that I love and use in various forms (eau de toilette, bath soaps, body washes, home fragrances, candles, etc) so when we got a preview of their newest fragrance, Eau Duelle, I knew I had another favorite to add to the list.

Eau Duelle, from the spicy family of diptyque’s fragrances, is duality – two becoming one. A mix of white vanilla and black frankincense, East and West ingredients. At first you instantly experience spicy notes of cardamom, saffron and elemi which then continues to vetiver, firnat vanilla, etc (see below for the rest of the notes)

This tea-time event took us on a mini journey through the creation of the fragrance, letting you sample the raw materials and speak with the perfume creator, Fabrice Pelligrin (my french has deteriorated as the years have passed so we were very lucky to have a translator)

I love the fact that this vanilla-based eau de toilette isn’t the sugary vanilla scents that are typical of personal fragrances (I’ve had a particularly unfortunate incident with bees because of one of those fragrances). To say that diptyque’s Eau Duelle is the grown up version of those fragrances is not doing it justice. It is significantly more, a sophisticated fragrance – sweet enough for those who love sweet fragrances but not too sweet to deter anyone else. Eau Duelle is available now in two sizes – 1.7 oz retails for $88.00 and 3.4oz retails for $120