Macy’s Scent Stories and 42nd Annual Macy’s Flower Show

The 42nd Annual Macy’s Flower Show was the spectacular backdrop to showcase the vast array of available men’s and women’s fragrances, and the spring season’s signature scents. The scent event, held on National Fragrance Day, was the perfect way to get to know the various Macy’s Scent Stories. The scent event guides customers to find their perfect scent, through Macy’s selection of fragrances. From March 23rd and runs until April 2nd, customers can discover the right fragrance for them. The fragrances are categorized in six Scent Stories – Romantic & Feminine, Sexy & Glamorous, Confident & Sophisticated, Fresh & Flirty, Fresh & Understated, and Powerful & Masculine.

To help celebrate the scent event, five perfumers from the famed houses were on hand to share their expertise on their craft and fragrances. They included (from left to right), Frank Voelkl of Firmenich, Pascal Gauvin of IFF, Harry Fremont of Firmenich, Rodrigo Flores-Roux of Givaudan, and Ralf Schwieger of MANE (pictured below with Elizabeth Musmanno, President of the Fragrance Foundation and event Host Linda Levy, Macy’s VP and DMM Fragrances).

At the early morning event, guests were ushered through the Macy’s Scent Stories stations where the Perfumers highlighted their fragrance of the season

Harry Fremont of Firmenich, at the Romantic & Feminine station, highlighted Ralph Lauren Tender Romance,  a delicate floral fragrance that “celebrates the sweet and gentle moments of falling in love for the first time.”

Frank Voelkl of Firmenich, at the at the Sexy & Glamorous station, highlighted Gucci Bamboo, an intense fragrance that celebrates the duality of women,  strong and graceful, soft and intense.

Ralf Schwieger of MANE, at the Confident & Sophisticated station, highlighted Giorgio Armani Si (our favorite scent), a sensuous fragrance that celebrates the modern woman who embodies modern femininity, grace, strength and an independent spirit.

Pascal Gauvin of IFF, at the Fresh & Flirty station, highlighted Calvin Klein CK2 (only available at Macy’s),  a dual-faceted scent that balances spicy electric freshness and the warmth of magnetic woods. We find ourselves loving this sequel more than it’s predecessor, from its wonderful magnetic juice, to its inspiring bottle (which stands upside down by the way).

Last but certainly not at all least, was Rodrigo Flores-Roux of Givaudan at the Powerful & Masculine station, who highlighted the John Varvatos and John Varvatos Dark Rebel fragrances, to distinct scents to celebrate today’s strong, modern man. One is sophisticated yet relaxed, while the other is cool, sensual and sophisticated fragrance.

After the scent event, we were invited to tour the stunning floral arrangements that made up the 42nd Annual Macy’s Flower Show, whose theme was “America the Beautiful” inspired by the stunning regions that make up this great country.

You may recognize iconic structures like the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the Statue of Liberty’s torch, among others at the show. we had a wonderful time discovering our new signature scent and taking in the floral beauty that is the X 42nd Annual Macy’s Flower Show. Take a look at some photos from the event and make sure to visit Macy’s Herald Square to get to know the Macy’s Scent Stories and the beautiful flowers.

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.

Get Seduced by the Green Fairy | Absolument Parfumeur Launches Absolument Absinthe Fragrances

We all know the Absinthe aka the Green Fairy is dangerously seductive and can entice you to do things that are a bit on the naughty side. Imagine having the power of that persuasion in your fragrance. Pascal Rolland, founder of the Liquoristerie de Provence, who in 1999 was behind the return of Absinthe liquor, is the first to create a fragrance that features the mysterious and mind-altering liquor. With his company, Absolument Parfumeur, Monsieur Rolland became the first liquor-making perfumer, launching Absolument Absinthe, and following it with four other scents for men and women. The perfumer, who recently signed with Crafting Beauty Inc. to be its exclusive distributor in the USA and Canada, welcomes this range of exotic fragrances stateside for the first time.

As of today, Absolument Parfumeur features the following five fragrances:

Absolument Absinthe – Light and deep, luminous and mesmerizing unisex fragrance that reacts to your own chemistry. A woman’s skin will bring out the floral notes. A man’s skin will bring out the fresh spicy notes.

  • Top notes: the first contact with the note is created by the sparkling pulp mingled to the black Chinese tea, scented with bergamot. The spicy exotic fragrance of “Canepa Sativa,” or cannabis, gives an aromatic aspect unknown till now.
  • Heart notes: the Absinthe, both fresh and intriguing, combined with the green Iranian galbanum heart express a very strong duality. The floral notes (lily of the valley, Lotusflower, jasmine, Ylang-Ylang ) are warmed by the noble spicy notes (nutmeg and Ceylon cardamom).
  • Base notes: the woody warmth Sandalwood base note is softened by the sensuality of the Musks.

Absolument Femme – Floral, sophisticated, elegant, subtle, delicious, mesmerizing, fragile and mysterious, that is what defines absolute femininity.

  • Top notes: Citrus, Italian Bergamot, Argentine Lemon
  • Heart notes: Absinthe, Thyme, Chamomile, Caraway, Cinnamon, Geranium, Lavender and florals: Lily of the Valley, Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Carnation
  • Base notes: Patchouli, Leather, Animal, Sweet Amber, Vanilla

Absolument Homme –  their version of the ultimate olfactive signature for men conveying elegance, virility, and simplicity. Providing an aromatic stamina, Absolument Homme is a perfume that deftly combines virility and refinement.

  • Top notes: the freshness of Sicilian lemon and the citrus elegance of the Bergamot orange.
  • Heart notes: Egyptian Geranium, Spicy Carnation, and nutmeg seeds carry refinement and subtlety.
  • Base notes: woodland and amber unite Musk, Sandalwood of Mysore, Cedarwood of Virginia and Patchouli leaves.

13th Note Femme – floral, fruity and sweet, the 13th Note actually gives this perfume its name as well as its intoxicating softness and femininity. Femme is an enchanting perfume that dresses a woman in an irrepressible desire. Inspired by a dessert from french chef, René Berges, it offers to women new sensations that appeal to all the senses.

  • Top notes: Ananas, raspberry, green strawberry and sage
  • Heart notes: Rose, violet, mimosa, vanilla and jasmine
  • Base notes: Musks, white peach, honey and amber

13th Note Homme – The 13th NOTE for men is aromatic, fresh and spicy, an innovative and complex fragrance for elegant men. Just as with Femme, it is this 13th Note that gives Homme its name and its fascinating elegance. Also inspired by a dish from chef René Berges, Homme is an exclusive perfume, one for a man of mystery, power, and refinement.

  • Top notes: Mandarin, anis, and basil from Provence
  • Heart notes: Chamomile, black pepper, chili pepper, white clove, sage and wormwood
  • Base notes: Atlas and American cedar, patchouli, leather and white musk

To experience the 13th Note for men, let it interact with your skin for 5 minutes so that all the notes can aerate and reach a balance.

The fragrance line launched with a luxe packaging, made of 100% recycled cotton made to look like real leather, without actually having to use the skins. Want to get to know these five fragrances? The Absolument Parfumeur fragrances are available at Henri Bendel in New York as well as Crafting Boutique online.

Would youw ear the range of Absolument Absinthe fragrances? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Agent Provocateur Launches Trio of Day Fragrances – Eau Provocateur

Agent Provocateur, makes of the most seductive and luxurious lingerie as added more sensuality to their collection by launching a trio of provocative day fragrances – Eau Provocateur Collection. The trio consists of Eau Provocateur, L’Argent Eau Provocateur, and Maitresse Eau Provocateur

Eau Provocateur is a modern twist on the original Eau de Parfum, Maitresse and L’Agent (I am completely enamored with the original Eau Provocateur fragrance. The new fragrances infuse the classic blends that are ideal for daytime wear. If you’re a woman whose day doesn’t end at 5pm, these fragrances will easily ease you into your night.


A daytime sparkle for fans of the original Eau de Parfum this is a scent that will also resonate with a new Agent Provocateur customer. This vibrant accord of citrus notes teamed with red fruit is truly exquisite. At its heart lies an array of fresh new florals such as Muguet and Orange Flower to provide lift and diversity. Gentle base notes of Myrrh, Vanilla and Tonka Bean add softness and sensuality.


The seductive and sensual twist that gives L’Agent its unmistakable aura simmers under the surface of this fresh floral fragrance. Subtle citrus accords of Bergamot, Leaf Accord (fresh cut green leaves) Mandarin, Apple, Melon and Peach are the opening salvo which gives way to a seductive heart full of Rose, Jasmin, Tuberose, Magnolia, Freesia and Ylang. The base is delicately caressed with the finest ingredients including Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Amber Crystals.


Provocative and enigmatic, this modern interpretation of Maitresse will leave you wanting more. Here lie fragrant accords of Rose, Jasmin Sambac and Iris with delightfully light, green notes of Acacia (a thorny shrub). A green note of Granny Smith Apples makes this lingering scent so fresh and floral. A delectable base of Amber, Sandalwood, Tonka and gourmande elements complete this floral feast.

The new “Eau Provocateur” Collection from Agent Provocateur will be available in selected department stores starting April 15th. The 50ml “Eau Provocateur” Eau de Toilette Sprays will retail for $70.00.

Krigler Introduces Two New Elite Fragrances

I was recently introduced to the the classic luxury fragrances of Krigler, a historically iconic perfume house conceived of in 1904. Krigler’s alluring fragrances tell a story, transporting the wearer to a beautiful place in time, evoking the same magic that moved Founder, Albert Krigler many years ago. The Perfumery offers new additions to their custom and classic fragrances, including sweet-smelling moisturizers, body lotions, scrubs, cleansing milks, massage oils, shower gels and scented candles. Speaking of new, for Spring 2012, Krigler introduces two new scents to their already much-loved fragrances. First is Blue Escapade 24, an updated version of their classic fragrance:

Blue Escapade 24 for Men and Women – This light floral, woody fusion was created in 1924, inspired by a trip between Biarritz and San Sebastian—Napoleon Bonaparte’s holiday locale of choice. Arriving by boat, Albert Krigler was struck by the ocean’s aroma, muddled with the lush foliage on land as he approached the coast-line. Blue Escapade 24 features a fresh, breezy top with a lush fruity heart and a deep, woody base.

Top Notes: Grapefruit, Orange
Heart Notes: Fig, Berries, Geranium leaves
Base Notes: Cedar, Vetiver, Benzoin Resin

The second new release is Jazzy Riviera 210, a fresh, powerful fragrance for those who love unforgettable scents

Jazzy Riviera ²10 for Men and Women – Developed in 2010 as an ode to the Jazz Era in Cap d’Antibes, Jazzy Riviera ²10’s launch marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Krigler Atelier in the French Costal town. Albert Krigler was inspired by socialite friends including Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker. Jazzy Riviera ²10 features clean citrus top notes with a light, floral heart and a deep, woody base.

Top Notes: Bergamote, Lemon, Mandarin
Heart Notes: Coriander, Freesia, Cyclamen
Base Notes: Cedar, Patchouli, Musk, Vetiver

Krigler Fragrance and Beauty products are available on or in-store at Krigler Boutiques, like their re-opened store at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Retail costs for these luxe fragrances are: $215 for 1.7fl.oz and $305 for 3.4fl.oz.


Conceived of in 1904, the Russian-born, New York-Monte Carlo basenamesake house was born of founder Albert Krigler’s desire to create unique luxury fragrances made with the finest ingredients from around the world. Krigler Perfumes rose to fame in the early 1920s as a favorite among celebrities and royals of the era, with high profile clients including John F. Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly.