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Spring Scents: Must-Have Spring Fragrances For National Fragrance Day

Spring is almost here and you know what that means, it’s time to welcome wonderful spring fragrances. Since National Fragrance Day is a week away, we thought we’d give you a heads up on fragrances to look out for this season. Fragrances not only invoke memories, but they can also attract a new love, and bolster your mood. Though fragrances are seen as personal, they make wonderful gifts and of course, there’s no such thing as having too many.

Whether you love fresh, sweet, musky, or citrusy scents, National Fragrance Day is the time to celebrate your favorite perfumes and colognes. We’re highlighting the must-have spring fragrances for women and two of our favorite men’s cologne as well. We’re showcasing spring fragrances from Prada, Sol de Janeiro, Cartier, Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paco Rabanne.

Prada Candy Sugar Pop ($94.00)

Comprised of warm vanilla notes and a refreshing apple extract, Prada Candy Sugar Pop immediately gives off sweet, Spring energy with every spritz. Available now on www.sephora.com and in Sephora stores.

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Fragrance Mist ($19.00)

Inspired by their NEW Coco Cabana Cream, the Coco Cabana Body Fragrance Mist is blended with delicious notes of coconut, caramel, toasted praline, honey, and warm vanilla latte. The resulting scent makes it impossible to resist and the ultimate treat for sensuous women everywhere. Fragrance notes include top notes of coconut and caramel, heart notes of praline and marshmallow, and bottom notes of honey and warm vanilla latte. Available now on www.SoldeJaneiro.com, www.Sephora.com and in Sephora stores.

Cartier Carat ($145.00)

A brilliant bouquet that is illuminated by seven floral tones that celebrate the joy of the spring season. When combined, these seven different fresh flowers form a new, abstract flower. They include notes of violet, lily, hyacinth, ylang-ylang, narcissus, honeysuckle, and tulips. Available now on www.cartier.com.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Légère ($117.00)

We recently highlighted this iconic and daring new fragrance with its striking, updated, gradient glass bottle. This time, Legere combines Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine to create the perfect, sexy Spring scent. Available now on www.macys.com and in Macy’s stores.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male In The Navy ($94.00)

An oceanic twist to the classic Le Male fragrance will transport you to the high seas with blends of oceanic notes, Fougere, vanilla, and ambergris. And of course, the legendary Le Male bottle is wearing his Gaultier stripes for Spring. Available now on www.macys.com and in Macy’s stores.

Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua ($70.00)

Take in a refreshing splash-filled with notes of amber, violet woods, and grapefruit granite to create this masculine, fresh scent. Available now on www.macys.com and in Macy’s stores.

Do you have one or two favorite spring fragrances?

Holiday Gift Ideas: All-Inclusive Fragrance Gift Sets to Gift This Holiday Season

For several holiday gifting seasons, we’ve heard friends and family become apprehensive about gifting their loved one fragrances as gifts. We’ve noticed many people refrain from giving fragrances as gifts because they think perfumes are too personal to give. Whether you know their favorite scents or not, you shouldn’t be afraid to give them as gifts. Plus with all the amazing all-inclusive fragrance gift sets to gift this holiday season, you’re also giving them essentials like body lotions and shower gels. This season, we’re highlighting some wonderful all-inclusive fragrance gift sets for both women and men that are perfect for gifting this holiday season.

 HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS FOR HER

We have been head over heels in love with the Prada fragrances, so, of course, it will dominate our gift guide this season. Of course, Prada isn’t the only one who holds our heart and is inspired by their accessories. The gorgeous and super chic fragrance from Carolina Herrera also makes an appearance. Check out the all-inclusive fragrance gift sets below:

  1. Prada 3-Pc. Candy Kiss Holiday Gift Set – a delicate and addictive fragrance that unveils an oriental and musky scent. The sensual and bold scent, in white and gold packaging, is adorned with the iconic bear print.  The holiday gift set includes 2.7 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  2. Prada 3-Pc. La Femme Gift Set – a sophisticated, sultry, and feminine fragrance available in a white limited-edition set that is adorned with the iconic bear print. The gift set includes 3.4 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Perfumed Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  3. Carolina Herrera 3-Pc. Good Girl Gift Set – The ultimate femme fatale fragrance with sensual jasmine and seductive tonka in its iconic stiletto-shaped bottle. The gift set includes 2.7-oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Cream, and 3.4-oz. Leg Oil. Available at www.macys.com.
  4. Prada 3-Pc. Candy Holiday Gift Set – a unique fragrance that unveils an oriental and gourmand scent. The limited-edition pink set, adorned with the iconic bear print, is inspired by Prada accessories and includes 2.7 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Perfumed Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  5. Prada Les Infusions Iris Eau de Parfum Gift Set – Prada sensual interpretation of the Iris: fresh and light, like a tender veil yet precious, elusive and perfectly balanced. This subtle green pastel limited-edition set is adorned with the iconic bear print. The gift set includes 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz. Body Lotion, and 0.34 oz. Eau de Parfum Roll-On. Available at www.bloomingdales.com.

HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS FOR HIM

all-inclusive fragrance gift sets

There’s just something about a man that smells good that makes him incredibly sexy. These all-inclusive fragrances gift sets from Paco Rabanne, Prada Parfums, and Jean Paul Gaultier are perfect gifts for him. Available at www.macys.com and www.bloomingdales.com, he’s sure to love either of these sets.

  1. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Privé Gift Set, $96.00 – an enhanced version of the original 1 Million Eau de Toilette. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  2. Prada Men’s 3-Pc. Luna Rossa Carbon Gift Set, $93.00 – a fragrance that brings together metallic notes of Lavender, green Citrus of Vert de Bergamote from Italy, Wood of Patchouli and Amber of Ambroxan. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Megaspritzer.
  3. Jean Paul Gaultier Men’s 3-Pc. Le Male Gift Set, $97.00 – a powerful and masculine pays tribute to the sailor, a long time source of inspiration for Jean Paul Gaultier. This gift set includes 4.2-oz. Eau de Toilette, 1.6-oz. After Shave Balm, and a 2.6-oz. Deodorant Stick.
  4. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Lucky Eau de Toilette Gift Set, $93.00 – a fragrance that stimulates the senses with grapefruit and green plum. Warm hazelnut captivates and creates an instant addiction. Intriguing cedarwood and patchouli exude lasting sensuality and excitement. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette,  3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  5. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. Invictus Aqua Gift Set, $93.00 – a deep, yet fresh and understated fragrance. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. All Over Shampoo, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  6. Prada L’Homme Eau de Toilette Gift Set, $103.00 – a highly sensual and distinctive scent that reflects the duality of masculine identity. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Eau de Toilette Mega Spritzer.
  7. Prada Men’s 3-Pc. Luna Rossa Black Gift Set, $101.00 – a sophisticated fragrance which leaves a distinct impression. Energetic upon introduction, topped with Bergamot and Angelic, a Patchouli Coumarine heart gives way to a moody base.  This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Megaspritzer.
  8. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Gift Set, $92.00 – a fragrance that evokes fantasy and desire, arouses every envy and exudes a magnetic confidence. No one can resist this charmer who lives however and wherever he likes. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 2.5-oz. After Shave Balm.

What are your thoughts on these all-inclusive fragrance gift sets? Will you be more likely to give one of these holiday fragrance gift sets as gifts this season?

GIVEAWAY: The 2017 Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards

When it comes to selecting a fragrance, choosing your favorite, the fragrance that captures you, captivates you, and expresses what makes you, you, is a very personal thing. In honor of, and partnership with, the 2017 Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards, we’re here to celebrate your favorite fragrances; by voting for your favorite among the Fragrance Foundation nominees (voting is now closed) in the Consumer Choice Awards, we’re giving four readers the chance to win their choice of the nominated scents.

Thirteen fragrances are nominated in three categories, Women’s Fragrances, Men’s Fragrances, and for the first time ever, this year welcomes the Fragrance Hall of Fame nominees. The full list of the 2017 Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards nominees (in alphabetical order) include:

Women’s Fragrances

Coach Eau de Parfum
Magic in the Air by Bath & Body Works Signature Collection
Ralph Lauren Tender Romance
Sweet Like Candy Ariana Grande
Victoria’s Secret Crush

Men’s Fragrances

Montblanc Legend Spirit
Nautica Voyage Sport
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Hall of Fame

Estée Lauder pleasures
ETERNITY Calvin Klein for Men
Ralph Lauren Romance
Victoria’s Secret Heavenly
Warm Vanilla Sugar by Bath & Body Works Signature Collection

Do you see a personal favorite from the selected Eau de Parfums, Eau de Toilettes, and Colognes featured above? Then vote for it and you just might win it! Voting for the 2017 Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards ends on May 31st at 11:59:59 pm EST, and it will count as an entry to win one of the above fragrances, so we advise you to vote now. While the winners of nominated scents will be announced at The Fragrance Foundation Awards on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the winners of our giveaway will be announced next week. To enter our 2017 Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards, see the Rafflecopter entry form below, and again, don’t forget to vote for your favorite nominated fragrance.

To vote your favorite scents, click on www.fragrance.org/vote (voting is now closed), and to enter our 2017 Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards giveaway, see the Rafflecopter entry form below, and again, don’t forget to vote for your favorite nominated fragrance.

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HAYARI Paris Launches Only For Him & Le Paradis de l’Homme Men’s Fragrances

Nabil Hayari and Hugues Alard of HAYARI Paris, along with Crafting Beauty invited media to the World Bar at the Trump World Tower to celebrate the newest fragrance additions to their range with their first venture out of the women’s fragrance market and into men’s fragrance and to support the WCPUN’s “War against Child Labor”.

HAYARI Paris’ two new men’s fragrances – ONLY FOR HIM and Le Paradis de l’Homme were inspired   by the idea of the men whose love makes women feel beautiful. The two scents are both manly and tender at at the same time and magically convey HAYARI Paris’ couture values while respecting the codes of niche perfumery. both men’s fragrances boasts top, middle and base notes made of delicate flowers, precious woods, leather, spices, and have been constructed in the purest French Perfume tradition. Find out more about these new fragrances below:

ONLY FOR HIM

A parallel to HAYARI Paris’ first fragrance for women, ONLY FOR HER, the elegant and sensual ONLY FOR HIM fragrance features woody and smoky exhalations which captivates and transports the senses with it’s combination of the masculinity of gaïac wood and benzoin, with the warmth of black pepper and amber. It also boasts the sensuality and tenderness of the white flowers (lily of the valley and jasmine), and bergamot.

Le Paradis de l’Homme

An olfactory dream and the perfect seductive diptych, Le Paradis de l’Homme’ sensual and couture leather scents redefines men’s luxury with a distinguished spirit and hints of luxe nature.  Le Paradis de l’Homme blends leather, musk and sandalwood to form contemporary, masculine, yet tender notes, while cedar wood and vetiver scents evoke the gardens of Eden and drapes one in oak moss and patchouli for more chic and chypre  (“a family of perfumes that are characterized by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic base-note derived from oak moss and musks”*).

The fragrances’ 12-facets numbered bottles, assembled to couture standards and cradled in a unique blossoming case, express the harmony between the
opulence of a jewel and the fragility of a flower and reflect the luxury and exclusivity of the scents.

For a list on retailers which carries ONLY FOR HIM and le Paradis de l”Homme, visit Henri Bendel, CO Bigelow, New Beauty at Fred Segal, New London Pharmacy, or www.hayariparis.com.

*Wikipedia

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.