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JUST LAUNCHED: Celeb Spring Fragrances for National Fragrance Day

What better way to celebrate National Fragrance Day, which follows the first day of spring, than a new fragrance launch? That’s exactly what Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are doing. Join us in welcoming the two celeb spring fragrances that may take the spot as your new signature spring scent. Ariana Grande’s CLOUD Eau de Parfum and Nicki Minaj’s QUEEN Eau de Parfum are both light and fresh scents that are unique in their own way.

With National Fragrance Day coming up tomorrow, the start of the spring season, and of course National Women’s History Month, we couldn’t think of a better time for these two powerful women to launch these. Get to know these new celeb spring fragrances below:

Ariana Grande CLOUD ($60.00)

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Inspired by optimism and hope, the uplifting and addictive scent imbues a thoughtful, artistic expression of positivity and happiness from Ariana to her fans. It opens with a dreamy top blend of alluring lavender blossom, forbidden juicy pear, and mouthwatering bergamot. The heart features a whipped touch of crème de coconut, indulgent praline, and exotic, vanilla orchid. Sensual musks and creamy woods fade out for a cashmere-like feeling that seduces the senses. Not to mention this cute bottle would be the perfect addition to brighten up anyone’s vanity or desk! Get yours before they sell out at www.ulta.com.

Nicki Minaj QUEEN ($75.00)

Celeb Spring Fragrance - Nicki Minaj Queen

Inspired by Nicki’s bold and unapologetic approach to life, the QUEEN fragrance exudes luxury, attitude, and strength – the ultimate way to celebrate the “Queen” in all of us. The intoxicating fragrance opens with sexy top notes of Asian Pear and Bergamot.  The smooth sensual creamy dry down is wrapped with notes of Sleek Woods, Praline and Musk. Nicki’s iconic bottle is dipped in gold and further adorned with a removable headpiece that can be worn as a bracelet – a little something extra for her Barbz. Get this limited edition fragrance at www.nickiminajfragrance.com.

What are your thoughts on these two celeb spring fragrances? Will you be looking into new fragrances in celebration of National Fragrance Day? Do you think these bottles represent the entertainers well?

New Launch Alert: Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances & Body Mists

Raise your hand if your teen years included Hard Candy beauty products? From nail polishes with those cool collectible rings to lip glosses, our bag was never without this cool makeup brand. What started with a distinct nail polish color has evolved into makeup, accessories, eyewear, and fragrances. Hard Candy recently revealed the launch of a signature fragrance and body mist in two refreshing new scents – Pink and Black. The Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances & Body Mists are made for women and inspired by the energy and confidence of the edgy and flirtatious Hard Candy girl.

The Hard Candy Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances & Body Mists feature a mood boosting blend of fresh fruits and elegant musks. The fragrances unveil top notes of fruit, mid notes of floral and lower notes that embody sweet flavors. The scents are packaged in modern black and pink matte shell bottles, in the striking combination of bright pink and black.

Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance and Body Mist

The Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray and Body Mist features a floral gourmand blend. A luscious, juicy and divine scent that playfully teases and arouses the senses for an overdose of passion and spark. It evokes freshness and warm and exhilarates your senses thanks to its romantic, floral musk. The notes for Hard Candy Pink include:

Top Notes – California Tangerine and Pink Passion Fruit
Heart Notes – Fluffy Pink Peony and Sheer Jasmine
Base Notes – Vanilla Sugar and Sensual Musk

Hard Candy Pink comes in three categories, a 1.7 fl oz Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray ($12.99), an 8.0 fl oz Fragrance Body Mist ($6.99), and a Gift Set which includes a fragrance, mist and a lipstick.

Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance and Body Mist

The Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray and Body Mist is a fruity, floral blend. A flirty, feminine scent wrapped with a delicious sugar-coated mix of sweet and gourmand notes all wrapped in a creamy, exotic bouquet. This fashionable fragrance evokes a cool sophistication of sweet scents that will exhilarate your senses with scents that offer an endless trail of floral, fruit and sugared notes. The notes for Hard Candy Black include:

Top Notes – Lush Kiwi and Juicy Mango
Heart Notes – Quince Blossom and Vanilla Absolute
Base Notes – Sugared Iris and Warm Amber

Like Pink, Hard Candy Black also comes in three categories, a 1.7 fl oz Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray ($12.99), an 8.0 fl oz Fragrance Body Mist ($6.99), and a Gift Set which includes a fragrance, mist and a lipstick.

The Hard Candy Pink and Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Sprays and Body Mists are available exclusively at Walmart. Have you tried the new Hard Candy Pink and Black fragrances? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the fragrance launch.

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

Mother’s Day Gifts for The Mom Who Loves Timeless Fragrances

As any woman will tell you, a tranquil fragrance can leave you feeling like you’re floating, relaxed, and revitalized. Just like an invigorating fragrance can energize and exhilarate you. What if you can give the gift of these well-being feelings to the women in your life this Mother’s Day?  Today we present those products, the Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection, and Avon Little Black Dress, that any woman would love to receive as Mother’s Day gifts.

For The Mom Who Needs Tranquility: Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection
Inspired by the serene setting of the Convent in the South of France, this collection will help mom indulge in a moment of perfect calm and serenity. The collection features a selection of premium products, like the nourishing hand cream and the blissful pillow mist, designed to indulge mom in total relaxation, and is available on usa.lecouventdesminimes.com, and select products at ULTA Beauty. The collection includes:

Botanical Cologne of Serenity ($38.00): Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Made from an original recipe, the fragrance blends delicate lavender and bergamot for a relaxing scent, while lily of the valley, rose and blueberry notes combine over base notes of warm cedar for a revitalizing finish.

Moisturizing Hand Cream ($8.00): Light and silky, this indulgent hand cream helps to soften and hydrate dry hands. The fragrance pays homage to the Original Recipe with a signature blend of lavender and mandarin, leaving hands lightly scented.

Relaxing Shower Gel ($12.00): Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent, this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance.

Relaxing Foaming Bath ($19.00): Create an atmosphere of well-being with this luxurious, cleansing foam. Made from an original recipe, the foam combines lavender with mandarin for a calm, restful scent.

Relaxing Pillow Mist ($18.00): Drift away to peaceful relaxation with this gentle mist. The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that evokes a sense of calmness. Simply spray the fragrance onto your linens or in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being.

For The Mom Who Loves Elegant Fragrances: Avon Little Black Dress

Avon Little Black Dress
Just like any LBD, which embodies classic elegance, Avon’s The Little Black Dress fragrance ($25.00) is a perfect addition to your list of Mother’s Day Gifts. The Little Black Dress is the first in a new fragrance collection designed for the woman who appreciates the finer things in life. The Oriental scent, originally launhed in 2001, redebuts in a midnight-black cap with peek-a-boo pump and black-backed bottle featuring accents in shimmering gold.

Timeless and classic, Little Black Dress opens with sparkling citrus notes of fresh Italian lemon oil, sourced from the finest lemon groves in Italy. The scent develops to reveal a delicate floral heart of exotic white jasmine essence, with warm and captivating sandalwood finishing the scent, with deeply creamy, woody notes. To purchase The Little Black Dress fragrance, visit AVON.com to shop online or locate an Avon Representative.

What are your thoughts on these aromatic Mother’s Day Gifts?

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 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.

Get Seduced by Thierry These Mugler Summer Fragrances

The world will forever be separated into good and bad girls. Some girls are sugar and spice and everything nice and some are cheeky. After all, there must be ying to a yang, a heaven to a hell, an Angel to an……Alien. This summer, Thierry Mugler offers two new fragrances that are sure to entice no matter which category you proclaim yourself. The master of fragrance welcomes Angel Eau Sucrée and Alien Eau Extraordinaire.Angel Eau Sucrée EDT

Sugar may be sweet but it is also decadent, mouth-watering and sensual; these words also perfectly describe Mugler’s sugary indulgence, Angel Eau Sucrée. This tantalizing gourmand fragrance is playful, seductive, and an aromatic and provocative delight. Based on three delicious accords: Red fruits Sorbet, Caramelized Meringue, and Patchouli & Vanilla, this limited edition fragrance will have you smelling good enough to eat. Created by Dorothee Piot for Robertet and features the iconic Angel bottle coated with a sugary frosting of playful shimmer. The 3oz EDT retails for $89.00 and is available at Thierry Mugler counters nationwide and on www.muglerstoreusa.com.

Alien Eau Extraordinaire EDP

For those who love the combination of a warm floral and woody fragrance, you will love this smoldering scent. Dominique Ropion and Veronique Nyberg for IFF takes Alien to new olfactory dimensions with this luminous eau de parfum. The extraordinary (no pun intended) Alien Eau Extraordinaire boasts Tunisian Neroli, Italian bergamot tea, Tiare flower, Cashmeran, White Amber, and Heliotrpoe. Alien Eau Extraordinaire is available in two sizes, the 2oz EDP retails for $69.00 and the 3oz EDP retails for $89.00. Both can be purchased at Thierry Mugler counters nationwide and on www.muglerusa.com.

NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH & GIVEAWAY | Ahaaw, LOVE2LOVE you, Baby

We love hearing about new fragrances, especially if it gets us to singing that awesome Donna Summer song that just gets you in the mood and plus the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for new Valentine’s Day gift ideas, consider adding these seductive fragrances to your list. The feminine and flirty LOVE2LOVE Fragrance Collection features four fragrances, each containing two perfectly paired scents, inspired by “a spectrum of colors that express a woman’s joy and sheer happiness”.

The paired fragrances (seen above) come in Fresh Rose + Peach, Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa, Freesia + Violet Petals, and Orange Blossom + White Musk.

The LOVE2LOVE Fragrance Collection is enclosed in feminine and sophisticated bottles with its colored “juice” is tinted in soft shades of pink, green, lavender and orange. The cluster of white flowers on the front of the cartons and bottles capture the spirit of the unique floral notes in each scent.

The colorful packaging is designed to appeal to every woman’s inner romantic. Each 3.4 fl. oz EDT, which launches early February, will retail for $9.98 each and the accompanying 8.0 fl. oz Body Mist will retail for $6.98 at Walmart stores and Walmart.com. Want to indulge in this fragrance or share it with your love for Valentine’s Day? Enter via Rafflecopter below: