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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?

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?

Carolina Herrera Welcomes Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum

Calling all “good girls”. What better time than International Woman’s Day to introduce a fragrance inspired by strong women that celebrates female empowerment. Say hello to Carolina Herrera’s latest addition to the Good Girl EDP family, Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum. Légère (which means Light) pays homage to women’s alegría de vivir (the happiness of life) and invites all women to be who we want to be and embrace all the roles we want.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere Eau de Parfum

Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum invites all to have fun, a little bit naughty, and a lot outspoken. Built upon the eloquent pair of Tonka and Jasmine, Good Girl Légère combines notes of Wood (Sandalwood) with flowers (Ylang Ylang and Jasmine) and a hint of sweetness. The combination of  Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Jasmine is a sophisticated tour de force that communicates glamour and female empowerment. Even the textures speak: Crystallized Absolut Tonka, a sugary textured and sensual desert made of sweetened milk, wraps and embraces the other ingredients for an innovative and sophisticated fragrance. Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum speaks of a modern femme fatale who dares to play.

“The radiance of this fragrance opens like a flower and resonates day and night. It does not impose, it adapts to women’s chameleonic personality. It pays tribute to daring and strong woman. Légère (light) is not a synonym for fresh here, EDP Légère is as intense as the previous one. The quality of the raw material is high and the permanence on the skin, really long”, describes Louise Turner, the perfumer.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere Eau de Parfum

Good Girl’s unforgettable stiletto is back with Légère housed in a stunning black-lacquered bottle with a ribbed-gold heel; this time with gradient glass that shifts from midnight blue to transparent.

“We wanted an object, not a bottle, and what more power is there but being in a heel? The system took four years and 600 tests to perfect, for this new flacon, we have needed a hundred more”, explains Carolina Herrera de Baez, creative director of Carolina Herrera Fragrances. The color was a challenge: midnight blue on top and transparent at the bottom. The shoe, the symbol of female power, has captivated the public: “A girl has never enough shoes. If they tell you you have too many, stop talking to them,” recommends Carolina Herrera.

Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum comes in three sizes: 2.7 oz ($117.00), 1.7 oz ($94.00), and 1 oz ($68.00); all available at Macy’s and www.macys.com.

National Fragrance Day with Cartier, Proenza Schouler and Viktor & Rolf

Did you know that yesterday, March 21st, the first day of Spring, was also National Fragrance Day? We think Mother Nature loves the wonderful scent of fragrances instead of the spring season since we got such a heavy snowstorm. On the other hand, the latest scents from Cartier, Proenza Schouler, and Viktor & Rolf are more than ready to have you spritzing into spring. To honor National Fragrance Day, here are some of Spring’s must-have fragrances that will have you smelling wonderful all season long.

Whether you love floral, spicy, or musky fragrances, National Fragrance Day is the perfect time to celebrate it all, especially when you have these wonderful designer fragrances available to you.

The Classic Woman: Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum

What better time than the Spring season to wear this floral fragrance with feline notes, illuminated with gardenia, a lively flower peppered with chypre and velvety nuances and comprised of an accord in three parts, chypre, floral and musk. Get a 1.6oz bottle for $110.00 at www.Macys.com.

The Wanderlust Seeker: Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum

Inspired by nature, this scent includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris sparking your spirit of discovery.  It is the first fragrance from designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the duo behind the sought-after New York womenswear label. Get a 1.7 oz bottle for $100.00 exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and www.SaksFifthAvenue.com.

The Fun, Flirty & Outgoing Gal: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

Containing 1,000 flowers in each bottle, this explosive floral scent captivates and transforms anything into something positive making it a new kind of flower power. Get a 1.7oz bottle for $115.00 at www.Sephora.com.

The Bold, Daring Man: Cartier Declaration Eau de Parfum

Although we don’t normally highlight men’s products, men love fragrances too. Ladies, you’ll want to have your man wearing this modern, elegant twist on a classic scent. The masculine and bold scent is intensely spicy and woody, making it a perfect addition to any man’s routine. Get a 3.3oz bottle for $135.oo on www.Cartier.com.

What do you guys think of these amazing fragrances? What fragrance did you wear on National Fragrance Day?

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.

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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).

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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.