Showing posts with label Fragrances. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fragrances. Show all posts

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cartier Introduces Carat Eau de Parfum

Photo Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

Cartier has announced the launch of the house’s latest fragrance offering -- Cartier Carat. This fragrance is In-House Perfumer Mathilde Laurent’s newest feminine fragrance creation, inspired by the radiance of a diamond. Cartier brings diamonds to life by showcasing them so stunningly, by introducing light and making it scintillate and shimmer. It is this play of light that so moves us.

“’Who are you? You, who perfume diamonds!’ When I first joined Cartier, I was impressed and enthralled by this remark made by Princess Bibesco to Jeanne Toussaint. When I started working around the theme of diamonds, the quote became an obsession. For me, coming from the world of fragrance and its history - religious and artistic - Princess Bibesco meant that Cartier brought diamonds to life. So very often in both these areas, fragrance becomes the embodiment of living.” - Mathilde Laurent

Cartier Carat ($145-3.3oz) inverts the fractal order in dazzling color with Mathilde Laurent ’s original, unusual and imaginative interpretation. From excess to refinement, from the multitude to the unique, Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum is diamond fire transposed to the olfactory realm. The eau de parfum marries seven floral notes with the seven colors of the rainbow as seen reflected through a diamond and Mathilde Laurent chose to utilize the flowers instead of rays of light to represent every color of the rainbow

These seven beautiful fresh flowers come together to form a new flower, abstract but alive, like the light of a diamond. The scent works together to create an abstract white flower, to mirror the white light of fire that creates a diamond.
  • Hyacinth for Indigo 
  • Violet for Violet
  • Iris for blue 
  • Honeysuckle for Orange 
  • Tulip for Red
  • Ylang-Ylang for Green
  • Daffodil for Yellow

The bottle captures the light, diffracting all the colors of the prism and mirroring the multiple reflections of its clean-cut glass facets. An Art Deco faceted bottle updated by Cartier with modern, clean-cut square edges. In a structure as pure and simple as the scent itself, it evolves from clear white to rainbow hues, a holographic projection of colorful vibrations. Pared down to the essentials: the fire of diamond and the surprise of a crystalline cap that clicks open with one hand.

Cartier Carat is now available for pre-order online at Cartier and will launch to market September 1st.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Viktor&Rolf Magic Collection Now at Sephora

In 2017, fashion artists Viktor&Rolf launched a collection of six magical fragrances as rich and fantastical as the couture they create -- Magic Collection. In full disclosure, we’re pretty new to the fragrances of Viktor&Rolf. “Designer’s” fragrances have often left us with so much to be desired that we’d basically given up on them. That was until we caught a whiff of Flowerbomb Nectar!

So, now we’re moving onto a new (to us) discovery and making Sephora even more magical, Viktor&Rolf’s Magic Collection just hit the shelves. All six fragrances, or illusions rather, are now available and these luxurious scents are dedicated to making the impossible, possible. Each fragrance is a masterful composite, blending raw and natural materials with innovative accords to create truly unique, never been used before combinations. Each MAGIC potion features a paradoxical fusion of raw natural ingredients and innovative accords. Not only is each fragrance name a riddle, it includes compelling and hidden graphics from M/M Paris and a vintage apothecary packaging.

Viktor&Rolf’s Magic Collection:

Dancing Roses - a fruity floriental with pink pepper, litchi, cherry liqueur and rose. Dancing roses is intoxicatingly addictive with its irresistible blend of rose essence and cherry liquor. The ravishing queen of perfumery, the rose, blends with Bergamot, pink peppercorn, and lychee, deviating with its classical path to become addictive thanks to plump and juicy cherries dipped in an infusion of white cognac. Saffron, tonka bean, musks and ambery notes complete the potion to plunge into a captivating dream.

Dirty Trick - an oriental with ink accord, iris and suede. Dirty Trick arrests the senses with a mischievous combination of iris and ink. Sparkling bergamot and clary sage are interrupted by spicy and sweet incense to compose the top notes, while powdery iris and violet leaves blend harmoniously with ink to create a metallic and smoky heart. Base of suede, cedarwood and benzoin reveal the overall sensuality of this fragrance, leaving behind an enchanting trail.

Lavender Illusion - with citrus caviar and lavender. Lavender Illusion opens with a bright surprise: a refreshing blend of the citrus caviar, reminiscent of cool ocean air, green notes of galbanum essence, and ripe notes of the blackcurrant. At its heart is a unique harmony of lavender and lavandin that is at once fresh, floral, and aromatic, which softens to a woody and sensual olfactory signature comprised of patchouli essence, musk accords and pine essence.

Liquid Diamonds - with peonies, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang and musk. Liquid Diamonds is an opulent balance of a delicate flower bouquet and velvety white musks: the top-note trio of fresh petit grain bigarade, green galbanum and spicy pink pepper essences introduces a clean sensation, while an intense floral heart comprised of Bulgarian rose and Ylang Ylang flower tinted with Jasmine provide comfort; Musk and Ambrette accord at its base bring warmth and intimacy to the mix.

Sage Spell - with grapefruit, pink pepper, peppermint, absinthe and sage. Aromatic sage and addictive absinthe cast this spell: bright citrus notes of pink grapefruit spiced by peppermint and pink pepper introduce a radiant, effervescent top. The coupling of absinthe and sage accented with vibrant star anise achieves a core signature that is at once hot and cold. Patchouli adds a layer of mystery to this potion with its herbaceous, woody and suave nuances, contrasted by the warmth of labdanum and enhanced by subtle notes of green tea leaf.

Sparkling Secret - a woody citrus with ginger, lime, grapefruit, orange blossom and vanilla. This floral and voluptuous cocktail leads with ginger, sweet lime and grapefruit. The sparkling brightness of the top is brewed with white flowers and neroli, then enveloped in a creamy cloud of vanilla bourbon and tonka bea - and the expression of "freshness" is reinvented.

Do we have a favorite? Is it a bad thing that we love each one?!? The Magic Collection ($190 each) is available online and in-store at Sephora.

Monday, August 13, 2018

John Varvatos and Nick Jonas Expand Partnership with New Cologne

Continuing their collaboration announced in January 2018, John Varvatos and award-winning musician and actor Nick Jonas bring forth a new fragrance for men. Launched under the JV x NJ label established by Jonas and Varvatos, the new fragrance was unveiled during an evening event in New York City on August 8th.  The event fused the best of music and fashion as attendees experienced the scent firsthand and heard directly from John and Nick about their journey to create this fragrance.

"Working with John has been such an incredible experience," said Nick Jonas. "His knowledge and passion for fragrance were eye-opening and infectious. We wanted to create something that not only spoke to us but also represents guys today who can do it all."

A creative collaboration between John Varvatos and Nick Jonas, JV x NJ is a dynamic, irresistible fragrance that captures the upbeat energy of the city as dusk settles and nightlife comes alive. A moment revealed through the eyes of one of the most iconic young musicians.

John Varvatos and Nick Jonas co-host launch party for their new fragrance collaboration JV x NJ. 
Photo Credit: Getty Images

JV x NJ is motivated by the signature style of John Varvatos' designs. The fragrance is courageous, confident, with a contemporary spirit. For a sleek urban hook, the scent opens with a clean, watery freshness that ripples through the fragrance from top to bottom. In the heart of the fragrance, aromatic notes are combined for masculine comfort and a touch of nostalgia. Rich and diffusive sandalwood notes bring contrast and anchor the fragrance with transparent warmth and addiction for an edge that is luminous.  

The signature flask bottle is painted with a custom pearlized midnight-blue lacquer to produce a classic, yet edgy finish. The gunmetal dog-tag and hex-nut cap engraved with JV x NJ adds a nod of rock-n' roll, that is an aesthetic deeply rooted within the John Varvatos brand.

Available at John Varvatos and Nordstrom now and expanding to retailers nationwide in Fall 2018, JV x NJ joins the John Varvatos Fragrance portfolio as the first collaboration scent for the global brand.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ginuwine Partners With WHIFF to Create Signature Scents

WHIFF, an industry leader in personalized fragrance creation and perfume discovery, released today August 1, details of their exclusive partnership with Grammy Award Nominee R&B singer, Ginuwine. WHIFF will work directly with Ginuwine to create and launch his new line of signature colognes and perfumes.

During Ginuwine's history music career, he's been exposed to many entrepreneurial opportunities. "After weighing many different options to create my signature cologne, WHIFF was the perfect partner. They have everything I need from e-Commerce expertise, online marketing, and fragrance manufacturing." Ginuwine explains, "WHIFF's hands on approach and their team's dedication to expanding my personal brand is ultimately what lead to my decision."

The exact launch date of Ginuwine's fragrance has yet to be set but the target window is late summer to early fall.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

KIERIN NYC Launches New Perfume Collection

KIERIN NYC announced today its collaboration with perfumer, Mathieu Nardin, known for combining traditional techniques and materials with new innovations. The result is KIERIN NYC's new premium collection of fragrances, artfully crafted collages of scents with signature vibes and this comes just in time to switch up your fragrances for the summer season!

Mathieu, also the creator of Nectar for Commodity and Iris de Champs for Houbigant, masterfully encapsulates the art of storytelling with great, olfactive quality in the new KIERIN NYC's collection:

  • Highline Flirt- fresh and magnetic with a blend of woody, floral and green.
  • Nolita Noir- spicy and hypnotic with a harmony of chypre, floral and gourmand.
  • Santal Park- woody and intimate with a refreshing hint of spice and mystery.
  • Sunday Brunch- citrusy and cheerful with just the right touch of floral.

KIERIN NYC perfumes are clean and conscious, vegan, cruelty-free, free of skin allergens, parabens, phtalates, hypo-allergenic, using sustainable materials, no chemical stabilizers and made in the USA. Each scent is $78 and can be found on the KIERIN NYC website.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum Review

Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum is a delicious new flower blossoming in a garden where simple pleasures and spontaneity set the beat for a joyful dance during a lazy yet groovy afternoon. It truly is a joyful, solar aura blending citrus and cream. Oh, and the bottle… simply pretty!

With Dolce Garden -- a floriental gourmand -- the perfumer Violaine Collas captures its every nuance. In the sun-kissed top notes, juicy mandarin, bright Néroli and airy magnolia express its radiance. Coconut essence, a unique natural extract of the fruit’s white flesh, accents the creamy freshness of its petals. A silky almond milk accord evokes the traditional sweets of Sicily. Enriched with vanilla absolute and sandalwood, it extends the exquisite sensuality of the frangipani note into the drydown. An exquisite balance of freshness and sweetness, the scents of a blooming garden.

Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum Notes:
  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Néroli, Magnolia
  • Mid Notes: Coconut, Frangipani
  • Base Notes: Almond, Vanilla, Sandalwood

To express the playful femininity of Dolce Garden, the unique designed bottle, the fragrance and flower cap take on a pastel pink portraying the innate delicatessen of flowers in bloom. Twining blossoms petals, the outer pack showcases a soft touch finish. A thin black grosgrain ribbon, presented in an elegant bow, is the signature of the Dolce line. In contrast, the green “garden” signature underlines the fresh, natural facets of the new fragrance.

Classification - Fruity Floral Gourmand
Season - Warmer Months
Sillage: 3-Moderate
Longevity: 3-Moderate
Bottling: 5
Launch Date: March 2018
Perfumer: Violaine Collas

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden Eau de parfum ($118 - 75mL/2.5 oz.) is available at select retail locations around the globe. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summertime Scents That You Should Try

There’s been some sort of tomfoolery going on over the past few days … weather that’s attempting to have us believe that summer is gone and that autumn is here. Well, we know better. One brief respite from the dog days of August isn’t enough to convince us that there aren’t plenty of hot, humid days ahead. And if memory (and instinct) serve us correctly, that hot, humid weather is going to last well into the early fall.

You know that warm days and nights call for fresher, lighter scents that won't overpower you or those around you. No matter fruity or floral, one spritz of these fragrances will conjure up the sweet smell of summer and leave you feeling like the summer goddess (or god) that you are! So, with that in mind we thought that we would give mention to a few warmer weather scents that won’t break the beauty bank.

1.) Escada Taj Sunset ($49.99) - Exotic, juicy and summery as always, Escada Taj Sunset opens with notes of Alphonso mango, nectarine and blood orange. The heart features aquatic flowers with raspberry and pomarosa or Malay apple. The base consists of coconut, sandalwood and musk.

2.) DKNY Be Delicious ($36.99) - This is a bright, fresh and energetic fragrance, which matches a picture of a bold, but charming woman. The top features green notes, violet leaf, apple, grapefruit and magnolia. The heart brings tuberose, lily of the valley, rose and violet, while the base – sandalwood, amber and musk.

3.) Incanto Shine ($28.99) - Incanto is a fruity floral fragrance, in a colorful bottle adorned with carefree summer motives. It starts with fresh notes of pineapple, bergamot and passion fruit. Pink peony, freesia and peach are at its heart. The base consists of cedar, amber and musk.

4.) Marc Jacobs Honey ($53.99) - This buzzing fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear and a bright splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. Orange blossom resides at the heart of the fragrance and mingles with the nectars of honeysuckle and peach for a note of sparkling femininity. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

5.) Vince Camuto Capri ($37.79)  - Capri Vince Camuto is an effervescent, floral-fruity fragrance with citrusy top notes of Violet Leaves, Juicy Pear, and Pink Grapefruit wash over a floral bouquet of Peach Blossom and Violet Flower to reveal a rich heart of Musk and Vanilla.  Like a cool Mediterranean breeze, this floral-fruity fragrance transports your senses.

6.) Tommy Bahama St. Kitts for Men ($22.39) - Refreshing and relaxing at its core, a zesty blend of Kaffir Lime, juicy Mandarin and tropical Star Fruit paired with Cedarwood, fresh Sea Salt and a Watery Accord, create an invigorating woody scent reminiscent of the sea breeze. The fragrance is rounded out with Driftwood, Ambergris and creamy Musk adding a salt swept warming effect like suntanned skin after a day in the sun.

7.) Vince Camuto Solare ($36.39) - A robust yet fresh scent profile is created by incorporating top notes of French Lavender, Juicy Mandarin, and Red Apple combined with Pimento Leaves, Wild Sage, and Cardamom and is anchored by a dry base of Sensual Musk, Tonka Leaves, Creamy Blonde Woods and Cashmere Woods.

All prices referenced are Summer 2017 special sale prices for FragranceNet.Com! Go stock up!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fragrance Of The Month May 2017

While the heat and humidity have been absolutely oppressive for this time of year (welcome to the Northeast), we still love to enjoy our fragrances. The trick to keeping your chosen scent from making others gag during the warmer weather is to opt for something light and refreshing. And for that, we turn to Bulgari for Fragrance Of The Month May 2017.

We rarely opt for a unisex fragrance and find that very few fragrances that claim to be unisex truly are. Happily, we’ve found Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne (Perfume of Green Tea). Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne ($160, 150 ml) is the world’s first tea fragrance, created by Master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, and introduced by Bulgari in 1992. Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne doesn’t so much stand as a typical tea fragrance as it does a rapturous reminder of the fresh spring morning -- when dawn breaks and the world begins to come alive yet again. It is a true classic warm season scent. 

Bulgari Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne Notes:
  • Top Notes: Italian Bergamot and Green Peppercorns
  • Mid Notes: Green Tea Accord and Cardamom
  • Base Notes: Beeswax and Tonka Bean

The scent classification is Citrus. Season: Warmer Months; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5. Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne from Bulgaria is available at select fine retailers around the globe.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Favorite Fragrances You Should Try

As we begin a brand new year, our commitment to introduce you to exquisite fragrances is solidified more deeply than ever. We have so many fragrances that we want to share with you that it was rather difficult to choose which ones to share first. After much debate, we choose we did. We present Shanti Shanti Miller et Bertaux and Les Secrets d'Antoine from Lothantique.

For the ladies, Shanti Shanti Miller et Bertaux (100ml - $150) launched in 2008 by the creative minds of Francis Miller and Patrick Bertaux is a vision and experience. From boxing so beautiful that one would be tempted not to open it to the vision “of a joyful India, the celebrations, throwing petals” that takes one on a journey. And although that bottling is simple, there is sophistication in that simplicity. Of note, the box is wrapped in a beautiful red ribbon to which is attached a silver charm.

Shanti Shanti Miller et Bertaux ~Notes
  • Top Notes: Pink Peppercorn (baie rose), Bulgarian Rose and Geranium
  • Mid Notes: Orris Root, Damascene Rose, and Cardamom
  • Base Notes: Patchouli and Indian Sandalwood

Shanti Shanti, which means peace, has an obvious floral woody theme, although we’ve seen it referenced as an oriental, and as previously stated is a journey. Opening with baie rose, Bulgarian rose and geranium Shanti Shanti is calming. This scent brings an instant sense of well-being. One is moved and embraced by the mid notes with drydown leaving a lovely full rose and patchouli scent. Often when we think of India we think of heavy sandalwood laden fragrances, but Shanti Shanti captures the lighter essences of India … Scent classification: Floral Woody; Created by: Francis Miller and Patrick Bertaux; Season: All; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5.

For the gents, Lothantique Les Secrets D'Antoine Eau deToilette for Men (100 ml - $34) was launched 2014 and is an ode to Antoine. Lothantique pays tribute to him with a new collection of treatments, but we’re going to focus upon the Eau de Toilette for Men.

Lothantique Les Secrets D'Antoine ~Notes
  • Top Notes: Tangerine and Citrus Zest
  • Mid Notes: Green Moss
  • Base Notes: Cedar

Les Secrets D'Antoine Eau de Toilette opens with a subtle citrus and hints of spice. The fragrance is dramatic without drama as it takes you to a burst of green moss and leaves you with a lightly scented citrus wood. Les Secrets D'Antoine Eau de Toilette is the perfect understated manly fragrance. It is for the man who knows his power and has no need to flaunt it. The flacon is dark with an old-world feel, as the label resembles something you’d find on a bottle of aged bourbon. Scent classification: Citrus Woody; Created by: Lothantique; Season: Perfect for the warmer months, yet an all seasons scent; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5.

Shanti Shanti Miller et Bertaux and Les Secrets D'Antoine Eau de Toilette are available at Lothantique.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide From The Makeup Examiner

The holiday shopping season officially begins with Black Friday, which happens to be this Friday, Nov. 25 and for many beautynistas and suavies alike, so too will the hunt begin for the perfect gifts -- as well as -- great deals on those gifts. The team at The Makeup Examiner searched far and wide, high and low for amazing gifts and those coveted discounts. Read on to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Oops … almost forgot … EVERYTHING is on sale at major discounts and many include major GWP! 

Gifts For Him

Woody L'Occitan Gift ($75 - Editor Pick): Sophisticated with an unexpected twist, this L’Occitan collection suits the modern gent who has style and panache. The carefully crafted fragrance of distilled lavender blended with nutmeg, black pepper and smoked woods is redolent of the natural scents of Provence. This limited-edition gift contains: L’Occitan EDT, L’Occitan Aftershave Balm, L’Occitan Shower Gel, and L’Occitan Soap.

VMV Hypoallergenics For All Ye Merry Gentlemen ($25): This is the perfect set for guys on the go. This kit includes SuperSkin Care: Creammmy Rich Intensive Moisture Milk for Dry Skin, Re-Everything Eye Serum, Id: Sweat Acne + Overall Anti-bacterial Gel and 1635: Shave Cream No. 03.

The Must Have Beauty Tools

Silk’n Jewel ($199 - Editor Pick - Kohl's Exclusive): is the last hair removal product you will EVER have to spend your money on. The cutting edge light-based device features adjustable energy levels – making the product work for a wider range of skin tones and hair colors than competitors; The device uses patented HPL technology to target pigment in the hair shaft and disable hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin!

The BrushCraft Makeup Brush ($18.50-$24.50): Designed by Artis, BrushCraft was designed on the belief that with a minimum number of great brushes, you can maximize your makeup application. These new no-nonsense tools provide a streamlined, minimalistic and fun application while still allowing you to achieve high-quality results like Artis. BrushCraft Linear 1, BrushCraft Circle 1R, BrushCraft Oval 3 and BrushCraft Oval 6 give you the essentials at the perfect price!

The Mane Choice SIGNATUREPRO Comb Infused Talking Flat Iron ($99.95): A state of the art, healthy hair-straightening tool. Combines the technology of comb infused ceramic & tourmaline dual action plates. Engineered to provide longer lasting straightening styles in a fraction of the time. One pass technique, Heats in 30 seconds, 180 - 450 degrees, LED Display, Dual Voltage 100-200V, Adjustable shut off time, and Short and sweet verbal greeting and safety cues. 

The Must Have Hair Care

Phyto Paris: Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Shampoo ($29) - A luxurious, gentle foaming shampoo designed to envelop hair in concentrated nourishment, protection and beauty. Phytoelixir Subtle Instance Nutrition Oil ($40) - Subtle blend of potent, beautifying oils, this precious elixir has the power to restore very dry or damaged hair to vibrant health. Phytoelixir Intensive Nourishing Nutrition Mask ($59) - A super rich, indulgent mask that intensely nourishes hair, delivering extraordinary suppleness and shine.

Marula Pure Beauty Oil Daily Moisture Mist ($32): is a detangling mist that can really take the heat. This leave-in conditioner and heat protector is a multi-functional hair must-have. Daily Moisture Mist delivers intense moisture, tames frizz and detangles without buildup, all while providing heat protection up to 428˚ F, thanks to its exclusive M-Style Heat Shield Technology. Pure Marula Oil absorbs quickly along with Keratin Amino Acids to lock in moisture and deeply condition hair.

The Must Have Skin Care – Skin Is In! 

Nu Skin Facial Spa Package ($480): Nu Skin has unlocked the future of skin care with its in-home spa, the set includes 1 Nu Skin Facial Spa, 1 Nu Skin Conductive Gel, 1 ageLOC Rejuvenating Gel Mask, 1 NaPCA Moisture Mist, 1 ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone, 1 ageLOC Radiant Day SPF 22, 1 DVD, and 1 Brochure.

Equitance Brightening Set ($275): Brighten up the holiday for your loved ones this year with Equitance’s Brightening Set with all key essentials for brighter skin to ring in the New Year. Includes – Brightening Toning Lotion, Brightening Foaming Cleanser, Brightening Serum & Spot Corrector, and Hydrating Brightening Cream.

Blue Copper 5 PRIME Jet Set Traveler Set ($168 - Editor Pick): Specifically created for those looking to target signs of hormonal aging (but also great for all skin types), this limited-edition set is perfect for the jet setter or someone who is simply seeking the most-effective, cutting edge new technologies in skincare. Nestled inside of a taupe faux croc tote (for even easier traveling), the Blue Copper 5 PRIME Jet Set Traveler Set contains TSA-friendly sizes of Osmotics’ Blue Copper 5 collection must haves: PRIME Face, PRIME Eye, PRIME Sleep Tight Mask, Instant Exfoliating Facial and Cooling Moisture Mist.

Targeted Solutions Discovery Collection ($85): Forget going under the knife this holiday and give the gift of non-surgical alternatives instead! Included in this limited-edition set is everything needed to skip surgery and still achieve a youthful appearance in time for the New Year: Crease-Less, Lipofill, and Eye Surgery.

Stocking Stuffers and Host & Hostess Gifts

Sea Bottle Signature Hand Wash - ($22): The hand wash contains moisturizing argan oil, soothing organic aloe, and an essential oil blend. Lavender essential oil is known for its relaxing properties, reminding us every time we wash our hands that when the sea is at peace, so are we.

Claus Porto Classico Gift Box ($55 – Editor Pick):  This Gift Box comes with 8 of the Classico soaps collection, each with a unique fragrance and personality, giving a glimpse of the glamour of the Belle Époque era on which its wax-sealed packaging is based. A colorful and aromatic story that started in 1887 briefly told in this box of small jewels.

Jurlique Aromatic Rose Duo ($56) and Jurlique Signature Lavender Duo ($49): Jurlique Aromatic Rose Duo includes Essence of Rose Roll On Fragrance Oil and Rose Hand Cream. Jurlique Signature Lavender Duo includes Lavender Hydrating Mist and Lavender Hand Cream; both are packaged in beautiful holiday gift-ready boxes.

jane iredale Holiday 2016 Collection (Editor Pick): Champagne On Ice Kit  ($35),  BeautyPrep Minis ($8.50-$18), and Hydration Spray Minis ($10).

Fresh Sugar Lip Entourage ($40): Prep, protect, and perfect your pout with nourishing Sugar lip formulas. Set includes - Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy, Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, Sugar Lip Polish, and Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy.

Hmmm … Did we forget something? Makeup perhaps? Of course not! Check out The Makeup Examiner’s Holiday Beauty Section for all of the best Limited Edition Holiday Makeup Sets! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Announces The Launch Of First Fragrance

Today, July 25, Charlotte Tilbury has announced the launch of her incredible, mind-altering, fleurotic perfume … Scent of A Dream. She has also revealed that her friend and muse, Kate Moss, is set to be the face of this revolutionary new floral-chypre fragrance that is set to debut this August.

“I have been mixing my own Secret Scent for years and have been fascinated by the idea that one’s perfume can attract others and change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you. I believe you can use Scent of a Dream to create an emotional pathway with someone else’s energy centers: their brain, heart and sex receptors, igniting the senses. You can directly alter their state of mind and body through this scent and spark a subliminal key to attraction,” – Charlotte Tilbury

This is Kate, as you’ve never seen her before: bewitching, beguiling, and entrancing. Kate on a true soul level encompasses everything that is ethereal and powerful about this perfume. “I have known Kate for 25 years now, and have had so many incredible experiences with her… she gets me and she gets the scent!,” shared Tilbury.

Charlotte and I have always had this instant, naughty chemistry – we danced side by side together during the shoot. Charlotte has this electric passion and energy for life – she’s a bit magical. It felt totally natural to do her first fragrance campaign together!" -Kate Moss on Scent of a Dream

The campaign was shot by Sølve Sundsbø and the film was directed by Baillie Walsh. Scent of A Dream starring Kate Moss launches on August 15, 2016 exclusive online at Charlotte Tilbury. Scent of A Dream will be available select retail locations in September.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Fragrance Of The Month July 2016

The summer season is now well underway. It is a time of year that Team TME loves as it invites to escape to the beach or satisfies our wanderlust with a fabulous vacation to an unknown land. Summer has is own solid uniqueness of endless possibilities. With the magical inspiration of the season, we chose an exquisite and upscale parfum for Fragrance Of The Month July 2016 -- Clive Christian No. 1 for women and for men! 

Each fragrance is spectacular, and combined with the bottling that received the UK FIFI award for special packaging in 2006, No. 1 is the representation of dreams. The bottles for both scents are painted in gold! In 1999 Clive Christian acquired the Crown Perfumery, a celebrated British perfume house established in 1872. The house acquired its name after being granted the use of the royal crown by Queen Victoria as a mark of quality and excellence, the design of which is used as the topper for each scent.

Clive Christian No. 1 for Women (50 ml - $865) opens with a warm masterful blend of fruits that envelope the seductive notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang. Evolving into a touch of sweetness with drydown seamlessly marrying precious notes and leaving one surrounded in cashmere-like comfort. Clive Christian No. 1 for Women Perfume is serene, sophisticated and undeniably feminine. The scent classification is Oriental Floral. Season: All ; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5.

Clive Christian No 1 for Women Notes~
  • Top Notes: Pineapple, Plum, Mirabelle, White Peach
  • Mid Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Carnation
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Benjoin Balm, Tonka Beans, Cedarwood

Clive Christian No. 1 for Men (50 ml - $865) is similar in essence to No. 1 for Women in that it is an Oriental theme (Oriental Wood to be exact), but this fragrance is very much a gentleman’s scent. Opening with a crisp blend of warm fruits, No. 1 for Men quickly gives way to its mid notes with a predominance of jasmine and ylang ylang with dry down settling softly into a masculine woodsy essence. Season: All Seasons; Sillage: 4-Heavy; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5.

Clive Christian No 1 for Men Notes~
  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime, Sicilian Mandarin, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Thyme
  • Mid Notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Heliotrope
  • Base Notes: Virginia Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber

Clive Christian fragrances are available at Saks and Nordstrom stateside and to find a global retailer, visit Clive Christian. Now, if you’re seeking a less expensive or different themed fragrance visit The Makeup Examiner’s Fragrance section to find one that’s right for you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fragrance Of The Month May 2016

Since returning from Wanderlust 2016, we have had the worst weather. It hasn’t stopped raining and we’re wondering if the sun will ever come out so that we can enjoy some part of Spring 2016 before the dog days of summer hit. Fortunately, Team TME takes solace in our work and in bringing readers the best info that we can. And with that, Fragrance Of The Month is one of our favorite editorial endeavors. There really isn’t anything like a refreshing, new fragrance to lift your sprits. For Fragrance Of The Month May 2016 we turn to one of our favorite brands … Victoria’s Secret!

For the ladies we present, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell (50ml - $52): Launched on September 2010, Bombshell is Victoria’s Secret’s signature award-winning fragrance. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell is the brand’s first fragrance to win three Fragrance Foundation awards, including the inaugural Consumer’s Choice award. This fruity aromatic and floral fragrance contains notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid – it is a sexy blend of notes from around the world. Featuring a stunning emerald-cut bottle with the Victoria’s Secret iconic pink stripe, Bombshell is pleasing to the eye and the olfaction. Seasons: All; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5 Iconic Victoria’s Secret. Perfumers: Adriana Medina and Mark Knitowski.

For the gentleman we, present Very Sexy Platinum For Him (100ml - $68): Launched in 2013, Very Sexy Platinum For Him is an Aromatic Green fragrance with sensuous notes of Sichuan pepper, violet leaf and oakmoss. The flacon is classic with brushed metal embellishments featuring the iconic VS and a square brushed metal topper. Season: Warmer Months; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5. Perfumer: Jean Claude Delville.

Ancillaries are available for Victoria’s Secret Bombshell and Very Sexy Platinum For Him and both are available online at Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret Boutiques.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fragrance Of The Month April 2016

Although, the Spring Equinox 2016 arrived at 12:30 a.m. on March 20, you’d never have known it. With days that reach a near 80°F and then drop to 30°F, we’re all a bit out of sorts. Unlike last year at this time, when we were promising that warmer weather was on its way, we can’t state that today! So, as a sanity saver we’re going to our happy place … The Makeup Examiner Beauty Closet to choose a few fragrances that we believe you will absolutely love.

Several months ago, we received products from Luz De La Riva, a brilliant line of “couture intimate cosmetics.” Within the product samplings was a bottle of Lily Wild Orchard Parfum (100ml - $70).  Luz de la Riva’s fragrances and do not contain harsh chemicals, parabens, phthalates, talc, or GMO’s, and packaging are created in the USA in a socially responsible manner. So we thought that in celebration on Earth Day (April 22) we would suggest this sensuous scent. Luz De La Riva’s Lily Wild Orchard Parfum is light and inviting and a perfect choice for you ladies!

For the gent’s, it’s a TME favorite … The Motley Palo Santo Limited-Edition Cologne (100ml - $105) with its smoky woodsy notes and a hint of sweetness, Palo Santo Limited-Edition is playful and intriguing for Spring 2016. This one is a classic men’s fragrance that makes a statement without screaming. Palo Santo is for the man who is confident without being cocky and this sexy scent can be worn all-year round.

Looking for more fragrance suggestions? Visit our FragranceSection for many more ideas!