Fragrance

Try a New Luxury Fragrance for Spring

Luxury Fragrance Spring 2015

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione, Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection, and Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom are three new luxury fragrances for Spring that might capture your eye!

I don’t know why but I’ve been on an utter fragrance kick lately and have been stocking up new favorites for Spring and swamping out my warmer, richer perfumes for more citrus-y lighter smelling fragrances!

Let’s take a look at these three (Pssttt I’m obsessed with Emozione! So sophisticated and complex!).

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Does Your Favorite Fragrance Simply Not Last On You?

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Ugh it’s like the kiss of death when you love a fragrance but it simply doesn’t work with your body chemistry and your skin proceeds to suck up all that delightful scent. I replenished my stock of Diptyque Oyédo on Friday night because I was in need of some SERIOUS retail therapy and I couldn’t help but think to myself how I wish they’d put out a parfum formulation because the EDT simply doesn’t cut it for me.

Does your favorite fragrance not last on you?

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Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum Review

Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum

Ahhh Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum! A most fitting fragrance today as I’m feeling a little lovie! We all have those dreams of happily ever after, those fantasies of the perfect love story, could be the Prince on his white steed come to whisk you away to a land far, far away. As for me, my fantasies include a mad man in a little blue box. Or, at the very least, some dorky guy like myself who I can enjoy the simple things with even if he can’t travel through all of time and space, I’ll settle!

Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum brings together romantic florals with seductive fresh notes to create a timeless fragrance that evokes love, romance, and little blue boxes.

Chloe Love Story joined the house of Chloe earlier this Fall and is inspired by love padlocks on the bridge of Pont des Arts. This inspiration translates to the bottle itself which is a cut crystal square shape that has a lock like topper.

The face of the perfume is French actress Clémence Poésy aka Fleur Delacour for the Potterheads out there.

Let’s take a look at this fine fragrance and see what the scoop is!

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Bath & Body Works Let’s Go To Hawaii Mini Perfume Review

Bath & Body Works Let's Go To Hawaii Mini Perfume

Oahu Coconut Sunset, Waikiki Beach Coconut, Maui Mango Surf, and Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss are four Bath & Body Works Let’s Go To Hawaii Mini Perfumes that launched for the Spring 2015 season. What? Mini Perfume? Yes! Bath & Body Works not only created their Hawaiian fragrances in a Fine Body Mist but also in a perfume much to my utter delight.

And instantly, I thought of all the possibilities for future collections because I’m terribly greedy and I need more, more, more…

Why?

Because I happen to be one of those people that loves Bath & Body Works but hates how very short a time their body mists last on my body chemistry! The fact they not only introduced this collection with body mists but ALSO perfumes really shocked and delighted me. I actually enjoy their perfume formula. It’s strong, it has excellent throw, and a good deal of linger and I don’t have to layer with a bunch of sticky body lotion to get the fragrance to last.

So, I, for one, vote more perfume releases with upcoming collections please!

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Indulge in a New Perfume for National Fragrance Day!

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March 21st is National Fragrance Day aka a total excuse to indulge in a decadent new fragrance for yourself! I was going to say for yourself or someone else but if you’re as greedy as I am it’s all about mine mine mine!

So what is this National Fragrance Day anyway? It’s a day to celebrate all good smelling things. That’s not limited to perfume by the very way! Scented candles, soaps, bath and body products, and yes, of course, your favorite fragrances.

Like any woman I love to smell pretty! Just like makeup, fragrance has the ability to evoke confidence in a person. It’s also mood enhancing! It can make you feel sexy, happy, even sad. It not only evokes certain feelings and can call fourth a certain memory but sometimes we associate certain smells with home or a particular person. Never say fragrance isn’t a powerful thing because it truly is. I think fragrance can prove an emotional journey. We also kind of use fragrance to entice and draw attention to ourselves. It’s nice to hear a random compliment about how pretty I smell. Who doesn’t love that? It makes a person feel attractive!

I personally gravitate towards two different kinds of fragrances. I like very unique and obscure fragrances like Lush Ginger, Dianne Brill’s Eau de Parfum, and I also happen to be a great lover of many of the Agent Provocateur fragrances and Annick Goutal’s perfumes. One of my more unique tries of the moment was Memoire Liquide Fine Fragrance Vacanes which is a fine orange blossom. Very rich yet subtle and feminine with a touch of a flirty feel. I’m also a fan of gourmand fragrances particularly unusual ones. For example I recently purchased a gorgeous latte fragrance. I honestly and truly smell like a super rich version of Starbucks when I wear it and for some odd reason men seem to adore it and question what it is. I don’t drink coffee but I absolutely adore the smell of it and this captures the essence beautifully with notes of creamy coffee. On any given day you’ll find that I smell like marshmallows, marzipan, lollipops, cake, etc…obviously my sense of smell seems to run towards food and could be prove to be a bit juvenile but most of my perfumes are conversation starters for sure as I get a lot of “What is that you’re wearing!? You smell delicious!” I happen to be the biggest Etsy h0r so I’m always seeking out foody, candy fragrances on the site. As you know I’m a fond lover of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and their seasonal collections which happen to almost always include foody or fruity fragrances particularly around Halloween and Christmas. Today I’m not wearing anything as I’m meeting someone later that isn’t a great lover of fragrances. I have to say I always shake my head in wonder when someone says they dislike fragrance. Like my Aunt for example can’t wear anything with fragrance due to sensitivities, I feel so badly when I hear that because I couldn’t imagine my world without a little fragrance in it. But to not like fragrance by choice, just because, oh no! But different strokes for different folks.

So tomorrow’s National Fragrance Day and here are a few fragrance suggestions you might wish to try.

And please, do feel free to tell me about your favorite fragrances and what you love about them or love about fragrance in general!

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