Archive | March, 2011

Mon Amour ” Paris ” perfume!

28 Mar

 

What comes to your mind when you think of Paris?

Stately Eiffel Tower , magnificent Louvre and beautiful  Arc de Triomphe

with a dreamy voice of Edith Piaf singing ” La Vie En Rose ” in the backround, 

that’s what comes to mind when

I dream of Paris.

A home to a major fashion house Yves Saint Lauren ( YSL )

which in 1983 gave birth to a fragrance

named after his favorite city, ” Paris ” perfume.

Story behind the scent

Here is a declaration of love from Yves Saint Laurent to Paris France.

” Your perfume nails me against a tree. I will not forget it. I will find you again some day.

There are a thousand places in Paris where I can see you again and crush your roses against my heart.

Our roses. The most beautiful.

Maybe you were just an excuse to realize my dream: offering a perfume to Paris. The prestigious Paris which dazzles.

Your blazing and crackling fireworks make the world sparkle.

I have chosen your name for this perfume, because none is more beautiful.

Because I love you. My Paris “- Yves Saint Laurent 
What an appropriately romantic ode to the most romantic city in the world.

Yves Saint Laurent turned to an amazing and talented Nose Sophia Grojsman  to help bring idea to life.

In creative process Sophia was influenced by another fragrance

created by Guerlain house in 1906 called “Après L’ondée “,

it is a fragrance with a scent of a ” creamy violet ” which

she used as a skeleton , and then Sophia added roses.

She knew that she created something great , something what will become

a hit fragrance of the 80’s when 

one night, while working on  ” Paris ” perfume , she finished up at the laboratory and was walking home ,

she noticed a drunk man was following her, so she  quickened her steps

unable to keep up with her , the man shouts 

“Hey lady, I’m not following you; I’m just trying to smell your perfume!”     

Notes 

Eau de toilette

Top – Orange Blossom, Mimosa, Cassia, Rose, Bergamot, Geranium

Heart – Violet, Lily, Jasmine, Lilly of the Valley, Ylang-Ylang, Rose

Base – Amber, Sandlewood, Musk

Eau de parfum

Top – Bergamot, Violet

Heart – Rose, Mimosa, Iris

Base – Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla

Bottle

Alain de Mourgues creator of this beautiful bottle was inspired by 

“La Ville-Lumière”  or ” City of Light ” – Paris. 

It is a must have for a collector of perfume bottles or fine fragrances.

Eau de Toilette

Eau de Parfum 

Where to buy

” Paris ” perfume is available at: 

 www.yslbeautyus.com

 and in most large department stores like 

Nordstrom , Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s,

in stores and online.

Every department store will have different Holiday gift sets and different gift with purchase.

Sizes and Prices

Eau de parfum 1.6 oz – $77.00

Eau de parfum 2.5 oz – $90.00

Eau de toilette 1.6 oz – $62.00

Eau de toilette 2.5 oz – $74.00

Eau de toilette 4.2 oz – $95.00

Perfumed Body cream 6.7 oz – $65.00

Perfumed Body lotion 6.6 oz – $45.00

Perfumed Shower gel 6.6 oz – $42.00

Ratings and Suggestions 

This fragrance rated Love – ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼

Yves Saint Laurent describes it as ” A modern floral fragrance “,

but I would describe it as a classic floral fragrance.

As I spray it on my skin a pleasant , sweet smell of Mimosa , Ylang-Ylang and powdery scent of Rose

mixed with sensual Amber and Musk

develop into a beautiful,elegant and romantic fragrance.

In your Fragrance wardrobe this would be a light and flirty, floral summer dress.

Eau de toilette concentration is perfect to wear for a shopping date with your girlfriend on the sunny afternoon

or a Sunday brunch with family and friends.

Eau de parfum concentration is great for the evening wear , vanilla note adds depth, mystery and a sexy twist.

This fragrance is appropriate for a sophisticated, elegant and romantic lady with passion for roses.

If you like…..

 Stella Mccartney ” Stella ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2003 )

Bvlgari ” Rose Essentielle ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2006 )

Yves Saint Laurent ” Parisienne ” ( launched in 2009 )

Dolce & Gabbana ” Rose the One ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2009 )

Issey Miyake ” L’ Eau d’Issey Florale ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2011 )

Then….you’re going to love

Classic masterpiece by Yves Saint Laurent ” Paris ” Perfume    

 

Down memory lane with Kate Walsh and her “Boyfriend” eau de parfum.

11 Mar

 

His scent will seduce you , make you fall in love and

 will help you to remember,

 that passionate affair at the end of which you had to say goodbye,

but a memory of it will last a  life time.

Perfume is a romantic love story in a bottle,

after a spray or two it touches your skin and lingers for hours giving you that butterfly filling like you felt  on your first date ,

a romantic dinner and a night on the town  

or a quite walk in the park where you only exchanged a couple of words but it was the most fun afternoon you both ever had .

Today actress Kate Walsh

 best known for her role in ” Grey’s anatomy ” and ” Private Practice ” and

 now founder / owner of a beauty and lifestyle company Boyfriend LLC,

poured one of her past love stories in the bottle and named it 

” Boyfriend ” eau de parfum.

It was successfully introduced and got us all excited on 11/11/2010 exclusively on HSN ( Home Shopping Network )

and it was officially launched on 02/02/2011 exclusively at Sephora stores.

Story behind the scent

The idea for a fragrance came several years ago , after a break  up ” I thought , I really miss his scent so

I went to fragrance counter and bought men’s fragrance and went wait a minute ,

 you don’t need a boyfriend to have a boyfriend! Ding Ding Ding! ” said Kate Walsh

” All these ideas just would not leave me alone”. 

In the creative process she was inspired by the scent ” of a guy on the girl “. 

Inspired by him but made for her, there is a definite sex appeal in the combining  feminine and masculine scents together.

HSN and Givaudan perfumery with the nose Marypierre Julien helped Kate bring her idea to life

Beautiful , modern packaging and brand image was created by Chad Lavigne 

 Terry Richardson was a photographer for the advertising campaign where

sexy but tasteful shot of nude Kate wrapped in a sheet, inviting us to

 ” Wear Him “

Notes 

Top – Dark Plum , Myrrh

Heart – Night Blooming Jasmine , Benzoin Tears

Base – Skin Musk , Golden Amber , Vanilla Woods

Bottle

Idea for the bottle was a classic shape of Chanel bottle but with a modern twist,

Here is a description of the bottle in Kate’s own words

 ” I love the idea of the names on the back, being able to have all the names written down.

And so we came up with that and put that on the back so we could see it.

It’s translucent, and you can see it shadow of all the names.”

Names like Joe, Rob, David, Michael, John, Steven, Kevin, Josh, Pablo, Chad, Neil and Sebastian

” We wanted a collar and I wanted that whole look of luxe but accessible and affordable.  So we did a faux croc skin around.”

Chad Lavigne created clean, classic yet modern beautiful bottle you can proudly add to your collection.

Where to buy

” Boyfriend ” Eau de parfum is available at

HSN.com and Sephora.com

If you wish to experience the scent before you buy , it is sold exclusively at 

Sephora retail stores.

Sizes and Prices

Products sold at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

Eau de parfum 0.5 oz – $35.00

Eau de parfum 1.6 oz – $65.00

Pulse point oil 0.4 oz – $20.00

Dry body oil spray 3.38 oz – $35.00

Body cream 6.7 oz – $45.00

” The Boyfriend Kit ” includes all of the products listed above , all in trial sizes 

plus a votive candle and red train case (which are not sold separately)

So you can take your ” Boyfriend ” wherever you go.

This kit sold exclusively at Sephora for $95.00

Products sold exclusively at HSN.com

” Love Potion ” Perfume spray 0.5 oz – $89.95 it is a concentrated luxe version of the ” Boyfriend ” fragrance,

comes in the black velvet pouch, on the front of the bottle Kate’s printed signature with red velvet collar. 

Solid Perfume 0.06 oz – $44.95 comes in black faux alligator zippered case

Ratings and Suggestions 

This fragrance rated Love – ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼  

 As I spray it on my skin the ” Boyfriend ” story is completely unveiled and now it’s makes perfect sense.

Not your average girly smell , instead it is

warm and sophisticated fragrance for a strong confident woman

with a seductive and super sexy twist.

At the very beginning the deep scent of Plum mixed with sweet Vanilla

and then after about 10-15 minutes

combination of Jasmine , Amber and Myrrh blooms in to the beautiful, sweet and spicy seductive potion.

Amazing lasting power , about 5+ hours on the skin.

Great warm fragrance for Fall-Winter season , appropriate to wear to a romantic dinner with someone special in your life,

special occasion or 

conservative evening business affair .

In your Fragrance wardrobe this would be a Pant Suit , Evening Gown or a little Black Dress. 

I suggest to wear it on you neck and pulse points , so it will only reveal itself when someone hugs you or shakes your hand.

This fragrance is appropriate for a sophisticated , strong woman,

a sensual seductress with a romantic soul.

If you like…..

Tom Ford ” Black Orchid ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2006 )

Donna Karan ” Black Cashmere ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2002 )

Cartier ” La Baiser du Dragon ” eau de parfum ( launched in 2003 ) 

Then….you’re going to love

Brand new ” Boyfriend ” Eau de parfum

  

 

 

Welcome to spring with “Jennifer Aniston” eau de parfum.

3 Mar

It’s spring time and my soul awaits its magic. 

March 3rd and stubborn old winter is about  to expire,

 but with the last snow in the forecast it is still playing hide and seek with colorful and exciting spring.  

Spring time is a time for renewal and rebirth.

In the spring time we seem to feel more inspired, more alive, more in love

and what a perfect time to fall in love with a new perfume.

  Just in time for Spring-Summer fragrance season, Jennifer Aniston debuted her new fragrance in the United States.

It was launched last summer on July 21 2010 at Harrods in London

under the name of 

 ” Lolavie ” which translated from French means  ” Laughing at Life “,

 but at the last-minute was changed to simply

 ” Jennifer Aniston ”  eau de parfum.

Story behind the scent

” I wanted this fragrance to be a personal library of scent memories.

For example, my love of night-blooming Jasmine has lasted a lifetime.

Growing up in california, I distinctly remember the scent of Jasmine on summer evenings.

I consider the scent of the ocean to be one of life’s most uplifting sensual experiences.

No aroma is quite so purifying, humbling and exhilarating.

The combination of the salty air and tropical oils reminds me of long sunny days on the beach – pure happiness. ” – Jennifer Aniston

Falic Fashion Group helped Jennifer bring her idea to live.

This fragrance is supported by campaign created by David Lipman and

was shot in Cabo San Lucas , Mexico by Mario Sorrenti.

Notes

Top – Citrus Grove Accord , Rose Water

Heart – Jasmine , Violet , Amazon Lily

Base – Musk , Sandalwood , Amber

Bottle 

Idea for the bottle came from Jennifer’s love for architecture .

It was designed by David Lipman and has

 ” the flow of a Frank Gahry building combined with the fluidity and organic form of a cresting wave.” was explained by its creator.

Where to buy 

” Jennifer Aniston ” eau de parfum is sold exclusively at Sephora

February 3 2011 it was launched on Sephora.com

If you wish to experience the scent before you buy, it  will be coming to Sephora retail stores at the end of March of 2011.

Sizes and Prices

1.0 oz – $39.00 

1.7 oz – $55.00

2.9 oz – $70.00 

Ratings and Suggestions

This fragrance rated Like  – ☼ ☼ ☼

As I spray it on my skin it is definitely and unmistakably a floral scent but in the  fresh, lite and airy kind of way.

Not a lot of citrus , well…. maybe at the very beginning and then, mostly sweet scent of Jasmine and some Violet

with  just a touch of powdery Amber at the end.

Lasting power is very mild so my suggestion is to wear it in your hair or clothes.

It will give you just enough of a nice and a pleasant ” Barely There ” scent to wear during a day.

It is wonderful to wear for lunch with your girlfriends , fundraiser or to work.

This fragrance is appropriate and can be enjoyed by ladies of any age.   

If you like….

Original ” Kate Spade ” eau de parfum (launched in 2002)

Original ” Michael Kors ” eau de parfum (launched in 2000)

Original ” Vera Wang ” eau de parfum (launched in 2002)

Gwen Stefani ” L.A.M.B ” eau de parfum (launched in 2007)

Original ” David Yurman ” eau de parfum (launched in 2008)

Then…you’re going to love 

Brand New ” Jennifer Aniston ” eau de parfum.