Balenciaga Paris L’Essence ($130.00 USD) The essence of the Balenciaga signature fragrance, inspired by the Balenciaga fashion jewels, reflects the high quality and savoir-faire of the brand. The bottle of this leathery violet scent has a reflective, raw effect, as pure as a sharp-edged jewel made of hematite.
Top: violets leaves, pimento berries
Mid: leathery facets of labdanum
Base: cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver
Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus in September 2011 and at all specialty stores starting in November 2011.
Bottega Veneta ($130.00 USD), the eau de parfum, evokes the suppleness and sensuality of the house’s renowned leather goods. The fragrance, a leathery floral chypre, marries the olfactory language of the Venetian countryside—fresh meadows, mown hay, flowers, earth, and wood The bottle itself, inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe.
Top: pink peppercorn, bergamot, lily of the valley
Mid: jasmine, leather, patchouli
Base: oak moss
Available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in September 2011 and at all specialty stores starting in November 2011.
Celine Dion Signature ($33.50 USD) This fragrance is inspired by the extraordinary connection that Celine has with her fans. As memorable and timeless as Celine Dion herself, this fragrance is a classic and elegant with modern sophistication. This makes it truly unforgettable.
Top notes: Mimosa, pink lady apple, guava
Heart: Rose essence, jasmine, magnolia
Base: Sensual musk, amberwood and sandalwood
Available at Walgreens
Heidi Klum Shine ($35.00 USD) An effervescent floral Oriental fusion, perfectly reflecting Heidi’s sparkling vivacity and soft sensuality.
Top notes: mandarin, pear, pink pepper
Heart: mimosa, lily of the valley, sunflower
Base: vanilla, tonka, musk
Available at Walgreens.
Diane von Furstenberg’s Diane ($45.00 — $95.00 USD) opens with bold notes of Frangipani, an exotic floral discovered on a trip to Bali. Frangipani is intertwined with subtle notes of Violet, giving the scent a fresh feel. The fragrance’s feminine power is enhanced by base notes of myrrh, musk and patchouli.
Top notes: frangipani
Base: myrrh, musk and patchouli
Purchase at Sephora.
In honor of Halloween and the fall season, you won’t find any more unique fragrances than those of the Demeter Fragrance Library! With scents like Funeral Home, Tootsie Roll, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Pumpkin Pie and mixing Golden Delicious PLUS Caramel (to make Caramel Apples!), you will be sure to “invoke the spirits” of scent memory! Visit http://www.demeterfragrance.com/ to purchase. Enjoy!