Romantic Fragrance Gift Ideas For Her This Valentine’s Day!

Here are some more fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas!  I have been trying these great scents, and I am loving them.

TOCCA Violette is my new everyday scent, but I also love the sample of Jus d’Amour that I received.  They are both soft and floral, very pretty! And any Lavanila scent is so soft and pretty you can wear it all of the time!

If you haven’t tried Fame, it is so sexy and fun…really!  Great for date night!

Guess Girl is sweet and flirty and Heidi’s Klum’s new one called Surprise is very bright and sexy.

Tocca Violette Eau de Parfum

Tocca Violette Eau de Parfum ($68 USD) — Choose a romantic floral scent like TOCCA’s Eau de Parfum Violette! This sweet yet sultry scent awakens the feeling of Springtime in Paris and the youthful spirit of first love.

Imagine springtime in Paris—the vibrant blooms along the Champs-Elysees awaken the youthful spirit of first love. Violette evokes the whirlwind romance between a young soldier on leave and a beautiful girl at the fragrance counter of Le Bon Marche in 1940s Paris. This fine fragrance is housed in an Italian-made glass bottle and a gold-leafed box, making it a luxurious gift for your love or an indulgent reward for oneself.

Notes:
Italian Bergamot, Ginger Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, African Violet, Bulgarian Rose, Black Currants, Creamy Cedarwood, Cashmere Musk, Touch of Benzoin.

Available at www.bluemercury.com.

Jus D'Amour 2 Oz Spray

Jus D’Amour 2 Oz Spray ($90.00 USD) — A beautiful, grown-up comfort scent – and really, is there anyone who couldn’t use an extra dose of comfort right about now? Jus d’amour opens with coco palm – sweet, but not cupcake-topping sweet. This is a dark and dusky coco palm, and there is a brief moment when it meets the mysterious and green aqua leaf accord that makes us wonder if we might be headed someplace edgy. Then the most soothing, enveloping woods appear, and it is clear that the place we are headed is the coziest chair in the room, complete with a cashmere throw. We can feel the knots in our neck begin to unwind, as creamy Tahitian vanilla wraps itself around mesmerizing sandalwood. Even the lilting violets and jasmine snuggle into the tranquil blend instead of floating above it. Sophisticated and serene, with a warm, soft sweetness that takes the edge off a stressful day. Just what we needed.

Notes —  coco palm, aqua leaf accord, night-blooming jasmine, violet, Tahitian vanilla, sandalwood, cashmere woods

Available at jusdamour.com

Lady Gaga Fame

Embrace Lady Gaga Fame ($55 1.7 oz), the sultry, black eau de parfum. First of its kind in fluid technology, it is black like the soul of Fame but invisible once airborne. This black fluid exudes a lustful, floral, fruity essence for fabulous little monsters.

Enriched with tears of belladonna, a black veil of incense, and pulverized apricot, this fragrance may cause illicit fits of extravagance, unrivalled rushes of adoration, and prolonged moments of ecstasy and rapture.

Notes:  Belladonna, Incense, Apricot, Honey Drops, Tiger Orchidea, Jasmin Sambac.
GUESS Girl

GUESS Girl is the perfect sexy and irresistible fragrance for your ladies’ Valentine’s night out. Sensuous, captivating and fresh, GUESS Girl is a celebration of bold, beautiful women everywhere. This fragrance has top notes of Raspberry Nectar, Melon and Bergamot, combined with middle notes of Brazilian Paradise Orchid, Provence Acacia Flower and Lily. Finished with base notes of Australian Sandalwood and Madagascar Vanilla, this fragrance will make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Price: 3.4 fl. oz. – $62 ; 1.7 fl. oz – $52 ;  1.0 fl. oz – $40

Available: GUESS retail stories, perfumery chains, department stores and www.guess.com

Heidi Klum Surprise

Add an element of surprise to your date night withHeidi Klum’s new fragrance. Surprise! is a tantalizing fragrance that captures Heidi’s fearless spirit, sophisticated glamour and irrepressible sense of fun. Surprise! by Heidi Klum is a sexy floral fragrance that opens with a joyful burst of juicy mandarin extracts and spicy pink pepper for a luminous and dynamic top note.  At the heart, an ultra-feminine bouquet of rose petals and magnolia creates a refined radiance.  Finally, the magnetic drydown of benzoin and milk of sandalwood delivers a warm, sensual and unforgettable trail.
Price: 1.0 fl. oz. – $28

Available: Mass Retailers and Drugstores Nationwide 

Lavanila’s “I Love Lavanila”

This Valentine’s Day, say ‘I love you!’ with the “I Love Lavanila” gift set fromLavanila Laboratories. When it comes to selecting the perfect gift this v-day, look to these healthy beauty essentials. Each “I Love Lavanila” set features three Lavanila favorites –The Healthy Fragrance, Healthy Body Butter and Healthy Deodorant – in perfectly portable sizes for easy on-the-go application. Available in classic Pure Vanilla or crisp Vanilla Grapefruit, this set is perfect for gift giving (and gift getting).

Lavanila’s “I Love Lavanila” gift set can be purchased at Sephora, Sephora.com and Lavanila.com for $49.50.

Enjoy!

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Last Day to Enter My CEW and BeautyBar.​com Insider’s Choice Box GIVEAWAY!

CEW Insider’s Choice Box

It’s the last day to enter my Insider’s Choice Box giveaway!  Leave a comment on my blog if you wish to enter, and I will choose the winner tomorrow, Monday July 30th!  Here are the details:

CEW and BeautyBar.com teamed up to create The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box, which features 11 products selected as the industry’s most innovative picks during the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

For a limited-time only, these Insider’s Choice Beauty Boxes will be available at www.BeautyBar.com/CEW.  The box is valued at $109 and is selling at a specially discounted price of $25, making it a great gift for the beauty lover in your life, a beach party hostess gift (or simply a nice treat for yourself).  Also, if you buy two boxes, you’ll get one free with the promo code: BBCEW (for the first 250 customers).

The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box contains the following products:

·        L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Serum Intense

·        L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara

·        Heidi Klum Shine Eau De Toilette, 0.5 oz.

·        StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream, Travel Size

·        L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream-1 oz.

·        Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion

·        Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm-Red Dahlia

·        Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer

·        Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, Travel Size

·        Dr. T’s Supergoop! All-Over Everyday UV Lotion for Face & Body – SPF 30+ – 1.6 oz. Travel Size

·        Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Color Strips, Animal Instinct-16 count

I will also be announcing a Laura Geller giveway tomorrow — so stay tuned!

Good Luck!

GIVEAWAY! — CEW Partners with BeautyBar.​com For An Awesome Beauty Box

CEW and BeautyBar.com teamed up to create The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box, which features 11 products selected as the industry’s most innovative picks during the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

For a limited-time only, these Insider’s Choice Beauty Boxes will be available at www.BeautyBar.com/CEW.  The box is valued at $109 and is selling at a specially discounted price of $25, making it a great gift for the beauty lover in your life, a beach party hostess gift (or simply a nice treat for yourself).  Also, if you buy two boxes, you’ll get one free with the promo code: BBCEW (for the first 250 customers).

The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box contains the following products:

·        L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Serum Intense

·        L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara

·        Heidi Klum Shine Eau De Toilette, 0.5 oz.

·        StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream, Travel Size

·        L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream-1 oz.

·        Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion

·        Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm-Red Dahlia

·        Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer

·        Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, Travel Size

·        Dr. T’s Supergoop! All-Over Everyday UV Lotion for Face & Body – SPF 30+ – 1.6 oz. Travel Size

·        Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Color Strips, Animal Instinct-16 count

This box is a great price for all of the fab products, but how about getting one for FREE!  I am giving away a box for one lucky reader!  Just leave a comment on my blog saying that you would like to win the Insider’s Choice Beauty Box.  I will choose a winner Monday July 30th.

Good Luck!

Fall 2011 Fragrance Guide Part 2

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
Heart: violet
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!