Switch Up Your Fragrances For Fall!

It’s almost fall, and I am already starting to love more hearty and spicy fragrances.  I have tried some great new perfumes and bath and body products. Here are a few that I really like:

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum

Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum ($59.90 USD 2 oz)  Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood, and Gardenia, Tuscan Fig entices you with its warm essence.

I have been wearing this every day lately.  It is a great daytime fragrance because is it soft and warm.  I can really smell the vanilla and fig — so nice!

This is $59.90 USD on hsn.com.

Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple

Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple ($59 USD 1.7 oz) — Following the 2010 launch of SO ELIXIR YVES ROCHER, Yves Rocher is now introducing SO ELIXIR PURPLE, an intoxicating and magnetic fragrance that reveals your powers of seduction. The notes of the fragrance are a unique combination of Tuberose, Vetiver, Bergamot, Benzoin and Patchouli.

I like that this is spicy, but also bright — the tuberose and bergamot lighten up the benzoin and patchouli notes.  I think it is perfect for an evening out! This will be available in October at www.yvesrocherusa.com/.  Also, take their Plantsonality quiz at http://www.facebook.com/YvesRocherUSA to find the perfect fragrances for you!

Strange Invisible Perfumes Lemon Neroli Body Lotion

Strange Invisible Perfume’s Lemon & Neroli Body Lotion ($60 USD 8oz) — A remarkably pure moisturizing formula for all skin types, handcrafted with certified organic, non-photosensitizing ingredients, including hydro-distilled lemon and French neroli.  It is made with purified glacier water and natural, certified organic/pesticide-free ingredients and is completely non-toxic, vegan, and never tested on animals.

This is a light, fresh scent and the lotion makes my skin so soft!  The Bergamot scent is also lovely for citrus-lovers.  Purchase at www.siperfumes.com.

Laura Mercier’s Ambre Vanille Body Scrub

Laura Mercier has releasing a brand new fragrance to her Bath and Body Collection: intoxicating Ambre Vanillé in a Souffle Body Crème, Body Scrub and Honey Bath.

I have been loving the Ambre Vanille Body Scrub. This delicious and pampering body polish, made from crushed Vanilla Seeds and Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, gently exfoliates skin, while Shea Butter and Honey naturally condition and protect. Sweet Almond and Hydrolyzed Rice Proteins, along with Pro-Vitamin B-5 provide moisture balance and protection. For skin that feels super soft and smooth, indulge in this luxurious Body Scrub.

This smells amazing and leaves skin velvety soft.  available for $46.00 at http://www.lauramercier.com


New Fragrance Reviews, Including One For The Guys!

Tired of smelling like sunscreen and chlorine this summer? Time to try a new fragrance!  Here are some fun ones:

Eva by Eva Longoria ($45.00 1.7 oz, $58.00 3.4 oz)

Top Notes: citrus, verbena, neroli and shower clean aldehydes.
Middle Notes: jasmine, dewy freesia, tender violet and muguet.
Dry Down: musk, amber and sandalwood.

Available at a department store near you.

Perry Ellis Love ($35.00 1.7 oz,$45.00 3.4 oz) is a feminine fusion of freshness and flowers embraced with sweet sensuality.

Top Notes: citrus and white pepper.
Middle Notes: rose, plumeria, and water lily .
Dry Down: Madagascar vanilla, sugared musk, beach plum, patchouli and sensual Sandalwood.

Visit www.perryellis.com to learn more.

Joya FvsS Parfums Composition No. 1 and Composition No. 6, are intoxicating perfume oils housed in slipcast porcelain bottle and 22k gold dipped wand ($112.00 75 ml) or a more affordable roll-on ($28.00 10 ml).

No. 6 Top Notes: Fujian cypress, juniper berries and tangy yuzu.
Middle Notes: silken lotus leaves and blossoms, enhanced by a fresh air accord.
Dry Down: lush, green meadowgrass blended with rich cedarwood, saffron, and amber.

No. 1 Top Notes: sparkling Italian mandarin, Brazilian orange and fresh quince.
Middle Notse: heliotrope petals, tuberose, jasmin, camellia and Damask rose.
Dry Down: creamy sandalwood, pale musk and a hint of tonka bean.

Visit www.plazabeauty.com to learn more.

This Summer, embrace your inner superhero with Diesel’s ‘Only the Brave Captain America Limited Edition’ cologne ($15.00 USD).  This fearless fragrance is about adventurous, limitless living inspired by the strength and bravery of Captain America.  This hard-hitting fragrance has been redesigned in cult, Captain America comic strip packaging by legendary illustrator Bryan Hitch.

Top Notes – Lemon Blossom, Mandarin, Coriander Leaves
Heart – Labdanum, Black Rose, Lavender
Dry Down – Amber, Tolu Wood, Ebony Wood

Available at department stores nationwide.


Switch Up Your Fragrance This Summer

I like to change my fragrance for each season, although most scents can be worn year round.  Fragrance can enhance your mood and the way that you want to feel. 

The perfect summer scent may be light and fruity, or soft and sexy depending on what you like and what you mood you wish to evoke.  Try one of these for a fab update:

Calvin Klein Euphoria ($$45.00 for 1 oz, $60.00 for 1.7 oz and $78.00 3.4 oz)  is about sexiness, fantasy, and being captivating. Sexy and sensual, euphoria speaks to the woman who has the urge to break free from everyday life – to provocatively be part of an exciting world filled with pleasure, surprise, and temptation. Her fragrance is a contrast between exotic fruits and seductive florals, for a rich, creamy, seductive signature.

Notes: Pomegranate, Persimmon, Green Notes, Black Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower, Liquid Amber, Mahogany Wood, Black Violet, Cream Accord.

This fragrance can be found at Sephora stores, www.sephora.com, and departments stores near you.

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum ($95.00 for 1.7 oz and $130.00 for 2.5 oz) A lovely paradox. A demure violet with airy blossom and delicate peppery notes. A fragrance that is mysterious and fragile, yet leaves a lasting trail.

Notes: pepper, violet leaves, violet, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver.

Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Refillable Eau de Parfum Spray ($115.00 1.7oz) — Flowerbomb is a floral explosion, a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Opulent and full-bodied, the iconic and multifaceted Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb bottle is now available in a luxurious, refillable version with a precious pink metallic seal and screw-top cap.

Notes: bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose, patchouli.

Visit Nordstrom stores, www.nordstrom.com, and other fine retailers to purchase Balenciaga Paris and Vicktor and Rolf Flowerbomb. Enjoy!