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


Fab Fall Fragrances by Pacifica, Lavanilla, and Guess

There are some great new scents and fragrance products being released this fall.  From long-lasting oil based roll-ons to new spritz-on perfumes, there is a sexy fall scent for everyone!  Here are some that I’ve recently tried:

Pacifica Persian Rose Perfume Roll-On ($12.00 USD) — Fun, fresh and fantastic, Pacifica Perfume Roll-on is made with natural denatured alcohol and Pacifica’s signature fragrance blends with essential and natural oils. Classic and elegant with Bulgarian rose, subtle violet, myrrh and delicate fruit.  Purchase at www.pacificaperfume.com or Sephora.

Lavanila Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Blackberry(1.7 oz $58.00, 10ml Roller Ball $19.00 USd)  – Seduce the senses with this new provocative blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, velvet iris and warm Madagascar vanilla. Inspired by the allure of vine-ripened berries, this effortlessly sexy twist on vanilla creates a crisp, sparkling and deliciously daring experience.  Purchase at www.lavanila.com and Sephora.

Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oils($26.00 USD) — Offering scents that last and last, these new Forever Fragrance Oils deliver a proprietary blend of pure essential oils in a hydrating base of sweet almond oil that lasts up to eight hours, twice as long as traditional fragrances. Concentrated, hydrating, and pure, Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oils uniquely melt into the skin as the body warms to release rich, alluring aroma. The scents:Vanilla Coconut, Pure Vanilla and Vanilla Grapefruit.  Purchase at www.lavanila.com and Sephora.

Guess Seductive I’m Yours ($52.00 USD 1.7 oz) — Make a lasting impression with the playful scent that will leave them wanting more.  Notes of passion fruit, while lily and exotic woods create this ultra-alluring fragrance. Available at www.guessparfums.com.


Great For Traveling — Lavanila Fragrances

Lavanila 1oz Fragrances

Looking for a great, portable fragrance?  Lavanila Laboratories presents the Healthy Fragrance Collection in two pretty, portable, and airplane friendly renditions—The Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance and The Healthy Fragrance One-Ounce Collection. Completely free of harsh chemicals typically found in fragrance, now you can enjoy Lavanila’s fresh, clean blends and revel in powerful, skin-healthy ingredients anytime, anywhere.

Lavanila has changed the way we spray and roll on fragrance with the World’s First Healthy Fragrance collection. The first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science, all Lavanila scents are free of chemically-laden alcohol, petrochemicals, phthalates, synthetic colors, silicone, synthetic preservatives, sulfates, parabens, and propylene glycol that can dry and damage the skin and are instead formulated with 100% natural ingredients such as pure essential oils and skin soothing botanicals. With each spray or roll, a daily dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids is delivered to the skin and locked below the skin’s epidermis via an exclusive marine technology. 

Lavanila Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance ($19 each): Housed in a sleek, spill-proof bottle, this travel-sized roller-ball perfume eliminates the risk of spills—a must for any purse or cosmetics case.
Lavanila Healthy Fragrance One-Ounce Collection ($39 each): These cute and convenient minis fit in your carry-on cosmetics case so you never have to be without your favorite Lavanila fragrances, even on the plane.
The Lavanila Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance and One Ounce Fragrances are available in the following scents:

Pure Vanilla: a soothing blend of rich Madagascar vanilla and soft freesia
Vanilla Grapefruit: a refreshing blend of pink grapefruit and warm Madagascar vanilla
Vanilla Coconut: an exotic blend of fresh coconut oil, tiare flower and warm Madagascar vanilla
Vanilla Lavender: a tranquil blend of Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf, and warm Madagascar vanilla

I have tried the Healthy Fragrance One-Ounce in Vanilla Coconut.  I love the sweet, tropical scent that has a warm lasting note. Very nice!
You can purchase these fab fragrances at Sephora, www.sephora.com and www.lavanila.com. Enjoy!

Yves Rocher Vanille Noire Eau de Parfum

Vanille Noire Eau de Parfum ($58.00  USD 1.7 fl. oz.) — The description from the website is: 

Surrender to the temptation of scented skin, infused with a rare sensuality. Between freshness and sensuality, transparency and depth, Vanille Noire gently reveals its woody character on contact with your skin. This creation is based on the three most attractive qualities of vanilla, which unveil a treasure trove of nuances and subtleties on your skin. Olfactory family: Vanilla, woody, fresh:

– the sensual, leathery notes of Vanilla Bourbon Absolute,

– sweet and floral Tahitian Vanilla Absolute,

– Ugandan Vanilla Absolute with its spicy, woody character.

Vanille Noire Perfumed Body Lotion ($28.00 USD 6.7 fl.oz):  This silky, perfumed lotion moisturizes your skin and envelops you in the sophisticated, sensual fragrance of Vanille Noire Eau de parfum. This creation is based on the three most attractive qualities of vanilla, which unveil a treasure trove of nuances and subtleties on your skin. The Plus: A gentle, moisturizing formula, enriched with Shea butter.

What I think:  I love this deep, vanilla scent. It is not too sweet, which is a plus, and it is sultry enough for the cold weather seasons. This collection also includes a very fragrant shower gel and an affordable roll-on perfume ($9.00 USD).

Visit www.yvesrocherusa.com to learn more and to purchase these.

LAVANILA The Healthy Roller-Ball Gift Set

Lavanila the Healthy Mini Roller Ball Set
Lavanila the Healthy Mini Roller Ball Set

Have you began your holiday shopping yet? I know it is early, but it is time to get started so you don’t wait until last minute (like I do, sometimes)!

Many beauty companies are releasing gifts sets for the holidays. It is sometimes difficult to know what women will like, especially in perfume. A perfect idea for this is Lavanila The Healthy Mini Roller-Ball Gift Set ($28.00).

Fragrances in the Lavanila Healthy Fragrance Mini Roller-Ball Gift Set include: 

Vanilla Coconut – top notes: young coconut; mid-notes: Tahitian Tiare flower; base notes: Madagascar vanilla bean

Pure Vanilla – top notes: freesia petals; mid-notes: heliotrope; base notes: Madagascar vanilla and vanilla orchid

Vanilla Grapefruit – top notes: grapefruit, bergamot, lime and orange; mid-notes: patchouli and heliotrope; base notes: Madagascar vanilla

Vanilla Lavender – top notes: Spanish lavender; mid-notes: rose absolute and violet leaf; base notes: Madagascar vanilla

These sweet 100% natural fragrances are made with the finest pure essential oils and plant botanicals and are untouched by harsh chemicals. Lavanila was the first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science.  What’s unique about these fragrances is that they are free of chemically laden alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates, and they include the following unusual ingredients: 

Proprietary Marine Technology:  Long-Lasting.  Breakthrough marine derived technology creates an invisible filter on the skin that locks in fragrance and potent anti-oxidants while protecting against environmental toxins.

Goji Berries: Nourishes & Protects.  An antioxidant-rich berry that is loaded with beta carotene & Vitamins C, E, B1, B2, and B6. 

Kakadu Plum:  Nourishes & Conditions.  A potent antioxidant-rich fruit with a Vitamin C concentration 500 times that of an orange

Canadian Willowherb: Calms & Soothes.  A powerful extract with incredible anti-irritant properties

This great gift is available at Sephora, sephora.com, and lavanila.com.  With each purchase of a Mini Roller-Ball Set on lavanila.com, Lavanila will plant 4 trees (one for each bottle) through the Nature Conservancy.