Archive of ‘Fragrance’ category

Sex Panther: 60 Percent of the Time, It Works Every Time

sex+panther Sex Panther: 60 Percent of the Time, It Works Every Time
My God…what is that smell? Oh!
That’s the smell of desire, my lady.

Sex Panther, the cologne of Anchorman infamy, has made a leap from the silver screen to the information superhighway. It’s not too early to start shopping for Valentine’s Day; click here to snag your man a bottle of “the most awesome cologne ever made in the history of the entire world.”

sex+panther+ +the+science Sex Panther: 60 Percent of the Time, It Works Every Time

It’s made from bits of real panther, so you know it’s good. And 60 percent of the time, it works every time.

Time to musk up…

Look…Find Out If You’ve Won Vera Wang’s Latest Fragrance!

vera wang look Look...Find Out If Youve Won Vera Wangs Latest Fragrance!
Congratulations to Kim Kelly, Taryn Travis and Rosanna Yee. These ladies are winners of the Vera Wang Look Giveaway and will receive a 1 oz bottle of Vera’s newest fragrance.

A sparkling elixir of mandarin and watery greens are layered with lush notes of lychee and golden delicious apple, filling the topnote with a burst of energy and freshness. The vibrant floral bouquet of lily, freesia and jasmine envelopes with femininity and elegance. A natural sensuality is enhanced in the drydown of indulgent vanilla and skin musk. Touches of oakmoss and patchouli create balance with warmth, depth and character.

Thanks to Vera Wang for sponsoring this contest – and to all of you who entered. Stop by again soon for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway announcement.

Vera Wang Look Giveaway!

vera+wang+look Vera Wang Look Giveaway!“It’s a spirit and style that’s absolutely original and comes from within. It’s an attitude, an elusive accessory. It’s that indefinable quality of self-expression that creates a look that sets a woman apart. I’ve always said if I could bottle it, I would…and now I have.” -Vera Wang

If Vera Wang’s romantically modern designs had a smell, it would be Look, her latest fragrance. Like her fashion, this clean, floral scent represents a measured study in texture, color, silhouette and proportion.

A sparkling elixir of mandarin and watery greens are layered with lush notes of lychee and golden delicious apple, filling the topnote with a burst of energy and freshness. The vibrant floral bouquet of lily, freesia and jasmine envelopes with femininity and elegance. A natural sensuality is enhanced in the drydown of indulgent vanilla and skin musk. Touches of oakmoss and patchouli create balance with warmth, depth and character.

The bottle, with it’s contrasting proportions and architectural refinement, is also inspired by Vera’s ready to wear line.

The LOOK Fragrance Collection includes Parfum Elixir, Eau de Parfum Spray, Sheer Body Lotion, Velvet Body Crème, Satin Shower Crème.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving away three 1 oz bottles of Look Eau de Parfum Spray!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. The subject line should read “Vera Wang Look Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, December 21st. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, December 22nd, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Reunited And It Smells So Good: Michel Germain Deauville

michel+germaine+deauville Reunited And It Smells So Good: Michel Germain Deauville
Ten years ago, in a perfume shop in the Bahamas, my father and I fell in love with the same fragrance – Deauville pour Homme by Michel Germain. We were smitten at first scent, but the price tag seemed a little inflated. So when we re-boarded our cruise ship, we searched the duty free store. No luck. When we returned to Philadelphia, my dad left no department store unturned – but he always left empty-handed.

Apparently, the Bahamian saleswoman hadn’t exaggerated Deauville’s hard-to-find status. So Dad and I cursed our inner bargain hunters, until he discovered Deauville during a routine trip to Bloomingdale’s a year later. Dad snatched it up, not caring how much it cost. I, on the other hand, was a poor college student. I barely had the funds to keep my gas tank filled, so I hit up my typically generous mom for a loan. She refused, not understanding why a 21-year-old girl would want to wear men’s cologne. So I was forced to satisfy my Deauville cravings by stealing a spritz from my dad when I happened to be home from school.

For the past nine years, a bottle of Deauville has been perched atop my dad’s dresser. You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of the fragrance than Papa Spoiled Pretty. And while I have always had a soft spot for the crisp clementine, spicy white pepper, French white thyme, pipe tobacco and amber oak moss notes – over the years, Deauville sorta regressed to the recesses of my mind. Until a few weeks ago, that is.

While bargain hunting at TJ Maxx with Mama Spoiled Pretty, I spotted several bottles of Deauville pour Homme on a display right by the registers. You know, the shelves full of goodies that beckon to you – their siren song impossible to ignore? Anyway, I picked up the Deauville box, examined the familiar packaging, and the price tag said…$9.99! Does it get any better?

Since then, Deauville has been perched atop my dresser (like dad, like Daneen). Mr. Spoiled Pretty is a little weirded out by my affinity for men’s cologne (he calls it “nasty”), so I was excited to learn that Deauville pour Homme has a lady counterpart, Deauville French Spa. I’m not sure how French Spa’s Italian Bergamot, black currant, gardenia, lotus, white wood and musky notes relate to the cologne, but I’m eager to find out.

MAC Monogram Collection

MAC+Monogram MAC Monogram Collection
MAC Monogram Collection: Your personal statement of the Holiday season. A collection of such creamy, high-prestige shades and luxurious fragrance, they make their own distinguished look and marque. In the fashionable world, this is the only signature you need…

MAC+Monogram+Lipstick MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Lipstick: this luxury formula is smooth and rich. Silky lipstick that glides on with ease for medium buildable to full coverage with satiny shine. Lips feel soft and look rich and lustrous. When paired with the Monogram Lipgloss, the look is high shine and multi-dimensional.
Flourish: Frosty mid-tone red
All Mine: Creamy mid-tone blue pink
Marque: Soft light neutral pink
Status Symbol: Warm mid-tone reddish brown with pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

MAC+Monogram+Lipgloss MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Lipgloss: High shine, super sheer lipgloss provides comfort and cushion. Feel soft and look lustrous. Brilliant gold sparkle flecks give a lustrous effect. A patent leather slick of shine; beautiful alone or paired with Monogram Lipstick.
Posh Life: Mid-tone bright pink with gold pearl
Identity: Pale baby pink with gold pearl
Distinguished: Sheer yellow beige with gold pearl
Monodramatic: Bronzy brown with gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

MAC+Monogram+Pressed+Powder MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Sheerspark Pressed Powder: new shimmer powder for both eye and cheek.
Commemorate: Frosted pale gold with gold pearl
Keepsake: Frosted pale pink with gold pearl
Personal Touch: Light peach with pink pearl
Old English: Light bronze with gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $26.00

MAC+Sheer+Mystery MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Sheer Mystery Powder: An ultra-fine, super sheer, and very sophisticated pressed powder. “Mysteriously” silky-soft in texture, glides on to give skin a velvety matte, slightly luminous and altogether flawless finish.
Light Medium: Pale ivory
Medium Plus: Tan beige
Dark Secret: Deep caramel
Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

MAC+Monogram+Fragrance MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Air Of Style Fragrance Set: A rare set of two limited-edition Air of Style fragrances beautifully nestled in a metallic faux patent pouch featuring a circular MAC Monogram logo on an embossed plaque with gold and red degrade detail. Warm, intoxicating, baroque and sensual in its scent, the fragrance’s slim 15 ml glass flacon with gold cap, featuring the collection’s name and monogram.
Top Notes: White pepper, dried red dates, wild peonies
Middle Notes: Tuberose, orange blossom, jasmin, ylang-ylang, orris
Bottom Notes: Touch of leather, antique woods, vetiver, amber crystals, tonka beans
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00

129 Monogram Special Edition Brush: Powder/Blush Brush
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00

224 Monogram Special Edition Brush: Tapered Blending
Suggested Retail Price: $35.00

MAC+Monogram+Clutch MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Clutch: A versatile, high-shine vinyl clutch to use as makeup bag or fashion accessory. Medium-sized. Sophisticated and stylish in its soft-edged design.
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

Available in North America: November 26, 2008 at MAC stores, maccosmetics.com, all Saks locations, select Nordstrom locations and Henri Bendel.

Kenzo Friends & Family

kenzo+friends+and+family Kenzo Friends & Family
Kenzo Parfums is celebrating 20 years in the biz by re-launching their website, kenzousa.com. Today, the newly re-designed website is unveiled to the public – and to mark the occasion, they’re hosting their first ever Friends and Family Anniversary Event! Now through November 24th, get 20% off your entire purchase at kenzousa.com.

 Kenzo Friends & Family
And just in time for the Friends and Family promotion, Kenzo debuts a rich and spicy new fragrance for her – KenzoAmour Le Parfum. The perfect scent for cooler weather, KenzoAmour Le Parfum is a woody oriental evocative of a slow, sensuous journey through the exotic landscapes of Asia. The richness of benzoin balm and amber combines with the softness of frangipani blossom and vanilla to bring forth a new story in Kenzo’s Asian voyage. Inspired by the ethereal shrines of the East, designer Karim Rashid’s original bottle design has been dipped in a matte gold finish, reminiscent of the precious offerings made to the deities as thanks for the good fortune bestowed.

Actress and new Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko is the face of the fragrance, which launched this past weekend – coinciding with the national release of Quantum of Solace.

KenzoAmour Le Parfum is available in 1 oz and 1.7 oz ($52/$68 with the 20% discount, $65/$85 without).

Find Your New Fragrance With Scentmap

scentmap Find Your New Fragrance With Scentmap
Think it’s impossible to find a new fragrance? Never dream of buying perfume as a gift? Scentmap.com is about to change your tune, Negative Nelly.

Based on your current fragrance, Scentmap will recommend new perfumes with similar notes and personality. A ‘remote control’ on the sidebar allows users to fine-tune selection criteria by choosing simple characteristics (i.e. warm or fresh, extroverted or intimate, classic or new, rare or star).

prada+iris Find Your New Fragrance With ScentmapThe site boasts a library of fragrances from 59 brands, though I wouldn’t go so far as to compare it to Google…the press page likens the site to “the Google of Perfumes.” For example, Scentmap doesn’t have two of my favorites on file, Philosophy Amazing Grace and Hanae Mori Butterfly.

But if I click on Prada Infusion d’Iris (one of the top five fragrances on the market right now…and my current obsession), Scentmap will suggest Calvin Klein Obsession Night, Fendi Palazzo, YSL Cinema, Guerlain L’Heure Bleue and Stella McCartney Sheer Stella.

And coming soon to Scentmap.com: a forum where you can converse with other fragrance fans, as well as a masculine component so that you can shop for your man.

Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway Winners

paris hilton fairy dust Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway Winners

Welcome to a brand new week, Spoiled Pretty readers. It is now time to reveal the winners of the Paris Hilton Fairy Dust giveaway. Congrats to:

Morgan Robinson
Mari Ele
Marie Jackson
Eloise Carlson

They will each receive a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray of Paris Hilton’s newest fragrance, Fairy Dust!

Thanks to Parlux Fragrances for sponsoring this giveaway, and to all of you who entered. Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next weekly contest…

Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway!

paris+hilton+fairy+dust Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway!
This month, Paris Hilton adds another perfume to her fragrance resume. Fairy Dust, her collaboration with Parlux Fragrances, is described as “an essence of enchantment, a sensual, seductive floral, which is bright, effervescent and inviting.”

 Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway!“The scent is magical,” says Paris. “It’s delicate in the morning, sensual during the day and seductive in the evening. When I wear Fairy Dust, I feel as whimsical and free as a dazzling fairy.”

At first twinkling, Fairy Dust by Paris Hilton is sprinkled with floral notes of Pink Peony and Orange Blossom. These bright, fresh essences shine over the radiant effervescence of sparkling Prosecco Accord, becoming a warm, inviting toast to the powers of enchantment. At the Heart, a bouquet of spring Gardenia and Water Lily presents itself and Peach Nectar adds warmth to this cool entic-ing expression of playful femininity. Lingering on the skin is an alluring blend of Vanilla Créme and Cashmere Musk wrapped around a rich and woody Sueded Patchouli. The scent of the forest where fairies linger, deep, smooth and tantalizing.

The Fairy Dust by Paris Hilton Fragrance Collection consists of a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($55.00), 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($45.00) and a 6.7 oz. Body Lotion ($28.00).

Thanks to Parlux, four readers will win a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Fairy Dust Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, October 12th. Four winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, October 13th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

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