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Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to Avon

avon+zoe+saldana+2 Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to AvonToday, Avon announced it has signed actress Zoë Saldana to be the spokeswoman for the brand’s new fragrance, Eternal Magic, debuting April 2010. In addition to supporting Eternal Magic, Saldana will also be featured in the company’s brochure as a face of Avon’s color cosmetics category in the coming months.

“I’m very proud to be working with Avon and to be the face of Eternal Magic,” says Saldana. “It means so much to me to be associated with a company that shares my values and believes in empowering women.”

avon+zoe+saldana+1 Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to Avon“We are thrilled to have Zoë as the spokesperson for Eternal Magic. Every woman wants to be unforgettable and Zoë perfectly embodies that feeling. She’s a rising star in Hollywood – and has built a strong reputation for playing empowering characters that leave a lasting impression,” says Geralyn Breig, Senior Vice President and President of Avon North America. “We were drawn to her inner and outer beauty, and feel she represents the perfect combination of strength and femininity.”

An unforgettable fragrance that leaves an indelible impression, Eternal Magic creates everlasting memories with a fragrance signature that lingers in the air. The artfully crafted fragrance takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose. The enchanting scent is the embodiment of the unique magic that surrounds mysterious, alluring women everywhere.

avon+eternal+magic Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to Avon

Eternal Magic launches in April 2010.

Kim Kardashian’s New Fragrance Almost Here!

kim kardashian fragrance ad Kim Kardashians New Fragrance Almost Here!

Though you can’t buy Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance until February, you can get a sneak peek at Sephora.com and be notified when it’s available for purchase.

The essence evokes Kim’s sultry style with crisp top notes, lush mid notes, and a sexy drydown. Gorgeous, voluptuous florals reflect her allure, while soft jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia mirror her femininity. Tonka bean, jacaranda wood, and sandalwood add a warm, sensual base.  

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Vera Wang Glam Princess

vera+wang+glam+princess+2 Vera Wang Glam PrincessVera Wang has added a new fragrance to the Princess lineup.

Glam Princess is “for the boldly brilliant girl who is ready to celebrate and rule the world in the most glamorous way. She introduces herself with guava and juicy pear, reveals her beautiful heart with liquid honey and vanilla orchid, and offers sweet depth with marshmallow accord and cedarwood.”

Zoe Kravitz has succeeded Camila Belle as the new face of Vera Wang Princess. Descended from rock/celeb royalty (her parents are Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet), I think she’s a great choice to usher Princess into the a new decade.

So, does Glam Princess rule? I actually haven’t sniffed Glam Princess yet, but I own – and adore – the other Princess incarnations (Flower Princess, Rock Princess and the original Princess, which I wore on my wedding day)…so I plan to stop by Sephora this week and get a whiff. I’ll let you know what my nose thinks soon.

vera+wang+glam+princess Vera Wang Glam Princess

Vera Wang Glam Princess comes in 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray ($45), 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray ($72), and 5 oz Satiny Body Lotion ($32).

DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

dkny+delicious+candy+apples DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

This winter, DKNY adds three new gourmand perfumes to the Delicious fragrance family. The Delicious Candy Apples fragrance collection includes:

dkny+candy+apples+sweet+caramel DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

Sweet Caramel Candy Apple: This sweet caramel scent is a perfect blend of apple, delicate flowers, topped with creamy caramel and vanilla – making this new scent a delectable choice.

dkny+candy+apples+ripe+raspberry DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

Ripe Raspberry Candy Apple: This ripe raspberry blend has touches of scrumptious green apple, raspberry, and floral and is finished with coca-cola making this new scent an ideal treat.

dkny+candy+apples+juicy+berry DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

Juicy Berry Candy Apple: The combination of blackberry, fresh apple blossoms wrapped in rose petals and sandalwood make this new scent a delicious indulgence.

The Delicious Candy Apples fragrances are $55 (1.7 oz) and available now at DKNY boutiques, dkny.com and Ulta. In January 2010, these limited edition perfumes will be available at Sephora.

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Philosophy Gift of Grace 4 Piece Fragrance Collection: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

philosophy+gift+of+grace+4+piece+collection Philosophy Gift of Grace 4 Piece Fragrance Collection: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideYou know the family member/BFF/co-worker who tells you how amazing you smell every time you wear your Philosophy perfume? Well, take the hint and properly introduce her to the scent by hooking her up with the Philosophy Gift of Grace or Love 4-Piece Fragrance Collection – available exclusively at QVC.

Last year, I wanted to buy my sister, Lauren (an Amazing Grace newbie), a gift set. I searched all over the Internet and in stores to find the most comprehensive collection at a low price point…and nothing even came close to this one. Lauren loved it, and I was so happy to share one of my favorite scents with my lil sis.

The Gift of Grace or Love 4-Piece Fragrance Collection (available in Amazing Grace, Pure Grace, and Falling in Love) features Philosophy’s highest-concentrated eau de parfum fragrance plus hand cream, body lotion, and 3-in-1 shower gel or shower cream – all in full sizes! It also includes a bonus bar soap. Perfectly packaged, the set is ready for giving.

Purchased separately, the products would cost you $119. But on QVC.com, it’s only $71. And today, it’s on sale for the low, low price of $58.74!

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

reese+witherspoon+avon+in+bloom+fragrance Winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon GiveawayCongrats to Joyce Berzenski, Anne Gordon and Lauren Ledley – winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway. These winners will receive the limited edition Parfum ($59), that features a lavishly sensual and concentrated mix of blooming flowers. It is housed in a special gift box, featuring a bottle charm of Reese’s monogram!

In Bloom sparkles with a provocative blend of notes, including: Georgia Peach Tea Leaves, Crisp Greens, Star Gardenia, Magical Magnolia, Night Blossoming Jasmine, Cashmere Woods, Hypnotic Florals, and Amber Wood Crystals.

Many thanks to Avon for sponsoring the giveaway! Stay tuned for your next opportunity to get spoiled pretty.

Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne

jo+malone+vanilla+and+anise Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise CologneIf you surveyed the perfumes on my vanity, you’d surely notice that the common thread amongst my favorites (the half empty bottles) is vanilla.

Most days, I smell like some variation of vanilla. But as I get older, I’m constantly searching for a more sophisticated take on the scent. I love vanilla, but I don’t want to smell like cake frosting 24/7.

So I was thrilled to recently make the acquaintance of Vanilla & Anise, the latest fragrance from Jo Malone – a spicy, modern interpretation of my favorite flava.

The Composition

Top notes: Sicilian Bergamot, Tunisian Neroli, Wild Fennel Flower, Star Anise
Middle notes: Oleander. Tuberose, Frangipani, Purple Vanilla Orchid
Base notes: Madagascar Clove, White Amber, Vetiver Bourbon, Vanilla Bourbon Absolute, Tonka

jo+malone+vanilla+anise Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne

The Vanilla & Anise collection consists of a 1 oz Cologne ($55), a 3.4 oz Cologne ($100). The fragrance is available at Jo Malone shops, jomalone.com, Bergdorf Goodman and select Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

Reese 1 In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon GiveawayGuess what? I’ve got another giveaway for you. Can you believe it?

Avon introduces In Bloom, the first fragrance developed in partnership with Reese Witherspoon. Alluring and mysterious, In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon is for the multi-faceted woman who’s down to earth yet glamorous, elegant, authentic and confident.

The fragrance is an invitation to experience the sensual side of a woman. Precious and exquisite, the scent combines a delicate femininity with a seductive allure and a mysterious beauty.

“In developing In Bloom, I found myself drawn to the scents of my childhood in Tennessee,” explains Reese Witherspoon. “We had a great big Magnolia tree in the back yard, and it’s that beautiful white blossom that inspired the perfume. In Bloom is indicative of where I am in my life today. I’m feeling very strong and independent, and so happy, so full of life. The fragrance truly captures that feeling­­—it’s very sensual, very romantic and alluring.”

In Bloom sparkles with a provocative blend of notes, including: Georgia Peach Tea Leaves, Crisp Greens, Star Gardenia, Magical Magnolia, Night Blossoming Jasmine, Cashmere Woods, Hypnotic Florals, and Amber Wood Crystals.

In Bloom by Reese WItherspoon In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

The In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Fragrance Collection includes:

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum ($34.00, 1.7 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Limited Edition Parfum ($59.00, 1 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Body Mist ($15.00, 3.4 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Body Lotion ($15.00, 7 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Shower Gel ($15.00, 7 fl. oz.)

Three lucky readers will win the limited edition Parfum, that features a lavishly sensual and concentrated mix of blooming flowers. It is housed in a special gift box, featuring a bottle charm of Reese’s monogram!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “In Bloom Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 18th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, November 19th, 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. residents.

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