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A month ago, Amber and I met up in suburban Philly for a Marshalls/TJ Maxx raid. While perusing the beauty selection, Amber turned my attention to a mini tube of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Anti-perspirant. Its powdery vanilla scent fragrance had me at hello. But, for some reason, I bid it adieu and sat it back on the shelf.
And from the moment I got in my car and drove out of the parking lot, the fragrance haunted my olfactory senses and I cursed my retail restraint.
Then last week, while making a routine pit stop at Sephora, I spotted my little friend (the deodorant, not Amber) in one of those bins near the register. So I scooped her up and took her home.
There are no words to describe how enamored I am with this deodorant. I find myself raising my arms more often than necessary, just to get a whiff of my ambrosial armpits.
Now while $10 may seem a bit absurd for a 1 oz tube of deodorant, let me assure you that this is a sound investment. Not only is it the the best smelling deodorant I’ve ever tried, it’s the perfect size to stash in your purse (or clutch, even) for a mid-day refresh sesh.
And once you buy the deodorant, just try not to buy the perfume. Impossible.
Introducing Fancy Love, the new, romantic fragrance from Jessica Simpson and Parlux Fragrances. Romantic and alluring, sensual and feminine, Fancy Love arrives at retail in time for summer love. “Fancy Love is fresh and pure, like a timeless piece of white lace – it’s always pretty and innocent,” says Simpson. “This fragrance has a hint of passion because after all, a girl has to be a little flirty sometimes.”
Fresh, dewy notes of Peach Blossom balanced with the spice of Bergamot and the sparkle of blush Champagne open this warm floral fragrance. Timeless flowers known for their rich exotic essence expand the heart of Fancy Love: Lotus Blossom – the traditional symbol of purity and perfection; Peony – long recognized for its exquisite beauty; Plumeria – prized for its power to entice; Jasmine – symbolic of renewal; and Rose – an everlasting symbol of love. Sensuality heats up as the fragrance lingers; creamy Amber, Blonde Woods and Patchouli add depth and resonance to the floral bouquet.
The Fancy Love fragrance collection consists of a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($59.00), a 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($49.00), and a 6.0 oz Body Lotion ($30.00).
This week, I’m partnering with Parlux Fragrances to offer Spoiled Pretty readers a chance to add some Fancy Love to your lifestyle. Five lucky winners will receive a 3.4 oz bottle of Jessica Simpson’s new perfume!
To enter the giveaway, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Fancy Love Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 9. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, August 10th, 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.
Earlier this year, Vera Wang added a new heir to the Princess throne.
Rock Princess – with notes of peach, raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, rose, jasmine, lily, cashmere wood, musk, iris and coconut – is like Princess’ badass lil sis.
I don’t know why Gossip Girl‘s Taylor Momsen isn’t the face of this fragrance. I can totally picture her misting it on post-kohl eyeliner and pre-leather jacket.
Reese Witherspoon has partnered with Avon for the launch of her first fragrance, In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon.
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. “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.”
Noted include: Georgia peach, tea leaves and crisp greens (top); Star gardenia, magnolias and night-blooming jasmine (heart); cashmere woods, hypnotic florals and amber wood crystals (base).
“Reese was the perfect partner on the fragrance – she was fully involved in the whole process from the development of the juice and packaging to the fragrance name,” says Isabel Ryan, Director of Avon Creative Development. “I logged many miles flying between NY and LA to work with her to make sure the end result was a true reflection of Reese’s style.”
The fragrance will be available globally in November in two sizes: a 1.7-oz. eau de parfum for $34, and a 1-oz. limited edition version for $59. A body mist, body lotion and shower gel also will be available for $15.
I’m a winter fragrance kind of gal. I like my scents rich, regal and gourmand. So when the mercury starts to rise and it comes time to retire my cold weather perfumes to the rear of my vanity, a part of me hibernates with them.
Yes, straightforward citrus, green grass, and delicate bouquets are more fitting fragrances for summer. But, with a few exceptions, they just don’t speak to me.
For quite some time, I’ve been on a quest to find my ideal summer scent. But I didn’t know, specifically, what I was looking for…which is probably why it’s eluded me for so long. After a while, I just pretty much threw my hands up – hoping that my holy grail perfume would, somehow, find its way to my pulse points.
Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve finally found one I luvre. And while it didn’t magically materialize on the insides of my wrists, it did show up on my doorstep.
Last week, I received samples of L’Eau par Kenzo Eau Indigo, “a pair of sensual fragrances for him and her inspired by the seductive dance of color and scent as dusk settles on the water. The bottles, deep blue for men and purple for women, fit together to create a true indigo.”
L’Eau Par Kenzo Eau Indigo pour femme is IT, y’all. This perfume is a warm Friday evening at sunset. You’ve got on a sexy sundress and your hair is doing exactly what it’s told. There are some beads of perspiration on your shoulders and collarbone, but you’re not sweating – you’re glistening. You’re on your way to meet the girls, and there’s a sense of mystery and adventure regarding where the night might take you. Simply put, Kenzo Indigo is the personification of a summer night, ripe with promise.
This eau de parfum has a gentle, zesty start with notes of bergamot and mandarin, then unfolds into a sunny floral heart of sambac jasmine, orange blossom and ylang-ylang. Amber and tonka bean anchor this complex and seductive scent.
Like its female counterpart, L’Eau par Kenzo Eau Indigo pour homme explodes with zesty notes which unfold into a sensual base built around an amber note. Decidedly the more summery of the two, this eau de toilette also features hints of ginger, coriander, vetiver and cedar. I solicited Papa Spoiled Pretty’s opinion of the scent, so he sprayed a little on his forearm and inhaled. Then he sniffed again, this time more deeply. Then he misted his other arm and neck. “This is great,” he proclaimed. Then he made off with the bottle.
L’eau par Kenzo Eau Indigo, for him and her, are available at kenzousa.com for $55 (1.7 oz).
According to WWD, Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers quintet of fragrances will get a makeover come fall.
The five limited edition dolls will be bundled up in winter clothes and the collection is named Snow Bunnies.
“We brainstormed lots of ideas, but Snow Bunnies just felt and looked right, since it was coming out during the winter season,” said Stefani, noting the scents remain the same. “I loved the idea of the girls going skiing, snowboarding, sledding and having hot chocolate. Every season we create new versions of the girls, so you’ll always see lots of changes over time. One of my favorite things about this collection is that the possibilities are endless,” said Stefani. “The Harajuku Girls can go anywhere and be and do anything. We are always developing new artwork and graphics. The brand has an underlying sense of fun and whimsy and a Pop Art sensibility that is always evolving. Harajuku Lovers is like a never-ending art project!”
The Snow Bunnies will be priced at $30 per 10-ml. scent and will be available at Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Stefani is also planning another Harajuku project. “I’m also working on a new costume and sterling silver jewelry line for Harajuku Lovers that is crazy cute,” she said.