Archive of ‘Perfume’ category

Fancy Giveaway: Enter To Win Jessica Simpson’s New Fragrance!

jessica+simpson+fancy Fancy Giveaway: Enter To Win Jessica Simpsons New Fragrance!
Though Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance, Fancy, won’t be in stores until later this month, Spoiled Pretty is giving you a chance to nab a bottle of your very own…for FREE. So take that, everybody else!

Jessica Simpson Fancy 4 Fancy Giveaway: Enter To Win Jessica Simpsons New Fragrance!Created by perfumer Alexis Dadier of Mane Paris, this luminous dewy fragrance is all about floral femininity.

FANCY Jessica Simpson opens with the radiance of sparkling Pear and juicy Apricot Nectar wrapped with the glow of Red Fruits. The heart of FANCY is the captivating draw of dewy Gardenia laced with the delicacy of Night Blooming Jasmine. Toasted Almonds and Caramel notes provide a playful element. Creamy Sandalwood, infused with the sensual energy of Amber Crystals, unites with the embracing warmth of Vanilla Crème as FANCY clings to the skin at dry down.

Jessica Simpson Fancy 1 Fancy Giveaway: Enter To Win Jessica Simpsons New Fragrance!The fragrance itself is the color of blush champagne, a soft pink, the ultimate color of femininity.

I’m actually wearing Fancy right now, and I love the youthful (not juvenile) and yummy scent. This light, creamy floral will be the perfect scent to transition from hazy summer to crisp fall.

Five readers will receive a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, which retails for $59!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Fancy Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 17th. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, August 18th, 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.

Bonne chance!

It’s Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This Fall

fresh+fall+2008 Its Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This Fall
This fall, Fresh will expand its fragrance portfolio with a new scent, Strawberry Flowers, created in celebration of Sephora’s 10th anniversary. The company is also expanding its bath and body, skin care and makeup offerings with a bevy of new beauty products.

Launching exclusively at Sephora in September, Strawberry Flowers Eau de Parfum is a fruity floral scent, designed specifically for a younger, Sephora customer. The fragrance, inspired by the scents of a typical spring morning, is composed of top notes of mandarin, yuzu and white peach, middle notes of mountain strawberries, freesia, orange blossom and osmanthus, and base notes of orris, musk and white woods.

Also in September, Fresh will debut the Fig Apricot body care collection, based on its top-selling Fig Apricot Eau de Parfum, which launched a decade ago. The collection will include a bath/shower gel and a body cream and will be sold at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bluemercury.

Fresh’s fall color collection includes the Imperial Bedroom Face Palette, and a new Firebird Mascara. The palette’s cream-based colors include iridescent pearl and warm antique gold eye shades, an opalescent black eyeliner, a shimmer highlighter for the cheeks and a deep red gloss for the lips. Inspired by a Russian fairy tale and based on the company’s best-selling mascara, Fresh Supernova, Firebird is designed to thicken, lengthen and curl lashes. “Supernova gives your lashes a thick, dark and more defined look, whereas the soft lightweight fibers on the Firebird brush gives it a feathery and flirty feel,” said Alina Roytberg, Fresh’s co-founder and creative director.

Fresh+Twilight+Freshface+Glow Its Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This FallFresh has also come out with Twilight Freshface Glow, a multifunctional illuminating cream. The primer is designed to be used as a highlighter along cheekbones, brow bones and décolletage. On the retail front, Fresh has plans to open several freestanding stores by the end of the year.

This month, the company will open a location in Century City, Calif., followed by another store in Dallas’ Northpark Center in October. The company is also looking to open a store in Philadelphia (oh please, please…with Sugar Lip Treatment on top!) along with additional stores in the Northeast.

Source: WWD

*In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a Kool and the Gang kick lately.

Fancy New Fragrance From Jessica Simpson

Jessica+Simpson+Fancy+4 Fancy New Fragrance From Jessica Simpson
In August 2008, Jessica Simpson will add a perfume to her curriculum vitae. Fancy is the product of Jessica’s collaboration with Parlux Fragrances.

“With Fancy, I wanted to create a pretty fragrance, one that I could be just as comfortable wearing on the red carpet or every day with my favorite jeans,” says Simpson. “For me, Fancy is just that: fancy. This is a unique fragrance – personal, whimsical, playful and romantic with a heart of gardenia, an essence I truly cherish.”

Jessica+Simpson+Fancy+1 Fancy New Fragrance From Jessica SimpsonFancy opens with the radiance of sparkling Pear and juicy Apricot Nectar wrapped with the glow of Red Fruits. The heart of Fancy is the captivating draw of dewy Gardenia laced with the delicacy of Night Blooming Jasmine. Toasted Almonds and Caramel notes provide a playful element. Creamy Sandalwood, infused with the sensual energy of Amber Crystals, unites with the embracing warmth of Vanilla Crème as Fancy clings to the skin at dry down. The fragrance itself is the color of blush champagne, a soft pink, the ultimate color of femininity.

The bottle is a softer, more modern interpretation of Jessica’s favorite vintage perfume bottles. The rose-gold floral motif that encircles both the bottle and collar add richness and dimension to this exquisite package.

The Fancy fragrance collection consists of a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($59.00) and a 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($49.00), and a 5.0 oz Body Lotion ($30.00). The launch gift with purchase is a vintage-inspired cosmetic case, in soft pink to match the fragrance.

80s Ladies Week: Cool Beans Courtesy of Kenzo

dynasty+gals 80s Ladies Week: Cool Beans Courtesy of Kenzo
For the fourth installment of 80s Ladies Week, I am inspired by one of the most heinous fashion felonies – shoulder pads.

Sometime in the early 1980s, someone had the asinine idea to create these mini monstrosities. Their original purpose remains unclear…perhaps they were invented to facilitate naps on airplane rides…you know, like a predecessor to the travel pillow. But those suckers caught on, and for an entire decade, females everywhere were running around looking like cross-dressing football players. Even arch rivals Krystle Carrington and Alexis Colby shared a mutual love for the dy-NASTY shoulder pads. And as you can see, these ladies liked ‘em big.

But bigger isn’t always better…which is why, circa 1992, women came to their senses and downsized…and also why I love Kenzo’s new (shoulder pad-shaped) RYOKO fragrance pebbles.

ryoko 80s Ladies Week: Cool Beans Courtesy of Kenzo
This collection of five pocket-sized, leak-proof fragrance atomizers has become a summer staple in my handbag. If you’re a gal who likes her fragrance to go, you’ll love the creativity and convenience of the RYOKO. In your cavernous bag (I know you’ve got one), it’s a breeze to find thanks to the punchy colors. And its ergonomically-designed packaging just begs to be handled.

The RYOKO is available in five fabulous fragrances:

Flower by Kenzo
Kenzo Amour
L’eau Par Kenzo
L’eau Par Kenzo Pour Homme
Tokyo by Kenzo

My pick? Flower by Kenzo – without a doubt. I’m so obsessed, Kenzo might need to take out a restraining order.

The RYOKO fragrance pebbles are available for $29 at kenzousa.com.

For another 80s fix, check out Amber’s 80s inspired product review over at Beauty Blogging Junkie.

Kim Kardashian – The Perfume

kim+kardashian+perfume Kim Kardashian – The Perfume
Ever wonder what Kim Kardashian smells like? You’ll soon find out because a Kim K fragrance is currently in the works. She recently wrote on her blog:

It has always been a dream of mine to start my own perfume business, since I love to mix fragrances together and come up with new and different scents! I hope you understand my total excitement as I let you, the readers of my blog, become the first to know that I am creating my own fragrance!!!

I have decided to work with New Wave Fragrances, who also distribute Ed Hardy and True Religions fragrances.

It all started when my mom introduced me to famous perfumer Caroline Sabas from Gras, France. She and I have been working together to create a scent that is uniquely me that I can share with everyone!

I have also hired local designer Scott Oshry to help me create the perfect bottle for my fragrance.

It is in the development stages, but we hope to have it in stores by next May – Mother’s Day! It will be available in the U.S., Germany, England, Australia and Japan.

I hope you LOVE what I come up with!

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

Shu Uemura’s Summer Collection, Plus 20% Off!

shu+uemura+hana+bi+002 Shu Uemuras Summer Collection, Plus 20% Off!
Since the opening of the shu uemura’s first Beauty Boutique in Tokyo in 1983, each year a limited edition Boutique Birthday Collection of the season’s most festive beauty items is created in celebration.

This year, to mark the 25th anniversary, the late Mr. Uemura created the most special and unique collection yet. HANA-BI is inspired by the three fundamental elements in nature: terre (earth), rose (flower), and source (water). The collection includes a series of 100% natural origin fragrances formulated with Depsea water, three color palettes, and two shimmering liquid eye liners.

shu+uemura+hana+bi+018 Shu Uemuras Summer Collection, Plus 20% Off!My favorite of the HANA-BI bunch is the Fleur de Source Palette. These powder shadows feel cool and creamy on the skin. Lightly apply to create a soft and natural effect or layer them for a more dramatic look.

And, as if this new limited-edition collection wasn’t exciting enough, shu uemura is offering all their “friends & families” 20% off all orders and FREE standard shipping! The promotion will begin on Thursday, June 26th and end on Sunday, June 29th*. Enter promo code SHUSUMMER** at checkout.

*Valid: from 6/26–6/29 at 11:59pm EST.
**You must be signed in and enter promo code to receive the discount.

Lancome: C’est Magnifique

Lancome Magnifique Lancome: C’est Magnifique

Anne+Hattaway+Magnifique Lancome: C’est MagnifiqueLast night, at the Grand Palais in Paris, Lancôme welcomed Anne Hathaway as its newest ambassador and introduced Magnifique, its newest fragrance.

The fragrance collection and the advertising campaign will launch in August 2008.

Magnifique, a woodsy floral, was created by master perfumers Olivier Cresp and Jacques Cavallier.

Lancome+Magnifique Lancome: C’est Magnifique

Kim Kardashian Answers Fans’ Beauty Questions

kim+kardashian4 Kim Kardashian Answers Fans Beauty Questions
Some of Spoiled Pretty’s most popular posts are the ones about Kim Kardashian. So this one is for all of you readers out there who can’t get enough of Kim. Today, Kim took a break from her Memorial Day festivities to answer some of her fans’ makeup and beauty-related questions. Below is a re-cap of that post (I’ve made some grammar/spelling edits and included links to the products Kim recommends). Enjoy!

kim+kardashian2 Kim Kardashian Answers Fans Beauty Questions
Kristina asks:
Hey Kim…love you and your sisters…LOVE the show! Quick question: In the season premiere of Season 2 Khloe was wearing an awesome shade of pink nail polish when she “cornered Scott.” Can you tell me the shade or at least the brand by chance? Thanks.

Kim answers:
It’s by the company Essie and shade is called Limo-Scene.

Lily asks:
Hi Kim! I love you. As J.Lo is your inspiration, you are mine! I really would like to know what is the perfume you like the most! And for night too!

Kim answers:
I usually stick to the same scent — my all time every day scent is Michael by Michael Kors.

Yiana asks:
Kim, I am your biggest fan. What is your diet/workout regime and what kind of products do you use for your hair?

Kim answers:
I try to eat as healthy as possible, but make sure I work out all the time. I have a trainer Kathy Kaehler who I work out with all the time. We actually just made a work out video which is simple and easy to follow along with — especially if you are busy and don’t have any exercise equipment. As for my hair, I like to switch up products all the time to keep it fresh and vibrant. I use anything from Herbal Essences to Finesse to salon products.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

Fabulous New Fragrance: Armani Code Sheer

armani+code+sheer Fabulous New Fragrance: Armani Code Sheer
If you’re a fan of Armani fragrances, you’ll be delighted to hear that they just added a new scent to their repertoire.

armani+code+sheer+gift+set Fabulous New Fragrance: Armani Code SheerArmani introduced Armani Code Sheer, a fresh spin on their bestselling Armani Code Pour Femme. This floral oriental is more floral than its predecessor, with notes of orange blossom petals, cyclamen, jasmine, lily of the valley, honey, and delicate musk.

The 1.7 oz eau de toilette is $52 and the 2.5 oz eau de toilette is $67. But get more bang for your buck with the limited-edition Armani Code Sheer Gift Set, which includes: 1.7 oz eau de parfum, 1.7 oz shower gel, and 1.7 oz body lotion…only $55 at Sephora!

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