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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tiaré de Tahiti - A sensational journey through the Earth - by Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia

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Oh, my..... orchids, orchids, favorites! This fragrance is absolutely delicious. You should try it if you love Sweet flowery scents as much as I do.

Tiaré de Tahiti was launched as part of an Earth Fragrance Collection in 2012 by Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia.

In this fragrance you will find floral hints of cocoa, almond, vanilla, and orchid, gently yet vibrantly break forth, accompanied by the natural scent of the Tiaré flower.

A sensual and intriguing base imbues the fragrance with those emotions that are uniquely aroused by the island of Tahiti - Crystal-clear waters, multicolored fishes, wonderful flowers -the Monotheme Earth Collection has been described by Lorenzo Vidal as "A sensational journey through the Earth"

Available now at Abella's Beauty with an introductory price of $39.95. Retails for $48

Monday, July 25, 2016

Poison Girl by Christian Dior Perfume Review - I am not a girl, I am poison!

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Christior Dior introduces Poison Girl perfume, a new addition to the Poison Collection, In January 2016. It is a sweet, feminine and youthful floral fragrance consciously created and explicitly advertised for younger fans of the famous brand. They will become the new generation of Poison wearers. The poster girl for the perfume campaign is Camille Rowe, which tag line is "I am not a girl, I am poison."

Dior's Poison Girl combines expensive raw ingredients such as Sicilian bitter orange, May rose from Grasse, Damascus Rose, Venezuelan tonka bean, sandalwood from Sri Lanka, tolu balm, and almond and vanilla to make it outrageously luscious with an oriental sweetness warmth.

The perfumer behind this new Poison version is Francois Demachy.

Reveal for Women by Calvin Klein - Perfume Review

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Reveal perfume for women by Calvin Klein was released in 2014. Reveal is a feminine perfume, classified as an oriental fragrance, a sensual scent developed by perfumers Jean-Marc Chaillan and Bruno Jovanovic. Top notes of Calvin Klein Reveal for Women include salt mineral, pepper, pink peppercorn and iodine; middle notes of amber, orris, pepper, vetiver and base notes of musk, cashmere, sandalwood, ambergris.

The face of the perfume is Dutch model Doutzen Kroes, along with British actor Charlie Hunnan.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tresor by lancome Perfume Review - A romantic treasure in a gorgeous bottle

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My sister used this fragrance in her 20's for over five years. On her, the fragrance was truly a treasure. Her skin can truly disguise fragrances such as Paloma Picasso, Dolce Vita, and Tresor in a way that you have to actually ask her what perfume she is wearing. On me, they are all a very sad love story. I have tried all three hoping to smell as delicious as she does when she use them, but I don't get even close to that romantic, almost like heaven, scent.

Based on how she actually smells, and not on how I smell, I have decided to review this fragrance. I love it...on her, and hate it...on me! Years after this hunting fragrance disappointment, I found my two signature fragrances when Hypnotic Poison and Coco Mademoiselle made their first appearance. I still use them as the very first day. Right now, I also try other fragrances like Chanel Chance, Flowerbomb, Guess by Marciano, and Tom Ford Neroli. I found myself also grabbing a bottle of Fan di Fendi EDP Spray.

Tresor perfume, created in 1990 by perfumer Sophia Grojsman for Lancome, has been around for a long time. It is one of the best selling perfumes in the world. The gorgeous bottle was designed by Charles Boussiquet. It is a feminine fragrance, a warm floral-oriental scent, a romantic one indeed with a little modern feel being rose its primary note, mixed with juicy peachy notes, musk, a hint of jasmine, and Vetiver.

With fine and elegant top mixed notes of apricot blossom, pineapple, lilac, peach, lily of the valley, bergamot, and rose; middle notes of iris, jasmine, heliotrope, and again rose and peach; and base notes of amber, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, peach, and apricot Tresor is a comforting fragrance that is hard to dislike. It is not a fragrance that I would fall in love with eternally like I have had with Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison, but it is a nice fragrance for warm days, and a few selected evenings. As I said before, I love it...and hate it! Is that acceptable for such a lovely fragrance? Ask my sister and she would say: No way, its perfect! It is a found treasure.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Maja Plum Blossom Perfume Review - Flor de Ciruelo - A Sensual, Lovely and Fresh Fragrance

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Born in 1918 in Spain, Maja is undoubtedly one of the most recognized Spanish perfume brands around the world. Maja has maintained its essence generation after generation in over 26 countries.

In 2014, Maja introduced its new fragrance: Maja Plum Blossom perfume, of oriental origin, which combines floral and fruit notes highlighting the beauty, strength and vitality of the plum blossom. Created for a younger audience, Maja Plum Blossom represents the sensual, dynamic, lovely and fresh woman.

As Armando Bonilla, director of Grisi products marketing, said: "Maja is a pioneering brand that is always in search of new sensations and is now showing a renewed and totally different, full of energy and with a new attitude side." Maja has been gradually leaving the serious image that has remained unchanged in the market for almost a hundred years. Maria Morales, Maja International Brand Manager, explained that this is a completely new and totally different fragrance. it separate itself from the original Maja Classic Fragrance. "It's a very fruity very fresh fragrance, aimed at young women"

Maja's fragrances are extracted from the most beautiful flowers, creating sensory experiences that emphasize femininity. This new Plum Blossom fragrance is not the exception. We can perceive notes of sweet vanilla and caramel as top notes, and then middle notes of jasmine and violet without forgetting the plum as an active ingredient, and base notes of blackberries and red fruits.

The new Maja Plum Blossom Collection includes:

• Scented Luxury Soaps in different versions (gift box set of three soaps, included in gift sets, and individual soaps): They provide a relaxing feeling while bathing, keeping the skin scented with the delicious smell of Plum Blossom, which is an antioxidant that adds shine and luminosity to the skin.

• Scented Body Lotion: Enriched with almond oil and vitamin E. Revitalizes the skin keeping it deeply hydrated throughout the day. Special for extra dry skin.

• Body Fragrance Mist: Its fresh aroma can be applied whenever you want to feel delicate and sexy at the same time.

The face of the new campaign is Giovanna Romo, a TV Azteca actress and model.

Bvlgari Mon jasmin Noir Perfume Review - A bright and addictive new floral fragrance

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Mon Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari was launched in Spring 2011 as the new version of Jasmin Noir Perfume. The noses behind this fragrance are Olivier Polge and Sophie Labbe.
In Bvlgari's own words "Mon Jasmin Noir is a new flower of pure mystery. A rich and delicate flower, interpreted in its most luminous expression. Mon Jasmin Noir captures the lively charm of a young and seductive woman. A woman that reveals, under an air of innocence concealing a mischievous personality, an intuitive sensuality. Bulgari introduces a new, sophisticated, luminous and sensual Eau de Parfum within the Jasmin Noir universe, reminiscent of the inimitable values of elegance and refinement at the heart of Bulgari brand."

This new Mon Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari is slightly lighter than Jasmin Noir. It is classified as a Floral Woody Musk fragrance with seductive top notes of Golden Cedrat, Lily of the Valley and citrus; Middle notes of Sambac Jasmine, "Angel Wing" Jasmine; base notes of Musk, Patchouli, Virginia Cedar and Nougat.

To me, this fragrance is more fruity than Jasmin Noir, and it does not get sweet until it dries down to the chic and lovely nougat.

Similar fragrances:

Palazzo by Fendi

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The House of Creed, Creed Millesime Imperial Perfume

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The House of Creed is actually one of the few perfumeries that still create their fragrances in the same first-rate style as when they began in 1760. Creed fragrances are worldwide known as an historical fragrance dynasty. They offer the utmost quality of magnificence perfumes available in the market. Nowadays, in a growing and rapid industrial commercialism staying in the market takes more spirit than before. We find thousands of fragrances out there threw out with lesser quality due to this “faster way of living and creating.” James Henry Creed started The House of Creed in London practically 250 years ago and his tradition has stayed since then. For six generations The House of Creed has been creating luxurious, fascinating, and high-quality perfumes. Oliver Creed and his son Erwin were involved in the development of Creed’s Love in White and Virgin Island Water, fascinating fragrances to be honest. Most of their perfumes are well known worldwide and due to their high prices they are only accessible to affluent families. The house of Creed has become the leader European perfumer. Within their customers through history we find: King George III, Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie, Franz Joseph and Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary, and Queen Christina. What a list! Don’t you think!The House of Creed’s commitment has always been developing fragrances using traditional and conventional ways, an ancient method called INFUSION. This method consist in “preparing herbs in which 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb or 2 to 4 fresh herbs (flowers and berries are substitutable) is "infused" or placed in oil or water (which does not need to be boiled), and then, after about ten minutes, is strained. Waiting too long before straining results in bitter tasting herbs. The herb/ botanical is then removed from the oil and the oil is used in the many formulas that call for short-term infused oils. The first recorded use of essential oils was in the 10th century by the Persian chemist Avicenna” (INFUSION meaning taken from WIKIPEDIA online) Creed House’s full line of perfumes are a reflection of such commitment even though their method is expensive and lengthy. Creed perfumes are not for those looking for artificially-cheap or altered ingredients, but for those who wants a superior quality perfume.
Here is a list of some of the perfumes The House of Creed has created and whom has worn their wonderful collection. This list has been taken from Wikipedia website and I give full credit to them: "Royal English Leather, commissioned by King George III in 1781 and also worn by his son, King George IVFleurs de Bulgarie, commissioned by QUeen Victoria in 1845 Jasmin Imperatrice Eugénie, for the Empress Eugenie Angélique Encens, for Marlene Dietrich Jasmal, for Natalie Wood Fleurissimo, commissioned for Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco on their wedding day, subsequently worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Madonna Millésime Impérial, for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia Sélection Verte, for Cary Grant Fleurs de Thé Rose Bulgare, for Ava Gardner Cuir de Russie, for Errol Flynn Vetiver, worn by John F. Kennedy Tabarome, worn by Winston Churchill Green Irish Tweed, created by Olivier Creed in 1985. Worn by a diverse selection of celebrities, including Prince Charles, Clint Eastwood and George Clooney Silver Mountain Water, created in 1995, worn by David Bowie Love in White, created in 2005 , worn by Angelina Jolie, Janelle Pierzina and Laura Bush Millesime Imperial worn by Sean Combs Original Vetiver is a modern day version of JFK's Vetiver Spring Flower worn by Audrey Hepburn " “List of fragrances and celebrities taken from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia”

Fan di Fendi Perfume review - A Sensual and Modern Fragrance

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Fan di Fendi perfume by Fendi, a sensual, playful, trendy and modern fragrance, was nicely crafted by Delphine Lebeau-Krowiak and Franchois Demachy. Launched in 2010, Fan di Fendi EDP version includes top notes of tangerine, black currant, pear, and pink peppercorns; middle notes of jasmine, rose, tuberose; and base notes of leather and patchouli. The EDT version includes tangerine, green tea, blackcurrant buds, petit grain, jasmine, broom, leather and patchouli.

If you like Fan di Fendi I recommend you to try these other fragrances:

Chanel Chance
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Christian Dior Miss Dior Cherie
Yves Saint Laurent Belle d'Opium

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dolce Vita by Christian Dior - Sensual and Carefree Fragrance - A Perfume Review

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Dolce Vita perfume, a feminine fragrance by Christian Dior, is a classic sweet oriental fragrance with wood and spicy base notes created by perfumers Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger in 1994 and launched in 1995. The beautiful bottle was created by Serge Mansau.

This is a happy, optimistic, warm, soft and spicy fragrance. A beautiful, confident, and elegant scent indeed that is close to perfection, most of the time so underrated. Being a very unique fragrance I would keep it in my wardrobe for any special evening.

Top notes are lily, rose, magnolia and muguet; heart notes of apricot, peach, cinnamon; and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and heliotrope.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria - Perfume Review

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Endless Euphoria by Calvin Klein was introduced in 2014 as a fresh and light Juicy floral perfume that features top notes of cherry blossom, mandarin , and bergamot; heart notes of violet, rose, and syringa; sensual base notes of musk, sandalwood, and sublime bamboo. The perfumer behind this fragrance is Bruno Jovanovic. The campaing model is Vanessa Axente and the Director is Fabien Baron.

Balenciaga Florabotanica - Perfume Review

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Florabotanica Perfume, Balenciaga's second fragrance, aim at a younger audience. It was released in 2012, and created by perfumers Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Herault under the auspice of perfume house Coty.

A beautiful advertising campaign was created for this fragrance, being Kristen Stewart the new face for this beautiful, dangerous, and rare flowery scent. Photos were taken by Steven Meisel.

A scent from the botanical gardens of Balenciaga Paris, Florabotanica infuses modernism and a futuristic vision reflected in the architectural lines and vivid colors presented in the bottle and packaging. Now, lets talk about the juice of the fragrance...the scent notes, of course!

At first, the top notes are citrusy with a hint of greens, but slowly turns into a more herbal-minty that stays for a short time until it settles into a modern blended-floral with main characters being rose and carnation, but in a subtle way, not overpowering. The mild drydown of musk and woods is crisp and mild, It is a clean and light floral-musky-powdery fragrance that is fresh and clean, and that is not as strong as our grandmother's favorite floral perfume. It is definitely a modern, rare, edgy, and 'botanical' pretty floral fragrance...for rose lovers. Some of our customers said it is a romantic fragrance, while others just say it is a bland floral perfume as many others in the market.

I like floral fragrances and I liked Florabotanica, but I don't love it. I love Hypnotic Poison, Cashmere Mist, Coco Mademoiselle, Stella, and Flowerbomb.

not just a pretty flower, but a pretty dangerous flower.” Balenciaga

Carnation, Wild Mint, Turkish Rose Essence, Hemp Leaves, Vetiver Roots, White Amber.

Monday, July 11, 2016

212 VIP Fragrance for Women - are you on the list? Do you have the attitude and the personality?

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212 VIP Fragrance for Women - are you on the list? Do you have the attitude and the personality? 
Introduced in 2010, fragrance 212 VIP perfume for women by Carolina Herrera is a fun, cheerful floral-oriental scent created by perfumer Alberto Morillas. Bottle design is by Fabien Baron. 
212 VIP is a feminine perfume that also reveals the creativity, attitude and personality of those who wears it; a true VIP fragrance that includes fun top notes of sugarcane alcohol, bitter orange, and passion fruit; classic and exceptional middle notes of musk and gardenia; and elegant, ultra feminine and chic base notes of Tonka beans, sensual vanilla, and Benzoin.

Available sizes:

30, 50 and 80 ml EDP

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Vera Wang Classic Perfume - An intimate, yet subtle wedding fragrance

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Vera Wang perfume is designer Vera Wang's first fragrance for women. It was launched in 2002. Perfumers Jean-Claude Delville and Harry Fremont created a classic women's fragrance, yet modern, elegant and sensual. It is a feminine fragrance that scream 'wedding' from its first spritz; a romantic floral fragrance with mixed notes of fresh and pretty white flowers such as lily of the valley, gardenia, lotus, jasmine and rose and iris, with top notes of mandarin blossom and cleaver; middle notes of Bulgarian rose and gardenia, and base notes of Stephanotis and pure musk.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

D&G Light Blue perfume review - Scents that Evoke The Spirit of Sicilian Summer

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D&G Light Blue for women was launched in 2001 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Cresp. Light Blue is a feminine, informal and cheerful, citrus-floral scent. A perfect summer scent for its fresh notes.
Light Blue for women top notes are apple, bell flowers, cedar and Sicilian lemon; heart notes are white rose, bamboo and jasmine; base notes are cedar wood, amber, and musk.

D&G Light Blue pour Homme was launched in 2007 by Dolce & Gabbana. The nose behind this fragrance is perfumer Alberto Morillas, and Stefano Gabbana designed the bottle. This perfume received a "Fragrance of the Year men's Luxe 2008" Fifi Award.

Light Blue is a masculine fragrance with a citrus aromatic mixed notes. Top notes are Sicilian mandarin, juniper, grapefruit and bergamot; middle notes are rosemary, Brazilian rosewood and pepper; base notes are musk, oak moss and incense.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Armani Code Cologne for Men Review

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Let's face it! Nowadays men have more perfume choices than ever before. 
What used to be a women's accessory has now become a man explosive desire for smelling as good as women... I have found myself wondering why my husband became infatuated with new fragrances, such as Armani Code. The answer was very simple: "I like to smell good and be remembered by it, and this perfume smells great"...Well, to say the least, I did not find myself very disappointed after smelling this fragrance on him. This fragrance is a classic oriental formula, a fragrance that I truly love indeed; a very sophisticated, sexy, and masculine fragrance for an elegant and seductive type of man. It opens with sparkling and fresh citrus lemon notes mixed with a hint of bergamot. It follows notes of olive blossom flowers, anise, and a mixing off tobacco. Also Tonka bean, heliotrope, processed fine leather, and rare woods such as guaiacum wood (a wild South American tree). Let's talk a little about its package. This box is a clear reflection of man's mind: simple and uncomplicated by all means. However, it's not a reflection of what you find inside this bottle. As I have said before, this is a very classic oriental fragrance which reminds me of those tough spy movies my father used to watch when I was a child. It's very probable my father used oriental fragrances at the time. Scents play a great part in our memory. In closing, I must admit my husband has actually found a very good scent. Armani Code is a very complex fragrance that is praised for being subtle, understated, and magnetic. This is a nice fragrance year round and particularly appealing in cooler months.

Dr. Eckstein Active Concentrate Collagen Complex

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Light-weight formula gel designed to firm and hydrate mature skin conditions. 
Formulated to moisturize, smooth and firm the skin providing the right amount of moisture to restore and maintain skin's natural balance.
A synergistic complex of highly concentrated active ingredients improve skin texture and tone and help to protect from the environmental causes of premature skin aging. Leaves the skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
Contains marine collagen, cytokine complex, wheat germ extract, urea and glycerin. 
No artificial color or fragrance.

1 fl oz - 30 ml 

Parfums de Coeur Body Fantasies Signature review: Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Fresh White Musk

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Recently, we did a giveaway on Instagram for Parfums de Coeur Body Fantasies Body Mist in travel size versions. Three winners were chosen randomly and they were very happy.
I started paying attention to the scents behind these attractive little bottles, and decided to write a review about them.
  1. Body Fantasies Fresh White Musk is a mix of soft musk and fresh white florals. I notice some of our customers buy these by the dozen. It is light, fresh, and clean. A woody scent that is not so powdery. Perfect scent for after showers. 
  2. Body Fantasies Cotton Candy is a playful and delicious blend of spun sugar and creamy vanilla combined with notes of tender strawberries and clean musk. Is a Floral Fruity Gourmand fragrance for women.
  3. Body Fantasies Twilight Mist is an oriental (mysterious and mesmerizing) fragrance for women. Top notes are Mandarin, Coconut, and Fresh Plum; middle (Heart) notes are Magnolia, Tuberose, Tiger, Orchid, and Violet; base (Dry) notes are Sandalwood, Creamy Musk, Tonka Bean, and Vanilla. I personally love this fragrance since I am more seduced by oriental scents.
  4. Body Fantasies Pink Sweet Pea Fantasy is a mix of florals and sparkling fruits. 
  5. Body Fantasies Vanilla is a floral fruity Gourmand fragrance with mix of creamy vanilla, jasmine, fresh apples, and white musk.
  6. Last, but not least...Body Fantasies Japanese Cherry Blossom is a charming fragrance that inspire romance with its blend of warm oriental notes of fresh cherry blossom petals, rose and amber. 
If you ask me, my favorites are those with oriental and gourmand notes like Twilight mist and Japanese Cherry Blossom, but as comforting fragrances I would easily use Fresh White Musk and Vanilla. 

Which of these Parfums de Coeur Body Fantasies scents are your favorites?