Archive for the ‘Fragrances for Men and Women ’ Category

How to choose a winter perfume

       
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Fragrances smell different when the seasons change!Many women have realized that switching their perfumes between season helps to ensure that they're giving off the right impression. While a flirty floral scent may smell great in the summer, it may not translate as well in the winter, since cold air doesn't make perfume lift off your skin the way hot weather does. Here are some tips to help you pick the right new scent this winter, according to BellaSugar.com.

1. Find a stronger formula. Eau de toilettes are perfect for summer, but they can get lost in the winter. Pick an eu de parfum instead, which is stronger. Try GIORGIO ARMANI – Armani Code For Women Eau de Parfum Spray.

2. Pick a perfume with strong base notes. Fragrances tend to have three levels, including top notes, heart notes and base notes. Base notes are the strongest elements that lie underneath, like woody scents or musks. Top notes won't be as noticeable in cold weather, so pick something like Calvin Klein – OBSESSION For Women Eau de Parfum Spray.

The new blood perfume

       
Friday, November 4th, 2011

Would you wear a blood-scented perfume?Can you imagine wearing a perfume that smells reminiscent of blood? Apparently, a new brand called Blood Concept thinks that women will be clambering to buy their new line of perfumes that were inspired by the four blood types.

According to Allure magazine, the scents A, AB, B and O have a sharp, metallic and spicy scent underlying the other hints of fragrance, which is almost exactly how you'd describe the scent of blood. Creepy. Unless you're trying to attract a vampire (which, who knows, you could be after seeing the new Twilight movie), chances are you don't want to smell like blood.

Instead, try something a bit prettier, like Juicy Couture – Peace, Love and Juicy Couture For Women Eau de Parfum Spray (3.4 oz.). The smells of lemon blossom, hyacinth, black currant and honeysuckle (among others) is a lot more appealing than say, type O.

VERA WANG – Bouquet For Women Gift Set (EDP+BL) is another option, which has a feminine, floral scent that is much better suited for women who are, ahem, ALIVE!

Louis Vuitton will launch new fragrance

       
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

No one knows what the new scent will smell like!Rumors have been surfacing everywhere lately saying that iconic luggage maker and fashion icon Louis Vuitton is working on a signature fragrance. Glamour magazine's beauty blog found that Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, master perfumer, is in charge of the project.

Belletrud helped designers like Stella McCartney, Dior and Lancome develop their branded scents, so it's no wonder he's in on Vuitton's. No one is quite sure what the new fragrance will smell like, but sources have said that the company has been investigating super rare, practically extinct flowers in France that could eventually become elements.

If you can't wait for the rumored scent to come out, you may want to invest in the signature scent of another brand, like BURBERRY – Classic For Women Eau de Parfum Spray (1.7 oz.). The fresh floral with an Asian influence will be sure to spark your interest. ISSEY MIYAKE – L'Eau d'Issey For Women Gift Set (EDT+BL) was also created with the help of Belletrud, featuring a woody floral scent with a hint of musk. Try it before the new scent comes out!

Keep your scent consistent

       
Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Keep your scent consistent to get tons of compliments!Many women rely on perfume to give themselves a pleasant scent – it's often as easy as spritzing it onto your inner wrists and calling it a day. Once it's on, it's likely you won't even know it's there – but hopefully other people will. If you think you're worthy of getting noticed for your scent but haven't gotten any compliments in the past, here are some handy tips to keep in mind.

If you find a fragrance that you love, you might want to invest in a couple of different products infused with it, not just the perfume. For example, a collection like Caswell-Massey – Classic English Lavender Gift Set comes with lotion, shower gel and bath soap.

Once you're clean, spritz on something like BURBERRY – Touch For Women Eau de Parfum Spray (3.3 oz.). Be sure to spray your major pulse points, including your wrists, neck and even behind your knees. It's also a good idea to apply a bit to your brush before using it on your hair, since it will absorb easily and last all day. As long as you're consistent with your scent, you should be reeling in positive feedback in no time!

Rules for putting on fragrance

       
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

There are certain ways to be sure you're using fragrance right!Many people seem to be a little confused when it comes to how much fragrance to use and where to put it, hence why some wearers tend to assault rather than please noses. However, if done right, wearing fragrance can be a pleasant and sensual experience.

1. Ideally, you should have two different scents. During the warmer season, you should have a light scent. Colder seasons can go with a heavier scent, since you won't be sweating as much.

2. Fragrance works together with your body heat, which means you should put it in places where it will heat up and become a bit stronger. Your wrists, neck and behind your ears are all ideal places.

3. Just use a spray or two! You don't need a ton of cologne or perfume to smell nice. Try a strong scent like GIORGIO ARMANI – Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men Eau de Toilette Spray, which will linger.

4. It may seem like spraying your clothes makes sense, but you should avoid doing it because some fragrances may stain fabrics.

5. Women can benefit a lot from scenting their hair. Just spray a bit of perfume, like Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy For Women Eau de Parfum Spray onto your brush, then comb through your hair. You'll smell a fresh scent every time you move your head.

Get your guy to smell better

       
Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Good grooming is not only about shaving!Unfortunately, many guys don't realize how much fragrance has an impact on their sexiness. Girls are much more inclined to cozy up to a guy who smells fresh and manly, yet guys still think it's a hassle to add a fragrance into their morning routine.

Retailers out there are starting to pick up on this fact, which explains why there is such a thing as beard perfume. MCMC Fragrances' Dude No. 1 was made by a woman attempting to get her guy to spruce up his aroma. To trick him into smelling better, she made a beard oil that made his fuzz softer and smell a lot better. It sounds strange, but believe it or not people are loving it.

If your guy doesn't have facial hair or you just can't imagine him oiling up his beard, standard men's fragrances like Ralph Lauren – Polo For Men Eu de Toilette Spray are always a good option. If he doesn't like the idea of spritzing himself, why not try introducing a lotion into his routine, like Caswell-Massey – Sandalwood Body Lotion, which will not only make him smell great, but will pamper his skin. Who wouldn't want to reap those benefits?

Fragrance tips for men

       
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Scent is an important element of attraction!Studies have shown that a person's smell gives clues to their genetic traits, which makes it easier to tell if someone is a good potential mate. Women are attracted to guys who have a strong natural scent, but many ladies also like it when their man wears a signature cologne that reminds them of him even when he's not around. Fragrance for men should complement a natural scent with musky overtones and manly ingredients.

Once you've picked out your signature scent (Ralph Lauren – Polo For Men Eau de Toilette Spray can do no wrong), you need to figure out how much of it to use to smell sexy yet avoid assaulting people's noses. Cologne sprays are easier to apply because you can easily control how much you put on. Try not to spritz yourself with more than two sprays of it each time you put it on. If you have a regular cologne bottle, don't splash it on, just use one finger to dab it on in one or two places.

Pulse points are the best places to apply cologne, as they will help spread the scent with their warmth. These spots include your neck, your inner wrists and your chest. Put it wherever your woman is sure to smell it and she'll be drawn to your sexy aroma.

Should you wear perfume on your wedding day?

       
Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kim created a signature scent for her big day.Things can quickly become overwhelming when you're planning a wedding, so if you haven't thought about what kind of fragrance you'll wear when you walk down the aisle, we don't blame you. But lately, some celebs have been talking about the signature scents they'll be sporting on their big days, and it has us thinking – what kind of perfume should you spritz on before you say "I do?"

Kim Kardashian is getting married to Kris Humphries later this year, and the starlet has created a special scent to commemorate the occasion. It's called "Love," and Kim made 1,000 crystal-encrusted bottles – one for herself, 200 for her bridal shower guests and 799 that are for sale for $100 each, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. The source reports that the fragrance has notes of red currant, musk and jasmine and, like Kim herself, is both sultry and sweet.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, also wore a favorite fragrance when she exchanged vows with Prince William – White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum. Like everything else Kate touches, the scent flew off the shelves and has been sold out for months, Cosmo says.

Will you pick out a special fragrance for your big day, or will you stick to your signature scent? 

Finding the right summer scent

       
Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Find the right scent for summer.The summer breeze is alive with delightful scents all its own, so the last thing you want to do is drown out the wonderfully fresh smell of summer by dowsing yourself in a liter of perfume. Instead, you should let the natural fragrances of summer inspire you – so if you're in the market for a new scent, here's what you should keep in mind.

Summer is all about floral fragrances, from gardenia and rose to lavender and jasmine. A floral-based scent will be right at home in the summertime, and it's a girly, feminine way to dress yourself up for a night on the town or an evening with your man.

Another summer staple is citrus. After all, is there anything better on a hot July afternoon than a tall, cold glass of lemonade? Citrus scents are clean, sharp and fresh and give any perfume an adult edge that's perfect for a lunch date with that guy cute from the office. For a hint of the tropics, opt for lime over lemon. If you want something truly unique, look for a fragrance that features notes of grapefruit.

Summer scents should be light, flirty and clean, so stay away from anything too spiced or heavy – save those ones for long winter evenings by the fireplace.

Why the world can’t wait for Tom Ford’s new makeup line

       
Monday, June 13th, 2011

Why the world can't wait for Tom Ford's new makeup lineBeauty mogul Tom Ford has been making the headlines as of late – reason being he's got a full line of makeup and beauty products that's soon to hit the shelves.

For one, Ford chalks up his interest in a new line of products to a rather unfortunate vegetable fiasco that happened to him when he was 14. Obsessed with beauty at such a tender young age, little Tom got taken to the emergency room after he had an allergic reaction from the cucumbers that he placed on his eyes. To add to it all, Ford's campaign is also receiving a lot of attention thanks to the fact that his bearded face is featured next to Lara Stone's in all of the ads.

Smart man that he is, Tom is letting his brand get a bit of added help from his reputation. Ford is making it known that he uses many of his own products. As the Huffington Post puts it, "if it's good enough for Tom Ford, consider us sold."

Still waiting to see this treasure trove hit the shelves? Sate yourself with a signature Tom Ford fragrance in the meantime.