Archive for the ‘Fragrances for Men and Women ’ Category

Great gift ideas for the women in your life

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Great gift ideas for the women in your lifeWhether you're looking for the perfect gift for your best friend or your mother, picking out a present can be stressful. But instead of racking your brain or wandering aimlessly around the mall, beauty products are a surefire way to wow the women in your life.

According to Allure beauty editor Angelique Serrano, gifting makeup is a great idea. "I always rely on giving my friends this gift if I'm stuck: a dozen slim tubes of lip gloss," she told the news source. "I tie them together with a colorful silk ribbon. Who can ever have enough gloss?"

You can also strike a chord with personal presents. Last year, editorial assistant Alison Caporimo gave her sister a curl-defining hair cream, since her sis has been trying to control her frizz for years. Those looking for a the perfect gift may want to select a fragrance set.

"Fragrance is extremely personal, but if you know someone well and think you've discovered an amazing scent that will suit her, it could become a favorite long past the holidays," the news outlet suggests.

L'Occitane gift sets are filled with deliciously aromatic products that any woman is sure to enjoy. And who knows – it could become her signature scent!

Give the gift of orange blossom with L’Occitane Fleur Cherie Collection Gift Set

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Give the gift of orange blossom with L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Collection Gift SetNow that the holiday season is upon us, people everywhere are beginning to search for the perfect presents to give to their loved ones. Gift sets filled with fragrant beauty products are a great gift for women of all ages, but selecting the right one can be tricky.

While some may shy away from gifting fragrances, worried that the particular aroma won't appeal to the recipient, orange blossom-scented items are a safe choice. In fact, according to, the fragrance has been beloved for centuries.

"Brides wove [orange blossoms] into their bouquets for luck and prosperity, and legend has it that the Italian princess, Anne Marie of Nerola, was so fond of wearing the delicate, airy aroma that its essential oil – neroli – was named after her," the website reports. "Her admirers also made a habit of dabbing on the scent, and it eventually became one of the most popular varieties in the court of Queen Elizabeth I."

L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Collection Gift Set includes a fantastic assortment of goodies that boast the intoxicating scent of orange blossoms. Ladies will love using the various items, such as shower gel, body lotion and lip balm, and are sure to be enamored with the light, citrus fragrance.

Padma Lakshmi dishes about her signature scents

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Padma Lakshmi dishes about her signature scentsWhile Padma Lakshmi may be known for her culinary accomplishments and television gigs – she's written several cookbooks and has hosted Bravo's Top Chef since the series' second season – she began her career as a model. So, it's not surprising that many women across the country are interested in Lakshmi's beauty secrets.

From makeup tips to jewelry advice, gals often look to Lakshmi for inspiration, and now ladies searching for a new fragrance may be in luck. Recently, Lakshmi shared information about her signature scents with Harper's Bazaar.

"Neroli is my favorite, and I mix it with geranium, rose and a little myrrh," she told the magazine. Women can try L'Occitane Neroli Eau de Parfum and Clean Sweet Layer For Women Eau de Parfum Spray, which contains notes of neroli and rose.

Like many women, Lakshmi revealed that she switches scents during different seasons.

"I like spicy florals that are dark and mysterious, and I love musk, especially in the winter. But in the summer, I wear Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps," she told the publication.

Leighton Meester named face of Vera Wang’s new fragrance

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Leighton Meester named face of Vera Wang's new fragranceIt seems that Gossip Girl's appeal extends past its teenage girl demographic. According to People magazine, Leighton Meester, who stars as Upper East Sider Blair Waldorf on the hit CW television show, will be the face of Vera Wang's newest fragrance.

"I am so thrilled to have Leighton as the face of our new fragrance," Wang said in a release. "Her beauty, talent, and spirit will inspire all the young women that I hope will enjoy this passionate, young fragrance."

The news source reports that the perfume isn't scheduled to hit shelves until the summer of 2011, but the company is planning to shoot Meester's print ads this weekend. The ads will be shot by photographer Carter Smith and, of course, will take place in New York City.

While gals will have to wait to get their hands on her newest creation, fans of Vera Wang fragrances can pick up some of her classic scents now. Vera Wang Flower Princess boasts sweet, floral notes like Moroccan rose and water lily, while Rock Princess has a fruitier feel that contains elements of peach, raspberry and coconut.

Kate Walsh’s perfume for women inspired by men

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Kate Walsh's perfume for women inspired by menIt is often assumed that women will gravitate toward feminine fragrances, potions filled with sweet floral notes. However, when creating her new perfume, Kate Walsh drew inspiration from a surprising source – her boyfriend.

"I was inspired by my boyfriend's scent many years ago," the Private Practice star told People magazine. "I missed his scent after we broke up and I was shopping one day and I was like, 'I don't need my boyfriend to have a boyfriend scent!'"

While the news source reports the fragrance includes typically feminine elements such as vanilla and amber, it also has more masculine notes of wood and musk. Walsh added that she wanted the perfume to remind her of Ralph Lauren Polo, the cologne worn by her first boyfriend.

"I remember going out in high school and coming home and smelling our clothes because the boys wore so much of it that our clothes would smell like it," Walsh told the publication. "…When you associate a smell with something, you have an immediate memory."

While Walsh's fragrance, Boyfriend, won't be available until November, ladies who prefer a more masculine scent can spritz themselves with a bit of Ralph Lauren Polo.

Women can wear men’s fragrances

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Women can wear men's fragrancesWith a new season approaching, it’s not uncommon for women to put down their previously worn perfumes in favor of a fresh fragrance. And, now that autumn is almost here, ladies may be looking for a brand new scent.

Instead of shopping solely in the women’s department, however, why not dabble in the world’s of men’s fragrances? According to industry experts, the idea may not be that out-there.

“It’s like wearing your boyfriend’s shirt or his Rolex,” industry expert Frédéric Malle told Allure magazine. “The paradox is that it makes a woman more feminine.”

Designer (and perfumer) Tom Ford agrees. “Ultimately, choosing a scent is personal and primal, and should be decided not by gender, but by inhaling and asking, ‘Does it smell good to me? Does it smell good on me?’” he told the news source.

Women looking for a masculine fragrance have a plethora of options available to them, including scents from Tom Ford’s line, such as Grey Vetiver For Men Eau de Parfum Spray, which contains notes of grapefruit, sage and woods.

Ladies can also spritz on Armani Code For Men Eau de Toilette Spray before they head out the door. The fragrance boasts hints of citrus and olive tree blossom.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19939019-ADNFCR

Experts recommend perfect summertime scents

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Experts recommend perfect summertime scentsMost women have their own strategies for picking their signature scent – some ladies prefer warm vanilla-based fragrances, while others opt for clean floral sprays. But when summertime rolls around, gals may want to switch their perfume to coincide with the hot season.

According to experts at Allure, citrus notes smell so fresh because they evaporate after approximately 10 minutes, making them a popular choice for summer scents. To increase longevity, women should look for citrus fragrances combined with florals.

While light aromas may be most popular, they are certainly not the only option for warm-weather scents. The news source reports that women can embrace deeper fragrances by selecting a woody scent with milky undertones, like CK One, by Calvin Klein, which has notes of nutmeg, musk and fresh pineapple.

Those who prefer natural scents can dab on perfumes that boast classic summertime notes. L`Occitane Jasmine Eau de Parfum is a light floral formula that is sure to conjure memories of seasons passed, while CLEAN Fresh Laundry for Women Eau de Parfum Spray includes notes of rose and freshly cut grass.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19883968-ADNFCR

L’Occitane’s Peach Blossom Beauty To Go kit offers portable fragrance for the summer

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

L'Occitane's Peach Blossom Beauty To Go kit offers portable fragrance for the summerOn hot and humid days, even fragrances that are subtle and elegant in the wintertime can seem cloying or too strong. However, many women don’t feel dressed without a splash of scent.

So what’s the solution? Those who love perfume can work to find crisp and clean fragrances that will be refreshing, not sickening or overwhelming, when the next heat wave hits.

Women who want something with a few simple notes will love L’Occitane‘s Peach Blossom Beauty, which features the scent of fresh peaches (of course), as well as lemon, bergamot, peony, almond, cedar and iris.

L’Occitane’s to-go kit is perfect for women on the move. It features a 1.7 ounce eau de toilette spray, a soft-scented lip balm and a peach-colored travel pouch. Those who carry the kit will find it easy to stay fresh despite the heat!

Stash the portable bottle in your purse for a quick spritz, and don’t forget to slip the lip balm in your makeup bag before heading out for the day.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19867844-ADNFCR