Avon Viva La Vita

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Avon has launched Viva La Vita, a new fruity floral beautiful fragrance for women.

Avon Viva La Vita is inspired by the woman who takes control and throws caution to the wind, living life for every moment. The scent radiates feelings of courage and freedom to do what makes you happy and live for every moment.

Top notes for Avon Viva La Vita are apple, mandarin orange and pink grapefruit; middle notes are rose, mimosa and magnolia; base notes are vanilla, sandalwood and cashmeran.

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Calvin Klein CK All

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Calvin Klein has launched CK All and continues its tradition of fresh unisex fragrances. CK All is the third pillar version, after the legendary fragrances of CK One from 1994 and CK Be from 1996. The slogan line reads: ‘Be One. Be All. Just Be’.

Calvin Klein CK All is a blank canvas that represents a modern fluidity, where lines blur beyond any identifying markers and labels are cast aside. The individual is embraced as they stand and inclusivity is above all, there is ck all.

Calvin Klein CK All opens with citrus notes including mandarin. The heart of the perfume includes citrus blossom and the Paradisone molecule, an intensified version of the Hedione molecule with the scent of jasmine. The base is warm and oriental, adding a touch of amber. The woody amber citrus was developed by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Harry Fremont, who also did the original CK One.

Calvin Klein CK All comes in an opaque white bottle of identical design as its predecessors.

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Boucheron’s Middle East-inspired fragrance collection

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Boucheron has just introduced its latest fragrance collection and it’s bursting with notes from the Middle East…

Known for being the first jeweller of the Place Vendôme, French Haute Joaillerie Boucheron is now injecting its craftsmanship into a curated collection of olfactory must-haves.

Aptly titled the Fragrance Collection, the collection includes six fragrances: IRIS de Syracuse, with notes of mandarin, pear, black pepper and white musks; TUBÉREUSE de Madra, offering notes of orange blossom, violet leaf, tuberose and passionfruit; NÉROLI D’Ispahan, which comprises notes of neroli, green cardamom, ginger, pink peppercorn and ambrox; VANILLE de Zanzibar, offering milky facets of caramel, honey, tobacco and amber, along with mandarin, jasmine petals, heliotrope and musks; AMBRE d’Alexandrie, with notes of vanilla, benzoin, amber, ambergris and musk; and OUD de Carthage, containing notes of incense, honey, labdanum absolute, tonka bean, oud and leather.

Boucheron’s Fragrance Collection is now available exclusively at Harrods, London, and will be available worldwide in May, 2017.

Sephora Is Launching a Nationwide Free Beauty Class for Women and Men with Cancer

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Sephora just announced that it would be adding an empowering and free beauty class exclusively for people living with cancer. The class is titled ‘Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer’ and will join the retailer’s ‘Classes For Confidence’ program.

According to a press release, each 90-minute class will offer personalized skin care tips, possible solutions to any beauty-related problems and makeup how-tos, students may have stemming from their battle with cancer. Students will learn a variety of skills to apply masterful eye makeup, achieve natural-looking brows, and (much) more. Each student will also receive their unique Color IQ to learn which products work best for their complexion. While putting together this curriculum, Sephora sought the advice of its employees who also had or still have cancer.

We are harnessing the fun upbeat environment of our stores and attention of our experts, to create a safe place for participants to learn and play with beauty, ask questions, and connect with others going through a similar situation.

Corrie Conrad, Sephora’s Senior Director of Social Impact and Sustainability

Not only that, but Sephora employees nationwide will also be wearing a lavender lapel pin as a gesture of solidarity, given that lavender is the color used to symbolize awareness for all cancers.

Because Sephora wants to ensure that each attendees needs are fully met, they’re keeping class size super-small. No more than 12 people will be able to sign up for a session, and for every three-four participants in attendance there will be a coach present to provide additional hands-on help.

Men are also welcome, hair loss and skin effects from cancer treatments know no gender, and we want to be a safe space for all of our clients.

Corrie Conrad

Going forward, the larger ‘Classes For Confidence’ program will work with different nonprofit organizations to help support its many shoppers. Another class is aimed at helping women and men with workforce reentry and will give students the tips they need to create everyday looks for work.

‘Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer’ will be available in 50 locations starting April 9. Click here to locate available classes near you.

What do you think of Sephora’s new initiative?

 

 

 

 

Baldessarini Cool Force

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Powerful, full of character and contrasts

Werner Baldessarini, formerly chief designer for Hugo Boss and founded the Baldessarini fashion label in 1993 has launched Cool Force, a new woody aromatic fragrance for men.

Baldessarini Cool Force is created for the modern men whose unique character is an inspiration to others. They are fully in command of their luxurious, forward-looking lives, and they always meet the challenges of our times. The fragrances by Baldessarini embody uncompromising elegance and have a strong character. They are all united by a distinctive fragrance signature with an unmistakable patchouli note. Nothing describes the essence of the brand better than the singular claim ‘Separates the men from the boys’.

The fragrance was developed by perfumer Vincent Schaller. Top notes of the composition blend rosewood with bergamot, cardamom and myrtle, adding central notes of neroli, aquatic chords, sandalwood and musk. Aromatic opening makes the composition revitalizing, dynamic and very elegant, while woody notes provide an impression of tranquility and strength.

Top: bergamot, cardamom, myrtle, rosewood
Heart: neroli, aquatic notes, clary sage
Base: patchouli, cedar, sandalwood, musk

I imagined the fragrance to be fresh and watery. Natural aromatic ingredients such as clary sage, cardamom and the marine water accord calone distinguish this special freshness. I also wanted Cool Force to be masculine, sensual and warm, since it is a Baldessarini fragrance. For this, I used precious woods such as cedarwood, sandalwood and rosewood, combined with aromatic sweet myrtle. Just as an elegant suit completes a man’s outfit, musk, patchouli and Sicilian bergamot add a certain something to Cool Force and complete the fragrance.

Vincent Schaller

Baldessarini Cool Force is availble as a 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette accompanied with an after shave lotion 90 ml, shower gel 200ml and stick deodorant 75 gr. It arrives in a bottle of frosted glass and a box which is decorated with a rough concrete texture.

 

 

 

Clinique x Crayola: A limited edition collection

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First came the launch of colouring books for adults and now Clinique has added to our coveted collection of child-like products through a collaboration with Crayola. Discover the pieces now…

 

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Clinique is drawing attention to a new must-have beauty product, wich had been created in collaboration with Crayola. The collaboration sees crayon-like packaging injected with beauty mastery into the brand’s signature Chubby Sticks lip balms, which come complete in a flavoured colour palette mimicking the crayon’s original names — think Mango Tango, Razzmatazz, Wild Strawberry and Pink Sherbet. Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines — or, rather, use them on cheeks and eyelids — if you’re feeling bold. After all, makeup and crayons are both used to create masterpieces, and this collection is bound to inspire some incredible art! Each shade is also infused with mango and shea butter to ensure your lips are nourished and soft.

Clinique x Crayola’s Chubby Sticks are available are now…