Wedding Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth and Prince Ali Khan on their wedding day in the French Riveria, May 27, 1949

In 1948, the American actress was introduced to the Prince Ali Khan at a party thrown by columnist Elsa Maxwell and the lovers promptly engaged a relationship threatened by religious groups and Hollywood narrow-minded spirits denouncing their affair that had begun when both were not yet officially divorced but also scandalized by the non-Christianity of the playboy prince.

Whatever, the sexy actress turned into a princess and stayed away of screens, dedicating herself to domestic life and her two daughters.

Rita Hayworth and Prince Ali KhanRita Hatworth and Prince Ali Khan on their wedding day in the French Riveria

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan at Wedding Aly Khan Rita Hayworth

Her Highness The Begum Aga Khan III attends the wedding of her stepson Prince Aly Khan to Rita Hayworth at Château de l’Horizon in the South of France on May 27, 1949.

However, fairy tales don’t always lead to happy endings and Rita Hayworth called for divorce in 1951 after her husband was remarked with Joan Fontaine. Rita Hayworth had left the spotlights of Hollywood for the soft sunlight of elegant holiday resorts but was constrained to return to obscurity, behind the oppressive shadow of Gilda.

Valentino Donna Acqua

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Valentino Donna Acqua, a flanker to 2015’s Valentino’s Donna, is a new perfume for women touched by pure elegance with a stunningly versatile aroma. This beautiful perfume is created as a subtle, light, unique scent with an alluring and profoundly Italian accords. An irreverent clash of lightness and indulgence composed by famous perfumers Sonia Constant and Antoine Maisondieu, this indulgent composition is a collision between almond and frosted pear.

Top: Rice
Heart: Frangipani, Hawthorn, Jasmine and Roses
Base: Benzion, Sandalwood and Tonka bean

Valentino Donna Acqua opens with luminous and bitter/sweet noble notes of rose essences, frangipani, jasmine along with refined warm notes of hawthorn calmed on sandalwood, tonka bean, and benzoin notes.

The search for contemporary classicism and a sense of past and present that characterizes the concept of timeless elegance are embodied in the bottle.

Valentino Donna Acqua Flacon + BoxValentino Donna Aqua is presented in the iconic studded glass bottle, signifiers of defiant grace, while the outer packaging s resonant with that of the classic Donna fragrance. Valentino Donna Acqua is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

Miss Dior for Love

 

Maison Christian Dior will show up this autumn with a new edition of one of their most famous creations Miss Dior, with a more elegantly flower aroma, Miss Dior Eau de Parfum.

The in-house perfumer Francois Demachy again created a thrilling perfume for women advertised with slogans like ‘Miss Dior for love’, ‘Dior for love’ and ‘And what about you? What would you do for love?’….

Top: Lemon, Orange and Pink pepper
Heart: Damask rose, Grasse rose and Jasmine
Base: Patchouli and Rosewood

The new Miss Dior for love is all about a romantic fragrance composed of elegant roses, jasmine, freesia along with fresh lemon and mandarin notes perfectly balanced with spices. The base is made of rosewood and patchouli.

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The face of advertising campaign would be again actress Natalie Portman. Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

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Aytems of inspiration

 

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And then the day has arrived that I will be part of an intriguing culinairy book by an even so intriguing chef taking you in his world on a culinairy mission.

Today I will have an exciting photoshoot, with top photorapher Vicky Keulen, ánd a interview, with Annelies Hess-Bosch, to become a part of this upcoming book of chef Ayt of restaurant El Qatarijne in Utrecht.

I am honoured !!!!

Princesse Marina de Bourbon Cristal Royal Rose

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Princesse Marina de Bourbon delights its loyal wearers with one more thrilling, sensual, and breathtaking perfume Cristal Royal Rose. The new flowery perfume describes an imaginary bouquet of delicate flowers that flourishes and surprises. Princesse Marina de Bourbon Cristal Royal Rose possesses the real Parisian style filled with precious flowery notes. It is also a seductive perfume that emanates joyful and pleasant emotions.

Top: Lemon, Pear and Roses
Heart: Freesia, Peach and Violet
Base: Ambrox, Cedar and Musk

Cristal Royal Rose perfume opens with fresh accords of lemon, pear and aromatic roses along by freesia and violet leafs calmed down with sweet peach notes, ambrox, musk and cedar notes. This perfume is a tribute to blooming flowers, elegant style and passion for life.

princesse-marina-de-bourbon-cristal-royal-rose-bottle-box.jpgCristal Royal Rose by Princesse Marina de Bourbon is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

Paco Rabanne Pure XS

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Paco Rabanne introduces a new masculine perfume Pure XS – part of the famous XS Collection. The new perfume, Paco Rabanne Pure XS follows other famous editions like Paco Rabanne XS, XS Extreme and Black XS.

This perfume is described to have a pleasant oriental aroma ideally combined with spices and woody notes. It is a fresh, decadent and pure perfume to satisfy any kinda men during the day. Those who adores Paco Rabanne XS perfumes will find this aroma sexy, sassy and sensual. It opens with pungent ginger aroma along with fresh spices of myrrh resins, sweet vanilla and wood.

Paco Rabanne Pure XS Bottle + BoxThe new Paco Rabanne Pure XS is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

Elie Saab Essence No.10 Amande Tonka

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Elie Saab launches a new perfume Essence No.10 Amande Tonka part of the famous La Collection des Essences. The last in the series were Essence No.8 Santal and Essence No.9 Tubéreuse. Created by Francis Kurkdjian, No.10 Amande Tonka is an elegant perfume composed of almond, tonka bean and sandalwood notes.

Almond essence blends with tonka bean to weave a voluptuous and subtle palette of almond nuances.

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Elie Saab Essence No.10 Amande Tonka is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.