Limited edition: Prada Candy Cosmos Pocket Size

Italian fashion house Prada is blasting into the cosmos to explore a constellation of sophisticated fragrances. The Italian coveted brand has turned one of its signature collections into an adorable collector’s edition…..

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Prada, has just extended their olfactory offerings by introducing a mini edition of their iconic Prada Candy fragrance collection. Candylicious and sweet, the mini collection, aptly titled Prada Candy Cosmos, consists of Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, Prada Candy Florale, Prada Candy L’Eau and Prada Candy Kiss – which was originally fronted by American muse Lexi Boling in the April ad campain.

For its ‘visual journey’ into the Candy universe, Prada worked with illustrator Vahram Muratyan on campaign stills and an animated short. In the short film a Prada Candy-shaped spaceship, with a female passenger inside, Candy, travels through hot pink space. Stars in this version of space are replaced with flower petals, with the spaceship bouncing off each to create a Prada Candy-shaped constellation. The animation continues with a space walk among the floral stars and a psychedelic trail left behind by the spaceship that soon circumnavigates larger Prada Candy bottles leaving blossoms in its wake. Prada’s minute-long video ends with the Candy character sitting on the rings of a nearby planet. She uncaps a bottle of Prada Candy and flowers migrate toward the neck’s opening to create the scent.

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The limited-edition Prada Candy Cosmos range of pocket-size bottles are intended as travel companions. Each bottle holds less than an ounce of fragrance juice, ideal for on-the-go use.

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10th Year Anniversary Celebration of Tom Ford Black Orchid

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Launched in 2006, Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is a sensuous blend of Black Truffle and Ylang mingled with fresh Bergamot and delectable Black Currant. Tempting florals and rich fruit accords provide a flourish whilst the heart of the scent is deepened with the intoxicating Lotus Wood.

The decadent Noir Gourmand Accord is balanced by Patchouli-incense and Vetiver. Vanilla tears add a fluid creaminess to warm Balsam and smooth Sandalwood.

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Two new derivatives have recently been unveiled. Firstly the Velvet Orchid in 2014, a lighter version of the classic, and for the summer of 2016, the Orchid Soleil – A radiant and sensual force of nature, the new scent captures the seductive warmth and reflective bare skin of the Tom Ford woman.

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To mark the anniversary, the brand will be releasing the Tom Ford Orchid Collection of scents and cosmetics inspired by the iconic scent. These included Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, Perfume Lalique Edition, Eau de Toilette, Hydrating Emulsion, Perfume Atomiser Set, Solid Perfume, Nightbloom Powder and Lip Color as well as select Velvet Orchid editions, which will all be released in October 2016.

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A special crystal bottle edition of Black Orchid, designed and handmade by French  Lalique, will also be part of this collection. There are also new blush powders and lipsticks, as well as select Velvet Orchid editions.

L’Envol de Cartier: Taking Flight

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This must be what the Gods of Olympus smell like, at least according to Mathilde Laurent and French luxury Maison Cartier. The in-house perfumer for Cartier has come up with the brand’s first men’s cologne, L’Envol de Cartier, in eight years and it is set to take everyone to greater heights. To create the scent is to bring to life an idea so that everyone can share it, according to Laurent. She shares that the fragrance was inspired by the exploration of self, where one has to overcome fears and have courage.

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Mathilde Laurent created a beautiful fragrance. L’Envol de Cartier reminds of the freedom and passion of one of the Maison’s greatest legends, the aviator Santos-Dumont, who leaves a legacy of victory, awakening the passion of the memory lovers through a dedicated fragrance to masculinity

The main ingredient for the fragrance stems from ambrosia, a food that was consumed by the Greek gods conferring them with immortality and longevity. Of course, ambrosia doesn’t exist so Laurent had her work cut out for her. With accents of honey, wood, patchouli and musk, the eau de parfum is said to be strong yet not overpowering.

  • Top: Honey accord.
  • Middle: Musk.
  • Base: Guaiac wood, Patchouli

In a nutshell, the fragrance is perfect for those who like to smell good without making a statement, as if that is their natural scent.

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A design breakthrough, the bottle contains a capsule encased in a refillable detachable glass dome

Cartier could have gone all out to seal the honey-colored scent in a complicated and artistic bottle. Instead, the firm chose one that was unique yet not over-the-top, much like the fragrance. Stored in a glass capsule, the fragrance is covered by a detachable dome that helps to capture and reflect light as it shines through the bottle. The idea behind the bottle, comes from having to protect something precious The refillable bottle also features the brand’s signature guilloche motif on the metal filligreed top. The result of the thought and care that goes into creating l’Envol de Cartier is a fragrance that is fuss-free and invigorating for anyone who wears it.

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The L’Envol bottle showcases Cartier’s glassware expertise, retaining Cartier’s timeless aesthetic with elements from their famous guilloché motif on the bottle stopper.

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Once again, the traditional design and the characteristic guilloché finish of Cartier is reflected in each of the bottle’s details, giving life to one of the most representative fragrances of the brand. Finally the savoir-faire of the dome, makes of this bottle the main object to keep as a unique perfume.

The L’Envol de Cartier fragrance come with three bodyproducts. Shower Gel and Deodorant Stick. But also a beautiful dry-oil, this years holy grail, for face and beard.

 

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L’Envol de Cartier Shower Gel, 200 ml

A great way to wake up in the shower, en the perfect way to let go all the stress off the day down the drain and leave your day of hard work behind. Very soft and rich, even for dry skin.

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L’Envol de Cartier Oil for Face and Beard, 28 ml

Recreating the addictive trail of L’Envol de Cartier fragrance, the light texture of scented oil smooths the skin and masters the beard, producing a refined appearance in a single gesture. This dry oil gives comfort and you can use for day and night.

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L’Envol de Cartier Deodorant Stick, 75 ml

Enriched with aloe vera, this deodorant provides a sensation of comfort and softness and ensures a faithful perfuming throughout the day. It features notes of L’Envol de Cartier, a masculine nectar with guaiac wood and honey notes elevated by vaporous musk. This vèry soft L’Envol de Cartier is Paraben-free; aluminum salt-free and alcohol free, wich makes it suitable for sensitive skins, and even just after you shaved your armpits.

L’Envol de Cartier Refillable is availble as Eau de Parfum 50 ml, Refillable Eau de Parfum 100 ml, Eau de Parfum Refill 100 ml, Perfumed Grooming Oil 28 ml , Perfumed Shower gel 200 ml, Perfumed Deodorant Stick 75 ml.

 

Sarah Jessica Parker launches new fragrance, Stash

There’s a new coveted scent now available on the beauty counter and if Sarah Jessica Parker’s previous perfumes are anything to go by, Stash is set to be a sell-out…

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It’s been 11 years since Sarah Jessica Parker first launched Lovely, and today, the actress’ fourth perfume has been released on the market. Taking to Instagram to announce the news, Parker says: “One of the hardest secrets I’ve ever been asked to keep. A scent we’ve spent years perfecting. Passed among a select few like a verboten substance. Offered up only in secret but no longer. For all of those who’ve stopped me on the street, in the grocery store, on the subway, in the library, at the theater to ask me what fragrance I’m wearing, I can finally reveal the answer: Stash by SJP Beauty”.

Top notes: grapefruit, black pepper, sage
Heart: cedar, patchouli, ginger lily, pistachio
Base: olibanum, massoia, vetiver, musk

As inspiration for this fragrance, Sarah noted body odors, church, leather and a few masculine perfumes that she wore that would include notes of incense and vetiver. Stash SJP begins with notes of fresh grapefruit, black pepper and aromatic sage. Its heart notes include Atlas cedar, patchouli, ginger lily and pistachios, laid on the warm woody base of olibanum, massoia wood, vetiver and musk. The composition is developed in collaboration with perfumers from IFF.

Sarah Jessica Parker calls it the naughty, subversive sibling of her most popular fragrance Lovely.  Announced as sexy and raw, Stash SJP is an aromatic-woody composition suitable for both women and men.

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The bottle is inspired by old pharmacy bottles, with rum colored liquid and black details.

Stash SJP is available as a 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum ($50, $75 and $85) and a mini rollerball and oil elixir for body and hair. It is launching at both http://www.sjpbeauty.com and Ulta, a US-based beauty chain.

 

Maison Martin Margiela launches four new fragrances

 

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Replica, which is intrinsically linked with memories, will be boosted by the addition of an oriental leather scent, a white floral aldehydic, a green vegetal scent, and a fresh ‘cologne-style’ eau de parfum. The fragrances are named ‘Dancing on the Moon’, ‘Across Sands’, ‘Soul of The Forest’ and ‘Flying’ respectively.

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Maison Martin Margiela is launching four new Eau de Parfum fragrances, continuing its ‘Replica’ Eau de Toilette series, established in 2012

Each fragrance is labelled ‘Gender Anonymous’, reinforcing the house’s dedication to equality and its “non-conformist approach to society gender norms”.

The Eau de Parfum collection retains the same packaging design and bottle structure as the Eau de Toilette scents, comprising a black spray-cap apothecary bottle that signifies nightfall, the precursor to dreams and the awakening of the subconscious. An inky black cord ombré gradient effect is sprayed down the glass, while silver laboratory-style labels add a futuristic touch and reference the house’s signature ‘silverfoil’ that has appeared across both garments and accessories in creative director John Galliano’s ready-to-wear collections. The designer describes the ‘Replica’ Eau de Parfum as “Hi-fi, lo-fi, with a sci-fi finish”.

The new fragrances will launch on September 26.

Tory Burch introduces a new line of fragrances

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American eponymous label Tory Burch has added a new range of olfactory scents to her ever-growing beauty portfolio, aptly titled Jolie Fleur. Looking towards Burch’s own botanical garden for inspiration,  Jolie Fleur is made up of three unique fragrances: Rose, Verte and Bleue.

Some of my favorite flowers…. Rose, lily of the valley and tuberose — each one is beautiful with a unique and extraordinary fragrance.

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The Jolie Fleur Rose fragrance is a feminine and romantic scent made up of beautiful notes of rose, fresh tea rose accord, cashmeran, musk, pink pepper, green sap accord, strawberry leaves, white amber and sandalwood, while Jolie Fleur Verte captures a refreshing and easygoing mix of mandarin, neroli oil, jasmine, sandalwood and musk.  The Jolie Fleur Bleue scent is as fruity as it is spicy with ingredients including tuberose, jasmine, grapefruit, sandalwood, vetiver, pink pepper, violet leaves, peony and amber.

 

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Capturing the designer’s classic aesthetic and style, each fragrance comes complete with a beautifully crafted glass bottle and signature fretwork, similar to Burch’s first fragrance, Tory Burch Eau de Parfum.

The Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Eau de Parfum collection is now available at Tory Burch boutiques,  all leading beauty counters, and selected stores.

 

Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Imperiali

Bvlgari Le Gemme Imperiali Jade Collection

Bvlgari’s romantic past with jade is as colourful as the most cherished and sensuous stone of the East. The love affair blossomed in its colour revolution back in the 1950s and ’60s, when the jeweller took to Chinese antique jade carvings. The central part of its Roman flagship store, at the Via Condotti, housed bracelets, earrings, brooches, and even carved ‘paper knife’ handles no different from those of ancient traditions. As the Jade Gallery grew, so did Bvlgari’s fascination with the mystical stone.

The great refinement, knowledge and mystery of ancient China have always fascinated me. I find jade very special; the incredible opacity but also the milky transparency of jade in the light. The unique shades with their soft polish is very sensual.

Daniela Andrier, master perfumer

More than half a century later, Bvlgari wanted to develop a trilogy of fragrances as a tribute to China. The idea was then to transcribe the refined and sophisticated elegance of its traditional culture conveyed by jade into three fragrances, then finding the perfect balance and creating harmony. Bvlgari continues its lifelong dedication with three new floral perfumes Le Gemme Imperiali. Imagined from the purest jades of green, white and purple, they embody splendour, purity and desire, respectively.

 

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Each is bottled in elegant flacons with their respective jade slivers and topped with the iconic golden fans of the Bulgari Diva jewellery collection.

Each fragrance has been associated with other notable and precious ingredients. Splendia, the green jade, is a blend of magnolia, narcissus absolute and tree moss, conveying natural elegance. Irina, the white jade, sees the combination of magnolia and jasmine petals absolute with sensual musk. It conveys purity. Finally, Desiria, the rare purple jade, is a combination of magnolia with lush petal flowers and a unique ambergris accord. It imbues a feeling of delicately floral richness.

It seemed clear to me early on that it should be the common luxurious ingredient of this trilogy of fragrances. Magnolia flower oil has a unique scent but is also very exclusive. The flower has a waxy aspect, reminiscent of the milky aspect of jade. It comes from China, is precious and gives a rich and natural note to the fragrances.

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Jade culture in China has inspired Bvlgari designers who carefully designed new fragrance bottles aligning them with the jade colors. Irinia, Desiria and Splendia take the form of previous Le Gemme bottles in black decorated with white, purple and green surfaces clearly suggesting the type of jades. Details in gold color on the edges and stopper further contribute to the beauty and elegance of the bottle.

Bvlgari Le Gemme Imperiali Irina,

A journey into the purity, mysticism and serenity of Ancient China. Inspired by the purest white jade and its aura of peacefulness, respect and generosity. Irina, a name of Greek origin, signifying ‘peace’, pays delicate homage to women of supreme elegance and femininity, whose beauty and poise emanate as much from within as from without. Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Imperiali – Irinia is a sensual and sophisticated Eau de Parfum of sumptuous floral musk notes.

Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Imperiali Irina1As key notes of the composition, perfumers selected floral notes of magnolia and jasmine followed with sensual musk.

Bvlgari Le Gemme Imperiali Desiria,

A journey through a luxuriant royal garden of the Tang empire. The soul of this luscious fragrance is mauve jade – a rare and exuberant gemstone. Desiria, meaning ‘desire’, conveys everlasting love and passion throughMauve jade. A sultry and captivating Eau de Parfum, the scent of a Chinese garden fantasized.

Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Imperiali Desiria1Desiria carefully transfers desire with the fragrant bouquet of roses surrounded by magnolia blossoms and a warm cloud of musk.

Bvlgari Le Gemme Imperiali Splendia,

Emblematic of Asia’s imperial power, the sublime green jade gemstone has been coveted by Emperors and Aristocrats for thousands of years. Splendia, a name that evokes the beauty and splendour of the Queen of all jades.

Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Imperiali Splendia1Splendia showcases floral notes of magnolia and narcissus over moss that provides a natural and earthy tone. Green jade on the bottle reflects the freshness and green colors with a scent of lush spring daffodils.

They convey beauty and sophistication in a delicate but nevertheless affirmed way. The woman who wears these fragrances signals her presence and personality with an understated yet unmistakable message of grace. Graceful, but long-lasting and very memorable.

Bvlgari Le Gemme Imperiali are available in a 100 ml Eau de Parfum at the price of 235 pounds.