Christian Louboutin Bikini Questa Sera

Christian Louboutin brings magic and pure delight with the launch of his three parfums—Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven. All irresistible, all by Christian Louboutin, all for women.

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Bikini Questa Sera takes the heat into the night. The heat of the day, sun on hot skin, the voluptuousness of the beach that she doesn’t want to let go. Hold onto the intensity, feel the heat and the happiness, there is the scent of the sun and the scent of the sun becomes the scent of the woman as day turns into night. In the cool of the night air, the headiness of the fragrance shimmers still in the moonlight, jasmine and tuberose, opalescent against the skin. Intimate, hot and compelling, she is wearing only her Bikini Questa Sera.

  • Top: paradisone, green nectars.
  • Middle: jasmin absolut, tuberose absolut.
  • Base: Austrailian sandalwood, Haitian vetiver, ambergris.

The bottle reflects its iridescence through a combination of warm garnet and light gold.

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I wanted to celebrate woman and her desires. I wanted these fragrances to enhance an aspect of her personality, or perhaps reveal something about her that no one knew before, maybe not even her, tell a secret, a story. In a way creating these fragrances is like being a film director, some directors want to control the acting process, others want to reveal the power of character and personality. This is what I try to evoke with shoes and now with the alchemy of fragrance. I want to give women the means to express themselves and to delight in their femininity.

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It should also not surprise you that, like the shoes, the fragrances don’t come cheap. But if you’ve got $275 and want to make your vanity that much more fancy, the three fragrances are available now on ChristianLouboutin.com.

Christian Louboutin Tornade Blonde

Christian Louboutin brings magic and pure delight with the launch of his three parfums—Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven. All irresistible, all by Christian Louboutin, all for women.

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Tornade Blonde is the golden light and luminosity that a woman leaves a man she hypnotized with. More than being a fragrance, it is a state of mind. The scent of love and adventure, a gorgeous red rose lies deep in a bed of sweet violet and cassis.

  • Top: rhubarb, violet leaves, ambrette signature, cassis.
  • Middle: Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac absolut, orange flower petals, firnat, gardenia from Brazil.
  • Base: ambergris, cedarwood, Australian sandalwood, patchouli.

Feminine and potent, animalistic yet floral, Tornade Blonde leaves a trail of light like a comet in the night. It is a burst of potent sensuality, an invitation to follow. Tornade Blonde is the scent of desire. The bottle reflects its iridescence through a combination of warm garnet and light gold.

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I wanted to celebrate a woman and her desires. I wanted these fragrances to enhance an aspect of her personality, or perhaps reveal something about her that no one knew before, maybe not even her, tell a secret, a story. In a way creating these fragrances is like being a film director, some directors want to control the acting process, others want to reveal the power of character and personality. This is what I try to evoke with shoes and now with the alchemy of fragrance. I want to give women the means to express themselves and to delight in their femininity.

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It should also not surprise you that, like the shoes, the fragrances don’t come cheap. But if you’ve got $275 and want to make your vanity that much more fancy, the three fragrances are available now on ChristianLouboutin.com.

 

Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven

Christian Louboutin brings magic and pure delight with the launch of his three parfums, Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven. All irresistible, all by Christian Louboutin, all for women.

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Trouble in Heaven is a Oriental Floral fragrance that lights the fire. Mysterious and sexy, for the woman who wants to provoke and is at ease with her provocation. Turn heads, raise the heartbeat, be noticed, make dangerous liaisons. It is both intimate and overt, an intoxicating fragrance to wear close to you, to be loved by others.

  • Top: bergamot, cascalone.
  • Middle: rose bouton, iris firabs.
  • Base: amber, patchouli, tonka absolut, labdanum.

A second skin of perfect iris, patchouli and tonka absolut, resonates with the dry heat of oriental amber, makes Trouble in Heaven.

 

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I wanted to celebrate woman and her desires. I wanted these fragrances to enhance an aspect of her personality, or perhaps reveal something about her that no one knew before, maybe not even her, tell a secret, a story. In a way creating these fragrances is like being a film director, some directors want to control the acting process, others want to reveal the power of character and personality. This is what I try to evoke with shoes and now with the alchemy of fragrance. I want to give women the means to express themselves and to delight in their femininity.

Christian Louboutin

It should also not surprise you that, like the shoes, the fragrances don’t come cheap. But if you’ve got $275 and want to make your vanity that much more fancy, the three fragrances are available now on ChristianLouboutin.com.

 

 

Shiseido Tokyo Sky Tree Parfum

I love special perfume bottles. Today, four years ago, in 2012 Shiseido Co, Ltd released its original fragrance.

Shiseido released its original fragrance Shiseido Tokyo Sky Tree Parfum (30ml, ¥63,400 including tax) in collaboration with Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co., Ltd. to mark the completion of Tokyo Sky Tree, a communications and sightseeing tower that boasts the tallest free-standing steel structure in the world, on May 22, 2012. The fragrance, which was launched on the same day, was sold in a limited quantity of 634 units in connection with the tower’s height of 634 meters.

 Shiseido Tokyo Sky Tree Parfum 2012 Limited Edition CrystalA timeless beauty. The outer package has an abstract design showing the steel frame of the Tokyo Sky Tree

The concept of the product is to integrate the two contrasting elements of ‘nostalgia and modern’ based on the theme of ‘Revering the past to create the future’. The fragrance is based on a floral green aroma, finishing with an elegant and Japanese modern aroma. It is a well-balanced harmonious blend that evokes a nostalgic, calm feeling while providing a refreshing and uplifting feeling that conjures hopes and wishes for the future.

In terms of packaging, the stopper of the bottle is reminiscent of the symbolic shape of the top part of Tokyo Sky Tree while the elaborate cut of the bottle itself features a classic perfume bottle shape finished with a Japanese traditional faceting technique. The design expresses an image of people and the surrounding town, which come together centered around Tokyo Sky Tree, shining towards the future.

Regardless, each bottle is engraved with a serial number, making this exquisite product a one-of-a-kind, premium, commemorative fragrance, a timeless beauty!  – but probably only if you don’t open it up and use it.

Now, for those who missed it, surge the internet if you can find one…

 

by Jean Amr

Peace and freedom: Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Parfum by Lalique

L’air du Temps  was created in 1949, when Nina Ricci’s son Robert sought to expand the house’s business into perfumery after their first succesful fragrance, Coeur Joie . Sinds then a true golden classic, L’air du Temps is a rare creation that transends the changes of time. Yes this is an old fragrance, but it is one that is truely ageless!! In its original production, the perfume was contained in a bottle designed by Rene Lalique.

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Laliques famous crystal bottle, two doves, a symbol of love and peace

This fine fragrance has delicate topnote blends of jasmine and gardenias nestled in basenotes of sandalwood and iris. I find this romantic scent that is well blended and wears long. May not be for everyone, but do not pass up a chance to at least try it out

In the famous Lalique bottle it’s availble in several sizes: 7,5ml 15m and 29ml as perfume, and 1250ml as Eau de Toilette. Over the years, many (precious) limited editions appeared, designed by Lalique, and are now true collectors items.

Buying Perfume for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up rather quickly, and it may be hard to pick the right gift for the special mom in your life. A gift idea would be to get them some perfume, and you have to know how to spring it on them so they can be surprised.

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Described it as ‘a woman’s perfume with the scent of a woman’, Chanel No.5 is one of those fragrances with an amazingly beautiful range of products that combine fragrance and skincare. The perfect gift.

To gauge what perfume she might want, try to drop hints without giving away your plan; telling her how good she smells and asking her what she is wearing.

Another suggestion would be to go in the bathroom and look for yourself while she is out of the house. You can either take a picture of the bottle or you can make a mental know if you are sure that you would not forget. If you do not live together, you can do that as well but make sure you excuse yourself to the bathroom when you are over for a visit so you can have a free minute to take that picture or make a mental note.

Cheaper than the perfume itself, and not all moms buy it for themselves, but they all love it, is something from her favorite perfume line… like a bodylotion, or for dryer skin a bodycream, or maybe a dry oil. Or for a very busy mom: a beautiful shower or bathgel, so she can relax together with her favorite fragrance.

Mother’s Day is a special day. With the couple of suggestions mentioned on how to plan the best surprise gift, you can be sure to have a romantic day with the mom in your life.

 

by Jean Amr

McQueen Parfum Inspired by the craftsmanship of haute perfumery

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Not so long ago we teased you with early images and a few scant details about Alexander McQueen’s new fragrance titled McQueen Parfum, now you can add the darkly romantic scent to your collection as it has been made available now.

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It’s one of the greatest British fashion houses and this month Alexander McQueen is unveiling a new fragrance; its first under the creative direction of Sarah Burton. Over 10 years have passed since the brand’s last scent and, following endless seasons of outstanding collections, plus a decade of waiting, expectations are high. While the scent may have been produced by Proctor & Gamble, Burton was involved with every stage of the process.

I wanted this fragrance to come from night flowers, the kind that exudes an eternal freshness once the day is gone… Here at McQueen, we are all about discoveries and the eternal blossom; originality in an atmosphere of tradition, craft, and daring.

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 The fragrance is all about darkness and mystery so it’s not surprising that three fragrant night-blooming flowers form the core of the scent. According to the McQueen website, Sambac Jasmine is the essence of power and romance. The flower opens under the moon, exuding a sweet and complex aroma until the morning. Tuberose is the warm, intoxicating heart of seduction. A rare and deep extract, it is both regal and forbidden. Ylang Ylang is the mysterious scent of a perfect morning. Most fragrant at first light, its exotic, yellow flowers are potent with a sense of renewal and transformation. The fragrance is enhanced with notes of clove, pink, black pepper and vetiver.

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Inspired by the craftsmanship of haute parfumerie, McQueen has created a unique scent made from the precious essence of three night-blooming flowers: Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang. 

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Rising out of the darkness. Sambac Jasmine is the essence of power and romance. Originating in the Eastern Himalayas, the flower opens under the moon, exuding a sweet and complex aroma until morning.

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An erotic siren. Tuberose is the warm, intoxicating heart of seduction. A rare and deep extract, it is both regal and forbidden, the scent of Louis XIV’s gardens at Versailles, where the innocent could not venture after dark without submitting to their desires.

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Ylang Ylang is the mysterious scent of a perfect morning. Most fragrant at first light in the jungles of the Comoro Islands, its exotic, yellow flowers are potent with a sense of renewal, transformation, and the wisdom that outlives danger.

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The sweet and sensual scents are captures in a black bottle adorned with gold feathers and a gold base, inspired by McQueen’s famous Feather Dress. Everything about this fragrance has been considered and the result is nothing short of a sensual masterpiece. For more of an insight into the scent, watch the video below…

Not only the inside of the bottle is inspired by the craftsmanship of haute perfumery. Solid, sensual, with the artisan’s love of form, the parfum bottle is a small work of art. Gold feathers crown the bottle, reflecting bespoke craftsmanship that is pure McQueen.

The accompanying campaign was shot by legendary photographer Paolo Roversi, the campaign stars Dutch model Maartje Verhoef, who has walked in a grand total of five McQueen shows, including the most recent at London Fashion Week last month. Roversi captures Verhoef, who poses in the woods of the 17th century Chateau de Courances near Fontainebleau wearing a custom-made gown embellished with black floral appliqués.

This is the story of a woman who is luminous by day and seductive by night, the woman who thrives on her own elegance, intelligence, and power. McQueen is her signature scent as her new beauty emerges from the dark, like light breaking through the trees as she comes into her own perfect day

Roversi’s images succeed in capturing the dark romance that the brand’s creative director Sarah Burton inherited from her friend and mentor, Lee Alexander McQueen himself.

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McQueen Parfum is available exclusively at Harrods and Alexander McQueen boutiques in London, Paris, and Monaco, and alexandermcqueen.com now, but fans will have to wait until August for the eau de parfum version. You can buy a 50 ml bottle of McQueen Parfum for $395