Smell This: Christian Dior La Collection Privée – Oud Ispahan…

Christian Dior La Collection Privée - Oud Ispahan

I love experiencing new fragrances – especially ones that are hard to come by.  Christian Dior Collection Privee is a collection of fragrances that were up until last year only available at Las Vegas Dior boutique or at Dior.com. Dior describes them as having a top note that is the first impression and the most […]

Smell This: Bond No. 9 Fragrance Favorites…

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Bond No. 9 New York makes such beautiful fragrances.  From the bottles to the way they embody all that is New York.   I fell in love with Bleecker Street a while back, and it’s been ON ever since. The ones I want to talk about today are some of my favorites like Fire Island (which […]

Must Have: Smell This – Elie Saab Le Parfum…

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One of my favorite new fragrances comes from a familiar face in the fashion design arena. The first fragrance from the Lebanese haute couture designer Elie Saab is simply called Elie Saab Le Parfum. The fragrance is an ultra feminine, flowery – woody composition (which I looooove).  Orange Blossom, Jasmine Grandiflorum and Sambac make up the top notes, […]

Smell This: Idole d’Armani Perfume….

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Stasi here, and I have something to confess. When I first sprayed this on my wrist, it smelled SO good, that I sprayed it on the palms of my hands, put them right over my nose, and sniffed really hard like the SNL character Mary Katherine Gallagher in “Superstar”! I’m still doing it as I […]

Beauty News: Evan Rachel Wood to Front New Gucci Fragrance…

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Gucci said Tuesday it tapped actress Evan Rachel Wood as the face of its forthcoming new women’s fragrance. The 21-year-old American actress joins fellow actor James Franco, who fronts Gucci’s men’s fragrances. The Gucci deal is Wood’s first perfume campaign. “I chose Evan Rachel Wood as she has very strong character,” said Frida Giannini, Gucci […]

Smell This: Bond No. 9’s Andy Warhol Montauk…

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Every summer Bond No.9 creates a fragrance that highlights the hot spot for that season – this year they highlight the sleepy beach town of Montauk.  Andy Warhol Montauk is a unisex scent inspired by the Long Island beach town that was a favorite of Warhol’s. If you are a fragrance collector, this one is […]

Give Pretty: Bond No. 9 New York Pledges 10% to Haiti Relief…

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Thinking of a way to give to Haiti? For the next thirty days, 10% of the proceeds from the sale of  The Scent of Peace will go to The American Red Cross to assist the communities impacted by the Earthquake in Haiti and provide urgent relief. “Perfumes are about passions. So, back in 2006, we […]

Beauty News: Demi Moore Launches New Fragrance – All You’ve Ever Wanted…

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I am a sucker for fragrances bottom line…especially creamy florals.  The latest from the veterans at Helena Rubenstein is called All You’ve Ever Wanted and is inspired by Demi Moore.  Demi looks AMAZING in the ads, if you follow her husband Ashton on twitter, he tweeted a video of the photo shoot a while back […]

Holiday 2009: Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compacts…

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They are here!!  My favorite holiday items are Estee Lauder Solid Perfume compacts.  The designs are so whimsical and fancy I dare you to resist!  Nana used to get one every year (she wore Youth Dew) and they are such pretty collectibles, I have several empty ones on my vanity.  Solid perfumes are a great […]

Smell This: Ormonde Jayne Luxury Perfumes…

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Ormonde Jayne is a small niche perfumery in London run by its creator,  Linda Pilkington.  These gorgeous fragrances are a must if you are looking for a scent that is unique and different.  The perfumes are only available through mail order and of course at the Bond Street store in London BUT let me tell […]

Beauty News: Audrey Tatou for Chanel No. 5…

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Yesterday was the 88th anniversary of Chanel No. 5, the iconic fragrance from Chanel.  Watch the new short film for Chanel No. 5 with acclaimed french actress Audrey Tautou which will debut as TV ads soon. The mood is definitely a stark departure from the previous ads, Amelie director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings a softer, romantic […]

Smell This: Tocca Solid Perfume…

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Tocca makes timeless fragrances that mimic classic Mediterranean scents.  The bottles are absolutely gawgus and the fragrances are just as beautiful.  Recently when I was in Sephora, I discovered that they make their scents in solid form!  Oh happy day….solid fragrances are my absolute favorite, especially in the warmer months.  They are perfect for layering […]

Smell This: Chanel Beige Fragrance Added to “Les Exclusifs” For Fall…

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Coming this Fall, Chanel will add a new edition to their upscale fragrances known as “Les Excluisifs” with a new scent called simply, Beige.  Beige has been around since 1940 and pays homage to Coco Chanel’s affinity for a color she felt was quintessentially natural and which she turned into a symbol of elegance. She […]

Smell This: Hot For Summer – Solid Fragrances…

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Now that the heat is here…I start layering my fragrances more.  I find they tend to have more staying power if you approch it this way.  That starts with scented lotion or creme, solid fragrance and eau de toilette.  It sounds like a lot but trust me your scent will last long into the evening.  […]

Smell This: M By Mariah Carey…

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Anyone who knows me – knows that I love me some Mariah Carey.  I think that everything she does is fabulous and nobody had better mess with her of they will have to answer to me…LOL.  When I heard she was doing a fragrance I was hoping that she would do something that would reflect […]

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