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Oscar de la Renta live in love : New Fragrance in Stores

March 15, 2012

Oscar de la Renta newest fragrance live in love is "inspired by passion for life. The scent is a reflection of the woman who lives each day with joy, whose life is filled with beauty and inspiration. For her, there is no other way to live- she loves life." Have you tried it already? If so, please comment.

"live in love opens with sparkling ginger orchid and bergamot, merged with lush hyacinth, green muguet and galbanum. The scent has a heart of florals, including jasmine sambac, orange flower and rose. Creamy white woods and sensual musk intertwine with amber, sandalwood and cedarwood at its base. The complexity of live in love evokes that of a classic scent, made with ingredients of the highest quality."

Available at more department stores and online via Oscar de la Renta's website. live in love 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray/$98.00, 1.7 oz EDP/$78.00, 1.0 oz EDP/$58.00, 6.8 oz Body Lotion/$49.00. Via press release

Watchmakers and Perfume

March 09, 2012


"To celebrate its 190th anniversary, the Swiss watchmaker Bovet is releasing its first perfume for women at the Baselworld fair this week. With top notes of blackcurrant buds, magnolia and violets, and middle notes of rose petals, iris, ylang-ylang, jasmine and rosewood bark, the floral scent plays on Bovet’s origins in Fleurier, the village in the Val-de-Travers district of the Swiss Jura that is also known as the valley of a thousand flowers."

From Watchmakers Push Into New Realms of Luxury, a NYT article exploring how Swiss luxury watch houses are diversifying their portfolios with perfume.

Fueguia: Bottling Scents of Argentina

"With the unexpected aroma of melting ice caps filling my nostrils, I inhale deeply. Frozen mountains exhale an earthy scent, and in the distance, Andean condors fly. “Can you feel that?” he asks, taking the sample away so that I open my eyes. “That’s our ‘Lago Del Desierto’ fragrance. We’ve recreated the smell of the glaciers and the surrounding countryside of Argentine Patagonia.”

An interesting article from The Argentina Independent about Fueguia perfume laboratory, an outfit recreating the scents of Argentina. Thanks to Sian for a link!

Frederic Malle and Pierre Hardy : Perfume Travel Spray Cases

March 01, 2012


Frederic Malle is in the midst of a collaborating with renowned shoe designer, Pierre Hardy. They recently debuted their limited edition Travel Spray Cases. They come in a variety of colors and echo Hardy's elegant style.

"Designed to hold any 10ml spray vial in the Editions de Parfums Collection, these pocket-size perfume atomizers are perfect for carrying your favorite Editions de Parfums fragrance along wherever you go. Available in a series of colors, a total of 500 of the individually hand sprayed cases will be sold within the US exclusively at the Frederic Malle NY Boutique, Barney’s New York and Beverly Hills for $285 beginning in April." via press release

More information on Frederic Malle's collection can be found through his official Facebook page.

Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb Cologne and Other New Fragrances

February 27, 2012


Jo Malone the London Blooms Collection is now available in stores (Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue, select Neiman Marcus locations). The collection includes three fragrances: Iris and Lady MoorePeony and Moss, and White Lilac and Rhubarb. The perfumes were created by Christine Nagel and are inspired by the English gardens. 

Peony and Moss: "Contrasting the dainty and the dirty. The gossamer lightness of delicate peonies grounded in earthy green." It contains notes of green sap, blackcurrant, jasmine, peony, rose, ivy, moss.

White Lilac and Rhubarb: "A daring juxtaposition. Tart-vibrant rhubarb cuts through the soft lilac, rose and sun-loving heliotrope. " It is comprised of violet leaves, rhubarb, white lilac, rose, amber, musk, heliotrope.  

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