Posts tagged "fragrance"

What’s Up With Fresh’s “Cannabis” Perfume?

Fresh is a high-end beauty company known for incorporating natural ingredients like soy, sugar, and milk into its products. Good, healthy, wholesome stuff. So we did a double take when we saw this “Cannabis Santal Eau de Parfum.” Mary Jane, eh? Naturally, the perfume‘s ingredients aren’t remotely narcotic—it’s a blend of patchouli, vanilla musk, and…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 15, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent

There are so many fragrances to choose from this season. My new favorite everyday scent right now is Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent (sold exclusively at Nordstrom). The fragrance was inspired by the delectable treats found in patisseries, with notes of freesia, orange flower, pistachio blossom, and vanilla that combine into a truly crisp and…

By: Annika Harris / April 7, 2010

Style Buzz: Jen Aniston Has The Last Laugh

Jennifer Aniston’s new fragrance name will be “Lola Vie,” which is French for “laughing at life.” Ha. [Us Weekly]
If you’re fashion-obsessed and happen to be buying a new iPad this weekend, you’ll be happy to know The Sartorialist app is ready to launch. [Fashionista]
New skin consultation determines the “true age” of your skin.

By: Erin Flaherty / April 4, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum

If you’re a lover of lady mags like we are, then you’ve probably noticed advertisements for Balenciaga Paris in almost every April issue. It’s kind of difficult to get the full effect with those paper fragrance testers so I got my hands on an actual bottle of this new scent. My first thought after the…

By: Annika Harris / March 29, 2010

There’s Pee In That Fake Bottle Of Chanel No. 5

If supporting child labor and drug cartels weren’t enough to dissuade you from purchasing counterfeit luxury goods, consider the nasty rash you might break out in after spraying on the mixture of urine and antifreeze that’s found in a number of black market perfumes. Just as we’re still recovering from their shocking, scatological expose

By: Erin Flaherty / January 27, 2010

Kim Kardashian Invites You To Give Her A Sniff

We’ve already seen Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance ad: It’s called Voluptuous and it sure looks, uh, “sexy.” We bet it smells amazing. But if you’re not convinced of just how classy this scent gets, this very brief video will tell you all you need to know. [US Weekly]…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 13, 2010

Finally, Margiela Drops A Fragrance Bomb

I remain largely unimpressed by the phenom that is the celebrity perfume. I’ve yet to smell one that appeals to me personally, and when it comes to exploring the seemingly limitless olfactory outer regions, they rarely go beyond your standard, perfectly palatable to 12-year-olds, cloying floral. Many designer perfumes, on the other hand, tend to…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 13, 2010

Beyonce Finally Gets Her Own Perfume

When we first read the news, it took us a second to comprehend the fact that Beyonce’s never launched a fragrance before. She’s a movie star, fashion designer, and talented singer–surely the diva must have put her personal scent loves into bottle form already, no? Apparently not. But after digesting, we have to commend Beyonce…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 18, 2009

Yes, Chanel No. 5 May Attract Men … With Oedipal Complexes

Scent is certainly a powerful element in generating attraction from the opposite sex, but when a new study came out this week pointing to Chanel No. 5 as the perfume most likely to seduce a man, we were doubtful. The idea that you could bag a guy with a specific perfume seems far-fetched as it…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 4, 2009

Festive Fragrances: New Ralph By Ralph Lauren Candles

As a girl who has been wearing Ralph by Ralph Lauren perfume since she was a teen, I’m intrigued by this new line of RALPH candles, which might just be the answer to finding a signature scent for the home. The collection includes brightly-colored soy candles in a few families of fragrances. Some give off…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2009

Can Perfume Help You Find True Love (Or Just Get Laid)?

A new study says wearing a fragrance certainly helps make you more attractive to the opposite sex, and, arguably, the most legendary perfume of all time may also be the most seductive. In fact, one in 10 women even claim they met the man of their dreams while wearing Chanel No. 5.

Wait, really?

By: Erin Flaherty / December 1, 2009

Scentbugs Provide Design Aromatherapy

Glade Plug-Ins aren’t exactly chic, and that essential oil tea candle lamp is a relic from your dorm room days. For design enthusiasts, the Scentbug is a new way to make your place smell nice, and fit in with your more grown-up decor. The little domes—available in red, pink, neon, and white (our favorite)—contain a…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2009

Ever Wonder What Michelle Obama Smells Like?

What does Michelle Obama smell like? Apparently, our first guesses of sunshine and warm apple pie were wrong. The First Lady’s signature scent has been revealed, and it’s “Love in White” by Creed.

By: Leonora Epstein / November 10, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: All We Want For Xmas Is A Little Bling

The holiday beauty gift sets are rolling out to stores and well, let’s just say some are better than others. This Thierry Mugler Alien combo, $75, is one of the former. There are plenty of Angel fans out there, but if you haven’t had the pleasure of smelling the lesser known Alien it’s a little…

By: Erin Flaherty / November 5, 2009

50 Cent Gets Photoshopped To Death

There’s plenty of complaining about how women get Photoshopped into freakish proportions, but what about the dudes? Poor 50 Cent, who got the Photoshop treatment in the ads for his new fragrance, Power. Gone are the tattoos. And what did they do to his face? He looks more like Tyson Beckford than Curtis Jackson. A…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 5, 2009

$10,000 Buys You A Lifetime Of Not Smelling Like The Joneses

Sure, in a perfect world, our favorite fragrance would be all our own. It would be an exclusive scent that smells like no other, and when we left a room, people would say, “Oh, it still smells like her,” and sigh wistfully. (For that matter, no one would have the same H&M dresses either, hate…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 26, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Crescent Row Fragrances

We know and love Benefit’s cosmetics well — their Bad Gal eyeliner and Dr. Feelgood complexion primer have been makeup bag staples forever — but we don’t exactly think of them first when it comes to perfume. Strike that notion, because their newish Crescent Row line beats out any old Britney Spears fragrance launch any…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 20, 2009

Crave: Dame Roll-On Perfume

A few weeks ago we vaca

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By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2009

SJP Gets Carried Away With A Third Fragrance

She’s already launched Lovely and Covet, but Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t ready to end her perfume rampage. Along with the newest “Sex and the City” movie, Carrie’s real life fashion maven created SJP, NYC. Because when you already have two perfumes, why not make a trio, right?

The newest scent will launch in February…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 16, 2009

Just What Will A Choo Smell Like?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. At least that’s how the saying goes, right?

Jimmy Choo once attempted to launch a fragrance, to no avail. But they’re back at it. The brand just signed a 12-year agreement with Inter Parfums SA, the company responsible for the fragrances from design houses like…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 7, 2009