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 other essential oils. However, the mixture does contain a “cannabis accord,” meaning a mix of scents concocted to “captures the raw sensuality of cannabis, known for its woodsy, musky properties.” Fancy walking around reeking of Eau de Stoner? (But, like, not really, dude.) [Neiman Marcus] Keep reading »
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 fresh scent. Seriously, my mouth literally waters with each spritz in the morning. But don’t get me wrong; you won’t smell like a bakery because the vanilla is barely detectable. And since this is a 10-ounce bottle, you can spray as much as you want as often as you want without offending those around you. But you need to act quickly because it’s a limited edition, and you know you can’t have mine if Nordstrom runs out. [$68, Nordstrom] Keep reading »
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 first spritz was: “old money.” Keep reading »
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
on new clothing, “Good Morning America
” once again takes us on a compelling journey into the disgusting underbelly of a seemingly innocuous world, this time focusing on the knockoff fragrance trade. (And for that “GMA,” we salute you). I don’t think I’ve personally ever bought a fake perfume, but I’ve certainly seen them for sale before. And I think it makes sense they use pee: You totally need it to get the color just right! [ABC News
] Keep reading »
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
] Keep reading »
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 titillate the senses in the way that a great fragrance should. Coco Chanel herself set the standard with No. 5, and more contemporary blends from Issey Miyake, Costume National, Narciso Rodriguez and Viktor & Rolf all manage to continue the heritage by lending their more complex design sensibilities to create intricate, alluring scents that will stick around as timeless classics far after Paris Hilton is no longer a tabloid staple.
Margiela, this better be good. Keep reading »
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 for her devotion. You see, it’s not that she hasn’t had the opportunity to package a perfume, it’s just that when the lady does something, she does it right. Keep reading »
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 is, and the claim that one in 10 women met the men of their dreams while wearing No. 5 seems even further from the truth. Have you smelled the stuff? It’s one pungent aroma that came into style in the ’20s and smells like it’s been in the same bottle since then.
Yet, an article in the French version of Marie Claire (December 2009) provides evidence that potentially supports this argument. Chanel No. 5 may attract men, but they might not be your dream guys. Keep reading »
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 soft floral notes (Flower Shop; Flowering Vines), while other varieties like Lemon Kick are bolder and fruity. They’re also timely with two holiday-centric flavors. If you’re not buying for yourself, this would make a great gift for a younger sister, as it’s fun and a bit sophisticated at the same time. [$25, Macys.com via Teen Vogue] Keep reading »