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22 March 2012


Valentino - Valentina

       This bottle alone was enough justification for us to splurge on the gorgeous scent — I mean, look at it! Inside that fashionable flacon is a scent that's equally as chic, thanks to bergamot, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose, cedar, and truffle. It's unique, unconventional, and all-around amazing, just like the rebellious woman it was inspired by. 

Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess Capri Eau Fraiche Scent

       Spring may have officially just begun, but we're already looking forward to summer and all the sun-soaked, lazy days that will come with it. We've got a few months to go until we'll be frolicking by the beach, but you can get in the right state of mind right now, with this sunny scent — it features cassis, mandarin, lemon leaves, jasmine sambac, vanillla, and amber wood.   

Photo: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Flora By Gucci - Gorgeous Gardenia

       The new Flora Garden quintet of fragrances from Gucci answers the question of what a garden tended by the illustrious fashion house would smell like. Not surprisingly, the answer is impossibly chic and unapologetically feminine. Gorgeous Gardenia is our favorite of the five, thanks in part to its heady mix of plush gardenia petals, patchouli, and brown sugar.  

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

    We were fully prepared to be all whatever about this celebrity fragrance, but, like the Material Girl herself, it took us by surprise. The unexpectedly sophisticated scent features notes of gardenia, tuberose, neroli, jasmine, white lily, carmelized amber, and vanilla absolute. The end result is a warm, powdery floral that is feminine without being too sweet.

       "I have always been obsessed by fragrance and for years wanted to create something personal that was an expression of me, but that other people could relate to as well," says Madonna. "My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume. She always smelled like gardenias and tuberose. An intoxicating mixture, feminine and mysterious."

Photo: Via Macy's

Victoria's Secret - Very Sexy Touch
       Sexy doesn't have to mean brash: This sultry scent uses iris, apricot, and amber wood to captivate the senses, but it's a more polished, less overt style of seduction than its predecessor.  
Photo: Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

Givenchy - Very Irrésistable Electric Rose

       This update to the classic Very Irrésistible scent features notes of blueberry, lemon zest, anise rose, green violet, and cedar wood. If that doesn't get your attention, then the promotional campaign for the scent, in which brand spokesmodel and muse Liv Tyler sings a remixed version of INXS' "Need You Tonight," definitely will.  

Photo: Via Givenchy

Michael Kors - Suede

       “Suede is sporty and sexy and feels incredible on the skin, but it can also add a great unexpected twist when you’re thinking of what’s luxurious," says Kors. Like its namesake fabric, this lush scent is refined, yet inviting, thanks to a blend of tuberose, lily of the valley, michelia flower, mandarin, some creamy woods, and musk.  
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors

L'Eau d'Issey

       Issey Miyake is launching two well known editions decorated with green leaves, which celebrate and announce summer. Bluish shades of glass flacon are embellished with large green leaves embracing it and wrapping the bottom part of the bottle and outer cartons. This dynamic and refreshing game of colors represents perfectly the game of aromas offered to us by this composition unselfishly.

       Inspiration for the new editions is desert, palms and tranquility. Peaceful regions, full of exotics and warmth will mark the new fragrant duo by Issey Miyake.

       Aquatic notes abound in freshness and energy, are in harmony with flowers, aromatic herbs, citruses, spices, wood and amber.
       Women's edition L'Eau d'Issey Pour Femme Eau de Toillete Pour L'Ete 2012 carries its characteristic floral-aquatic story with accentuated fruity-juicy and aquatic accords of pear surrounded with delicate roses. The bottle retains the shape of previous edition and is decorated with new spring and vibrant details.
Available as 100ml edt.  

Dolce & Gabbana - Light Blue pour Homme 

       Dolce & Gabbana launched the famous Light Blue fragrance in 2001, followed by the men's version Light Blue pour Homme six years later. In 2012, this house presented two new editions inspired by the fantastic Mediterranean locations – coastal village Portofino and volcanic island of Stromboli. The new versions are named Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino (for women) and Light Blue Living Stromboli (for men).
       Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino begins with fresh litchi accord and ambrette seed that lead to the rich floral heart of creamy iris and intense osmanthus. Notes of amber, patchouli and musk leave a velvety trail in the perfume’s base.
Available as 50 ml EDT.    

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