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Halloween Kiss by J Del Pozo

Halloween Kiss

Halloween Kiss

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): orange, watermelon, red berries, pear, violet, bergamot, orchid, freesia, gardenia, peony, teakwood, vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli

CLASSIFICATION: floriental, slightly fruity

AGE GROUP: mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de toilette

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In Control Curious by Britney Spears

In Control Curious

In Control Curious

NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): night orchid, sandalwood, loquat fruit, black vanilla, musk, creme brulee, sugar, tonka crystals

CLASSIFICATION: unique, floriental, very slightly fruity

AGE GROUP: college, slightly mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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Lolita Lempicka
Lolita Lempicka

Lolita Lempicka

NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): ivy leaves, aniseed, amarena heart, violets, iris roots, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, musk

As soon as I saw the beautiful bottle that houses Lolita Lempicka, I couldn’t wait to get a whiff. I knew ahead of time from other reviews that this was not my typical cup of tea, but I still went into it with an open mind.

CLASSIFICATION: floriental, spicy

AGE GROUP: mature / slightly college

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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Halloween
Halloween by J. Del Pozo

Halloween by J. Del Pozo

NOTES (as listed on aromaboutique.com): bergamot, jasmine, tuberose, freesia, lime blossom, gardenia, imosa, rose, musk, sandalwood

The name of this perfume alone made me want to try it – Halloween is my favorite holiday and favorite time of year. How awesome would that be if I totally love the perfume?

CLASSIFICATION: floriental

AGE GROUP: mature / slightly college

SIMILAR SCENT(s): can’t quite put my finger on it..

FORM: eau de toilette

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Ralph Lauren Notorious
Notorious by Ralph Lauren

Notorious by Ralph Lauren

NOTES: black currant, pink peppercorn, bergamot, chocolate cosmos, white frost peonies, carnation, patchouli musk, vanilla, iris

Being completely honest here, I would not under any circumstance sample this perfume when I was at the mall on a random outing. Everything about this fragrance points to fragrance that I do not like. However, as it is featured in September’s edition of Glamour magazine, I decided to give it a try, because hey… you just never know.

CLASSIFICATION: Floriental, slightly spicy, slightly sweet

AGE GROUP: Mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau de Parfum

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Jessica Simpson Fancy
Fancy by Jessica Simpson

Fancy by Jessica Simpson

NOTES: sparkling pear, juicy apricot Nectar, red fruits, dewy gardenia, night blooming jasmine, toasted almonds, caramel, creamy sandalwood, amber crystals, vanilla crème

Fancy by Jessica Simpson debuts later this month, but if you are like me – the girl who just can’t wait – you can sample it in the September issue of Glamour magazine.

CLASSIFICATION: Slightly floriental, gourmand

AGE GROUP: College

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Vaguely reminiscent of Aquolina’s Pink Sugar

FORM: Eau de Toilette

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

NOTES: Tea, Bergamot, Sambac Jasmine, Cattleya Orchid, Freesia, Centifolia Rose, Musks, Patchouli

Flowerbomb may just be THE most popular fragrance of the decade, and for no other reason, I decided I would try it. I have seen it described as a chiefly gourmand scent, while others classify it as a “pink” floral, yet some others say it is a modern floriental. I had absolutely no expectations, so no matter what I thought of it, I was not to be disappointed.

CLASSIFICATION: Floriental, gourmand, sweet

AGE GROUP: Mature / Perfect for any age

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau de Parfum

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M by Mariah Carey
M by Mariah Carey

M by Mariah Carey

NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): tahitian tiare, gardenia, amber, marshmallow, sea breeze accord, patchouli, moroccan incense

I know full well that M by Mariah Carey is not my fragrance style by any means, but I wanted to try it open-mindedly, just to see what I’m missing. At the fragrance counter, I sprayed it once, not even generously, on just one of my wrists, then went home. As soon as my fiance came upstairs to greet me, he exclaimed “What did you just spray? YOU SPRAYED WAY TOO MUCH PERFUME!”

CLASSIFICATION: floriental (floral oriental)

AGE GROUP: college / mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey – Coming Soon

As reported by india-server.com, popcrunch.com, and highbridnation.com

Mariah Carey has recently announced details regarding the new perfume that she has been working on with Elizabeth Arden. The fragrance is set to be a flirty floral, with notes including the Tahitian Tiare flower, lily of the valley, pink peony, and white musk*.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Set to launch in August 2008, the bottle will be the same shape and design of her original fragrance (“M”), but this time with a girly, romantic hue of pink with a mother-of-pearlesque sheen in which blue and yellow will also be present. Interestingly enough, the bottle was not designed by Mariah – it was created by Jean Antretter, the senior design director at Elizabeth Arden.

Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey

Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey

Says Mariah, “Elizabeth Arden has been a fantastic partner and the end creation of Luscious Pink is beyond my expectatons. The response from my fans with my debut scent was overwhelming, and I can’t wait to see what happens with my second Luscious fragrance.”

Of the scent, Mariah explains that it is, “feminine, flirtatious and fun, and truly reflects where I am in my life now.”

Mariah will have some competition this August, as that is also when fellow songbird Jessica Simpson will release her debut perfume, Fancy, which is an altogether different scent (word has it that Fancy will be a floral-oriental fragrance, which can sometimes be a bit on the stronger/spicier side of scents).

*according to india-server.com



Fancy by Jessica Simpson – Coming Soon

As reported from Fragrantica.com, wwd.com

Coming in August 2008 is the debut perfume release of singer/actress Jessica Simpson. The blonde beauty currently has a clothing line (including everything from jeans to purses to jewelry), and has even dabbled in the bath and body/fragrance category previously (anybody remember her Dessert line of edible body products?).

Jessica Simpson Fancy

Jessica Simpson Fancy

Created with perfumer Alexis Dadier, Jessica is providing us with a floral-oriental scent in Fancy, which includes some of the following notes: apricot nectar, pear, red berries, jasmine, gardenia, baked almonds, carmel, amber crystal, sandalwood and vanilla cream. It is targeted towards perfume wearers from 15-35 years old.

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