Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: bergamot, blood orange, cedarwood, celebrity perfumes, earthy, Ed, Ed Hardy, Ed Hardy Love and Luck, Ed Hardy Love and Luck for Women, floral, forbidden plum, Hardy, jasmine, Love and Luck, Love and Luck for Women, nectarine, patchouli black currant, pink peppercorn, red sake accord, sandalwood, Sensual Musk, unique
NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): red sake accord, bergamot, blood orange, nectarine, sandalwood, patchouli black currant, pink peppercorn, forbidden plum, jasmine, cedarwood, sensual musk
CLASSIFICATION: unique, floral, earthy
AGE GROUP: college
SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a
FORM: eau de parfum
Filed under: In the press | Tags: absinthe, agarwood, bergamot, black burrant, blood orange, Britney Spears, cardamom, cedarwood, celebrity perfumes, cherry blossom, Christian Audigier, Christina Milian, Citrus, cypress, dark vetiver, earthy, Ed Hardy, Ed Hardy for Men, Ed Hardy for Women, Ed Hardy Love and Luck, forbidden plum, heart of black currant, Heidi Montag, jasmine, jasmine petals, Love and Luck, Love and Luck by Ed Hardy, madarin, musk, nectarine, orange, patchouli, pink peppercorn, plum, red sake, red sake accord, sage, sandalwood, Sensual Musk, vetiver, violet
As reported by The Scented Salamander
Get ready for another insanely awesome perfume bottle to drool over – designer Christian Audigier, the man behind the Ed Hardy name, is launching a new fragrance, Love and Luck. The fragrance will be available in both a mens and womens version, and will be available in December 2008.
The womens version seems like it will have a Japanese feel to it, with Cherry Blossom and Red Sake being two of the notes listed. You can also expect to smell sandalwood and patchouli, giving it an earthy feel. As for the mens, expect a relatively citrus concoction with such notes as bergamot, orange, and mandarin.
Designer Christian Audigier has recently become a celebrity favorite, as his swimwear has been seen this summer on Britney Spears, Heidi Montag, Christina Milian, and others. His previous scents, simply titled Ed Hardy for Men and Ed Hardy for Women have also tasted sweet success, no doubt in part because of their trendy packaging and appeal to the tween and twenty-somethings markets.
The bad news is that we have to wait so long to get a whiff of these exciting new scents. The good news is that they’ll be launched just in time for Christmas, so perhaps our stockings will end up smelling really good this year! Read further for detailed note listings for each fragrance.
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: apple tree accords, Caramel, citrusy, floral, fruity, Grapefruit, green apple, jasmine, Nina, Nina Ricci, Nina Ricci Pretty Nina, powdery vanilla, Pretty Nina, raspberry, Sambac blossom, Sensual Musk, spicy
NOTES: grapefruit, green apple, raspberry, jasmine, Sambac blossom, caramel, apple tree accords, powdery vanilla, sensual musk.
Nina Ricci launched a new, special edition version of the ever-so-popular Nina (from 2006) earlier this year. The fragrance is supposed to be a younger, lighter, and sweeter version of the original version, and those that have smelled it have likened it to a candy store reminiscent of the olden days. I attempted to locate this perfume at my local mall, but without success. Desperate to sample what I figured would be a delectable scent straight from Heaven, I took the plunge and purchased a full size bottle on eBay.
CLASSIFICATION: unique, slightly fruity, slightly floral, slightly gourmand
AGE GROUP: college/mature
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Nina by Nina Ricci
FORM: Eau de Toilette
Filed under: In the press | Tags: amber, apple, Baby, bamboo leaf mist, bergamot, blackberry, blond wood, candied violet, celebrity perfumes, clementine, cocounut, cottonwoods, cranberry, creamy paperwhites, creamy vanilla orchid, crystal amber, Egyptian jasmine, floral, freesia, fruity, G, Gwen Stefani, Harajuku Lovers, Harajuku Lovers perfume, heliotrope, hinoki wood, honeysuckle, jasmine, jasmine petals, Jasmine Sambac, Lil' Angel, living hydroponic lace rose, lollipop accord, Love, magnolia, magnolia vapor, mandarin, Music, musk, nectarine blossom, New, orange flower, peach, pear, pear blossom, petally ylang, pineapple, pink pomelo, pomelo, raspberry, Sensual Musk, skin musk, soft wood, sparkling bergamot, sparkling pear, sugared rose, sweet pea, tiare flower, vanilla, violet, watery peony, white musk, white rose, white sandalwood, woods
Coming in September 2008, Harajuku Lovers perfume by Gwen Stefani! Five scents will be released in this line, all available in two sizes (10 mL and 30 mL) and in solid perfume form (as a set of all five). Each fragrance is molded after Gwen’s four real-life Harajuku girls (Love, [Lil’] Angel, Music, and Baby). The fifth scent shall represent their leader, “G.”
The bottles are two-piece “dolls” that are molded according to their real life Harajuku counterpart, making displaying these on your vanity counter that much more fun.
Below is what you can expect out of each of these scents:
Love — a floral with notes of bergamot, pomelo (citrus, a little like grapefruit), peach, rose, jasmine, orchid and musk
Lil’ Angel — a fruity floral with with notes of different berries (raspberry, cranberry, blackberry), pineapple, rose and amber
Music — a floral with notes of clementine, pear, jasmine, sweet pea, honeysuckle, vanilla and musk
Baby — a powder musk with freesia, bergamot, rose, jasmine, musk, heliotrope, vanilla and violet
G — a food lover’s fragrance with mandarin, coconut, apple, freesia and sandalwood
Continue reading for more specific details on what notes to expect! Continue reading
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: feminine, floral, fresh, Gucci, Gucci Envy Me, jasmine, Litchi, peony, pineapple, Pink Musk, pink pepper, pomegranate, powdery, sandalwood, Sensual Musk, seringa, sophisticated, Teakwood, White Tea
NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): Peony, Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Litchi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Pink Musk, Seringa, White Tea, Sandalwood, Teakwood, Sensual Musk.
I purchased Gucci Envy Me after reading a few online reviews. I, like always, was on the quest to find a new perfume favorite, and everything I read about this fragrance seemed like it would be right up my alley. When I received it in the mail, however, I smelled it in the bottle, and disregarded it for several months. What was I thinking?
CLASSIFICATION: Feminine, floral, fresh, sophisticated, very slightly powdery
AGE GROUP: Perfect for anyone
SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A
FORM: Eau de Toilette