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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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Lancome Magnifique
Lancome Magnifique

Lancome Magnifique

NOTES: mandarin, saffron essence, cumin, cinnamon, Bulgarian Rose essence, absolute of Rose Mai de Grasse, jasmine, Australian Sandalwood essence, Indian nagarmotha, vetiver.

I didn’t know what to expect from this juice when I sampled it, and held absolutely no expectations. I found, in that state of mind, that what I experienced was not a disappointment.

You can sample Magnifique in September’s edition of Glamour magazine, along with several other new and upcoming fragrances.

CLASSIFICATION: Spicy, woody, earthy

AGE GROUP: Mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau de Parfum

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Ed Hardy Love and Luck by Christian Audigier – Coming Soon

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.

Ed Hardy Love and Luck (L-Mens, R-Womens)

Ed Hardy Love and Luck (L-Mens, R-Womens)

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.

Christian Audigier, the man behind the Ed Hardy line

Christian Audigier, the man behind the Ed Hardy line

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.

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Paris Hilton Heiress
Paris Hilton Heiress

Paris Hilton Heiress

NOTES: passion fruit, orange, peach granita, champagne mimosa, star jasmine, tiare flower, ylang-ylang, honeysuckle, dewberry blossom, grenadine, violet leaf, vetiver, tonka, blonde woods

All celebrity jokes aside, the original Paris Hilton fragrance is one of my favorite perfumes, ever. I took it upon myself to sample her collection, and Heiress was the second fragrance I purchased in her line. While I was not nearly as impressed with Heiress, I wasn’t terribly disappointed, either.

CLASSIFICATION: Flirty, fruity, floral, sweet

AGE GROUP: Teen / College

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau de Toilette

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Ralph Lauren Blue
Ralph Lauren Blue

Ralph Lauren Blue

NOTES (as listed on beautyencounter.com): lotus flower, muguet, gardenia, sparkling jasmine accord, pink peony, rose de mai, tuberose, jasmine petals, orange flower, musk, ambrette, sandalwood, mousse de chine, vetiver

At work, a new girl that we had just hired always smelled wonderful to me. I finally asked her one day what she was wearing, and it was Ralph Lauren Blue. It was always in the back of my mind to go out and get it for myself, but I had put it off for years, until about a month ago. Some things just aren’t the same as you remember them…

CLASSIFICATION: floral

AGE GROUP: college, mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Britney Spears Curious

FORM: eau de toilette

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