Review: Lanvin – Modern Princess Eau de Parfum


The division of Lanvin Perfumes releases Modern Princess setting the new phase of Lanvin perfumes. Lanvin reveals the new, contemporary perception of a female as a defiant traveler of the independent and unconventional. She is fascinating, wild and very sensual; she utilizes her own spontaneity, playing with mystery and assurance. Never becoming hostage of anything, neither for anybody she sets her own fate, her liberty is treasured.

Christophe Raynaud of Firmenich the perfume creator explains it as an attractive floral aroma rich in structure, feeling and sensorial orientated, influenced by the red color. The perception of red is associated to passion, sensuality and intensity. It’s the color of love, and also an image of the forbidden. It is utterly captivating and exciting, extremely seductive like an addictive fruit.

Exploring the concentration of Lanvin Modern Princess the opening notes are fresh, energizing and youthful with delicious Pink Lady apple and red currant. The heart notes are more feminine; where a twofold identity of jasmine, subtle and voluptuous at the same time, mixes with freesia flower. In the dry down, the foundation notes signify powerful femininity with velvety white musk, magnificent blonde woods and sensual vanilla orchid.

The structure of the fabulous looking bottle for Modern Princess Perfume is the works of Carre Basset and is adorned with a golden chain under the cap while the aroma comes in a red packaging with white logo imprints.

Spanish model Steffy Argelich is the face of the perfume in the advertising and marketing campaign.


Review: J’adore – Eau de Toilette by Christian Dior


I got this one recently and I love it! I don’t know what it is about J’adore line, but I think every flanker in this series is so well structured and high-quality… Honestly, I prefer the flankers than the original EDP.

J’adore Lumiere EDT is a high-quality citrusy-floral scent. Yes, it resembles the original EDP, but on top of that also it’s more fresh, less intense than the classic… At the beginning you can smell lovely citrus accord (mainly due to the blood orange note), it quickly fades away though and we are left with the floral, feminine, classy scent, which lasts for hours.

It certainly makes a great summer scent, but I also intend to wear it during fall and spring. Francois Demachy did a great job again!


Review: La Petite Robe Noire – Guerlain


I just received this fragrance a few weeks ago but I wanted to wait and review it after I had tested it properly.I have now worn this three times in mild fall weather and this fragrance is absolutely beautiful for gourmand lovers.You can really smell all the notes in this however the one note that I can’t really pick up on my skin is the rose.

The cotton candy note is high quality and blended well with the typical Guerlain creamy vanilla note.The blueberry is very noticeable but its not a fresh blueberry it is a warm blueberry jam or sauce warming on a pan.I can’t believe the people complaining about the longevity of this because on my dry skin this has amazing longevity.I spray once on the neck and once on the stomach and this lasts ALL day.

The dry down is beautiful.The sandalwood vanilla and white musk is rather woody and heavy.I don’t think I would wear this in the summer as it would be way to sweet but worn fall through spring is perfect.Cotton candy is one of my favourite smell but I wanted a grown up cotton candy and they git this one absolutely right in my humble opinion!This is creamy warm balsamic and woodsy with a whimsical dose of blueberry cotton candy woven through the composition.

I would wear this out at night because its rather dressy and sophisticated.So if your like me and like class but have a whimsical eclectic streak as well def try this fragrance its high quality ingredients are smooth and utterly charming and classy!This is a strong love for me and the bottle is adorable.This is Parisienne perfume at its finest!


Review: Eau de Karma – THOMAS SABO


Jewelry designer Thomas Sabo presents a new fragrance inspired by his collection of Karma beads. Eau de Karma is a new pillar in his fragrance collection, released in September 2015.

Eau de Karma is a subtle floral – fruity cocktail which supposedly brings harmony, balance and positive energy. It opens with accords of black currant, apple and freesia. Flowers of lotus, peony and rose essence are in the heart. The base ends with warm and velvety amber, cedar and musk.

Within the square bottle is a pink quartz stone that symbolizes love, believed to open the heart and boost confidence. The bottle is closed by a large cap in the form of Om-bead.

The face of the perfume is Chloe Lloyd. The fragrance is available as Eau de Parfum.




The Top 5 Fragrances And Perfumes Of All Time

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People love perfume. It is no doubt that the perfume industry worldwide makes around ten billion dollars every year. Perfume has been there for a very long time. Because people love to always smell good, perfume manufacturers always try to come up with a fragrance that would smell appealing to people.

Through the years, several brands of perfumes have been introduced to the market. All seem to smell good. However, there are only some that remain in the market and have been all-time favorites by many people and are even worn and endorsed by some of the famous and well-known personalities in the world.

The taste for perfume is different for everybody. Some like strong and some like mild. Despite this fact, the tastes for perfumes always have a point where almost everybody’s tastes seem to meet and compliment. These are irregardless of price because both ordinary and above ordinary like them. People of the past and present never grow tired of them. Below are the top 5 noted perfumes for women of all time. These are not in particular order.

* Chanel No. 5
It was created by Coco Chanel in 1921. One of the most famous personalities who claim to love this perfume much is none other than Marilyn Monroe. In an interview, she said she wouldn’t wear any perfume to bed but Chanel No. 5. This perfume has stayed popular through the years not only because Marilyn Monroe or other celebrities endorsed it. It’s the classic powdery scent and staying power that makes it a favorite and remain up to this very day.

* L’heure Bleu
It was created by Guerlain long before other perfumes were created. Its name means the blue hour. This perfume has a sweeter fragrance that creates its delightful scent. This is perfect for both young and old.

* Creed Tuberose Indiana
It was created in 1980 and until now, many women including well-known celebrities go after it. Its fruity and citrus scent that creates a sexy feeling is loved by Madonna, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Goldie Hawn and others.

* Bulgary Pour Femme
It is one of the most original scents of Bulgari which was created in 1994. The scent is perfect for a free spirited woman. Its scent has a blend of jasmine, orange blossom and violet. This blend creates a floral scent which is loved by Whitney Houston, Lisa Kudrow and others.

* Christian Dior Eau de Dolce Vita
This citrus floral and happy scent was created by Christian Dior. Known to anyone, particularly celebrities such as Charlize Theron and Kristin Scott Thomas, this perfume created in 1998 creates an exquisite scent of femininity.

Perfumes are not only created for women. Men also have passion for perfumes. Since men, do not wear cosmetics like women do, they invest much into perfume which is considered as their main cosmetic. Like women’s perfume, several brands have come and go but there are these perfumes that men love most. Below are the top 5 perfumes for men in no particular order.

* Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Night
Though it was launched only in 2003, this perfume has a blend of spice and aromatic woods and grapefruit that creates a masculine effect has soared high in the market. It is worn by many male celebrities particularly. This is perfect for older and younger men. It is highly recommended to be worn on daytime.

* Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren
With its clean scent, it is perfect for men always on the go. It was introduced in 1978 and until now, men still go for this all time favorite scent. It’s a classic scent that never really grows old.

* Hugo Boss for Men
This fragrance is perfect for men full of energy. The blend of fruits and spices conveys freshness bound by a masculine effect.

* Cool Water Cologne Eau De Toilette Spray for men by Davidoff
With its cool scent, most men prefer using this Davidoff created fragrance. It was created in 1988 blending the finest of rosemary, sage and coriander accented with amber and oak wood. This finest blend created a scent perfect for everyday use.

* Eternity Cologne Eau De Toilette Spray for men by Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein launched this perfect scent for men in 1989. It contains the contrasting blend of sweet and spicy aromas that create a cool masculine effect to those who use it.

Fragrance indeed is a personal choice. You should pick one that smells good on you. The above mentioned top 5 perfumes for men and women are just guide to help you pick you’re your choice. Many men and women, not to mention different famous people in the world have liked them making them the top 5 among many other brands. Your choice might be the same as theirs.

All You Need To Know About Fragrances And Perfumes


Why do people use perfume? Men and women alike have their own purposes for using fragrances. Some just like to smell good, and smelling good enhances their own well-being. Some use perfume to make a grand statement as they enter a room and to leave an impression as they go out. Some enhance their own natural scent with perfume so they would be seductive and appealing to the opposite sex. There are many reasons as to why people use fragrances.

Unique Signature Scents

When you buy perfumes, however, you have to be careful. It is very unwise to just pick up a bottle and head off to the counter to buy that fragrance. You have to test it on your skin first. Not only is it possible that you could be allergic to some perfumes, but a fragrance that smells nice on one person will not smell the same on you.

There is something that biochemists and manufacturers of perfumes alike call the signature scent. This signature scent refers to the particular chemical makeup of the body, which dictates how our skin will take to any fragrance that we apply onto it. We all have unique signature scents because it is determined by our particular lifestyle habits and choices, diet, the medication that we take if we are taking any, our skin type and coloring, and many other factors. Thus, because of signature scent, a specific fragrance will smell differently on different people.

The Three Elements of Fragrance

The scent of a perfume is determined by three elements: the theme of the fragrance, its notes and its concentration. Knowing about these three elements can help you decide on which would be the best perfume that would suit you and your personality.

Theme is what creates variation among fragrances. It is also called accord and is dependent on the base upon which the perfume is formulated, and there are four common bases used in formulating perfumes. These four are:

* Citrus – created from fruits rich in citric acid, like oranges, bergamots and lemons, always light and fresh-smelling.
* Earth – lends an air of mystery upon the wearer, formulated from minerals or from non-flowering plants such as cinnamon, vanilla, honey and sandalwood.
* Musk – always considered sexy and alluring, and though previously made from the sacs of animals such as the civet and the Asian musk deer, they are now created synthetically.
* Floral – the most common theme among perfumes; as the name suggests, they are made from the essence of flowers and are often strong, clinging and sweet.

The notes of a perfume, on the other hand, are what are known as the impressions of the fragrance. It is the lingering air left by the perfume as it evaporates from the skin. All scents have three notes, called the top, the heart and the base.

* Top note – the instant impression created by the fragrance. It is supposed to attract people to the scent, but it quickly dissipates.
* Heart note – called the body of the perfume, the perfume’s essence. It tells the smeller what the fragrance is supposed to be about.
* Base note – the scent that lingers after the top note and the heart note evaporates. It is the main message of the perfume.

The last element to be considered is the concentration of the perfume. Concentration indicates how pure the perfume is, or the amount of perfume oil added into the fragrance. The purest perfume is known to be extremely volatile and can cause irritations when applied right onto the skin. To prevent this and to allow users to enjoy fully the fragrance, perfume oils are mixed into ethanol, with water sometimes added in.

Perfume extracts are the most concentrated among fragrances. They are meant to be used sparingly and only on the body’s pulse points. Coming after perfume extracts in terms of concentration is the eau de parfum, and after that, the eau de toilette. These two are often sprayed all over the body. The least concentrated of fragrances is the eau de cologne.

Tips on How to Buy Perfume

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when buying a scent for yourself.

1. Never buy a scent just because you liked how it smelled on someone else. Remember that our signature scent is uniquely our own, so what may smell good on others may not be as good on our skin.

2. Never be in a rush when buying perfume. The best way to test a fragrance is to spray some on your wrist and let it linger for 30 minutes. It usually takes a scent to display all its three notes within 30 minutes. If you like what you smell on yourself after that time, go ahead and buy the fragrance.

3. Always get a scent that expresses your personality. You should always think of the fragrances you wear as extensions of yourself.

4. Always remember that the chemical makeup of a perfume is delicate. Therefore, never store your fragrances in extremely cold or extremely hot places, or where they can be caught by direct sunlight.

5. Never hoard your perfumes or else they will just evaporate.