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FLEUR DE PARFUM
I got something new and here is what I found out about it. free, modern and feminin. in 2008 CHLOÉ created a unique rose, radiant and fresh with lots of grace. it was very distinctive so much that it became the olfactory signature of the CHLOÉ fashion label. this special flower is the perfect symbol for delicateness and natural elegance, which make the creations of CHLOÉ so desirable.
CHLOÉ – fleur de parfum
the rose of CHLOÉ has many facets. in the last 8 years this rose scent has always been construed and presented in new dimensions but always kept its distinct CHLOÉ touch. today there is a new varation of this iconic rose gracing the gardens of CHLOÉ: FLEUR DE PARFUM. this scent tells a completely new olfactory story and concentrates on the heart of the flower, the source of the rich and velvety fragrance. CHLOÉ fleur de parfum is pure sensuality.
CHLOÉ fleur de parfum is a generous bouquet solely made out of the delicate and precious components of the flowers, their hearts. artistically composed by the master perfumers Michel Almairac and Myène Alran to create an exclusive perfume.
the main piece-rate is coming from the heart of the rose. unexpectedly it develops a light touch that reminds of the scent of raspberries. never before has the CHLOÉ rose presented itself in such a fruity way. the heart of verbena adds a glowing fresh and green dimension and refines the luxurious heart of the rose. the heart of the cherry blossom mixes with milky almond notes. full of sweetness and lust they elegantly top off the composition.
a new hue for a perfume icon. FLEUR DE PARFUM remains true to the characteristic flacon of the CHLOÉ signature line. the tender beige and ivory scent presents itself with a touch of pink. the delicate hues that shimmer trough the glas of the flacon are typically CHLOÉ and also they picked up the handmade bow. the luxurious flacon kept its characterisitc look: the geometric form, the silver shining metal label, the rounded oval cap and the tender pleated glas represents the perfect elegance of CHLOÉ.
since fall 2015 actress and model DREE HEMINGWAY is the face for the CHLOÉ fragrances. for the new FLEUR DE PARFUM she was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. the impressive black and white photo perfectly captures the esprit of CHLOÉ.
EAU DE PARFUM 30ml around 97 CHF
EAU DE PARFUM 50ml around 128 CHF
EAU DE PARFUM 75ml around 151 CHF
available from SEPTEMBER 2016 in all the shops that sell CHLOÉ fragrances online and in-store. I absolutely love the CHLOÉ fragrances and was super happy to receive this PR sample. it is nevertheless not a sponsored post 🙂 I am a huge fan of the original CHLOÉ eau de parfum and the new EAU DE PARFUM is great for the days when I need a bit more energy.
NEWS FOR MEN
there are two new things for men that I wanna show you today!
MICHAEL KORS for men
eau de toilette spray 40ml
texture style sign 4 roughman
matte cream paste (hair)
so lets start with the MICHAEL KORS fragrance, its a nice every day scent not too fresh and also not too warm, a great mix. I am having a hard time describing scents and I think its always best to try a new fragrance on your skin. we are all unique and the same fragrance can smell a lot different on you than on me. check your next parfum shop, it might be something for your christmas wishlist. the other item I wanna introduce today is called texture style sign roughman 4 – what a name.. but it works. Cristian has been using it for the last couple of weeks and he loves it. before using this product he was using DAX WAX (the red one) and zest by LUSH but I think this time we will have to repurchase this bugger as the price/quality is a tiny bit better. I know you should not compare apples and lemons and I am aware that LUSH products have a more sustainable organice philosophy than the GOLDWELL products. but you gotta use what you like best, right? (100g – 28.80 CHF zest LUSH / 100ml – GOLDWELL 24.00 CHF)
BODY SCRUB TIME
I am sure some of you might wonder why this post is in the lifestyle category. so let’s consider having a nice and soft skin as a lifestyle. I do and I wish you would agree. : ) body scrubs, exfoliators or peelings are basically the same, there are just different names used. try to use one where there are no plastic balls involved because it is not good for the planet and also not good for your skin.
M.ASAM has amazing body scrubs and I have tested some and I gotta to say: I found a favorite among them. my favorite one is called BROWN SUGAR. unfortunately I could not find it anymore on their online shop, but they have a very similar one that you can check here >> another one I have tried by M.ASAM is called 2015 and is a very nice slightly powdery fragranced scrub. the last one I have tried by them is called DREAM OF ROSES and I was only able to find the body cream – check here >> the cool thing about M.ASAM is that they sell scrubs and creams from the same fragrance and line. after the peeling I love using the same fragranced cream.
at M.ASAM you can customize the stick on label by adding text to the two bottom lines. also there are options to choose different background images. check the example here >> this makes it a very great CHRISTMAS present!
in the image above you can see a blue scrub (top) thats the one by CLINIQUE and I have used that one in summer a lot, it is a cool and fresh body scrub called SPARKLE SKIN BODY EXFOLIATOR this product is great for men and women as it has no fragrance. the other two are by M.ASAM. the middle one is DREAM OF ROSES and the bottom one is BROWN SUGAR. unforutnately I used up the 2015 body scrub already during summer but you can see the packaging in the photo below. for sure I will be talking about it in my next EMPTIES video on youtube.
how often and what for?
I use a body scrub every other day. in summer I like a cooling fresh one and in winter I like a nice warm scented one. in spring I use body scrubs before fake tanning but in general I think it is great to remove the old dead pieces of skin. after showering with a body scrub my skin feels amazingly soft and smooth. especially my ellbow, knees and heels like an extra scrub. body scrubs are great for men and women and I am sure that you will find something nice for you.
L’EAU D’ISSEY – NEWS
there is a new fragrance in the shops – the new SUMMER EDITION of the well known L’EAU D’ISSEY. and I have more news for you, there is also a new L’EAU D’ISSEY that is called CITY BLOSSOM by Mademoiselle Maurice.
the bottle of the summer edition looks very similar to the regular one but the scent of the is a bit lighter and more floral. the CITY BLOSSOM has a less sweet and less floral base and is a bit more herbal. again I have to admit that I am very bad at discribing scents. : ) this post should tell you that there is something new in the shops and is not a review about the products.
I was a big fan of the L’EAU D’ISSEY scent when I was around 16 and I can still bring back memories by smelling it. somehow I grew out of the scent and I am not wearing it anymore but with the new CITY BLOSSOM this might change it 🙂 I have only smelled it but not worn it yet. lets see it and you guys should see for yourself – visit your next shop and ask for the new summer edition. I am curious if you like it. X
SUN BATH MEN
there is a new JIL SANDER summer fragrance: SUN BATH MEN!
read more about it here »
a new fragrance – PARADISO
thank you ROBERTO CAVALLI I finally found a fragrance of yours that I really like. I dont know if that is just me but all the CAVALLI fragrances before were too sweet and fruity for me. BUT this one has the right amount of freshness that I seek in a perfume. I am not really great with describing scents so I think the best thing to do is go to the next shop like MANOR or GLOBUS and check it out for yourself. I am now enjoying the beautiful sun and I am almost feeling like I am inside the PARADISO.
HAPPY THURSDAY <3
OOH YES BABY!
this is my new favorite fragrance! B. by Balenciaga Paris created by Alexander Wang and Domitille Bertier from IFF. what a lovely fragrance one for every day including the special days too.
I am so happy to already have this before its in the shop so I can tell you how great it is and that I am more than sure that this will be a big must have fragrance in the future. everytime I am wearing this – and this is almost every second day – I get a compliment on my fragrance followed by the question what it is that I am wearing. I had to give some to my mom as she already loves it too and I got one of these tiny containers where you can fill in the fragrance – these little spray containers come in very handy when you travel with hand luggage. what I find really funny is that the fragrance transforms in two different ways after wearing it on the skin for a moment – either the fresh, green note lingers around or the warm and almost powdery touch stays more present. in my case it was the fresh green part that lasted and with my mom it was the opposite. another thing that I wanna say is even though this parfum is actually created for women it could also be a more unisex fragrance BUT one has to like a quiet dominant floral scent.
head note: soy bean, lilly of the valley
heart note: orris root, cedarwood
base note: musk, cashmerewood
the fragrance will be exclusively sold at Marionnaud starting March 14, 2015
the campaign was photographed by Steven Klein and shows a classic portrait of the model Anna Ewers. she was styled by Vanessa Traina and had her makeup done by Diane Kendal and her hair were styled by Didier Malige it took place in New York and I almost could not believe – it was taken on December 11, 2013 – yes, thats quiet some time ago.
unfortunately the fragrance is not a very cheap one here you can see a list of prices:
Eau de parfum 75ml 175 CHF
Eau de Parfum 50ml 145 CHF
Eau de Parfum 30ml 89 CHF
Body Lotion 200ml 71.50 CHF
Shower Gel 200ml 65.00 CHF
Clara and John Molloy founded MEMO in 2007 after they met eachother on a chairlift in 2005. they have traveled together and experienced many nice things and that was the start of their collection – they discovered eleven scents and created these gorgeous fragrances for their collection. they both see a fragrance or scent as a magical journey and the flacon as the aim of that very trip.
LALIBELA – a mystical rose
the scent of yoyous fervor.
MANOA – city of gold and opoponax
manoa is the house of the sun, a living fruit that offers its opoponax nectar only to the most adventurous.
SHAMS OUD – an oud in the house of sun
The only guide in the house of the sun is the haunting music of oud, its main chords of Tonka bean, its dreams of wood and its promises of glorious love.
LUXOR OUD – oud from the pharaons
the marriage of wood and rose under pharaoh’s whip and sceptre.
QUARTIER LATIN – parisian papers
heart of paris that flutters in a latin fire.
IRISH LEATHER – wind of leather the leather gathers in the wind, the grass warms with the wood – Irish leather gallops off into the horizon.
ITALIAN LEATHER – dolce leather
it teams the simplicity of green tomato leaf with the sophisticated beauty of leather, myrrh and vanilla absolute – a lucid dream.
FRENCH LEATHER – a rose affair
being right, knowing the right moment to undress – musk – kissing.
I got the MEMO discovery voyage – FOUR – that contains 8 x 2ml samples and my favorite one is: FRENCH LEATHER! every sample comes with the list of ingredients and the description of the fragrant journey. read more about MEMO << here
thank you very much for inviting me to the event at parfumerie hyazinth and also for the lovely talk I had with Clara and John. <3
all of the eleven fragrances can be bought >> here
nothing brand new but rather new. the thomas sabo fragrances CHARM ROSE and CHARM ROSE INTENSE are available since mid of October for 39.90 CHF.
here is what I read about it: “the very first THOMAS SABO CHARM CLUB fragrance is the culmination of all CHARM CLUB collections – CHARM ROSE Eau de Parfum. a fragrance all about Luck, Fashion, Love & Passion. in addition to the pleasurably fresh top note and the sensual base note, the heart of this scent is a dazzling bouquet of rare roses. The 1950s style bottle with its silver cap and small pendant is a real gem, as well as the exquisite CHARM CLUB style packaging with satin lining. The charming extra: you can use the ribbon with the sweet rose pendant perfectly as a hair band.”
I can totally agree with them about the rather fresh top note and the very sensual base note with lots of roses in between. I am totally in love with tha packaging and can only welcome tiny parfum bottles for my bag on the go! a fragrance for the special everyday!
SIMPLY by JIL SANDER
the newest fragrance by JIL SANDER is called SIMPLY and I think this name suits the scent perfectly! It is a very feminine ladylike scent and made for the fall winter season.
Christoph Raynaud created this beautiful fragrance – he says: “SIMPLY Jil Sander is worn like a beautiful garment, a second skin sillage that complements her “to-go” trouser suits and distinguishes her incredibly stylish look.“ and I couldnt agree more! It indeed is a scent that makes you ready to go. it is one of these scents that you can not wear with a too simple outfit as the fragrance askes for more – at least thats how I experience SIMPLY.the design of the bottle is very clear and pure with black and gold – a very minimalist look just like JIL SANDER!
A NEW FRAGRANCE
by L’Occitane and it is called EAU DE CADE – visit your next shop and see if that might be something for you!
Calvin Klein REVEAL
something new! Calvin Klein will launch its newest fragrance called REVEAL in September 2014, September, 15, 2014, to be precise. Solar Oriental is a new category and it combines the menly freshness with the warm curves of a lady. I absolutely love it. It is the perfect combination of sweet, fresh and floral.
top notes: salt, pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper
heart notes: orris (iris), gray amber, solar-chord
base notes: sandalwood, Cashmeran, vetiver
I have been wearing this fragrance for the last couple of days and I am surprised that I can still smell the fragrance during the day. where as usually I can not smell my fragrance after a couple of hours because my nose already got used to it. If you have the chance go and check it out in September, I am sure you will love it as it combines so many different scents! let me know what you think once you have tried it, I am always curious what other people think 🙂
Eau de Parfum Spray
Sensual Shower Gel
Sensual Body Lotion
LADY MILLION EAU MY GOLD
LADY MILLION EAU MY GOLD
by Paco Rabanne – 80ml Eau de Toilette Natural Spray
mmhhmm! I like it! thanks for sending me this new fragrance by Paco Rabanne with the beautiful cocktail glasses – it makes me feel like a princess! I feel it is very hard to describe a scent but anyway I will give it a try. It has a fresh almost fruity touch but not too much and has a beautiful floral scent. Its a fragrance for the moments in which you need an egoboost! put on your favorite outfit and wear the LADY MILLION EAU MY GOLD and feel like a diamond!
there is a special LADY MILLION cocktail that I ofcourse had to try, not for me but for friends. let me share the recipe with you:
Half a passion fruit
4 drops of Spanish Bitters
4 drops of orange blossom extract
2 cl squeezed lemon
1.5 cl agave syrup
1 teaspoon of home-made barley water
4 cl cognac
CHEERS ladies and gentlemen! xx
LANCASTER sun control
SPF 50 yes, I am not kidding. We all have to be careful with our skin! Some of you may say: but then you will not get tanned.. hmm, I will get my tan for sure, also with SPF 50, but I will also make sure that my skin still looks lovely when I am 40+
Lancaster was so nice to let me try these new SUN CONTROL products – thank you so much! so let me introduce the new LANCASTER sun control collection with infrared technology and DNA expert:
#Anti-Wrinkles & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Radiant Glow Cream SPF50+
#Anti-Ageing & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Uniform Tan Milk SPF50
#Anti-Wrinkles & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Radiant Glow Fluid SPF50
this weekend was the first time I have used these products as it finally was sunny again in Basel, Switzerland. On Saturday and Sunday I applied the #Anti-Ageing & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Uniform Tan Milk SPF50 to my arms and legs. It smells soooo good! Since years I am using the LANCASTER sun products and I m so attached to its smell. when I smell my skin it brings back my summerholiday memories from sunny California or beautiful Barcelona. It just instantly brings me into a happy summermood! my skin is very pale compared to how tanned I am in summer so I am thinking about trying the LANCASTER self tanning products. I will keep you updated about that. 🙂 so now back to the SUN CONTROL products. On Saturday I applied the #Anti-Wrinkles & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Radiant Glow Cream SPF50+ to my face and neck – the skin absorbs the cream really fast and it leaves a beautiful glow. Yesterday, Saturday I used the #Anti-Wrinkles & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Radiant Glow Fluid SPF50 allover my face and neck – and this will be my go-to Sun Screen for this Spring/Summer. I love the texture, its light and easy to apply under my foundation or BB Cream. As soon as my face is a bit tanned I dont wear foundation too often. I prefer to wear something lighter like a BB or CC Cream or sometimes I just use a bit of Bronzer and thats it! So I have to say that I am really happy with the results of these products. my favorites are the #Anti-Ageing & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Uniform Tan Milk SPF50 and #Anti-Wrinkles & Dark Spots Sun Sensitive Skin Radiant Glow Fluid SPF50 – I would definitely repurchase these two products!
tips and tricks!
I prefer to apply the sunscreen (body) before I get dressed, like this I make sure that none of the products gets on my clothes and I am also sure that the Sunscreen got absorbed by my skin before exposed to sunlight. I apply the Sunscreen (face) before my moisturizer. I read an interresting article on howstuffworks (link) and I came to the conclusion that it actually doesnt matter in which order you apply the moisturizer and sunscreen, as long as you use both.
What do you think?
Have you tried the LANCASTER sun Control Products?