Scents & Sensibility: The Perfume Edition…
Everyone, from luxury fashion labels to celebrities, have launched new fragrances over the last few months, so we thought we would feature our hot five picks from the perfumes that have recently hit the scene and heightened our senses…
Juicy Couture – Hollywood Royal
One of our absolute favourite perfume brands – Juicy Couture, has released a new scent – Hollywood Royal.
If you’re a fan of the original Viva la Juicy Fragrances, you’ll love the fresh, youthful twist Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal (75ml, $145) brings to the family.
The familiar lush candied apple and sparkling pear are joined by sultry jasmine and gardenia, with dreamy marshmallow. The fruity, creamy notes are what really shine through here. Lovers of sweet scents, rejoice!
This luxurious, flirty and effortlessly sexy fragrance will take you from night to day — literally. Hollywood Royal is incredibly long-lasting, with the initial fruity fragrance giving way to a delicate musky vanilla. And it doesn’t just smell pretty — inspired by the stars of Hollywood Boulevard, the cut glass crystal bottle is adorned with glamorous gold accents. As the weather cools, Hollywood Royal could just be the sweet, youthful and lusciously warm fragrance you’ve been looking for. Available in store now at Farmers, selected pharmacies and department stores.
Elizabeth Arden – Untold Eau Fraiche
Untold Eau Fraiche is the newest edition to the Untold fragrance collection. Made for the vibrant and flirtatious woman who thrives on spontaneity, Eau Fraiche adds an ethereal and uplifting dimension to the Untold family.
With a crisp freshness the portfolio has not yet seen, Eau Fraiche combines vibrant citrus and succulent fruity accents, a luminous floral heart, and sleek woods for a sparkling and alluring signature. Bright and joyful, Eau Fraiche is a whimsically beautiful fragrance that complements the Untold fragrance collection perfectly.
Eau Fraiche follows the same package architecture as the original Untold, with the addition of an aquamarine hue and iridescent carton. This new scent features accents of crisp Sicilian Lemon, and Juicy Pear. A burst of White Tea and Mandarin. Delicate notes of Freesia and Lily of the Valley. Sleek Vetiver wrapped in White Amber and whispers of soft Musk are wrapped in Cashmere Woods.
Available in store now at all Elizabeth Arden counters. RRP (100ml) $119.
Valeur Absolue Confiance
Confiance is the fifth fragrance masterpiece from Valeur Absolue. This new well-being elixir brings that special self-confidence and poise to women through this fabulous new scent.
A recent study conducted by Valeur Absolute showed just how much a lack of confidence can be an obstacle for women. This lack of assurance, even if it’s temporary, makes them act out of character. Aspiring to that famous ‘positive attitude’, which makes life so much easer, they admit to searching for any means or method to counteract this natural self-doubt. This finding was all it took for Valeur Absolue, the brand that has shaped its identity on serenity and greater well-being, to create a fragrance that would offer reassurance and, through its composition, make us invincible.
The Fragrance – a rich and comforting composition with oriental tonalities, inspired by the warm, balsamic and leathery facets of ripe vanilla beans. The Visible Element – orange carnelian keeps negative thoughts at bay, restores concentration and love of life. Valeur Absolue Confiance RRP$ (90ml) $159.
Elie Saab – Resort
A fruity floral fragrance with gourmand top notes, Elie Saab’s limited-edition Resort collection 2015 is unabashedly sweet. Created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, its notes of fig, mandarin, orange blossom, jasmine, frangipani, cedar and amber are intended to create “a fleeting but intense moment filled with nothing but harmony”. Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Toilette Resort Collection 2015. RRP $120 (50ml)
Diana Vreeland – Smashingly Brilliant
Created by perfumer Clement Gavarry alongside the grandson of Diana Vreeland, Smashingly Brilliant is the latest in a line of fragrances made in honour of the former US Vogue editor. Zesty citrus notes and aromatic verbena, basil and juniper berries make an instant impression, before giving way to a drydown of woody notes and a suede accord on the skin. Diana Vreeland Smashingly Brilliant Eau de Parfum. RRP $349 (100ml)
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