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Issey Miyake City Blossom Review

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Press SampleThe limited-edition Issey Miyake City Blossom is a breath of fresh spring air! The goal of the scent is to capture the fragrance of that first spring bloom. To me the scent smells simply clean, like a spring afternoon immediately following a sun-shower. If you’re looking for a scent that embodies the season of Spring, L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette is what you are looking for!

A 1.6 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for #76, a 3 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for $100.

Retailers include Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com, Ulta, Macys.com, and LordandTaylor.com

Keep reading through the jump for my thoughts on the packaging.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more…]

Elie Saab Resort Fragrance

Elie Saab Resort Fragrance Review

Elie Saab Resort Fragrance Review

Press SampleMother’s Day is quickly approaching, and fragrance makes a wonderful gift for Mom!  I was first introduced to Elie Saab Le Parfum recently, and was taken with the sophistication and elegance of the scent.  If you (or Mom) are a fan of Elie Saab, you should definitely check out this new, limited-edition Elie Saab Resort scent. [Read more…]

Emozione By Salvatore Ferragamo

Emozione Review, Salvatore Ferragamo

Emozione Review, Salvatore Ferragamo

Emozione Review, Salvatore Ferragamo

Emozione Review, Salvatore Ferragamo

Press SampleHitting Counters in March 2015, Emozione by Salvatore Ferragamo is clean, sophisticated, and modern.  What type of woman would wear Emozione?  When I experienced Emozione for the first time, my mind conjured an image of a bronzed woman with tousled hair, wearing a white linen suit.  To me the scent is elegant and relaxed at the same time.  If that sounds like a good fit for your personality, Emozione might be your new signature scent!  Click through the jump for more specific details on this fragrance.

Retail prices: 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray $70, 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray $95, and 3.1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray $119.  Retailers will include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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Elie Saab Le Parfum Review

Elie Saab Le Parfum Review

Elie Saab Le Parfum Review

Elie Saab Le Parfum Review

Elie Saab Le Parfum Review

Press SampleWhen it comes to perfume, the surest way to know a winner is that the scent will actually give you a sort of “out of body experience”.  Your mind will be racing and you’ll temporarily forget yourself.  Elie Saab Le Parfum is one of those rare, special fragrances that does exactly that. [Read more…]

Georgia by Robin McGraw

Georgia by Robin McGraw

Georgia by Robin McGraw

Press SampleLaunched at the end of October, is the scent Georgia from Robin McGraw Revelation lifestyle brands. Robin has named the sent Georgia after her charity called “When Georgia Smiled”.  Georgia is a very feminine scent it has notes of Bergamot, Pink freesia, and water Lotus. To me it smells like a floral with a hint of a powdery smell. The scent also contains amber. [Read more…]

Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Holiday

Narcisco Rodriguez For Her, Holiday

Narcisco Rodriguez For Her, Holiday

Narcisco Rodriguez For Her, Holiday

Narcisco Rodriguez For Her, Holiday

Press SampleNarciso Rodriguez For Her is available in limited edition bottles for holiday 2014. The scent is available in two different “flavors”:  an eau de toilette housed in a black bottle and an eau de parfum housed in a pale pink bottle. Each features a bulb spray atomizer perched at the top that reminds me of an atomizer my mom once proudly displayed on top of her dresser in her bedroom. [Read more…]

NARCISO Fragrance Review

Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Review

Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Review

Press SampleWhile not technically part of a holiday collection, I’m going to kick off the holiday shopping season (yes, it’s time) with a NARCISO Fragrance review.  The scent was launched last Spring by the incomparable Narciso Rodriguez. [Read more…]

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense For Men

Paco Rabonne 1 Million For Men, Intense!

Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Intense!

Press SampleLast year I featured Paco Rabanne 1 Million for Men, the original bold fragrance housed in a Gold Bullion container that is sure to make a splash even when just displayed on the vanity.

This year, the brand has introduced 1 Million Intense for Men, so I was curious to sample the product and see just how “intense” the scent was.  My thoughts on the original 1 Million was that it was most certainly intended for a powerful man, so I was quite surprised that intense actually didn’t seem quite so intense!  In fact, I like it even more than the original!  Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense is masculine, but not overpowering, and has a slight hint of sweetness.  Notes are a combination of spicy and citrus.

Retail price is $63 for a 1.7 oz spray, and $84 for a 3.4 oz spray.  Collections and layering options abound!

Retailers include Macys.com, Ulta.com Sephora.com.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Katy Perry’s Killer Queen

Killer Queen, Katy Perry's New Fragrance

Killer Queen, Katy Perry’s New Fragrance

Press Sample

Did any of you ever watch the movie “Death Becomes Her” back in the early 90s?  The concept was just hilarious.  Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep played frenemies with two things in common:  their love interest (Bruce Willis) and the desire to look gorgeous forever.  In the movie, a woman offers Meryl’s character a potion that will leave her forever young, and boy does the bottle of the new Killer Queen fragrance by Katy Perry look just like the magical little vial from that movie! [Read more…]

Modern Muse, Estee Lauder’s Latest!

Estee Lauder Modern Muse, Fall 2013, review, photo

Estee Lauder Modern Muse, Fall 2013

Press SampleIn Estee Lauder’s words, this fragrance is “inspired by the intriguing duality of today’s woman”.  Modern Muse marks the debut of Spokesmodel Arizona Muse for Estee Lauder.

The scent itself immediately blooms like a garden of flowers after application.  Estee Lauder refers to the fragrance as a “lush floral”, and that is a wonderful description!  The scent is sophisticated, elegant, and feminine. If you love florals, Modern Muse is a must-try!

Modern Muse is available now!  Price per bottle: 1 oz. -$58, 1.7 oz. $79, 3.4 oz. $98.

Click HERE to check it out at EsteeLauder.com. Also available at Nordstrom, Saks, Macys, Bloomingales, and other department stores.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.