Fragrance

By Yasmin Jorge

The holidays are about gleeful anticipation – wearing dazzling frocks with jeweled pumps and clutches, mingling with gorgeous company at joyous events, and savoring decadent cuisine and spirits. Dainty Mrs. Claus, have you made your selection of seasonal fragrances to match this festive occasion? After all, when Santa is done working, you’re both heading out for a grand night. Unlike little children, you don’t have to be that good!

Just in time for the party, Merle Norman Cosmetics has launched the new Hussy Fragrance Holiday Gift Set. The robust alluring scent features a seductive blend of fruits, floral and amber notes, and will pair smartly with any cocktail dress. The set is beautifully packaged in vibrant holiday-perfect red and includes a full-size Hussy Eau de Parfum, limited-edition portable Hussy Eau de Parfum Rollerball, and a generous travel-size uber-silky Hussy Body Cream. You’re a sophisticate wearing this Hussy. Available at local Merle Norman Studios nationwide. Visit http://www.merlenorman.com for store locations or call 1-800-40-Merle to order.

Designer Dennis Basso has also just launched his first fragrance sold exclusively through QVC. And we’re ready to buy it. The ultra-subtle scent is made from Italian bergamot, which delivers a citrus note, and French tuberose, a womanly classic with floral notes reminiscent of the South of France. It is finished with warm cashmere woods that envelop you like a cozy vintage stole. The swank fragrance bottle is adorned with Basso’s personal touch – a tasteful edge of faux fur.

Every woman adores Isaac Mizrahi, as he’s a colorful designer with eccentricity to match. His premiere FABULOUS Isaac Mizrahi Eau de Parfum is sheer delight. Luminous juicy fruits, like mandarin and nectarine, along with sparkling bergamot, enhance the top notes. A bouquet of flowers – including enticing jasmine sambac, tuberose, and peony – capture the heart of the scent and feminine tonality. The endnotes are a combination of warm vanilla, blond woods, and sensuous patchouli balanced with a mix of smooth sandalwood and creamy musk. The fragrance bottle features an unexpected tilted neck on a retro-chic pink atomizer sprinkled with pink polka dots on the collar. The look beckons the scent – stylish, crisp and fun – and fabulous from Isaac of course!

Dennis Basso and FABULOUS Isaac Mizrahi are both available through the beauty department at QVC – http://www.qvc.com.

With these holiday fragrance picks, Mrs. Claus is now under the mistletoe with Santa smelling festive and flirty.

Originally published December 2012
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