Caudalie’s trio of “scents from the vine” fragrance was created by Mathilde Thomas to capture the tantalizing aroma of strolling through her vineyard at dawn, noon and dusk. Each scent has it’s own distinctive lure, and can impart a little bit of summer as you wistfully transition to fall fragrances. Fleur de Vigne bolsters the <... >
Grove New York Eau de Parfum is a uniquely summery scent featuring Palm Beach Orange Flower blended with spicy, warm Bermudian Bay Rum. Fresh, with a touch of warmth; sultry, yet also innocently playful. Grove intoxicates with a mellow, languid, lingering sense of summer ease that’s …this cocktail is at first as bracing as it <... >
Mists, sprays, splashes, oh my! Now that the sizzling summertime is finally here in New York, no city gal wants to irritate her skin with any high-end perfume infused with alcohol and not much else.
In a modern yet complex world, our choices often multiply like mirrored hallways. Is it best to eat whole wheat, or no wheat? Should you toss your microwave, or hoard your artificial sweetener?
Mediterranean legend tells of the beautiful nymph Paeonia, who was so courted and adored by the gods that a jealous goddess turned her into a peony, the “flower with a thousand petals.” Today, the peony is still a Mediterranean treasure, making its annual appearance each May, dressed in all its gorgeous, dazzling colors. Honor Paeonia <... >
In summer everything grows lighter: not just your apparel, your hues, and your purse, but also your fragrance. If weighing your purse down with a big bottle of EDT just doesn’t seem practical, consider the solid fragrance option. A small, more portable perfume in solid form can slip easily into a purse, pocket or beach <... >
CRABTREE & EVELYN IRIS honors and celebrates an exquisite perfumery ingredient cherished since Renaissance times. In particular, Iris pays homage to the enchanting, enticing iris rhizome known as the orris root. It’s at the heart of this sumptuous, sensual, modern floriental. Deliciously and richly playful, Iris has depth and intrigue; a plush cloak of velvet <... >
The first fragrance collection from the Disney Store takes inspiration from some of Disney’s most timeless and beloved characters and stories. The collection includes room sprays, scented candles and premium personal fragrances. Imagination is the first fragrance collection to launch, with the Magic collection to follow in July, and more to come throughout 2011. Imagination, <... >
Ah, May; the time when a woman’s fancy turns to that which is fresh and vibrant; green and new. As old layers are shed, we toss off our cozy wrappings and trappings, leaving behind our spice-warmed elixirs in search of new breezes that sweep us to lighter, brighter realms. Right now we want our world <... >
My mom can be a challenging one to please; the first few times I treated her to flowers for Mother’s Day she semi-complained, “Flowers die, don’t waste your money!”
One of history’s most famous queens may have ended her life thousands of years ago, yet the name “Cleopatra” alone conjures up images of golden chariots, breathtaking costumes, and dashing suitors willing to give everything up for her love. Only Hollywood’s most captivating actresses, like Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina Jolie, could be considered to play <... >
You can’t look at the new Madison Square Park by Bond No. 9 bottle and not smile. The hot pink flacon rocking its funky green rose bracelet (which can also be used as a pin) hits you like a laser eraser and rids you all recent memories of snow boots, Wellies and furry hats. One <... >
April is officially Earth Month, which means it’s time to get eco-conscious! Mother Nature can be any girl’s best friend, especially when there’s plenty of environmentally friendly beauty products on the market.
Appreciating a great perfume is surprisingly similar to appreciating a great book. Actually, fragrances and stories are structurally similar, with a beginning, middle, and end.
With just a hint of spring in the air, this uplifting Clinique trio will see you through winter’s end and well into spring – and may even put a little skip in your step.
Just as running your hands over a really expensive, finely crafted fashion accessory such as a luxurious handbag or a hand-woven silk scarf, experiencing an Ormonde Jayne by Linda Pilkington perfume is a similar experience. The quality is undeniable and a joy to experience. Sadly, the exquisite perfumes aren’t sold in a US shop, but <... >
Queen Marie Antoinette of France lived for only 37 years and although the doomed royal met a grisly end over 200 years ago in 1793, she continues to be one of the most iconic fashionistas to have ever existed. The golden haired royal only wore the newest couture from Parisian designer Rose Bertin, proudly displayed <... >
Lana Turner didn’t have any speaking lines in her first film, 1937′s They Won’t Forget, yet the world would always remember her. The 16-year-old brunette strutted down the streets in a pencil skirt and skintight sweater, instantly launching her rise to stardom. With the help of a glamorous makeover, “the sweater girl,” who was discovered <... >
Iconic French candle maker Cire Trudon has just arrived in Nolita to open its first boutique since 1884 in Paris. But calling Cire Trudon merely a candle shop is like calling Christian Louboutin just a shoe store. These are candles for champagne living! Posh is in Cire Trudon’s roots. Started by entrepreneur Claude Trudon in <... >
We’re in the steel gray days of Winter. Yet as the temperatures drop, my spirits go up because my luxe sweaters and snugly blankets no longer hibernate in storage. I’ve had a decadent few weeks, without a thicker waistline, experiencing fragrances from luxury niche perfumers that pair splendidly with my cold weather essentials. Dawn Spencer <... >