Fragrance

By Candice Sabatini

Along with personally giving me a brand new mesmerizing perfume that I’ve been practically bathing in, Womanity by Thierry Mugler is giving back to others. Oh wait…. I AM bathing in it… constantly, and now you can too. The new fragrance, launched this summer, is causing quite the buzz. Its unusual notes of fig, caviar and fig wood, softly combine for a milky sweet and marine experience. The irresistible, feminine scent, housed in an “I’m most definitely saving this forever” bottle, is donating to a worthy cause. During October, all proceeds from the sales of the Womanity Bath and Body Collection will go to Look Good, Feel Better, a free support program that helps those with cancer improve their appearance and self-esteem. We all know that when we look better, we feel better. Give a helping hand, while also indulging your fragrance passions with the Perfumed Shower Gel, Perfumed Body Milk or Perfumed Body Cream.

Available: Bloomingdale’s and http://www.bloomingdales.com

Oftentimes, the most charitable giving is an outgrowth from personal experience. Such is the case with Laura Slatkin, creator of award winning Nest Fragrances and wife of candle king Harry Slatkin. The couple’s nine year old son, David, has autism, and the two have dedicated time and money into research of this disease. Laura and Harry founded the New York Center for Autism (NYCA) which is dedicated to autism education, community outreach, and advancing biomedical research. Additionally, Laura is on the board of Autism Speaks, the largest autism and advocacy organization in the US. You can help too. Laura has created the Blue Garden Candle, the proceeds of which will benefit Autism Speaks. The lovely fragrant candle blends blue hydrangea, hyacinth, forget-me-nots, and fresh green notes with a dewdrop accord.

Available: Neiman Marcus and http://www.neimanmarcus.com

Summer is gone, but you can still enjoy the scent of a flower garden indoors with this home ambiance fragrance from Antica Farmacista. The floral bouquet will help you stave off winter a little while longer as the scent of peony, gardenia and rose reminds you of summer pleasures. During the month of October, 100% of the profits from this luscious scent will be donated to the Cancer Support Community for breast cancer research, which is a newly formed non-profit organization formed when Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Community joined together to fight, fight, fight this disease.

Available: http://www.anticafarmacista.com

Aussie makeup artist Sue Devitt launched her first fragrance this fall. Named Golden Temple Effusion and inspired by the bamboo forests of Thailand’s Golden Triangle, the limited edition eau de toilette has delicate botanical notes of deep rainforest woods, wild lily and red berries. Sue’s a supporter of the Blue Planet Network which is an organization working to create safe water in rural communities of developing nations. A percentage of the proceeds from this new fragrance will be donated to help bring safe drinking water to Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle region.

Available: Barneys and http://www.barneys.com

I love the convenience of a scent in a roller ball and these little fun ones from Pacifica are small in price and big on adorable packaging. Choose from French lilac, Mediterranean fig, Tahitian gardenia, or the newest, Indian Coconut Nectar just to name a few. Throughout the entire year, Pacifica donates 1% to The Riles Organization that works with English and Spanish speaking counties to protect public health and the environment. The organization supports non-polluting methods and technologies for sustainable development.

Available: http://www.pacificaperfume.com

What are you waiting for? Start shopping!

Originally published October 2010
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