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Heaven Scent: Top New Fragrances To Covet

Nothing makes you feel more “dressed” than a glam, new fragrance. And the upcoming change of seasons is the perfect time to try something new. Here are SHESAID’s pick of luscious and luxurious, new scents heading to a beauty counter near you.

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1. Supermodel return:
Diary date this one, ladies – to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic perfume, Euphoria, Calvin Klein Fragrances is heralding the return of supermodel Natalia Vodianova. The original face of Euphoria, Vodianova will once more front the new fragrance which debuted globally this month and is coming to Australia this September.

The women’s fragrance, which is said to represent confidence, strength, and femininity, is an addictive oriental composed of exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich creamy signature. Also launching in September is a new limited-edition euphoria Calvin Klein fragrance for women and men, Euphoria Essence Calvin Klein. Stay tuned for more details. Find them all at leading department stores and selected pharmacies nationally.

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2. Lost in a dream: Pretty as a picture, the new Daisy Dream Forever eau de parfum, 50ml, $120, is on-counter from August 3. Inspired by eternal blue skies, the fragrance is aimed at embodying the youthful reverie and ethereal charm of Marc Jacob’s dream girl. A deeper interpretation of the signature fragrance’s key notes of blackberry, blue wisteria and white woods, Daisy Dream Forever is a delightful new addition to any fragrance wardrobe. And I’m loving the elegant, new bottle with its pretty, lace-like, frosted blue daisy details. Find it at leading department stores, Sephora and selected pharmacies nationally. Phone 1800 812 663 for more information.

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3. From Paris with love: This September, Miu Miu’s first fragrance for women will be unveiled, so mark this one down in your diaries too, ladies. With young, sophisticated and graceful French-English actor Stacy Martin as its face, the fragrance is set to prove popular with fashionistas. It comes from Miu Miu designer Miuccia Prada, who is renowned for her vision and aversion to convention. Created by Prada at Paris in 1993, Miu Miu exudes femininity, feminism, luxury and intelligence. Stay tuned for more details.
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4. She’s a haute hippie: The bohemian, new Vera Wang Hippie Princess eau de toilette spray, 50ml, $49, celebrates being spirited, carefree and cool, says its equally hip designer. Hippie Princess, which is the newest fragrance in Wang’s iconic Princess line, is on-counter from August 10, so is something lovely for us perfume fiends to look forward to. It’s an exotic fruity floral and screams spring/summer, huzzah!

The fragrance opens with a playful indulgence of red mango and white freesia, which balance out the juicy notes of apricot nectar and smooth lotus flower at the heart. Soft blonde woods, sheer pink musk and vanilla warm the fragrance as it dries down on the skin. I’m also loving this beautiful bottle design: a cool magenta paisley pattern featuring an over-sized teal heart and shiny gold crown. Find it at Priceline, Chemist Wharehouse and selected pharmacies nationally. Phone 1800 812 663 for more information.

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July 29, 2015

Top 5 Oriental Fragrances

Whether you’re in the market for a new perfume, it’s always best to understand the science behind some of your all-time favourite fragrances. Oriental perfumes are some of the most classic scents since they are distinctly feminine and linger on the skin all day long. Below are some of our top 5 oriental fragrances that you really can’t pass-up.

Tom Ford Fleur de Chine 50ml, $299

A classic oriental fragrance which is for the woman who wants to make a statement with her choice of perfume. Released in 2013 and a little on the pricey side, this fragrance is packed with magnolia, exotic floral notes, hinoki wood and jasmine for a truly individual scent.

L’Eau Diptyque 50ml, $120

Launched in 1968, L’Eau is a unisex scent which is both spicy and soft at the same time. Featuring cinnamon, rose, geranium and sandalwood which easily makes this one of Diptyque’s best sellers.

Coco Mademoiselle EDT 50ml, $159

If you’re looking for a touch of floral in your fragrance, definitely try Coco Mademoiselle. Not only does this fragrance have classic oriental notes but combines a fresh floral scent which isn’t too overpowering either. Featuring patchouli, bourbon vanilla and light musk.

Byredo Black Saffron 100ml, $229

Launched in 2012, this signature fragrance is your classic oriental-spicy perfume with a touch of raspberries in the base notes. Featuring chinese grapefruit, saffron and leather which is perfect for both men and women.

Yves Saint Laurent Opium EDT, 50ml $120

A must-have oriental fragrance if you want something classic and long-lasting. More than just a household name, Opium is filled which patchouli, carnation and vanilla which makes it a one-of-a-kind scent to have in your collection.

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August 30, 2014