Summer-perfumes

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

Christmas Gift Guide: Sexy Summer Fragrances For Him And Her

Coco Chanel allegedly once said: “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” Now, clearly Coco needed to seriously lighten up, but she does make a good point in that a fine fragrance is a wardrobe essential – for both men and women. Here, SHESAID has done the hard work for you this Christmas, with our top picks of both men’s and women’s fragrance Christmas coffrets, new-to-counter. Scents deeply influence emotions, so all the more reason to gift yourself or others the joy of these gorgeous, sophisticated and delectable summer offerings.

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All fragrances, unless stated otherwise, are stocked at Libertine Parfumerie, via www.libertineparfumerie.com.au, as well exclusively through selected David Jones, Myer and Harrolds department stores and niche perfumeries in Australia and New Zealand. Visit www.agencedeparfum.com.au for more information.

For Her

Penhaligon’s Ellenisia Eau De Parfum, 100ml, $219: Love your floral scents, ladies? Ellenisia is an extravagant floral containing heady, white blooms wrapped in swathes of sweet plum and vanilla. Elegant and romantic, it has top notes of bergamot, mandarin zest, violet leaves and pear. Bliss! Even better, this baby comes in a special Christmas gift set of Ellenisia EDP, 50ml, and hand cream for $169.

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Robert Piguet Fracas Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $199: Lauded as “the most Parisian of fashion designers,” Robert Piguet’s perfumes exude luxury. And Fracas, described as the “Ferrari” of fragrances, is the jewel in the crown of his collection. This cult fragrance worn by screen legends Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot is an intoxicating combination of tuberose, gardenia and orange blossom. At once sensual and sweet, it has top notes of bergamot and mandarin. A special Christmas coffret, $199, is the ultimate gift, containing both a 100ml EDP fragrance and 200ml body lotion.

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Amouage Gold Woman Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $395: I wore this opulent and sensual, best-selling floral fragrance on my wedding day, I love it so much. And now, it makes the perfect Christmas gift! A Gold Woman 100ml EDP and 300ml Body Milk set, $395, are encased in delicate marble-like gift boxes – oh yes please, Santa baby! This soft floral has top notes of lily of the valley, rockrose and frankincense and I can tell you my husband loved it on our big day, too. Amouage also has luxurious fragrance sets in its other premier scents.

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Costume National Scent Intense Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $199: With its magnetic and sensual effect, Scent Intense is the strongest version in the Costume National Scent Trilogy. The woody oriental is a best-seller for its gorgeous top notes of jasmine tea, heart notes of mother of pearl and hibiscus flower and base notes of amber. Grab the special Christmas coffret while you can, also $199, as it comprises Intense 100ml EDP, 100ml Shower Cream and 100ml Body Lotion. Winning!

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For Him

Amouage Reflection Man Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $340: This sexy woody oriental has top notes of orange leaves (bitter), peppercorns (red) and rosemary. Mmm. Reflection Man is refined, elegant and sensual. It ain’t a best-seller for nothing, so chances are you’re man will love it too. Better yet, gift him this Christmas with the Reflection Man 100ml EDP & 300ml Shower Gel pack, encased in delicate marble-like gift boxes, $340. This is excellent bang for your buck!

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Costume National Homme Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $189: The Italian fashion house teamed up with one of world’s great perfumerers – Dominique Ropion of Calvin Klein Euphoria and Thierry Mugler of Alien fame – to create their first dedicated men’s fragrance. And this best-selling woody oriental doesn’t disappoint with its top notes of grapefruit, cardamom and bergamot. Now, your man can smell like heaven thanks to the lush Christmas coffret comprised of a Homme 100ml EDP and 100ml Hair and Body Wash for $189.

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Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette, 125ml, $125: This masculine and powerful scent is said to draws its strength from the mystery of nature. Fresh notes of bergamot and grapefruit blend with addictive notes of tonka beans for an elegant finish. Loving the sexy, black bottle – your modern metrosexual is bound to love this one! It’s a woody/spicy fragrance that’s sharp, crisp and mysterious. Hot! Find it at David Jones stores and via davidjones.com.au.

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Bvlgari Man in Black Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $111: Bvlgari celebrated its 130-year-milestone by launching this new fragrance to complement its original Bvlgari Man from 2010. The fragrance is said to be bold and charismatic, inspired by the myth of the birth of Vulcan, the god of the earth. A modern man’s ideal scent, it has an intense composition of amber, leather, spices and woods. It also opens with accords of natural rum and luminous spices. Did I mention rum? Now what bloke won’t love that?! Find it at David Jones stores and via davidjones.com.au.

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November 11, 2014