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The best accessory for fall is one you can’t even see…a beautiful new fragrance that brings out your inner vixen. With the subtle to sultry new launches this season, you’ll surely want to expand your horizons. So step up to the nearest perfume counter, spray your scent of choice on an unscented spot on your arm or wrist, wait until it dries, and take a long whiff. These are three of our favorite new scents that have us thankful for crisper, cooler days.
Agent Provacateur Fatale ($72) captures the essence of the modern femme fatale–she’s strong, confident, and seductive! From the faceted bottle with its sharp angles and planes, to the enticing juice with notes of spicy pink pepper, mango, blackcurrant, Indonesian patchouli, vanilla orchid aphrodisiac, and chocolate gourmand addiction, everything about this floriental tempts and attracts.
Anna Sui La Nuit de Bohème ($65) embodies the magical sensuality of the free-spirited woman. This fruity-floral-woody concoction features sparkling citruses, blackberry zest, lotus, and rose petals as well as cedar, Haitian, vanilla orchid, and Indonesian patchouli. The gorgeous gold filigree bottle, inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, will be just as beautiful on your vanity as it is on your skin.
My Burberry ($72) is a grand floral fragrance with an edge that was inspired by a London garden after the rain. Sweet pea, bergamot, golden quince, rain-tipped damask, and centifiola roses combine to create a compelling scent, but you’ll be just as excited by the fact that you can personalize your 90ML bottle ($125) with up to three initials, through a monogramming service available on Burberry.com and at select Burberry locations. Through smart phone technology, you can also interact with the campaign on digital billboards at selective sites from London to New York, to personalize and project a giant My Burberry bottle with your initials.
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Sexy lingerie, glam loungewear, vivid colored flowy ensembles…these are just some of what the House of Natori is best known for. Designer Josie Natori now launched a new fragrance, simply called JOSIE.
Her new multi-floral fragrance embodies the scents of crisp asian pear and bergamot with luscious dewy leaves, amidst a bouquet of the national flower of the Philippines, sampaguita, with Freesia, and wild orchid. Finally, there is a mixture of sandalwood and white musk and patchouli. The packaging is bright and uplifting – red with black and white diagonal stripes – and is both playful and modern with a mix of textures and a pop of color.
Having founded her eponymous brand in 1977, Natori also just opened his first boutique in Nolita in New York City brimming with her signature clothing lines, art work, and an eclectic collection of decorative items.
The House of Natori partnered with prestige beauty company LUXE Brands to develop the JOSIE fragrance. The new fragrance collection contains five coordinating pieces; two sizes of eau de Parfum, an eau de parfum rollerball, a rich body cream, and a body lotion, priced from $22 – 95.
“I wanted to create a fragrance for JOSIE that exudes charisma. I am thrilled with the scent – it truly captures the essence of the brand. Today’s woman knows that there is value in expressing her true self and the JOSIE fragrance, a beautiful sensual scent, gives her one more way to express her irrepressible individual style,” says Natori.
JOSIE can be found at Bloomingdale’s and Dillard’s.
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Twenty-five years is not a long time for true love. And that’s what Calvin Klein believes, as he launched two timeless limited edition bottles of Eternity to celebrate the fragrance’s 25th anniversary.
The bottles, released to celebrate love and intimacy, are works of art: the commemorative flasks come in a polished silver finish as shiny as wedding bands themselves. The original Eternity fragrance, released in 1989, was positioned as a romantic scent with notes of freesia, mandarin, sage, muguet, white lily, patchouli, and sandalwood. It was inspired by a wedding band that the Duke of Windsor gave to his beloved Duchess: a band of diamonds inscribed with the word Eternity.
The 25th anniversary editions add an edgy twist to the classic fragrances for men and women, and even better, these are presented in collectible flasks.
In the women’s anniversary edition, notes of marigold, narcissus, and amber have been added for edgy presence. The men’s version includes green botanics, jasmine, basil, geranium, tarragon, and cedarwood.
The women’s fragrance is crisp but not loud: I have to admit, it is not the typical fragrance I think of when the word “romantic” comes to mind, but it is extremely modern and Calvin Klein, which is to say, alluring and enigmatic—like a movie by Frederico Fellini. The advertising campaign, with a male and female model (Christy Turlington) in black and white is very minimalist, but mysterious.
In addition to the limited edition fragrance bottles, the brand will launch the Eternity Project, a global philanthropic initiative, designed to foster the meaning of love and commitment through various partnerships and projects, one of which will be Every Mother Counts that works to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world.
The female eau de parfum spray retails for $81 and the men’s version retails for $71 and they are collectibles in every sense of the word.