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GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY: RALPH LAUREN ROMANCE

Posted by 02.10.14

In honor of its sponsorship of The Knot Dream Wedding, as well as Valentine’s Day, Ralph Lauren Romance fragrances is offering Beauty in the Bag readers a chance to win one of three bottles (ARV $88) of the love-inspired scent.

According to the company, Romance “evokes the timeless essence of falling in love.” It’s blend of lush florals, velvety woods, and sensuous musk create a fragrance that is feminine and floral, yet comes across as clean and fresh.

The notes include:

Top Notes: Sungoddess Rose, ginger, chamomile, lychee, marigold, and yellow freesia.

Middle Notes: Lotus flower, day lily, white violet, and violet absolute

Base Notes: Patchouli, oakmoss, exotic wood,

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TIPS FOR PICKING A WINTER FRAGRANCE

Posted by 12.13.12

If there is one thing fragrance fanatics know, that’s to be seasonally appropriate when picking a perfume. As much as you may love the notes of summer, melon and strawberry have no place during the cold winter months. Think about the restaurant industry; chefs try their best to use seasonal produce to reflect the mood of the moment and so must we.

Winter is a time when you can easily switch to dramatic and impactful fragrances that you couldn’t have worn during the summer months because they are overwhelming in the heat and humidity. The winter air, which is drier, crisper and cooler, calls for headier scents. Notes that really have an impact during the winter season include; amber,

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TRUTH OR DARE – MADONNA’S NEW FRAGRANCE

Posted by 03.20.12

Who would have guessed that for her very first fragrance Madonna, queen of the extreme, would have taken the traditional route? Traditional yet bold would be my way of describing Truth of Dare, the scent she will be launching next month in partnership with Coty.

Described as a robust signature white floral, Truth or Dare starts with classic gardenia and tuberose notes and reinvents them to create a contemporary and sexy fragrance. To the white floral notes are added woods and vanilla, resulting in a modern interpretation of a classic composition. In addition to vanilla, the gourmand note of caramelized amber has been added to provide a contemporary edge.
“My oldest memory of my mother

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CHOCOLATE FANTASIES

Photo Credit: www.amazon.com

Posted by 02.10.12

It has been said that flowers and champagne set the stage, but chocolate steals the show. Did you know that a piece of chocolate melting in your mouth is more intense than a passionate kiss – and the effects last four times as long? Beauty too can’t resist chocolate’s siren call; you’ll find it included in everything from fragrance to bronzing powder.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time for a little indulgence. Check out these calorie-free treats for face, body and soul. Who needs a truffle when you can soak in a bath brimming with chocolate flavored suds or scrub your body with a mouth-watering chocolate exfoliant?

And remember: Chocolate doesn’t make th

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