It’s hard to fathom that spring, with the sound of birds chirping and the first sign of daffodils and tulips, is just a month or so away. While oud was a big note a few years ago, this year’s emphasis is more on florals with a twist.
Here are some lovely fragrances for the cultured nose:
Krigler Sparkling Diamond 22 ($375 for 3.4 oz)
This is a classic: created in 1922, this one is quite a luxurious fragrance to wear to evoke the refined, thrilling atmosphere of Monaco’s Monte Carlo, where the legendary Place du Casino is where nimble
Alien Eau Extraordinarie
French designer Thierry Mugler changed the course of fragrance history when he launched Angel, the completely flowerless gourmand Oriental scent filled with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Totally polarizing—if you love it, you love it—its fans are so numerous, as to have kept the franchise strong for 22 years. Alien followed in 2004, and found a new younger audience. Now comes Alien Eau Extraordinarie ($69 or $89), described as a floral, woody, amber creation in three revelations.
The new scent is essentially an updated riff on the original. “With Eau Extraordinaire, we’ve removed the floral note and replaced it with something absolutely lumi
Celebrate the 4th of July with products that boast the red, white and blue. From bold red lips to fragrances that bear the color of the flag, these beauty finds will bring out the patriot in you.
Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour in Carnevale ($24.50) – this full out red lipstick will give you a smile that won’t be forgotten. It has a crème finish that glides on smoothly for long-lasting color that moisturizes with vitamin E and ceramide 1.
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Aruba ($36) – get a safe glow with this ultra-soft and smooth pressed powder that features a blend of sheer powder and micro pearls. Available in four shades, but Aruba promises a light gold
Described as strong one moment and demure the next, American actress Eva Mendes has been selected as the new face to personify the iconic Angel by Thierry Mugler fragrance.
“Both femme fatale and spontaneous, Eva Mendes personifies the very facets of sensuality encompassing Angel,” stated the company. Designer and master perfumer Thierry Mugler “chose to reignite the enticing and explosive dimensions of the fragrance with the sultry Mendes.”
Actress Naomi Watts had previously represented the brand, embodying the ethereal and angelic aspects of