Kate Middleton has wowed the world with her enviable poise, sense of style and dry wit, inspiring young woman around the globe to emulate her every fashion and beauty move. We can now add fragrance to that list of Kate must-haves.
On her wedding day, the princess wore White Gardenia Petals ($150 for 100ML, $105 for 50ML) from British fragrance company Illuminum. Happily for stateside Kate fans, the brand is now available in the U.S. at Henri Bendel. This fragrance – a total knockout – is delicate, refined and strong all at once. It’s a pretty unexpected perfume for a princess in the sense that it’s quite edgy and sensuous too, with a top note of lily, which evokes a tropical seaside loc
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.
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Like most women, I’m a perfume connoisseur. I’ve loved perfume as long as I can remember, and find nothing more fun than traipsing through the makeup counters at a department store and trying all the scents on. While I admire women, such as my mom, who pick one fragrance and make it their signature, I just love too many perfumes to stick to one.
In my childhood years, I loved any perfume as long as it was sparkly and pink and fruity and sweet. However, as I’ve gotten older, let’s just say my tastes have refined a bit and the idea of heavy scents makes me gag. So when I got a hold of Crabtree & Evelyn’s Lily eau de toilette, I was instantly hooked. I love fresh, airy fragrances, and