Archive: Fragrance

Blake Lively’s NEW Gucci commercial!

Blake Lively is the face of Gucci’s new perfume, Premiere, and here we have our first look at the commercial, directed by Nicolas Winding!

The ‘Drive’ director filmed the commercial at the infamous Sheats Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, overlooking Los Angeles.

What do you think of the new commercial?

Lady Gaga poses nude with tiny men crawling all over her body in her new fragrance ad!

You knew Lady Gaga’s perfume ad was going to be a bit shocking.

Today we’re getting our first look at the promotional pictures for her new perfume, Fame. The 26-year-old singer posted the picture on her Twitter account, saying ’Photo by STEVEN KLEIN. The First Ever Black Eau de Parfum. Model: Lady Gaga.’

Before she revealed the ad, she explained why she was feeling nervous about sharing the new picture.

‘I won’t lie I’m a bit nervous. its been a while since i’ve shared some work with you. But i’m so proud of Steven+I, we really did not sleep!’

In the new ad, Gaga is seen lying on her side, nude, with small men crawling all over her body.

Her new perfume is a black liquid that goes on clear, and it will be released next month.

Renato Semerari, president of Coty Beauty, said: ‘She is an artist that is never satisfied with the status quo – she always has this way of challenging everybody and trying to do something more, something different.

‘She has her own ideas and very often they’re very interesting and challenging…really, she’s not the one who says, “It’s OK, let’s move on and turn the page.” She’s always thinking, “Can we do more?”

‘This is a very stimulating partnership; and she’s pushed us with her ideas, we’ve come with our own ideas – and the combination of the two is very valuable.’

Coty hailed Gaga as ‘zeitgeist in a bottle’ and are delighted with her innovation.

Bernd Beetz, chief executive officer of Coty Inc., said: ‘Lady Gaga joins a legendary cast of talent for whom Coty has created scents.

‘Gaga’s launch represents my personal credo brought to life….Innovate or die! Absolutely everything about this launch is innovative, from the bottle, to the juice, to the lady herself….She’s zeitgeist in a bottle.’

Gaga explained the fragrance’s name relates to her belief that anyone can have fame.

She told WWD: ‘Fame is an illusion – if you really want it, anyone can have it.’

I have to admit, I’m really interested to find out what this perfume smells like. I don’t see myself buying it – but I would like to see (smell) what all the buzz is about!

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Shakira Debuts New Fragrance, ELIXIR.

Elixir by Shakira introduces us to a new dimension of Shakira, a stunning interpretation of a powerful femininity inspired by an exotic sensuality. The story of Elixir takes place in the deserts of Morocco, evoking images of the sun setting over golden sand.

Neroli flower mixed with the exotic freshness of white pepper provides the opening of this oriental fragrance. The top note gives way to a feminine floral heart composed of freesia and peony wrapped in a fruity, velvety ‘apricot skin’ accord. Elixir’s bottom note reveals a balsamic mix of benzoin and sugar cane, with white cedar wood, musk and warm amber.

Elixir by Shakira, $29 – $36 USD, is available at Kohl’s and Sears.


Kiehl’s launches new collection: Aromatic Blends!

I had the chance to check out the Fig Leaf and Sage scent and it’s amazing! I wasn’t sure how sage would work as a fragrance but the mixture with the Fig Leaf is warm and summery. The longer I wear it the better it smells, the fragrance is fresh and I love how different it is from the usual scents.   A great line of fragrances that are long wearing and great unique scents.

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends collection
The countryside of Provence, a Moroccan oasis, the jungles of Uganda, a tranquil Japanese gardens…just the suggestion of each of these places conjures an immediately spectacle of sight, sound, and scent.  And, it is to each of these places that Kiehl’s will send its customers, via our newest launch:  Aromatic Blends.

Aromatic Blends is a four-fragrance, three-product, scented body collection and sensorial journey.

Since their inception, Kiehl’s chemists have traveled the world in search of the most unique ingredients for its efficacious products. Aromatic Blends represents the company’s authentic apothecary heritage of inspiring fragrance blends, utilizing sustainable sourcing methods, the finest natural ingredients, and the latest in science and technology for use in its formulations.

Each of the four scent pairings takes you on a voyage to the source of Kiehl’s ingredients, and the fragrance’s inspiration:

  • Orange Flower & Lychee: a desert oasis in Morocco
  • Vanilla & Sandalwood: the dense jungle of Uganda
  • Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: the tranquil gardens of Japan
  • Fig Leaf & Sage: the lush countryside of Provence

Aromatic Blends consists of Fragrance, Skin-Softening Cleanser, and Skin-Softening Lotion.

  • Each scent (found in all three products) was formulated with 30% less ingredients than found in traditional fragrances, using higher proportions of each key ingredient, so the resulting scents reflect a truer rendition of the ingredients.
  • The cleanser and lotion are high-performance, so with use of the complete Aromatic Blends line, customers will receive continuous skin care benefits throughout the day
  • Available on Kiehls.com, July 1; launches in Kiehl’s stores nationwide July 10.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.