Archive: Fragrance

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.

FIRST LOOK! Check out Kristen Stewart’s NEW Balenciaga Fragrance ad!

Kristen Stewart is the face of Balenciaga’s newest fragrance, ‘Florabatonica’, and now we have our first look at the beautiful ad!

In an interview with WWD, Stewart admitted she wasn’t sure how to pose for the ads. ”When I first stood there, I was like, ‘OK, do you want me to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to stand like this? Like that?’ And they were like, ‘Just be comfortable.’”

Along with approving of the futuristic floral ad (shot by famed photographer Steven Meisel), she’s also 100 percent happy with the fragrance.

“There is something natural about it,” the On The Road actress explained. “It’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it — considering that I’ve never worn a scent — it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’”

The star also admitted that she was rather nervous to initially smell it. “I’m very lucky that I like the fragrance, because I would have done anything with [Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière],”she revealed. “And I’m a terrible liar.”

Florabotanica features notes of vetiver, amber and caladium-leaf accord, a (hybrid) rose, carnation and mint accord and is set to be released in September.

I can’t wait to smell the new fragrance! What do you think about the new ad?

Here’s more from WWD:

Kristen on what perfume is “about”: “On a base level, the reason you want to wear a fragrance is because you want to smell attractive,” said Stewart, sitting in a suite of Le Bristol hotel here, wearing a Balenciaga T-shirt, shorts and heels. “That in itself is a pretty mature idea, especially considering the teenager I was. I was never the one wearing my mom’s perfume and trying to be sexy. I was like hanging out with my brothers and doing the opposite of that.”

Kristen actually likes the way it smells: “I’m very lucky that I like thefragrance, because I would have done anything with [Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière],” continued the 22-year-old. “And I’m a terrible liar.” Stewart said she was relieved the first time she smelled Florabotanica. “There is something natural about it,” explained Stewart. “It’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it — considering that I’ve never worn a scent — it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’ ”

Kristen thinks it’s ART: “Even though, yes, it’s an ad and we’re selling afragrance — I don’t want to sound pretentious — but I want to be part of this art project,” she said. “I want to be around Nicolas when he gets excited about fabric. I want to see the look on his face when he sees me put on a dress.”

What she thinks of the ad: “I think that’s kind of perfect for this particular ad. Usually, a fragrance ad would definitely be like,” said Stewart, striking an exaggerated, sexy lounge pose on the couch. “When I first stood there, I was like, ‘OK, do you want me to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to stand like this? Like that?’ And they were like, ‘Just be comfortable.’  I find when you do a really good photo shoot, you’ve unlocked something that you didn’t necessarily know you had in you,” said Stewart. “There are qualities that certain clothes, or certain environments and certain people, bring to the surface that can be surprising. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not authentic.”

She digs Brigitte Bardot: “I think the hottest chick that’s ever walked the earth is Brigitte Bardot, and I couldn’t be more different from her,” said Stewart. “So my style icons and stuff, even if I look up to them and think they’re really cool, I don’t think [they find their] way into my own sense of fashion.”

Kristen on her new role: Up next, actingwise, is a leading role in “Cali,” directed by Nick Cassavetes. She explained it’s about a couple “in the valley that gets involved with really strange people, really screw themselves over and become alienated, reinsert themselves into that world and try to survive. It’s really ‘Grindhouse’-y — extreme in every way.” To physically prepare for the part, Stewart will become tan and make her hair blonde. “I’m going to get into the best shape of my life,” she said. “I’m going to look like a stripper. I’m going to look like a p0rn star.”

She’s not a liar: “If you don’t know why someone is the way that they are, then you’re just playing a caricature of a girl,” she explained. “So if an emotional scene comes up or something, I never want to lie. I don’t want to think about my cat dying when I was younger. A lot of times, you’ll read a script and you can identify with things that are very surprising, things that kind of shock you about yourself. And the process of making the movie is finding out why those feelings occurred,” said Stewart. “Sometimes they’re not always easy to define.”

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Blake Lively named the face of Gucci’s new fragrance, Gucci Premiere

Blake Lively, who last year fronted a handbag campaign for Chanel, is the face of Gucci’s new fragrance, Gucci Premiere. Named after the brand’s couture line of the same name, the scent is meant to evoke Old Hollywood charm, glitz, and glamour, WWD reports. “Celebrities and red-carpet glamour have always been a part of the Gucci heritage,” Gucci creative director Frida Giannini explained.

This is Lively’s first fragrance campaign. “Gucci is a staple. It is a brand I have always looked up to, because to me it represents strength,” the actress told WWD. “In their designs, in their images, in what they stand for philanthropically, and especially in their fragrance.…I couldn’t be more proud to be working with Gucci and its heart, Frida.”

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FIRST LOOK! Check out Kiehl’s new scents!

Kiehl’s fans take note: The brand’s four new Aromatic Blends fragrances offer vacation in a bottle. Each scent is inspired by a different destination. Orange Flower & Lychee is redolent of Moroccan deserts; Vanilla & Sandalwood smells like a Ugandan jungle; Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit is fragrant like Japanese gardens; and Fig Leaf & Sage offers a whiff of the Provencal countryside. Many of the ingredients are sustainably sourced and natural, drawing from Madagascar vanilla beans, grapefruit extract, and orange tree leaves.

Expect a full line of products for each blend, including perfumes, skin-softening cleansers, and luxe lotions. The loot launched today on kiehls.com and will be in stores on July 10.

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