I thought it was about time for another product love post! As a bit of a beauty addict and through having this blog, I get exposed to a lot of different products. Some I love, and others not so much. I’ve said before that I like to use this platform for sharing positive and not negative experiences, therefore mainly blogging about things, places and recipes I enjoy and love instead of ranting about something I don’t like. So, on that note, here are a couple of products I am loving at the moment.
In September FENDI introduced a new fragrance to their range; Furiosa! They say the scent is an ode to the elegance of the House’s iconic furs and a tribute to the FENDI’s woman’s wild yet sophisticated femininity.
“The new FENDI fragrance is a supreme tribute to the heart of FENDI’s unique universe where women are not only magnificent but mostly powerful, impacting on the world with an inimitable grace” Plus Furiosa actually means “furious” and “feisty” in Italian so its going to be punchy.
First up, how gorgeous is the bottle of Furiosa? It was designed by jewellery designer Delfina Dellettrez and who is in the fourth generation of family FENDI.
I absolutely love fragrances by Narciso Rodriguez, with For Her being one of my top 3 perfumes of all time! So I was excited when I found out that he’d launched a new perfume to his fragrance range in August. Introducing NARCISO, the new fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez. Speaking about his latest scent Narciso Rodriguez said “I wanted to create an extremely sexy fragrance that would turn a man’s head”
NARCISO definitely smells sensual in a modern way; full of elegance and luxury. Vetiver and musk are key component of the perfume, softened by other ingredients including amber, white and dark cedars, gardenia and Bulgarian rose providing warmth and sensuality.
While I’ve been on holiday I’ve been loving the Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil fragrance. It’s pretty much like summer in a bottle!
There are perhaps only a handful of perfumes that could be considered as being ‘iconic’ and one of those, I think, is Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier. Longevity is pretty rare in the fast moving world of perfume (around 1200+ fragrances are launched every year) and the reality is that creating a perfume that is successful and becomes an icon is very tricky.
Did you know that Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier first saw the light of day in 1993? It was his first venture into fragrances, where the designer wanted to replicate his universe: a mixture of genres, ideas and cultures, but always very “couture”. He felt a fragrance for the Gaultier woman should be fairylike, powerful, ideal and sensual. The result was Classique, a sweet but very feminine composition featuring amber, rose and musk which embody sensuality to the extreme. Classique is one of my all-time-favourite fragrances that I have repurchased time after time. It really is such a classic!
This summer Jean Paul Gaultier has once again launched the annual limited edition summer versions of Classique, Le Male and Le Beau Male. The theme for 2014 is inspired by the colorful sea world. Classique Summer 2014 arrives in characteristic female shaped bottle form, with illustrations of mermaids, corals, pearl sea shells and starfish and has notes of mandarin, lemon, rose, orange blossom, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily, iris, vanilla, musk and amber.
The summer edition is slightly different to the original Classique fragrance because it’s a bit lighter and fresher due to the touch of fruity refreshment. But it’s very lovely and perfect for switching it up from the original for the sunshine season. Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Classique’ Summer Ea de Toilette (100ml / £40 / €59) is available now worldwide.
Have you ever tried Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier? Well if not, or you are a cult-fan of the fragrance like me – here is your chance to WIN a SIGNED bottle (yes by the man Jean Paul Gaultier himself) of the original Classique fragrance!
Pretty awesome right? The rules: you can enter below, the giveaway is open internationally and closes on the 24th May. What are you waiting for? GOOD LUCK!
“I love perfume. I have worked with fragrances in the past and I’m thrilled to be launching new ones again today. I love women’s fragrances and men’s fragrances. They make life more beautiful. Perfume is like fashion for the nose.” – Karl Lagerfeld.
I think it’s so true that perfume is like fashion for the nose. It’s a way to express yourself. This spring Karl Lagerfeld is relaunching his fragrance category with two new signature scents, one for women and one for men. Here a quick look at the new Karl Lagerfeld Fragrance for women.
The new scents for men and women are based on Lagerfeld’s desire to create fragrances that echo his edgy style, while still feeling classic. The women’s version uses notes of lemon, peach, roses, magnolias, plumeria, and ambery woody notes, while the men’s scent is centered around an aromatic fern with lavender, mandarin zest, apple, violet leaves, sandalwood, and an amber blend.
Speaking about his new scent to Marie Claire recently, Karl said, “Today’s fashion is no longer simply about clothing. It is about the whole package – not just accessories or glasses, but fragrances, too. It is important for a brand to have its own signature perfume. A fragrance is as important as a piece of clothing.”
I have enjoyed wearing the Karl Lagerfeld Fragrance for women recently. It has a contemporary edge to it but also a sophisticated elegance. The fragrances, which start at £32 for 25ml, are now available exclusively at Harrods until 23 March and nationwide from 24 March. Are you curious to try this new fragrance?