Category Archives: Fragrance

MABB Bi-Weekly Question – What is Your Go-To Fall Fragrance?

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Every other Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers will answer a beauty-related question just for fun! This week’s question is…

What are your go-to fall fragrances?

My go-to Fall fragrance is my everyday fragrance, 24, Faubourg by Hermès. It is my absolute favorite and I consider it my signature scent. From the first whiff many, many years ago, I was in love. It is a heavier scent and most would only consider wearing it during the Fall or Winter but I wear it year-round. Described by the fashion house as “a floral, amber, sun drenched scent,” 24, Faubourg is an incredibly complex fragrance that evolves as the day goes on. And it is a truly enjoyable experience to notice the different notes as they develop. I’ll admit that I’ll catch myself smelling it during the day. I believe that your fragrance says a lot about you. It can say “flirty,” “sporty” or “exotic.” To me, 24, Faubourg screams “I am woman!” It’s bold and sensual yet approachable all at the same time. I had read that it was Princess Diana’s favorite fragrance and I can’t say that I’m surprised. She had a great eye for fashion and obviously a discerning nose for fragrance. What fragrances are you wearing this Fall?

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Tory Burch Expands into Beauty

After 9 years of success offering must have fashion, jewelry, handbags and shoes, Tory Burch is ready to expand her lifestyle concept into a new area – beauty. Beginning September 26th, Burch will launch a fragrance, a capsule cosmetics collect and bath and body line exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, Holt Renfrew, Tory Burch boutiques and toryburch.com. Entering the beauty industry has been something Burch has wanted to do for some time. And once she had her mind set on moving forward with beauty, she didn’t mess around. She took her idea to Leonard & Evelyn Lauder of the Estee Lauder Cos, Inc. saying “we first discussed the possibility at least five years ago…that at some point we would want to work together.” The two companies signed a contract in 2011.

The Fragrance
The eponymous scent has top notes of grapefruit, pink pepper, cassis, mandarin and neroli and middle notes of peony, jasmine and tuberose. It dries down to vetiver, cedarwood, sandalwood and white musk. According to Burch, the scent is “unexpected but fresh.” Packaged elegantly in a square glass bottle with her signature gold logo. The ornate gold and orange cap matches the packaging of the cosmetic collection.

Tory Burch fragrance

Photo: George Chinsee via WWD

The Capsule Cosmetic Collection
In addition to the fragrance will be a four-item capsule color collection of lipstick, lip and cheek tint, bronzer-blush palette and a retractable face brush. The minimalist collection goes along with Burch’s philosophy of “less is more.”

Tory Burch capsule cosmetic collection

Photo: George Chinsee via WWD

The Bath and Body Line
The bath and body line is made up of a body lotion, bath and shower gel and a candle and are all packaged in a soft pink with the Burch logo.

Tory Burch bath and body line

Photo: George Chinsee via WWD

If you can’t wait until September 26th, there will be an online pre-sale beginning September 6th. The line will retail for $32 – 150.

What do you think? Will you be adding a Tory Burch lipstick to your Tory Burch handbag?

Summertime Scentsations

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It is hard to believe that the 4th of July has come and gone.  But there is still a lot of summer left and plenty of time to try out a lighter fragrance.  For me, there is no such thing as owning too many perfumes.  I used to wear a different fragrance every day of the week depending on my mood.  For a while now, I have stuck to just one fragrance as my signature (Hermès’ 24, Faubourg).  And even though it is my all-time favorite, it is a little too heavy for the summer which is why I have started sampling some new scents.  I have found three scents that I really like that are perfect for summer.

Chloé Eau de Parfum – I’ve had my eye, and nose, on this one for a while now.  Sephora was running a special promotion so I got a deluxe sample of this scent with an online order.  The fashion house’s newly signature scent starts off with fresh top notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee.  While the middle notes reveal a heavenly floral blend of magnolia, lily of the valley and rose (rose is the dominant note).  Cedarwood, amber and honey are the base notes that round out this elegant scent.  The result is an ultra feminine fragrance that can easily be worn every day.  In addition to the full size bottle, Chloé is also available in a rollerball at Sephora for just $25.

Oscar de la Renta’s Something Blue – I received a sample of this fragrance in my last Birchbox and I have been wearing it every day.  This light and fresh fragrance has top notes of Italian bergamot, mandarin, neroli and linden blossom.  As the scent wears, it unveils notes of narcisse, lily of the valley and lychee.  Towards the end of the day you will discover the warmth from the white musk and bourbon vanilla.  As the name suggests, this fragrance was inspired by the designer’s silk and lace wedding gowns.  So, it is no surprise that they have added a removable engraved ring to the elegantly designed bottle.

L’Occitane Vanille & Narcisse Eau de Toilette – I literally stumbled across this fragrance.  As I was passing the store in the mall, this little bottle called out to me when I saw “Narcisse” on the label.  Besides my birth flower (a.k.a. the daffodil), one of my favorite fragrances in high school was Chloé’s Narcisse.  This fragrance is nothing like that one.  It’s a floral but it’s subtle.  The vanilla balances out the sweetness of the floral and gives it some warmth yet it’s still light for summer.  Besides smelling yummy, it is one of the few fragrances that did not make my highly allergic husband sneeze or cause a headache.  Win!

What fragrance are you wearing this summer?