The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

Fragrances are one of my favourite gifts in the world, and with Valentines Day just around the corner, I’ve picked out nine sweet smelling, perfect-for-love fragrances that haven’t been featured on StyleScoop before. As a special Valentines Day treat, I’ve paired these scents with three new lipstick launches, because everyone knows that lipsticks and fragrances are the perfect companions.

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MISSONI | A New Fragrance For Women

MISSONI | A New Fragrance For Women

MISSONI, the Italian fashion house that stands out with its gorgeous, unmistakable and vibrant prints, releases a new fragrance this Spring. A fragrance dedicated to a sensual, exuberant woman. A charming scent and MISSONI’s first fragrance made in collaboration with Euroitalia.

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Sì Le Parfum

Sì Le Parfum

Magnifying the femininity of strong women with a dazzling wake, this October Giorgio Armani releases a new chapter to the popular and beautiful Sì fragrance line. Sì Le Parfum is a rare gem; a vibrant and sensual fragrance with a new intensity of amber accord.

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Scents of Cali

Scents of Cali

Whenever the August winds begin to howl, it reminds me that good things are coming! Of course, I’m talking about the change of season and that summer is on the way! With every new season, I can’t help but get a little excited. For me, a new season always starts with changing up my fragrances; where I look forward to welcoming back fresh, fruity and light aromas that remind me of beautiful beaches, open blue skies and an endless summer. These wanderlusting moments are exactly what the Hollister girls and guys from California live for! From sunrise to sunset, they’re all about collecting memories with friends, hitting the beach, and driving down the coast, with the top down and the wind in their hair.

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The Hypnotic new YSL BLACK OPIUM Nuit Blanche

The Hypnotic new YSL BLACK OPIUM Nuit Blanche

Let the alchemy of an endless night begin… Say hello to the new BLACK OPIUM NUIT BLANCHE fragrance from YSL! An unexpected take of its predecessor from 2014, BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM, the new fragrance, BLACK OPIUM NUIT BLANCHE offers the promise of an electric night, where anything can happen!

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Little Lux-uries – Ignite the Spark with Lux Soft Touch Soap and Body Wash

Little Lux-uries – Ignite the Spark with Lux Soft Touch Soap and Body Wash

As the year winds down, it’s time to give yourself a special, luxurious treat that will ignite your senses and leave you feeling in the mood for love! Lux Soft Touch is a beautiful, affordable collection of soap and body wash, infused with fine fragrance, centred around florals and the timeless allure of French rose. To create the beautiful Soft Touch collection that looks every bit the luxurious treat (without the price tag), Lux partnered with Master Perfumer Calice Becker – a well know industry nose, who has created some award-winning fragrances over the past two decades. “Wearing a fine fragrance is part of an important ritual that starts with a bath or shower” says Calice, who designed this collection with the intention to help you keep the spark ignited… I got to try out both the soap and body wash, and if you’re looking for affordable luxury and a real bath time treat, you’ll want to get your pretty paws on these. First up, the magnificent Soft Touch soap bar, available in two size variants; 100grams for R5.99 or the 175 gram bar for R11.99. It’s an affordable luxury you can have every day! From the moment you unwrap the pretty packaging, you’re welcomed with a delightful rose infused sensation that continues to ignite…

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New Summer Scents: Floral, Fruity and Feminine (Part 1)

New Summer Scents: Floral, Fruity and Feminine (Part 1)

With a new season, comes the opportunity to not only update your wardrobe, but change your mood. And what better way to do that than with a new summer scent? If you love soft, feminine, floral or fruity scents that scream summer and leave you with that feeling of spring in your step, perhaps one (or more) of these new scents will be just the fragrance you’re looking for to capture your summer 2015/16 mood. Fruity and Sparkling Emporio Armani Diamonds Violet (50ml EDP R895) launched this September and is the latest addition to the Emporio Armani Diamonds “It” Girl collection. A line of fragrances that pays tribute to cool, dazzling stones and captures the vibrant colours and sparkle of the young, “Emporio Armani Woman.” It’s a scent that is bright, young and dazzling, with prominent fruity notes of passion fruit, lychee and raspberry, combined with sweet elements of praline, vanilla and patchouli. YUM! Escada Joyful Moments (50ml EDP R865) is another sparkling and floral-fruity fragrance that’s creation was to inspire the thought of savouring the indulgent moments of joy in life. It bursts to life with sweet notes of lychee, followed by clean notes of pink peony and a drop of honeycomb that adds warmth and playfulness. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Intense (50ml R1300) is Lancome’s newest fragrance, launched in September and the latest…

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YSL Oriental Collection – The Full Fragrance Line

YSL Oriental Collection – The Full Fragrance Line

Between passion and excellence, Yves Saint Laurent creates an exceptional collection of four high end and beautiful fragrances, inspired by the majesty of the East. A little while ago I shared my favourite scent from this collection, Splendid Wood and today, I’m going to tell you about the entire magical, mystical, opulent and indulgent YSL Oriental Collection. Prepare to go on a magic carpet ride… This exclusive fragrance collection is a tribute to the Algerian born designer, who had an on going love affair with the East. It’s a collection where every precious alchemy takes you on a magical journey, where each scent conjures up a setting and an atmosphere, pointing to every facet, contrast, treasure and ambivalence. The entire collection features the same majestic bottle. Sleek and solid, where gold is the spendor, adorned with a sophisticated pattern, enhanced by the YSL Cassandra, that’s been given an oriental signature with fine metallic wisps of carved and gilded latticework. YSL Supreme Bouquet Between Exhalation and Serenity SUPREME BOUQUET or a peaceful getaway in an oriental garden. Far-removed from the throes of power and intense passions, this oasis is an invitation to return to the sublime beauty of nature. The ponds and fountains murmur their soothing music, palm groves spread salutary coolness. The scent of white…

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YSL Splendid Wood

YSL Splendid Wood

With so many fragrances (and new ones coming our way), it’s difficult to find a new favourite-favourite. But then, a fragrance comes along and totally knocks you off your feet, heightens your olfactory pleasures, and swirls you into another world, on a magic carpet ride. That my friends, is this fragrance! YSL Splendid Wood!  It’s exquisite, majestic, beautiful, rich, indulgent and is going down as one of my all time faves! Splendid Wood is part of YSL’s Oriental Collection, which comprises of four magnificent scents; Splendid Wood, Supreme Bouquet, Noble Leather and Majestic Rose. Four exquisite, unisex scents that capture the splendours of the Orient – which was for the iconic designer, Yves Saint Laurent, an endless source of inspiration. Through these fragrances, YSL captures the muffled, refined atmosphere of oriental places. YSL Splendid Wood took me right back to my amazing trip in Dubai earlier this year – reminding me of the Desert Safari where the scents of the orient were most prominent. Rich, indulgent aromas with strong woody scents. The smell of intensity and Arabic adventure. “The greatest fragrances are those that take you on the most fabulous journeys. They are the ones that make us happy.” – Yves Saint Laurent. If you like Tom Ford Sahara Noir (my…

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Pink Peonies! L’Occitane’s new Pivone Sublime Collection

Pink Peonies! L’Occitane’s new Pivone Sublime Collection

Who isn’t just crazy about pink peonies? They are my favourite bloom! So beautiful that we only get to enjoy them for small periods of time, since they only bloom for two weeks in a year. Now you can capture the essence of pretty pink peonies with L’Occitane‘s new Pivoine Sublime range; A petal-soft skin perfecting range and a beautiful Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette with pure peony extract. I got to experience this range and let me tell you gals how beautiful it is…. Créme Perfectrice – Peony Perfecting Cream Let’s start with how beautiful the jar is – pretty in pink with a slight ombre effect that will make any vanity look amazing. The cream itself offers an intense hydration for the skin, with a 24-hour moisturization that includes L’Occitane’s patent formula that helps to beautify the skin, improving texture and leaving it glowing! It’s indulgent to the touch. With an amazing, fresh peony scent that lifts your mood, while the luxuriously absorbing cream fills in any pores and fine lines, giving your skin instant radiance and leaves you with skin that feels soft, smooth and deliciously velvety. I’m obsessed! I want to smear it all over! Get it from L’Occitane Boutique stores or buy it online here for R595…

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STELLA Eau De Toilette

STELLA Eau De Toilette

Happy Friday Lovelies! Today I wanted to share another fragrance obsession, the new Eau De Toilette by Stella McCartney, STELLA EDT. Beautifully packaged in blush pink with polka dot motifs on the box and bottle, this soft, yet sophisticated scent celebrates the modern woman. It’s lighter than the original Stella Eau de Parfum, but continues to celebrate the naturally sexy, confident woman. It’s a story of fresh inspiration, bathed in luminous light of the morning sun, rather than in full bloom. The juice contrasts feminine and masculine notes, where luminous rose meets amber gris; creating a light yet sensual finish. STELL EDT opens with bright and luminous notes of fresh mandarin and frozen lemon, while Bulgarian rose essence, crunch violet leaves and delicate peony petals dominate the heart, before amber gris reveals a sensual undertone. Such a lovely scent, that’s classic, modern, dewy and beautifully sensual! Pricing: 30ml EDT – R600 50ml EDT – R825 100ml EDT – R1090

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Chanel Chance Eau Vive

Chanel Chance Eau Vive

Every spring, Chanel beauty comes up with a fresh, new take on their classic fragrance, Chance. And each time, they manage to make this scent more amazingly decadent. This year, it’s all about an energizing sensation; a creation that gives momentum, like the intense energy that drives those born under a lucky star… Now, I wasn’t born under a lucky star (at least I don’t think so – but can you imagine how cool that would  be), but Chanel Chance Eau Vive, surely has the stuff that makes magic! It smells fresh, vibrant, energetic and just downright delicious! It launches internationally this June, and in South Africa, you can get yours from the 18th June 2015. CHANCE EAU VIVE is the first interpretation created by perfumer Olivier Polge. The juice is a concentration of zesty, fresh and energetic citrus notes. It opens with a gorgeous bitter bite of grapefruit that settles with a grapefruit-blood orange accord. As it develops, you’ll discover hints of jasmine and white musks before the fragrance fully develops and reveals the base notes of fresh vetiver and cedar-iris. If chance won’t come to you, then you must simply go find your CHANCE… Pricing: 50ML EDT –…

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