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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Hello February!

Hello February!

Happy February beauties! We’re officially into the month of love, and to celebrate, I wanted to share some pretty pink fragrances that would not only make great V-day gifts, but special scents to wear on Valentines day.

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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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STELLA

STELLA

Her father may be one of music’s legends, but Stella McCartney is a brand in her own right! She’s the no frills fashion designer that continues to push the boundaries of innovation and style! Her fashion is always sleek yet sophisticated and she always manages to find the perfect balance, while still leading her principled lifestyle. She’s an animal activist and lover of the world! In 2003, she launched her first fragrance, “STELLA“, reminiscent of an English Rose. Now, in 2014 STELLA  gets a modern look, while keeping the scent unchanged. All that’s really changed is the bottle, inspired by an Amethyst Crystal and the various size options that will be available. It launched in August 2014 where it was exclusive to Harrods. But, it is now available world wide, so you can get your hands on it too from leading stockists. It’s a true-to-Stella scent, and she’s been involved in every aspect of its creation. She designed the bottle and developed the scent herself, together with her “nose”,  Jacques Cavallier. To create the scent (that remains the same), she had a vintage photograph of an English Rose that she wanted to bring to life. Think old-fashioned, but with a…

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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense

Inspired by sparkling sensuality and “the femme fetale who radiates glamour, with extreme power of seduction, dressed in a golden metal corset”. It’s the new fragrance for the cosmopolitan, modern, femme fatale! Jean Paul Gaultier “Classique” Intense! I love JPG fragrances! One of the oldest fragrances in my collection is his Fragile EDP Fragrance. They all have a mesmerising scent and his fragrance is usually very intense, so you only need one spritz! The design of the bottles are probably my favourite! I love how with each new launch, the corset is re-interpreted to match the fragrance and a new personality of the JPG woman! “Classique” Intense is Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest offering, and speaks to the glamours, seductive side of women! The fragrance opens with bright, radiant and fruity notes of Pomegranate and Gardenia. At the heart, Orange Blossom adds a luminous, floral intensity, before settling into a Vanilla and Patchouli base. Prices: Classique Intense EDP 50ml – R1150.00 Classique Intense EDP 100ml – R1465.00 It’s already available at Foschini, Edgars and Red Square stores and should be in all other retails on the 29th September.

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Lancome La Vie est Belle L’eau Fragrance

Lancome La Vie est Belle L’eau Fragrance

So gals, as promised, here’s a Fragrance Friday just for you (seeing as we did one for the guys already). Lancome La Vie est Belle L’eau EDT launched in SA recently as a lighter version of the original, La Vie est Belle. L’eau EDT is a grown up (yet not old granny) floral scent that is luminous and happy. The bottle is simple and pretty; in a clear, unbranded glass with a silver mesh ribbon tied to the bottle neck. The juice, simple and pleasant. It’s joyful, inspiring, summery and ladylike. The scent is polished and pure and smells like a gorgeous spring garden with fresh magnolia blooms. It’s floral but without the sickening candy-sweet scent that is often associated with floral fragrances. La Vie est Belle L’eau opens with top notes of Almond and Magnolia Essence. Magnolia being one of the first flowers to bloom in the Spring, and also the symbol of new beginnings. Other notes that make up this light gourmand fragrance include Iris Pallida, White Flowers Absolute and Patchouli Essence. Floral scents are not my fave, but I don’t mind wearing this one. It’s pleasant and pretty, and if you do lean toward more floral scents, definitely give this one a sniff next time you’re browsing for a…

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A Sparkling New Chance

A Sparkling New Chance

 Delicate, dancing and sparkling; chance presents itself when you least expect it. Don’t let it fly away!  This month sees the launch of some sparkling new goodies from the Chanel CHANCE fragrance collection. If you, like me are in love with Chanel’s fragrance, CHANCE, then these new launches are bound to make your Friday! On the 16th June 2014, Chanel will unveil three new shimmering products for the body! They smell ahhh-mazing, with notes of CHANCE, CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE and CHANCE EAU TENDRE. There’s the CHANCE SHIMMERING BODY CREAM (R1080), CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE SHIMMERING TOUCH (R775) and CHANCE EAU TENDRE SHIMMERING POWDERED PERFUME (R930), all with a gorgeous scent and a shimmering glow that sparkles on your skin. I got to sample the Shimmering Powdered Perfume and the Shimmering Touch, and while I’m not big into “SPARKLE”, Chanel does it just right, to give you a gorgeous shimmer without making you look like a Christmas tree! For those days when you don’t want to spray perfume, a little dollop of CHANCE Shimmering Touch gives you a lovely, fresh smell with hints of sparkle. And for those days when you wan’t to smell amazing all over, dust a little CHANCE Shimmering Powdered Perfume on your décolletage, shoulders and arms.…

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Fragrance Friday! Narciso Rodriguez For Her Amber Musc

Fragrance Friday! Narciso Rodriguez For Her Amber Musc

Ohhh, how I love this new Narciso Rodriquez fragrance;  for her amber musc!  Then again, I do love a woody, spicy and seductive scent! I’m also a fan of most of the Narciso Rodriguez fragrances. For Her Eau is still one of my all time favourites! In all his fragrances, it’s the musky signature that I love the most. It’s a deep musk that’s not damp and musty. For Her Amber Musc is a combination of his sultry musky notes, enhanced with the richness of amber and woody accords. It’s the perfect scent for winter. It has a rich, warm and indulgent aroma. It’s mysterious and spicy. Luxurious and rich! The ingredient profile contains black patchouli with Oriental notes, oud wood accord, leather accords, incense, orange blossom and vanilla. The combination of these ingredients blend beautifully together to create a smooth, velvety sensation with an air of mystery. The packaging is also rich and luxurious. Sleek and architectural in it’s true to Narciso Rodriguez square shape, capturing the bright rays and heat from the sun. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Amber Musc comes in one size, an indulgent 100ml Eau De Parfum and retails for R1845. Definitely a musc to try! Available exclusively at selected Edgars stores. [signature]    

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Viktor And Rolf BonBon

Viktor And Rolf BonBon

If you love sweet fragrances, then get ready to take your senses to the candy shop! BonBon is the latest fragrance addition from Viktor & Rolf! Their first fragrance FlowerBomb is one of those fragrances you either love or hate, while their mens’ fragrance, SPICEBOMB is just the BOMB! I’d wear it! Back to BonBon. While Flowerbomb is sweet with a floral body, BonBon is more your candy shop indulgence! At first is goes on with a powerful sticky-sweet citrus scent, that later develops into a caramel infused body with woody base notes. It’s a great fragrance if you love sweet scents but aren’t that keen on floral notes – since BonBon only includes light floral notes in the heart. It has top notes of Tangerine Essence, Blackcurrant Accord and Orange Essence Heart notes of Orange Blossom Absolute, Jasmine Absolute and Peach Accord, and Base notes of Guaiac Wood Essence, Cedarwood Essence and Caramel Accord The bottle is just too gorgeous! A pretty, glass bow that completes any dresser! The design of the bottle was inspired by Viktor&Rolf’s couture dress; a master piece that was adorned with oversized cascading bows, that added drama to a cream, floor-length tulle gown. Even…

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LANVIN Me – Fragrance Review

LANVIN Me – Fragrance Review

How lovely is this fragrance? Even the box design has a gorgeous golden bow, you just can’t wait to open it up! This is also my very first sniff of LANVIN and I likey a lot! LANVIN ME is the girliest fragrance, and you will want to add to your collection! It’s carefree and playful, with lots of personality and sparkle! The fragrance is vibrant and bubbly – the perfect match for women who want to embrace the girly girl inside, yet keep their grown up sophistication … It’s kind of like what StyleScoop does for your soul, Lanvin ME does for your senses. It’s sweet, but not in a sickening candy kind of way. I like to smell and “experience” a fragrance before reading the press release. I guess I first want to draw my own conclusions without being swayed by sexy copy! So, when I first smelt this one, I immediately thought of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I picture a girl with a great smile, bouncy hair with a spring in her step, walking the streets with energy and enthusiasm. She has a smile that lights up her face, and a naughty giggle that brightens her sparkling eyes. I also see her in a pastel blue tutu! I guess I kind of have a mix of SJP (Sex and…

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Karl Lagerfeld Fragrances – For Him and Her

Karl Lagerfeld Fragrances – For Him and Her

Double dose Fragrance Friday today with two fabulous, NEW fragrances from Karl Lagerfeld. One for him and one for her! It’s been a while since Uncle Karl has treated us to olfactory delights, but with this launch, the king of fashion-cool makes his 2014 fragrance comeback! Karl Lagerfeld is all about the drama, and all about the details! No wonder he’s considered the most gifted designer of his era and he’s got quite the portfolio! Among his own brand, KARL LAGERFELD, he’s also involved/ been invovled with two other iconic fashion brands; CHANEL and FENDI! The story behind these fragrances, was to create an IKONIC, AKCESSIBLE, LUXE, KREATIVE (&) KOOL scent for both men and women. Take a look at those bottles! Sleek and sexy with massive attention to detail! Notice the miniature Karl-head (otherwise known as the IKONIC signature) on the logo, the dramatic chiselled glass and the sleek, studded collars on the neck of the bottle. These fragrances come beautifully packaged in matching black and white boxes (black for boys, and white for girls), with luxurious bottles that compliment each other. The lady’s version of KARL LAGERFELD is bright, warm and sophisticated without being old fashioned! The olfactive pyramid (created by Christine Nagel & Serge Majoullier), consists…

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Burberry Brit Rhythm

Burberry Brit Rhythm

Happy Friday! You know what Friday’s mean here at StyleScoop? Time for my fragrance of the week! This week I’d like to tell you about the new Burberry Brit Rhythm that launched in SA last month! Such a fun, “fearless” fragrance that epitomises the sensuality and spontaneity of the Burberry brand. Christopher Bailey (Chief Creative Officer at Burberry), describes it as “irreverent and free-spirited”. He goes on to say that “the Brit Rhythm woman combines powerful femininity with a rock and roll edge”. Looking at the design of the bottle, “rock and roll edge” is so fitting! Its clear contrasting textures of studs and smooth glass make the smoked pink juice inside sparkle with energy! On my first spritz, the lavender top note pops and later develops into a blackberry and citrus bite, where it lingers with woody, musky base notes. Overall, I kinda like it! It’s a little sweet and “juicy” – more fruity than candy sweet – which give this scent its energy. And, I generally love fragrances that have a Vetiver, Woody or Musky base. So for me, it’s a winner! My favourite part of this fragrance is right at the end, when the energetic top notes and fruity…

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Acqua Di Gioia Eau Fraiche Giorgio Armani for women

Acqua Di Gioia Eau Fraiche Giorgio Armani for women

March sees the launch of a wonderful, fresh new fragrance from Giorgio Armani! Inspired by the purity of nature, ACQUA di GIOIA Eau Fraiche, in Mr Armani’s words “comes from elements of nature; earth, water and vegetation… examples of invisible sophistication, symbolizing perfection and harmony”. With woody base notes, floral heart notes and citrus top notes, this fragrance is fresh, sparkly and full of life. Upon your first olfactory acquaintance with ACQUA di GIOIA Eau Fraiche, the fragrance bursts with zesty top notes that include grapefruit, mandarin and primofiore lemon. These bright and sparkly top notes fade into floral blooms of ylang-ylang, jasmine accord and jasmine tea. And finally, the woody base notes of cedarwood, brown sugar accord and musks settle to complete the fragrance. Giorgio Armani is a master at understated elegance, and his signature style is no different when it comes to his fragrances. For ADGA (which includes Acqua di Gioia, Acqua di Gioia Essenza and this one, Acqua di Gioia Eua Fraiche) the bottle itself is the hidden key to understanding the ADGA fragrance. The surface of the bottle has been designed to resemble a polished pebble, symbolizing earth. The droplet shaped profile of the bottle symbolizes water, while the leaf…

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Chanel N°5 Christmas Toiletries Collection

Chanel  N°5 Christmas Toiletries Collection

Talk about the ultimate spoil this festive season! Check out the fabulous and oh-so heavenly Chanel N°5 Toiletries Collection, just in time for Christmas. The collection launched in South Africa yesterday, 4th November and if you want to get your perfectly manicured paws on it, best you hurry! The concept behind this collection, to immerse your senses in the world of N°5 with three unique perfuming rituals; in the bath, for the body and for the senses.  Yeah, sounds good doesn’t it?! The CHANEL bath Collection features; N°5 Foaming Bath, Chanel  N°5 Cleansing Cream and N°5 Bath Soap. The Body Collection features N°5 Body Lotion and N°5 Deodorant, while the Senses Collection features N°5 Hair Mist and N°5 Intense Bath Oil. The products all smell amazing – of course! If I had to pick a favourite (or two) I would have to say the Hair Mist and Intense Bath Oil are must have’s! Price wise, the products are a little pricey, but remember it’s Chanel, and Chanel N°5 perfume for that matter! But, if you really want to spoil someone – or yourself – there is no better way than with a little Chanel! Prices N°5 Foaming Bath (200ml) – R605 N°5…

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Van Cleef & Arpels RÊVE

Van Cleef & Arpels RÊVE

In June this year, Van Cleef & Arpels launched their new fragrance, Rêve in South Africa. Rêve is a soft, pink fragrance that beams with purity and harmony! I was excited to try this fragrance out, since I don’t have any fragrances by this House in my perfume collection. Can you believe that?! Although Rêve is a soft, romantic fragrance, it’s great as both a winter or summer scent. It has warmth and clarity, so you can wear it year round and smell gorgeous! The combination of the scent is a mix of fruits and white flowers with a subtle hint of oriental notes. Top notes include juicy pear and neroli, heart notes include osmanthus, peony and lilly, while the base notes comprise of sandalwood and amber. I am very much into my “spicy” scents and I love anything with amber notes. To me, this fragrance is radiant and pleasant, and while the “spice” is not very overpowering, you can definitely identify it. It’s a pretty scent; fresh, flirty and sensual and it comes in a gorgeous bottle too! Rêve is available at Edgars, Truwothrs as well as select Stuttafords, Foschini and Woolies stores. Next time you happen to be…

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New Fragrance: Issey Miyake L’EAU D’ISSEY ABSOLUE

New Fragrance: Issey Miyake L’EAU D’ISSEY ABSOLUE

Nothing like changing up your fragrance to inspire the shift into a new season. I’m an ABSOLUE fragrance girl and there is no such thing as too much perfume. I am referring to “too much” in the sense of being a perfume hoarder and not “too much” as in overloading yourself with too many, or too much fragrance at the same time! Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Absolue  This fragrance is ABSOLUEtely gorgeous! It’s got a very distinct Issey scent, with a glamorous new warmth! Ideal for Autumn. It’s got that floral presence without the frou frou (just the way I like it), coupled with a musky, spicy kick! “Cloaked in light during the day The night blooming-jasmine opens and shines only once the sun has set, leaving it’s trail The scent of it’s secret.” The structure of L’EAU D’ISSEY ABSOLUE is floral and luminous. The top note is brilliant purity with a luminous accord. Heart notes are illuminated by the Night-Blooming-Jasmine, which melts into the base notes of vanilla and elegant precious wood. Sounds divine doesn’t it? I’m a huge fan of the original Issey Miyake fragrance, and this one reminds me a lot of that original scent. It kinda reminds me of champagne in so many ways, although it smells nothing like it 😛 It’s pure, distinct…

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pure DKNY A Drop of Rose

pure DKNY A Drop of Rose

Valentines Day is the perfect time to add some new, seductive scents to your fragrance collection… I’m not the biggest fan of floral scents, but I don’t mind a touch of floral. And that’s exactly what you can expect from the new pureDKNY fragrance, A Drop of Rose. It’s a lovely, pure fragrance with a touch of classic Turkish rose! pureDKNY rose begins in Turkey’s Isparta valley in the Anatolian flower fields, where the delicate pink blossoms of rose damascene variety are harvested early each summer. It follows a generations-old process that’s virtually unaffected by modern technology: The harvest season takes place each year in May/June, and each flower is hand-picked, one by one in the cool, pre-dawn hours. By season’s end, 2500 tons of petals have been bagged, weighed, and transported by truck to the distillery where they are gently rolled and processed through 26 stills. The end product is essential oil of rose, a potent raw material that’s later incorporated into the fragrance. This lovely new fragrance launches on counters today, February 4th 2013 and comes in three size variants, all of which are EDP (eau de Perfume) – my favourite 🙂 pureDKNY rose 30ml (R540), 50ml (R750) and 100ml (R955)

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Chrome Summer

Chrome Summer

Happy Friday! Today’s Fragrance Friday feature is for the guys. The new limited edition Chrome Summer by Azzaro is a brand new, fresh fragrance that will make your man smell amazing this summer. Launched by Azzaro in 2012, Chrome Summer is a real manly-man’s, scent with top notes of grapefruit and cardamom, heart notes of green aquatic and base notes of rosewood and ambergris. Overall it’s a woody, spicy fragrance and those types just happen to be my favourite types of scents for a man! I like a man Before I even showed my hubby (my review dummy for this feature) the bottle or told him what it was, after spraying it on him, his first comment was “smells summery”. I was quite impressed, as that’s exactly what this version of Azzaro Chrome is all about, Summer! The bottle features the same design as the original Chrome, however this one is covered with a fine metallic film, to give it an instantly “refreshing” look. Look how beautifully my garden reflects on the bottle, and when you hold it up, you can see right through it. I do also love the lid, which incorporates a chrome checker plate finish, so masculine indeed!

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Kiss From A Jolie Rose

Kiss From A Jolie Rose

I am getting super excited about all the lovely new, light and floral fragrances launching for Spring. One of them, Azzaro Jolie Rose which comes in this beautiful pink bottle with an over sized pink “rose” lid. So pretty! A sparkling fragrance composed by Daphne Bugey of Firmenich, Jolie Rose evokes life, colour, softness and femininity. It’s a powdery blend of flowers with zesty, velvety fruits that rest on a musky-woody base. The top note is orchestrated by bright, bursting accents of citron and kumquat with tangy notes of blackcurrant. The heart is a shower of rose petals blended with violet and the transparent freshness of the pink water lily. While the base notes comprise of a vibrant and woody cedar and white musk. It’s a true girly-girl fragrance that brightens your day and enhances your mood! Price: R315 (30ml EDT) and R495 (50ml EDT) What’s your favourite scent for Spring 2012?

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I am La Petite Robe Noire

I am La Petite Robe Noire

PARIS is my kingdom.. I stroll through it at will. My light step leaves no eyes still. It’s the perfect little black dress! Guerlain’s new fragrance, La Petite Robe Noire, which translated from French means “Little Black Dress” is a gorgeous scent, that makes this week’s Fragrance Friday! It comes in a beautiful bottle, reminiscent of a French boutique and is packaged in it’s own little gift box – no wrapping necessary! The scent’s main note is unmistakably rose, but with a Parisian twist that kinda reminds me a little bit of YSL’s Parisienne. I’m not the biggest fan of rose fragrances because they always seem to sweet to me, but this one, although sweet has a lovely spicy personality! It makes me want to put on my very best little black dress, gather my hair in a fuss free bun, put on my highest heels and spin around the room like a ballerina. La Petite Robe Noir was first created in 2009 as a limited edition fragrance. In February last year, Guerlain launched the second limited edition fragrance and earlier this year, they decided to bring it back after Guerlain’s in-house perfumer, Thierry Wasser added his modification and French flair to the scent. Inspired by the eternity…

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