Fab New Fragrance deadofnight — With Creative Director, The Lovely Helena Christensen


Helena Christensen
Helena Christensen

Artisanal perfumery, ERH1012 creates deadofnight, a captivating new perfume oil featuring the hypnotic ingredient, Oudh.  A compelling scent for men and women, ingredients for deadofnight, including signature Oudh, are all harvested from one of the world’s only sustainable plantations located in Southeast Asia.

Model, photographer, and writer, Helena Christensen, shapes the brand’s identity as Creative Director, and legendary nose Christophe Laudamiel brings the fragrance to life. “When I first smelled a sample of the fragrance, I thought it was the most incredible, intoxicating divine scent,” explains Helena. “I immediately knew I wanted to be on board. It has been a few years now, and we finally have it out.”

Warm and sensual, deadofnight (20 mL, $575; 10 mL, $295; 1.25 mL, $55) opens with green top notes. The complexity of the Oudh heart is balanced with light, floral hints of Jasmine and Rose, and finishes with nuanced Sandalwood, Amber, and White Musk. The sophisticated, unique fragrance finishes with a lingering hint of mystical allure.

Handcrafted in small batches, the exceptional oil is slowly absorbed into the skin, combining with the wearer to create a deeply personal, unique scent. Unlike alcohol-based perfumes, this oil must be applied deliberately and carefully, like an intimate ritual. Devastatingly seductive, deadofnight’s exotic, exquisite, and entrancing scent will leave you breathless.

Available at MiN New York or online at http://www.erh1012.com; debuting at Harrods of London in October 2014


New Fragrance Collection — Robin McGraw Georgia



New fragrance alert! Stake your claim in the timeless spirit of femininity. Inspired by the spirit, love and strength of her mother, Robin’s combination of evocative scents is the perfect underpinning to your own unique womanliness. Spritely floral top notes rise above lingeringly sophisticated middle notes, all tenderly underlined by base notes of a deep sensuality.  Imbue yourself with inspiration — wear to declare.

The notes are:

Top notes — bergamot, pink freesia and water lotus

Middle notes — whimsical orchid, feminine rose and tea leaf

Base Notes — patchouli, soothing amber and coral musk

Alongside the eau de parfum, the Georgia by Robin McGraw collection includes a scented hydrating body butter ($30/8 fl oz), foaming shower gel ($28/8 fl oz) and moisturizing hand cream ($18/3 fl oz).

What I think:  This is such an interesting scent.  It starts sweet and light, then the spicy base notes hit you and linger.  I think it’s sexy and romantic. This scent will be perfect for the upcoming cold winter months.

Available at http://www.hsn.com

Fresh Spring Fragrances Just in Time For Mother’s Day!

I am so happy that it is finally warming up and looking like Spring.  Now is definitely the time to start thinking about fresh, floral and fruity spring fragrances.

Not only are the below great ideas for you, but think about Mother’s Day, which is rapidly approaching!  I will have more Mother’s Day gift ideas in the coming months, but you can never start thinking about Mom’s gifts too early!

Love2Love Freesia + Violet Petals
Love2Love Freesia + Violet Petals

Love2Love Freesia + Violet Petals ($10 USD 3.4 fl. oz. Each) — Love2Love features scratch N’ sniff packaging, which provides a retro take on the fresh floral collection. Packed with notes of fresh floral for any occasion, below are two of the four scents from the collection:

  • Fresh Rose + Peach:Juicy notes of peach nectar, lychee and fresh cassis buds. The middle notes of geranium and Bulgarian rose oil infuse innocence and femininity into the fragrance while the blend of musk and orris at the base.
  • Freesia + Violet Petals:A delicately sweet mix of peach blossom, lily petals, lavender blooms, with notes of sheer musk, heliotropine and cedarwood at the base.

Available at http://www.walmart.com

Thymes Rollerball
Thymes Rollerball

Thymes Rollerball ($19 USD .34 fl. oz) —  Thymes’s Studio Collection, launching this spring, includes SIX beautifully scented Cologne Rollerballs to easily take your favorite fragrance on the go! This studio collection includes the following six scents(the fragrance above is Aqua Coralline, my fave):

  • Aqua Coralline: Pure water lily, delicately floral white cyclamen, and crisp driftwood
  • Jade Matcha: Sweet bergamot, tangy lemongrass, spicy cardamom, Tonka bean and sugarcane
  • Kimono Rose: Satiny rose, peony, and jasmine
  • Lotus Santal: Plum wood, patchouli, and spicy clove
  • Rosewood Citron: Fresh and woody vetiver, bright citron, and sparkling grapefruit
  • Tiare Monoi: Tiare flowers, wild jasmine, delicate osmanthus and ylang

Available at www.thymes.com

Nomad Two Worlds
Nomad Two Worlds

The Nomad Two Worlds rollerball collection ($35 USD for .25 oz), is a luxury fragrance line that you can take on the go.  The rollerballs are spring-loaded and won’t leak in your bag.  The fragrances are:

  • Bijou Vert (Green Jewel) is an elegant and refreshing twist on the classic vetiver fragrance, featuring premium Haitian sourced vetiver, grapefruit, mandarin, geranium, lotus flower, black pepper, benzoin, patchouli and cedar wood.
  • Citadelle represents the strength and resilience and spirit of the Haitian people. Premium Haitian vetiver mingles with marigold, pear, bergamot, lemon, spices, amberwood, musk and cedar wood.
  • Wild Fire, inspired by the intoxicating scent of the West Australian desert is a warm, sensual fragrance combining the rich dry scent of Australian sandalwood with the creamy amber and floral notes of ylang ylang, jasmine petals, cedarwood and musk.
  • Desert Blush  was inspired by the Western Australian desert at sunset, when the red earth softens and blushes scarlet and pink just before darkness falls.

Available at www.NomadTwoWorlds.com

The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Grapefruit
The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Grapefruit

The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Grapefruit ($58 1.7 fl. oz) — An Uplifting Citrus. This invigorating blend of sparkling grapefruit, creamy cedarwood, lime, and Madagascar vanilla is created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits.

Master natural perfumers blend exotic essential oils with skin soothing botanicals for timeless expressions of nature that captivate the senses and nurture the skin. Infused with everything that’s good for you and absolutely nothing that’s not, LAVANILA is changing the way you spray.

Available at http://www.lavanila.com

What’s your current fave spring fragrance?

Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas Part 2

I have so many great last-minute gift ideas that I had to make 2 posts!

If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the lady who likes beauty products, check out these great ideas:

butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets
butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets

butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets ($24 USD) — Sparkle and shine this holiday season with butter LONDON’s Fire & Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets. These lacquer duos will quickly add a spark to your fashion wardrobe with new, innovative overcoats designed to transform your lacquer for a festive look. Four completely new shades (Rebel Fox, Brass Monkey, Bluecoat, and Leccy) will have you heating up or looking cool at any holiday festivity.

Available at www.butterlondon.com and some butter LONDON products are available at Ulta stores.

Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection
Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection

Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection ($52 USD) — This three-piece set provides everything you need to combat advanced signs of aging. Arm yourself with a full size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a deluxe size Complete Eye Renewal Balm and a half size Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

Available at www.algenist.com, Sephora stores and www.sephora.com

Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio
Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio

Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio ($39.00 USD) — Shower yourself in the fragrant florals of Marc Jacobs with this set of easy-to-tote rollerballs. Daisy is a sparkling floral bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth. Daisy Eau So Fresh is the whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. Its light, woody base infuses a subtle but sharp glimmer of musk for an unexpected twist of radiance. Dot bursts open with a bright and thrilling effervescence, harnessing the beautiful scent of jasmine at its heart.

The set includes:

1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau de Toilette Rollerball  1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette Rollerball 1 0.33 oz Dot Eau de Parfum Rollerball

Available at Sephora stores and www.sephora.com

DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein
DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein

DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein ($89 3.4oz) — Daisy is fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence.  Radiant and enchanting, the fragrance has a sparkling floral bouquet  – spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth.  At the heart of Daisy is a floral with vintage edge: violet.  Sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, vintage flavor of Marc Jacobs’ feminine, edgy designs.

Top: wild strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit

Mid: gardenia, violet petals, jasmine petals

Base: musk-vanilla infusion, white woods 

Available at Sephora stores and www.sephora.com


Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection
Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection

Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection — To mark the second anniversary of its signature scent, Bottega Veneta created the Luxury Bath Collection. Designed to enhance and expand the sensual experience of this unique fragrance, the collection reflects an entirely new way to experience the scent, adding a new, intimate dimension to the refined world of Bottega Veneta. The elements of the new Luxury Bath Collection include a Luxury Body Scrub, a Luxury Body Oil, a Shimmery Body Powder with puff applicator, and a Luxury Hair Mist.

Softening Body Scrub             6.7 oz              $95

Shimmery Body Powder         3.5 oz              $70

Satin Body Oil                        3.4 oz              $60

Available at specialty stores and Bottega Veneta boutiques.

Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit
Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit

Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit ($99 USD) — Power and performance: a set combining multiple benefits for your skin. Use the Age Defying Exfoliating pads to remove dead skin cells while infusing the skin with firming agents. Follow with Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum—there is no better shield against the free radicals responsible for skin aging than this multitasking, anti-wrinkle serum. When combined with Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture, this power duo delivers an anti-aging one-two punch, gifted with active ingredients that have been shown to combat dark spots, even skintone, and increase hydration 60 percent in as little as two weeks. Finish with Eye Revive Crème, another multitasking wonder that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness while firming and hydrating the sensitive eye area.

This set contains:
– 15 x Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads
– 0.5 oz Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum
– 0.5 oz Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture
– 0.17 oz Eye Revive Crème

Available in Sephora Stores and http://www.sephora.com

Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set
Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set

Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set ($59 USD) — This set includes:

Prodigieux® Eye Contour  0.5 oz

Huile Prodigieuse® Love from Paris Collector – Dry oil 1.7 oz

Crème Prodigieuse® Moisturizing & Anti-Fatigue Care 1 oz

Available at us.nuxe.com.

Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl
Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl

Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl ($199 USD) — Celebrate the transformative power of fashion and beauty with our Patricia Field Signature Kit.

  • AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 with Patricia Field GelaSkin – Martine Girl.
  • 1 AIRpod Foundation
  • 1 AIRpod Blush (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Blush in Hot Pink)
  • 1 AIRpod Highlighter (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne)
  • 3 Pod Stand (Bonus item!)
  • Signature Clear Makeup Bag (Bonus item!)

PLUS, TEMPTU’s Care and Usage Guide, One-year Warranty, 45-day Money Back Guarantee, and Shade Match Guarantee

Available at www.temptu.com


Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro
Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro

Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro ($8.99) — I realize that this may not be a beauty product (it is for your phone or tablet), but I really love it and think it is a great stocking stuffer!

MegaMicro™ features our exclusive Dual-Hybrid Technology offering two cleaning surfaces in one:

  • A textured side for easy removal of dirt, oils, fingerprints, water spots and sunscreen
  • An optical-grade microfiber side to polish your display to a crystal clear shine

The new MegaMicro™ Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is perfect for cleaning larger displays, tablets, computer monitors, TV screens, and marine electronics. Available in Blue


(1) MegaMicro™ Dual-Hyrbrid Microfiber Cloth (7″ x 7″ – 18cm x 18cm)

(1) Vinyl Carrying Case for portability

Available for immediate purchase through the online store at www.shop.mobilecleanandgo.com.

Enjoy and remember it is Free Shipping Day for a lot of companies.  So get your orders in if you’d like to get it online in time for Christmas.  Happy Holidays!









Fabulous New Fall Fragrances

Fall fragrances are sexy.  They are a bit spicier and richer than what I usually wear, but as it gets colder, I do like to switch it up a bit.

The following fragrances are not for the shy!  But, if you want something sultrier for the season, these are great choices.

Katy Perry Killer Queen
Katy Perry Killer Queen

“When I was creating Killer Queen, I was really inspired by the idea of a strong, confident woman in power and that is exactly what I hoped to put into this fragrance, something that brings out the power inside of you.”

Katy Perry

Killer Queen by Katy Perry ($59) is an addictive scent which bewitches, indulges and demands to be noticed. The new, strikingly gorgeous perfume captures Katy Perry’s rebellious spirit, throwing convention to the wind.

Inspired by the queen’s scepter, the distinct jewel-shaped bottle encompasses key notes; Wild Berry, Red Velvet Flower and Natural Patchouli Heart – portraying sexy sophistication and lawless luxury.

Available at department and beauty stores such as Ulta and Sephora.

Yves Rocher Flower Party By Night
Yves Rocher Flower Party By Night

“FLOWERPARTY BY NIGHT YVES ROCHER, a unique fragrance that is an invitation to fantasy and celebration: An explosive encounter between bitter Almond and the provocative notes of Liquorice that charms everyone it touches. In the base notes, Vanilla stimulates addiction thanks to its delectable aromas.” Philippe Romano, Perfumer at Drome.

FLOWERPARTY BY NIGHT (1.6 fl. oz $55) This new fragrance reinterprets the original fragrance with a daring touch. This spicy night-time version with an ultra addictive liquorice accent reveals a bold seductiveness. An irresistible fruity floral with signature notes will have them all addicted!

You can learn more and purchase at www.yvesrocherusa.com.

Paint a Scent from See by Chloe
Paint a Scent from See by Chloe

Paint a Scent from See by Chloe ($35 USD, .5 oz) — This fall, see by chloé presents paint a scent paint a scent paint a scent, an irresistible limited edition miniature version of its eau de parfum.

Under the flowing silhouette of the bottle, a bright pink brush catches the eye. a new perfume ritual. a delicate gesture thanks to the brush, to gently apply fragrance to the skin. an original and refined way of wearing perfume in gentle touches, behind the ear or on the wrist.

An adorable mini-fragrance that encases the addictive floral of the eau de parfum created by michel almairac. the first sparkling notes of bergamot are blended with an apple blossom accord and the grace of jasmine. the fragrance softens into the sensuality of sandalwood and vanilla caressing the skin. Feminine and playful, see by chloé paint a scent offers a new way of wearing your favorite perfume at any time, in fragrant touches.

Available at fine department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstroms. 

L'Occitane Vanille and Narcisse Eau de Toilette
L’Occitane Vanille and Narcisse Eau de Toilette

A warm, intoxicating fragrance, the Vanille & Narcisse Eau De Toilette is discreet at first, the scent of narcissus swells to reveal a bouquet of white flowers and spicy heart accords. Rich and radiant vanilla blends with the wilder, untamed notes of narcissus to give it its spirit.

Vanille & Narcisse Eau De Toilette is part of our new collection inspired by the city of Grasse in Provence. Known by many as the fragrance capital of the world, it is here where precious ingredients from near and distant lands have been combined to create beautiful perfumes for centuries.


Forever Red Exclusively at Bath and Body Works

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works

I have received a sample of the fragrance Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.  To learn more about the program, visit www.influenster.com.  If you would like to join, I have 3 invites left so leave a comment and I will invite you to join!

Bath & Body Works’ most luxurious longest lasting fragrance, Forever Red, blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression.

Forever Red is available in:
Eau du Parfum
Fine Fragrance Mist
Rollerball & Lip Wand Duo
Shower Gel
Body Lotion
Triple Moisture Body Cream
Shimmer Mist
Golden Sugar Scrub

What I think: This is a really sweet fragrance.  The pomegranate is pronounced, but instead of a bit of a tartness that pomegranate brings, the peach and other notes make it super sweet.

This is a fragrance that I would not usually wear because I like fresher notes, but it is perfect for the girl who loves sweet, fruity scents!

Where to Buy: You can find Bath and Body Works products at a registered retail store near you or online at bathandbodyworks.com!


Switch Up Your Fragrances For Fall!

It’s almost fall, and I am already starting to love more hearty and spicy fragrances.  I have tried some great new perfumes and bath and body products. Here are a few that I really like:

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum

Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum ($59.90 USD 2 oz)  Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood, and Gardenia, Tuscan Fig entices you with its warm essence.

I have been wearing this every day lately.  It is a great daytime fragrance because is it soft and warm.  I can really smell the vanilla and fig — so nice!

This is $59.90 USD on hsn.com.

Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple

Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple ($59 USD 1.7 oz) — Following the 2010 launch of SO ELIXIR YVES ROCHER, Yves Rocher is now introducing SO ELIXIR PURPLE, an intoxicating and magnetic fragrance that reveals your powers of seduction. The notes of the fragrance are a unique combination of Tuberose, Vetiver, Bergamot, Benzoin and Patchouli.

I like that this is spicy, but also bright — the tuberose and bergamot lighten up the benzoin and patchouli notes.  I think it is perfect for an evening out! This will be available in October at www.yvesrocherusa.com/.  Also, take their Plantsonality quiz at http://www.facebook.com/YvesRocherUSA to find the perfect fragrances for you!

Strange Invisible Perfumes Lemon Neroli Body Lotion

Strange Invisible Perfume’s Lemon & Neroli Body Lotion ($60 USD 8oz) — A remarkably pure moisturizing formula for all skin types, handcrafted with certified organic, non-photosensitizing ingredients, including hydro-distilled lemon and French neroli.  It is made with purified glacier water and natural, certified organic/pesticide-free ingredients and is completely non-toxic, vegan, and never tested on animals.

This is a light, fresh scent and the lotion makes my skin so soft!  The Bergamot scent is also lovely for citrus-lovers.  Purchase at www.siperfumes.com.

Laura Mercier’s Ambre Vanille Body Scrub

Laura Mercier has releasing a brand new fragrance to her Bath and Body Collection: intoxicating Ambre Vanillé in a Souffle Body Crème, Body Scrub and Honey Bath.

I have been loving the Ambre Vanille Body Scrub. This delicious and pampering body polish, made from crushed Vanilla Seeds and Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, gently exfoliates skin, while Shea Butter and Honey naturally condition and protect. Sweet Almond and Hydrolyzed Rice Proteins, along with Pro-Vitamin B-5 provide moisture balance and protection. For skin that feels super soft and smooth, indulge in this luxurious Body Scrub.

This smells amazing and leaves skin velvety soft.  available for $46.00 at http://www.lauramercier.com