Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Choosing the right scent for you is what distinguishes you from everyone else – it makes you unique. There are a multitude of fragrances to choose and to identify with – ones that can change our moods or even evoke fond memories. In this regard, it is safe to say that choosing the right fragrance is a choice we should not take lightly, as our perfume choice for day, night and even for our home emanates who each of us are…

For Her:  With the summer season now well underway we are spoiled for choice – The variety of fragrances and aromas lingering in the air make us feel rejuvenated and alive, whether it’s floral or oriental (even the mix of the two!), Chypre or Citrus scents. Citrus and Florals disintegrate more quickly than stronger scents, so invest in the Eu de Parfum to avoid spritzing away half your bottle on your lunch break! You could also combine citrus and floral scents with the more impacting musk, patchouli and sandalwood notes for longer-lasting wear. For the evening, try rich, exotic base blends of saffron, sensual vanilla and warming liquid amber.

For Him:  The latest releases in scents for men include an assortment of spice smells such as bourbon pepper and nutmeg to provide for a feeling of rugged, pure masculinity. Combine this with other woody tones to generate a musky, but not smoky scent. The presence of intensive substances like vanilla, exotic resins, musk and wood means a fragrance won’t wear off easily.  On the other end of the spectrum, men’s fragrances can also include fruit and citrus scents, with tones which can radiate one’s originality. Set to take men’s fragrance by storm are ones which contain bergamot and mandarin orange!



Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Tired of caking up like Grammy by mid-morning or shining like a Disco Ball at Happy Hour?  So were we!  Then we were gifted with IT CosmeticsBye Bye Pores Illumination Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder.  We were delightedly surprised to see that the finely-milled, talc-free translucent powder illuminated our skin without the after-effects of cheap shimmers or glitters.  Elegantly eradicating shine and blurring  imperfections, Bye Bye Pores Illumination also worked overtime, delivering anti-aging benefits from an antioxidant-rich formula enriched with hydrolyzed collagen and peptides.



Friday, August 18th, 2017

Designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (above) launched two new scents in their Elizabeth and James line this week.  Nirvana French Grey and Amethyst (pictured center) have joined the brand’s fragrance collection, which was launched in 2013 with Nivana Black and Nirvana White.  Nirvana French Grey is a floral scent comprised of lavender, neroli, and musk, while Nirvana Amethyst blends notes of tobacco, honeysuckle and cedar wood.  In a company press release, Mary-Kate said, “Amethyst and French Grey continue to build upon the story of Nirvana as we further explore notes that Ashley and I are drawn to – dark and rich, light and floral.”