Pure Beauty – Fragrance Focus May 2011 - beaut-e



Pure Beauty – Fragrance Focus May 2011 - beaut-e
Fantastic new
fragrances available
1. Lancôme Trio of Ô’s
are three light, fresh fragrances
designed to transport the wearer
to the sunshine and warmth of
the French Riviera. Ô de Lancôme
features top notes of bergamot,
lemon and mandarin; heart notes of
basil, rosemary, coriander, jasmine
and honeysuckle; and base notes
of oakmoss, vetiver and patchouli.
Meanwhile, Ô d’Azur blends top notes
of Calabrian lemon essence, lychee,
galbanum and bergamot with heart
notes of Turkish damask rose, peony
and Ecuadorian pink pepper, and a
woody musk base note. Finally, Ô de
l’Orangerie features top notes of orange
zest and orange blossom essential oil;
heart notes of orange blossom absolu
and jasmine; and base notes of cedar
and benzoin. Rsp £29 each, Lancôme,
2. Jo Malone Sakura
Cherry Blossom
is a limited edition fragrance that is
an exquisite interpretation of cherry
blossom, bringing it to life with layers
of rose and mimosa, accented with the
freshness of bergamot and mandarin.
The result is a powdery fragrance,
contrasted with a base of musk and
woods. Rsp from £34, Estée Lauder,
3. Caudalie
has created three light, fresh fragrances
Natural and organic
fragrances are becoming
more common and
increasingly sophisticated
May 2011 Pure Beauty
Top 5 new fragrances in the press
March 2011
•Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EdP
•DKNY Be Delicious Juiced
•Paul Smith Optimistic
•Nina Ricci Ricci Ricci Dancing Ribbon
•Yardley Royal English Daisy EdT
inspired by the vineyard.
Fleur de Vigne ‘tells the
exquisite scent of the
blooming grape flowers
at dawn’, with notes of
grapefruit, mandarin and cedar.
Zeste de Vigne is a ‘radiant, generous
and intensely optimistic fragrance,
recalling the sun at its zenith scattering
the citrus trees of the Smith Haut
Lafitte vineyard’s orangery with its
dazzling sparkles of light’, with notes of
sweet lemon, petit grain and bergamot.
Finally, Thé des Vignes is dedicated to
the ‘suspended moment in time when,
between the blue and white lights of
twilight, the warm sunlight flares in
the horizon before drifting away to
the other side of the world’. It contains
white musk, neroli and ginger notes.
Rsp £25, Caudalie, www.caudalie.co.uk.
4. PG Organics Embrace
is a new EdP created with natural and
organic ingredients. It combines notes
of amber, musk, neroli, iris, mimosa,
rose, ylang ylang, vanilla, tonka bean,
black pepper and ginger. The Ecocertcertified scent is packaged in a refillable
bottle, saving money and reducing
landfill, and the outer carton is printed
using foils on FSC-approved board
from a British paper mill. PG Organics
founder Patricia Gallagher travelled to
France to train in Natural Perfumery
before creating the scent. Rsp £58,
PG Organics, www.pgorganics.co.uk.
5. Moschino Forever
is the new masculine fragrance by
Moschino ‘created for a classic man,
with a strong personality that enables
him to be original and unique’. The
fragrance opens with top notes of
bergamot, kumquat and star anise.
Heart notes of clary sage, tonka bean
and vibrant black pepper lead to base
notes of vetiver, musk and sandalwood.
The bottle reflects the Moschino DNA
– classic with a twist. The transparent
glass bottle is topped with a cap that
showcases the iconic Moschino logo,
while the highly impactful black,
opaque carton is characterised by the
bold Moschino Forever name embossed
in silver. Rsp from £27,
Aspects Beauty Company,
01273 408 800.
Prada Infusion de Rose is the latest addition to
the Infusion collection. It features notes of rose
from Bulgaria and Turkey, bringing a subtle depth
and sumptuous femininity to the scent; Italian
mandarin, for light, sparkling freshness; peppermint, bringing
a clean and captivating aspect; Brazilian mate,
for a smoky, rich green aspect; and beeswax
from Laos, a full, warm note to complete the
fragrance. Infusion de Rose is bottled in
the traditional glass flacon unique to the
Infusion Collection, while the outer carton
features a fantasy scene of wood nymphs at
play among giant rose petals, sourced from a
Prada Spring/Summer 2008 collection print.
Rsp £68.50, Puig UK, 0207 494 6220.
Pure Beauty May 2011
Kate Morris, sales and
marketing director,
Jigsaw ESL
I¹ve heard that if a fragrance
suits you, you shouldn’t be
able to smell it on yourself - is
this true?
A perfume that smells great
on one person can smell
completely different on someone
else, because everyone’s skin is
unique. When you get the right
blend of chemistry a fragrance can
completely come to life and often
mixes so well you are unable to
smell it on yourself. When buying a
perfume for yourself it’s always best
to try several on blotter cards, to
avoid confusing your nose. Narrow
down your search to a handful
and put your favourite onto your
skin. Try to avoid strong foods or
alcohol the night before as these
can seep through the skin and ruin
the natural blend. Wear the scent
on your skin for at least an hour to
see how it dries down. Although this
process takes longer than covering
yourself in numerous scents, it is
worthwhile as your signature scent is
such an important part of you. There
are no hard and fast rules about
which groups of scent suit which
type of person but if you like one
perfume from a specific family, you’re
likely to like others from the same
family. Make sure that you tell your
fragrance consultant previous scents
that you have worn so that they can
identify which family you tend to go
for and then recommend something
from the same family.