Monday, February 4, 2008

Ode to the Macy's Perfume Catalog

I love Valentines' and the Macy's catalog that is ALL perfume. It's an awesome opportunity for me to find out what's in the hottest new perfumes and find ways to re-create that with our UB stash of goodies!

Michael Kors Island Carpi sounds delightful and it's top 3 ingredients are as follows:

  • Orange (use our mandarin)

  • Rose Petals

  • Violet

Escada Moon Sparkle boasts Strawberry and Apple

Sean Diddy Combs Unforgiveable is quite the concoction. See the story below

Eau de Bad BoySean Comb's Sleek, Sexy Scent Epitomizes Cool

As with any perfectionist, it goes without saying that Sean Combs would be hands-on in the making of anything and everything that has his name on it. His experience as a mixologist dates back to childhood when he would cook up crazy Kool-Aid™ flavor combinations for his family—long before companies began selling them that way. So it’s not surprising that during the creation of Unforgivable, Combs went so far as inviting the team of perfumers to his home for what turned out to be a marathon mixing session. An incredible 665 sample scent combinations later, Combs finally made up his mind.

Unforgivable (a.k.a. #666) is a citrus-musk mix made up of three main elements:

HOT: An uplifting introduction of Italian bergamot, green mandarin, and Moroccan birch are topped with a sparkling champagne accord.

FABULOUS: Crisp and sensual Mediterranean air accord dissolves into a crisp pool of refreshing Tuscan basil, Florentine iris, clay sage, and lavender.

SEXY: A delightful contrast of warm cashmere accord and cool sea moss blend with the sophistication of Australian sandalwood, amber, tonka bean, and the smooth sensuality of rum for the perfect finish.

Another winner is Coco Mademoiselle:

You might want to call her Miss -- but she prefers COCO MADEMOISELLE.With the creation of COCO MADEMOISELLE in 2001, Jacques Polge reaffirms the modernity of the young Coco Chanel, who overturned convention with the pure and simple lines of her inimitable style. COCO MADEMOISELLE is the fragrance Coco Chanel would wear if she were 21 at the dawn of the 21st century.

Fragrance Family

Fresh oriental, enlivened with modern, unexpected notes.

Sparkling, lively top notes of Orange and Bergamot are followed by clear, pure middle notes of Jasmine petals and Morning Rose. Base notes of Patchouli and Vetiver express a discreet sensuality.

The basics for one of my favorite scents Juicy Couture are:

Mandarin, Rose, and Lily! Make a lotion or shower gel to go with the complex blend.

Last but not least I'm a huge fan of Gwen Stefani's new scent called LAMB! Look at all the notes she uses that UB carries!

L L.A.M.B. Fragrance By Gwen Stefani Introducing L, the first L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani. Gwen's iconic style goes beyond music, beyond fashion, beyond boundaries. The L stands for Love, the first letter of her L.A.M.B clothing and accessories collection. Her signature fragrance is a fusion of feminine and masculine, with a luscious floral scent that bursts with sparkling freshness, then wraps you in the warmth of sensual musks. The packaging reflects all the things Gwen loves, by utilizing the Rasta colors red, yellow, and green, plus turquoise, white, and black stripes. This is truly a glamorous, sexy signature scent that is pure Gwen.

Notes:Fresh Green Notes, Water Hyacinth, White Freesia, Fresh Pear, Violet Leaves, Jasmine Petals, Rose, Muget, Sweet Pea, Orange Blossom, Heliotrope Flower, Sensual Musk, Frangipani Blossom, Peach Skin.

Style:Unique. Powerful. Cool.

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