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Luxury perfume for babies aims to enhance their natural smell

Dolce & Gabbana’s Baby Fragrance aims to emphasize the natural smell of babies while adding hints of other scents.

Bearing in mind that many parents may not want to mask the smell of their child, the creators of the perfume apparently used hints of bergamot, honey and musk to accentuate the natural odour of newborns. The fragrance has been made without alcohol to ensure babies’ skin is not affected by the solution, according to the brand’s lifestyle magazine Swide. Firmly marketed towards parents who want to give their child some luxury, the perfume comes in a sleek glass bottle with cherub detailing.

Many parents already use scented products such as talcum powder and baby lotion, so perhaps the fashion brand’s vision isn’t too far-fetched. Baby Fragrance is available to buy from the new Dolce & Gabbana Corso Venezia 7 store in Venice, which places an emphasis on luxury family-based products. Are there other typically adult products that could be given a makeover for babies? Or are some products best saved for adulthood?

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Full Article @ SpringWise

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Product Spotlight: Tamale Perfume

“I could go wild and try to create a ‘pollo’ one or an ‘al pastor’ one,” perfumer Zorayda Ortiz tells DNAinfo Chicago, referring to a chicken or pork tamale scented oil she’s thinking of designing. Honey, just having a plain tamale scented one is bad enough.

Fortunately the first two ideas seem to be just that – ideas – but that third one. That third one, titled simply “Tamale,” is part of Ortiz’s newest perfume line and attempts to capture the culture of the Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

Now, like with the sushi perfume we discovered a while back, it’s hard to imagine what effect any sort of food-inspired scent could have on a person aside from making them hungry.

H/T Huff Po, PixThx Tavallai

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The Manliest Scent: Wood

Forget careful combinations of spice and bergamot, leather and primrose. When a man wants to smell like a man (who wants to smell like a cologne), there is one family of scents that he should turn to: wood. It's big, hearty, and dominant. Plus, it's what our ancestors wore. Granted, the smell most likely rubbed off on them after a day spent hunting in the forest or swinging an ax in preparation for winter, but the result is basically the same, just without the sweat. So save the light, citrusy colognes for spring and summer and the spicy musks for the fall holidays. This winter, you'll want to smell like wood.

And not just because we told you to. Woody colognes are experiencing a resurgence, according to Michael Edwards, an independent fragrance consultant and enthusiast. So you should see more and better options than ever. If you're looking for someone to thank, try women. They embraced the woody perfume market in recent years (albeit with more flowers, powders, and zest of lemon), and it seems the fragrance companies listened.

Woody colognes aren't simply a matter of opportunity. There are functional benefits, too: You need less, for one thing. Only oriental fragrances are heavier than woodys, which means only orientals last longer throughout the day. That weight also means woody scents hang close to your body. The only people who smell it will be you and whoever you allow to get close to you. Which can encourage nuzzling, if that's what you're into. As with any cologne, if you have dry skin you can be a little more generous in applying a woody fragrance. Cologne molecules bond with the oils in your skin, so the less you have (of oils), the more you'll need (of cologne). Still: Be reasonable.

Of all the new(ish) woody colognes, my favorite is [1] Encounter Calvin Klein ($50.73 for 3.4 oz; amazon.com). Like most woody fragrances, Encounter is paired with a citrus top note — in this case, mandarin — resulting in a scent that's somehow still deep and boozy, with rum, cognac, and a little bit of musk. By the time Encounter dries down, you're left with a subtle cedar smell, like you slept in the attic of a mountain cabin. [2] Victorinox Swiss Army Forest ($68 for 3.4 oz; swissarmy.com) starts lighter, thanks to notes of lemon and sage, but eventually ends with the familiar hearty smell of pine. Wear it if you like Christmas. [3] Dolce & Gabbana's the One Sport ($51 for 3.3 oz; amazon.com) initially smells very fresh, like you're cooking with rosemary. After an hour, you're left with just the right level of patchouli — an amount that says you're complementing a shower, not replacing it. [4] Bulgari Man ($79 for 3.4 oz; bulgari.com) has dominant top notes of violet, but if that's not your thing, just wait. You soon get a spicy musk that smells just a bit like vanilla. This is probably what Clooney smells like when he eats ice cream. The lightest of the options I tried is [5] Nautica Aqua Rush ($65 for 3.4 oz; nautica.com), which smells a lot like sitting on the deck of a ship with a mint julep in your hand. It's all water and mint, eventually settling on a simple and pleasant teak. If you can't afford a boat, this may be the closest you'll get.

Rodney Cutler is an Ironman triathlete and the owner of Cutler Salons in New York City.

Words and Phrases a Man Can Use to Describe His Cologne: woody; woodsy; spicy; peppery; warm; fruity; just like Grandpa's; light; bold; nutty; green; classic; subtle; evocative; fresh; mossy; pungent; musky; sharp; good.

A Few He Cannot: an experience; just like Grandma's; the aura of agarwood spiked by tonka bean; designer imposter; me.

Full Article @ Esquire

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Egg Nog Cologne Smells Like ‘Nutmeg and a Dash of Cinnamon’

Just in time for that last Christmas party, the Demeter Fragrance Library is here with Egg Nog Cologne. Their “delightful, creamy concoction with touches of nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon” is sure to have your fellow partygoers dying to get drunk from the creamy goodness emanating from every corner of your body.

For those seeking a more private experience with l’eau de egg nog, they also offer a shower gel, massage oil and calming body lotion for more intimate moments of food-related sexiness.

The scent loses authenticity points for forgoing the alcoholic kick so beloved in egg nog, but Demeter going with the virgin recipe was probably for the best, otherwise the fragrance would be more Annoying Alcoholic Uncle than cozy old Egg Nog.


Egg Nog cologne @ Amazon

via Demeter Fragrance Library

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Pizza Perfume: Pizza Hut Releases ‘Eau de Pizza Hut’

Be careful what you wish for on the internet: Pizza Hut Canada has released a limited edition Pizza Hut perfume. After a Facebook post jokingly asked what fans of the pizza chain would call a perfume that smelled like "a box of Pizza Hut pizza being opened," the company culled the whopping 266 responses to come up with the super original "Eau de Pizza Hut." The company actually produced a cologne, which has "top notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough" and "commemorate[s] Pizza Hut Canada reaching 100,000 Facebook fans." Commemorating Facebook fans is apparently something that happens now.

Sorry to disappoint, but the sole 110 bottles of Eau de Pizza Hut have already been distributed to random Pizza Hut Canada fans via Facebook. But don't worry, a rep for the chain says via press release, "The good news is people can enjoy the great smell of fresh Pizza Hut pizza any day of the week by ordering one of our signature crust pizzas." So don't worry about how you're going to end up smelling like pepperoni.

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Introducing Edible Deodorant

Ever tire of swiping Speed Stick on your tender underarms? Ever wish your sweat smelled like a garden bouquet?

Introducing the newest addition to the growing group of “functional foods” and “edi-cosmedis”: Edible deodorant. And no, not that kind, you sicko. No armpit-licking is required.

American company Beneo and Bulgarian confectioner Alpi have created the Deo Perfume Candy, a rose-flavored candy that claims to make a person excrete a floral aroma for up to six hours. Their website explains:

Geraniol is a natural antioxidant and its fragrance, once consumed as a candy, leaves the body through its pores, creating a naturally sweet smell that can last for hours.

The treats look like throat lozenges and are packaged in girly pink and purple. There’s even a sugar free version for those who want to smell good and stay svelte. While the U.S. has yet to stock their shelves with the product (and where would drugstores even put it– the candy aisle or the deodorant aisle?), it’s already sold in Germany, China, Korea, Armenia, and Spain.

Deo Perfume Candy is great for those days when you forget to apply Old Spice, Secret, or whatever your pit stain poison. All you have to do is pop one in your mouth and let the wind waft your heavenly scent through the air.

via HuffPost

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Miss That Dead Tree Smell? There’s A Perfume For That

Stringing words together in intelligible sentences is an art that goes way back. But for almost as long as it’s been around, the preferred medium for this has been paper; caves are not so easily transported. But as the years tick past the new millennium, a new publishing landscape is emerging that will almost surely relegate dead tree books to museums and rare object collections. Case in point is the emergent trend of eBooks. Boy are they popular! But the sentimentalists hate them. Maybe they can be mollified with the above Paper Passion fragrance by Geza Schoen and Gerhard Steidl. Yes, it’s an actual fragrance that is supposed to smell like “a freshly printed book”, and it comes packaged in a hollowed-out book of its own. You could buy it and sprinkle it liberally on your Nook, or your Kindle or even your iPad, and revel in one of the languishing vestiges of a world that 20 years from now will seem as silly as cassette tapes seem to us today.

It’s $98.

Full Article @ OG

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The Scent of Departure: Bottled City Smells

They say your sense of smell is the one most strongly tied to memory, which sucks because that means the thing tourists remember most about America is that our country smells like piss… at least if they arrived at the Philly airport. But luckily Philly’s not on the list of bottled city smells from The Scent of Departure. They sell fragrances with the distinct smells of major cities around the world. For instance, Paris smells like armpits and cheese roses and lemons, while Tokyo smells like giant robot oil and Godzilla breath lotus, freesias and peonies. You know what, I’ve been to Paris—armpits and cheese is way more accurate. In fact, sometimes I like to eat brie, skip deodorant and reminisce about my trip. $45

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Fragrance Company Recreates The Scent Of New Apple Products

Air Aroma collaborated with Melbourne-based artistic group – Greatest Hits – to create a unique fragrance that smells of an Apple product being opened for the first time. Artists Gavin Bell, Jarrah de Kuijer and Simon McGlinn wanted to encompass the Apple product scent, right down to the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, the printed ink on the cardboard, and the aluminum laptop. To source this particular scent, Air Aroma had to contact fragrance suppliers in the South of France to send samples of fragrances with the aroma of glue, plastic, rubber and paper. Air Aroma fragrance designers then used these samples as ingredients to create a range of signature blend fragrances. The blends, each with unique recipes were then tested in the Air Aroma laboratory until a final fragrance was ultimately selected.

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