Ambre Gris from Pierre Balmain – For the Amber Scent Lovers

Pierre Balmain Ambre Gris PerfumePierre Balmain will be launching a new perfume called “Ambre Gris” by the end of March of this year. It is comprised of Myrrh, Cinnamon, Pink Pepper, Immortal Flower, Benzoin, a touch of Tuberose for the heart, and of course, Ambergris as its base note.

The new fragrance is described as a “beautiful woody oriental for women”, and will come in a retro style, cube-shaped bottle with a golden topper. Although Ambre Gris is an eau de parfum for women, its floral element is kept at minimal amount. Therefore, it can also be worn by men due to its resemblance to a masculine woody fougère.

Ambre Gris will be available in two sizes: 1.4-oz. and 2.6-oz.

Celine Dion to Launch a Sensational Fragrance

Celine Dion Sensational PerfumeI’ve been a fan of Celine Dion since her song, “Power of Love”. Just last year, I went to her concert at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas. I sat in the center, fourth row – I was so close to her it was incredible. I love her singing because she sings with so much power and passion – unlike many new artists in the music industry today who seems to focus more on their appearances.

Although I love Celine Dion to death, I have yet to become a fan of her fragrances. I’ve tried some of the perfumes she’s launched, but none have been as special as her beautiful voice (at least to me). However, her fragrances have been major successes, which includes: Enchanting, Belong, and Celine Dion Parfums. According to Wikipedia, Celine Dion’s perfumes have accumulated 500 million USD in retail sales.

During April of 2008, she will be releasing her fifth perfume entitled Sensational. The fragrance is created by Symrise’s Maurice Roucel, who said he chose Orris and Mimosa as heart notes to reflect Celine’s “sensual, delicate and vibrant sides.” Sensational also includes tops notes of Icy Pear, Crisp Apple and Plum, heart notes composed of Jasmine and Freesia, as well as base notes that consist of Amber, Musk and Sandalwood.

Everyone and Their Moms Are Launching a Perfume for V-Day

My Secret Perfume by Kathy HiltonIt seems like every designer, celebrity, and even their mom is launching a new perfume for this Valentine’s Day. In this case, Paris Hilton’s mother, Kathy Hilton, is introducing her own signature fragrance called “My Secret.”

And guess what else, dear reader? My Secret will come in a heart-shaped bottle! I have no clue who the targeted consumers are supposed to be. I doubt anyone Kathy Hilton’s age, like my mom, would use perfumes from a bottle made for little girls. Perhaps young girls would be attracted to the cutesy bottle, but I can’t picture them caring much for the Kathy Hilton brand name.

Notes included in My Secret are: Mandarin, White Freesia, Peony, Rose, Star Jasmine, Apricot Leaf, Sandalwood, Vanilla Musk, and Gilded Amber. Although I haven’t personally smelled the scent, the ingredients appear to be similar to many available perfumes. I am speculating that My Secret will not be anything out of the ordinary. But I withhold my final opinion until I’ve sampled the scent … read more »

Ooh La La

Victoria's Secret Ooh La La PerfumeOoh La La, the newest fragrance from Victoria’s Secret, will be hitting the shelves this February.

“Throw a wink, blow a kiss, be the coquette you are. A flirtatious mélange of Mandarin, Cherry Blossom and Vanilla, this vivacious new scent is just one of the Sexy Little Things our supermodels can’t live without…”

The new Ooh La La fragrance collection will retail for the following prices:

Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz.) – $39
Illuminating Body Lotion (6.7 oz.) – $18
Shimmering Fragrance Mist (8.4 oz.) – $22
Sparkling Body Powder – $29.50

This new perfume will be joining an array of other fragrances targeted for a pre-Valentine’s Day launch.

L’Occitane Feu D’Orange Perfume

L'Occitane Feu D'Orange PerfumeI recently started using L’Occitane skincare products because my god-sister gave me a set for my birthday. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the scent of their shea butter hand cream and body lotion, but they are very moisturizing.

During February of 2008, L’Occitane will be launching a unisex perfume called Feu D’Orange, which translates to ‘Fire of Oranges’. The scent was inspired by Sicilian orchards. Notes included are: Sicilian Blood Orange, Sweet Orange, Calabrian Tangerine, Lemon, Vetiver, Gaiac, Vanilla Resin, and Incense.

I like citrus based perfumes, so I definitely look forward to trying Feu D’Orange if I can get my hands on it.