Back to School Fragrances

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 2:32 PM

School is back in session and if part of your back to school shopping is to get your hands on a fantastic fragrance!

Men's Fragrances

Versace Man Eau Fraiche

This fresh and sporty scent is great for coming out of the summer months. With notes of bergamot and woods this has a nice aromatic blend of spices too that make it special and still very wearable. I love the starfruit note in here, adds a nice tartness to the wood and citrus! It's an easy daytime fragrance and a great scent to wear to class!

Hermes Terre d'Hermes

This classic from Jean-Claude Ellena is a spectacular fragrance loved by many. An opening of citrus is met with pepper at the heart and woods and patchouili at the base. This is a fantastic scent that is appropriate for professional settings. You will smell classic and smart, as well as fresh and attractive.

Women's Fragrances

Gucci Bloom

This newer fragrance from Gucci has already attracted a lot of fans. Its beautiful mix of citrus and green notes with a gorgeous heart of white florals. The vanilla, orris root and sandalwood at the base really set this fragrance apart as a whimsical and dreamy white floral feast. This is a beautifully feminine creation and a great fragrance to make a first impression with new classmates!

Tous Bonjour Senorita

Fresh and tropical, Bonjour Senorita is a beautiful treat. Coconut, citrus, guava and mango set the stage for this playful and refreshing perfume. This one has flown under a lot of people's radar, but overall its a beautiful and youthful blend of sweet and zesty notes that creates a perfume that is lively, and fun. Great to start school and to help you remember the fun you had in the summer.

 

 

Longest Lasting Fragrances

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:43 PM

Longevity is something that is very important to a lot of people when it comes to fragrances, especially if you are looking at spending a nice chunk of change on a designer or luxury perfume. If you want to know some amazing perfumes with great longevity, here are 5 exceptional fragrances that last a good long while.

 

Creed Aventus

This cult hit of a fragrance is one of the most popular scents out there. It's pineapple notes with smoky birch keeps diehard fans coming back for more, bottle after bottle. Longevity is at 8-12 hours depending on enviroment and location of application.

Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

This spiced beauty from Kenzo is a powerhouse scent. With a beautiful mix of aromatic spices and a touch of mango for underlying sweetness it really is a fantasticly unique perfume. The longevity on this fragrance is unbelievable - 8-12 hours at least. One time I wore it and got over 24 hours!

Tom Ford Black Orchid edp

This provocative and daring fragrance is also known for it's amazing longevity. Some people might even say it lasts too long! Notes of orchid, truffle and other gorgeous florals last on my skin 10-12 hours!

Montale Intense Cafe

Montale is know for their powerful fragrances, and this favorite from the house is no exception. The strength of this fragrance comes from the rose and black coffee notes. It's sweet floral serenade that lasts and lasts for 8-10 hours of beautiful, strong weartime.

Dior Hypnotic Poison

Hypnotic Poison is exactly that, hypnotic. It has beautiful jasmine sambac with bitter almond and vanilla. This slightly powdery and syrupy-sweet beauty is a classic fragrance known for amazing weartime. 8-10 hours and maybe even longer!

 

Pro tip: to make your fragrance last longer moisturize your pressure points with vaseline before spraying, and/or try Fragrance Lock fragrance setting spray to really hold the scent to your skin!

Gucci by Gucci Sport Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:19 PM

 

The notion of sporting lifestyle fragrances is not a new one, and many perfume houses have built their reputation on producing perfumes that honour a sporting life (Hermes, I'm looking at you!) That being said, few brands are revered as highly as Italian fashion royalty, Gucci. Gucci by Gucci Sport (2010) is a fresh and vibrant eau de toilette which is ideal for men on the move!

Rather than training its focus on ozone or aquatic notes to furnish a sense of the great outdoors, this masculine fragrance is brimming with vivid evergreens. Luminous grapefruit, mandarin and cypress get the ball rolling, whilst fig, cardamom, vetiver, ambrette and patchouli provide support to the composition and a sense of grounding earth underfoot. The overall experience is refreshing, bracing and enlivening. This is arguably the perfect post-workout fragrance to throw in your gym bag!

Ideal for casual wear and for the weekend, Gucci by Gucci Sport impresses with its delicate balance of verdant greens and woods. A great mix of sport and sophistication. Viva la Gucci!