Fan loyalty runs deep when it comes to celebrity products

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 8:25 PM

Madonna fragranceI just read in the news today that Madonna is close to signing an agreement with Coty to launch her first fragrance.

I will confess. I love Madonna. I'm sure that shows my age, but that's OK.

Madonna was a strong presence from adolescence through college, and beyond. I even wrote an article about Madonna in the local newspaper a few years ago (pictured here).

It wasn't her singing -- we all know she's not the greatest singer on the planet -- but her bold courage that drew most of us young girls to her. She certainly paved the way for women performers. Even Lady GaGa has said was inspired by Madonna.

Will I buy her new fragrance? Probably. Even if I don't like how it smells on me.

I guess it's about loyalty. Or nostalgia. Or a little of both.



Apple-picking officially kicks off fall for this family

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 7:37 PM

Apple picking in the fallThis past weekend I took my kids apple picking and I noticed a familiar and comforting smell ... crisp air, falling leaves and the sweet smell of the fall harvest. Obviously, fall is just around the corner.

The beginning of fall means a few important events for our family. For one, football season begins, and I lose my normally healthy husband and son to nachos, chicken wings and beer (for the husband of course). Our wardrobe gets a makeover as we exchange our shorts and sandals for sweaters and boots. Plus we await shorter days and longer nights.

While this may be a dreaded transition for some, for my family, each season is its own celebration. For us, the warm smells of cinnamon and apple, the comfort of our favorite scarves, the great cozy nights by the fire playing board games, and the deep rich colors of crimson and gold are magical.

In my motherly effort to embrace the season, the citronella candles are switched out for warm scented candles, the flourescent nail polish is switched to darker, bolder colors and the flowery fragrances are replaced with my favorite orientals and greens.

Happy fall to all!

(Patti K. is's vice president of business development. She has been with the company for almost seven years. Patti believes in love at first sight -- it's how she met her husband and how she feels about her two kids.)

New at L'Eau De Kenzo Amour perfume

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 6:05 PM

This is one cool bottle of perfume, which has become a staple of Kenzo fragrances. Make sure you don't mistake the bottle itself for Hypnotic or some other exotic drink. This is all perfume, ladies.

L'Eau De Kenzo Amour is another of Kenzo's love potions, following on the heels of Kenzo Amour. This 2011 version has its own personality, though, with a sparkly opening of bergamot and orange accented by tea notes, frangipani, heliotrope, tanaka wood, musk and vanilla.

L'Eau De Kenzo Amour strikes a wonderful balance between musky, exotic and sensual, much like its predecesor Amour.

I give credit to the Kenzo brand, which draws its fragrance inspiration from exotic lands and people of all walks of life.