Chanel No 19 Poudre

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Chanel No 19 Poudre

Chanel No 19 Poudre

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Chanel No 19 Poudre

Chanel No 19 Poudre, Eau de Parfum is the latest fragrance and heiress in the long line of Chanel perfumes. Chanel No 19 Poudre, Eau de Parfum, is a celebration of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s birth, life and death. The perfume was symbolically released on August 19, 2011, the day that Chanel was born and forty years since she passed away.

Henri Robert created the original Chanel No 19 in 1970 and was the last fragrance directed personally by ’Coco’ Chanel. Henri Robert was the successor to Chanel’s original master perfumer Ernest Beaux (the creator of Chanel No 5). Beaux was considered a genius but Roberts was also a technical perfume maestro. Both perfumers had great respect for exquisite perfume ingredients, a philosophy which is embedded in the Chanel mantra. Respect for quality has always been of the utmost importance to Chanel, whether it has been in regards to the 66 fragrances Chanel has produced, or the couturier clothing and accessories it meticulously creates.

‘Coco’ Chanel always represented and designed for the modern women and that was the direction that she briefed Robert’s for the Chanel No 19 fragrance. The original perfume is a powdery iris scent combined with crisp balsamic green notes. While the modern women has traveled a long way since Chanel began in 1912, the 1970’s was a time where women were not only emancipated to new heights in the work place and society but they also found and flaunted their sexual freedom and prowess. Chanel No 19 was a lighter fragrance than Chanel’s previous scents and it was originally created for her own use, friends and favorite clients. When Chanel No 19 was released on the market, the supporting advertising campaign portrayed women who were beautiful, daring and confident.

Chanel’s affiliation to numbers which she often reverted to, reveals a spectrum of numerology and Tarot meanings which is continuously diagnosed. In the Tarot, the number 19 is the card of the Sun, the sign of happiness, also if you reduce the number further to 10 (1 + 9) it then represents completion, where in numerology it represents perfection and peace. While we speculate, Chanel explained to Carmen Tessier not long before her death, why she called her perfume No 19 …..

“It is the day of my birthday, August 19. I was born under the sign of Leo – the lion. And I am just like the lion: I will bring out my claws to protect myself against being hurt. But believe me, it is harder for me to lash out at someone than to have someone lash out at me.”

Chanel’s head perfumer Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake, the director of Research and Development, have worked on the new Chanel No 19 Poudre, Eau de Parfum (Poudre translated into English means Powder) for the past five years. The only other brands with their own perfumers are Hermes and Guerlain, all other perfume brands commission their scents to large fragrance and flavor companies such as Givaudan, IFF (International Flavors and Fragrances), Firmenich and Symrise.

Polge and Sheldrake’s reinterpretation is less green and more contemporary than the original Chanel No 19. Polge stated that he “wanted to underline the importance of iris at Chanel, while giving a new facet to N°19,”. Chanel No 19 Poudre, Eau de Parfum is softer and more powdery which is credited to the inclusion of several new musk notes, but the iris is still maintained as the core ingredient. The fragrance opens with Grasse Neroli and Mandarin and follows with the heart notes of Iris Pallida and Jasmine Absolute. The fragrance leaves with the new additional notes of White Musk, Haitian Vetiver and Tonka Bean.

Polge divulged that the iris, or more notably the iris root which is the element used in the fragrance, is a difficult and temperamental ingredient. Sheldrake adds that the “Iris is expensive to use for perfume” but “At Chanel, however it is important that we preserve the quality of our ingredients”. To maintain both the supply and quality of the iris used in Chanel No 19 Poudre, the company planted in Grasse, France, fields of irises next to the May roses used to produce Chanel No 5. The processing of the iris essence is lengthy in time and highly laborious. It takes three years for the iris to reach maturity and then a further two years to dry the iris root or rhizomes before the aromatic absolute is ripe to be extracted to create the scent.

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel always designed for the fashion forward and modern women, whether it was in her clothing or fragrances. Today, Chanel is a brand geared towards woman in a man’s world. Chanel is the epitome of tradition and continuity. It is still owned by the great grandsons of the Westheimer’s who have been involved with Chanel since 1924, Karl Lagerfeld who has worked with Chanel since 1983, remains the figure head and the Head Designer and Creative Director. While the head perfumer is Jacques Polge who has been with Chanel since 1978. Chanel No 19 Poudre, Eau de Parfum is a classic in the making by a classic and timeless team.

Chanel No 19 Poudre, Eau de Parfum is available online ….

Chanel No. 19 Poudre Eau De Parfum 1.7 oz / 50 ml *New in Box*Chanel No 19 Poudre

Chanel No 19, Eau de Parfum Original fragrance is available online ….

Chanel No.19 Eau De Parfum Spray – 100ml/3.3ozChanel No 19 Poudre


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Dior Couture Fall 2011 – Pat McGrath

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Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico

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Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico

“I wanted something that was different from the ones I did before. This time I wanted something strong, fresh and masculine,”

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico is the newly released men’s fragrance. It has been 16 years since Gaultier released his classic and world renown lavender-vanilla Le Male fragrance. The delicious scent of Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico is woody with cocoa notes, blended with fig leaves.

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico is the result of a collaboration between veteran perfumers Olivier Cresp and Annick Menardo and it is their first fragrance for Gaultier. Gaultier’s request to the perfumers was quite simple, he wanted them to express his vision and interpret a ‘cry’ – the cry of a rooster, a cry of a great warrior and finally the cry of a man satisfied by pleasure. The result is a scent formulated by top notes of invigorating fig leaves, with a heart of cocoa and a strong masculine wood filled base of patchouli, cedar and vetiver.

The Coq Gaulois or Gallic Rooster is one of Frances treasured national emblems. It decorated the French flags during the Revolution and is the symbol of the french people. Kokorico (or Cocorico) is literally the French version of a roosters cry of ‘Cock-a-doodle-doo’. Gaultier has cleverly, seductively and stylishly used the rooster theme through out his new fragrance, Kokorico, in its scent, packaging, marketing and campaign.

The amazing photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino teams up again with Gaultier to shoot the campaign featuring the wildly handsome Spanish male model Jon Kortajarena. In the black and white Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico commercial, Kortajarena and the female models in their Gaultier feathered ensembles, perform to the beat of the fiery and sexy drum infused flamenco dance. The Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico bottle has been cleverly designed to be the sculptural shape of a mans head from the front and when turned to the side it is the the torso of a man. Gaultier has left no stone unturned and creates a clever fragrance and campaign in all aspects.

Launch : September 2011
Notes Fig Leaf. Cocoa Bean, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar
Style: Masculine. Woody . Cocoa

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico is available …

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico Eau de Toilette 50ml
Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico Eau De Toilette Spray – 50ml/1.7oz

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico Eau de Toilette 100ml
Kokorico By Jean Paul Gaultier, Eau De Toilette Spray, 3.3 Oz (NEW FOR MEN)

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico Shower Gel

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico After Shave Lotion

Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico Deodorant

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Prada Candy by Prada

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Prada Candy

Prada Candy

Prada Candy

Prada Candy is the newly released oriental fragrance from Prada. Breaking away from their signature sleek Italian style, Prada Candy is young and vivacious, it is a combination of musks, sensual balsamic resin from the trees of southeast Asia and caramel.
The Prada campaign features Léa Seydoux, the French star in Woody Allen’s, Midnight in Paris. In the video Seydoux plays a piano student seducing her teacher through a wild dance, it is well worth watching from the links below.

Prada Candy is available online ……

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Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose

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Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose

Emma Watson

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Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose

Lancôme masterfully collated a dream team to produce the campaign for it’s latest fragrance,  Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose. Emma Watson was selected as the new face for Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose, along with highly celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino, as director.

Emma Watson’s inclusion into the world of Lancome, follows in the footsteps of Hollywood box office successes and glamorous beauties, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts. Notably, Emma Watson’s predecessors have all been much older than the 21 year old, award winning actor and fashion muse. Lancôme’s decision is undoubtedly influenced by the younger market that it wants to be apart of, which is currently a trend that many perfume houses are focusing on.

Mario Testino was also a determining factor for the selection of Emma Watson to be the new face of Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose, as she was his personal preference. Mario Testino and Emma Watson are no strangers, in fact Emma even classifies him as “family’. They have worked on numerous highly successful fashion campaigns, brandishing many billboards and fashion magazines, especially under the direction of the highly talented Christopher Bailey for Burberry.

The Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose campaign was shot last March in Paris, where Emma was born. Emma collaborated with Mario to write the campaign script, bringing her knowledge from her years of experience from being in front of the camera for the Harry Potter films.

The romantic script for the Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose campaign is a collation of flashbacks and scenes featuring Emma Watson, the handsome French actor Cyril Descours and a trilby hat. It is the traditional girl meets boy scenario, girl conveniently leaves her hat behind in a book store, boy chases the girl to return the hat, running through old Parisian streets on the banks of the Seine. They meet again and magically it is the start of a romance to be continued. Not a Pulitzer prize winning story but realistically, it is a two minute fragrance commercial for Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose.

Emma Watson, with hair slicked back and heavily consumed with make up, looks glamorous, enough for the audience to forget temporarily of her days at Hogwarts. Emma obviously had a great time doing the campaign as she tweeted to her million followers: ‘Had such an amazing time in Paris with Lancôme!’.

Emma  Watson, who is reported to be worth close to £43 million is a self confessed fragrance non-connoisseur.  Emma states, in regards to her new fragrance venture Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose, that ‘I feel lucky to embody a fragrance I am so crazy in love with’  and that the fragrance is ‘addictive, it’s warm, it’s playful, it’s sweet, it’s everything I hoped it would be.’

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose is a pink fragrance in a purple bottle. A fruity gourmand, that begins with an aroma of the sweet notes of raspberry and cassis. It falls into the floral bouquet of roses, jasmine and peony before leaving with woody musk notes.

Emma Watson’s, Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose venture will perhaps not assist her with her acting career but it is definitely another step to helping her make her mark in the world of fashion and beauty.

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose will be available online soon …

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose EDP 50ml
NEW! LANCOME Tresor Midnight Rose Eau de Parfum EDP Spray – 1.7 fl oz / 50 ml – New In BoxLancome Trésor Midnight Rose

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose EDP 75ml

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose EDP 100ml

Lancome Trésor Midnight Rose Body Lotion

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Chanel No.5

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Chanel No.5 is a timeless classic perfume. The French government has reported that a bottle of Chanel No.5 is sold worldwide every 55 seconds. The fragrance, was one of nine scents that perfumer Earnest Beaux presented to Coco Chanel in 1921.

Chanel No.5 was the first perfume ever created to contain such a high concentrate of aldehyde, which is what gives the fragrance its vibrancy. While Chanel No.5 is now considered a classic, in 1921 it was thought to be revolutionary. The jasmine used in the perfume is grown in Chanel’s own fields in Grasse. The floral bouquet of Jasmine, Mayrose and Lily of the Valley blend harmoniously with the amber and sandalwood.

Chanel No. 5’s advertising campaigns has featured some of the worlds most beautiful women including Catherine Deneuve, Ali McGraw, Claudia Schiffer, Jean Shrimpton, Carole Bouquet, Estella Warren, Nicole Kidman and Audrey Tautou.

Owning a bottle of Chanel No.5 is like owning a piece of french, fashion and fragrance history.

Top Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Aldehydes, Bergamont, Lemon

Middle Notes: Jasmine, Mayrose, Lily of the Valley

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber

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Chanel No 5 Women, 3.4oz / 100ml EDP, SPRAY, NEW & SEALEDChanel No.5

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Burberry Beauty

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Burberry Beauty

Burberry Beauty is a natural extension of the Burberry girl and her different expressions and effortless attitude. Iconic warm Burberry colors including Gabardine, trench, smoky, greyed-off, dusty hues have been produced to heighten natural glow and transcend from day to night. The Burberry Beauty packaging is inspired by the signature lines of the Burberry check and architectural columns. Each Burberry Beauty product is custom designed with innovative soft magnetic closure. The Burberry Beauty collection shares the same quality and careful fashion direction that its runway designs hold. Burberry never fails to produce quality and style.

Burberry Beauty Face

Burberry Beauty

Burberry Beauty SHEER FOUNDATION // LUMINOUS FLUID FOUNDATION … Light cream fluid for a subtle finish and natural glow. Contains Vitamin E to fight signs of aging and UV filters to protect from damaging environmental exposure.

Burberry Beauty SHEER FOUNDATION // LUMINOUS COMPACT FOUNDATION … To be used dry for a sheer finish or damp for a more intense coverage. Powders enveloped in light silicone provide a melting texture that blends effortlessly and minimizes shine.

Burberry Beauty SHEER POWDER // LUMINOUS PRESSED POWDER … Sheer perfecting powder which is micronized, rounded and coated in new generation silicone to provide lightweight comfort. Wild rose provides moisturizing benefits. Contains UV filters to protect from damaging environmental exposure.


Burberry Beauty Glow

Burberry BeautyBurberry Beauty LIGHT GLOW // NATURAL BLUSH … Sheer perfecting powder, coated in silicone polymers for an easy glide. Wild rose provides moisturizing benefits. Apply it at the top of the cheek to lift the face.

Burberry Beauty WARM GLOW // NATURAL BRONZER … For a sheer healthy glow, which warms the complexion to achieve a sun kissed look. Emollient agents and spherical polymers smooth the skin offering a natural glow.

Burberry Beauty BEAUTY BRUSH // FACE BRUSH …  A natural beauty brush made of pony and goat hair to provide extreme softness and precise application.


Burberry Beauty Eyes

Burberry Beauty

Burberry Beauty SHEER EYE SHADOW // EYE ENHANCER … The color selection captures the most natural look to the most sophisticated, from classic trench-coat inspired shades to smoky metals.

Burberry Beauty EFFORTLESS MASCARA // VOLUMISING LASH ENHANCER … Combines thickening agents that coat each lash along its entire length. Marine plant Glycogen works like a natural lash extender, accelerating fiber growth and strengthening from the roots up.

Burberry Beauty EYE DEFINER // EYE SHAPING PENCIL … Definer works to outline, with long-wearing and water-resistant results. Easy application over the upper eyelid and on the inner eye rim.

Burberry Beauty Lips

Burberry BeautyBurberry Beauty LIP COVER // SOFT SATIN LIPSTICK … Super-light ‘second skin’ texture. Balanced color palette from nude trench tone to reds. Combination of oils and light waxes helps easy application. Contains anti-aging ceramides for fuller lips.

Burberry Beauty LIP GLOW // NATURAL LIP GLOSS … Reflects light to create illusion of plumper, fuller lips. Leaves lips supple glowing with natural highlights. Light oils and spherical powders give fluidity and comfort.

Burberry Beauty LIP DEFINER // LIP SHAPING PENCIL … Gentle lip liner effortlessly defines the lips. High concentration of natural waxes and plant oils give suppleness.Trace around the outer line of the lip for a strong lip line.

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Kate Walsh Boyfriend

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“You ever miss the scent of your boyfriend on your skin? Well, I did. So I created BOYFRIEND, a fragrance inspired by him but made for us. It’s got all the floral notes that we ladies love and that warm, woody, amber musk that makes you purr like a jungle cat. Now you can take your Boyfriend with you wherever you go.”

Actress Kate Walsh launches her first perfume Kate Walsh Boyfriend, it was created to capture the smell of a man’s fragrance entwined with a women’s perfume. Kate Walsh Boyfriend delicately merges woody notes with amber and flowers. Plum and myrrh notes open the scent, fading into a floral bouquet of lily, night blooming jasmine and musk.

Kate Walsh Boyfriend is packaged in a sleek rectangular ‘Chanel like’ bottle with her old boyfriends names etched (Kate seems to have had quite a few boyfriends by the impressive list). Kate Walsh Boyfriend was created by perfumer Marypierre Julien. Terry Richardson photographed the Kate Walsh Boyfriend advertising campaign featuring Kate naked and wrapped in a sheet holding the Kate Walsh Boyfriend fragrance and the Alice in Wonderland inspired note “Wear Him”.

Kate Walsh Boyfriend online purchasing links are listed below ….

Boyfriend Boyfriend 0.5 oz Eau de ParfumKate Walsh Boyfriend

Boyfriend The Boyfriend KitKate Walsh Boyfriend

The Kate Walsh Boyfriend 8 part advertising campaign is featured below.

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Stella McCartney Print Collection

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 ‘Spring is my favourite time of year, everything is alive again and growing and I feel like the botanical prints really reflect that.’

Stella McCartney Print Collection

Robert John Thornton probably didn’t think that when his was hand painting his etchings of botanical plants for his book the Temple of Flora 200 years ago, that they would be adorning the bodies of some of the most beautiful women in the world. Well they did, thanks to Stella McCartney’s Resort Collection 2011 and the Stella McCartney Print Collection.

Stella splashed the botanical prints over her fabric creations and has now decided to splash them all over a limited edition of three perfumes in 30ml/ 1oz bottles. The sophisticated and feminine fragrance combines the freshness delicacy of the rose with the dark sensuality of amber. The Stella McCartney Print Collection is just stunning in it’s octagonal bottle. It is wonderful to see reflections of traditional English Fragrance Purveyors packaging combined with botanical prints that have a Flemish flair utilized in the exquisite Stella McCartney Print Collection.

Stella McCartney Print Collection online purchasing links are listed below ….

Stella McCartney Stella It-Dress Collection 1 oz Eau de Parfum SprayStella McCartney Print Collection

Launch: 2011

Notes: Rose, Peony Flower, Mandarin, Rose Absolute, Amber.

Style: Feminine. Sensual.

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Swarovski Aura

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Swarovski Aura

Swarovski Aura

‘an incandescent fruity floral which

is centered around a prism of energy’

Swarovski Aura

Swarovski is synonymous with crystals and has united with Clarins to launch its new fragrance Swarovski Aura. The unique craftsmanship of the elegant cylindrical bottles is a combination of glass and metal and embellished with asymmetrical Swarovski crystals.

The blush fragrance for Swarovski Aura was developed by perfumers Olivier Cresp and Jean-Pierre Bethouart and is an elixir of lychee, rose, tuberose, pink pepper, amber and white musk.

Supporting the new Swarovski Aura fragrance, Clarins has produced two pendants containing Crystal lip gloss in Transparent Scintillating and Rose Scintillant. The third Swarovski Aura pendant contains shimmering Crystal Touch fragrance balm.

Swarovski Aura ad campaign features Vlada Roslyakova and is shot by Craig McDean. Swarovski Aura is an ideal gift for a special person.

Launch: 2011

Notes: Lychee, Rose, Tuberose, Pink Pepper, Amber, White Musk.

Style: Feminine, Fruity Floral.

Swarovski Aura online purchasing links are listed below ….

Aura Eau De Toilette Refill Spray – Aura – 50ml/1.7ozSwarovski Aura

Aura Eau De Toilette Refillable Spray – Aura – 75ml/2.6ozSwarovski Aura

Swarovski Aura Shower Gel – 200ml/6.7ozSwarovski Aura


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