Category Archives: Fragrances

Ferrari man in red embodies the fast Ferrari lifestyle

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The italian luxury car brand Ferrari describes this fragrance as a bold and intense scent that celebrates all that is thrilling about Ferrari. It captures the very essence of masculinity and embodies a new type of man, one who lives intensely: A new scent for a new breed of man.

The bottle is a master piece on it’s own with the double-lacquer finish of the classic Rosso Corsa Red trademark Ferrari colours.

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The scent itself smells sweet and fruity but still manly due to the choice of fruits like bergamot and cedarwood.

The official notes are:

Top Notes – Red Apple, Bergamot, Cardamom

Middle Notes – Lavandin, Golden plum, Orange blossom

Base Notes – Cedarwood, Tonka bean, Labdanum

Available from: Foschini, Truworths, Edgars, Stuttafords, Dis-Chem, Red Square, Clicks & Markham. For 100ml for R1150

Review: Lanvin Éclat de Fleurs

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The bottle for Éclat de Fleurs is an update of the brand’s signature fragrance, Éclat d’Arpege. The bottle is carved into curved petals of a daisy. The bottle is topped with a beautiful rose diamond, under which two white gold rings intertwine to symbolize everlasting love. If that’s not enough grandeur for you it comes in a Plexiglas case tinted with rose lacquer. Absolute perfection.

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I think Lanvin best described this fragrance best:

“Lanvin celebrates a blooming, free and spontaneous femininity with Éclat de Fleurs. This delicate, fruity, floral scent reveals a joyful and natural sensuality surrounded by warmth, lightness and flowers. Blown up by sparkles of freesia, the top notes diffuse their fresh and fruity tonalities enhanced by the subtle juiciness of pear. A green flash of violet leaves lifts the colorful nectarine and lands on a soft veil of white musks. The delicate petals melt into the skin in a caress of creamy sandalwood.”

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This fruity floral scent is very fun and feminine, perfect for those looking for a soft and easy-to-wear spring or summer fragrance.

Top Notes: Pear.

Heart Notes: Jasmine, freesia, rose.

Base Notes: White musk, sandalwood

Available from Dis-Chem at R1295 for 100ml EDP and R995 for 50ml EDP.

 

Review: HOLLISTER California – WAVE EDP

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When you spritz this it takes you to the hot sun and endless beaches of California and the youthful carefree spirit of the State.

Notewise we are looking at:

Top Notes: Star Fruit, Blackberry, Quince

Heart Notes: Orchid, Hibiscus, Poppy

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber

This is part of the fruity floral family but I would say it has more of the fruity gene. I can picture its wearer being youthful, spontaneous and daring. A real carefree beach girl surfing in the summer sun.

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You can find this fragrance at Clicks, Edgars, Red Square, Stuttafords, Truworths. Going at 30ml for R295, 50ml for R495 and 100ml for R695.

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Review: #Hashtag Parfums EDT

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Hashtag originated on twitter to help facilitate the searching and referencing of topics but within the ages it has become a trend to use it in every day communication. #Hashtag, aimed at the young girls who want to have personal and unique scents that enhance her personality. Whether she is a fashionista, trendsetter, party girl or cares most about friendship or love. There are 6 in range each having a different Hashtag name and very colour beautiful packaging with images inspired by Instagram and snapchat. They come in tiny 30ml bottles which make them really portable.

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 #ImaPrincess

Top notes: Tangerine & orange blossom.
Middle notes: jasmine, iris, plum & Raspberry.
Base notes: Patchouli, vanilla, Praline & musk.

Described as a floral sweet perfume with girly and addictive notes but actually smells fresh and woody.

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Top notes: Bergamot & cotton candy.
Middle notes: Jasmine, Freesia & confection.
Base notes: Vanilla, honey & tonka bean.

Described as floral delicate fragrance with powdered rose notes but actually smells like Vanilla.

#Dream4ever    

Described as a powdered floral scent, with enticing and gentle. My Fav out of the range it smells like flowers and sweets.

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This brand is exclusive to Edgars and retails at a pocket friendly price of R145 each.

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Review Balmain Extatic Gold Musk EDP

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The fashion house has brought out yet another beautiful scent. This one is perfect for winter and smells bold, feminine and strong. The difference is a more “Prêt-à-Couture”, more glamorous, more rock with EXTATIC.

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The name “gold musk” and the colour of the bottle is actually derived from: the combination between the romantic transparency, the softness of the MUSK and the glitter, determined femininity of the GOLD.

Extatic Gold Musk is announced as a tempting, daring and luxurious interpretation of the original, with elegant floral – woody – musky character. This is a Floral Musk fragrance opening of a fresh and clean combination of a fusing and chiseled duet of Bergamot and Aldehydes.It has a bold solar heart infused with captivating white flowers: a radiant blend of Gardenia and Tiare revealing a fascinating femininity. At the base, you will find Akigalawood and Cashmeran as well as Musk illuminated by Benzoin and Sandalwood which wrap you in a precious spicy, creamy and warm trail made of golden sparkles.

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I have really been loving this and is possibly my fav winter scent. It’s warm from the musk yet still really feminine from the floral notes. My 2 favourite perfume notes combined.

If you like scents like Nariciso Rodriguez – Musc for Her or Flower by Kenzo, then you’ll love this.

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Available from: Foschini, Truworths, Dis-Chem, & Stuttafords.

60ml for R995

90ml for R1195

 

Are you a Hoity Toity kind of girl?

 

 

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Hoity Toity is fun and flirtatious perfume line from Lentheric, inspired by French girls of the 1920s. Mon cheris, say bonjour to Hoity Toity Lola Jour and Hoity Toity Lola Nuit (pronounced ‘nwee’): Hoity Toity’s brand new fragrances. Say bonjour mademoiselles to Lola she hails from the most fabulous fashion capital Paris, she is a fashionista. Lola is cheeky and playful.The Lola girl knows exactly what she wants and more importantly she knows how to get it. Femininity and charm are her weapons of choice. She is spontaneous, mysterious and oh so irresistible.

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I’m definitely a Lola girl which is probably why I feel in love with these scents immediately. I love how the packaging is so chic and elegant. Both scents are very delicate and feminine. Jour (meaning day) is my favourites it’s very floral and light I pick a lot of rose notes. Also love nuit (meaning night) both described perfectly in the name. Nuit is more sensual with powdery floral notes, a perfect night scent as it is a bit more mysterious and strong.

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The hoity toity brand is pretty affordable you can snatch these up for under R200 but the lasting power is not so impressive but not horrible either I can get about half days wear from it before it completely fades but that’s not really an issue because they are so compact that you can just carry it around and reapply during the day.

 

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Review: Jimmy Choo Illicit flower EDT

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This is by far the most feminine fragrance Jimmy Choo has released. This fragrance is definitely a mix of chic, bold and beautiful. Pretty much the Jimmy Choo woman in a bottle. The bottle is the same as its older sister but doesn’t smell anything like it. Jimmy Choo Illicit is sweet and Jimmy Choo illicit is just floral.

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As far as I can think this is the first EDT to be released but don’t be fooled the lasting power is amazing.

Note wise we have:

Top: Apricot, Mandarin and Freesia

Heart: Rose, Grapefruit Flower and Jasmine

Bottom: Musk, Sandalwood and Cashmeran

It has 2 of my favourites notes rose and musk and it is pink so what is not to love about this scent. I would say this is a fruity woody floral fragrance.

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When I sniff it I get rose, sandalwood and grapefruit. It smells to me like a fruity version of Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey florale.

You can find this at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Edgars, Foschini, Red Square, Stuttafords & Truworths from the 15th September 2016 (Right in the middle of spring. Such a perfect spring scent.) For 40ml at R645 , 60ml at R945 and 100ml at R1095.