Thierry Mugler is a French fashion designer known for his sophisticated, urban designs. His line also includes an amazing selection of fine fragrances.
, his first and probably most popular perfume, appeared in 1992.
was released in 2010 in conjunction with his website marketing campaign, womanity.com, encouraging women to share their definitions of what being a woman today is all about.
Like a woman, Womanity is a multi-faceted perfume that originally grabbed my attention when I tried the body milk. Womanity has top notes of green and citrus, heart notes of figs, caviar accord, animal notes and aquatic notes, and base notes of fig tree, woodsy notes, oriental notes and sunny notes. This fragrance reminds me of a very girly perfume that has blossomed into womanhood.
Womanity is a sweet fragrance but not on the side of a cotton-candy, gourmand type scent. It's rich and full of depth, and the scent hugs your body for hours after application. The sillage is amazing, and I have received so many compliments when I wear this scent whether it's the body milk or the eau de parfum.
Everything about Womanity screams opulence and femininity. The chiseled glass bottle is topped by an antique pewter decoration with the face of a woman. The chain ring that forms the top itself is attached to the bottle by a delicate chain. The fragrance itself is a delicate pink and the combination is somewhere between femininity and gothic mystery. I am absolutely in love with this fragrance. It lasts forever and it smells amazingly sexy and feminine without being a little-girl scent. Thank heaven the bottle is refillable. I'll be using this one for a long time!
I would urge you to layer this scent for the full experience. Thankfully, Thierry Mugler Womanity is available in a body milk as well as a body lotion, body cream and shower gel. The fragrance is available in 2.7, 1.7 and .33 fl oz sizes as well as several gift options.
True Religion, a jeanswear company, released True Religion perfume for women in 2008 and it is available in 50mL and 100mL size bottles as an eau de parfum. What comes to mind for me at the first scent is a sweet, citrus melding that is very fresh, crisp and clean smelling with just the slightest touch of a woodsy note to it.
Launched in 1995, Baby Rose Jeans by Gianni Versace is a light, floral scent. The top notes include bergamot, lemon, peach, and green notes. Middle notes are carnation, ylang-ylang, orchid, orris. Sandalwood, cedar, vanilla, and vetiver are the bottom notes.
For me, the notes combine to a very soft floral scent with a touch of baby powder. With the name baby in the title, some might assume that this scent is made for children or teenagers; however, I think that if you love floral fragrances that are delicate with a touch of innocence, Baby Rose Jeans is a scent you need to try.
Years ago, I stumbled on a gorgeous mini skirt in a classic tartan pattern and I was instantly hooked on the style. After much researching, I discovered that the gorgeous skirt was from Burberry. Burberry, the British luxury fashion house known for fashion, introduced its first fragrance - Burberry for Men - in 1981. Today, Burberry offers a complete line of fragrances, including the wildly popular Burberry Brit perfume for women.
Being the mom of two teenagers, it's no surprise I've heard of JLo. Jennifer Lopez, the actress, singer, record producer, dancer, "American Idol" judge, fashion designer and television producer, is best known in my house for her music - most notably her recently released "On the Floor" performed with rapper Pitbull. And now, JLo Glow Shimmer perfume ... at least for me!
Vera Wang is a Chinese American fashion designer based in New York City who is known for her exquisite bridal gowns. I first fell in love with her exquisite style as a teenager when she was a fashion editor for Vogue in the early '80s. She has expanded her offerings to include fragrance, jewelry, eye wear, shoe and houseware collections. Vera Wang Princess perfume was created in 2006 and embodies all things playful and feminine.
Ralph Lauren, the brand, was launched in 1967 by Ralph Lauren. A year later, Ralph Lauren began to offer a line of men's ties that soon evolved into an upscale boutique in Manhattan. Ralph Lauren began offering fragrances and body care items for both men and women in 1978. The classic fragrance Polo by Ralph Lauren was first introduced in 1978 as an eau de toilette spray for men.
The design house of Bulgari (technically Bvlgari) is based in Rome and has been known since 1884 for its line of fine jewelry. However, today Bulgari is known not only for exquisite jewels but also for its line of other fine luxury items including leather goods, skincare, hotels and fine fragrance.
Ed Hardy perfume by Christian Audigier for women is a vintage-inspired eau de parfum natural spray that was introduced in 2008. Inspired by the designer's classic tattoos, the fragrance packaging is a riot of hot pink strewn with ribbons that read "Love Kills Slowly," entwined with a heart, skull and colorful flowers. It was immediately snatched up by my 17-year-old daughter.