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Perfume Doubles As Insect Repellant

There is nothing worse than a sneaky, pesky, little mosquito pest sucking off of your succulent scent during the warmer weather days, only to leave you with a bump of itchiness and irritation, (can you tell I hate bugs).  Gosh darn it!
Perfume and fragrance lovers, do not fear, for the fragrance God's (or really Jao brand) has created a perfume that doubles as insect repellant!
Outscent by Jao
Photo Courtesy: Jao
Outscent by Jao is a scent made up of essential oils for people who want to repel bugs but don't want to smell bad. The scent? The fragrance that naturally repels insects is a blend of grapefruit, fir needle, patchouli, and other wood oils.  It's a unisex fragrance that can be described as "citrusy, woodsy, earthy, complex, and pure".

Would you dare to wear a perfume that doubles as insect repellant?

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Chill Out With These Cool Scents

Doesn't each summer seemingly get hotter and hotter every year? What better way to chill out than with cool scents, like Cool Water by Davidoff or Carlo Cool by Carlo Corinto? Carlo Cool is a citrus, fresh spicy, earthy scent with woody notes, a scent only the summer heat can handle. Cool Water by Davidoff is a popular fave, and with good reasoning! It comes in a men and women's scent and both feature a fresh, outdoorsy scent to keep you cool! A classic, to say the least!

While we can't think of a better way than enjoying other scents by Davidoff, like Cool Water Wave or loving the scent of Cool Water Summer Fizz, we are always in the mood for an icy cool and refreshing scent...oh yeah, and who can't pass up an iced coffee?

What cool scent is your summer must have during the heated, hot summer days?

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Perfumes You Can Sip As Well as Sniff

You've done it before and you'll probably do it again, but tasting perfume is never a good thing...until now?
If you thought perfume was for your wrist, ears, and all other preferable pulse points, think again!  Mandy Aftel, former psychotherapist, makes edible and potable perfumes. 
The scents she creates are starting to show up in martinis, margaritas, and even some fancier concoctions..yum?
Where can you get a little bit of this pourable potion? The vials sit behind high-profile restaurant bars, all around the country, including NYC's PDT, Pegu Club, and Booker and Dax at Momofuku Ssam Bar.
According to the NY Times, Many bartenders believe the scents add one more dimension to the multisensory experience of a good drink.
In 2011, her creations were nominated for FiFi awards

Ms. Aftel says she's never experimented with the artificial ingredients that dominate the scent and flavor industries.

“It is the synthetic that stinks up the elevator,” she said. “I am not interested in scents that have that kind of staying power. A natural perfume costs more and disappears quickly, but while it lasts it’s extremely beautiful.”

Would you take a sip of cocktail slipped with this new and trendy perfume potion? 

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The Strangest Perfumes & Colognes

There are some seriously weird scents out there, and leave it up to us to round up our top picks of the most bizarre fragrances folks! From superhero cologne, to bacon, and funeral homes, some scents that are bottlef up will surely surprise you!  Let us know, which of the fragrances you're absolutely intrigued with and then which of those you are completely respulsed.

Smell like your favorite super hero with the Avengers cologne, or even any of the Mavel Heroes, from Xmen's Wolverine EDT spray to Spiderman's shampoo in blastin berry, these may be the strangest super hero powers we've seen yet!

Love that smell of wrapping the lastest and greatest Apple product? Now that scent can linger longer with Air Aroma, a scent that is bottled up but unfortunately (or fortunately) not available for purchase. 

Lover of literature?  Theres a scent that smells like books! That's right, Paper Passion is here to help you keep that freshly printed paper scent longer lasting than ever. The 'book' perfume opens up to reveal a cutout in the pages and keeps a classically shaped perfume bottle nestled in it's space.  The perfume's unique packaging was designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Steidl themselves. The scent itself? It is said to smell like a freshly printed book, who wouldn't want to smell like that?!

Demeter, a favorite fragrance company of ours, released a scent that smells just like your favorite doughy goodness, and no we don't mean their Sugar Cookie spray.  We're talking about their Play-Doh scent, made in honor of Play-Doh's 50th Birthday, ya dig?

We'd never thought we'd typed this out, but smell like meat and seduction, yes, with Flame by BK, Burger King's perfume is a meaty fragrance that is no longer sold by the chain, (phew!)

Brining it back to Demeter, they have great fragrance library, they outdid themselves here with this one, because in all reality, who wants to smell like a funeral home. The description is pretty entertaining and seems normalistic, "Funeral Home is a blend of classic white flowers: lilies, carnations, gladiolus, chrysanthemums with stems and leaves, with a hint of mahogany and oriental carpet.”

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A Paper Perfume for Literature Lovers

Literature lovers, lucky you, there is a paper scented perfume, 'the Paper Passion eau de Parfum'. Scent, similar to books, can capture the mind and ignite either the imagination or something that has occurred in the past, familiar with the phrase déjà vu?
There is now a new 'technology' that combines and preserves a book lovers passion; Wallpaper magazine and Gerhard Steidl, founding owner of Steidl publishing and print designer for several fashion houses including Chanel, worked with perfumer Geza Schoen to create Paper Passion, a perfume based on the scent of books.
The 'book' perfume opens up to reveal a cutout in the pages and keeps a classically shaped perfume bottle nestled in it's space.  The perfume's unique packaging was designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Steidl themselves. The scent itself? It is said to smell like a freshly printed book, who wouldn't want to smell like that?!
According to Wallpaper.com,Schoen worked on capturing the scent and sourcing the necessary ingredients. 'It was hard,' he says. 'The smell of printed paper is dry and fatty; they are not notes you often work with.'  Schoen managed to create the scent with just four to five ingredients, including ethyl linoleate and a selection of woody components to add dryness. Most perfumes contain between 20 and 100 ingredients, but Schoen stuck to his vision of simplicity.

Would you wear Paper Passion?

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How to Fake A Perfect Tan

Want a healthy summer glow? Who woulnd't? And now, more than ever, are we completely and utterly obsessed, we said it, obsessed, with Xen-Tan products.

Xen-Tan self tanning solutions are easy, fun (weird, right), and long lasting. They have a lotion for everyone, from pale white skin tones to already dark tones.

Choose from their luxe lotions or their weekly self tan mousse, whichever you choose, we know you'll prefer this over catching those dangerous rays in the heat of the summer.

What's really great about this line? They also carry a lotion just for the face! So not to worry about clogging your pores or using the same lotion you would use on your body, this lightweight formula is also beneficial for your face! The face tanner is gentle for every day use, and is enriched with antioxidants and moisturizers for an even more healthy, summery glow.

Which Xen-Tan product can't you wait to try out?!

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WaterProof Makeup Must Have's

There is nothing worse than wearing a product that wipes off in the rain. That's why we love, love, love waterproof makeup, and that is why we're letting you know these absolute must have items that you absolutely need to keep a fresh face all day, not matter what!

From your face to your lips to the obvious,  your eyes, these products are the ideal waterproof items you'll want in your bag at all times.
The most known waterproof product is mascara, so let's start with that. Sound good, it is, just like this Yves Saint Laurent Everlong lengthening waterproof mascara. It can be described as a revolutionary mascara with a modern designed brush, this will give an instant and long lasting lengthening effect while keeping your lashes waterproof!
Something you may not be keen on is a waterproof or long lasting powder. Christian Dior's Dior Skin forever compact leaves your face flawless and moist, a makeup inspired by nano-technology.  It's waterproof(which is so awesome) and it's long wearing.  You'll want to have this compact with you at all times, anywhere you go!

A lip stain that lasts? They're supposed to be never do, but this Laura Mercier does, it's true! This hybrid of a stain and gloss formula offers the confort and sheen of a gloss but is long wearing.  With quick application and a clear glass pot packaging, this is an essential for the summer and can easily be put on with a lib brush or even your finger tips!

What waterproof, longlasting product can't you live without?

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Lady GaGa Will Launch 2 Versions of Fragrance

This just in, Lady GaGa will be launching two versions of her new fragrance, one is said to be more affordable the other, which is her, "Le Masterpiece", a bigger bottle, metal cap and will be an eau de parfum. Lady GaGa says it's her 'baby'.
Check out the Twitter screen shots from Lady GaGa's account on how all of her fashion fragrance dreams are coming true and even a pic of her Le Masterpeice Fame from Haus Laboratories.

Do you think $70 for the Le Masterpiece is over the top, 'expensive'? Her fragrances will be $30 (the affordable one) and $70 for her baby.


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Paris Hilton on her new perfume

Paris Hilton's 16th perfume, Dazzle is sweet, pretty and playful pink.  What started out as a little 'perfume experiment' resulted in Hilton earning over $1.5 billion in the business.  How many more fragrances can we expect on the market from Paris? Who's to know, maybe every few years or one for each milestone in her life?

"Creating a new fragrance or two each year has been a great way to express the changes I have gone through," she told WWD. "Now I have a whole wardrobe of them to choose from, from light and beachy to mysterious and sexy."

We wonder what her next fragrance will be, but in the meantime, the spotlight is on Dazzle, a lovely scent that opens with pink lady apple, cherry and peach nectar, and has notes of violet petals, pink calypso orchid, and oragne blossom that 'dries down' to pink champagne, a signature fragrance note of Paris Hilton's scents.

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Arts Décoratifs Students Create Fragrances

We all know that fashion and fragrance do go hand and hand, and more than ever before, the lucky 8 graduating students of Paris' École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs learned, in the most fortunate way. We're a little jealous, it's true, these students got to pair up with eight International Flavors & Fragrances perfumers — including Olivier Polge, Anne Flipo and Jean-Christophe Hérault — to create fragrances inspired by their end-of-year fashion collections.

What we would have done to attend the Paris Obeservatory's gardens to view the clothing and sample the scents, ah, we can only dream.
Perfumer Dominique Ropion told WWD about student Lysmina Attou's collection and fragrance, “I saw what she does and what she wanted to say in her design,” explained Ropion, adding he presented Attou some notes, such as osmanthus, jasmine and tuberose. In the end, they concocted a juice that’s both “very carnal and something metallic,” he said.

For photos of the Mode & Sens event, visit WWD here.

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