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Donna Karan Launching 'Woman' Fragrance

Donna Karan is putting a bit of concentration back into fragrance field, with a new fragrance, WOMAN, launching in August.

“This project represents Donna’s supportive messages to women,” said Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, global brand president of Aramis and Designer Fragrances, BeautyBank and Idea Bank at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Karan’s fragrance licensee. “She has always tried to enhance every woman’s best features. She makes you feel beautiful, no matter what.”

And making you feel beautiful will be exactly how you feel once you wear this soon to be launched fragrance.

Photo Courtesy: WWD; Photo by Kyle Ericksen

Ms. Karan noted that the fragrance is as complex as the women who will wear it. The collection will include eaux de parfum in two sizes, 1.7 oz. for $85 and 3.4 oz. for $115, as well as a 6.7-oz. body lotion, $50, and a 6.7-oz. body cleansing lotion, $45.

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Library & Airport Scented Perfumes

There are a ton of fragrances out there, but who would think...a scent that smells like library and airports? Not a complete shocker after news on the fragrance that smells like a MAC book, remember that one, but still a little out there.

Whatever it is to smell like you're in a library, you can do just that with 'In the Library' perfume, a perfume made up of a warm blend of English novel, Russian and Moroccan leather bindings, worn cloth and a hint of wood polish. What is the scent of English novel? It is the scent copied from the perfumers favorite novel published originally in 1927.  It has a 'marvelous warm woody slightly sweet smell' and put to it to immediately bottle it.

And if that's not weird enough for you, smell like an airport! Yes, that's right...smell like your favorite destination spot, whether it be New York, Tokyo, London or Paris, with The Scent of Departure perfumes.

Photo Courtesy: The Scent of Departure

This new line of perfume was designed with baggage tags in mind, and corresponds with your favorite airport. Each has a scent of its own to remind you how and why you love this place or that. The bottle from Paris bring top scents of bergamot, orange, lemon and a base filled with white musk, rice powder, and blonde wood.
What airport destination would you choose to wear by The Scent of Departure?

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Fragrance Foundation UK 2012 FiFi Award Winners

"What a spectacular evening", "An amazing night" and "The best FiFi Awards event so far", were just a few of the comments received from the UK FiFi Awards Gala Dinner. And indeed, those comments live true, with over 500 industry guests, including celebs such as Kim K, Richard Grant, and Caryn Franklin; these lucky stars attended the glamorous event rewarding 18 award categories, including the exciting announcement that Elie Saab has been chosen Best New Fragrance for Women .

Check out the Fragrance Foundation's video on the FiFi UK Fragrance awards and read on to see more award winning recipients... 

Video Courtesy: Youtube: Fragrance Foundation UK

Elie Saab – Elie Saab
Best New Female Print Advertisement


Mont Blanc Legend – Mont Blanc
Best New Male Print Advertisement


Kenzo Flower Tag – Kenzo
Best New Female Fragrance Commercial


ckone shock – Calvin Klein
Best New Male Fragrance Commercial


Balenciaga L'Essence – Balenciaga
Best New Female Fragrance Design & Packaging


Mont Blanc Legend – Mont Blanc
Best New Male Fragrance Design & Packaging


Danger Parfum – Roja Parfums
Best New Female Fragrance in Limited Distribution


Neroli Portofino – Tom Ford
Best New Male Fragrance in Limited Distribution


Precious One – Angela Flanders
Best New Independent Fragrance


Rose de Mai Bougie Parfumee – Roja Parfums
Best New Home Fragrance


International Flavours & Fragrances – Shams – Memo
Perfume Extraordinaire


Daisy Eau so Fresh - Marc Jacobs
The Peoples Choice Award For Women


Armani Code Sport – Giorgio Armani
The Peoples choice Award for Men


Justin Bieber – Someday
Best New Celebrity Fragrance


Retailer of The Year


Gucci Guilty Pour Homme – Gucci
Best New Fragrance for Men


Elie Saab - Elie Saab
Best New Fragrance for Women


Angel by Thierry Mugler
Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame 2012

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Delaney Wellness

With an interest in fragrance, fashion, and the beauty industry, we're quite sure you are familiar with the HBA Global Expo, no?
Fortunately, we had a pass to dive into the tons of awesome beauty products and packaging that is coming out and boy do we have our hands full..full of Delaney Wellness BeautyReserve products!

From anti-aging skin care ranging from Rejuvenating Eye Cream to Instant Wrinkle Reducer to my favorite, 2-in-1 vino anti-oxidant cleanser and toner, Delaney BeautyReserve left me with amazing products and the willingness to learn more about the science of skincare.

Want to know a bit about my favorite 2-in-1 vinto anti oxidant product? This yummy smelling cleanser and toner is colored in a gorgeous plum color, probably from the acai and goji berry extracts.  With high antioxidant benefits, this product lifts away makeup while delivering hydrating and soothing benefits.  This cleasner and toner (2-in-1) left my skin feeling revived, fresh, and velvety smooth.


Want to learn more about the science of what goes in these amazing products, all created from fine varietal grapes for decades? Check out Delaney Wellness and let us know what you think!

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It’s me by Jacomo wins 2012 Best Fragrance Packaging at ICMAD CITY Awards

Packaging (is almost) everything when it comes to fragrance, and does in fact play an important part of the fragrance.  The packaging of 'It's Me', created by French Perfume house Jacomo comes in an IPhone shaped package, "The packaging is unique in the fragrance packaging field and very much in tune with today’s love for electronics. It has done well at retail with stores such as Henri Bendel, Kuhl-Linscomb,, Fred Segal, Stanley Korshak, Co Bigelow, New London, to name a few.”

For it's me for Women, the fragrance is sparkling and fruity.

Top Notes: Pineapple, Mandarin, Liquorish
Heart Notes: Dry fruit, Pear, Freesia, Lily of the valley
Base Notes: Jasmine, Iris powder, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Musk


For it's me for men, it's fresh and stimulating.
Top Notes: Lemon, Grapefruit, Liquorish
Heart Notes: Patchouli, Jasmine, Violet, Lavender
Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Rosewood, Musk

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Britney Spears Releases A ‘New’ Perfume Called ‘Fantasy Twist’

Believe it or not, Britney Spears has one of the most successful celebrity fragrance lines, and fortunately for her fans and fragrance lovers, she's releasing a new perfume this fall, 'Fantasy Twist'. Not a new smell, but a new bottle concept, where on one side of the bottle, it will house Britney's Fantasy perfume, while on the opposite side, Midnight Fantasy.  You get the day and night scent all in one, new stylish bottle.

Will you be picking up Fantasy Twist coming this September?

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The HBA 2012 IPDA Awards Winners

Lucky us got to attend the HBA Global Expo and see hundreds of beauty and packaging professionals this week!  Part of the expo features an award ceremony, in which it honors the year's most innovative packaging in several categories, including cosmetics, fragrances, personal care, skin care and sustainability. Just recently, sampling/travel size products and at home devices and tools have been added to the program.

Who judges the awards? Let's just say it's a large committee (of 100) who are industry pros, designers, suppliers and members of the media and they have much to evaluate, such as originality, design concept, creative use of new materials, components and decorating processes, technical competency and effective brand messaging.

The HBA IPDA Awards are sponsored by Beauty Packaging and HAPPI magazines.

Let's get to the winners already, right?! The winners are...

Sephora Collection Brush Wand by Sephora
Cosmetics Mass
pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer, Blush & Lip Gloss by Physicians Formula
Cosmetics Prestige
Burberry Cosmetics Line by Intr Parfums
Fragrance Mass
Embleme Fragrance by Zermat International
Fragrance Prestige
Too Too by Betsey Johnson
Personal Care Mass
Just for Men AutoStop by Combe, Inc.
Personal Care Prestige
Love. Lust. Light Body & Boudoir Candle by Naked Princess
Skin Care Mass
bebe de foret by Yuhan-Kimberly
Skin Care Prestige
MAC Lightful Marine Bright by MAC
Green Packaging
MudPot by Black Rock Mud Company
Sampling/Travel Size Packaging
It Kit by vbeaute
Tools/At Home Devices Packaging
Sephora Collection Brush Wand by Sephora

Any surprises here, let us know what you think! Congrats to everyone!

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Singer Jessie J Wants Her Own Perfume

Singer Jessie J has admitted to wanting her own perfume, as well as creating her own range of clothes for a clothing line.

She said: 'I want to start up charities. I want to earn money to give it away. I want to do campaigns. I'd love to have my own TV show, my own clothing line, my own perfume. Everyone wants their own perfume, right?' 'I love getting dressed up but I want to be remember for singing. I am styling myself at the moment. Fashion is something that I love to do. But I am definitely not making everything about image.'

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Perfume-Puffing Robot Sniffs Out Social Media Mentions

What if we told you a little robot named 'Oily', short for 'oilfactory" emits a waft of a scent, of your choice, each and every time your name appears on a social media outlet? Customize the scents to differentiate between a re-tweet or a regular comment, the inventor of Oily, Ben Redford says, "We are gradually spending more and more time on screen and it's good to have some other form of sensory stimulus rather than just video and audio," and, "We wanted to reward people in the physical world for their digital and social interactions,"


Read more about the Perfume Puffing Robot Sniffin' out Social Media Mentions here.

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Lady Gaga's FAME Perfume

Real slick, beauty editors and Little Monster fans all over the world, Lady GaGa's first ever pefume, FAME, was leaked on Twitter and went pretty viral all over the internet.  This 'black fluid' was said to smell like a cheap hooker, but on the back of the box, it says it smells like: tears of Belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot, and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops.





                   The perfume is from the Haus Laboratories in Paris and is "First of it's Kind, this perfume is an innovation in fluid technology. It's black like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne".

Deep, dark, and compounded by Lady GaGa and a bit reminiscent of Angel by Thierry Mugler, no?

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