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You know when Calvin Klein unveils a new fragrance it’s a big deal. Calvin Klein doesn’t make trendy perfumes, they make classics. Their hits of the past are still vastly popular, especially with people that don’t necessarily follow the world of fragrance. In October 2010, Calvin Klein will launch Beauty worldwide. Beauty represents many firsts for Calvin Klein fragrance though. It responds to a gap in their fragrances, targeted at their Calvin Klein Collection customers, hoping it will be considered more prestige. It’s also the first Calvin Klein launch done completely by Coty, since taking over the license from Unilever Prestige in 2005. In an interview with WWD, Catherine Walsh, senior vice president of American Fragrances at Coty Prestige, said that Beauty is “…very elegant, and that’s why we wanted to work with Diane (Kruger),” spokeswoman for Beauty. She continued: “This woman we’re trying to portray – she’s not someone who doesn’t have experiences in her life. We wanted this woman to be worldly and well-traveled, a confident woman and a woman who had strength.” The scent was created by Sophie Labbé of International Flavors & Fragrances, with top notes of ambrette seeds, a heart of jasmine, and a dry down of cedarwood. The bottle alone is beautiful, with the simple, clean, elegant style Calvin Klein is known for, and it’s likely to live up to the staying power that Calvin Klein fragrances are known for as well.

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Lola by Marc Jacobs

Let me tell you about Lola. No not Madonna’s daughter Lourdes, but the latest hit perfume by the legendary American designer Marc Jacobs. Though she’s the second born, she is the older, more sultry sister of Jacobs’ first perfume Daisy, which was a mega-hit giving him “street cred” in the perfume world. Lola is a sensuous, fruity floral fragrance that opens with “sparkling fruitiness: pink peppercorn, pear and ruby red grapefruit.”  The heart notes are described as ultra-feminine florals: rose, fuschia peony and germanium.” Finally, Lola’s “warm and seductive” base notes consist of “vanilla, warm tonka bean and creamy musk.”

Here is Lola, in her own words, on the concept and design:

Marc Jacobs designed Lola as an electrifying, over-the-top bouquet exploding from the bottle. Twisting layers of fabric, he fashioned the sumptuous swirls of a lavish floral bouquet. The iconic high gloss cap shines with astonishing proportions and playful colors making it irresistible to touch.

Illustrating his inventiveness, Jacobs designed two unique bottle shapes. The subtle faceted voluptuous glass bottle is a rich violet that expresses the sensuality of the fragrance. The carton is an artistic interpretation of the lush iconic floral bouquet – a bright fuschia berry and plum palette plays against a dramatic matte black background.

Lola embodies imaginative elements creating a lasting impression and a must have luxury.

What’s to be said of all this flowery delight? Lola has been available since 2009, there are ample reviews out there. Here are a list of my favorites:

I’ve followed Kim Kardashian’s debut perfume since it was just talk. Years later, it is now one among us in the world of celebrity perfumes! Exclusive seller, Sephora is promoting the new scent with a “Live Like Kim Kardashian Sweepstakes” for their Beauty Insiders members. If you go to Sephora’s Facebook page, you’ll see it defaults to a special tab called “Meet Kim.” There, you can get the details on how to enter “for a chance to meet Kim and spend a day living her glamorous life.” There are also links to shop her brand on Sephora, how to “get her look” with cosmetics, and a YouTube video of Kim’s fragrance ad. I’m excited to see this fragrance out on the scene now. I now she really took her time and made a great effort to get her first fragrance just right. Congrats Kim!

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I have a guest post today from our Brand Manager of ParfumsBelcam,
D. Dimock, who is going to tell us about a couple new fragrances she has just released this month.
-RyanNY

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Clash and Light & Harmony together

Clash, and Light & Harmony

ParfumsBelcam has two new fragrances rolling out this month, both are our versions of Ed Hardy® fragrances. Clash™ is our version of Ed Hardy® for men, and Light & Harmony™ is our version of Ed Hardy® Love & Luck for Women (which RyanNY posted about recently).

Clash™, our version of the popular Ed Hardy® for men eau de toilette, is a refreshing fougere fragrance composed of cool marine notes and citrus highlights blended with fresh green accord and a base of sheer musks and precious wood. A fragrance with soul! I think this is a great fragrance for young men, that can be used casually on a daily basis.

Light & Harmony™, our version of Ed Hardy Love & Luck* for women is a fruity, floral fragrance with top notes of cherry blossom and iced bergamot followed by hints of white muguet, black currant and sheer jasmine over a base of creamy musk and patchouli. Edgy yet elegant!

We are introducing both of these new fragrances at 20% off their regular price on our website, BelcamShop.comClash™ comes in a 3.4 oz, 100 mL Eau de Toilette Spray  for $7.96 (regularly $9.95),  and Light & Harmony™ comes in a 1.7 oz, 50 mL Eau de Parfum Spray at $7.20 (regularly $9.00).

-D. Dimock

Ed Hardy Love & Luck for Women (left) and for Men (right)

Ed Hardy Love & Luck for Women (left) and for Men (right)

The Ed Hardy brand by Christian Audigier has blasted into universal proportions, with licensed products ranging from bling clad t-shirts to hand sanitizer. The brand concept is based on the tattoo art of Don Ed Hardy, which is versatile enough to be applied to any product. Some notable fragrances have come out of this craze from the license holder New Wave Fragrances. Ed Hardy Love & Luck is a fine masstige fragrance available in a men’s and women’s version.

Ed Hardy Love & Luck for Women, created by perfumer Adriana Medina, is a fruity floral with elegant woods and bright fruits. Love & Luck for Women has notes of bergamot and blood orange, a red sake accord, forbidden plum, nectarine and jasmine petals, and lots of pink peppercorn. The dry down is listed as musks, creamy sandalwood and patchouli, though the patchouli is light. The sweet, floral notes manage to last a long time. They call it a “perfect balance of sophistication and playfulness,” but I wouldn’t describe it as sophisticated at all. It’s definitely playful though, being very sweet and feminine. Great for tween to twenties ages, but definitely not sophisticated enough for an adult woman to wear.

Ed Hardy Love & Luck for Men, created by Olivier Gillotin, is a “a bright, eclectic mix of fruits and fresh scents.” Love & Luck for Men has notes of mandarin, bergamot, and juicy orange, with a touch of cardamom. Sticking with the alcohol theme (the red sake in the women’s) an absinthe accord is mixed with notes of sage and cypress. Base notes include a smoky woody note of “Agarwood ScentTrek,” with musks and dark vetiver. This scent would appropriately appeal to frat boys and jocks. It’s heavy cleanliness reminds me of Hugo Boss. It seems like the perfect answer to the Ed Hardy guy’s needs: a clean, fresh scent that is familiar and not too obscure. I’d say it’s suitable for the same age range, tween boys to young men. Who knows, perhaps it’s the Hugo Boss of today.

Ed Hardy Love & Luck (women and men) is available in all Ed Hardy boutiques and in department stores nationwide: Nordstrom’s, Sephora, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Ulta Beauty, Buckle, Bon Ton, Carson’s, Belk’s, and Von Mour. The Men’s is available in an eau de toilette in 3.4 fl oz for $75, and 1.7 oz for $55. It’s also available in a hair and body wash, and a deodorant stick. The women’s fragrance is sold at the same respective sizes and prices, but as an eau de parfum. It is also available as a bath and shower gel, and a body lotion.

-RyanNY

Kim Kardashian, being attentive to her fans via her blog, posted yesterday that she was recently in NYC to debut her self-titled fragrance to “beauty editors from Seventeen MagazineLucky MagazineGlamourSelf and a ton more!” And the result of a phone interview has already been published in WWD. The bottle design and scent have been completed and she’s busy at work with the early stages of promotion. The WWD article mentioned that Kim has an incredible online fan base, over 2.5 million followers on Twitter! So in addition to print advertising, a lot of the promotion for the fragrance will take place on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

Kim has made a point of including her fans in the process of making this fragrance. It may be the first perfume creation to be thoroughly documented on a blog! The blog was the first place she announced she would be making a fragrance. She even posted photos of the cast of the bottle design. The shade of pink to be used on the bottle was decided by a poll she presented to her fans. So it’s no surprise that Kim will be doing some surprise appearances for the release that she will only announce on Twitter. I’m assuming that these appearances will be at Sephora locations, since Sephora said she would be doing appearances in their stores. The perfume will be available exclusively at Sephora for three months, and released elsewhere by Mother’s Day, 2010.

It’s kind of ironic that the fragrance will be debuted to the rest of the world by Mother’s Day. The fragrance was originally planned to hit stores before Mother’s Day in 2009! When that date came and the perfume was still not out, I spoke with the reported producer of the fragranceNew Wave Fragrances. New Wave is the producer of the Ed Hardy line of fragrances, and Christian Audigier fragrances. They told me to expect a release of the perfume in early 2010. That’s still true, but WWD reported that the producer of the fragrance is now Lighthouse Beauty, producer of 50 Cent’s Power fragrance. So I’m guessing the delay with the perfume may have to do with some back story about the business end of the deal.

Regardless, the scent has been completed and Kim says it’s “exactly how she wants to smell.” It features crisp top notes; middle notes of  jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia; and base notes of tonka bean, jacaranda wood, and sandalwood. Again, it will debut with a three month exclusive at Sephora, and roll out to department stores by Mother’s Day.

Connected by Gender One

Connected by Gender One

Last week Gender One introduced a new addition to the line of unisex fragrances, Connected by Gender One! An extension of the popular Gender One fragrance, this unisex fragrance is a composition of woody and floral notes including citrus complex, leafy green accord, cyclamen, ozonic accents, cedarwood and sparkling musks. A cool and provocative scent to appeal to both sexes. It is available in a 3.4 oz, 100 mL Eau de Toilette Spray at an introductory price of $7.96, 20% off the regular $9.95 price! Wear it! Share it! Connect!

Click here to purchase Connected by Gender One


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