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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

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Dolce & Gabbana call their hit perfume, Light Blue, “the joy of living the Light Blue Mediterranean life.” It’s a “colourful, fresh, floral-fruity scent (that) reflects the sexiness of the Mediterranean lifestyle.” A blend of lemon, green apple and pineapple leaves with notes of jasmine, rose, freesia and musk, Light Blue is a contemporary and sophisticated fragrance. The odd thing about it is the top notes last a very long time. Personally I love that about it, and I love the dry alcohol scent of the fragrance. It reminds me of champagne!

It was designed for women, and there is a men’s version, but I think this perfume can actually be used by anyone as a unisex fragrance. I have our body spray version of it that I love and use regularly. If you like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue you’ll love our version just as much. It’s available in a 1.7 oz, 50 mL Eau de Toilette spray for only $9 US, and as I mentioned, in a 2.5 oz, 75 mL Perfumed Body Spray for just $3.50 US.

-RyanNY

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

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Daisy Marc Jacobs is now available in the convenience of an eau de toilette rollerball, available exclusively at Sephora for $20. The hit 2007 perfume by Marc Jacobs has seen many stages as a result of its success. Last spring I posted about Daisy eau de parfum Silver Edition, which is now available. Now Daisy can travel with you in this compact roll-on, like many new fragrances at Sephora. The last two celebrity fragrances I’ve posted about, Kat Von D and Kim Kardashian (due in 2010), are both being sold in rollerballs at Sephora.

Is it really worth paying a lot more for the convenience of a rollerball though? At Sephora, the Daisy 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray is $57. That’s $33.53 per ounce. The Daisy 0.24 oz Eau de Toilette Rollerball is $20. That’s $83.33 per ounce! Don’t get me wrong, I think the rollerball is a great idea, and very convenient. You have to admit though that it’s a little shocking when you put the cost into perspective.

Tell me what you think:

  • Is the rollerball is a new trend in perfume that will take off?
  • Are you willing to pay more per ounce for the convenience of a rollerball?

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

With so many wonderful fragrances to choose from, finding a scent you like can be challenging.  Here’s a quick reference, grouping fragrances by family according to the notes they contain to help you find the aromas that appeal to you most.


 

Women’s Fragrance

Floral:  Floral fragrances may be blends of mixed blossoms, bouquets of rose, jasmine, iris, hyacinth or a more well-defined floral note.  These florals can be combined with fruity elements, hints of apple and citrus for a more crisp, fruity-floral effect or mingled with touches of vanilla for a soft powdery scent.

Oriental: Warm and sensuous, oriental fragrances are reminiscent of the exotic spices and sweet resins of the East.  Fragrant clove, cinnamon and mace mingle with the sweetness of vanilla and hints of amber. Orientals fragrances also combine these spicy notes with floral accords such as jasmine and ylang-ylang, creating scents that wrap you in the magic of far away lands.

Fresh:  These fragrances capture the sparkling freshness of citrus oils such as bergamot, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit. Some are blended with leafy green accords such as young leaves and green  grass.  Others are enhances with aquatic notes for a cool and dewy freshness.

 

Men’s Fragrance

Woody:  Warm and opulent, these fragrances typically blend vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli. Variations include hints of fresh citrus or sensuous, silky musk.

Fougère: These fragrances combine notes such as lavender, oakmoss,  spices and other floral accents with citrus and precious woods to produce scents that range from fresh to woody to spicy.

Fresh:  Pure and invigorating, these fragrances blend citrus notes such as mandarin, bergamot and lemon with watery ozonic notes or hints of precious woods and musk.


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