Thursday, December 18, 2014

Calvin Klein Reveal

Calvin Klein Reveal is  a scent that you won't smell everywhere. It's different and not like anything else out there.

The brand says it's a play on both masculine and feminine and I can see where they're going. It's not quite unisex, but it isn't a overly feminine scent either. It's cool and modern  but a little sexy as well.

As Reveal opens it's dry with the bite of pepper then quickly the orris( iris) is there . As it goes along you begin to get the touch of salt accord,  , it's an airy note and fits in with the dry feel but is hard to pout your nose on.

The middle notes are very dominant,  the iris as I mentioned along with the ambergris are at the front.  As it dries down there's a little spice from the sandalwood , and the pepper which comes back and a touch of green  from vetiver  .

I love the bottle here as well. While it looks as though it will only lay flat, it does stand up   for a simple but bold design.

TOP: raw salt signature, pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper
HEART: orris, ambergris, solar accord
DRY: sandalwood, cashmeran, vetiver

EDP  $90 (3.4 oz), $70 (1.7 oz) and $50 (1 oz)
Sensual Body Lotion ($38)
Sensual Shower Gel ($30)
Rollerball ($24) 
Gift Set $ 95

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Josie by Josie Natori Fragrance

Josie Natori's lingerie and clothing has always exuded a quite elegance. I've had the privilege of attending one of her runway shows , seeing the fashions in person. She showed that season on the circular stairway of a museum which set the scene perfectly.

New this season is Josie , the fragrance.  As a companion to her Josie line, she went with very bold graphic packaging here not on just the box but bottle as well.

The scent is modern clean and light . A green floral  that begins with   dewy green notes of pear and bergamot , then the  florals with freesia most prominent  and a touch of the signature note here, Sampaguita or Sambac Jasmine.  Sampaguita is the national flower of Natori's home, The Philippines.  As the drydown comes along  you get the white musk note along with the sandalwood .

Josie is sold at Bloomingdales and Dillards.

 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum                   $  95.00
 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum                   $  75.00
 .25 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball   $  22.00
 6.8 oz Body Cream                           $  58.00
 6.8 oz Body Lotion                           $  45.00
 Gift set                                                 $105.00

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q

Today's post is brought to you by Beautystat. They've got a great look at the new Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q Hair Dryer.  I've been eyeing this dryer myself. It looks good and would make a great gift this Christmas.

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Its brushless motor technology provides Quick airflow to reduce drying time by up to 70%*; a patent pending noise reduction technology makes it 40% more Quiet using the patent pending noise reduction technology***; magnets and electronics power the motor, which extends the life of the dryer by up to 10X — equivalent to up to 5,000 hours of life!**** Talk about Quality.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Chanel Double Infidelity Lipstick & Nail Set

How about a little luxury for Monday ? Leave it to Chanel to really amp up the gift set game. If you've got a lot of extra $$$ around you can snap up this set of seven lipsticks and nail lacquers.

The Double Infidelity Set comes in at $ 450 and includes matched set of lip and nail shades in an LE case.   

Shades are : 

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipcolour in Indecise, Seduisante, Exaltee, Melodieuse, Coromandel , Pirate and Envoutante

Le Vernis Nail Color in Ballerina, May , Rose Exhuberant , Tapage, Coromandel , Pirate and Charivari

PS- Chanel has  several lovely , smaller gift sets as well .