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Fresh, Fruity or Floral? The Summer fragrances which inspire us at allbeauty

May marks the start of flower show season, so what better time of year is there to explore and embrace the world of fresh, fruity and floral scents? Read on to discover more about the summer fragrances which inspire us at allbeauty.

 

Floral

Penhaligon’s Blasted BloomCreated as an ode to the British coast and countryside, Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom is a unique blend of wild berries, eglantine rose, hawthorn, pink pepper, as well as some aquatic notes. It’s the perfect scent for an English rose and a topical fragrance to wear for Summer weddings, garden parties and of course, Chelsea Flower Show.

Looking for a regal floral for men? Try Penhaligon’s Esprit Du Roi for an unusual twist on a summer floral, incorporating tomato, mint and raspberry leaves with clove, jasmine and honeysuckle.

 

Fruity

Les Sorbets by Nina Ricci

The new range of limited edition Les Sorbets by Nina Ricci looks so delicious, we couldn’t pick just one to feature! These pastel confections launched earlier this year as part of a collaboration with Amorino ice cream. Each edition has been created by a different perfumer and contain sweet straplines such as Cocktail Frappé, Pear Granita, and Praline Glacé. We think they’d make the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea with friends (ice cream optional!)

Did you know? Amorino have released their own raspberry and jasmine sorbet to commemorate the fragrance range (available at selected Amorino ice cream locations until 30 June 2019).

Another exciting fruity launch for Summer 2019 is Paco Rabanne’s irresistible Olympéa Legend, which combines desert-flower and hot sand with salty-vanilla plum. This fragrance for women builds upon the Olympéa range of fragrances and is paired with Invictus Legend, a powerful grapefruit, sea salt and geranium fragrance for men.

Want to discover more? Take your pick of Floral & Fruity Summer fragrances here

 

Fresh

Christian Dior - Dior Addict Eau FraicheChristian Dior’s Dior Addict Eau Fraiche, is a favourite at allbeauty, featuring calabrian bergamot, freesia and lily-of-the-valley.

Lily-of-the-valley, also known as Muguet, was a treasured motif of Christian Dior. As well as featuring extensively in his fragrances and designs, he also used to give a sprig of the flower on the 1st May (as per French custom) to wish luck and happiness to all his workforce and clientele for the year ahead!

Perfect for: Paying homage to the stars of Cannes Film Festival – Kirsten Dunst wore a Christian Dior Lily-of-the-valley dress in 2016 when going up the famous Cannes steps.

 

Light & Airy

Calvin Klein Eternity AirCalvin Klein’s Eternity Air comes in two editions for men and women, both of which are light and citrus, so suitable for those who like a softer fragrance in the summer months. As you can tell by the name, these fragrances are designed to complement each other and are inspired by blue skies and fresh atmospheres. Eternity Air for Women features grapefruit oil, peony and lily of the valley, whilst Eternity Air for Men includes mandarin oil, lavender, green apple and violet.

Marc Jacob’s Daisy Dream Sunshine is a great carefree scent for summer days. Launched in January 2019 as a limited edition, this fragrance features a combination of golden raspberries, orange blossoms and solar musk, which collide together in a sparkling cocktail of whimsical happiness.

Want to float into Summer? Shop all Light & Airy Fragrances here

 

Water

 Creed Virgin Island WaterStuck at your desk and need to be transported to St Tropez, Portofino or Hawaii? The following fragrances have all been inspired by the feeling of exploration, freedom and azure waters.

The formulation of Creed’s Virgin Island Water was inspired by a sailing trip to the Caribbean – its adventurous and refreshing notes include lime, copra, hibiscus, ylang ylang and ginger. Suitable for both men and women, it really captures the essence of summer and will help you to feel like the sun is shining down on you in a tropical climate!

Moschino Forever Sailing is another ocean favourite – a fragrance designed for men; lemon, grapefruit and ice mint are combined with juniper and patchouli to emphasise fun, excitement and the power of nature.

Want to take the plunge? Shop all Water Fragrances here

 

Allbeauty’s Top Seasonal Fragrance Tips

  1. Wearing a scent that it is evocative of summer can help you get into the holiday spirit.
  2. Heat & rising temperatures can intensify the sense of smell, which is why switching heavier ‘Winter’ scents for lighter ones can help you feel more energetic
  3. Don’t leave your perfume in the sun (or near hot temperatures – this includes your bathroom), as this can shorten the perfume’s lifespan.
  4. Headed to a festival or on a summer vacation which requires travel? Take a look at allbeauty’s range of Travalo Atomisers, perfect for decanting your favourite fragrance from glass bottles and taking with you on the go.
  5. You can make new fragrance discoveries by using the allbeauty Fragrance Finder to filter perfumes by category.

*details correct at time of publishing

Spring Fragrance: Have You Got Your New Scent?

We may be rolling our eyes at April Showers, but the promise of glorious spring days spent in the sunshine isn’t far away. If you’re looking for a light fragrance to breeze into Spring with, then read on…

Floral

 

Fruity

 

Light & Fresh

 

Green

 

For even more inspiration to help you find your spring scent visit the Spring Fragrance page on the allbeauty website.

 

*Prices correct at the time of publishing

NEW Calvin Klein Women EDP & EDT

Calvin Klein Women: the new vision from Raf Simons

Calvin Klein have released their first fragrance – Calvin Klein Women – developd by Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons.

Devised by the renowened perfumers Annick Menardo and Honorine Blanc, CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN is a play of contrasts, as infinitely varied as the personas of the women who inspire it. A woody floral fragrance, it fuses strength with fragility and freshness with sensuality to ceate a dynamic and modern scent.

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The Scents:

Now available in two scents: the original Eau de Parfum created by Raf Simons in 2018 and NEW Calvin Klein Women Eau de Toilette, released in 2019.

Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum

Evoking the ethos of CALVIN KLEIN WOMAN, each ingredient  is respected and celebrated – the individual
is as vital as the collective, and neither can exist without the other,  combined to create an unexpected and unique woody floral – a contradiction in terms. In this fragrance, dynamic and modern, the wearer discovers an innate duality, a constant tension between differing elements, and a marriage of opposites. It represents an olfactory portrait of the multi-layered idea of femininity today.

  • Top notes: Eucalyptus acorns, black pepper, citrus
  • Heart notes: Orange flower petals, magnolia grandiflora, Jasmine absolute
  • Dry notes: Alaskan cedarwood, Olibanum essential oils, Ambrox® Super

Calvin Klein Women Eau de Toilette

Vibrant and assured, CALVIN KLEIN WOMAN Eau de Toilette is a spirited reinterpretation of Women Eau de Parfum that radiates optimisim and empowerment. With a sensual and empowering blend of lemon, white peony and ambrox ingredients for a fresh yet warm fragrance. The captivating eye featured on the bottle embodies the viewpoint of the individual woman and the collective; a fresh take on limitless self-expression.

  • Top notes: Lemon, cassis buds, raspberry, pink pepper
  • Heart notes: White peony, orange flower petals, rose centifolia
  • Dry notes: Cedarwood, Ambrox® Super, musks

The campaign

CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN is a celebration of women, by women. Developed with an all-female cast, the CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN campaign champions iconic women of past generations and celebrates heroines of contemporary culture.

#IAMWOMEN

Created in partnership by Lloyd & Co. and artist Anne Collier, whose distinct and immediately recognizable photographic artwork also features on both the packaging and the radical flacon design, the CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN campaign stars two women helping to shape a profound new Hollywood landscape: LUPITA NYONG’O and SAOIRSE RONAN.

Iconic women

Award-winning actors and voices of their generation, both women are universally recognized for their unique talent, creativity, intelligence and strength of character.
Calvin Klein Women allbeauty blogAspirational figures and inspirations to women around the world, both Nyong’o and Ronan feature in the CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN campaign in a pair of striking and direct portraits by Collier, simultaneously challenging and inviting the observer into the CALVIN KLEIN universe.

You can be any type of woman you want to be. Seeing people doing something that they’re passionate about is inspiring. It encourages you to do the same, to feel the same.” – Saoirse Ronan

In turn, these inspiring women have chosen figures from the past who have inspired them – icons of femininity that have shaped their identities, as creatives, and as women.

“Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn are examples of people who didn’t accept the status quo; they made room for themselves.” – Lupita Nyong’o

CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN is available now at allbeauty.com 

SEKSY® Beauty Fragrances Are Here

Introducing  NEW SEKSY® Beauty Fragrances

The globally renowned SEKSY brand has launched three new fragrances – all embellished with real Swarovski® crystals for a taste of decadence… 

Prism Parfums, the force behind the glamourous SEKSY Beauty brand has collaborated with Swarovski® to create three new signature fragrances – Entice, Embrace & Elegance – that embody female tastes across the globe. Each fragrance is presented in a stunning 12-sided bottle and is embellished with it’s very own Swarovski crystal.

Availble in three sizes – 30ml, 50ml or 100ml, the 50ml and 100ml sizes also come with a real Swarovski crytsal charm which can be added to any charm bracelet or necklace.

The fragrances:

There are three gorgeous scents in the range to choose from: Entice, Embrace or Elegance:

Seksy beauty fragrances allbeauty blog

SEKSY Beauty fragrances are available at www.allbeauty.com

Which scent would you most like to try? Comment down below!

Guerlain Sale: Editor’s Pick

Attention, attention, this is not a drill: Guerlain is up to 55% OFF
at allbeauty!

Yep you heard that right, Parisian fragrance, skincare and cosmetics house Guerlain is up to 55% off on allbeauty.com. Founded in Paris in 1828, Guerlain has been exploring, innovating and enhancing fragrance,  skincare and  make-up for almost 200 years, and is one of the oldest houses in the world.

Shop our beauty editor’s must haves, now:

Fragrance

Skincare

Make-up

Shop the Guerlain Sale NOW at allbeauty.com 

Sale ends 17th June 2018. Prices correct at the time of publishing.

Father’s Day 2018: Top 10 Men’s Fragrances

Not sure what to buy Dad this year? We have the scoop on the top 10 fragrances most wished for by men in 2018!

All Father’s Day 2018 fragrances in stock at the time of writing and available to buy at allbeauty.com.  For a complete list with shoppable links, please see the end of this blog post.

Top 10 Father's Day Fragrance 2018

  1. Nautica – Voyage
  2. Versace – Eros
  3. Dolce & Gabbana – The One for Men
  4. Paco Rabanne – Invictus
  5. Davidoff – Cool Water for Men
  6. Salvatore Ferragamo – F by Ferragamo Pour Homme Black
  7. Dior – Sauvage
  8. Paco Rabanne – 1 Million
  9. Azzaro – Wanted
  10. Polo Black – Ralph Lauren

 

The Moschino Scent Guide – Plus Fragrance Giveaway!

Our Moschino Fragrance Guide lifts the lid on the fragrances  by the Italian fashion house. Plus we have a fantastic spring giveaway!

Moschino scent guideA luxury fashion house established in 1983, Moschino (pronounced mos-key-no) is famous for its ready to wear clothing and accessories, all created with a wicked sense of fun and a eye on social issues. Showbusiness is very much a part of the Moschino brand and collaborations on costumes for Lady Gaga, Madonna and Kylie helped cement this.
moschino scent guide cheap-and-chic-vector-266Moschino the brand is an umbrella for several smaller ranges, including Cheap And Chic (their women’s line) and Love Moschino. Into this colourful mix comes the Moschino fragrance collection, created in 1987 and now a worldwide success.

Moschino Fragrance Guide – Fragrance Index

Moschino FemmeMoschino Moschino Femme Eau de Toilette Spray 75ml 1987
An Oriental fragrance for evening wear.
SHOP
Moschino HommeMoschino Uomo Eau de Toilette Spray 125ml 1998
A refreshing Oriental-Woody fragrance.
SHOP
Cheap And ChicMoschino Cheap and Chic Eau de Parfum 50ml 1995
A floral feminine scent for her with fruity undertones.
SHOP
Cheap And Chic Stars

Moschino Cheap and Chic Stars Eau de Parfum 50ml

 2014
A floral aroma for her with notes of rose, peony and orange, with a woody base.
 SHOP
 Chic Petals

Moschino Chic Petals Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

 2013
Pomegranete, wild strawberry and red ginger combine with hinoki wood in this fragrance for her.
 SHOP
 ForeverMoschino Forever Refreshing Shower Gel 200ml 2011
An Aromatic Fougere fragrance for him with notes of bergamot, kumquat, clary sage and black pepper.
 SHOP
 Forever SailingMoschino Forever Sailing Eau de Toilette 100ml  2013
A wonderful citrus fragrance for him, with notes of mint, lavender, grape and patchouli.
 SHOP
 Fresh CoutureMoschino Fresh Couture Eau de Toilette 100ml  2015
A citrus and floral mix for her, with notes of raspberry, mandarin, peony and woods.
SHOP 
FunnyMoschino Funny Eau de Toilette 25ml  2007
A floral, fruity scent for her with notes of orange, green tea, redcurrant and pink pepper.
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 Hippy FizzMoschino Hippy Fizz Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml  2008
A sparkling floral scent for her, with notes of raspberry leaf, rose and oakmoss.
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I Love LoveMoschino I Love Love Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml 2004
A fruity floral for her with notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon and tea rose.
SHOP
Light CloudsMoschino Light Clouds Eau de Toilette 100ml 2009
A floral romantic fragrance for her, with notes of musk, lotus, cyclamen and vanilla.
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Pink BouquetMoschino Pink Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml 2012
Pineapple, pink lily, gingerbread and peach combine in this sparkling, energetic scent for her.
SHOP
 Toujours GlamourMoschino Toujours Glamour Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml  2010
Lily of the Valley, redcurrant, cardamon and bitter almond create a mischievious scent for her.
SHOP

Moschino Fragrance Guide – Shop The Brand

You can shop each range by clicking the ‘SHOP’ buttons above. Or, to shop all Moschino fragrance at allbeauty click here.

Moschino Giveaway

This spring we’re giving away TWO Moschino Fresh Couture mini sets. These adorable minis are a fantastic way to try the scent – or gift to yourself!

10 Romantic Perfume Bottles We Want To Receive

Our 10 romantic perfume bottles are beauties we’d love to unwrap! Is your favourite listed here?

If in doubt, a romantic perfume bottle makes a great ‘blind buy’! We’ve picked scents – and bottles – that are both romantic and perfect for gifting.

romantic perfume bottles
Diesel Loverdose Eau de Toilette

 

 

 

 

 

 

romantic perfume bottles
Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum
romantic perfume bottles
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette

 

romantic perfume bottles
Vera Wang Love Struck Eau de Parfum

 

romantic perfume bottles
Anna Sui La Nuit de Boheme Eau de Parfum

 

romantic perfume bottles
DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum

 

romantic perfume bottles
Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum

 

romantic perfume bottles
Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

 

romantic perfume bottles
Juicy Couture Couture La La Eau de Parfum

 

romantic perfume bottles
Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum

 

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Romantic Perfume Bottles

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Review – Fragrance For Men

Our Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar review looks at this timeless fragrance for men. Who made it, who wears it and what does it smell like??

Claire Head of Social @allbeauty Flowerbomb Review Our Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar review is by Claire, allbeauty Head of Social Media, with honorary guinea pig Peter, Head of Design.
Claire reviews Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Eau de Toilette 100ml

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Review

Confession time: this fragrance has totally slipped under my radar – big thanks to Peter, our Head of Design, for pointing it out to me. Also apologies to Tsar fans out there, collectively tutting… The Tsar fragrance was launched in 1989, so it’s my guess that back in the 90s it was thought a bit too 80s, however at 18 years old I say that makes it a classic.

Created in 1989, Tsar heralds a strong and definitely unmistakable identity.
– Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels are a very high-end French jewelery company, in existence since the late 1800s. Designing pieces for royalty to the rich and famous (and combining both when they created Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding set), they’re to be found in luxury boutiques around the world.

Inside the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique at 20 Place Vendôme, Paris.

Created by the nose of Philippe Bousseton (who has previously worked with Davidoff), the official notes of Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels are:

  • Top Notes: Artemisia, Coriander, Lavender, Green Notes, Neroli, Bergamot, Rosemary, Cinnamon
  • Middle Notes: Carnation, Juniper Berries, Tarragon, Orris Root, Jasmine, Caraway, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Geranium, Pine Tree
  • Base Notes: Leather, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Coconut, Oakmoss, Cedar, Vetiver

In fragrance family terms, Tsar is a Woody Aromatic scent. The packaging? Modelled on the Art Deco period of the Twenties, it’s a weighty emerald green glass, with gold lettering. Think quiet, solid and stylish. Fans of history and architecture will totally appreciate these lines.

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Review

But what does it smell like? Two words spring to mind: ‘familiar’ and ‘pine’. Tsar is one of those fragrances you spray and say “oh it smells just like…..” but you can’t quite place it. For me, there are throwbacks to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme of the 90s (in a good way). Fresh, clean, forest scented, with an oaky-mossy base. For a fragrance that isn’t citrus, it’s incredibly clean. Like you’ve soaked in the bath and it’s clean sheet night. In the interests of research, we sprayed it onto Peter to get his opinion and note the dry down. On first spray there was that strong, fresh, pine scent again. However fast forward around an hour and Tsar had changed into an oaky-woody scent (though still remaining fresh). In the interests of honesty, Peter tells us he wasn’t sure about this fragrance when we first spritzed him. It was possibly a little too old and (in his words) “soapy”. But after the dry down, his opinion had done a 180 and Peter is now a fan, hurrah (or should we say huzzah…)

Who should wear this fragrance? Men who like to smell fresh and clean. Older men and those who like more traditional scents. We’re not afraid to use the words ‘retro’ and ‘old school’ here. This is a daytime scent we think, suited for straight after the shower.

If you like this then you’ll also like: Mr Burberry by Burberry

So did I like it? Yes. Would I gift it? Yes, but more likely to someone who preferred their classic old-school fragrances, or who likes to smell clean and fresh without announcing they’re wearing a particular branded scent. To put it simply, if he still hankers after Old Spice and Brut, then Tsar is the sophisticated upgrade!

More importantly, would Peter buy it? Yes, and in fact he did!

You can shop Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar at allbeauty.

Top Women’s Fragrance Of The Year – The Scents You Loved!

Announcing the top women’s fragrance for the year 2016. The scents you loved, from designer to classic, and your most gifted Christmas perfume.

The top women’s fragrance for 2016 is compiled by allbeauty and based on sales throughout the year. 

top women's fragrance

Which top women’s fragrance is your favourite? Any you dislike? Comment below and tell us. Visit allbeauty to shop any of the products shown and don’t forget to tag us in your pics if you’ve recent bought any of these.