CHANCE Eau Tendre Take a New Chance

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CHANCE Eau Tendre Take a New Chance

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CHANEL CHANCE Eau Tendre Take a New Chance, the newest addition to the CHANCE family, Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum.

This fruity floral fragrance dazzles with a Jasmine Absolute and Rose Essence Heart.

A new interpretation of the unexpected fruity-floral fragance, CHANCE is a whirlwind of tenderness. Take a new Chance! Eau de Parfum $105 – $135

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum $105 - $135

 

CHANCE Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum, $105 – $135

 

GABRIELLE CHANEL Rebel at Heart

 

GABRIELLE CHANEL Rebel at Heart

 

Gabrielle Chanel Rebel at Heart

 

GABRIELLE CHANEL Rebel at Heart, a luminous floral fragrance inspired by Gabrielle before the world fell in love with her fashion and lifestyle.

 

Gabrielle Chanel Rebel at Heart

 

This purely feminine fragrance, an imaginary flower is radiant, sparkling; the Chanel blossom. The bouquet of white flowers: exotic Jasmine; fruity green Ylang-Ylang; Sparkling Orange Blossom and Grass Tuberose is for the passionate and free.

 

Gabrielle Chanel Rebel at Heart

 

The bottle’s four corners feature the four points of light creating a beautiful bevel. Light shines through the ultra thin glass giving the fragrance an appearance of weightlessness – suspended in the square bottle, a vision of gold lame.

 

GABRIELLE CHANEL

GABRIELLE CHANEL Eau de Parfum Spray

1.7oz $105; 3.4oz $135

 

 

 

Jason Wu Eau de Parfum Extravagant Floral

 

 

Jason Wu Eau de Parfum Extravagant Floral

 

 

Jason Wu Eau de Parfum Extravagant Floral Jasmin Sambac

 

 

More than just a fragrance created around the rare Jasmin, Jason Wu Eau de Parfum Extravagant Floral includes sensual woods to round out the scent.

 

Jasmin Sambac transports Jason back to his childhood in Taiwan where he would pick from his neighbors wall of jasmin. The fragrance embodies Jason’s passion and attention to details.

 

The bottle is simple, architectural and feminine. 

 

 

Jason Wu Eau de Parfum Extravagant Floral Jason Wu Eau de Parfum 3.4oz Spray $145

 

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JASON WU Eau de Parfum 3.4oz Spray, $145

 

JASON WU Body Creme, $80

 

JASON WU Foaming Shower Oil, $65

 

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Fragrance

 

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Fragrance

 

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Fragrance

 

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Designed to celebrate the authenticity, vitality and diversity of women—flourishing in a natural, expressive and individual way. The fragrance unfolds like its name, capturing the rich scent of a thriving garden filled with an abundance of flowers.

 

Tuberose and jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper—a unique flower discovered in South India that is being used for the first time in perfumery to create a rich fragrance that transports the wearer to an imaginary garden.

 

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Fragrance

 

 

Packaged in a powder pink lacquered bottle, reminiscent of porcelain, with a Gucci label appliqué.

 

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Fragrance

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, $124

Features: Natural tuberose harvested from India; Jasmine bud extract, obtained through an exclusive method of co-extraction to impart a fresh green and petal scent on the skin; Rangoon Creeper, embodying the fragrance’s concept and name, the slightly powdery floral scent is captured as the flower blooms from white and gradually darkens to pink, then red; 3.3oz Spray

 

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Shock Collection

Yves Saint Laurent Shock Collection

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Shock Collection

 

Experience Yves Saint Laurent Shock Collection combining fragrance and beauty in a bold, powerful and sexy signature scent and look. Introducing new products that deliver glossed, smoked eyes that smolder with sensuality.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Shock Collection - Black Opium Floral Shock $115

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Floral Shock, $115

A fresh and invigorating, Black Opium Floral Shock hits with a shot of sensuality. The iconic coffee and vanilla notes are now combined with new floral notes of gardenia and orange blossom that instantly add the feeling of a sea breeze.

Notes : Bergamot Essence, Pear Accord, Freesia Accord, Orange Blossom Absolute, Golden Gardenia Accord, Solar-floral Accord, Coffee Accord, Sandalwood Accord, Vanilla

 

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Variation Palette Underground, $95

10-Color Expert Eye Palette inspired by the fabrics of Yves Saint Laurent’s creative studio in Paris. From pale to deep and matte to shimmery, create infinite signature looks. Underground: The perfect palette to achieve the ultimate dramatic look.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Eye Gloss Smudger, $30

Gloss made for your eyes! Adds a high gloss finish is non-sticky delivering a shine on the eyelid, whether it’s worn on a bare eyelid or on top of an eyeshadow.

Glossy touch, use a clean eyeshadow brush to soften the edges of the product all along your brow bones.

Gloss effect, apply over a smoky eye, enjoying the uneven finish and grungy result.

Gloss finish to the complexion, apply to cheekbones and blend upwards and outwards.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Eye Duo Smoker, $30

A dual-ended shadow pen to shade, line, smudge, and highlight resulting in easy smoky looks with a creamy texture that is water resistant. One side of the dual-ended pen has a dark shadow and the other side has a light shadow, so you can use it from day to night.

Darker color as a base on your eye lid and lower eye lid in one stroke for an intense smoked eye, and apply the lighter color as a highlighter on the corner of your eye and at the arch of your eye brow. For less intensity, start with the light shade as the base on both upper and lower eye lids, and finish with the darker shade to the outer corner of the eyes.

 

Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Volumizing Mascara, $29

The Shock mascara coats each lash with maximum volume in just one stroke and without clumping and is the most volumizing YSL mascara. The hourglass shaped brush delivers more of the exclusive shock formula to grab hold of lashes. The high intensity color, this gives you dramatic lashes that don’t smudge.

Applying at the root of the lash on the outside of the eye. Touch the brush to the lash pushing upwards and outwards at the same time. The Shock is buildable and you can pump up the volume by adding stroke on top of stroke.

Colors: Asphalt Black, Rough Burgundy, Underground Blue

 

 

 

 

CHANEL Parfum Floral Elegant

 

 

CHANEL  

CHANEL Parfum Floral Elegant

 

Scent or fragrance evokes emotions depending on your experience. When given as a gift, is romantic and personal. There are many levels of fragrance from Eau de Toilette to Perfume. The main differences are percentage of pure fragrance and packaging with Perfumes at the highest level of concentration. Put in a luxe black box, CHANEL Parfum Floral Elegant is the ultimate gift.

 

Perfume types reflect the concentration of aromatic compounds in the fragrance. The intensity and longevity of a perfume is based on the concentration, intensity and longevity of the aromatic compounds, or perfume oils, used ranging from 15% - 40%. The different notes creating the perfume are dispersed at the top, middle and base sending the user on a journey of the senses. 

 

CHANEL No 5 Parfum, $125

A bouquet of abstract flowers is how Gabrielle Chanel described N°5, a floral-aldehydic fragrance requiring no less than eighty ingredients. The notes include: Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, May Rose, Jasmine, Grasse, Sandalwood, Bourbon Vetiver and Vanilla. An ever-changing fragrance with no single dominant note, N°5 boasts the incredible power of being able to be interpreted differently based on the wearer.

Parfum is the most precious, concentrated and long-lasting form of fragrance, with its own specific application. Gabrielle Chanel's advice “apply wherever you would like to be kissed." 

Apply a drop of Parfum on each pulse point, letting it develop on your skin.

 

 

CHANEL COCO Madmoiselle Parfum, $120

Sexy, fresh Oriental recalling the irrepressible spirit of the young 'Coco' Chanel. The scent will follow you throughout the day . . . or evening. The classic bottle signifies personal luxury and is a welcome addition to any dressing
table. 

 

 

CHANEL COCO Noir Parfum, $200

Luminous striking blend with heightened notes of Bourbon Vanilla and New Caledonian Sandalwood reveals a warm, sensual facet. Strikingly presented in a
black-glass interpretation of the iconic Classic Bottle. 

 

 

CHANEL COCO Parfum, $120

COCO is Oriental, floral, spicy and provocative including the following notes: Sicilian Mandarin, Jasmine, May Rose, Indonesian Patchouli, Tonka Bean and Benzoin.

 

 

For the radiant woman with innate elegance who stands out by her gaze, her presence, her grace, her charisma. ALLURE, a floral-fresh-Oriental fragrance that is refined and elegant includes the following notes: Mandarin, May Rose, Vanilla. 

 

 

CHANEL ALLURE Sensuelle Parfum, $120

An Oriental fragrance filled with mystery for the radiant, intense woman. Includes the following notes: Amber, Patchouli, Bourbon Vanilla, Frankincense, Grasse Jasmine and May Rose.

 

 

CHANEL CHANCE Parfum, $120

An unexpected floral fragrance, unpredictable always moving takes you on a journey of fantasy. Includes notes: Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli - CHANCE is sensual, floral and spicy.

 

 

Opium Yves Saint Laurent Controversial

 

 

Opium Yves Saint Laurent Controversial

 

Opium Yves Saint Laurent Controversial

 

Originally perfumers were the most important people to know in the perfume universe. They controlled all aspects of the industry through to the early 20th century. In the 1920’s a revolution of sorts began as fashion designers started to introduce their own scents, most notably Chanel No 5 in 1921. Fast forward to today and the fashion houses clearly own the market share of the business.

 

Opium Yves Saint Laurent Controversial

 

Through the decades, fragrances have come and gone but none like Opium Yves Saint Laurent Controversial first by the name. The fragrance took criticism with the perception it glorified drug use. Chinese Americans were offended since many of their friends and family lives were destroyed through addiction to opium which is highly addictive and all you want is to feel that high again. Nothing else mattered except the high.

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent introduced Opium with a lavish party in New York Harbor that included a tall ship, the Peking that was docked at the South Street Seaport. The ship was covered with 2,000 Hawaiian orchids, Chinese temples and a giant 1,000 pound bronze Buddha. A huge fireworks display over the harbor indicated the end of the event.

 

Rumors of an actual opium den on the ship spread adding to the controversy  – which was false.

 

The party was dubbed the “event of the season”, “The Opium Wars”, “Big Glamorous YSL Opium Party” by Andy Warhol – and ended up costing $300,000. Attendees included: Yves Saint Laurent of course, Steve Ruebell owner of Studio 54, Steven Tyler, Michael Jackson, Truman Capote, Jerry Hall, Paloma Picasso, Bianca Jagger to name a few along with New York social icons of the time.

 

Between the controversy created by the name, rumors and the party, the fragrance received a tremendous amount of media coverage. This all translated into sales, resulting in a best seller fragrance and today Opium is considered a true classic, an Oriental-spicy fragrance.

 

Notes include: fruit, spices, mandarin orange, plum, clove, coriander, pepper, bay leaf, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, carnation, cinnamon, peach, orris root, sandalwood, cedarwood, myrrh, opopanax, labdanum, benzoin, castoreum, amber, incense, musk, patchouli and vetiver.

 

 

Opium Yves Saint Laurent Controversial Sofie Dahl

 

 

Controversy continues through the years with an evolution of packaging but the most notable controversy is in the 2000 advertising campaign with a naked Sophie Dahl wearing only gold stilettos and is positioned on her back. There is no doubt controversy will always surround Opium and I am pretty sure Yves Saint Laurent would not have it any other way.

 

 

 

 

 

Black Opium Sparkle Edition, $300

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Layered with over 2,000 Swarovski crystals. Glam rock aesthetic, addictive floral – notes: black coffee, vanilla, jasmine sambac, absolu of fleur d’oranger, cedar and patchouli. Highly addictive and seductively intoxicating, BLACK OPIUM gives a sensation of light-headedness, bordering on ecstasy. Made in France

 

 

 

Black Opium Eau de Parfum, $115

2015 Best New Female Fragrance by the Fragrance Foundation and Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

With a glam rock aesthetic, this addictive gourmand floral entices with notes of black coffee for a shot of adrenaline, white florals to instantly.

Opium Eau de Parfum, $122

Overtly sensual spirit with notes of mandarin and bergamot are made mystical with middle notes myrrh and jasmine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Opium Sparkle Clash Limited Edition

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Sparkle Clash Limited Edition

 

 

Black Opium Sparkle Clash Limited Edition, $135

 

 

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Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Sparkle Clash Edition, $135

 

Voluptuous, Feminine, Addictive

 

Black Opium Sparkle Clash Edition, a new facet of  the Black Opium Eau de Toilette. Sensual and luminous, gives addiction a touch of brightness with a fusion of green coffee, green pear and white flowers makes this an addictive and sparkling fragrance. 

This Black Opium Sparkle Clash Edition is layered with over 100 Swarovski crystals.

Notes: Green Tangerine, Pear, Jasmine Tea Petal, Orange Flower Petal, Green Coffee, White Woody

3oz

 

 

 

 

No 5 Femininity, Luxury, Now, Forever

CHANEL No 5

 

 

No 5 Femininity, Luxury, Now, Forever

 

 

No 5 Luxury, Feminine, Now, Forever

 

This family begins in Paris with No 5 Femininity, Luxury, Now, Forever. Launched in 1921 for the modern woman – she was the flapper, independent and liberated. She truly represented women in the 1920’s.

 

 

CHANEL No 5 is known the world over, crosses generations is Timeless, Classic, Now and Forever.  The key to the continued success of No 5 is the fragrance, and the use of aldehydes; organic compounds of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Manipulated, creating a chemical reaction and isolates the scent. Aldehydes boost the fragrance.

 

Ten glass vials with varying forms of the Aldehyde creation were presented numbered 1–5 and 20–24, the groups divided the core May rose, jasmine and aldehydes with two series, each a variation of the compound.

 

 

No 5 Femininity, Luxury, Now, Forever

 

 

Coco Chanel picks No 5, a perfume like none other. This is a woman’s perfume, the scent of a woman.

 

Today, you have more choices with this family. No 5 has 2 little sisters: Eau Premiere and LEAU.

 

Eau Premiere

Modern, airy interpretation of No 5 . . . a silky-smooth harmony of notes that reveals the delicate facet of the now and forever fragrance.

 

LEAU

No 5, created by Gabrielle Chanel in 1921, the symbol of luxurious simplicity has evolved into an icon. Now, with the creation of L’EAU it is the No 5 of today. L’EAU is modern, fresh and vibrant embodiment of the eternal scent. No 5, the now and forever fragrance, is ultimate femininity. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form.

 

 

 

No 5 Femininity, Luxury,  Now, Forever No 5 Art in Water Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Opium Swarovski Limited Edition

YvesSaintLaurent Black Opium Swarovski Limited Edition

 

 

 

Black Opium Swarovski Limited Edition

 

 

 

YvesSaintLaurent Black Opium Swarovski Limited Edition

 

 

 

Black Opium Swarovski Limited Edition – 2015 Best New Female Fragrance, Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner

 

 

 

Black Opium Sparkle Edition – EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE –  layered with over 2,000 Swarovski crystals.

 

 

Glam rock aesthetic, addictive floral – notes: black coffee, vanilla, jasmine sambac, absolu of fleur d’oranger, cedar and patchouli. Highly addictive and seductively intoxicating, BLACK OPIUM gives a sensation of light-headedness, bordering on ecstasy.

Made in France

Suggested Retail, $300

 

 

 

 

Bloomingdales Beauty Treats Event

Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales Beauty Treats Event

 

 

In conjunction with Friends and Family, take advantage of the Bloomingdales Beauty Treats Event with samples, gifts and savings from participating beauty brands. The event is online and in store until 10/10. 

 

Bloomingdales Beauty Treats Event Lancome Gift

Lancome Gift with any $75 Lancome Purchase

 

Choose from the latest technology in skincare, fall color in makeup and fresh scents in fragrance. Check off names from your Holiday list and treat yourself!

 

Bloomingdales Beauty Treats Event Clarins-Gift-with-Purchase

Clarins Gift with any 2 Clarins product purchase

 

 

 

Gifts with purchase from the brands you love!

 

 

 

Bloomingdales Beauty Treats Event YSL Gift

Yves Saint Laurent Gift with any $125 Yves Saint Laurent makeup or skincare purchase.

 

 

 

 

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends Family Event

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends Family Event

 

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends Family Event

 

The event is here – Saks Fifth Avenue says thank you and passes on to you savings on your purchases. Now is the time to buy the handbag, shoes, or beauty item that has caught your attention! 

 

This is another great way to power through your Holiday gift list. Just have fun with it.

 

 

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Vera Wang Elegant

Vera Wang Elegant Style

  

Vera Wang Elegant

 

 

 

Entrepreneur, Designer, Style Arbiter, Mother, Daughter and Wife born and raised in New York is first generation Asian American of Chinese decent is a perfect example of how with drive, ambition, belief in self and talent there is nothing you cannot accomplish.

 

 

 

Vera Wang Elegant Bridal

 

 

 

Vera started her fashion career at Vogue hired out of college as the youngest editor in Vogue’s history. She stayed at Vogue for 17 years and worked at Ralph Lauren for a couple of years before heading out on her own designing wedding gowns at 40.

 

 

Vera Wang Elegant Grosrain Fine China

 

 

Over the last quarter century, Vera Wang created a lifestyle of sophistication, aspirational with attention to detail and draping. Vera Wang Elegant Style includes designs in bridal, ready to wear, evening wear, footwear, fragrance, jewelry, books, bedding, dinnerware and fine china. 

 

 

Vera Wang Elegant Peplum Dinnerware

 

 

The attention to detail and craftsmanship, whether it is a wedding gown, fragrance bottle, bedding or a dish, is clearly evident. The style is eternal, inspired, dazzling, understated, romantic, graceful and luxurious.

 

 

Vera Wang Elegant Simplicity

 

 

 

Vera Wang Wedgwood Grosgrain

Inspired by the detailing used on the trim of Vera Wang bridal gowns. The collection uses graceful design details in fine bone china, stainless steel and frames.

Vera Wang Wedgwood Grosgrain Stainless Steel 5 Piece Setting, $80

 

 

 

Vera Wang Wedgwood Peplum

Inspired by Vera Wang runway collections features diamond, linear cuts showcasing a new modern design.

 

Vera Wang Wedgwood Peplum Vase, $150

Vera Wang Wedgwood Peplum Jewelry Box, $50

Vera Wang Wedgwood Peplum Ring Holder, $50

 

 

Vera Wang Elegant Simplicity Dinnerware

 

Vera Wang Wedgwood Simplicity Casual Dinnerware

Casual dinnerware is neutral and organic in grays and blues creates perfection for everyday. Available in solid, ombre and chevron designs.

 

 

 

Vera Wang Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Gray Place Setting, $69

Vera Wang Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Grey Ombre Place Setting, $69

Vera Wang Wedgwood Simplicity Gray Serving Bowl, $50

 

 

 

Vera Wang Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Indigo Chevron Place Setting, $69

Vera Wang Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Indigo Ombre Place Setting, $69

Vera Wang Wedgwood Simplicity Indigo Serving Bowl, $50

 

 

 

Vera Wang Floral Jacquard Bedding, $150 - $570

A sophisticated look with plum and lilac tones with textures in Vera Wang's Floral Jacquard bedding collection. Linen euro shams, decorative pillows and a jacquard coverlet in complimentary shades of lilac and plum layer beautifully. The floral jacquard print design is dark purple with a lilac ground. Machine washable. 100% Cotton; 300 Thread Count; Dark Plum; Yarn Dye; Machine Washable

Vera Wang Scribble Bedding, $60 - $240

Crisp contrasts and graphic details combine with Vera Wang's signature whimsical touch to create Scribble Print, her newest bedding collection. Mixing luxurious 300 thread count sateen sheeting with the light muave hem wave stitching, delicate quilting and fine pleating found in the decorative throw pillows and softly textured coverlet, Scribble Print achieves a fresh modernity for all seasons. Machine washable. 100% Sateen Cotton; 200 Thread Count Duvet; 300 Thread Count Sheets; Available in Duvet's, Sheets and Accessories; Machine Washable

Vera Wang Fretwork Bedding, $133 - $505

Fretework is the definition of home luxury. rich texture design is simple and elegant. Tonal cream hues add depth to the texture design while creating a relaxing atmosphere perfect for easing into a deep sleep. High end construction and premium materials add an excellent feel and long lasting durability to an already gorgeous design.

 

 

 

Vera Wang Eau de Parfum $72 - $92

Elegant, sensual, modern floral with notes: Bulgarian roses, calla lily, opulent gardenia, sheer musks and white woods.

 

 

 

 

CHANEL Chance Unexpected Florals

CHANEL Chance Unexpected Florals

 

CHANEL Chance Unexpected Florals

 

Fragrances that are sparkling, romantic a collection of four, CHANEL Chance Unexpected Florals. They are young, fresh and empower you to take a chance.

 

 

CHANEL Chance Unexpected Florals

 

 

The newest to the collection: Chance Eau Vive a burst of energy; Chance Eau Tendre fresh and spirited; Chance Eau Fraiche a surprising floral; the Chance collection is playful and there is one for you.

 

 

 

CHANEL Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette, $78 – $100

A fragrance that is a vibrant floral that radiates life and energy. Notes: Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Jasmine, Cedar and Iris

 

 

 

CHANEL Chance Eau de Toilette, $78 – $100

An unexpected floral fragrance filled with energy and vitality evolving from one moment to the next.

 

 

 

CHANEL Chance Eau Fraiche Eau de Toilette, $78 – $100

A version of Chance that is fresh and sparkling with notes of Citrus, Water Hyacinth, Jasmine Absolute, Amber, Patchouli and Vetiver.

 

 

 

CHANEL Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette, $78 – $100

Unexpected, Romantic notes of Grapefruit, Jasmine and White Musk. The fragrance is an intoxicating floral.

 

 

 

 

CHANEL No 5 L’EAU

CHANEL No 5 L’EAU

 

CHANEL No 5 L’EAU

 

 

 

Introducing the New No 5 a modern interpretation of the now and forever fragrance, CHANEL No 5 L’EAU. It is an Eau de Toilette to encourage a more generous use of No 5 L’EAU. A pure crystal clear fragrance feels like a light breeze coming over you.

 

 

CHANEL No 5 L'EAU

 

 

The fragrance is inspired by today’s paradoxes defining today’s modern woman: You know me/You don’t know me; Order/Disorder; Composed/Excessive; Pure/Artificial

 

 

CHANEL No 5 L’EAU, $100

The new No 5 – the now and forever fragrance with a new modern interpretation. Fresh, vibrant, timeless, elegant, audacious, simple, sophisticated scent for today’s woman. Notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Cedar, Musk

1oz Spray

 

 

 

Introducing PRADA LaFemme PRADA L’Homme

Introducing PRADA LaFemme PRADA LHomme

 

Italian Fashion Power house PRADA Introduces LaFemme and L’Homme fragrances into their portfolio. When reviewing a new fragrance, understanding the story behind the scent always gives a strong indication on how it will perform. Having a good scent doesn’t necesarrily translate into sales.

 

Introducing Prada LaFemme Prada LHomme

 

 

Fragrance is a personal connection with the customer and relationships form through the romance or journey of the scent. Too many times when presented with the question about the story of the fragrance, the opposite side of the table stared back with a blank look. Immediately you know those scents don’t make it to the assortment.

 

 

Prada LaFemme and L’Homme take you on a journey through place, memory and time. As you experience the layers of either LaFemme or L’Homme the notes transform you to the time you experienced them. That doesn’t mean the first time you smelled the note but when the note was present during an important moment in your life. 

 

 

 

Prada LaFemme Eau de Parfum, $95 – $130

An invitation to emotion. a sultry journey begins with Frangipani. This hyper-sensual floral includes notes: Ylang-Ylang, Beeswax, Vanilla, Tuberose and Vetiver.   

Prada LaFemme Satiny Shower Cream, $50

Scented with Prada LaFemme, cleanses, conditions, and gives a silky feel to the skin. 3.5oz

Prada LaFemme Velvet Body Cream, $75

Scented with Prada LaFemme the velvet body cream caresses the skin. It imparts hours of soothing hydration, providing a radiant and smooth silky finish. 6.8oz

 

 

 

 

Prada L’Homme Eau de Toilette, $78 – $98

A fragrance of pairs, of doubles, of juxtapositions and layers. Notes: Neroli, Geranium, Patchouli, Iris and Amber. It is airy and yet highly sensual.

Prada L’Homme Aftershave Balm, $48

An intensely rich balm that hydrates and helps soothing dry, just-shaven skin, leaving a protective film on the skin’s surface and a soft velvety touch.

Prada L’Homme Deodorant Stick, $28

Veil of freshness provides a long-lasting invigorating effect.

 

 

 

 

Christian Louboutin Fragrance Collection

Christian Louboutin Fragrance Collection

 

Christian Louboutin creates celebrating women and their desires bringing out their personalities – empowering them, revealing new aspects. This enhances her femininity and sensuality.

Christian Louboutin Fragrance Collection

 

The latest creations with fragrance continues this journey. The bottles are stunning and objects of art themselves. They represent the idea of “liquid is alive” as the bottle loops and appears to twist. The colors represent the heat and sensuality of each fragrance and with amber, gold, red, and purple.

 

 

Fragrance evokes memories and these are designed to mimic a piano – the ping is the initial burst of fragrance. Following up with the beautiful resonance as the sound echoes – here is where the memory is evoked. You remember where you were the first time you experience this specific scent and the emotions that follow.

 

 

 

Christian Louboutin Bikini Questa Sera, $275

Intimate and compelling this fragrance evokes the heat of sunny day at the beach. The sun is hot on your skin, the voluptuousness of the beach and intensity of the heat, happiness is followed by the scent of a woman as day turns into night. When the evening cools down, the fragrance shimmers with jasmine and tuberose.

Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven, $275

Lights fire is mysterious and sexy, for the woman who wants to provoke. She is the center, turns heads, increases heart rates, dangerous. This intoxicating fragrance wear close as a second skin with notes of iris, patchouli, tonka absolut.

Christian Louboutin Blonde Tornade, $275

Always in a rush leaving behind only a glimmer and men can’t forget her. This fragrance is the scent of love and adventure, a burst of potent sensuality, an invitation to follow. Notes of red rose, sweet violet and cassis. 

 

 

 

 

 

McQueen Parfum Begins the Journey

 

McQueen Parfum Begins the Journey

 

 

Buying fragrances for Macy’s and Sephora is exciting, challenging, fun, and fosters creativity in an industry that is highly brand driven. Which means the customer benefits from the most creative buyers and merchants as they continue to excite and delight their customers.

 

 

McQueen Parfum Begins the Journey

 

 

Every September, retailers and brands bombard you with all of their launches and unfortunately over half of these new fragrances will not last 12 months. However, there are some that when the buyer sees, feels smells and understands the story of the product the excitement is infectious. This is how a brand is able to reach people they might not have had the opportunity.

 

 

McQueen Parfum Begins the Journey Antiqued Feathers Crown

 

 

McQueen Parfum Begins the Journey with you in a unique scent that embraces the art of haute parfumerie in the creation of this fragrance. The bottle is timeless in shape and is it’s own piece of art. This bottle looks stunning with a polished, lacquered, faceted cap and the crown of signature antiqued gold feathers.

 

 

McQueen Begins the Journey with Night Blooming Flowers

 

 

The scent is unique gives strength embracing those that flourish, bloom in the dark. Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang are the night blooming flowers responsible for this powerful, complex, intoxicating, sensual, mysterious fragrance.

 

 

 

Your self empowerment normally felt at night is reinforced, strengthened through your journey with the fragrance. Notes of black pepper, clove, pink pepper are delicately layered into the precious essences of the Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang.

 

 

McQueen’s unique scent draws empowerment to your imagination from the precious essences of the night blooming flowers. The parfum embraces and brings out your own mysterious power that is uniquely McQueen.

 

 

McQueen Parfum, 1.6oz Parfum, $395

This unique fragrance captures the multi-faceted modern woman through the night blooming precious essences of Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang.

 

 

McQueen Eau de Parfum, $165

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour

 

Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour

 

Consistently using color palettes of burgundy reds, chocolate browns, midnight blues, rich golds with cashmere, merino wool, linen, silk and velvet surrounded by the imagery of country estates, thoroughbred horses, classic cars and traditions is the epitome of Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour.

 

Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour Fall 2016 Evening Collection

 

Discovery of the Polo fragrance in high school foreshadowed my future and, living that lifestyle seemed the natural order of things. In college during the early eighties, everyone wore the iconic Polo Shirt – including my fraternity buddies – the brand will be in my life forever.

 

Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour Red Polo Shirt

 

Fast forward to 1998, the Macy’s buying office in San Francisco, I buy Women’s Fragrance. With little fanfare except an eagle eye on the business, we launch Ralph Lauren Romance and skyrocket to the top selling retailer in the country.

Attention to detail is the key to success as a merchant. Each launch is like throwing a party with many moving pieces that must coordinate with precision. When all the pieces come together the business creates excitement between the customers and stores.

 

 

Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum, $72

Launched in 1998 evokes the timeless essence of falling in love. Discover the sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals and seductive musk. Notes: tangerine, freesia, marigold, rose, ginger, chamomile, lily, lotus flower, violet, exotic woods, patchouli, oakmoss, musk.

Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum, $76

Passion burns brightest in the dark. Indulge in the fragrance of Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance, and experience the essence of sensual pink peony and mysterious black vanilla.

Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Eau de Parfum, $96

Inspired by the hope of new love, Tender Romance is about how yhou are when falling in love. it is classified as a white luminous oriental fragrance. Evokes the warmth of an affectionate embrace and the soft caress of cashmere on the skin. Notes of Ginger, Pure White Magnolia, Silky Soft Cashmere 3.4oz Spray

 

 

To this day, Ralph Lauren is my all time favorite brand. A “traditional” brand might conjure up images of being boring or tired – that is no way to describe the Fall 2016 Collection – Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour – who else can put together a black turtleneck with a Gold Metallic Silk Blend Full skirt?

 

Ralph Lauren Timeless Classic Glamour Gold Skirt Black Turtleneck

PRADA Olfactory

PRADA Olfactory

Prada Olfactory, contradicitons, opposites attracting, ying and yang,a juxtaposition, a dream scape relating back to a song or movie built through scent. They have a surreal quality reminisdent of when you wake up and start to remember fragments of your dream.

Prada Olfactory

 

The creative concept is a collage of experiences, snippets of your dreams and built around the contradictions.

Each scent in Prada Olfactory is presented in a silk pouch with an iconic Prada insignia. Each pouch’s unique pattern is inspired upon signature Prada prints and color combinations, to create a graphic interpretation of the fragrance’s distinct identity.

The collection includes 10 fragrances for your sensory enjoyment.

 

Cargo De Nuit, $300 – The scent of a twilight passage on the high seas. Double Dare, $300 – The scent of leather lined in suede: rich, soft and refined. Neu Au Soleil, $300 – The scent of an Orange Blossom dipped in gold. Tainted Love, $300 – The personal, yet universal scent of lipstick: A celebration of synthetic allure. Unchant D’Amour, $300 – The scent of stolen moments of peace, at once calming and invigorating.

 

Purple Rain, $300 – The complex, yet understated scent of Iris, potent in its powdery charms. Marienbad, $300 – The scent of a charming, baroque escape, otherworldly in its richness. Day For Night, $300 – The ultimate amber scent: the fossilized made newly mysterious. Heat Wave, $300 – The scent of a holiday in the sun. Pink Flamingos, $300 – The scent of fluorescent pink blossoms, at once stylized and innocent.

All Natural

Jackson Brook Natural Skincare Curators

Mullein & Sparrow at Jackson Brooke

Mullein & Sparrow’s natural beauty products are made with the purest, finest, plant-based ingredients including luxurious essential oils. All products are Cruelty Free.

Source: All Natural Beauty Products by Mullein & Sparrow

You can find these products and more at Jackson Brooke.  They have a 20% coupon running for their Black Friday promo.  

Get 20% Off the Best Natural Beauty Products This Week Only at JACKSONBROOKE.COM – Amazing Gifts for Everyone! Promo Code: THANKS SHOP NOW

Definitely, check them out!

gifts of beauty

gifts of beauty

simply beautiful

the first week of november and i keep saying i have plenty of time.

the next thing you know its december 20th and there are no gifts purchased!

every year the same story – i am going to shop all year and pick up something special for everyone on my list.

another year and nothing except a gift guide for you! you will recognize everything it is pulled together so you don’t have to think about it.  the great thing about these products is their simplicity makes them desirable.  they are simple in the fact that you have what you need at your fingertips.

browse through and pick up what you need for your friends and family and of course a couple of things for yourself.

my goal is to give you some great picks at least once a week so you can focus on what is important, yourself.

 

laura geller 20 shades of shadow v.2, $55 laura geller 20 shades of shadow, volume 2, $55 a $215 value

Laura Geller Color Luster Kit, $25

laura geller color luster lip gloss set, $25 a $76 value

 

too faced chocolate bar eyeshadow palette, $49 too faced chocolate bar eyeshadow palette, $49

too faced sugar pop shadow collection Too Faced Sugar Pop Collection Too Faced Sugar Pop Collection

too faced sugar pop shadow collection, $36

 

dior 5 couleurs couture palette, $62

dior 5 couleurs couture palette, $62

 

shu uemera eyelash curler, $20

shu uemura eyelash curler, $20

 

glamglow supermud clearing treatment, $69

glamglow supermud clearing treatment, $69

 

chanel no 5

chanel no5, 3.4oz eau de parfum spray, $132

refreshing your bathroom or bed linens

one of my obsessions: the company store is having a promotion. check out the link below and pick out something that puts a smile on your face, you should be able to find a few things!

30% Off Any One Item + Free Shipping on $75+, Code: W15SALES, Valid: 11/8/15

details, continued

chanel no5

yesterday was CHANEL fashion and as a lifestyle brand, we must look at beauty.  the standards set forth in fashion follows suit into beauty.  the prestige is maintained through specific standards put into place for the brand and relationships developed with the retail partners.

extending into the details, what comes to mind is upon my arrival into san francisco in 1995, CHANEL was in full blown launch of “vamp”, nail color and lipstick.  this was the single most incredible thin i had seen where all aspects of the execution were covered:

education                  marketing                 retailer support

positioning               advertising

the stores looked incredible and the product was flying off the shelves.  the inventory moved so fast and everyone was running out.  one key element was overlooked, proper forecasting.

that one experience was ingrained in my memory and i told myself that if i ever was a buyer – running out of inventory would never happen.  that mantra guided me and allowed me to develop highly successful business so the attention to the detail stays with through to today.

chanel continues to maintain positioning by never faltering on the standards put forth many years ago.  that is one of the main reason CHANEL No 5 maintains a top 10 fragrance rank globally.

chanel no 5

chanel no 5, 3.4oz eau de parfum spray

$132

CHANEL Allure

chanel allure, 1.7oz eau de parfum spray

$92

chanel chance eau de parfum

chanel chance, 1.7oz eau de parfum spray

$92

chanel chance eau de toilette

chanel chance, 1.7oz eau de toilette spray

$77

allure homme sport

chanel allure homme sport, 5oz eau de toilette spray

$122

chanel allure homme

chanel allure homme, 5oz eau de toilette spray

$122

we pulled together a collection for you below out of the fall lineup that can be basics for you.  all the colors are wearable for all skin tones.  packaging – perfection as usual.  to start is the les 5 ombre de chanel eyeshadow palette entrelacs limited edition, in different shades of nude.  they go from light to deep; satin to matte.  the design on each shade is inspired by the aubazine abbey in central france  where coco chanel grew up.  you can see the design of the stained glass windows in the abbey on each shade.  this creates a fresh natural look.

for more drama use the les 4 ombres mute-effect quadra eyeshadow palette, 244 tisse jazz.

les 4 ombre palettes redefine eyeshadow as an all in one solution.  each palette features vibrant shades inspired by the intertwining threads found in the chanel tweed.

the collections offer endless possibilities since each has 2 medium tones for coloring and contouring, deep shade for intensification and a light shade for highlighting.

244, tisse jazz  – part of the blue rhythm collection for the season is inspired by the spirit of jazz and celebrates the boldness of blue.

create the perfect smokey blue eye

finish the eyes with le volume de chanel mascara, noir

your eyes are center stage so your lip is muted in one of 3 variations of brown:  125 indecise, dark tan; 124 ambique, brown with flecks of gold; 122 farouche, rich chocolate brown

chanel eyeshadow palette

les 5 ombres de chanel, entrelacs limited edition

$80

CHANEL Quad

les 4 ombres mute-effect quadra eyeshadow

244 tisse jazz

$61

chanel mascara

le volume de chanel mascara

$32

chanel lipstick 125 indecise
rouge allure lipstick 125 indecise
chanel lipstick 124 amibigue
rouge allure lipstick 124 ambigue
chanel lipstick 122 farouche
rouge allure lipstick 122 barouche

rouge allure intense long-wear lip colour

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