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Your Signature Scent

Coco Chanel believed that women should wear perfume wherever they wanted to be kissed. Perfume is a very personal statement. Your signature scent is an extension of your personality; of your character; and your emotions.

As one of our five senses, smell plays an imperative role in non-verbal communication. Which fragrance you choose may be representing you far before you have spoken or possibly even been seen.

Whether it’s floral, oriental, chypre or fruity; perfume is described in three sets of notes. These notes unfold during wear with the immediate impression being the top note; followed by the deeper middle notes; and finally the base notes which develop gradually over time.

Your signature scent should be captivating, alluring and exquisitely beautiful.

It should stay with you through the seasons and across your moods. When finding your signature, be sure to take your time and smell many options. Never settle for a fragrance that doesn’t encapsulate your style, taste and desires.

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Two of the world’s most iconic perfumes…

Chanel Nº 5
Chanel Nº 5 was the first fragrance launched by Coco Chanel in 1921. Described as the world’s most legendary fragrance, one bottle of Chanel Nº 5 is sold every 55 seconds around the world.

Chanel Nº 5 evokes a sense of intimacy, seduction, opulence, desire and warmth; however, the exact scent is almost impossible to express. With top notes of Ylang-Ylang and Neroli; Heart notes of Grasse Jasmine and May Rose; and Base notes of Sandalwood and Vanilla; it’s this extraordinary complexity that set Chanel Nº 5 apart from all other fragrances of its time.

Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic, best described Chanel Nº 5 as ‘a bank of hot searchlights washing the powdered stars at a movie premiere in Cannes on a dry summer night’.

Yves Saint Laurent Opium
A rich embodiment of magic, mystery, enchantment and exoticism, Opium was an extension of Yves Saint Laurent’s intense fascination with the Orient.

With Opium, Yves Saint Laurent intended to arouse the senses and release a woman’s hidden emotions & inexplicable passions.

First launched in 1977,  Opium created quite the sensation (partly because of its controversial name). Opium features an exotic blend of lush florals, rich spices, and deep wood notes.

When asked what she wore to bed, Marilyn Monroe simply replied,
“Five drops of Nº 5.”

Which is your signature scent? xx

 p.s. you can read more about Chanel Nº 5 by clicking here…

Photos from perfumediary.com / blog.debenhams.com / my.telegraph.co.uk / google images

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

Weekend Fashion Shot

Autumn / Winter 2011 Campaigns; 2 Shots Of Espresso News; + Some Weekend Beauty Inspiration…

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The Fall Campaigns So Far

The Autumn / Winter 2011 Campaigns are beginning to be released and I have featured some of my favourites so far below. From Freja Beha dressed as a cat for Chanel; to the fresh faced Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu – it looks set to be a memorable season.

For Chanel, Freja Beha is once again used; however, with completely different results. Beha is firstly pictured as a cat perched in a slightly scruffy photo booth; followed by another shot in the same location, but this time with French written across her forehead. The rough translation is Coco Chanel’s iconic quote “A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”  Little has been revealed about the campaign so far, yet rumours are suggesting it was styled by Carine Roitfeld (previously the Editor of French Vogue) and of course shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld both look seriously chic for Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu respectively.

Bottega Veneta’s Fragrance For Women

The Italian luxury fashion House, Bottega Veneta, best known for its signature leather goods, is launching its first fragrance for women.

Described as a “leather, floral chypre” scent; the fragrance consists of: oak moss, Italian bergamot, Indian jasmine sambac, Brazilian pink peppercorns and Indian patchouli. The scent represents the “invisible, private luxury” associated with the House. The elegantly simple bottle is made of Murano glass, (for limited edition) and is decorated with a sweet leather bow. Nine d’Urso, the daughter of French fashion icon Inès de la Fressange, is the face of the campaign.

New ‘IT’ Bag Alert

Mulberry is already home to IT bags the ‘Alexa’ and ‘Bayswater’ and it now looks set for the ‘Polly Push Lock’ to join this beautiful group. Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge was pictured carrying a Mulberry Polly Push Lock handbag while departing for America.

The compact carryall shoulder bag, in textured leather, exudes a luxe vintage aesthetic. Available to purchase through Net-A-Porter for £616.67, I predict this bag is going to be huge (especially now it has a Princess’ seal of approval)!  

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Beauty Editorial Inspiration

Entitled ‘Forbidden Kisses’, Lily Donaldson features in a gorgeous beauty editorial for Vogue Japan’s August 2011 edition.

The prettiest tones of pink (used from the eyes to the lips and cheeks) create an ultra feminine, playfulness. The softness of the looks play upon Donaldson’s delicate beauty for innocently, seductive results… LOVE THESE LOOKS!

 Have a fabulously fashionable weekend! xx

 

Photos from google images / fashiongonerogue.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

Wednesday Beauty Shot

2 Espresso Shots of Beauty News + Some Beautiful Inspiration…

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Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs

Dakota Fanning’s campaign for Marc Jacob’s fragrance ‘Oh, Lola!’ has been released and the results are divine! The enchanting 17-year-old was shot by Juergen Teller for the campaign, which sees her channel the 1962 film ‘Lolita’.

Of making Fanning the face of ‘Oh, Lola!’, Marc Jacobs said: “When we were speaking about who to use in the ads, I had recently seen ‘The Runaways’…I knew she could be this contemporary Lolita, seductive yet sweet.”

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Tom Ford & Lara Stone For Tom Ford

Tom Ford’s new make-up collection campaign has been released and features the designer himself alongside the sexy Lara Stone. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, the campaign highlights striking high-impact looks and intense make-up colour.

Of putting himself in frame, Ford has said: “I’m not in the ads because I’m vain. A lot of people still don’t know who I am and the product sells better with me in the ads. The old designers — Yves [Saint Laurent], Giorgio [Armani] and Ralph [Lauren] — occasionally used to do it.”

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Beauty Inspiration

Yesterday Uptown Twirl posted  Emma Watson’s first Vogue US cover and today  featured below are more striking imagery from her shoot.

With her flawless skin, impeccable make-up, iconic hair style and polished elegance – her beauty and alluring charisma is breathtaking. These photos are my beauty inspiration this week… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Emma Watson!

Who has a natural beauty that you admire? xx

 

Photos from grazia.com.au / fashiongonerogue.com

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