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
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…since I have been a very good girl this year, this Christmas I am writing to you to say…
if you are stuck on what to bring me, here is my ultimate Christmas Wish List. But don’t worry Santa if these gifts aren’t suitable, I will be more than happy with a little something from Chanel!
Lots Of Love Cara xx
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – My Christmas Wish List From Above… Marc Jacobs Metallic lamé and mesh striped dress Givenchy sequined leather pumps Tory Burch crystal-embellished leather ballet flats Mulberry Jewelled Lilly Handbag Coco Mademoiselle Perfume Mulberry Bayswater Oak Leather Bracelet Kate Spade Emma book clutch iPad Diptyque Paris Candles Yves Saint Laurent glass ring True British Alice Temperley by Alice Temperley, Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey, Chanel Luxe by François Baudot and François Aveline & Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
What are you dreaming of this Christmas? xx
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Must-Have Pieces & Wish List
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn
Your beauty routine and accessories give the perfect finishing touches to your look. A carefully chosen accessory can compliment you and make your outfit pop. For me, make-up and beauty products are amongst my greatest indulgences. I love discovering new products and growing my collection of pretty nail polishes and lip glosses.
I wanted to share with you some of my must-have accessories and beauty products, as well as a couple of items that are on my dream wishlist…
My favourite accessories: Hermès Printed Silk Scarves; Statement Sunglasses; Exquisite Chanel Jewellery; Lanvin Embellished Elbow-length Gloves; Tory Burch Ballet Flats; Tiffany & Co Cocktail Rings; Chanel & Hermès Handbags; Sweet Headbands
Must-have beauty products: Striking Red Nail Polish; Alluring Red Lipstick; Chanel No5 or Coco Mademoiselle; Mascara; Mineral Make-up
Which beauty products & accessories can you not live without? xx
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