Category Archives: Fragrance

My Mother’s Day Beauty Wish List

Sunday will mark my first Mother’s Day ever. How weird it’ll be to be one of the women celebrated on this day. Weird, but pretty awesome.

If you’re new to the mom title, you can totally relate to the fact that it’s extremely difficult to squeeze in beautifying. You’re too busy fussing over everyone else. Showering is an accomplishment. Being able to blowout your hair, apply an actual makeup “look” and keep up with brow shaping, bikini line grooming and all of that stuff is pretty much a thing of the past. Am I right?

It’s led me to start fantasizing about beauty products and treatments even more than usual. So, here are the six items I’d treat myself with, if I were doing the shopping…

Tocca-Liliana-EDTNo. 1: Tocca anything.

I’ve been using the new Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe in Bianca, $20, which smells divine – it’s a blend of green tea and lemon – and the tube is gorgeous. But, I’m also hoping get my hands on their newest fragrance, Tocca Liliana Eau de Parfum, $68. It’s inspired by The Great Gatsby (what isn’t these days) and includes notes of Italian bergamot, gardenia, white peony and sandalwood.


No. 2: Watermelon Vodka-Tini Body Duo at The Huntington Spa, $190 (Regularly $240)

This delicious duo, a special treatment the spa is featuring for spring, includes a 30-minute watermelon/basil sugar body scrub followed by an hour-long massage that involves sparkling citrus cilantro lime oil. If that doesn’t sound like heaven, know that the beautiful spa is housed in the fabulous Langham Hotel in Pasadena. I might never come home if this gift comes my way.

Marc Jacobs Honey

No. 3: Marc Jacobs Honey

While this fragrance doesn’t launch until summer, I’m already adding it to my beauty wish list. How can I not. The bottle is seriously cute. Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Month Part Deux: Bond No. 9 I Love New York for Earth Day, $175


If you are a fragrance lover, you should get to know Bond No. 9. With a serious cult following, their scents are beyond gorgeous and luxe, and have great longevity. As true New Yorkers are known to be, this brand is very New York-centric, with each fragrance paying tribute to a different New York neighborhood — Central Park West, Nuits De Noho, and Madison Square Park are best sellers. Their newest launch, Bond No. 9 I Love New York for Earth Day, $175, Bond No. 9 celebrates the great state’s environmental smarts with this metro-sophisticated eau de parfum — a percentage of the sales is donated toward the State of New York’s “green” initiatives, like park cleanups, preservation programs, and the like. I Love New York For Earth Day is über fresh and smooth with top notes of tangerine, lush orchid, and orange flower water, along with middle notes of tuberose, muguet, orris, followed by woody bottom notes of musk, amber, oakmoss, and sandlewood. Regardless of where you live, or if you even like NYC, you will go ga-ga for this easy-to-wear green floral.

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Holiday Gifts That Give Back: In Peace Eau De Parfum

in-peaceI’ve just started my holiday shopping and this year I decided to search out gifts that give back and donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. First on my list is In Peace, $75. It’s the perfect gift fragrance because it’s super versatile: Fresh and light, it has top notes of pimento and freesia, a heart of creamy suede and soft mimosa, with a base of white musk and sandalwood. I love to wear it alone, but it’s also lovely mixed with a citrus scent as well — totally changes the mood. The best part: 10% of net profits from the sale of each bottle will go directly to Women for Women International’s sponsorship program which supports women survivors of war to enable them to rebuild their lives and promote peaceful communities. How is that for a gift?


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Marilyn loved Chanel Nº 5

When asked what she wears to bed, Marilyn Monroe boldly answered, “Just a few drops of Nº 5!” — and they would be forever linked. Inside Chanel, the retrospective site dedicated to the history of the brand, explores the intimate relationship between the movie icon and her fragrance, the iconic Chanel Nº 5. I highly suggest watching it in French. C’est magnifique!

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