TUBEROSE & ISLES LOINTAINES by Keiko Mercheri Parfums

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 29 March, 2011 0 comments

                 TUBEROSE  & ISLES LOINTAINES


                  The Paradise Garden of Keiko Mercheri Parfums

    The white flower stands along in its achievement to enchant, mystify and possess such powers of beauty and scent.


    The jasmine and gardenia flowers are the queen of essential oils known for its heady, luscious and potent aroma. However, with the blend of tuberose flower and the blend of the Tahitian tiare you get two uniquely fragrances that becomes edgy in scent and exotic in another scent of the white flower.


    TUBEROSE and ISLES LOINTAINES by Keiko Mercheri Parfums are the two new fragrances added to the grand collection of fragrances for this perfumery.


    Keiko Mercheri Parfums are known for luxurious fragrances of faraway places longing to be discovered and admired for its natural beauty.


    TUBEROSE EAU DE PARFUM is a blend of crystalline jasmine that is not overly heavy but it is translated into a cool and edgy inspiration.


    This fragrance features notes of tuberose, jasmine, rose, petit grain, vanilla, benzoin and precious woods.

    ISLES LOINTAINES EAU DE PARFUM is a blend of white floral that are indeed my favorite that captures the essence of the island of Tahiti. ISLES LOINTAINES contains elaborate amounts of gardenia and tiare also known as ‘Tahitian Gardenia’. This seaside beauty of a scent is wrapped in seductive sweetness.

    This fragrance features notes of sweet almond, gardenia, tuberose, jasmine, rose, vanilla and benzoin.

    TUBEROSE and ISLES LOINTAINES are two exceptional fragrances that makes the Keiko Mercheri Parfums that much more valuable to fans of this fragrance line. These two fragrances are for women seeking inspiration and ambitious encounters with the unknown and reaping the benefits of a creative mind.

    PURCHASE: keikomercheri.com luckyscent.com

    PHOTO CREDIT: moorings.com, keikomercheri.com, luckyscent.com

Christopher Joseph Parfums

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 26 March, 2011 0 comments

                CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH PARFUMS


                                The Scent of a moment in Time

   Is it the way she walks, talks and laughs. It is her smile, her thoughtfulness and her compassion that attracts you. Is it the scent of her that left you baffled by her exquisite beauty and intelligence? If it is the scent of her that captured your attention, then it was created by Christopher Joseph Parfums.


   Christopher Joseph Parfums is known for exquisite scents that leave an everlasting presence that you will always remember. This floral scent is etched in the finest ingredients that are manufactured in the US.


   The designers behind Christopher Joseph Parfums were challenged to create the ultimate fragrance for women that is feminine, long lasting and stirs the image of seduction and romance. Christopher Joseph Parfums evokes all these qualities and leaves those in the presence of the woman wearing it simple spellbound.


   Christopher Joseph Parfums is made with grapefruit, musk and tincture of rose and it comes in a beautiful crystal bottle with a delicate light petal-pink color scent that captures the elegance of the blushing beauty.

   The diamond top sits with the Christopher Joseph seal that reigns as the royal crown of elegance and prestige.


   Christopher Joseph Parfums is timelessness and is meant for all the most precious moments in your life.

   Christopher Joseph Parfums was launched in 2009.





   PURCHASE: parfumsbycj.com

   Photo Credit: parfumsbycj.com

CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH PARFUMS CONTEST

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 CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH PARFUMS and Fragrance Belles-Lettres:The Magazine is hosting a giveaway of one 1.7 oz/50 ml Eau de Parfum (EDP) spray for women that was introduced in the summer of 2009.

 The scent  is captivating with a citrus zest for life with a beautiful delicate pink tint of the scent for the blushing beauty.

 To obtain your free bottle of CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH PARFUMS, go to gizagoddess@live.com and enter Christopher Joseph on the subject line and then add your name.

 Good Luck to all and the winners will be announced shortly!

     Quintessentially Perfume book was launched in 2010 by Quintessentially Publishing Ltd in London. This elegant and thought provoking book of perfumes and perfumers from some of the top leaders in the world. Give honest and candid interviews about themselves, the perfumes they create and the perfume industry at large.
    This beautiful hard cover book is filled with photos from perfumeries worldwide and now you have an opportunity to get your very own copy signed by Nathalie Grainger, Head of Sales & Marketing at Quintessentially Publishing.
    All you have to do is go to gizagoddess@live.com and write PERFUME BOOK on the subject line and add your name.
    Good Luck to all and thank you for entering. The winner of this this most valuable book will be announced soon!

KISS ME I'M WEARING TREFLE PUR COLOGNE

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 March, 2011 0 comments

    TREFLE PUR COLOGNE: The Shamrock of Fragrances

    When I think of a dewy meadow it has beautiful colorful flowers and vast land filled with luscious green grass that billows with the gentle wind, I cannot help but to think of TREFLE PUR COLOGNE ABSOLUTE by Atelier Cologne.


   TREFLE PUR translates to “pure clover” and this fragrance is bursting with clover and abundance of other green fragrance notes. It was created by Master Perfumer, Jerome Epinette for the fragrance conscious men and women who value a quality fragrance that lets you explore nature at its finest.


   TREFLE PUR is citrus with a peppery mossy scent but opens up with basil that gives it a divine top note. The softness of violet leaves billows and blends beautiful with clover for that outdoors scent during an early morning mist.


   TREFLE PUR stays true to its scent several hours after the initial use and the sillage is breathtaking with the deep notes of patchouli, moss and musk.


   Top Notes: Bitter orange, cardamon, basil


   Heart Notes: Clover absolute, violet leaves, Tunisan neroli


   Base Notes: Patchouli, moss and musk


   So not only should you have a four-leaf clover, you should also have TREFLE PUR it will give you extra luck whenever you wear it.






   PURCHASE: ateliercologne.com


   PHOTO CREDITS: blog.backblaze.com, fineartamerica.com, fragrantica.com

A Salute to Peace & Humanity: Les Nuits d'Izu Eau de Parfum

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 12 March, 2011 0 comments

        Les Nuits d’Izu: A blend of nature and accords


           A special review to salute the people of Japan

   Les Nuits d’Izu Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mercheri Parfum is inspired by indigo nights on the Izu peninsula, the Rivera of Japan.

   This citrus fragrance gives a new and different appeal to classic cologne with an Asian appeal wrapped in delicate notes of flowers and precious woods that will delight the senses.

   As a historical feature, Les Nuits d’Izu has a base of ocean moss and hinoki, the Japanese cypress used for building shrines, palaces and soaking baths.


   The lushness never ends with stirring amounts of unique flowers that blends with a tartness that provides an exquisite sillage for hours.


   Les Nuits d’Izu is made with Yuzu, Rose japonica, jasmine, littoral moss, hinoki and musk



   PURCHASE: keikomercheri.com, luckyscent.com


   PHOTO CREDIT: luckyscent.com, voyagesphotomanu.com, japanorama.com



   Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”


   -Dalai Lama

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 10 March, 2011 0 comments

       Esxence The Scent of Excellence 2011
   from 31st March to 3rd April - Milano, Italy at the La Permanente.



The third edition of the unique international event dedicated to Artistic Perfumery in the niche market.

Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine will report on this and exciting third annual summit.

 Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine is proud to announce the Co-Founder and Perfumer of Keiko Mercheri Parfums will be a Correspondent for this magazine.

 Keiko Mercheri will be a participating exhibitor for this event and will report on the behind the scenes information and report on her experience participating in this summit.

Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine is truly grateful for Keiko Mercheri's collaboration.

Its Got To Be Mardi Gras

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 07 March, 2011 0 comments

                         BOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS


                           The Cornerstone of French Perfumery

   Mardi Gras is tomorrow. The wait is over, so let’s celebrate!     


   To help with that celebration why don’t you come to BOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS. This perfumery has over 160 years of experience in composing fine fragrances that are adored worldwide.


  This Mardi Gras party, hosted by BOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS introduces two new guests to its vast collection.


  It is the launch of La Vie Nouveau and Rum Royale fragrances for men.


  La Vie Nouveau is a light wood blend of teak and bamboo. It comes in an assortment of products from cologne to bath salts.


 Rum Royale is described as a spicy bay rum. It comes in the same assortment of products.


 You can always count on BOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS to get the party going with luscious southern scents, vintage fragrances and new edge creations that have been the high standards from generation to generation.






 PURCHASE: neworleansperfume.com


 PHOTO CREDIT: Bourbon French Parfums





ROSE EN BOS BOTANICAL PERFUME CONTEST

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 04 March, 2011 0 comments

   The is a new fragrance in the rolling mountains of the most beautiful continent in the world.
    Western Cape Perfumery debuts with a NEW botanical perfume collection called, ROSE EN BOS. It consist four beautifully hand-blended fragrances just like it was done in 19Th century France.
    Western Cape Perfumery and Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine are hosting a GIVEAWAY for two lucky winners to receive a four piece sampler set.
    To enter go to gizagoddess@live.com and write SAMPLER SET and add your city, state or country of origin.


   Good Luck!!!
ATTENTION: There are two winners for the ROSE EN BOS BOTANICAL Perfume Samplers. The winners are... Sheila Eggenberger and Joanne Babin. Congratulations to you both! Thank you all for entering the contest.

Its Mardi Gras Time!

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      NEW ORLEANS: THE FRAGRANCE THAT FOUND A HOME


The city of New Orleans has seen its share of tragic moments, but with community efforts, New Orleans is being rebuilt with more brilliance and beauty than ever before.

To celebrate the rebirth of New Orleans, there is a new fragrance that represents the “beauty of spirit” of New Orleans. The fragrance is called nevertheless, NEW ORLEANS. It took several years into the making and perfecting of NEW ORLEANS, the perfume but finally with the launch on Mardi Gras (March 8Th) natural perfumer, Ayala Sender of AYALA MORIEL PARFUMS will debut this most inspiring fragrance that is made with ingredients inspired by the “lay of the land”.

NEW ORLEANS has found a permanent home in the southern midst of the lushness of greenery, vintage landscape and the surroundings of yesteryear.

Ayala Sender
This delightful scent is described to be ‘bright and mossy’ with caressing notes that prelude into a woody scent for women and men. It combines notes of amber, ambergris, cedar moss, cypress, grapefruit, mandarin murcott meyer lemon, osmanthus, rosemary, seaweed, tea rose, vetiver Haiti and white magnolia

If you are not able to make it to Mardi Gras this year in New Orleans, you can still celebrate but this year  celebrate Mardi Gras and the launch of NEW ORLEANS, the perfume at a Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, March 8TH in Vancouver British Columbia.

Tickets are only $12.00 and for more info go to ayalamoriel.com

A portion of the proceeds are to benefit the AMERICA’S WETLANDS.


Be a part of the pageantry, the music, the culture, the magic and mystery.


NEW ORLEANS is the fragrance that captured the beauty of a city.



PURCHASE: ayalamoriel.com


PHOTO CREDIT: ayalamoriel.com, terigalleries.com, neglectedbeauty.blogspot.com, basenotes.com 

THE OUTLAW PROJECT: IT'S WORTH IT

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 02 March, 2011 0 comments

  AMBERESS & LIGHT: THE OUTLAW PROJECT IS STILL WORTH TALKING ABOUT...


   Several months ago I participated in a life changing experience with the Natural Perfumers Guild created by perfumer and president, Anya McCoy.


   During this project I got the opportunity of a lifetime by writing reviews on several perfumes developed by natural perfumers worldwide for the Outlaw Project.  


   The Outlaw Project is designed to show major manufactures (IFRA and EU) to be exact that independent perfumers are opposed to the large list of restrictions placed on historic perfume ingredients such as Rose, jasmine, oakmoss just to name a few, making it difficult to produce quality and authentic perfumes.  

   Ms. McCoy is leading by example with two of her very own perfume creations that were introduced during the Outlaw Project.     

   AMBERESS & LIGHT Perfumes from Anya’s Garden Perfumes located in Miami Shores, Florida shares a blend of pure fragrance notes that are naturally true to its origin.


   AMBERESS is a wonderful blend of roses and amber that nestles to a warm accord on the skin. I like the initial feel of it on my fingers from the sample bottle I received. It was slightly oily but there was absolutely no greasy after-feel. It absorbed quickly with a clean and romantic smell that reminded me of what rose perfumes might have smelled like during the early 19Th century in a perfume boutique on Valentine’s Day.


   TOP NOTES: none, in the true Oriental style


   MIDDLE NOTES: Zambian Princess de Nassau Rosa African musk rose otto and Musk rose absolute, Madagascan ylang ylang, South African rose geranium sur fleurs


   BASE NOTES: Indonesian patchouli, Himalayan amber oil, Turkish styrax, Greek labdanum, Peruvian tonka bean, Salvadorean balsam tolu, Balsam of Peru, Chinese benzoin, Madagascan vanilla


  LIGHT meaning “luminous” is a beautiful array of citrus notes that comes on initially with a buttery flavor that quickly subsides to a fruity fragrance that is accompanied by woody notes with an ancient undertone of frankincense. I like the hypnotic mystery to it and it is not to be described as the average dripping with the fruity scent of oranges and lemons but it is deemed in my estimation what I have smelled for so many years entering a Catholic cathedral filled with incense that evokes memories of beautiful hymns and soft chants. The fragrance is definitely uplifting with a bright beam of ‘light’ coming through a stained glass window.


   Light is a fragrance I consider to be sacred.


   TOP NOTES: Sicilian cedrat, Israeli yellow grapefruit, French juniper berry


   MIDDLE NOTES: Chinese aglaia flower, French genet flower, North Carolina ambergris


   BASE NOTES: Hojari frankincense oil, edible frankincense sacra resinoid






   PURCHASE: anyasgarden.com


   Photo Credit: anyasgarden.com, naturalperfumers.com

   *Note: Those fragrance notes denoted in RED are untested or prohibited by the IFRA.








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My passion for writing started as a child. Later, my passion for perfumery started as an older child. Now as an adult I write about both. As Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine I have the best of both worlds.

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