HENRI BENDEL COMES BACK TO CHICAGO

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 31 August, 2011 0 comments

               HENRI BENDEL returns to Chicago!

                                                         
  That's right, luxury retailer, HENRI BENDEL returns to the windy city but this time at a different location just a few blocks south on Michigan Avenue.

  The new HENRI BENDEL will be located in the  Water Tower Place shopping center at 835 North Michigan Avenue.

  HENRI BENDEL plans to open the 2,134 square foot shop on the second floor facing the giant American Girl retailer.

  HENRI BENDEL closed its previous Chicago store in 1998 however,  the new HENRI BENDEL will make its debut in November 2011.

  I know my hometown city will welcome back HENRI BENDEL store in a grand fashion..."Chicago Style". So lets wait and see Chicagoans.


PHOTO CREDIT: logo courtesy of Henri Bendel and photo of Magnificent Mile (Chicago) courtesy of Chicago.world-guides.com


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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: PRECIOUS OUD (New) 2011

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 29 August, 2011 0 comments

The 'COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE' by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS welcomes a NEW eau de parfum to the family. It is PRECIOUS OUD and it is a tribute to the "legendary ingredient, "oud wood".

 
PRECIOUS OUD EAU DE PARFUM arrives in select stores in September 2011 and with the existence of the six scents introduced in this collection in 2009, PRECIOUS OUD is bound to have the same critically acclaimed success, too.

The COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE involves different perfumers for each fragrance and PRECIOUS OUD EAU DE PARFUM is composed by Amandine Marie.

PRECIOUS OUD features bergamot, pink pepper, incense, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli oud, sandalwood, vetiver and ambergris.

The entire COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE comes in 75ml Eau de Parfum for $185.00 and exclusively sold at NEIMAN MARCUS.

COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE by Van Cleef & Arpels

  • Bois D'Iris
  • Orchidee Vanille
  • Cologne Noire
  • Muguet Blanc
  • Lys Carmin
  • Gardenia Petale
The entire collection arrives in a classic flacon and created of glass with a dark clylindrical stopper.


PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels


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FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION ARABIA-INTRO TO SUMMIT

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 27 August, 2011 0 comments

 
The Fragrance Foundation Arabia was founded on October 27, 2008 by founders, Mr. Shahzad Haider, Chairman and Ms. Grit Pannier, President and with great enthusiam will present the inaugural Middle East Fragrance Summit on September 26-27, 2011 in Dubai.

The Middle East chapter is the second one outside of Europe, following the foundation of partner organizations in Australia, Uk, Italy, France and Germany.
 
This summit will bring the fragrance industry knowledge, market information and opportunities between the Middle Eastern and other worldwide leaders.

Middle East Fragrance Summit will feature key guest speakers such as:

  • MARY ELLEN LAPSANSKY, Vice-President-THE FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION USA
  • JEAN-PIERRE HOURIPast-President-IFRA
  • ROGER SCHMID, Founder/NOSE ABOUT LLC, USA
  • SHEHERAZADE-CHAMLOU, V.P. Sales & Marketing Perfumery, SGD NORTH AMERICA, USA
  • ABDULLA AJMAL, General Manager, AJMAL PERFUMES, UAE
  • GRANT OSBOURN, Editor in Chief, BASENOTES, UK
  • TUIRE VAISANEN, LL.M. IP, AMERELLER LEGAL CONSULTANTS, UAE
   More information: mefragrancesummit.org
   
   PHOTO CREDITS: Courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation Arabia



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NEW BOOK BY JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA, MASTER PERFUMER

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 24 August, 2011 1 comments

   Master Perfumer and in-house Perfumer for Hermes since 2004, will debut his English version book on perfumery, PERFUME: THE ALCHEMY OF SCENT by Jean-Claude Ellena.

   
This book will be released in the U.S. on November 1, 2011 by Arcade Publishing.
   
Jean-Claude Ellena is well known for highly   successful fragrance creations such as Van Cleef & Arpels First, Cartier Declaration, Hermes Kelly Caleche, Yves Saint Laurent-In Love Again just to name a few.

PERFUME: THE ALCHEMY OF SCENT (Hardcover) can be purchased at arcadepub.com   ISBN: 1611453305; pages 176; List Price $22.95

PHOTO: Courtesy of Arcade Publishing and photo of Jean-Claude Ellena by 3.bp.blogspot.com


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CHANEL NO.19 POUDRE-New Fragrance REVIEW

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 23 August, 2011 0 comments

                             CHANEL No.19 POUDRE
                              A Revisit from the Past

         NEW FRAGRANCE INTRODUCTION

On the birthday anniversary of COCO Chanel (August 19, 1883) a remark of the 1971 version of No.19 Poudre was introduced.

 
 CHANEL No. 19 POUDRE comes in the same flanker but this new version gives homage to the iris pallida note. According to reports, No.19 Poudre is a green floral scent that is developed by Chanel house perfumer, Jacques Polge.

 The house of CHANEL also launched a film about the making of No.19 Poudre, the remake featuring Christopher Sheldrake, Perfumer/Director of Research Development. Sheldrake mentions in the film that the key to No.19 Poudre is the iris. In this fragrance the iris comes from Florence Italy.

Featured Notes: neroli, galbanum, jasmine, iris, white musk, vetiver and tonka bean.

 In the United States a 1.7 fluid ounce is $85.00 and No.19 Poudre launched exclusively at Chanel and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

PURCHASE: www.chanel.com

PHOTO CREDITCourtesy of  Chanel




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THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5 WITH TILAR J. MAZZEO

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 19 August, 2011 0 comments

                  Behind the Secret of CHANEL NO.5
         An interview with New            York Times bestseller Tilar J. Mazzeo

  

  It gives me great pleasure to introduce Tilar J. Mazzeo bestselling author and professor of English at Colby College.

  When Ms. Mazzeo is not teaching or doing research, she spends her precious time at the California wine country, coastal Maine and in New York City.
  
  The highly acclaimed book, THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5 The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume written by Ms. Mazzeo is the answer to all of your questions about the world's most beloved perfume.


  This marvelous and well-researched book is written  with such emotion and understanding of Gabrielle Chanel’s humble beginnings who dealt with struggles, misunderstandings and misinterpretations about herself and how others perceived her.


  Gabrielle’s life was about to change in a drastic way but it was  no overnight success. However each day at the abbey at Aubazine where she was raised  would become more clear and with a purpose. A purpose that Gabrielle not yet understood with declining bedchambers and rustic walls. It wasn't until later in life that the building where she spent her youth would suddenly be the mecca of  images, objects and the scent of cleanliness that would forever change her life.


  As you follow Ms. Mazzeo in her approach to   leading up to the introduction of Ernest Beaux, the creator of CHANEL No.5 and how their business relationship waved through much scrutiny in the making of this scent, that it is a miracle that COCO Chanel manged to hold her head up high.

 This book is a count of remarkable journeys led by COCO Chanel and Ms. Mazzeo manages to capture each of those moments with intensity and evocative flair that will change how you think about the house of Chanel but will also change your way of buying a fragrance.


  How many times do we buy a fragrance simply for its poetic juices and sweet flowing scent in a bottle?

  The next, time when you about to make a fragrance purchase, ask yourself “I wonder what is the story behind the bottle”? "What sacrifices were made in the making of this scent"?    

  THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5 The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume is a book not just to entertain but it is about the making of a legendary scent that educates you on the stamina of the human mind under peril conditions.

  After reading this book, I was really fascinated with the life of COCO Chanel and the evolution of CHANEL NO.5. I am truly honored to have spoken with Ms. Mazzeo and I am happy to share this conversation with you.


                         THE INTERVIEW
Hello Tilar, thank you so much for this opportunity to speak with you!

1.Tilar, what fascinates you about COCO Chanel?

  Well, to name just one thing: she was perhaps the most influential businesswoman of the twentieth century. So much of how women present themselves in the modern world and what it means to be a businesswoman come back to her talents.


2. When I was old enough to experience Chanel No. 5 perfume and I remember my aunt and mother talking amongst themselves and wondering why it was named Chanel No. 5. Tilar, do you think the name of the perfume has always baffled fans of Chanel and that is why you wanted to find out the 'The Secret of Chanel No. 5'?

  Your story is like so many others that we hear about Chanel No. 5.What fascinated me about it was how--in a world where there are so many beautiful perfumes--it went on to become this kind of legendary icon.

 3. Tilar, in the book you mentioned that you visit the flagship Chanel Boutique in Paris. What were your expectations? Also, did you get a tour of the boutique, if so what did you think about it?


  I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Chanel boutique on rue Cambon in Paris, and anyone who visits Paris should take the time to see one of the city's fashion landmarks. It's a wonderful space, full of history, and I was delighted to get a tour of it.

 4. Tilar, your book is so beautifully written and it is written with so much emotion. There were several parts in the book where I was moved to tears an other parts I was cheering. What was the mood that you wanted to set for the book? What is the essence that we should all come away with from The Secret of Chanel No. 5?


 What interested me most as I pursued this story and as I thought about how to write about it was the human drama and great emotion complexity of the story behind Chanel No. 5. The Secret of Chanel No. 5 is a business history that tries to get at the heart of how so many lives and so much of the last century's complicated history come together to great the world's most famous perfume.


5. What should people like me who have read your book, think about the next time we see a bottle of Chanel No. 5 in the department store?


  As part of this book, I studied perfume seriously for the first time and I was lucky enough to be able to talk to several of the world's most talented perfumers. The next time you stand there at the counter, think to yourself "Ernest Beaux." That's the unsung name of the perfumer and great artist who created one of history's most beautiful and enduring fragrances!


  6. Finally Tilar, do you still think there is more mystery and secret behind Chanel No. 5 or do you think that you have researched all there is to be about this legendary perfume?

 Well, of course the company of Chanel is famously discrete about its sales figures, and it's understandable. With complete access to the corporate records, I am sure new facets of Chanel No. 5 and its business history would emerge. But no one will ever get that kind of access to the private company records. Although it wasn't the focus of my book, I do think that as archives of the Second World War continue to open up and become declassified, we many discover new things about the life and history of Coco Chanel.


 Tilar, it has truly been a pleasure and I thank you so much and Congratulations on the success of this book!

 Thanks to you! Without so many loyal and enthusiastic readers, all these researches would be a lot less fun!

PURCHASE: THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. Mazzeo (Harper; November 9, 2010;Hardcover;ISBN#9780061791017/ 304 pages/$25.99 Category: Nonfiction

PHOTO CREDITS: HarperCollins (bookcover) &  Tilar J. Mazzeo (self), Photo of Ernest Beaux by perfumeprojects.com; photo of COCO Chanel by the house of CHANEL and picture of CHANEL NO.5 by parfum.net

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On the anniversary of COCO Chanel's birthday (August 19th) I am offering a DRAW for the book THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5 The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. Mazzeo. This book will be autographed by Ms. Mazzeo on a bookplate.

 So if you are a fan of COCO CHANEL and you simply love CHANEL NO.5, please enter in the comment box and answer the question, "What is it that you admire most about COCO CHANEL?

Good Luck!!



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REMEMBERING HELENE ROCHAS

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 18 August, 2011 0 comments

 The wife and muse of world famous couturier, Marcel Rochas died on August 6, 2011 at the age of 84.

 
  The beautiful and elegant, Helene Rochas acquired the house of Rochas after Rochas's death in 1955 at the age of 30.

  Rochas is a fashion, beauty and perfume house founded in 1925 by Marcel Rochas and now owned by Proctor & Gamble.

  The house of Rochas became hugely successful after the launch of "FEMME", the eau de toilette that was packaged in a pink box with black lace. After, Marcel's death, Helene became the first female CEO in France and during that time the launch of "MADAME ROCHAS" was created. It was an instant success and it was described as the elegant and sophisticated scent which is the luxury of a woman.
 
  Helene Rochas was elected on the most elegant woman in the United States and like, Marcel she was an avid collector of sculptures and immersed herself in the world of Arts.   
    
  Helene Rochas will always be remembered as a     pioneer with the strength to expand a business and keep the memory of her husband alive by never wavering in her judgements of pursuing her own individual dreams to the fullest.

PHOTO CREDITS: House of Rochas

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HOW TO ENTER THE ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST 2011

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 August, 2011 0 comments

             ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST
           Your Chance to Name a Fragrance?

 
That’s right! You can help SOY SPACASSO a leading organic skincare company in the USA name its very first parfum for women.


  SOY SPACASSO was established in 2005 by Founder and CEO, Maria Murphy who has a passion for organic beauty products has expanded with the creation of a fragrance collection. SOY SPACASSO has partnered with FRAGRANCE BELLES-LETTRES: THE MAGAZINE to host the ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST 2011. This unique online scent event is open to ALL fragrance enthusiasts worldwide.


This world-class parfum is dedicated to working women who are “breaking the glass ceiling" of   success in the corporate world”.


Now, how to enter the contest. Well, it is very simple and here are the facts.


             THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


1. This is an organic parfum for women.


2. The parfum is dedicating to working women worldwide.


3. This parfum can be worn in the workplace without allergic causing ingredients.


4. This world-class fragrance is fit for Kings and Queens.


5. This parfum features…TOP NOTES: Australian Sandalwood oil;
MIDDLE NOTES: citrus, fruit, vanilla bean; BASE NOTES: tuberose orchid and organic soy


            HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST


1. Let your mind wonder and be creative.


2. Once you have that WINNING name, please go to feliciamhazzard@yahoo.com and on the SUBJECT LINE write ROYAL NAMING CONTEST


3. You will receive an acknowledgment that your contribution has been received.


4. That’s it! See that wasn’t bad at all.


ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST 2011 will debut on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 8:00am (EST) and will end on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 10:00pm (EST).




 BENEFITS FOR ENTERING THE CONTENT


1. The winner will receive one bottle of the parfum.


2. The winner will get a phone call from the CEO, Maria Murphy indicating she/he is the winner of the contest


3. The winner will get a certificate indicating she/he is the winner of the ROYAL NAMING SCENT CONTEST 2011 and signed by CEO, Maria Murphy and Founder & Editor in Chief, Felicia M. Hazzard of FRAGRANCE BELLES-LETTRES: THE MAGAZINE


4. The winner’s name will be promoted along with the fragrance launch for one year.




 HOW THE WINNING NAME WILL BE    CHOSEN.


ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST is truly blessed with six distinguished judges who will pick from the four (4) finalists, the one name that should be the winner. If there is a tie, CEO, Maria Murphy will make the final decision and choose the one (1) name that will become the ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST 2011 winner!


Well, that is all! I hope I didn’t bore you. Of course not, how is that possible this is the ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST 2011. It is about having fun and enjoying the artistic expressions of naming a fragrance.


Thank you so much for all of the wonderful responses received to this contest. It is truly appreciated and Good Luck to all of you!


Scentfully Yours,
Felicia M. Hazzard
Host & Fragrance Ambassador

CHANEL NO.5: INTRODUCTION OF TILAR J. MAZZEO

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 15 August, 2011 0 comments

           THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5
  The  World's most favorite perfume for over 90 years

 
  It gives me great pleasure to introduce to Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine, New York Times bestselling author Tilar J. Mazzeo.  


Tilar J. Mazzeo
  On Friday, August 19th, the anniversary of Gabrielle “COCO” Chanel’s birthday, I will feature an EXCLUSIVE interview with Ms. Mazzeo on her NEW and alluring book, THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume.


  Tilar J. Mazzeo brings excitement, dazzling and a blend of evocative history and countless hours of research to provide a look inside the mind and actions of Gabrielle “COCO” Chanel  to see what it took and why the world’s famous and bestselling fragrance is called CHANEL NO.5


  So, please help me welcome Tilar J. Mazzeo to our family of fragrant readers.






  INFORMATION: THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO.5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume (Harper/HarperCollins, pages 288, ISBN: 978-0-06-179101-7 (Hardback); November 9, 2010; Nonfiction










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WILD CHILD#13-THIS SUMMER SCREAMS A WINNER

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 14 August, 2011 0 comments

                                             WILD CHILD #13

          A Summer SCENTSATIONAL Winner

  
  I must say in the World of Perfumery, this summer for me has been one of the most interesting and emotionally entertaining aspects of my summer experience. I took part as one of the “patch testers” with Monica Miller’s eclectic and unique scent event, SUMMER OF PATCHOULI LOVE 2011 PERFUME PHARMER & THE PATCH TEST BUNNIES soiree dedicated to the Patchouli fragrance note.
 
  I eagerly tested 13 patchouli sample creations by various natural perfumers and I was instructed to indicate my 3 most favorites. This was a very hard task for me, as I loved many of them but I did what I was told and my most favorite is #13.


  Grant it at the time, the bottles were just numbered not named. So, like all of the patch testers, we had no idea who created them. This is why I call this scent event “unique”. You had to concentrate on the notes, not the person who created it. So much of the time I notice in this industry that we are caught up in “who” created the fragrance and not the character of the scent and the inspiration that prompt its arrival. Finally when the unveiling occurred and I found out that my first  pick was created by Kedra Hart of OPUS OILS, I wasn’t surprised because it’s the  unique character that she leaves behind every perfume creation and for that reason, WILD CHILD #13 was the overall favorite  among voters in SUMMER OF PATCHOULI LOVE 2011.
 
  The criteria for the natural perfumers were to create a patchouli fragrance with the theme of the 60’s/70's era Peace, Love and in this case, Patchouli.

  Reports indicate that during the famous “hippie” era in the US and in the UK, Patchouli was the most  favored scent, especially in the form of incense.


  What struck me about WILD CHILD#13 is the smoothness of the scent yet there is an edginess that represents the artistic and charisma of the musical geniuses of that time such as The Doors’ Jim Morrison and the world’s best guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. Jim and Jimi  were masters at engaging the audience into their world of musical embellishment that has become an icon in the music industry.
 
  WILD CHILD#13 screams with celebration and  liberation of a time when going against the establishment was within your rights and being yourself and expressing yourself in peace, love and happiness was the way of life.


  Kedra left a trail of “character and inspiration that “spoke to mind, heart and soul of us who were so fortunate to be a part of this scent event and the first to smell it before it was known as WILD CHILD#13.


Obamas at Martha's Vineyard
  Now that summer is coming to a close for SUMMER OF PATCHOULI LOVE 2011 in Martha’s Vineyard, a good time was had by all and we will always remember this beach party and WILD CHILD#13 that made it happen for us just like it was done over 40 years ago for them. Goodbye! 

   WILD CHILD#13, “The Primal Scream in a Bottle” features…


  TOP NOTES: saffron, cabreuva, blood cedar wood, peach tree leaf, Clementine, yellow mandarin and wild orange


  MIDDLE NOTES: honey, milk accord, black currant bud, tuberose and peach accord


  BASE NOTES: aged dark patchouli, sandalwood, ambergris, dark amber, vetiver and vanilla


  NOTE: WILD CHILD#13 is available in both Alcohol & Fractioned Coconut Oil, but please make that request.


  PURCHASE: opusoils.com


  To read more about SUMMER OF PATCHOULI LOVE 2011 PERFUME PHARMER & THE PATCH TEST BUNNIES go to perfumepharmer.com/organic-perfume-skincare-remedies


Photo Credits: photo of Perfume Pharmer design banner is designed by Katlyn Breene(mermadearts.com) and Summer of Patchouli Love 2011 banner is designed by Elizabeth Whelan (elizabethwehelanillustrator.com)






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THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK 2011

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 12 August, 2011 0 comments

  THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK  2011 will debut this year on Monday, August 15th and end on Tuesday, August 16th.

  This two day niche fragrance extravaganza will host some of the world's finest fragrance companies with hundreds of visits at this public sector.

  THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK is  open on Monday from noon-7pm and on Tuesday 11am-7pm.

    This prestigious exhibit will share the spotlight with THE FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION for the first time this year. THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE has partnered with THE FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION in the creation of a FIFI for BEST "INDIE".
 
  For the first time award winning and niche  perfumery, KRISTIANSAND will be among the world's finest perfume companies this year at THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK.
KRISTIANSAND founders Britt Hovde Ross   and Elisabeth Steen, both Norwegian born will speak to me in an EXCLUSIVE interview about their passion for perfumery and share their experience with me about THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE.

  If you are in New York, THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK 2011 is located at the SKYLIGHT WEST  500 West 36th Street  New York, NY 10018.

INFORMATION: elements-showcase.com
                          kristiansandnewyork.com

NOTE: KRISTIANSAND NEW YORK was nominated for the PRESTIGIOUS FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR FIFI AWARD 2010.


PHOTO CREDIT: Photo of THE ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK courtesy of Fragrantica.com




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HAUTE CLAIRE by Aftelier Perfumes

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 09 August, 2011 7 comments

                                              HAUTE CLAIRE


                                 Echoes “The Song of Roland

   
Mandy Aftel, award winning perfumer and owner of AFTELIER PERFUMES has again created a fragrance inspired by the art of literature and this time, HAUTE CLAIRE  Eau de Parfum (“high and bright”) symbolizes the famous sword in French literature that scholars says date approximately between 1040 and 1115.


This famous sword comes from a poem named, “The Song of Roland” in French (“La Chanson de Roland”).


The Song of Roland is the oldest surviving major work of French literature and it is based on Roland, the nephew of Christian King Charlemagne.

HAUTE CLAIRE is an adventurous fragrance like   the swashbuckling movies of yesteryear. It clings and poetically speaks for the Green group of fragrance notes with a gentle finish that proclaims its historical place in history like the Excalibur to King Arthur.
    
This fragrance is for women and men and it respects the heir of the kingdom as Robin Hood devoted his love to the Lady Marion.

HAUTE CLAIRE doesn’t waiver and stays on for several hours. There is no dry down because once you put it on; the scent will stay that way.


The finest French libraries and institutions can add yet another to their literary department but this time it comes in the form of a perfume, HAUTE CLAIRE...the fragrance for our times.  




                          Featured Notes


Top Notes: galbanum, Mexican lime, wild sweet orange, ylang ylang co2.


Middle Notes: honeysuckle absolute, ylang ylang extra, clary sage.


Base Notes: vetiver, ethyl phenyl acetate, vanilla absolute.

PURCHASE: HAUTE CLAIRE Eau de Parfum Spray is available in a 30 ml spray ($150) and 1ml sample ($6) at http://www.aftelier.com/


*****************DRAW*********************
In collaboration with PERFUME PHARMER, a Giveaway of one HAUTE CLAIRE Eau de Parfum deluxe sample size Sprayer. Go to COMMENT BOX to indicate that you want to enter.



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JUDGES FOR ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 04 August, 2011 4 comments

   SOY SPACASSO and Fragrance Belles-LettresThe Magazine have the honor of presenting a panel of distinguished judges for the ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST that is approaching its debut.
  
   I am extremely grateful for the talented six natural perfumers who are highly respected for their dedication to natural perfumery and they all are business owners who took the courageous step to become entrepreneurs and give back to their communities.

  Our judges are indeed women who represent knowledge, ambition and  are daring. They are the role models for our future generation of  natural perfumers.

  This scent event is not just to debut the launch of a new fragrance but it is also to empower working women all over the world that anything is possible through prayer and patience.

  SOY SPACASSO and Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine are proud to introduce the judges for the ROYAL NAMING SCENT EVENT CONTEST 2011.


Jessica September Buchanan 
1000 Flowers Fragrances & Perfume




 Jane Cate                      
A Wing & A Prayer Perfumes

Yuko Fukami    
Parfum Phyto        
Ankica Milic        
Bellatrix Perfume
http://www.bellatrixperfumes.com/


Monica Miller
Skye Botanicals    

Lisa Abdul-Quddus     
Blossoming Tree Bodycare

ANU ESSENTIALS: The Art of Making You Look and Feel Good

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 03 August, 2011 2 comments

                                              ANU ESSENTIALS:
        The Art of Making You Look and Feel Good

  
  I received a bundle of joy in the mail. It was packaged in neat and coordinating colors of lavender and turquoise that revealed the look of vitality and freshness. No, I am not talking about a baby but I am talking about natural products that are as pure as a baby’s skin.


  ANU ESSENTIALS created by Anu Prestonia  located in Brooklyn, New York is one of the most energetic and positive young lady that I have encountered in a long time and her products represents her spirit and confidence in herself.


  I was so excited to receive my package because it is the first time that I would write a review on an organic skincare line. My expectation of ANU ESSENTIALS was great but great is not the word…these products are AWESOME!
 
  Anu was so generous with her sample sizes and full size products that I didn’t know which ones to try first, but I started with the Hair Oils. I received four scents in this category which are Green Tea, Honeysuckle, Medicinal and Herbal. These hair oils are simply wonderful because it gives the hair a gloss that was unbelievable! My hair is naturally shiny but after applying ANU ESSENTIAL HAIR OILS, my hair was beaming. It can be used on all hair types. I usually pour four to five drops and rubbed my hands together and rubbed it throughout my hair. The fragrances are luscious and not overbearing.


  I also used the hair oils on my children’s hair and it kept their hair conditioned while they played in such hot weather this summer.
  
  Next, are the tantalizing BODY BUTTERS. Oh wow, did I love these because they consist of shea butter! I had so much fun wearing these because it  simply melts in the skin. I smeared a finger full on my arm and let it sit for a few seconds and you can actually see it melting and leaving a warm glow on the skin as I rubbed it in. I literally carry this in my pocket around the house for when I wash my hands frequently and the body butters relieves dryness instantly.


  ANU ESSENTIALS BODY BUTTERS come in four beautiful scents, Juicy, Sultry, Fresh and Balmy. These body butters are to be used all over the body and the texture is very smooth and it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling.


  ANU ESSENTIAL HAIR    OIL/SKINCARE/NAILCARE/BATH OIL product that I received was a 4 ounce bottle in Golden Blossom. This was my absolute favorite. I used it for everything from adding a few drops to my bath to using it as a moisturizer on my eyebrows and the cuticles for my nails.

  Golden Blossom is my favorite scent because of the sweet orange oil in it. It is a light citrus scent with sweet almond oil and vitamin E added for protection.


  My five year old son especially likes Golden Blossom because he always tells me he wants to put on the oil that smells like orange juice!


  Now that I put on hair oils and body butters, I need soap to wash it off and start the regimen all over again. I had the absolute pleasure of experiencing an exhilarating range of soaps that are clear, colorful and most importantly handmade.


  ANU ESSENTIAL SOAPS are glycerin rich and  made with coconut, olive and other plant based oils. You can see these ingredients layered in the soaps and it will give your shower a glow of light with its vibrant colors that leaves your skin silky smooth.


  Just have fun! I tried several at the same time because with ANU ESSENTIALS you can mix and match or use the same scent family for soaps and body butters. There are no chemicals in ANU ESSENTIALS so that is why layering is easy and safe to do.


  These soaps come in Sultry, Fresh, Juicy, Green Tea and Balmy and the size of the soap fits comfortably in your hands.


  The soaps are my daughter’s favorite and she loves the scent of Juicy the best! 

  Anu has spent much time and research into providing a lively and healthy product line that can be used for men and women and are safe for children’s delicate skin.


  Anu is currently creating more of the best products in Brooklyn and will be establishing a perfume line soon.


  Anu makes the art of nurturing your mind, body and spirit look so easy, feel so good and smell so awesome!






                DESCRIPTION OF SCENTS


Golden Blossom- made with a blend of citrus essential oils and it produces a bright and refreshing aroma.


Herbal- made with a blend of essential oils that are produced from the flowers of green herbs. It has a clean, light and airy scent.


Honeysuckle- made with a blend of essential oils, resins and balsams that produce a deep and exotic aroma.


Medicinal- is a special solution for scalp problems and made the rosemary herb that is known for its healing properties. This product will relieve itchy, flaky and dry scalp problems.


Sultry- made with essential oils, balsams and resins that produce a deep relaxed and sensuous mood.


Balmy- made with a blend of essential, resins and balsams that conjure up images of a balmy summer evening.


Fresh- made with a blend of essential oils produced from the flowers of green herbs. It is an uplifting and naturally refreshing scent.


Juicy- made with a blend of essential oils that are bright and zesty.


Green Tea- this is the scent of an Asian Tea Field that is calming and soothing.






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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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