Happy New Year 2014

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 18 January, 2014 2 comments

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                                      GOLDEN HOUR
            A timeless scent that sheds a light on the any subject


     Honestly, I have not been such a great fan of the tuberose scent- in the classic form. It one of those scents as a young girl I smelled too many times worn by women who put too much on themselves.

    In recent years my perspective on this scent has changed. It has changed because of several incredible fragrances made with this heady and creamy olfactory which has been blended with other notes that makes it unique and less heavy.

   On New Years Eve 2013, I wore a new fragrance that represented a new light...a new day...a new year for me. GOLDEN HOUR EAU DE PARFUM by natural perfumer, Lisa Fong of ARTEMISIA NATURAL PERFUME is a tuberose scent and there is no doubt about that.

   Its a dreamy scent for those who can appreciate a floral fragrance that stands out in a crowd but not overwhelming. I love this delicate flower with its thick white petals and that is how I pictured GOLDEN HOUR in my mind.

  I wore it at night so I was breathing essence in the scent at the same time GOLDEN HOUR gave me long lasting scented vibes with billowing rich notes of a well crafted fragrance.

 GOLDEN HOUR does consists one of my most favorite scents and that is vanilla. Its like a boozy vanilla that help transcribe the tuberose into a musical epic of a lively form.

I rang in the New Year with GOLDEN HOUR and I even made a few resolutions, too.

So far, my resolutions are coming to pass and now you know my New Years Day scent of 2014.

Lisa Fong
Now, read Lisa Fong's beautiful explaination of GOLDEN HOUR EAU DE PARFUM, the natural fragrance in her own words.

 "As the day transforms to night there is a time when the world is bathed in amber light, it is called the "golden hour". It is a favored time by photographers because it casts a warm luminous light upon the photographic subject".

This is just part of Lisa Fong's description of GOLDEN HOUR EAU DE PARFUM.

Now it is up to you to describe this remarkable fragrance in your own words.

Fragrance notes: tuberose, vanilla, cognac, night queen and galbanum.


Purchase Information:

.625 ml sample $7.00 USD (free shipping)
.25 ounce/7 gr solid perfume $28.00 USD
6 fluid ounce/17 ml eau de parfum $68.00 USD

   www.artemisiaperfume.com

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GIVEAWAY: It gives me great pleasure to inform that one bottle 6 fluid ounce/17 ml of GOLDEN HOUR EAU DE PARFUM will be given to one lucky winner! This is courtesy of Lisa Fong, natural perfumer and owner of ARTEMISIA NATURAL PERFUME in California.

HOW TO ENTER: Go to the end of this magazine edition and express your interest in the GOLDEN HOUR GIVEAWAY with your name and email address so that you can be contacted if you are a winner.

Many thanks to Lisa Fong for providing and financing the GOLDEN HOUR EAU DE PARFUM Giveaway!

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UPDATE: Thank you all who entered the GOLDEN HOUR EAU DE PARFUM GIVEAWAY. We have a winner and it is...hotlantalinda!!!

hotlantalinda, please email me at gizagoddess@live.com to obtain your shipping address.

More giveaways to come and thank you!!!
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NEW FRAGRANCE BOOK

   Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume
                      

   Buckle your seat beats and get ready for a whiff of perfumes from the wild side!

   This is the description of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfumes by Barbara Herman

     Barbara Herman is the founder and editor of Yesterday's Perfume. A blog dedicated to writing about the history of vintage fragrances.

     This book is the first for Ms. Herman and it is beautifully illustrated with photos and background information on fragrances that revolutionized the 20th century.

     Ms. Herman skillfully analyzes vintage fragrances, perfume ads for over 300 perfumes starting with Fougere Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter's Laundromat (2000).

    Her popular blog Yesterday's Perfume began this journey that is now a realization in a book.

    For more information on Barbara Herman visit her blog at www.yesterdaysperfume.com

    Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume (hardcover) by Barbara Herman
    Publisher: Lyons Press (November 5, 2013)
    ISBN-10: 0762784385
    List Price: $24.95

   

   THE NATURAL SPAS
                                
     
     Calling all LUSH products fans!!! If you are one of them and I know I am...I got great news!

    LUSH- Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are now in the United States with two spas. Yes!
The first is in New York and the second one is in Philadelphia.

   Gosh such lucky states! These spas recently open in late 2013. These unique spas from LUSH offer several treatments with interior decorating using wild flowers, tea cups, old-fashioned books just to name a few.

   LUSH staying true to their fresh handmade products offer the following treatments and custom music by Simon Emmerson.

   Here are the names of the spa treatments as follows: Synaesthesia, The Comforter, The Spell, The Sound Bath, The Good Hour, Tailor Made and Validation.

 Each spa location is equipped with folk music by Simon Emmerson and his band.

 This to me is a true oasis with some of the finest naturally made products. This is the best of both worlds all snuggled in the United States for the very first time.

 It is worth the travel and if anyone has already made an appointment and experienced a LUSH spa in either location, please contact me and let me know.

  LUSH SPA                                              
 783 Lexington Ave
 New York, NY 10065   

 
 LUSH SPA
1525 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


For information or to book an appointment go to www.lushusa.com


  ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SHOW
  
 





    The premier artisan and luxury fragrance show, The Artisan Fragrance Salon will present its 3rd annual niche and custom fragrance show on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10:00am-6:00pm (PST) in San Francisco, California.

    This headliner of a show features some of the most sought after perfumeries in the niche fragrance industry. This gives all fragrance aficionadas, fanatics, buyers, journalists, fragrance bloggers a grand opportunity to explore, ask questions, view new launches and get photos taken with the designers and perfumers.

   There is a list of perfumeries who will appear again and there are some new perfumeries to delight and mystify our curiosity for scents.

   If you are interested in attending, ticket(s) need to be purchased and for that information go to www.artisanfragrancesalon.com

                                                    
 
   RADIO TALK SHOW
   


 

     On January 3, 2014 I was honored by being interviewed by GLOBAL TALK RADIO show host, Kevin Dawson.
     
     This interview which lasted for about 5-6 minutes covered my goals and ambitions about the niche fragrance industry and my aspirations as a budding author and my contributions to art and events concerning this industry.

    I was a bit nervous ( I hope it didn't show in my voice) but truly grateful for this opportunity to share a bit of my busy life with all of you.

    If you wish to listen to this interview in its entirety, go to www.globaltalkradio  and download or stream this sesson.

   I look forward to doing more interviews such as radio and other media avenues. The exposure is good for the magazine!

    -Felicia M. Hazzard, Editor-in-Chief  Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine


   Photos courtesy of www.artemisiaperfume.com, www.amazon.com, www.lushusa.com,
www.theartisanfragrancesalon.com, www.globaltalkradio.com





 







 FMH




    





 
 



 







HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 01 January, 2014 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing

Fragrance News
NEW YEARS EDITION

  
                                           Happy New Years to All!

 I thought this edition of Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine be an informative issue. There have truly been SO many beautiful fragrance launches in 2013 that it would take hours for me to review.

 However, the essence of this magazine is to review niche and natural scents and that is what will continue to happen.

 This special NEW YEARS Edition is to be a bit more fun and touch on my discoveries in December and how one of them has transformed my way of thinking and it comes in a form of a book.

 So without further hesitation here are the creme de la creme for this edition.

 May NEW YEARS 2014 bring you peace, joy and much love!!!

 Your Editor-in-Chief
 Felicia M. Hazzard

  My first December discovery is called CHRISTMAS TEA by Kusmi Tea Paris This luscious loose tea is a blend of black teas from China.


  The main flavor is citrus and spice with everything nice. I substituted coffee and hot chocolate for the CHRISTMAS TEA. I was seeking a variation that was a little more healthier and at the end of the day I could wind down after putting my children to bed.

 The taste is simply divine and so smooth and warming to my heart. It comes in two sizes that are represented in in luxurious packaging of a metal tin.

 The tin is easily recloseable that allows tea to preserve and keep its flavor.

 The citrus and spices in CHRISTMAS TEA is actually orange, almond vanilla and some smoldering spices that is not peppery but simply savory.

 If you are seeking a deeper and even more healthier experiences in tea variation, CHRISTMAS TEA is available in a green tea version.

 The CHRISTMAS TEA is available in a 4.4 ounce Metal Tin for $16.95 and in the 8.8 ounce Metal Tin for $27.95 and muslin tea bags.

 It is still not too late to capture the Holiday Season and welcome in the New Year with CHRISTMAS TEA. This is available at Kusmi Tea Paris year round.

 Go to www.kusmitea.com to learn more about CHRISTMAS TEA and other mouth-watering flavors!

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  If its not one tea...its another. WOW 2013 is truly the year for outstanding collection of tea.
I thought my discovery was over when I consumed a cup of CHRISTMAS TEA by Kusmi Tea Paris but I discovered a NEW collection of flavored teas by GUERLAIN!

 Yes, GUERLAIN. The perfume company that created classics such as Shalimar, Mitsouko, Samsasra!

 Well according to the house of Guerlain, they have created with les thes de Constance (Constance Braud) owner and tea expert.

 Constance Braud the owner of les thes de Constance Tea Company in Paris, France. She has created a one-of-a-kind tea collection that represents the classic fragrances of Guerlain and exclusive to only them.

This collection includes seven exquisite sounding flavors that will take the classic scents of Shalimar, La Petit Robe, Habit Rouge, Nerolia Bianca, L'Heure Bleue, Orchidee Imperiale and Liu to match the scents we adored wearing.

How wonderful to continue the legacy of these classic scents to be now found in a matching flavored tea!

So you want to purchase it. Right? Well, if you are planning to go to the newly renovated Guerlain flagship store...they will be more than happy to sell a collection or two to you, but other than the flagship store, you cannot get it.

However, I made an inquiry to Guerlain and this is what I was emailed back.

" The Guerlain Boutique Champs-Elysees does not make online sales. However, I can contact Guerlain, Inc 19 East 57th Street New York, NY (212) 931-2400 (Telephone) or (212) 931-2445 (Fax).

           I can also contact the boutique by phone at 00 33 1 45 65 52 57 or by email at elysees@guerlain.fr."

          So, there are your choices. If you do make the purchase of the GUERLAIN FLAVORED TEA COLLECTION, much sure you make a big thing of it. This is not easily gotten if you are not in Europe such as myself.  However, I do plan on making this purchase. It is indeed WORTH IT.

         Without further ado, here is what is included in the collection according to www.lesthedeconstance.com


SHALIMAR- "A subtle blend of green and black teas from China and Sri Lanka flavored with vanilla, bergamot, cinnamon, lavendar and natural aromas of cardamom. Shalimar is the FIRST Oriental fragrance capturing this memory."

La PETIT ROBE NOIRE- "A black tea that comes from the high mountain ranges of India, mildly fruity and spicy, just like La Petit Robe. A black tea Noire bursting with character, whose strength is softened by a delicious hint of red berries and raspberries."

HABIT ROUGE- "A black tea from China, the FTGFOP Aiguilles d'Or is a superb tea from the Yannan region. The buds take on a beautiful golden hue. Their strength and aroma suggest leather, honey and the light smoky fragrance of Habit Rouge".

NEROLIA BIANCA- "A white tea from China's Fujian region, Bai Mu Dan, meaning 'white peony' is harvested once a year during springtime. It is made up of buds and the two first leaves of a tea bush, and has notes of citrus, weeping, honey and flowers.

A delicate tea which immerses us in the freshness of Nerolia Bianca. This exceptional tea is hand sorted than dried naturally".

L'HEURE BLEUE- "Taiwanese oolong Dong Ding meaning 'freezing mist of the mountains', makes reference to the Dong Ding mountain where this tea is cultivated. It's lovely rolled leaves bring to mind the delicious aromas of chestnut, honey and white flowers".

ORCHIDEE IMPERIALE- "A Chinese black tea, scented with orchid. The symbol of feminity throughout Asia, the orchid is known for its extraordinary longevity and the star ingredient of Orchidee Imperiale (Guerlain's skincare range).

The addition of the orchid aroma to the black tea base has been made possible by a complex process which demands a perfect mastering of the dose to create right balance, the subtle and perfect marriage between the tea and the flower".

LIU-"A Chinese green tea perfumed with jasmine flowers. Cultivated in the Fujian region, this harvest contains buds of green tea delicately scented with jasmine flowers gathered in July".

The GUERLAIN flagship store located at 68 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75008 Paris.
                                                             www.guerlain.fr


 My last tea discovery comes in the nick of time for the New Year! I am a very, very seldom consume alcholic beverages. My range is wine and champagne and that is it!

 However, I did find a substitute for people like myself for New Years Eve and it is plenty healthy and seems quite delicious.

 Red Leaf Tea Company is home to Matcha and Loose Leaf Teas from around the world and it gives me great pleasure to announce the CHAMPAGNE INFUSED TEA. It s a Champagne Infused White Raspberry tea to be exact.

 I have not tried CHAMPAGNE INFUSED TEA so I cannot give you my personal review of it. However, this is my plan to try it and hopefully my ever searching for an alternative to champagne on New Years Eve may come to an end. Well, we shall see.

According to Red Leaf Tea Company this is what they have to say about CHAMPAGNE INFUSED TEA.
  "Of all the teas, White Tea has the most delicate flavor. Lightly dried and uncured, white tea leaves accept sweetening well.  We carefully suffused a light champagne into the herbs and created a new tea blend that truly melds the freshness of safflowers, red raspberry and white wine champagne, while retaining its delicate original taste.

 Best enjoyed as an afternoon tea, our Champagne White Raspberry Tea is a gourmet's delight."

 This tea can be purchased in two sizes.
 Small 0.8 ounce for $4.99
 Large 1.6 ounce for $6.99

 www.redleaftea.com


 Lastly, I discovered a wonderful book published by Assouline Publishing. This is a luxury publishing house that gives a new meaning to picture books.

Their spellbounding collection of hardcover books keeps me checking all the time for new arrivals.

This particular NEW book is no exception. I wished I had known about it because it would have been on my Christmas List, but nevertheless it will be a gift to myself.

THE LUXURY ALCHEMIST by Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge offers an inside view of the inner workings of the luxury world. It gives an intimate guide for anyone to create or grow their own luxury brand.

This is a must read for me. I so try to come up with innovated ways to continue what I am doing with spunk and enthusiasm.

THE LUXURY ALCHEMIST written by Ms. Maisonrouge comes from a leader in the field of PR and luxury branding with her own  company KM and CO. "which is a boutique firm that specializes in designing innovative strategies for luxury brands and creative entrepreneurs".

If you want to get a copy of this best-selling hardcover book for yourself or for someone you know, like me (smile) go to www.assouline.com.

THE LUXURY ALCHEMIST
by Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge
$35.00
Hardcover 250 pages
Publisher: Assouline (Oct 1, 2013)
ISBN-10 1614281505


Question: What fragrance did you wear to usher in the New Year?

I will tell you what I wore but you have to read my next edition and you can get a chance to WIN a bottle for yourself!


I usually write with music in my room. I will try to start mentioning my choice of music for helping me write inspirationally. For this special NEW YEARS EDITION, I listened to The Suite, the theme song for the mega television mini-series, DOWNTON ABBEY.


Happy New Year 2014!!!!

Note: A problem with applying photos for Guerlain Flavored Tea Collection, Champagne Infused Tea and The Luxury Alchemist.

Sorry. I will try again and attach them to the article. I will let you know when that happens.






FMH





 








 


       

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