Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 31 August, 2015 2 comments

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FRAGRANCE REVIEW


                                                 DEMETER FRAGRANCE LIBRARY
                                                             Barbados Cherry

                                                      
          
    If you haven't been on a vacation yet this summer, maybe I have the perfect solution on where to go. Recently I met two ladies from Barbados who told me about an incredible fruit that is produced in Barbados. In fact, it is a cherry known as the 'Barbados Cherry' that is one of the richest of all fruits with its potent content of Vitamin C.

I was curious to see what a Barbados cherry looks like. So, I went online and what popped up was a fragrance by Demeter Fragrance Library known as Barbados Cherry.

The Barbados cherry is a soft, delicate and juicy fruit that starts out as a colorful shrub with small pink and white flowers,

It grows in full bloom in spring, late summer and fall.      

Barbados Cherry by Demeter captured the essence of this beautiful fruit with a sweet and tart aroma that stays on for more than six hours!

Demeter Fragrances Library scents which is an enormous collection are natural and Barbados Cherry is a sweet scent that represents the country of Barbados beautifully.

So, why not considered a fragrance from a tropical island like Barbados Cherry Eau de Cologne Spray from Demeter. It gives the ultimate escape into blissfulness.



Barbados Cherry shrub

Barbados Cherry was created in contrast to Maraschino Cherry by Demeter.

Fragrance Notes:
Cherry

Barbados Cherry can be purchased in an eau de cologne spray (30ml), purse spray (15ml), splash (15ml) and in several body products (baths, lotions, oil).

Barbados Cherry launched in 2011.

                                                      www.demeterfragrance.com



Photo :Barbados Cherry bottle courtesy of demeterfragrances.com and Barbados Cherry shrub photo by www.toptropicals.com







FMH


 

 

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 August, 2015 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication
Fragrance Review

                                                   KIORI PERFUME OIL
                                             A BLEND OF SCENTS & THE ARTS
                         

 

      I discovered a natural perfume while doing research on the internet. I was struck by one of the ingredients listed and that was "dark vanilla". I am totally in love with the scent of vanilla on so many levels but "dark vanilla" peaked my interest, so I wanted to know more.

    KIORI PERFUME OIL is the name of it and as I read more, it was founded by Lisa Wallos and her brother, David Cantor. It was such a pleasure for me to have a brief conversation with Lisa via email about our connection with ballet. You see, Lisa studied classical ballet at the School of American Ballet in New York City.

  The birth of KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL became a reality when Lisa saw the prima ballerina in the troop applying fragrances of their own.

  I studied ballet at Boitsov Classical Ballet in Chicago when I was much older but the passion of this beautiful art still stays with me. It truly becomes a beautiful performance when the cast is dressed in costume. I remember particularly loving 'character dancing'. It was a time I could express myself a little more and be free to wear makeup and fragrances that coincided with the costume I was wearing.

Lisa gladly accepted my request for a sample of KIORI. While waiting to receive my sample, I began to imagine what could the scent of KIORI represent.

To me, I thought of light and airy with a hint of spicy oriental vanilla or maybe a powdery mixture of white floral that reminds of me of the world famous romantic ballet- Swan Lake.

Swan Lake (Royal Opera House)


Shortly thereafter, I received my package. First of all, I must say the packaging is absolutely beautiful. I got a chic and elegant box that slides open from one end to reveal a satin material inside which is perfectly layered on the box that reveals an opening to see the bottle of KIORI.

Lisa was too nice to me. All I wanted was the 1/2 sample vial but instead I got the 1/8 ounce. Inside the box is an pretty silk fuchsia colored ribbon.When gently pulled up helps release the bottle for easy access.

The 1/4 ounce and 1/8 ounce bottles are in the form of a roll-on and when I put it on my wrist, I immediately didn't think of a ballet but more of a gala!

KIORI is the perfect fragrance to wear to The Met Gala. The extravagant annual fundraising gala that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York.

I took another sniff and I said, "Bravo!" KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL is captivating and it is created with so much depth. Its showered with blossoms with a sweet and engaging scent that will sweep you off your feet.

I love the undertones of dark vanilla and patchouli that commend attention and that is needed in a performance.

KIORI is a beautiful asset to the gorgeous gowns worn by the celebrities at the Met Gala. I immediately thought of singer, Rihanna with her choice of costume for The Met Gala 2015.

Rihanna at The Met Gala 2015

Rihanna's costume was described as imperial yellow, fur trimmed cape and it was created by Guo Pei who refers to the costume as "Chinese Couture".

KIORI would accompany Rihanna's costume so perfectly due to its soft Oriental aroma. By the way I only rolled my wrist with KIORI once and it lasted until the next morning.

Usually a natural fragrance will not last as long but KIORI defies the norm because a little goes a long ways. KIORI allows you to savor the moment, be free and to enjoy being a woman.

KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL created by Lisa Wallos is still creating beauty in the performing arts of perfumery.

FRAGRANCE NOTES:
  KIORI is a 100% vegan Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women and men. Handcrafted with pure perfume, resins and essential oils. Composed of dark vanilla, patchouli and floral in a base of jojoba oil.

                           KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL launched in 2014


                                                       www.mykiori.com

RETAIL INFORMATION:
1/4 ounce  $78.00 USD
1/8 ounce  $48.00 USD
Sample Vial  $15.00 USD


Photo: Photo of Kiori Natural Perfume Oil bottles via www.mykiori.com; Rihanna at The Met Gala 2015 via US Magazine www.usmagazine.com and the photographer is Larry Busacca via Getty Images; photo of Swan Lake Ballet via www.roh.org (Royal Opera House) London.







FMH




  

A Fable through Fragrance

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 14 August, 2015 2 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication

New Fragrance Launch

Press Release


                              Les Absolus by Annick Goutal
                                         Inspired by a famous fable


 
A scent may capture a thousand stories or invoke a myriad memories, but for their latest and most exclusive collection for Harrods, Annick Goutal has just one story at its heart. Paying homage to the purity and singularity of each precious hero ingredient, the Amber, the Vanilla bean, the Oud wood, Les Absolus is a trilogy of stunning Oriental scents, each weaving their own scentscape for the wearer.

For perfumers Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen, the hypnotic pull from these ingredients started with the humble Vanilla bean as reimagined in Vanille Charnelle. Picturing a milky bath infused with Vanilla beans, they took it in its natural form, earthy and woody, far removed from its over-sweetened synthetic counterpart, adding a twist of pepper to pique at its mystery, ylang-ylang for its opulence, then teasing in hints of tonka bean, vetiver and white musk. It's Vanilla - but not as we know it. 
 
Enhancing the allure of the collection, comes the Ambre Sauvage. Harvested from the imagination of the perfumers, Amber as a note exists only in dreams, unable to produce an aroma in raw form. One of the most interpreted scents in the history of perfumery, sensual incarnations of resin and patchouli are its heart giving an often aphrodisiac effect. Putting their own spin on the note, the perfumers create pure alchemy with a heady synergy of pink peppercorns, Iris and styrax - its many contrasts unravelling exquisitely with the warmth from the skin.
 
And, no collection would be complete without a smouldering Oud. Taking inspiration from the fabled One Thousand And One Nights comes 1001 Ouds - a modern interpretation of the ancient traditions and rituals of the wood. Harmoniously weaving in exotic notes of rose, papyrus and myrrh, it’s at once mesmerizing, lingering on into the night.
 
 
 
Each precious scent is captured in a new and refined fragrance bottle, designed exclusively for the collection - a must for your dressing table.
 
1001 OUDS Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes:
 
A harmony of rose, papyrus, and myrrh infuses the wearer from head to toe. Oud is present in all of its authenticity, beating like a heart at the core of this fragrance. It fuses with the rose, is rounded out by the gaiac wood, vaporises with a touch of birch, and bites with a hint of pepper.
 
VANILLE CHARNELLE Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes:
 
A mix of pepper and ylang-ylang creates a mystery in the top notes of this opulent fragrance. The heart notes plunge the vanilla into tonka bean and white musk, while a hint of vetiver adds dimension to the olfactory story. This and vanilla absolute, again as always: intriguing, captivating, the source of obsession.
 
AMBRE SAUVAGE Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes:
 
This fragrance begins with notes of patchouli and delicate amber. Pink peppercorn and lavender have been chosen for their icy, cooling effects. In contrast the base notes are soft iris and warming vanilla.
 
Shop the collection below - exclusively at Harrodswww.harrods.com
 
Editor's note: I look forward to experiencing this collection inspired by the book 'One Thousand and One Nights' written by Mr. Muhsin Mahdi 1926-2007.
 
When I do experience this collection by wearing it and taking in the story behind the scents, I will write a review on this already well received fragrance launch of Les Absolus d' Annick.
-Felicia M. Hazzard
 
Note: All information on Les Absolus d'Annick was from the website of Harrods of London at www.harrods.com. This also includes the photo of the Les Absolus d'Annick collection.
 
Photo: Photo of the book cover of 'One Thousand and One Nights' from www.bestfreebooks.org
 
 
 
 
 
FMH
 
 

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