Posts tagged perfume

scents of summer

Some perfumes are just meant for certain seasons. In the heat of the summer, we want nothing to do with the musky and spicy eau de toilettes that grace our wrists, and heat up the blood during the winter. Instead, seek out light, airy summertime scents that are bright, sensual, and a little flirty – just like our mood.

Clockwise from the top: Stella McCartney’s Summer rose, Annick Goutal’s Nuit Étoilée, C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon Leaf, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique Summer, Diptyque’s Eau Rose, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh, and Jo Malone’s White Lilac & Rhubarb Cologne.

 

our favorite eco-friendly scents

When you’re trying to maintain an earth-friendly lifestyle, some areas are harder to fulfill than others. We would argue that perfume is actually the easiest of all. Many mainstream perfumeries are starting to focus on organic and non-animal ingredients, while other smaller companies have made it their mission to only use plants whose farming won’t endanger the environment. Check out some of our favorite eco-conscious perfume brands below.

With scents this lovely, there’s no reason not to go green.

Lush

Lush makes a wide range of pretty scents from organic ingredients and safe synthetics, and, as always, never test on animals. Try Cocktail, a pretty floral.

Rich Hippie

RH’s products are 100% natural and made from organically-farmed flowers in small batches – truly the embodiment of eco-friendly fashion. Try Devotion, a sexy combination of French lemon and Moroccan verveine.

Pacifica

Surfer Brook Taylor loves the earth – so when she decided to make a scent, she made it her priority to honor it. All of her fragrances adhere to strict IFRA regulations and are made from plants that are not endangered. Plus, they smell gorgeous – try Tahitian Gardenia.

One Fine Fragrance

I’ve never been a one-fragrance kind of gal. I often find myself skipping from scent-to-scent daily, weekly, even seasonally. Reaching for warmer/heavier notes in the winter and lighter/fresher summer scents—but always on the hunt for something new. That being said on my latest venture to Sephora I stopped dead in my tracks to sample TOCCA’s new eau de parfum—Giuletta. Their timeless scents have always been appealing, but this latest one had a nostalgia about it— something special that took me back in time. The scent is inspired by the love story of Italian director Federico Fellini and his wife, Giulietta Masina swooning over each other in the island of Corsica. I don’t know if it was the hint of vanilla orchid, love & romance, or the French Mediterranean but on all of those notes, I was sold!
xo,
Kristin

november 2006

11/29/06

~I am beyond excited—I just found out that I got into an intensive perfume workshop next week! This workshop is only held twice a year at one of the major perfume houses—a master perfumer comes over from Europe to teach intensive, full-day courses about the history of perfume, study of raw materials, study of synthetic materials, etc. It’s basically my dream come true. I am sort of a perpetual student-slash-geek at heart, so I’m already preparing to get a nice shiny new notebook & pen. Seriously cannot wait!! -alexis

11/13/06

~If you haven’t yet, I urge you to go see The Departed. This is seriously the best movie I’ve seen this year. I walked out of the movie theatre and all I could utter to my boyfriend was, “wow, this movie is seriously winning some awards…” I mean there are so many good reasons. First and foremost, it’s set in South Boston (wicked, cas, paking) with Boston-native actors (Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, etc) —it’s like Good Will Hunting all over again, but with a lot more blood and gory. The acting is phenomenal and the guys are pretty hot, too! It’s by far my favorite movie! -candace

~Lex is always telling me about this quaint bed & breakfast in Saratoga Springs so I decided to book a nice little getaway weekend for Rich & I. We’re going December 22nd for a 2 night stay and I have a couple of fun outings planned for us – snowmobiling, massages and horseback riding to name a few. I’m totally excited for horseback riding more then anything – the guide said the horses would be wearing bells for Christmas! hehe -maria

11/06/06

~Heather, Maria, and I had a fun Saturday night out on the Upper East Side. Heather’s friends organized a bar crawl to a bunch of different bars around the area. Needless to say we all had a great time and maybe we’ll do it again soon. I vote to stay in one place like the Brooklyn Brewery and taste all their beers, but then again it wouldn’t really be much of a bar crawl! -erica