Fragrance

Tocca Fragrance Minis, the Love Yourself Collection

Monday, June 11th, 2012 | Fragrance, Product Picks | Comments Off

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Meilily Gift Pick: Tocca Fragrance Minis Spray Vial Set – “Love Yourself” Collection!

The Tocca Love Yourself Fragrance Collection mini set is one of the best deluxe sample sets I’ve seen in a long time. If you’ve always wanted to try Tocca fragrances, the Love Yourself Fragrance Collection is a great way to try a variety of Tocca scents in perfectly sized mini spray vials. Give it or get it!

The Tocca Love Yourself Fragrance Collectionicon set includes seven Tocca fragrances in 0.05 oz eau de parfum spray vials:
- Stellablood orange, spicy lily, white freesia, orchid, musk, sandalwood notes
- Cleopatragrapefruit, greens, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, amber, vanilla notes
- Florencebergamot, blue iris, blonde wood notes › Continue reading

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Le Labo Concrete Parfum: A Solid Scent Collaboration with Anthropologie

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 | Collaborations, Fragrance | Comments Off

Meilily: Le Labo for Anthropologie Concrete Parfum

Meilily: Le Labo Fragrance Collaboration with Anthropologie!

Love, love, love collaborations + this one is especially cool!

Unique, hand-blended fragrance house, Le Labo, has collaborated with one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie, to create an exciting fragrance line that includes a new solid perfume, Concrete Parfum, which comes in an inspired brass swivel-top tin. So exciting!

By the creators of Le Labo + Anthropologie Concrete Parfums:
Top Picks…
- Poudre D’Orientfeminine, soft and delicately smouldering
- Chant de Boismusky with a woody pungency
Other scents from the line…
- Bouquet Blancextreme floral (for those who love intense jasmine notes)
- Orange Discreetfaint citrus with sharp green tones › Continue reading

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Under $100: Space.NK Sale Haul – Neil George, Tocca & More Luxury Beauty!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | Sales | Comments Off

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Meilily Under $100: Amazing Space.NK Sale Haul!

Wowza! The recent Space NK sale was absolutely fantastic: luxe, curated, and … 50% off! So, I made my first ever Space NK purchase, hauling all these high-quality lovelies for under $100.

- Neil George – Volumizing Spray ($12 orig. $24)
- Neil George – Everyday Moisture Conditioner ($11 orig $22)
- Tocca – SPF 30 Towelettes in Stella ($14 orig. $28)
- Space.NK – Shower Gel in Champaca ($11 orig $22)
- Space.NK – Shower Gel in Tuberoli ($11 orig $22)
- Space.NK – Shower Gel in Santalrosa ($11 orig $22)

Total Cost = › Continue reading

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Benefit b.Right! Radiant Skincare: Facial Polish & Foaming Cleanser

Monday, April 11th, 2011 | Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks, Skincare, Swatches | 1 Comment

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Meilily Product Pick: New b.Right! Radiant Skincare by Benefit – Cleansers

Started out a doubter, but now I’m a lover…

When I received a few products from the new Benefit Cosmetics b.Right! skincare line in my mailbox, I didn’t actually expect to be that impressed, since makeup, in my opinion, has always been Benefit’s strongest suit.

Well, I was wrong to doubt Benefit’s ability to bring it with b.Right! I am absolutely loving the two Benefit b.Right! cleansers that I’ve tried, the Refined Finish Facial Polish and the Foamingly Clean Facial Wash. They make me feel more girly and more… clean.

The thing I love the most about the new Benefit b.Right! Radiant Skincare line is the fragrance: a fresh, pretty, and well-groomed bright floral that has just enough sparkle to make it interesting and modern. I want to say the scent is “perky,” › Continue reading

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Sublime Balkiss Fragrance by The Different Company: Product Photos & Details

Saturday, April 10th, 2010 | Fragrance, Photos | 2 Comments

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Meilily Product Photos: Sublime Balkiss Parfum by The Different Company!

I purchased a bottle of Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company on a whim during a trip to Barneys, likely feeling overwhelmed by their selection of fragrances and by the over-attentiveness of their staff. In the end, I am actually quite pleased with Sublime Balkiss: the subtle complexity and uniqueness of the perfume and the quality of The Different Company’s products and packaging.

The Different Company is a luxury fragrance brand that uses a high concentration of natural ingredients with the nose of perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, who has created fragrances for brands like Hermes, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels, along with his perfumer daughter Celine. Their fragrance creations are unconventionally unisex and each is designed to have a different desired overall “olfactory effect.”   The Different Company has even been awarded a Green label by Greenpeace!

More photos and descriptions of Sublime Balkiss from The Different Company› Continue reading

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Product Photos: Ineke Perfumes Deluxe Sample Collection

Monday, March 8th, 2010 | Fragrance, Photos | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Photos: Ineke Perfumes Sample Collection!

Nothing makes me happier than a good sampler set, and I was in heaven when I discovered that Ineke Perfumes has a fantastic and affordable sample collection of Ineke Eau de Parfum Sprays.

The Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection is extremely well done and packaged amazingly. You get six unique deluxe samples of fragrance (A-F), each mini spray bottle (1.5 ml) individually packaged in a little matchstick size box and then placed in a beautiful pull-out box decorated with lovely calligraphy.

More Photos of Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection… › Continue reading

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Product Pick & Photos: Harajuku Lovers Fragrance in Love

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 | Fragrance, Photos, Product Picks | 10 Comments

Meilily Product Pick:  Harajuku Lovers Fragrance in Love

Meilily Product Pick: Harajuku Lovers Fragrance in Love

Meilily Product Pick and Product Photos!

Harajuku Lovers is an award-winning fragrance line by Gwen Stefani and Coty, inspired by playful girlish street styles from Japan’s fashionable Harajuku district and by Gwen Stefani’s backup dancers. The Harajuku Lovers fragrance line includes six unique fragrances bottled in sugary cute packaging, each representing a unique girl and a unique style. The scents are named Love, Lil’ Angel, Music, Baby, and G.

My favorite scent from Harajuku Lovers is Love, a light yet complex musky fruity-floral. Keep reading for my more detailed review of the scent….

The best part is that the Harajuku Lovers Love bottle is extremely cute as you can see in these additional photos of the 10ml (.33 oz.) bottle… › Continue reading

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Meilily Featured Shop: The Perfumed Court

Friday, December 12th, 2008 | Featured Shops, Fragrance, Stores | 2 Comments

Meilily Featured Shop: The Perfumed Court

Meilily Featured Shop: The Perfumed Court

Meilily Featured Shop:  The Perfumed Court

If you are familiar with the power that scents have to transform a mood, lift the spirits, or brighten a day, then you will understand my latest obsession with perfumes and fragrances.  It is not an obsession with just any and all fragrances, but an obsession with finding just the right fragrance to trigger that “ahhhh” response.

Here is where a particular online shop comes in handy:  The Perfumed Court is an online fragrance shop that really helps me pursue my fragrance search (a.k.a. obsession) without breaking the bank.  The Perfumed Court features a mind-blowing array of international fragrances, including niche fragrances that are harder to find and also fragrances that are not available in the United States.  The special part about The Perfumed Court is that they sell decants, taking original fragrances and carefully transferring them into smaller containers for resale.

Since I have always had a hard time justifying shelling out a bunch of money for a full-size bottle of perfume that I would only wear a few times, buying perfume had become for me simply impractical until recently.  After finding and trying fragrance decants from The Perfumed Court, I have become a decant convert.  Now, I will never buy a regular size bottle of fragrance again, unless it is affordable and unless I also love it.

More about my experience with The Perfumed Court › Continue reading

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Free Fragrance Samples: Nordstrom & Allure

Monday, October 27th, 2008 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Stores | 2 Comments

Allure November 2008 issue

Allure November 2008 issue

The latest issue of Allure, the November 2008 issue featuring Eva Longoria, is a veritable minefield of fragrance samples, ranging from Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession to Paris Hilton’s new Fairy Dust. One of the best things about this issue of Allure, though, is the Beauty 101 guide to perfumes.

The Beauty 101 section in Allure usually features how-to cards with lists of recommended products on the back, but in this issue, the cards instead feature special fragrance offers from Nordstrom!  Allure teamed up with Nordstrom to bring us these fragrance offers for Nordstrom’s Fragrance Festival event.  Many of the tear-out cards are essentially vouchers for free perfume samples, redeemable at Nordstrom’s fragrance counters. [Warning, not all counters carry all the fragrances.] › Continue reading

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