Anglo-Russian brand Rouge Bunny Rouge recently launched stateside, and I had the chance to play around with some of their products. Initially I was intrigued because it’s a Moscow-based brand, and well….I’ve never, that I’m aware of, come across a luxury makeup brand from there.
Comme des Garçons x Stephen Jones have just launched their second fragrance in six years. Available at the Trading Museum Comme des Garçons (54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris – there is currently an exhibition of Stephen Jones hats), and at Dover Street Market for $165, it fittingly comes in hat box-shaped packaging stuffed with white netting.
Here’s a pairing that would have likely never happened were Olivier Theyskens still at the helm of Nina Ricci (I so miss him there!). The brand has collaborated with Ladurée for a new scent, La Tentation de Nina. Well, it could have happened with Theyskens, but I feel like it would have resulted in a caviar macaron-inspired perfume or something!
I am creature of habit when it comes to fragrance. Partly because I want people to know who’s there when I creep up behind them (no, but really), and partly so that my boy will think of me when he smells my perfume. Florals are my favorite – especially white flowers like gardenia – which is why the new Cartier La Panthere eau de parfum seems made for me.
Escada’s limited edition scents have developed a cult following and their latest, Born in Paradise ($20-75), will no doubt serve to further that tradition. Why? Because it’s inspired by the piña colada. I feel like everyone has a deep relationship when it comes to the piña colada. I can totally remember the first time I had one – I was eight, and it was in Hawaii. It was love at first sip.
The Olsens just released two fragrances as part of their Elizabeth & James line exclusively at Sephora. Two years in the making, and I love everything about them! Called Nirvana Black and Nirvana White, they range in price from $22 for a rollerball to $75 for a 50ml bottle. They’re affordable, but they smell luxe.
I got Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler for Him for one of my favorite trainers at Barry’s Bootcamp who I happen to know is a total fragrance snob…how perfect is this for a discerning olfactory lover! For $65 you not only get 14 samples, but you also get a voucher to get a full size bottle of one of the scents.
I can’t say that I’ve ever wanted to smell like gingerbread, but the CB I Hate Perfume gingerbread scent just re-launched and OMG does it make me want to eat a gingerbread house…like give me a whole house and let me bite into it like a food-deprived animal….that’s how yummy it smells.
I have only met one nose in my life. No one told me her name. They simply whispered, “she’s THE nose.” I can’t imagine the pressure of having such gifted olfactory senses. Are yours so heightened that you can smell things a mile away? Christine Nagel’s are! She’s developed more luxury fragrances than we can even count, including Miss Dior Cherie and a slew of Jo Malone London scents…