Thursday, 14 August 2014

Perfect Exotic Floral Fragrances: Stella, Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette and Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede! Xx

Take a look at three of Sparkle Style's favourite fragrances.
Two have just been launched at the end of July, and the other  
has already become another classic in the Jo Malone range.
All three scents are what we would describe as Exotic Florals.
These beautiful Floral Scents are 
subtly blended with leather, patchouli or amber
to give a contrasting and extremely sensual edge.

The first is Stella, which is Stella McCartney's signature scent
that has been relaunched with a new modern look in July 2014.

Lara Stone is photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
for the new Stella Campaign

The new box is a dark plum colour
with golden polka dots - 
there is a printed Stella signature on the lid X

“When we created STELLA, we created a scent 
so true to the brand, it was an effortless extension 
of the Stella McCartney brand and still stands for today. 
STELLA is woven into our story and its evolution
 with new design details to keep it current,” says Stella McCartney

On 23 July Stella McCartney visited Harrods to celebrate the re-launch
 of her iconic STELLA fragrance.

Beauty press and industry insiders attended an intimate breakfast at Ladurée, 
Harrods to celebrate the new look Fragrance.
Stella McCartney answered questions about her 
signature scent STELLA, and the new advertising campaign 
featuring model Lara Stone and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
 Harrods dedicated windows to the designer and 
 features an exclusive interview in Harrods magazine for the August issue. 
Following the breakfast the designer hosted a client shopping event  
at the personal shopping salon highlighting her ready-to- wear, 
accessories, lingerie, kids 
and Adidas by Stella McCartney collections.

   “STELLA is a celebration of women, and Lara is the perfect representation. 
She brings the ideas of the fragrance alive, in an honest way, 
she is a modern woman who is approachable and 
sensual at the same time,” says Stella McCartney.

The top notes are soft and rosy with mandarin, and light peony flower.
The heart is pure rose to represent absolute feminity.
The Base notes are amber to give a masculine contrast,
making the fragrance ultimately bold and sexy.

Stella McCartney STELLA EDP 30ml £42 
Stella McCartney STELLA EDP 50ml £58 
Stella McCartney STELLA EDP 100ml £74 
Stella McCartney STELLA Body Lotion 200ml £40

 The second Fragrance is the newly launched
Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette.
The original Eau de Parfum debuted at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
and the new film premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.
Blake Lively, the face of the original Gucci Première Eau de Parfum,
is Photographed again for Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette
by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

“ For me, fragrance is bottled confidence,” Blake says 
“You spray it and you immediately feel empowered 
– there’s a sensuality that comes with fragrance and 
there’s a power that fragrance has on other people. 
But while Gucci Première represents a red carpet 
moment or a big night out, the new Eau de Toilette version is softer. 
It has all the great presence of the original, but dialled down 
and freshened up. You really can wear it as your everyday fragrance.”
The bottle and packaging for Gucci Première Eau de Toilette 
incorporates many of the details and design motifs
 now associated with Gucci Première Eau de Parfum: 
a medal charm around the neck of the elegant flacon, 
entwined with the House’s iconic horse bit. 
A cap bearing the distinctive signature: “Gucci Première”.
A box featuring a gilt rendition of the brand’s coveted 
interlocking GG Diamante pattern, which has become 
one of the world’s most recognised design motifs,
 as well as the script signature of founder Guccio Gucci,
 and the House’s signature web stripe. 
However, in keeping with the unique character 
of the Eau de Toilette, the glamour has been re-imagined. 
As with the juice inside, the colour of the box is a 
muted gold, rather than a strong dazzling hue.

Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette is of a similar
fragrance nature to the original Eau de Parfum,
but is lighter and brighter.  It has new sparkling citrus notes
and a lighter floral fragrance.
The top notes include orange blossom and light citrus oils
which sparkle like champagne,
the heart notes are freesia, jasmine and soft Bulgarian Rose
while the base notes are leather, patchouli and musk.
Frida Giannini (above) Gucci’s Creative Director, says: 
“In the new Première Eau de Toilette, there is a 
charming balance of jasmine sambac and Bulgarian rose, 
two classically elegant feminine flowers that 
are contrasted with delicate freesia. 
The result is a vibrant, modern feminine scent 
that you can enjoy wearing every day”. 

Blake Lively (above) says: “This new fragrance announces 
that you have strength and are happy in your own skin.
 I really love that. It’s for the woman that 
I’ve always aspired to be. Every day.” 

Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette 30ml £46.00 
Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette 50ml £57.00
Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette 75ml £71.00

The Third Fragrance was launched last September -
 Jo Malone's Peony and Blush Suede and
is still one of our favourite Fragrances.
I keep the 30 ml cologne bottle in my handbag and regularly
spritz it all over me when in need of a pick me up.
This fragrance definitely is a mood enhancer! Xx
We love an exotic floral and with the mix of Patchouli and Jasmine
with Rose and Peony this has all that, with the fresh
top notes of delicious crisp red apple.

 Jo Malone's Peony and Blush Suede is created by perfumer
Christine Nagel.

The top notes are red apple, fresh almond and bergamot.
 The heart notes are peony, jasmine sambac, rose and gillyflower,
and the base notes are suede, patchouli and amber wood.

The Peony and Blush Suede Collection:
Colognes in 30 ml and 100 ml
Body and Hand Wash 250 ml
Body Creme 175 ml
Home Candle 200g

Kitty Luna with the 50 ml bottle of

Until next time J Xx

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