9 posts tagged "Bulgari"
A word on scented candles: They are are more often than not painfully cloying—particularly those crafted around holiday events (wafts of sugarplums and pine needles are best enjoyed in moderation, rather than permeated throughout an entire room). There are, however, a select few brands that have mastered the tricky business of transitioning fragrance from flacon to votive: Diptyque, of course, is one; and Bulgari is another. The famed jewelry purveyor-turned-maker of fine scents and skincare has just adapted its fan-favorite Eaux Parfumées—Thé Vert, a refreshing green tea eau de cologne that is spiked with essences of jasmine and orange blossom, and Thé Blanc, a light white tea eau de cologne that is blended with hints of abelmosk and white pepper—into home fragrances dubbed Biscuits de Porcelaine. Each comes in a gorgeous porcelain cup and contains a delightfully subtle, clean aroma that’s perfect for burning while you tend to any lingering spring cleaning, as has become our favorite weekend pastime over the past month. The set may also come in handy on Sunday, May 13, if you want to give your mother a real surprise: A Bulgari box is sure to speed up her heart rate—and even though what’s inside won’t sparkle, it also won’t disappoint.
Liv Tyler’s best-kept acting secret? Fragrance. “I always wear a different smell for every character,” Tyler says. “My sense of smell has such a keen emotional connection for me…I can’t wear my own normal perfume.” [NYDN via The Frisky]
BeautyBar.com, Amazon’s online destination for all things luxe and primping, will make the leap from virtual to reality with a 1,600-square-foot store at the Americana Manhasset in Manhasset, N.Y., later this year. [WWD]
Somehow, Avril Lavigne has struck a deal for yet another perfume (that makes three for the pop star), and her latest creation, Wild Rose, will apparently smell of crème brûlée. Sounds…sweet. [Hollywood Life]
Following Kirsten Dunst’s nude-save-for-that-giant-lion photo shoot for Bulgari’s Mon Jasmine Noir fragrance, Rachel Weisz gets in front of the camera for a similarly unclothed campaign for the brand’s original Jasmine Noir scent. [Us Weekly]
While a Bulgari charm necklace may not be in your budget for Mom this Sunday, the luxury brand has come up with the next best thing. Its new Jewel Charms collection features all seven of Bulgari’s fragrances in miniature objets d’art inspired by its famed “cabochon” cut ring with its smooth, rounded edges. To give these keepsakes their own distinct appeal, each classic scent has been assigned its own colored glass flacon—bright yellow for the jasmine, rose, citrus, and tuberose Pour Femme; pale pink for the floral and patchouli Rose Essentielle; a light blue for the violet, star anise, licorice, and iris BLV Eau de Parfum II; translucent crystal for the bamboo and lotus flower Omnia Crystalline; pale purple for the green sap, pink grapefruit and woodsy Omnia Améthyste; luminous emerald for the mandarin, peony and pear Omnia Green Jade; and deep black for the brand’s latest release, the jasmine and lily of valley-centric Jasmin Noir. Why go for a bouquet this Mother’s Day? After all, flowers die; the emotional connection to fragrance is forever.
Maybe it’s the fact that the temperature in New York is expected to climb into the seventies today or that April’s blooms are making their first appearance, but spring is finally in the air—and so too is our seasonal lust for floral fragrances. While we’re typically devotees of rich gourmands and heady orientals, it’s rose and violet, jasmine and honeysuckle, gardenia and lily that we find ourselves in the mood for these days. You too? Here, our top five picks for perfect petal essences.
Chloé Eau de Parfum, Rosebud Edition
An oldie but a goodie, Chloé’s signature scent—which features notes of pink peony, freesia, magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose—has gotten a mini makeover for spring courtesy of a festive, limited-edition pink ribbon. It’s the little things that excite us.
Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit
The fourth flacon in Hermès’ Un Jardin series (previous scents were inspired by the Mediterranean, the Nile, and India), Sur Le Toit takes its sensory cues from a garden much closer to home: the one on the roof of the brand’s Parisian flagship. Its blooming magnolia, apple, and pear trees result in a luscious, fruit-tinged floral.
Say goodbye to Bulgari’s ads featuring a nude Julianne Moore and her cuddly lion cubs…and hello to its latest campaign for Mon Jasmine Noir, a new fragrance fronted by a similarly disrobed Kirsten Dunst and a full-grown jungle cat. Roar. [WWD]
Attention, Jo Malone fans: The fragrance queen who sold her eponymous brand to Estée Lauder five years ago is getting back into the biz with a new perfume line called Jo Loves. You gotta appreciate the time limitations of non-competition contracts. [Grazia]
Photoshop, you’ve been replaced. Behold the Panasonic LUMIX FX77, which has a “beauty re-touch” function built in so you can whiten your teeth, increase the translucency of your skin, remove dark eye circles, and even apply blush, lipstick, and eye shadow, all before you update your Facebook profile. [Reuters]
Lady Gaga’s video for her new hit single, “Born This Way,” debuted yesterday, and it contains a plethora of wacky sci-fi-inspired beauty details, including talon nails, space-age coifs, and facial prosthetics. How…Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 of her. [Bella Sugar Australia]