FRAGRANCE FILE: ELIZABETH ARDEN Green Tea Pomegranate

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pomegranate fragrance

Elizabeth Arden’s new addition to their Green Tea fragrance collection is described as vibrant and sparkling and indeed, on first whiff you’re enveloped in a heady fresh floral and fruity space…

Inspired by the multi faceted sweet pomegranate intermingled with Vert de Bergamot to awaken the senses, with violet leaves, Earl Grey Tea Accord and magnolia at the heart, finishing with white moss, raspberry bloom and musk.

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pomegranate fragrance

“The pomegranate fruit tastes and smells as beautiful as it looks. In creating this fragrance, I set out to capture the same sparkling jewel tonalities—each seed bursting with a new sense of vibrancy, color and bliss.” – Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Vice President Perfumery, Givaudan

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pomegranate fragrance

A bouquet of blooming lovelies that is fresh, new and sure to put a spring in your step!

ELIZABETH ARDEN GREEN TEA POMEGRANATE EDT 5o or 100ml

Available at Edgars, Woolworths

ZAR460 for 100ml

FRAGRANCE FILE: Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Review and GIVEAWAY

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct EDP www.cathitrevor.com


FRESH ‘N FLIRTY

Do you remember that heady rush, a breathless state of setting eyes on someone delectably delicious? Okay, it was a long time ago for me, but I do remember that sense of expectancy and anticipation. First Instinct for Women by Abercrombie & Fitch is a fragrant interpretation of that first moment where two worlds collide and sparks fly with instant attraction; of where a woman follows her first instinct.


First Instinct for Women is classified as a Floriental Wood. As the name implies it is a combination of oriental and floral notes, specifically when including notes of jasmine, gardenia, orange flowers and freesia fused with warm orientals like resin, spices and woods. The notes may sound heady, but the interpretation is actually much lighter for a sensual seductive journey.

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct fragrance

Top notes in First Instinct include magnolia, passion fruit and zesty grapefruit to awaken the senses; enchanting wild orange flower, butterfly orchid and exotic water lily at the heart and warm amber, beguiling musk and creamy tonka notes at the base.

As stated by master perfumer Laurent le Guernec,

“I feel that First Instinct for Women is at once playful, feminine, and alluring. With a sensual opening, a sparkling development and a trail of irresistible yet effortless seduction, this formula was crafted to ensure captivation.”

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct fragrance

Abercrombie & Fitch is an American Clothing brand with a long history of laidback, luxury style, appealing to a younger generation and synonymous to the fragrance as very wearable. Think fun, flirty, sensual, the perfect match for summertime love! It’s a daytime perfume, a first date or early evening drinks; I gravitate towards floral notes so I am really enjoying wearing it as it is not too heavy or offensive.

First Instinct for Women by Abercrombie & Fitch is available from Edgars, Red Square and Foschini

100ml EDP R1095

50ml EDP R895

30ml EDP R695

So if this fragrance sounds good to you and you want to try it…own it…I’m giving a bottle away to one lucky winner who will receive a 100ml Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct for Women EDP worth R1095 . Scroll down for deets:

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct fragrance

To enter leave a comment below this post telling me which note can you find at the heart of this fragrance. Kindly include your email address when commenting (only I will see it) or directly contact me on cathietrevor@gmail.com so that I can get in touch if you are the winner. To double your chances follow me on Instagram here and tag a friend.

Winner will be announced next Friday 29th September on my blog and Facebook.

Happy weekend!

*only SA residents

FRAGRANCE FILE: Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum

coco chanel gabrielle

CHANEL GABRIELLE

If there’s one legendary woman who stands out for me, it’s Chanel, not only for her incredible journey from humble beginnings to creating an empire, but for her independent and strong personality; she was passionate, free spirited and a rebel at heart. This is the interpretation of Chanel Gabrielle, the first fragrance Chanel has created in fifteen years.

“We were exploring this whole moment of before Coco – who she really was at the core and that’s what we wanted to express in this new fragrance,” says Christine Dagousset, global president of fragrance and beauty at Chanel.

coco chanel gabrielle

Perfumer Olivier Polge created an imaginary white flower appealing to a carefree, flirty younger generation. Top citrusy notes sparkle with a dash of blackcurrant, exotic Jasmine, heady Orange Blossom, vibrant Ylang Ylang and creamier sweeter Grasse Tuberose make for a richer floral heart bouquet and warm Sandalwood and Musk keep it grounded for an elegant and sophisticated mix.

coc chanel gabrielle

On first spray I experienced the rush of intense sweet blackcurrant and citrusy notes that settled into a complex and rich floral surprise. I’m inclined to like lighter floral notes so this appealed to my senses almost immediately, settling down into woody base notes; (sandalwood is one of my favourites as it feels warm and contained!) I could wear this as an everyday perfume as it’s light and after all, wearing anything Chanel automatically makes one feel sensual, brave and cool, don’t you agree? A timeless and classic brand.

coco chanel gabrielle

The bottle is rather exceptional with thin linear lines making it light and transparent, as if suspended in space; facets throw off light reflections of a golden shade, synonymous with the sunny disposition of the character of the fragrance. The bottle is designed by Sylvie Legastelois, who wanted the bottle to be jewel-like, yet kept simple and in line with the classic bottle.

The face of the campaign is Kirsten Stewart shot by director Ringan Ledwidge and print ad shot by Karim Sadli. Take a peek at the commercial below:

Let me know if you manage to try it out and share your thoughts on it ?

CHANEL GABRIELLE Eau de Parfum is available at Red Square, Edgars and Woolworths countrywide

50ml R1745

100ml R2465

coco chanel gabrielle

FRAGRANCE REVIEW: Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir EDP

MONT BLANC LADY EMBLEM ELIXIR EDP

HIGH NOTES

With the change of seasons it’s always a good idea (or excuse!) to change your fragrances for warmer and deeper notes and the new Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir EDP is well worth a try.

This is a bolder version of the original Montblanc Lady Emblem EDP, which I thought was a perfect daytime fragrance, as it contained sweet floral and fruity notes like raspberry, redcurrant and peach, combined with sandalwood, patchouli and rosewood. Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir has contrasting notes yet very complementary, a dash of a rebel streak underneath her sophisticated facade!

Mont Blanc Lady Emblem Elixir EDP

(The original Montblanc Lady Emblem is on the right (see the same shape bottle and lid)

The scent opens up with fresh mandarin and sweet litchi, dispersed with orange blossom, jasmine and gentle damask rose notes at the heart; finishing with a trail of warm and sensual sandalwood, patchouli and (my favourite note), vanilla. It’s not overbearing and comes across as a feminine and elegant scent which lingers beautifully on your skin.

Now how lovely is this rose gold metal bottle? It’s inspired by the 43-faceted cut of a Montblanc diamond and the crystal like lid has the Montblanc emblem engraved in it, making this a bottle a must have and to hold!

MONT BLANC LADY EMBLEM ELIXIR EDP

Available from Foschini, Truworths and Edgars

MONTBLANC LADY EMBLEM ELIXIR EDP:

30ml ZAR 745

50ml ZAR 995

75ml ZAR 1195

HEAVEN SCENT: Fragrance ideas for Mother's Day

SCENT-SATIONAL!

Mother’s Day is an auspicious day for me as I had my son on that particular day and this year his birthday again falls on Sunday 14th May, so happy birthday to my first born child and happy Mothers Day to friends and mothers all over!

Who doesn’t love a delicious fragrance, and if your kids don’t take the hint maybe it’s time to for a self-spoil? I’ve rounded up some of my favourite new fragrance finds:

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure EDT

Issey Miyake L'Eau Dissey Pure

I adored the original Issey Miyake perfume that came out in the early nineties, not only for its fresh aquatic floral scent but the modern, clean lines of the bottle. Miyake designed the bottle himself based on the view from his Parisian apartment of a full moon rising behind the Eiffel Tower. Since 2007 Miyake has brought out a ‘limited time only’ fragrance for women and this version is made up of some gorgeous notes like jasmine, Damask rose and orange blossom in the top and middle notes, and rounded off with cashmere, wood and amber. The combination makes for a light, fresh and floral everyday scent

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure EDP :

30 ml R910

50ml R1400

90ml R1790

SIGNORINA by Salvatore Ferragamo EDP

Signorina Salvatore Ferragamo

A fruity floral gourmand that opens with punchy pink pepper, sweet jasmine and gentle rose notes, settling into a subtle mixture of musk, patchouli and panchetta; a very wearable fragrance.

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP

30ml R780

50ml R1110

100ml R1620

Available Edgars and Truworths

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle EDP

If you loved the previous two from Chloe’s Love Story line, the original Love Story Eau de Parfum (2014) and the Eau de Toilette (2016) version, I expect you’ll love this too!

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle is inspired by the love padlocks on the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. They’ve since removed the padlocks as the weight was affecting the bridge, but if you fancy replicating the pledge of love to each other, you could drive up to admire the spectacular view on Signal Hill in the Mother City and “lock your love” on the railings.

Perfumers Anne Flipo (who is responsible for the previous editions) and Domitille Bertier created an “essentially sensual” version with similar notes but intensified the main ingredient, orange blossom (heaven!), mixed with jasmine and heliotrope, settling down with warm and sensual velvety sandalwood. A fresh floral scent.

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle EDP

30ml R935

50ml R1375

100ml R1655

Missoni EDT

Early morning skies of pale pink and orange streaks is Missoni’s inspiration for the bottle, which is similar to the predecessor Missoni EDP with its darker red and blue hues. The juice itself conjures up the essence of summer: blood oranges, pink berries and juicy Nashi pear, with peony, freesia and heliotrope at the centre, ending with warm base notes of white cedar and musk. A feast of fresh feminine notes.

Missoni EDT:

30ml R705

50ml R985

100ml R1255

SISLEY Izia EDP

“IZIA is an inspired perfume that you notice and commit to memory, long after its scent trail has dissipated” – Isabelle d’Ornano, co-founder of Sisley Paris.

Inspired by a rose that blooms for only ten days of the year, co-founder Isabelle d’Ornano wanted to include it in the new Sisley Izia EDP fragrance. The unique scent opens with pink pepper and white bergamot before moving into an elegant and sophisticated heart of rose, angelica and floral notes, ending with warm cedar, musk and amber. I fell in love with this sensual fragrance instantly and I think it’s a good one to wear throughout winter or in the evenings as it’s slightly heavier. Personally I’ve been wearing it daily as it is just too gorgeous! That’s the beauty of having a few fragrances: you can select to reflect how you are feeling.

Sisley Izia EDP

30ml R1245

50ml R1690

100ml R2710

HEAVEN SCENT: Fragrance ideas for Mother’s Day

SCENT-SATIONAL!

Mother’s Day is an auspicious day for me as I had my son on that particular day and this year his birthday again falls on Sunday 14th May, so happy birthday to my first born child and happy Mothers Day to friends and mothers all over!

Who doesn’t love a delicious fragrance, and if your kids don’t take the hint maybe it’s time to for a self-spoil? I’ve rounded up some of my favourite new fragrance finds:

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure EDT

I adored the original Issey Miyake perfume that came out in the early nineties, not only for its fresh aquatic floral scent but the modern, clean lines of the bottle. Miyake designed the bottle himself based on the view from his Parisian apartment of a full moon rising behind the Eiffel Tower. Since 2007 Miyake has brought out a ‘limited time only’ fragrance for women and this version is made up of some gorgeous notes like jasmine, Damask rose and orange blossom in the top and middle notes, and rounded off with cashmere, wood and amber. The combination makes for a light, fresh and floral everyday scent

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure EDP :

30 ml R910

50ml R1400

90ml R1790

SIGNORINA by Salvatore Ferragamo EDP

A fruity floral gourmand that opens with punchy pink pepper, sweet jasmine and gentle rose notes, settling into a subtle mixture of musk, patchouli and panchetta; a very wearable fragrance.

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP

30ml R780

50ml R1110

100ml R1620

Available Edgars and Truworths

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle EDP

If you loved the previous two from Chloe’s Love Story line, the original Love Story Eau de Parfum (2014) and the Eau de Toilette (2016) version, I expect you’ll love this too!

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle is inspired by the love padlocks on the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. They’ve since removed the padlocks as the weight was affecting the bridge, but if you fancy replicating the pledge of love to each other, you could drive up to admire the spectacular view on Signal Hill in the Mother City and “lock your love” on the railings.

Perfumers Anne Flipo (who is responsible for the previous editions) and Domitille Bertier created an “essentially sensual” version with similar notes but intensified the main ingredient, orange blossom (heaven!), mixed with jasmine and heliotrope, settling down with warm and sensual velvety sandalwood. A fresh floral scent.

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle EDP

30ml R935

50ml R1375

100ml R1655

Missoni EDT

Early morning skies of pale pink and orange streaks is Missoni’s inspiration for the bottle, which is similar to the predecessor Missoni EDP with its darker red and blue hues. The juice itself conjures up the essence of summer: blood oranges, pink berries and juicy Nashi pear, with peony, freesia and heliotrope at the centre, ending with warm base notes of white cedar and musk. A feast of fresh feminine notes.

Missoni EDT:

30ml R705

50ml R985

100ml R1255

SISLEY Izia EDP

“IZIA is an inspired perfume that you notice and commit to memory, long after its scent trail has dissipated” – Isabelle d’Ornano, co-founder of Sisley Paris.

Inspired by a rose that blooms for only ten days of the year, co-founder Isabelle d’Ornano wanted to include it in the new Sisley Izia EDP fragrance. The unique scent opens with pink pepper and white bergamot before moving into an elegant and sophisticated heart of rose, angelica and floral notes, ending with warm cedar, musk and amber. I fell in love with this sensual fragrance instantly and I think it’s a good one to wear throughout winter or in the evenings as it’s slightly heavier. Personally I’ve been wearing it daily as it is just too gorgeous! That’s the beauty of having a few fragrances: you can select to reflect how you are feeling.

Sisley Izia EDP

30ml R1245

50ml R1690

100ml R2710

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