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Winners, Reviews & Giveaways: Olay, Cetaphil, Calvin Klein CK One Summer Plus More

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Winners, Reviews & Giveaways: Olay, Cetaphil, Calvin Klein CK One Summer Plus More

 

We here at BeautyStat have promised to give you the chance to win the hottest new beauty products to hit the market, and we are aiming to please. So without further adieu, below are the winners of last week’s giveaways (winners chosen by random number generator).

And the winner of the … (Giveaway & Review) Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir

is ….. Mariee.  We just alerted you that you won via email.

And the 25 winners of the … (Twitter Giveaway): Win 25 Tubes of Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Facial Moisturizer Review

are …. Maribel, Kizzy, Sadia, SZ, Rebecca, Carol Naes, Dayna Smith, Sue Robbins, Mayra, Bailey, Shana D, Jenni, Lauren @nyclaurenbeth, Diana, Kara, Elvira Palafox, Marcee Rodgers, Fireeyez1218, Suzanne Lewis, Laura @colliemomtoo, AnneMarie T.

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(Review & Giveaway): Calvin Klein CK One Summer Fragrance (Unisex)

 

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(Review & Giveaway): Calvin Klein CK One Summer Fragrance (Unisex)

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Each summer Calvin Klein fragrances release a new version of their cult favorite CK One. It’s simply called CK One Summer 2011 and is Limited Edition.

CK One has always been a unisex fragrance and that hasn’t changed with the current summer version. It is easily wearable by both and women, but I think it veers more masculine this time out.

Calvin Klein One Summer Fragrance

It’s very citrus and very vetiver with green stems and dewy notes early on.  The initial note listed is tangerine and you get a nice blast of the fruit right off along with the lemon. Some very light floral is there in the freesia note along with the  green stems ( coming mainly from   the verbena  note- citrus but herbal at the same time) but by the drydown  it heads into unisex territory with the vetiver, cedar and warm musk  along with a touch of sweetness hinted at by the peach note but there’s  also a dryness to it . That dryness lends itself to a hot day and CK Summer is just that, a summer scent. A humid day, sweating skin under rays of the sun.  Hanging out on the boardwalk with fresh squeezed lemonade in your hand. It’s cutoff jeans and flip flops.  Casual Fridays and weekends.

The full note list:
Top: tangerine, water fern, melon
Mid: lemon, sea breeze accord, yellow freesia, verbena, rhubarb
Dry: cedarwood, skin musk, incense, peach skin

CK One Summer comes in a 100 ml (3.4 fl oz) Eau de toilette and is $46.00.

CK One Summer will also be giving away 5 free music downloads with every fragrance purchase. For more information visit www.calvinkleinfragrances.com

For a review of the Crabtree and Evelyn Floral Fragrance collection, click here. And to see the big fragrance and perfume trends for 2011, see our post here.

We are giving away ONE bottle of the summer fragrance to a lucky winner — be it boy or gal. Simply leave a comment below to tell us your fave summer spritz.

Diane Artzberger, The Beauty Alchemist

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The Year In Review: Best & Worst Fragrances of 2010

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Hundreds of fragrances were released in 2010 and it’s impossible to recall all of them , let alone test them. But I try. What follows is a highly subjective look at my highs and lows in the world of perfume this year. Please feel free to weigh in with your choices.

Most Innovative Fragrance Idea: Lush Gorilla Perfumes

LUSH Gorilla Perfumes

Launched with a unique “scent experience,” LUSH created the Gorilla perfumes for both the connoisseur and the layman. Those in NY and London could explore (for free…in a creatively-constructed thematic art gallery) this line inspired by music and travel. Gorilla Perfumes is a delicious adventure in new and old scents and offers surprising names with genuinely moving stories, like Scent of Freedom. Many of the fragrances are highly affordable and come in travel size sprays.

Best Use of Celeb Spokesperson- Clive Owen for Bulgari

clive owen bulgari

We’ve seen several celebrity fragrances over the past year, but none that really resonates with us as much as Clive Owen for Bulgari Man. Not only does the association make sense, it seems refined and not “overdone” or over publicized as several others seem to be. Classy? We like to think so.

Most Over-hyped Fragrance Idea: Justin Bieber Scented Dog Tags

Bieber is everywhere and his first foray into fragrance got covered by everyone including BeautyStat. Why? I wish I knew. But get ready for round tw0: next year, he is bringing us a girl’s fragrance.

Worst Fragrance Video/Commercial- Beyonce Heat

Beyonce Heat

I am really over seeing Beyonce gyrate anywhere, but this jumped the shark. Seeing her rub her steamy self did not one thing for me, but her fragrance sold gangbusters.

Best Perfume of the Year – Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio

Annick Goutal Ninfeo Meo

A glorious blend of citrus, green stems and lush Mediterranean gardens. This floral lasts long and is not quite like anything out there. We love it because it’s an unusual, not too “in your face” blend.

Best Unisex Fragrance – Tom Ford Azure Lime

Tom Ford azure lime

More masculine than feminine but in the hottest summer on record, it was a welcome blast of citrus and cypress that was bracing and wore so well in the heat. You just want to inhale it.

Best Charitable Initiative- Mary J. Blige My Life

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One dollar from every bottle of My Life sold with benefit FFAWN, the Foundation for Advancement of Women Now, which Blige co-founded.

Best New Niche Perfume Line – Atelier Perfumes

Atelier Cologne

An independent brand that came along to tweak the traditional idea of “ cologne,” (citrus blends) that have been around for centuries. These are gorgeous, and last really long which is highly unusual for a citrus. The line recently released smaller 1 oz bottles as well.

Most Unique Bottle and Best Use of Social Media: Womanity by Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler Womanity

Part metal totem sculpture, part perfume bottle, Thierry Mugler’s Womanity is contained in a carved glass flacon with a chain attachment to add to its unique look. We also love the way the brand used crowd sourcing to market this fragrance. One for the display table .

Best Scent for the Non Scent Lover: DKNY Pure or Calvin Klein Beauty

CK Beauty

Both of these are super light and soft with powdery edges; perfect for anyone who wants just a hint of scent.

Least Appealing Fragrance Name- Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling

Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling

I don’t care if it was inspired by her husband’s proposal! If someone asks what perfume you are wearing, do you really want to answer, “Oh its Lollipop Bling”? Our Runner Up is Ralph Lauren’s “Big Pony.” I like Ralph’s men’s fragrances a lot, but “Big Pony”? That’s the best they could do?

Biggest Disappointment: Helen Rubenstein’s “All You Ever Wanted”

Helena Rubenstein All You've Ever Wanted

This fragrance represents a welcome back to the US market for Helena Rubenstein , a legendary name in beauty, but this Demi Moore fronted fragrance failed to live up to it. This is basic floral, nothing exceptional and it didn’t seem to catch on with the public either.

Diane Artzberger, The Beauty Alchemist

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