20 Dec BeautyStat.com Perfume Review: Holiday Gift Guide: Mens And Womens Fragrance Picks, Marc Jacobs, Jennifer Lopez, Chloé, Bottega Veneta, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein
It’s the final countdown to get the perfect gift! But don’t worry! What better way to show someone you care than by the gift of fragrance. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular scents from 2013 (and some classics), including men’s fragrance picks as well. Go ahead, everyone from Marc Jacobs to Jennifer Lopez want to help you get the ultimate holiday gift!
Shower yourself in the fragrant florals of Marc Jacobs with this set of easy-to-tote rollerballs. Daisy is a sparkling floral bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth. Daisy Eau So Fresh is the whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. Its light, woody base infuses a subtle but sharp glimmer of musk for an unexpected twist of radiance. Dot bursts open with a bright and thrilling effervescence, harnessing the beautiful scent of jasmine at its heart. The set includes:
1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau de Toilette Rollerball
1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette Rollerball
1 0.33 oz Dot Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Available at Sephora and Sephora.com Retail: $39.00 Value: $46.00
See by Chloé Paint the Scent
Feminine and playful, See by Chloé Paint the Scent offers a new way of wearing your favorite perfume. With a bright pink brush and a delicate gesture, you can gently caress your skin with the addictive floral scent of the eau de parfum. Sparkling notes of bergamot, apple blossom and jasmine soften with sensuality of sandalwood and vanilla to wear perfume in fragrant touches, behind the ear or on the wrist.
Top: Sparkling bergamot
Mid: Apple blossom and jasmine
Base: Sandalwood and vanilla
Available at Select Chloé Retailers; See by Chloe Paint a Scent $35.00
Bottega Veneta pour Homme
Bottega Veneta pour Homme is a fresh, intriguing and understated fragrance, one where distinctive Bottega Veneta notes of precious labdanum, fir balsam and bergamot blend into a sensuous leathery signature with the power to enchant. The structure of the fragrance is unique, a combination of refined ingredients that are woven together to create an unforgettable, lingering masterpiece.
Top: Calabrian bergamot, Siberian pine and juniper
Mid: Jamaican pimento, Canadian fir balsam and Mediterranean clary sage
Base: Indonesian patchouli
Available exclusively at Nordstrom; 50ml $80.00
Calvin Klein and Fabien Baron designed euphoria men as a modern interpretation of masculinity – strong and bold, yet sophisticated and distinctive. The addictive, fresh oriental fragrance of euphoria men blends crisp, modern freshness with a sexy, rich signature. Ginger pepper cocktail, addictive patchouli and a sensuous creamy suede accord create a distinctive signature for this exciting, tempting and masculine fragrance.
Top: ginger pepper cocktail, raindrop accord, chilled sudachi
Mid: black basil, cedar leaf, hydroponic sage
Base: creamy suede, addictive patchouli, Brazilian redwood, solid amber
“euphoria is about a journey without limits. Inspired by a new found freedom, it’s about living one’s dream.” – Calvin Klein euphoria women is an addictive oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature.
Top: Pomegranate, persimmon, lush green accord
Mid: Dewy lotus blossom, champaca flower, black orchid
Base: Liquid amber, black violet, cream accord, mahogany wood
Honey Marc Jacobs
HONEY is the newest edition to the Marc Jacobs fragrance family — happy and energetic, with a touch of the unexpected. Playful stripes and polka dots reflect Marc’s ability to constantly reinvent classic lines and patterns. Channeling the fanciful imagination of Dot, Honey Marc Jacobs is a bright and enticing floral with a fresh and energetic top, a feminine heart and a dry down that is warm and golden.
Top: Pear, fruity punch, juicy mandarin
Mid: Orange blossom, peach nectar, honeysuckle
Base: Honey, golden vanilla, smooth woods
Available at Sephora stores and select specialty retailers nationwide; 50ml $72.00
Downtown Calvin Klein
With a unique signature and an unexpected edge, DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein is both urban and original. The balance of both feminine woods and a soft, floral scent leaves an unmistakable, confident and sensual attitude. Downtown features a light pink bottle and a unique silver cap with fuchsia accents to embody an electrifying take on feminine sophistication. Director David Fincher directs actress Rooney Mara in the cinematic black-and-white ad campaign, portraying a confident, urban woman breaking away from the expected.
Top: Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, green pear, watery plum
Mid: Pink peppercorn, violet leaf, gardenia petals
Base: Texan cedarwood, incense, vetiver, velvet musks
Available at department and specialty stores nationwide; 50ml $65.00
Daisy Marc Jacobs
Daisy is fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence. Radiant and enchanting, the fragrance has a sparkling floral bouquet – spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth. At the heart of Daisy is a floral with vintage edge: violet. Sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, vintage flavor of Marc Jacobs’ feminine, edgy designs.
Top: Wild strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit
Mid: Gardenia, violet petals, jasmine petals
Base: Musk-vanilla infusion, white woods
Available at Sephora and Sephora.com; 3.4oz $89.00
JLove by Jennifer Lopez
As Jennifer Lopez’s 20th fragrance, JLove speaks to Jennifer’s sought-after style and glamourous life through animal patterns, fur textures and vivid hues. Inspired by her Jennifer Lopez Apparel Fall Collection exclusively at Kohl’s, the fragrance is a floral fruity citrus that evokes an exotic sensation. Vibrating with energy and femininity, JLove accentuates the youthful glow of every woman.
Top: White raspberry, frozen pineapple, pink grapefruit, juicy tangerine
Mid: Coconut orchid, water lily, Tiare tahiti
Base: Vanilla sorbet, white wood, skin musk
Available exclusively at Kohl’s; 50ml $49.00
Vera Wang Pink Princess
Spontaneous. Irresistible. Fun. Vera Wang’s Pink Princess is a limited-edition fragrance that charms every girl’s inner Princess. Always bubbly and always happy, Pink Princess is an addictive floral bouquet with exhilarating bursts of sparkling pink grapefruit and raspberry sorbet, heart of pink hibiscus and honeysuckle, and notes of marshmallow fluff and white amber in the sweet base. With the iconic Princess bottle dipped in hot pink glitter, Pink Princess gives every girl a lasting sparkle.
Top: Sparkling pink grapefruit, dewberry, raspberry sorbet
Mid: Pink lotus lily, honeysuckle, pink hibiscus
Base: Marshmallow fluff, musk, white amber, sandalwood
Available at Kohl’s stores nationwide; 50ml $60.00
Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection
To mark the second anniversary of its signature scent, Bottega Veneta created the Luxury Bath Collection. Designed to enhance and expand the sensual experience of this unique fragrance, the collection reflects an entirely new way to experience the scent, adding a new, intimate dimension to the refined world of Bottega Veneta. The elements of the new Luxury Bath Collection include a Luxury Body Scrub, a Luxury Body Oil, a Shimmery Body Powder with puff applicator and a Luxury Hair Mist.
Softening Body Scrub 6.7 oz $95.00
Shimmery Body Powder 3.5 oz $70.00
Satin Body Oil 3.4 oz $60.00
Available at specialty stores and Bottega Veneta boutiques
Chloé Gift Set
A fresh and feminine fragrance with an utterly innate sense of chic. Chloé Eau de Parfum is smooth and radiant. A bouquet of roses with a velvety heart interlacing floral notes of magnolia and lily of the valley, enhanced with honeyed accents of amber and cedar wood. Both complex and refined, this vibrant accord exerts spontaneous charm, reflecting the natural elegance that distinguishes the Chloé woman. The gift set includes:
1 2.5 oz edp spray
1 3.4 oz body lotion
1 0.17 oz deluxe miniature edp
Available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com Price: $125.00 Value: $153.00
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