Dolce & Gabbana Releases The One Lace Edition

The One Lace EditionFans of Dolce & Gabbana’s The One for women may have already spotted a new limited edition version in stores, The One Lace Edition, but is this really a new fragrance or simply the same fragrance merely repackaged in which case isn’t that a bit cheeky?

Don’t get me wrong, the new bottle is certainly attractive but with notes of bergamot, mandarin, lychee, peach, lily, muguet, jasmine, plum, vetiver, amber, musk and vanilla it seems the juice inside is identical. So if you buy this and are expecting something different you may be disappointed.


Guerlain Releases Habit Rouge L’Eau

Habit Rouge L'EauIf Shalimar represents the essence of the Guerlain fragrance house for women, then Habit Rouge is the men’s equivalent. First released in 1965, this woody oriental fragrance was created by Jean Paul Guerlain and over the years there have been a few variations of this classic scent including a refreshed sport version released in 2009.

A new modern take on this classic has now been launched in the form of Habit Rouge L’Eau.

“Habit Rouge L’Eau is a fresh, modernised orchestration of Habit Rouge’s olfactory signature. The radiance of citrus blends with the sensuality of oriental notes to create a freshness that breaks free from the norm.”

This fresh oriental will contain notes of bitter orange, hazelnut, jasmine, vanilla and patchouli and will be available as a 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette.

Tommy Hilfiger To Release Eau de Prep Duo

Tommy Hilfiger Eau de PrepTommy Hilfiger’s last fragrance outing, the rock ‘n roll inspired Loud duo had fairly mixed reviews. While the men’s fragrance was fairly well received, response to the ladies version was either love it or hate it – not atypical of many fragrance releases if we have to be honest. For the next release, Hilfiger goes back to his roots with a new take on the classic Tommy and Tommy Girl fragrances, this time inspired by the brand’s Spring 2011 Prep World collection.

Eau de Prep Tommy Girl (red) will contain notes of pink peppercorn, violet leaf, green apple, white roses, and sandalwood, hawthorn and musk for a “classic Prep feeling”.

Eau de Prep Tommy for men (blue) will include notes of grapefruit, clary sage, geranium, a splash of tonic water, amber, oakmoss and suede leather to convey a feeling of “fresh, classic, sporty and preppy”.

Eau de Prep fragrances should hit shelves this October and will be available as a 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette.

Calvin Klein To Release CK Free Blue

CK Free BlueReleased in 2009, the original CK Free was a woody aromatic centered around suede leather, patchouli and tobacco leaf and proved to be quite popular, even gaining a nomination in the 2010 FiFi Awards. With fresh green notes, spearmint and ozone, CK Free Blue aims to be a fresh, clean and masculine take on the original.

“ckfree blue embodies masculine freshness with its clean and airy quality – perfect for the cool, modern man. a bright, atmospheric feeling emerges from the scent, as its energetic ozone heart is balanced against a backdrop of warm, pure sensuality.”

Other notes include lavender, mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg, amber, leather and musk. Expect to see this latest release in stores this November, available as a 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette.

Image and quote via Now Smell This.

Superdry Releases Fragrance Collection

Superdry FragrancesThe Superdry brand has really taken the world by storm with its trendy fusion of Americana and pseudo-Japanese text. Having spread globally and with an annual group turnover close to £140 million, this is a real British success story. Not bad when you consider that the Superdry brand grew from just one store which opened in Covent Garden in 2004.

As you would expect from most successful brands they expanded from clothing into things like bags, watches, sunglasses, jewellery and other accessories so it was only a matter of time before they moved into the lucrative fragrance market.

September sees the launch of a trio of men’s fragrances, the first in a range of men’s and women’s fragrance to be released throughout 2011 and into 2012 when we should see the release of the women’s scents. Here’s what’s been launched so far:

Dry by Superdry
The first fragrance is described as rich, aromatic and woody. The juice combines top notes of bergamot, red fruits, lemon, grapefruit and cooling eucalyptus. The heart blends cardamom, pink pepper and rose; the base woods, musks and mosses. Dry by Superdry features an antique brass shoulder strap and dark suede wrap.

Double Dry by Superdry
The fragrance opens on notes of bergamot, mandarin and frozen grapefruit, building to a heart of juniper, rosemary and subtle Sichuan pepper. Other key ingredients include rosewood, musk, incense and oak moss. The packaging is “rust distressed” with a dark leather strap.

Dry Oil by Superdry
The third fragrance is composed around a fougere accord, complemented by notes of vanilla. Lavender, iris, lemon, petitgrain, cypress, cardamom, neroli, rose and patchouli also feature. The fragrance sports Blackhawk plaid outer packaging, synonymous with Superdry’s classic look.

These fragrances are available as 100ml eau de toilettes at Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Selfridges, House of Fraser and Superdry stores and should retail at around £55.

Via: The Moodie Report

The Fragrance Shop Golden Ticket Giveaway

Golden TicketThe Fragrance Shop’s annual Golden Ticket Giveaway is back and this year it’s bigger than ever with prizes including VIP tickets to see Beyonce as well as trips for two to Berlin, New York, Monte Carlo and Milan. There are 1000’s of prizes up for grabs and every ticket is a winner. To claim your ticket just spend more than £10 in-store or online at between 30th August and 29th September 2011.

Main prizes include:

  • VIP Beyonce Tickets, including flights & accommodation
  • A VIP trip to Monte Carlo, including spending money and VIP helicopter transfer
  • A trip to Berlin including £1,500 spending money
  • A trip to Milan & £1,000 spending money
  • A trip to New York, including flights, accommodation & excursion
  • A pair of VIP Tickets to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

All winners of the main prizes will be invited to a Grand Golden Draw for the chance to win £10,000!

Plus there’s lots more prizes including luxury beauty hampers, designer fashion, Swarovski jewellery and thousands of discount vouchers for £££’s off!

Visit to claim your ticket now.

Burberry Body – Grab Your Free Sample

Burberry BodyThere has certainly been no shortage of new perfume releases this year. But finding corresponding free sample promotions has been as difficult as finding the proverbial hen’s teeth. This means that if you want to sample something new you usually have to drag yourself off to your local perfume shop or Boots and beg the sales staff to part with their sample stash (usually reluctantly). Burberry however, is doing things a little differently with the release of their latest women’s fragrance, Burberry Body.

Instead of tucking away a ‘free sample’ link on their site as most brands do, Burberry are spreading the word and inviting everyone to join them on Facebook and register for a free sample here. There’s even a personal invite from Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey, encouraging visitors to sample the fragrance before its official launch on September the 1st.

Burberry Body will be launched as a 35ml, 60ml and 85ml eau de parfum as well as a longer lasting eau de parfum intense version in 60ml and 85ml sizes, and will features notes of freesia, green absinthe, peach, rose, iris, sandalwood, musk, amber and vanilla.

Keep up to date with this and other free sample promotions via our free perfume samples page.