2011 Summer Scents

Summer 2011 FragrancesIt’s not just wishful thinking, the days really are getting longer so we can finally start thinking of Summer. To celebrate, here is a roundup of a few new perfume releases you can expect this Summer from Cacharel, Calvin Klein, Davidoff and DKNY.

Cacharel Amor Amor Summer
A new flanker to this ever popular fragrance, the latest fresh and fruity incarnation will include notes of blood orange, pomegranate, osmathus and amber. Available as a limited edition 50ml eau de toilette.

Calvin Klein CK One and Eternity Summer
Another bright and bold edition of CK One Summer (last year, CK One Summer 2010 was bright yellow and orange) is expected this March. As always, clean and refreshing citrus top notes combine with an ocean accord together with incense, cedar, musk and peach to capture the energetic vibe of after-sun dance parties. Available as a 100ml eau de toilette. Another regular from Calvin Klein each year is the release of his and hers Eternity Summer editions. Eternity Summer 2011 for women is meant to evoke memories of light, warm summer days in meadows of wild flowers with lily of the valley, violet, coriander, gardenia, jasmine and lotus combined with musk, mimosa and fig tree. The men’s version opens with fresh citrus notes, mint, coriander, water melon and ocean air together with star anise, galbanum, lily of the valey, cedar, patchouli and amber. Eternity Summer 2011 for women and men will be available as a 100ml eau de parfum and 100ml eau de toilette.

Davidoff Cool Water Summer Dive
Expect new flankers for both men and women this summer inspired, as the name suggests, by diving into the deep blue ocean. Cool Water Summer Dive Man opens with citrus notes combined with basil, sage, juniper berries and a fresh marine note. Available as a 125ml eau de toilette. Cool Water Summer Dive Woman opens with zesty fruits, pineapple and melon, combined with aquatic violet, lotus, iris and soft wood. Available as a 100ml eau de toilette.

DKNY Women Summer 2011
Pink, feminine and playful, this 100ml limited edition eau de toilette opens with pink grapefruit, passion fruit and red berries combined with jasmine, magnolia, litchi, musk , sandalwood and teak wood.

Tommy Girl Summer
Inspired by freshly picked flowers on a warm summer’s morn, this 100ml limited edition eau de toilette is calm and sophisticated combining fresh aquatic notes with magnolia.

Via: Fragrantica, cosmoty.de

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Cacharel To Release Amor Amor Absolu

Amor Amor AbsoluCacharel is set to release a new version of Amor Amor this October. While the original 2003 version was released as an eau de toilette, the latest version, Amor Amor Absolu will be a more intense eau de parfum.

The fruity top notes of the original have been enriched with pineapple and the floral heart is enhanced with frangipani. The vanilla base note remains, warmed with benzion and the addition of sweet praline. Cacharel Amor Amor Absolu will be available in 30ml and 50 ml eau de parfum and retains the classic striking red bottle.

Via: osMoz

Cacharel To Release Scarlett Perfume

Good news for Cacharel perfume fans as we hear word of a new perfume called Scarlett, scheduled for release this July. The fragrance is said to be a fresh take on their classic Anaïs Anaïs and is aimed at younger women aged between 15 and 25.

While some have attributed this latest release to actress Scarlett Johansson, the name Scarlett is more of a general reference to the archetypal feminine heroine, as in Scarlett O’Hara from the classic movie Gone With The Wind, the Southern Belle who would stop at nothing to protect herself and her family.

Scarlett perfume, with its intricately designed flacon, is described as “romantic, fresh and daring” and combines floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle with tea leaves, citrus and pear on a sandalwood base. This will no doubt be a popular new fragrance for Cacharel but in my mind it still doesn’t make up for them having discontinued two of my other Cacharel favourites namely Gloria and Eau d’Eden – I’m still upset about that!

L’Oreal Goes Green For Earth Day

L'OrealHoping to boost their green credentials, French beauty giant L’Oreal has announced its long term green initiatives which aim to cut the company’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2015.

And no, this wasn’t just a publicity stunt aimed to coincide with Earth Day on Tuesday. Since 2005 the company has been making strides in its attempts to cut emissions, reduce water use and increase recycling. Last year alone the company reduced emissions by 6.6%, a total of 11.5% since 2005 when emissions were 230.3 million tons.

So how does this affect you as a fragrance buyer? Well besides the L’Oreal brand, the company also owns CacharelDieselGiorgio ArmaniLancome and Ralph Lauren so if you buy any of those products not only can you smell great but you can also feel good knowing that you are doing a little bit more to help the environment.

Source: WWD