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.

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Dolce & Gabbana Expands Anthology Collection

D&G AnthologyFans of Dolce & Gabbana’s Anthology Collection may be pleased to know that D&G are set to add another two scents to the collection in the form of No. 14 La Temperance and No. 21 Le Fou although these new additions are only expected to hit shelves this September.

Like the previous releases which were all fronted by top models (Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer to name a few), these latest fragrances will no doubt have their own celebrity faces although it remains to be seen who they’ll be – who wants to play The Fool (Le Fou)?

La Temperance, which represents harmony and balance will be a woody musk with notes of ambrette and iris while Le Fou will be an oriental fougère with notes of bergamot, juniper berries, ginger and fern. Both fragrances will be available as a 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette.

Kate Moss Wins Celebrity Fragrance Award

Velvet HourCEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) has released the winners of this year’s CEW (UK) Beauty Awards and Kate Moss’ Velvet Hour won the Best New Women’s Celebrity Fragrance category.

This year Kate was up against Christian Aguilera’s Inspire and Beckhams Signature for Her and from my point of view, the best fragrance won. Kate’s first fragrance, Kate, was to be honest a little lacklustre, but I think she definitely got it right with Velvet Hour and it seems that CEW members agreed so well done Kate.

Other winners this year included Chloé Eau de Parfum in the Best New Women’s Fragrance category (although a finalist, my current favourite, Sensuous, didn’t make it) and Dolce & Gabbana’s The One as Best New Men’s Fragrance – another good choice.

PS – You may be interested in Perfume Fairy’s celebrity perfume selection.

Source: CEW

Fake Perfume – Buyers Beware

I was recently contacted by someone who suspected that the Chanel No 5 perfume they had bought online (at an unnamed website) was a fake. Unfortunately this kind of thing happens more often than you think and even the most cautious buyers can be caught out.

The fact is that fake perfume is big business. In October last year Birmingham Trading Standards officers seized 40 000 bottles of fake ChanelDolce & Gabbana and Versace perfume. According to their report the also found “paraphernalia needed to produce counterfeit branded perfume on an industrial scale, including bottle labelling and wrapping equipment.”

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to spot fake perfumes on packaging alone and often you only realise you’ve been ripped off when you try the actual perfume itself (not ideal if you bought it as a gift for someone else). My advice would be to always buy from reputable dealers that offer full money back guarantees and if the price sounds too good to be true, it most probably is. Sometimes it’s worth paying that little bit extra for piece of mind.