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Clive Christian Launches Noble VII Perfume

clive-christian-noble-no7-vii-perfumeI’ve had a really blessed week. Minus the terrible NYC weather and my allergies trying to keep me down, I met so many beauty heroes, including Clive Christian earlier this week! For me, Clive Christian has always been this mythical person. Super mysterious, probably because he’s British and has what seems like this heritage fragrance brand that would date back to a royals in the 17th century. But alas he’s only been doing fragrance since 1999, starting with fragrance No. 1 which quickly earned him the crown for creating “the worlds most expensive perfume”.  No mater in date, his fragrances carry that elegance and regal feel (the caps are even crowns). And it should be noted he was very established (or maybe famous is a more appropriate word) in the world of interiors when he introduced fragrance as an extension of his brand.  I took none of that lightly as I walked into the ever elegant Baccarat Hotel, to meet him and hear about his latest fragrance pair, Noble VII Cosmos Flower and Rose Rock.

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So just a few notes on brand for anyone looking to get more acquainted, Noble VII is in fact the 7th fragrance pair. And he launches every new fragrance as a pair (so technically its the 13th and 14th scent in the collection). Back in the day you could say the pairings were a feminine and masculine scent but now all the lines are blurred with so consider it unisex with one leaning more in one direction.

The Original Collection featured the first three scent pairs, followed by the Private Collection, which featured the next 3 pairings, and now in a new category we have the seventh scent pairing, Noble VII available in Cosmos Flower and Rock Rose.

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Inspired by his magnificent residence, specifically the exquisite garden, which to give you some idea of how vast and stunning this property is it was Queen Anne’s residence in 1730! And of course it’s in the English countryside which just adds to the romance (click HERE to see an image and learn more about the residence).

Spring Fragrance Round up: What’s New from Creed, Lanvin, Molton Brown and More!

dyptique-sensa-spring-fragrances-lanvin-molton-brownChoosing a signature scent is a very personal experience. With new fragrances launching daily, it’s hard to sift through and yet there is something about the weather changing that gets me all excited for those more flirty floral scents. Brands like Ulta and Sephora will organize by top rated (Sephora also features what’s new) which are great resources. For me I need to experience a fragrance in person so I have been non-stop attending fragrance previews and have an entirely new updated scent range for the season. Here’s what were excited about:
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Raw Spirit Desert Blush: All of the fragrances featured above are new with the exception of Desert Blush from Raw Spirit (the rollerball shown above). I recently discovered the brand and have become instantly enamored. This is the fragrance I

Diptyque La Collection 34 New Arrivals

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Last year Diptyque launched their collection 34 scents reminiscent of the very first shop of Diptyque’s founders Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant, who have always displayed their textile creations alongside limited editions of objects unearthed here and there. This season, Diptyque has added three new 34 Collection eaux de parfums, one limited edition Essences Insensées Eau de Parfum, the La Proveresse Ceramic Candle, and three limited edition glass candle holders.

Inside the NEW Anna Sui NYC Flagship Shop and Romantica Fragrance Launch

Anna3After 23 years, Anna Sui moved her New York City flagship boutique from its residence at 113 Greene Street to 484 Broome St. Sui opened shop in the ’90s long before Soho was the shopping mecca it’s become today and thanks to early adopters like herself made the area one of NYC’s best attractions. After two decades in the original location the lease was up and it was time for a change (for the better).

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According to Sui, “all the cooler shops are moving south”. The new location matches that cool-girl vibe while aligning with the designer’s unique sensibility and aesthetic: lavender walls with black and white vintage wallpaper, red-stained floor, Tiffany lamps, rock posters, Victorian flea-market furniture festooned with carved roses, painted glossy black and upholstered in purple velvet.

Nordstrom Beauty Holiday Preview

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Even though the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting hasn’t happened yet, the holidays are in full swing at Nordstrom. PC got a chance to jumpstart our shopping list at The Standard – Highline.  This year, we weren’t telling Santa our Christmas list, we were vying to get on Nordstrom Beauty Directors’ nice lists.

This season, Nordstrom Beauty is a one-stop shopping destination for everyone on your holiday list.  Seasonal offerings and exclusives include top cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skin care and men’s grooming brands from Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic, Diptyque, Chanel, MAC and more!

Here’s what’s topping the wishlist this year:

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Diptyque Mini Candle Set: Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive – $130

Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set

Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set: $135

D&G Light Blue Rollerball Set

Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Light Blue Eau de Toilette Purse Spray Set: $50 ($75 value)

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Laura Mercier Into the Wild Look Book Collection: $125 ($276 value)

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NuFace Little White Dress Mini Facial Toning Device: Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive – $199

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch-Wild Edition

YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch: $41

After you’re done shopping, be sure to make a pitstop with Nordstrom’s Beauty Stylists. Similar to personal shoppers, Nordstrom Beauty Stylists offer complimentary services to customers to help them find the perfect makeup, skincare and fragrance products across ALL brands and counters! Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are available in-store, by phone at 1.800.7beauty or via live chat.

Happy Shopping!

Bergdorf Beauty Fall Preview

Last month, I channeled my inner Blaire Wardorf and headed to Bergdorf Goodman for a lovely breakfast and sneak peek at some of the great beauty launches coming this fall! So many of the brands featured have been on my radar such as Bakel, Lancer and Illuminage but prior to this event I haven’t had a solid chance to speak to the brand representatives to get the 411. Many of the products featured below, some of which are Bergdorf exclusives are available now. Otherw, you’re going to just have to wait until the fall!

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BAKEL – Bakel launched at Bergdorf’s in January. They are a Biotech line from Italy that has been in Europe for the past 9 years. They use 100% active ingredients and use no preservatives, silicone, fragrance, parabens. Derived from botanicals it’s an all vegan, organic certified line that uses no emulsifiers.

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Fragrances

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According to Daddy Karl Lagerfeld, “life isn’t a beauty contest” but I beg to differ. How you present yourself is the foundation for how you are perceived.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Collection by Demeter

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Happy (almost) Halloween, boys and ghouls! We have a spook-tacular scent selection to share with you, created by the experts of potions and perfume at Demeter. In the spellbinding spirit of this most hair-raising of holidays, who better to debut a collection of frightening fragrances than Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!

MARNI! ~ The New Fragrance (Exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue)

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Exclusive at Saks Fifth Avenue, Marni has launched it’s first signature fragrance available in a Eau De Parfum (120ml/$155, 65ml/$105), Body Lotion (200ml/$55), Shower Gel ($200ml/$50), Body Creme ($200ml.$90) and Purse Spray (10ml with Huggy Doll, $50). A uniquely feminine scent that’s splashed with a hint of something sexy and masculine.  Like a debate between strong

Coach Love – Enough said

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On Valentine’s Day the doorbell rang and what arrives but the new Coach perfume, Coach Love!  Inspired by love (and the most visceral emotions that go with it), this fragrance leaves a subtle sillage of florals and woods with a cool green undertone and a touch of patchouli.  “It’s the most romantic fragrance Coach has created. It has