Fragrance


Spring 2019 fragrances

spring 2019 fragrances

From top left: Vetiver 46 / Roja / Agua Allegoria / Estee Lauder Belle Beautiful (one of my fav’s-I wear it often) / Twilly D’Hermes / Murdock Vetiver / Tiffany / Replica /

Spring 2019 is here! This means it is time to move away from our warm, heavy winter fragrances, and into something more fresh and spring-like. . .or is it?

For the spring 2019 season, we are seeing a resurgence of the heavier fragrances from the late 1980s and early 1990s. This was the era where you left a trail of scent in your wake. As fashion tends towards this era, so does fragrance! Get ready to pair your bold hues, biker shorts, and puffy sleeves with vetiver; and be sure to leave a trail.

My signature fragrance in the early to mid-1990s was Gio de Giorgio Armani. It was a heavy vetiver scent which always left a trail. When fragrance softened up in the late 1990s, vetiver was left for men’s cologne only; even then, it was watered down. This season, perfumer’s are featuring the heavy fragrance note, and designing entire perfumes around vetiver! I think I am in love!!!

So, for the spring 2019 season, look for medium to heavy fragrances. Look for something warm, leathery, and woody. Mix those florals with something slightly masculine, and always leave a trail!

I went smelling, and found a few fabulous scents which embody different facets of the fragrance trends this spring season. There is something for everyone in my collage above! Find your ideal floral, citrus, or vetiver! I hope you love these as much as I do!

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What is your favorite spring scent? Are you ready to leave a trail? Or will you continue to wear skin scents?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle eau de parfum review

pictured: Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP c/o Estee Lauder /

Looking for that perfect fragrance to wear on your next date? Perhaps you need the ideal scent for a wedding; maybe even your wedding?! Well, Estee Lauder has a fabulous new fragrance aptly named “Beautiful Belle.” This floral oriental fragrance was created with a carefree, rule breaking, modern woman in mind who is hopelessly romantic. That’s you right? Of course it is! It’s also the ideal fragrance for a bride, to wear out on a night on the town, or anytime you are in a romantic mood. Love it!

Top notes: Lychee, Rose Petals, Mimosa

Heart/Middle notes: Orange Flower, Gardenia, Tuberose

Base notes: Orris Root, Blush Suede Accord, Marzipan Musk, Ambrox

Isn’t that a fabulous combination of notes? I love fragrances with rose petals, orange flowers, and musk. Musk is one of my favorite base notes, it’s always so smooth and warm! It really creates a beautiful balance in this fragrance. Estee Lauder combines warm top and middle notes with traditionally oriental and woody base notes, which when combined, offer a floriental fragrance experience that lasts throughout the day. Love!

The fragrance experience offers medium complexity which allows you to smell the base notes as the floral fades throughout the day. This allows Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp to offer a warm fragrance experience which is ideal in moderate to cool weather. This scent is perfect for fall, winter, and spring temperatures! Since Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp offers a medium strength fragrance trail, it can be worn to the office with one spray, and 2-3 sprays on date night, for a wedding, casual days, weekends, and any special event. The edp is long lasting, and will remain active from morning until bedtime. Love that!

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp also will make a fabulous gift for someone you love; especially that bride-to-be on your list! Of course, why not snap up a bottle for yourself? I’m finding myself wearing it on a daily basis. This is a beautiful fragrance!

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What are your favorite types of fragrances this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


What’s in my beauty bag May 2018

May is here! This month we transition from spring into more of a summer weather pattern. As the temperatures begin to rise, we all need to adjust our beauty routine to stay balanced. While I am still using my favorite daytime Elemis face cream, Revive eye cream, and Revive neck cream, I am switching up my fragrance, lipstick, and evening skin care.

pictured: shaving products and towel c/o EOS; shave cream sensitive / shave cream dry skin /

It’s time to make sure our legs are smooth and shaved! As the temperatures soar, I will be reaching for shorts, skirts, and dresses. This means I need smooth legs! I love EOS shave cream products, they are amazing! The sensitive formula contains cucumber, aloe, wild oats, and lavender butter. It’s great for sensitive skin!

If you have dry skin, which I end up with later in summer, this is what you need! This formula contains Shea Butter, coconut oil, and mango butter. Love that! It’s perfect for nourishing dry skin while allowing you a close shave. That is perfection.

pictured: perfume c/o Givenchy / lipstick c/o Givenchy / lollipop not for sale, sorry!

Givenchy’s “Live Irresistible Blossom Crush” edt is a beautiful, light floral fragrance for warm weather. It offers notes of musk, pink peony, rose, and cocoa bean. It’s perfect for both spring and summer! I’m reaching for this scent now everyday.

I love to lighten up my lipstick in warm warmer. This beautiful plumping, moisturizing, and soft pink lipstick from Givenchy is my new obsession. It’s fabulous! It’s actually more of a lip balm which naturally reacts to your pH and creates a natural color which enhances your lips. Addicted!

pictured: products c/o Fresh; rose deep hydration cream / rose deep hydration facial toner /

So for my evening skin care routine, I am keeping things simple. I am still using the same neck cream from my daytime routine, but for my face cream I have started using Fresh rose deep hydration cream and toner. This is perfect for my skin since it tends to get dry in the warm weather from sun exposure. The cream brings intense 24-hour hydration for dry skin. The toner refines pores, and uses real rose petals! It’s the perfect summer floral! Love!

pictured: Flash Bath c/o Yuni /

This is the season for camping! I’m troop leader for my daughter’s girl scout troop, plus we love to get outdoors as a family. This means I don’t always have access to a shower or bath. Yeah, don’t hate. đŸ˜‰ This “Flash Bath” by Yuni is the best thing since sliced bread. No joke! It freshens you up as if you took a real shower! It’s perfect for camping, long air travel, or days when you might be running short on time and should have taken a shower; but didn’t. You need this. You seriously need this.

Well, there you have it! All my favorite new beauty products for the transition from spring into summer. I will be using these now, and well into the summer season. What are some of your favorite beauty products for spring into summer?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy