New Summer Scents 2013

With the arrival of spring, it’s also time to put aways those heavy winter scents and start using those more lighter fresh perfumes. Each year we welcome new summer editions of existing perfumes. These are the new “light” scents for this season:

Perfume_BalenciagaBalenciaga L’Eau Rose (main accord: rose)

The perfume, developed by perfumers Olivier Polge and Domitille Bertier,  retains the signature cool chypre character and violet domination which are now modified with new, youthful and luminous floral and fruity accords. The fragrance opens with blackberry leading to the heart of violet, rose and patchouli. The base contains cedar, cypress and musk.

Perfume_ValentinaValentino Valentina Acqua Floreale (main accord: floral)

This multi-layered floral composition is developed by perfumer Olivier Cresp. Initially, there are notes of bergamot and orange blossom that mingle with the heart of neroli, mimosa, tuberose and jasmine. The base is oriental, made of amber and patchouli.

Perfume_BottegaBottega Veneta Eau Légère (main accord: musky)

The composition is leathery – floral – chypre and it opens with refreshed dazzling top notes of the original which include bergamot and pink pepper. The scent retains its unique floral accord of jasmine, this time animated by delicate gardenia. Combination of oak moss and musk form a feminine and delicate trail.

Perfume_PradaPrada Candy L’Eau (main accord: balmy)

This playful and seductive perfume, created by Daniela Andrier, is modified with notes of citruses and flowers. Its opening sparkles with fresh Italian citruses, followed by the floral heart of sweet pea. The base is signature warm and gourmand, composed of benzoin, white musk and caramel.

Perfume_StellaStella McCartney Summer (main accord: rose)

The new edition Stella Summer 2013 offers luminous and cold notes of frozen lemon combined with foamy aromas of green apple. The heart develops aromas of rose surrounded with peony, resting on a warm, comfortable amber base.

Burberry Body Tender (main accord: fruity)

The words describing this new version of Body are tenderness, eternal youth, serenity, ease and charisma. The composition opens with fresh aromas of lemon, apple, peach and absinthe. The core of the composition includes essences of rose, tea leaves, jasmine and sandalwood, all placed at the base of cashmere accords, vanilla, musk and amber.
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Prada + Roaring Twenties = The Great Gatsby

PradaSohoStoreGatsbyEven before the movie is out (scheduled to hit theatres May 10) you can already admire all the costumes Prada created for The Great Gatsby. The full looks are on display in the Prada store in SoHo New York till May 12.

Miuccia Prada adapted 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives for the movie. The designer admits that what intrigued her the most when working on the project was the way in which many of her designs could be so easily translated into Twenties pieces – despite not necessarily being originally created with that era in mind.

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It seems like the whole world is in great anticipation for this movie. Let’s hope it will meet the expectations. But if you ask me, the academy award for best costume design can already go to Miuccia Prada!

Most Beautiful… from Milano

After my Most Beautiful list from Paris, is here my Most Beautiful list from the fashion shows earlier this year in Milano.

In regards to most beautiful full collection, I am torn between Jil Sander and Gucci. Both collections are so different, but in their own style equally exquisite: Raf Simons excels with his perfect tailored silhouettes and Frida Gianni with an ultra-chic feminine collection.