Weekend Beauty Update: Fragrances for Femmes + Hommes

Despite consulting a ground hog, circling dates on the calendar, even dressing for the season we want, not the one we have – the warm, spring weather has evading our grasp.

While we wait for the weather to turn, and flowers to bloom, we are embracing floral scents and invigorating our endorphins with a bouquet of seasonal fragrances.

Snap up these springtime scents just in time for “National Fragrance Day” (tomorrow!)


Annick Goutal L’Ile Au Thé EDT
Inspired by Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen’s visit to Jeju, an island off the coast of Korea, they worked to create a fragrance with a palette of greens and oranges infused with a note of tea. Notes include White Musk, the luminous zest of Mandarin, the velvety scent of Osmanthus and deep green tea leaves.
Price: $149 (100ml), Available at the Annick Goutal Boutique – (646) 964-4819 – ships nationwide

FLOWER Fragrance Collection
A fragrance collection for the modern day “every” woman juggling love, friends, family, work… life. All three of the scents included in the FLOWER Fragrance Collection capture the joy of life and love, in all of its meanings. Change your scent as often as you change your mood.  Wear alone or combine throughout the day so your fragrance evolves with you.
Cherished (white bottle) – this comforting and nuzzly floral, captured in a hug of skin musks and powdery notes that surrounds you like a soft cashmere blanket.
Price: $24.98 (30ml), Available at Walmart and

Ralph Lauren Fragrances RALPH Fresh
Introducing RALPH Fresh, the fragrance that refreshes your zest for life – designed for the girl who is free-spirited, exhilarated and radiant. Inspired by a sparkling sorbet cocktail, the ultimate in refreshing drinks, this floral citrus fragrance is a sparkling mix of zesty yellow lemon, sweet magnolia and chilled watermelon.
Price: $74 for 100ml at in April 2015

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Midnight Romance Deluxe Atomizer 
Discover a new, ultra-feminine way to wear Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance with the Deluxe Atomizer Edition. The fragrance combines a sensual embrace of pink peony and black vanilla to create an alluring contradiction, perfect for wear day or night.  Fresh and pretty for spring, Midnight Romance features an exhilarating and unique mix of notes, including:
Price: $90 (100ml), Available for a limited time in April 2015 at select Ralph Lauren boutiques and

Terry De Gunzburg Rêve Opulent Love Edition
For Terry de Gunzburg, life is made of words, Love and Colors. She dedicates her new creation to all the romantic women in the world: passionate, perfumed and colorful letters held in a vibrant limited-edition case: RÊVE OPULENT. The designer daringly unites two carnal expressions of ultimate femininity: a floral eau de parfum, RÊVE OPULENT, and a ROUGE TERRYBLY fuchsia lipstick taken to the very height of sensuality. The fragrance – RÊVE OPULENT – is a fresh blend of mandarin and white peach. At the heart, a gardenia blooms from the explosion of the most beautiful Indian Sambac jasmine flowers swirled into Turkish rose. In the trail, this floral kaleidoscope reveals a musky vanilla harmony.
Price: $215, Available at Barneys

Anna Sui La Nuit de Bohème Eau de Toilette
La Nuit de Bohème Eau de Toilette conveys a power that nothing else has. One of elegance and sophistication. Luxury and femininity. There is an air of mystery about it, a seductive allure that captures the heart and stirs the senses. Welcoming the night with open arms, she dances into it, aware of her flirty, girly charm. The fragrance opens with the fizz of champagne citrus and midnight blackberry, then deepens to gilded lotus flower, Rose Petale™ and the lengthening play of evening with sunset oud wood. As a final finish, it plays out with cedarwood heart, Haitian vanilla orchid, Indonesian patchouli and golden amber resin. A gilded, glistening fragrance of pure gold.
Price: $65 available at


Kenneth Cole Mankind Ultimate
MANKIND Ultimate by Kenneth Cole is the newest addition to the MANKIND fragrance collection. This limited edition scent continues to celebrate the evolution of the modern man – confident, connected and ready to take on today’s challenges. The Ultimate Man is a man who inspires, who demonstrates strength every day, and always perseveres. The fragrance opens with citrus accord mixed with cucumber and a splash of watery effervescence on the top. Middle notes include cashmere woods and vetiver root wrapped in an aromatic floral. The bottom notes hold the strength and foundation of the fragrance using sandalwood, oak moss, tonka crystals and a trail of addictive musk to captivate the senses.
Price: $72, Available at Macy's and

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Supreme Oud
A hypnotic blend of precious spices, smoky oud and rich woods, Ralph Lauren presents its most luxurious World of Polo fragrance yet. Designed for the refined gentleman looking for an indelible, signature scent, POLO SUPREME OUD is as discerning and selective as its wearer. As the brand’s first men’s eau de parfum, it uses a higher concentration of refined ingredients to ensure quality, strength and longevity. Oud is one of the most exquisite materials used in haute perfumery. Valued at approximately 1.5 times that of gold, the unique ingredient is found in an exotic species of Agarwood trees located in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and is burned to create an intensely mesmerizing scent. Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s infinite taste for exceptional objects, Master Perfumer Carlos Benaim’s vision was to recreate the essence of the burning resin to create a scent that is “memorable, masculine and intoxicating.”
Impeccably tailored, the oriental woody fragrance features a powerful contrast of notable ingredients, including:
Price: $125.00 (125ML), available in March 2015 at Bloomingdales, select Ralph Lauren boutiques, and

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense
Shift your masculine senses into overdrive with Ralph Lauren’s new and bold fragrance, POLO RED INTENSE. This powerful, masculine scent ensures a higher concentration of ingredients, building on the winning formula of POLO RED for a more robust and longer-lasting aroma.
This oriental spicy fragrance includes:
Price: $86 (125ml), Available at starting April 2015

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