Mexx has launched Mexx Fresh, ‘the perfect fragrance for a spirited start to the day’…
So you’ve grown out of Princess (and its many spawn, from Flower Princess to Preppy Princess) but you’re not ready for one of the signature (read: wedding-appropriate conservative floral) fragrances from Vera Wang, what to do? Vera Wang would like you to consider their new Lovestruck, fronted by actress Leighton Meester. The theme, as you might have deduced from the balcony scene in the ad: a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet.
Lovestruck is a musky floral with your standard fruit bomb opening (tart guava jam and citrus), a cheerful middle-weight fresh floral heart (allegedly tuberose and lotus blossom, and there are vague suggestions of both) and a pale woody-musky dry down (something that could stand in for sandalwood, a little drop of creamy vanilla, plenty of clean musk).
It’s wearable, and it’s not overly sweet or fruity once the top notes fade…
New at escentual (UK): Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri Par Camille.
New at first-in-fragrance (Germany): Frapin 1697.
New at luckyscent: Tauer Perfumes Pentachords, Nez a Nez Hiroshima mon Amour.
New at nordstrom: Gucci Guilty Intense.
New at saksfifthavenue: David Yurman Essence trio, Tom Ford Violet Blonde.
Recent research from the University of Washington (UW) has revealed that freshly-scented laundry comes with an unexpected price. In the first study to examine dryer vent exhaust, fragrance components in some of the best-selling liquid clothing detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets were found to infuse the vented air with a veritable rogue's gallery of hazardous pollutants, including two known carcinogens.
— Good thing they didn't test the emissions from my perfume cabinet. Read more at Scented laundry products found to emit harmful chemicals from dryers at Gizmag.