maandag 17 maart 2014

It's Monday!

















Hi guys, i'm back! Every so often, I'm going to fill you in on what I'm currently obsessing over. Right now, I’m obsessed with men's clutches.

I am letting you all in on my obsession with ZARA! Like, you guys, Zara has been one of my favorite stores for years,  Zara are on-trend, reasonably priced, and accessible for a range of styles.

I was looking for something elegant but also with a classic look. Then I saw these two at Zara.com and I immediately fell in love. The cognac clutch is another recent addition to my growing clutch collection and I couldn't resist buying the XL wallet. Oops.... I just had to have it. 

I hope you guys like it too! Wishing you guys A Happy Week Ahead!!

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maandag 20 januari 2014

Imagine if Paco Rabanne One Million and Carolina Herrera 212 VIP had a child.
















I'm a true fragrance collector/enthusiast. I'm really proud of my YSL L'homme collection. L'homme Parfum Intense was the perfect Christmas gift last year, finishing off my YSL collection. 

L'homme Parfum Intense reminds me of a lot of Paco Rabanne One Million and Caroline Herrera 212 VIP. I expected  extended version of L'homme, which I liked quite a lot, but I always complained about its sillage. I got something different, but still quite interesting masculine addition from Yves Saint Laurent. About the notes, I do feel a lot of Amber, some woody and floral notes with fresh spices. LOVE the Longevity and projection, YSL good job about that.
Following the amazing design of the L’Homme series the new perfume arrives in the same iconic shaped bottle, LOVE the combination between the metallic silver top and the very attractive golden amber fluid of the body. Truly a elegant and masculine bottle.
Personally I still prefer La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum over this one.
Released in August 2013, Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Parfum Intense is available in 60ml and 100ml.

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zaterdag 23 november 2013

For the first time - Inside CHANEL







Wie houdt niet van Chanel? Chanel is tijdloos, heeft een hele interessante en mooie geschiedenis. Niet alleen is Chanel bekend om haar kleine zwarte jurk en haar N°5 parfum, maar ook om haar klassieke en tijdloze schoenen, kostuums, sieraden en tassen. Leer alles over Chanel in korte films (op hun youtube pagina) over dit beroemde merk. Van Gabriel's jongere jaren tot Marilyn Monroe's obsessie met Chanel N°5. A MUST SEE!

Who doesn't love Chanel? Chanel is timeless, and it will never go out of style. Not only is Chanel known for her little black dress and her N°5  fragrance, but also her classic and timeless shoes, suits, jewelry and of course her classic purses. Learn all about Chanel in there short films (on there youtube page) about this famous brand. From Gabriel’s younger years to Marilyn Monroe's Obsession with Chanel N°5.

No doubt you've heard Monroe's famous quote "I only wear Chanel No. 5 to bed,"

My 3 favorite Coco Chanel Quotes...

 “Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed.”
― Coco Chanel

“I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.”
― Coco Chanel

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”
― Coco Chanel

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zaterdag 16 november 2013

I HAVE A NEW OBSESSION













Ik ben al een aantal jaren een enorme fan van Thierry Mugler, de geuren zijn zo mooi en uniek. Alien, Angel, Womanity en Amen zijn tegenwoordig klassiekers, dit zijn ook geuren die echt in je geuren collectie toebehoren. 

Ik heb zelf natuurlijk A*MEN al jaren in mijn collectie. En sinds een paar jaar probeer ik ook de Limited editions geuren voor de heren, die ze bijna elk jaar uitbrengen te verzamelen. Mijn persoonlijke favoriete Limited edition geur blijft toch de  A*MEN Pure Havane, uitgebracht in 2011. Een zeer mooie interpretatie van tabacco aroma gecombineerd met Cubaanse sigaren, een one of a kind geur voor heren. 

En dit jaar hebben ze natuurlijk weer een nieuwe Limited edition uitgebracht, de A*MEN PURE MALT CREATIE 2013. En deze geur behoort ook tot 1 van mijn favoriete geuren van Mugler. Deze geur is toch net anders dan de eerste Pure Malt 2009, en de verpakking is ook een klein beetje anders, de ster glinstert meer. De top noten is mooi intens fruitig met een vleugje koffie als ondertoon, in de hart ruik je de patchouli, hout noten gecombineerd met malt, en als basis de vanille en de amber noten. Dit is zeer zeker een hele mooie geur om in de winter te dragen.

De parfum is te verkrijgen als 100 ml EDT




As of late, I have a new obsession in the form of PURE MALT A*MEN Creation 2013 from Thierry Mugler, this is a phenomenal fragrance. Pure Malt makes most of the other fragrances out there seem boring in comparison. Is a bit different than the original Pure Malt, the bottle is a bit different, the star is more shiny, but apparently this one lasts longer on my skin than the original. It has a slightly better longevity than the original. It is probably the top winter fragrance you can wear in my opinion and easily one of the best mens perfumes I have owned yet.

The first (original) A*Men Pure Malt was created in 2009 in honour of traditional Scottish whiskey and its smoky, woody-spicy aromas. Result is a surprising composition which makes this fragrance elegant and sophisticated.

"For this original variation of A*Men creation 2013, is aged in toasted oak casks to reveal a smoky fragrance imbued with elegance, intensifying a lingering note that is subtly peaty and exceptionally noble. DO NOT DRINK!"

Top - Fruity, coffee
Heart - Patchouli, Wood, Malt
Base -  Ambery Note, Vanilla, Peat

The perfume can be obtained as 100 ml EDT limited edition.



I lOVE the idea to refill a Mugler flacon, So I found this article online very interesting…


THE SOURCE OF GOOD SCENTS

Revealing Thierry Mugler's best kept secret…


When it comes to beauty, there are some rituals that are best left in the past: sipping chalk and iodine to maintain a blanched pallor in the 19th century, for example. Then there are the traditions that still make sense. Like refilling bottles. That’s why, in 1992, Thierry Mugler reinvented the principle of 18th-century perfume fountains with Source. Historically, leading perfume houses offered the service of refilling bottles, due to their quality craftsmanship. That’s why, instead of being throwaway, your perfume bottle should become a lifelong ornament. And, because smell is so evocative, every woman should have a signature scent.

The Source enabled Angel by Thierry Mugler to become one of the first refillable perfumes of modern times. Now, 21 years later, if you visit the Source fragrance fountain in store you will not only get your bottle of Angel or Alien refilled, but your bottle will be checked and the cap and pump replaced if necessary. It will also be cleaned, polished and returned to you as good as new. And that’s not all, by refilling your bottle you can enjoy savings of up to 42% versus the RRP of the refillable packaged bottles.

 Source ----- > http://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/the-source-of-good-scents

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maandag 11 november 2013

MY NOVEMBER SCENT ADVENTURES



Is my day off today, I like to think about my ideal day off a lot, and how I can actually incorporate my favorite things into my day to day routine. That definitely includes waking up early, but slowly, without having to leave my house immediately. A day off is a gift and in today's hard-working world, a thing to be savored. For some of us, that means a revitalizing opportunity. Most of us with increasingly busy schedules that often revolve around work or school, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine. It’s even difficult to find time to do the things we enjoy, such as going for a brisk morning run through the park, read your favorite new book, collect your Jamie Oliver kitchenware or write an article about my November Favorite Scents, with a cup of coffee, in the background music of Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires Of The City), and the smell of your favorite Yankee Candle. Therefore I want to share with you my three November scents.

Dsquared2 He Wood |  You are alone with your imagination. (Released in 2007)

Dsquared2 He Wood, is the first perfume which has been put on the market by Dsquared. The fragrance He Wood reflects the twin brothers and the designers of Dsquared. He Wood's perfume, the scent of an aromatic expression, creativity and freedom. It is a soothing blend of wood,  and nature. The fragrance is composed of aspects of air, water and wood. Air stands for purity and freshness, energy and water power and wood for the personality. In the fragrance are notes of white fir, musk, violin, cedar and vetiver.  And I really love the bottle, it’s simple, elegant and eye-catching. The scent is strong, but not overpowering and very wearable. If you want something straightforwardly masculine for an everyday use, then I would recommend it.

Bvlgari Man | Will complement your laid-back vibe.

Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari, it was introduced in 2010. Is a beautiful and masculine fragrance, opens with notes of lotus flower, violet leaf and bergamot combined with sandelwood. It has a pretty interesting blend with light, watery background. The base is comprised of resinous benzoin, white honey, amber and musk. You will enjoy Bvlgari Man if you like Burberry London. Personally i find almost all Bvlgari fragrances score very high on lasting power and Bvlgari Man is no exception.

I just love the flacon, is modern, pure, fresh and clean, but in a profound, contemporary way. Bvlgari Man is the embodiment of purity and sincerity, presented in a weighty, strong powerful glass flacon that will command your attention.

La Nuit de L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent | A true sexy fragrance to grab "boys & girls attention" (Released in 2009)

La Nuit is the perfect addition to YSL L'homme. It feels comfortable, is oriental sweet and oh so handsome. Opens with a explosive spice that reveals cardamom, that never becomes overbearing, sparkling freshness of bergamot, lavender and cedar, Cumin and vetiver in a base ensure a sensual finish and a beautiful elegant closure. The attractive warmth of cardamom goes right through the composition. And I definitely get the sex appeal in this. Its sweet, but not overly so. Fresh but sexy and saucy at the same time. It's true pleaser and true attention seeker. Once you get the vibe with your chemistry, you're unstoppable.

It's flacon is dark and powerful, as if it were announcing powerful ingredients it carries in itself. A veil of mystery. I feel one should wear L'homme during the day, and begin the night with La Nuit de L'homme. 


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