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Are you enough of a scent critic that you can be part of a new social media fragrance community? Fragrance Flight, an invitation only olfactory club is taking flight this fall under the founders, the Curators of haute parfumerie MiN New York in SoHo NYC.  50 respected fragrance and luxury experts have joined together to create Fragrance Flight's platform, fusing together features of popular social media hubs like Facebook, Pinterest, basenotes, nowsmellthis, etc.

"We stand on the threshold of a fragrance revolution. It's important to lead and serve our passion with other experts who genuinely care. Transforming virtual community islands into tangible, authentic moments centered on sensory exploration and curated lifestyle will facilitate how we gather, share, learn, and grow together. Fragrance Flight is custom tailored to serve the needs and desires of individuals who are serious about scent," said Founder Chad Murawczyk. "Communities are all about the people involved... By transcending organizational structures and boundaries, our influential collective will nurture and grow via diverse experiences, perspectives, and talents."

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Prada Launches Luna Rossa Fragrance

Behold, Prada's newest scent for men, Luna Rossa. 
“It’s not a typical sport fragrance,” said José Manuel Albesa, chief brand officer at Puig, Prada’s fragrance licensee. He explained Luna Rossa is an authentic, long-standing part of the brand’s universe. “It is very linked to technological excellence.” (WWD)

The scent is said to be much more complex and interesting, a key note being lavendar, which is not often used with men's scents.

After such success with the brand's Candy fragrance for women, Albesa said it was time to bring something to the men's arena.  Excited for what's to come? Stay tuned for it's debut in the US, March 2013.

Photo Courtesy of Prada

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Chanel Launches 3rd Coco Scent

Chanel will release Coco Noir later this month in homage to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. The scent is said to be intended to interplay between light and dark and the luminosity of black and Baroque elements, noted Christine Dagousset, executive VP of fragrances and beaute at Chanel Inc., calling it "addictive".

The scent is a “luminous, transparent oriental,” said Christopher Sheldrake, perfumer for Chanel. Noir’s bottle is in the classic Coco shape, executed in black with gold accents. “You can’t see the juice inside, which makes it more mysterious,” said Sheldrake.

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

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Marchesa Launches First Fragrance

First Reem Acra and now Marchesa! Marchesa's signature glamour goes from red carpet to fragrance counters this fall with their first scent, set to launch in September, Marchesa Parfume d'Extase.

“Eveningwear evokes an emotion, and this scent does the same thing,” said Chapman, the label’s designer, who cofounded the line with business partner Craig in 2004. Much like the duo’s red carpet gowns, the bottle features plenty of detail and sparkle. Craig and Chapman worked with Malin Ericson of Vanessa Stevens + Company to create a clear faceted bottle that evokes raw quartz crystal banded with hand-set crystal accents resembling a bow. “We looked at our handbags and the signature crystals they have, and we really wanted to incorporate that element,” said Chapman.

Photo: WWD; By Kyle Ericksen

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Dolce & Gabbana to launch new fragrance Pour Femme!

Exciting news! Dolce & Gabbana has recreated it's classic scent Pour Femme.  The reborn perfume is being described as "Dolce & Gabbana DNA-embodying the Dolce & Gabbana woman with floral notes, melting into a citrus orange blossom. Soft and seductive, the scent captures all the qualities of the modern fairy-tale damsel – passionate and sensual."

The original Pour Femme came out 20 years ago, and now, recreated, the fragrance is more gorgeous than ever. Stay tuned for Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme fragrance too, it's being launched at around the same time!

Photo: Dolce&Gabbana

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Reem Acra to Launch First Fragrance

Designer Reem Acra, well known for her gorgeous red carpet and bridal gown dresses, has now given us yet another reason, another design, another luxury to drool over. This time, it's with fragrance. 

In the Lebanese designer's first fragrance efforts, she mentions to WWD in an interview that one of her main focuses was to incorporate her heritage.

“Fragrance, after fashion, tells the story of a brand,” Acra told WWD. “I was waiting eagerly for this moment, because I had something in mind. Basically, I think this fragrance is special because it’s not a made-up story. It’s my life story. Amber has been part of my homes since I was a little kid — we used to collect it [in Lebanon.] Peonies are my favorite flower,” she gestured to a large bouquet — “and every morning I drink orange blossom, steeped in hot water, to relax.”

The scent is set to launch in October.  The scent has top notes of orange blossom, pear and bergamot; a heart of ginger, jasmine, lily of the valley and blooming peony, and a drydown of amber, cedarwood, patchouli and warm musk.
What do you think of Crystal Renn in this gorgeous ad campaign shot by Tom Munro.

Photo Courtesy: WWD; Reem Acra
Shot by Tom Munro

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Perfume Infused Smartphone

Now we're talkin'! Samsung Mobile is taking fragrance to a whole new level, and quite frankly, we're loving it! Forget about spraying your perfumes from a bottle, atomizer, or rubbing it off from a solid stick...what better way to simply charge your phone for a glorious, fragrant scent?

THAT, my friends, is a true smart phone.

Samsung has put out a patent which entails a phone having the unique ability to emit perfume.

HOW will it work? It will contain a rechargable sponge that gets its smell back whenever you recharge it. 

What do you think of Samsung's new patent? 


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WATCH: All That a Woman Is in One Minute

Check out this one minute video of Donna Karan's new lady fragrance, Woman.

“This project represents Donna’s supportive messages to women,” said Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, global brand president of Aramis and Designer Fragrances, BeautyBank and Idea Bank at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Karan’s fragrance licensee. “She has always tried to enhance every woman’s best features. She makes you feel beautiful, no matter what.” --WWD

Photo: Donna Karan; Youtube

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For Pits’ Sake Deodorgrams

Find your self holding your breath when high-fiving your friend? OR secretly cracking the window in the car?  We've all had our fair share of being in close contact with someone smelly, thankfully, now G.B. Proudfoot, maker of For Pits' Sake, has created the extra-odor-nary solution that won't cause a big stink and might get a big laugh!
Pits' Sake Deodograms are the most scents-itive way to stick it to your friends, family, and even co-workers. For the first time ever, you can send your stinky friend a thoughtful Deodogram, armed with G.B. Proudfoot's Pits' Sake stick.  Send it as a gift or an anonymous note, whichever you prefer to do, be sure to leave a clever note.
Need help with some ideas?

·"You've always been such a cute little stinker, now you can just be cute and little. Please enjoy this hard working natural deodorant sent to you from a caring friend."

·"For Pits Sake! Throw out your current deodorant and give this one a try. You deserve a natural deodorant that works!"

·"There's no need to sweat it, but if you do, try this natural deodorant that works!"

Grab a Deodogram and start breathing freely!

Photo: Deodograms; G.B. Proudfoot


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NYC Tribute Scents

If you love NY as much as you love fragrances, then this perfume collection is definitely for you. Show your love for both with "We Love NY" fragrances; the collection includes aromas of "I Love Carrots (crisp carrots, sweet vanilla), Love Coco (candied coconut, white cedar), and Vamp in NY (juicy tuberose, warm rum)".

What's almost as amazing as the fragrances themselves is the packaging! The appearance of coming in coffee cups was the clever idea behind the packaging of Honoré des Prés’.


Photo: Honoré des Prés’

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