Line Les Eaux de Chanel by Chanel

Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Collection

Gabrielle “Coco Chanel” was once quoted as saying, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

In fashion, being different means being trendy, re-interpreting the classics, or even igniting a revolution, but certainly not following the mainstream look. In the beauty industry (that which fragrance is included), being different is new ingredients, more performance, or evolutionary scents.

However, Chanel’s in-house perfumer Olivier Polge is taking a gamble on the new 2018 Line Les Eaux de Chanel. Three fragrances constitute the collection, and all three are simplistic, common, and even similar (not different) to other scents already on the market.

Each of them is marketed as unisex Eau de Toilettes. All of them have a minimalist-inspired bottle of thin glass that comes off as a cost-saving expense.

The one difference in this line compared to other Chanel perfumes and colognes is the celebration of Gabrielle “Coco Chanel” and her beginnings. Inspired by the three cities of Deauville, Biarritz, and Venise, these locations are critical to the history of the empire of Chanel.

Line Les Eaux de Chanel

The first fragrance is Paris – Deauville

Significance

In 1913, Chanel opened her first fashion boutique in Deauville.

Scent

“A lively, naturally radiant freshness” that incorporates green basil with Sicilian Orange to produce an aromatic and citrus scent.

 

Paris – Biarritz is the second of the three fragrances

Significance

Biarritz is a seaside city where Chanel drew international clientele, mainly from an adjacent casino, to her first couture house in 1915.

Scent

Sicilian mandarin and lily of the valley create a refreshing scent that reminds us of the sea and fresh air among it.

 

The third fragrance is Paris – Venise

Significance

1920 becomes a turning point for Chanel’s fashion inspiration as she discovered Byzantine and Baroque art.

Scent

As a fresh and oriental fragrance, warm notes of vanilla and tonka bean interact with fresh neroli.

 

Instead of being different, these three fragrances are following the already produced unisex Eau de Toilette’s of Bel Respiro and Boy Chanel, and even the ladies Chanel No. 5 L’Eau. These, too, are marketed as fresh and light and all launched in 2016.

The last highly effective unisex fragrance was CK One, and it did (and still does) very well. Is it irreplaceable? NO.

What was uncommon 10 years ago, is common (and not different) in 2018. As for Les Eaux de Chanel, time will tell. A risky introduction, but Chanel is Chanel.

~ Style, Beauty, Personal Expressions, and Trends The Perfume Times!

 

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Kimoji Line by Kim Kardashian West

Kimoji Line by Kim Kardashian West

Just released on July 17, 2018, in fact, are the new women’s Kimoji Line of fragrances by KKW.

Founded by reality-tv personality Kim Kardashian West, these new scents are inspired by fresh, fruity, and vibrant notes that she can relate to her personal taste. Each of the three perfumes has their own bottles and distinct aromas.

Marketed as summer scents, these are more playful than seductive. What’s crazy is they were initially only available online without being able to smell them and they have sold a few million units as blind sales! The Kimoji line is Peach, Cherry, and Vibes.

Kimoji Line Review

Kimoji Peach

Bottle

Is the shape of a peach topped with white frosting. It is only available in 1.7 oz. (50mL) and retails for $45.

Colors

Just as a succulent peach, this identity exhibits summer and all its fun.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

A sweet, floral and fruity scent, the top notes consist of juicy nectarine, peach, and mandarin. Rose, jasmine, and peach blossom are the heart notes. The base notes are sandalwood, creamy vanilla, and musk.

Kimoji Cherry

Bottle

Is again the shape of the named fruit: a cherry with white frosting. Again, only available in 1.7 oz. (50mL) with a $45 retail.

Colors

Cherry red here initiates temptation…fitting for this alluring scent.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

Top notes include strawberry, luscious raspberry, and of course, cherry. Cherry blossom, gardenia, and vanilla orchid are the heart notes. Vanilla, woods, and musky complete the base notes. This, too, is of the fruity, sweet, and floral fragrance families.

Kimoji Vibes

Bottle

The most interesting of the Kimoji line, this bottle is shaped like a text or tweet bubble. Consistent with the line, available in 1.7 oz. (50mL) with a $45 retail.

Colors

Black for mystery, and a multi-color splash for happiness.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

Bergamot, melon, and pineapple open the top notes, while the heart notes are apple blossom, peony, and jasmine compose the heart notes. The base notes are cedar, amber, and musk. This fragrance is “joyful” and “happy” according to KKWfragrance.com.

So, three summer perfumes launched in July 2018. Moderately priced and seasonally inspired fragrances, one or more of these may be an excellent addition to your collection. As with most celebrity perfumes, most customers will buy for the capturing scents and the popularity of the endorser, which can make them a nice value. Even if you’re not a fan, give these a try; you might be surprised!

~ Style, Beauty, Personal Expressions, and Trends The Perfume Times!

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Versace Dylan Blue by Versace

Inspired by Greek mythology, particularly the face of Medusa, as well as the deep, mysterious, and massive Mediterranean Ocean, Versace creates and delivers sharp, crisp, and luxurious fashion.

Throughout their apparel, home décor, and fragrances, only the finest quality materials are used to manufacture the Versace label. Started by the infamous Gianni and now taken on by his sister, Donatella, the company has continued to impress those on the red carpet as well as those in cities throughout the world.

Continuing with innovative fragrances while embracing Versace’s tradition, their most recent release came at the introduction of Versace Dylan Blue. The men’s Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue was released in 2016 and was an instant hit with its clientele. Its rich, aquatic notes blend with black pepper, papyrus wood, and incense. It is captivating and refreshing.

The women’s counterpart was highly anticipated because of the men’s dominance and success in the fragrance industry. Launched in 2017, Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue celebrates the “uniqueness, strength, sensuality, and elegance,” according to Versace’s webpage.

Versace Dylan Blue Review

Bottle

“…is an expression of innovative design- its elegance curves bring to mind an amphora, evoking Greek culture and mythology,” also stated. Along the top as well as the front of the bottle, is Versace’s trademark Medusa image. It is available in 1.0 ounce (30mL), 1.7 ounces (50mL), or 3.4 ounces (100mL).

Packaging

The strikingly dark, Mediterranean blue and affluently gold bottle is nestled inside a cylinder-shaped canister. Along the bottom of the packaging, the noticeable gold, meandering Greek Key design is embellished.

Colors

Strength, depth, and mystery are represented by the Mediterranean blue, while gold depicts wealth and tradition.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

Top notes consist of blackcurrant and green apple sorbet to create a fruity accord; the heart notes are sensual jasmine and soft rose; white woods, musk, and patchouli form a set of woody floral base notes.

Face

Although the Croatian-born model Faretta Radic just began working in 2016, she took the industry by storm in 2017 and became the face of Pour Femme Dylan Blue. As is customary with Versace, Faretta did both the marketing and runway campaigns.

The mixed reviews have been surprising because it is a tastefully done fragrance, but one thing that has been agreed upon is the packaging and bottle makes people think it will be dark and seductive. It is a summer feeling with the fruity, woody-floral notes. It’s a definite “try” and sees if you love it with your body chemistry.

 

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