Smoky Poppy Body Euphoria

Body Shop Smoky Poppy

New, limited and perfect for Valentine’s Day, The Body Shop is launching the Smoky Poppy body care line which is enriched with real, hand-picked poppy flowers from the Ankara region of Turkey. This sensual and indulgent range is infused with a seductive, euphoric scent that will leave you longing for more.

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The packing is really beautiful and the scent absolutely tempting. When I opened the box filled with all those beauty must-haves, I was immediately taken by their intoxicating, seductive and captivating blend of sultry spices, elegant flowers and colorful shades.

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From left to right:
Smoky Poppy Poppy Seed Peeling CHF 24.90
Smoky Poppy Body Butter CHF 24.90
Smoky Poppy Shower Gel CHF 9.90
Smoky Poppy Body Lotion CHF 19.90
Smoky Poppy Bath Bombs CHF 29.90
Smoky Poppy Massage Oil CHF 24.90
Smoky Poppy Eau de Toilette CHF 24.90

Smoky Poppy Deluxe collection

Smoky Poppy Deluxe Collection CHF 84.90
A great gift for Valentine’s Day!

The makeup range includes the following products:

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Lips & Cheeks Velvet Sticks CHF 22.90 each
Poppy Universal Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick CHF 22.90

Eyes Smoky PoppyYellow Poppy Shimmer Cubes Palette CHF 39.90
Pink Poppy Shimmer Cubes Palette CHF 39.90

Nails Smoky Poppy

Colour Crush™ Nail Polish in Cupid Pink, Mad About Blue and A Sunny Affair, CHF 9.90 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of The Body Shop and © Sandra Bauknecht

La Vie Est Belle

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The press event for the launch of Lancôme‘s newest fragrance LA VIE EST BELLE started with the following statement:
“Lancôme is not a brand, it is a philosophy of femininity.”

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The French house is turning over a new leaf. The scent is meant to be a declaration for a new era. In a world full of diktats and conventions, there must be another way. Therefore, the concept plays with the idea of natural and simple beauty, the choice of once own vision of happiness and freedom. This shows best in the advertising film directed by Tarsem Singh (Mirror, Mirror), in which the face of the campaign, beautiful Julia Roberts, frees herself from being an imaginary puppet on a string (Click here for the making of).

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This gourmand and elegant composition was developed by three famous perfumers together, Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo. It took them three years of probation and endless versions to create the final formula that includes 63 ingredients with iris playing the lead, surrounded by orange blossoms and jasmine as middle notes. I especially like the warm and powdery base with accords of tonka bean, praline, patchouli and vanilla. This fragrance is surely going to be a new bestseller, following in the steps of its famous predecessor Trésor.

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The flacon is a redesigned version of the classic Lancome bottle from 1949. It is a masterpiece of crystal in the shape of a smile, a square in the circle that achieves the impossible. Happiness captured in a bottle.

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Top notes: Pear and black currant
Middle notes: Orange blossom, jasmine and iris
Base notes: Praline, tonka bean, vanilla and patchouli

Available in Switzerland in September 2012.
Eau de Parfum 30ml (CHF 75.-), 50ml (CHF 115.-) and 75ml (CHF 145.-)
Shower Gel 200ml (CHF 59.-) and  Body Lotion 200ml (CHF 66.-)

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The press event took place at the Dolder Hotel in Zurich. The weather was definitely not co-operating but you have to take the rough with the smooth. No matter what: La vie est belle – Light up the world with a smile from the heart, like Lancôme’s lovely PR-lady Magi.

LoL, Sandra

La vIe est belle magiPhotos: Courtesy of Lancôme and © Sandra Bauknecht

Chanel N°19 Bath Line

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In 1970, Henri Robert created N°19. A resolutely modern fragrance, with a daring combination of crisp green notes and powdery iris.

In 2011, Jacques Polge wrote a new chapter: N°19 POUDRÉ. An original score that gives N°19 a new powdery and musky facet.

In 2012, the N°19 bath line brings us three new ways to prolong the legen­dary accord of N°19 and N°19 POUDRÉ.

BODY CREAM

A true joy for the senses, its soft and creamy melt-away texture leaves an intense scent on the skin. The ideal way to enjoy its lingering fragrance all day long.
Glass jar, 150 g. CHF 106.-
Limited edition.

FOAMING SHOWER GEL

A bath and shower gel with an airy, generous foam. Light and fresh, its sheer texture leaves a delicate scent on the skin.
Bottle, 200 ml. CHF 60.-

BODY LOTION

Prolong the pleasure of bath time with this moisturising body lotion. Its light and exquisite texture is perfect for everyday use. The skin is soft and scented, subtly wrapped in the daring notes of N°19.
Bottle, 200 ml. CHF 68.-

Available in Switzerland end of April 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Chanel -Ludovic Roy

Escada’s Best Summer Fragrances

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This year Escada celebrates 20 years of their iconic limited edition fragrances, and for this special occasion the company are relaunching three of the most popular: Sexy Graffiti (originally from 2002), Island Kiss (from 2004) and Rockin’ Rio (from 2005).
All three are fruity floral fragrances.

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Available now
Eau de Toilette 30ml (CHF 64.-), 50ml (CHF 86.-), 100ml (CHF 114.-)
Body Lotion 150ml (CHF 38.-)

Below you can find more information on the cherry picked three favourite editions that evoke the ultimate exciting moments of summer and some inspirations for a new look:

Sexy Graffiti

SEXY GRAFFITI

Sexy Graffiti by Escada is inspired by that magical summer moment when the late New York afternoon sun gives way to a fun party atmosphere where cocktails flow, music plays and the beautiful people make their way to the club bar.

Top notes: Wild strawberry, raspberry, grapefruit and mint
Heart notes: Lily of the Valley, red peony and violets
Base notes: Vanilla and musk

Margot lantern-sleeve wool-crepe dress iconby Rosanda IllincicYolanda pink patent-leather pumps and Mini Loubi Lula satin frame clutch, both by Christian Louboutin and plexiglass and crystal cuff iconby Emilio Pucci.

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ISLAND KISS

Island Kiss by Escada is inspired by the heady days of beach lounging in the Caribbean sea – the water lapping the shore in subtle ripples and the bright sunshine forming dimples of light on the ocean.

Top notes: Tropical red fruit, orange, passion flower and mango
Heart notes: Magnolia and peach
Base notes: Red fruits, wood and musk

Joan blue silk crepe-de-chine and lace dress iconby Stella McCartneyLulu triangle bikini iconby Shimmi, Opyum suede pointed pumps iconby Yves Saint LaurentIntrecciato silk-moire knot clutch by Bottega Veneta and turquoise cube ring iconby Kelly Wearstler.

Rockin' Rio

ROCKIN’ RIO

Rock’in Rio by Escada is inspired by the ultimate holiday cocktail. Imagine the setting of a vibrant and glamorous bar along a Rio promenade – the beautiful and sun-kissed admire each other with their flowing hair and colourful flamboyancy.

Top notes: Coconut, pineapple, tangerine and papaya
Heart notes:  Sugar Cane and peach
Base notes: Sandalwood and musk

Flame lemon-yellow stretch-crepe dress iconby Preen, canary Honolulu printed silk-chiffon scarf iconby Swashyellow patent-leather wedges iconby Jimmy ChooSingle quilted leather shoulder bag iconby Marc JacobsKatie enameled brass bracelet iconand stud earrings, both by Marc by Marc Jacobs.

I am so in the mood for summer and you?

LoL, Sandra

Chanel Chance Twist and Spray

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The three well-known fragrances from the Chanel Chance family, the original Chance (2003) with amber and spicy elements and a floral top note, the Chance Eau Fraîche (2007), a sharper floral scent with fresh vetiver, citron and teak wood notes and the Chance Eau Tendre (2010), a “fruity floral” with grapefruit, white musk and jasmine scents, come now in a handy “twist & spray” version.

Choose your favourite “Chance” version and get it in an atomiser that fits in the palm of your hand, making it easy to use and easy to carry in your handbag. It is the perfect addition for all “Chance” fans among you.

Chanel has also created three new Chance body products. Available in Switzerland in the end of January 2012.

LoL, Sandra

CHANCE

Chance

The decidedly young scent for those who dare to dream.

Eau de Toilette Vaporisateur  Sac 3 x 20 ml CHF 118.-



CHANCE Eau Fraîche

Chance EF

The unexpected fragrance. . . Sparkling, spirited, surprising.

Vaporisateur Sac 3 x 20 ml CHF 118.-
Lait Fondant pour le Corps 200 ml CHF 68.-

Eau Fraiche Lait

 

CHANCE Eau Tendre

Chance ET

Tender yet vibrant. . . the fragrance of a woman who embraces her chance

Vaporisateur Sac 3 x 20 ml CHF 118.-
Lait Fondant pour le Corps 200 ml CHF 68.-
Gel Moussant pour la Douche 200 ml CHF 60.-

Chanel Chance Gel



Chanel Chance Lait