Friday, July 31, 2009

Angel Perfume by Thierry Mugler for Women

Angel Eau de Parfum for Women by Thierry Mugler Created by the design house of thierry mugler in 1992, angel is classified as a refreshing, oriental, woody fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli. Accompanied by fruity notes of fresh citrus, melons, peaches, and plums.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Great smell (126), Long-lasting (108), Draws compliments (103), Great value (66), Clean & fresh (52)

Too expensive (33), Overpowering (10), Doesn't hold (4), Too weak (3)

Best Uses:
Evening (89), Daily use (88), Special occasions (88), Work (49), Signature fragrance (36)

Describe Yourself:
Classic style (43), Adventurous style (35), Natural style (31), Classic (22), Adventurous (18)

Fragrance Type:
Oriental/spicy (68), Woody/earthy (64), Fresh/aquatic (47), Powdery (37), Floral (35)

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Italian Designer Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani was Born in Piacenza, Italy in 1934, Giorgio Armani is one of the most celebrated and influential designers Italy has ever produced. But it was only by chance that he broke into the fashion industry in the Sixties, after brief forays into medicine (having studied at Milan University) and photography.

Following his military service, Armani launched his career as a window dresser at a large Milanese department store, called La Rinascente. He later revealed that he developed his classic style during this time, following frequent trips to the UK. "England was virtually the most important centre for inspiration," he says. "When I was working for Il Rinascente we used to travel to London for the influences, to see the shops, to learn. I remember seeing some yellow cardigans in a small boutique and bringing them to Il Rinascente and everyone thought I was insane. Yellow cardigans were what the Duke of Windsor was about, they were not something for the average man. The entire idea of such clothing was so outré, so elitist... very, very English."

In 1964, armed with an in-depth knowledge of fabric and design, he was taken on as a designer for Nino Cerruti's men's clothing company, Hitman. Posts at Ungaro and Zegna were soon to follow. In 1974, Armani introduced his own menswear label, his first womenswear collection coming a year later.

Since 1975, Armani has overseen the launch of Giorgio Armani Junior, Underwear, Swimwear, Accessories and Occhiali. Capitalising on the cachet of his more exclusive label, he opened the first of a series of stores selling his cheaper diffusion lines, Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans, in 1981. In 2000, he added a new make-up range to his output, specially designed by Pat McGrath. Today, the Armani empire comprises some 2,000 emporia world-wide with annual sales of more than $1 billion. His catwalk shows often draw a distinguished crowd when he was forced to show in New York in March 1998, after Paris police closed down his black marquee over Place Saint Sulpice claiming that the set-up was "unsafe", Robert de Niro, Spike Lee, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Scorsese, Sophia Loren and Wyclef Jean of The Fugees all came to watch.

Nonetheless Armani claims to base his vision on the everyday people in the street, believing that clothes should be made to be worn not just seen and drawing on the skills he learned as a menswear designer to produce contemporary clothes for women. The wide-shouldered power suit that was a trademark in the Eighties has been softened into a more supple, practical silhouette and Armani's collections these days are elegant and understated (the designer has often expressed a dislike of "important" clothes).

In 2000, Forbes declared Giorgio Armani to be the world's most successful designer, with personal earnings of $135 million in 1999. In 2001, the magazine put him at No.19 (behind the Bulgari family and ahead of the Pradas) on a list of Fashion's New Aristocrats.
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Who is Thierry Mugler?

Who is Thierry MuglerThierry Mugler is an instinctive designer who never looks for inspiration. According to Thierry Mugler, "intellect is the servant of the spirit."

He strongly feels that his clothing is modernistic and not futuristic. Clothes of today should have nothing to do with the past. They should create elegance with simple form and structure and add defined shape to the body, volume, form and simplicity.

When one has found a method of self-expression, one evolves with it. His clothing attracts a woman of strength and elan.

Thierry Mugler was born in Strasbourg, France in 1948. He made his first outfit for a girl friend at the age of 14. He joined a ballet company, the Opera du Rhin, then moved to Paris at 19. In 1968 he started working as a window dresser in a Parisian store "Gudule". He visited London and Amsterdam. In 1970 Mugler worked as a free-lance designer.

In 1971 he returned to Paris. He showed his first collection for women called "Café de Paris". Azzedine Alaia joined him and helped to design his creations, until the late 70's.

In 1972 the design firm "Moonlighting" employed him as a designer designer for their Italian ready-to-wear.

In 1973 Mugler started designing under his own label in partnership with Alain Cardeuc. In 1976 Mugler showed a collection of Atric gold gathered boots. The "Punk" look was in, so Mugler applied this street look to his collection for 1977. In 1978 he showed broad-shouldered suits similar to the Military French coats, made in gabardine and leather.

In 1979 he launched his line for men.

During the 80's, Thierry Mugler was part of a trend. Along with Montana and Alaia, Mugler depicted women as wicked Hollywood murderers, bondage retailers of illicit sex, or Mae West clones. He made his models wear narrow girded loins, tight skirts, wide aggressive shoulders, revealing corsetry worn as armour plating with a bruised face, amounting to a travesty of womanhood.

In 1984 Mugler celebrates 10 years of the existence of his house by organizing a "Super Paying Show". This was a resounding success, 6,000 people assisted in the celebrations.

In 1985, he created the costumes for the musical "Emilie Jolie".

In 1989 Mugler gave birth to the "New Age Man" look, his message was to relax and be refreshed by a new set of priorities and not to try to impress people. His women's wear collection included a bright green Lycra bat-wing dress with Perspex wedge shoes.

1989-1990 Mugler presented a collection of dresses in acid colours, thigh-length boots, show-girl plumes, diamante bras, and a special group of outfits which took inspiration from the shape of cars of the time.

In 1990 several prominent designers created outfits based on famous paintings. Mugler took as his inspiration, a Picasso acrobat painted in 1930. In 1992 He launched his first perfume "Angel" In 1994 Thierry Mugler changes his salon to 4, Street of the Bears. In 1994 he also launched his "scratched" line with uneven hemlines and necklines.

Thierry Mugler is one of the few French designers to own their own factory, where dresses are made from prototypes perfected in the workshops. A good many of his designs are made to order, for the celebrities who make up his clientele list. In 1998, he was the first designer to create his virtual fashion show on the computer so that it can be seen on the net.


Mugler usually designs 2-piece outfits with a jacket feature, full sleeves, masculine cuts, emphasizing the waist and hips to create a perfect body. He often uses solid colours as a sculptor would. He often uses pointed angles on collars, hems, sleeves, waist and hips. He does use a lot of prints but at times uses patches of leather. He uses less of accessories and headgear. He tries to create drama into his clothing but usually the devil features, example gelled hair in the shape of horns.

Mugler also designs clothes for men but often uses bright colours for them like orange, yellow, etc. which is unusual for men's clothing. Fabrics: Jersey, vinyl, Lycra, Gingham and Leather are his favourites. He says "Fashion is a movie. Every morning when you get dressed, you direct yourself". He has earned a reputation for misogyny which he dislikes and says "when people say that my clothes are against women, it is because they are not easy to wear. You have to be in a good shape to wear my clothes and I like to design for such women - the clothes are more beautiful that way."

Mugler's quest is always to shape a perfect woman but underneath this glamorous exterior, his clothes are very well-structured and engineered, and of course sexy. Angel perfume toppled Chanel No. 5 from it's number one slot in the french fragrance market in 1998. So in early 1999 Muglier created 5 innovative beauty products under the name of Secrets D'Angel. The range includes a face cream, two sprays for body, hair and face and two masks for face and hair.(fragrancex)
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Cool Water Davidoff for Women

Davidoff Cool Water By Davidoff For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4-Ounce Tester
Cool Water Perfume by Davidoff, Launched by the design house of davidoff in 1996, cool water is classified as a sharp, flowery fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of citrus, pineapple, and woody notes. Accompanied by the scent of the pure ocean air. It is recommended for daytime wear.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Clean & fresh (99), Great smell (89), Great value (61), Draws compliments (55), Long-lasting (54)

Doesn't hold (15), Too weak (5), Overpowering (4)

Best Uses:
Daily use (104), Work (51), Special occasions (35), Evening (30), Signature fragrance (18)

Describe Yourself:
Natural style (50), Classic style (22), Adventurous style (16), Natural (13), Classic (10)

Fragrance Type:
Fresh/aquatic (91), Citrus/fruity (32), Floral (25), Woody/earthy (10), Oriental/spicy (9)

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Calvin Klein Eternity For Men

Calvin Klein Eternity For Men
Eternity For Men Cologne by Calvin Klein, Launched by the design house of calvin klein in 1989, eternity is classified as a refreshing, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of greens, crisp jasmine, sage, basil, and rosewood. It is recommended for daytime wear.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

  • Great smell (51)
  • Long-lasting (37)
  • Clean & fresh (33)
  • Great value (28)
  • Draws compliments (25)

  • Too expensive (3)

Best Uses:
  • Daily use (51)
  • Evening (29)
  • Special occasions (18)
  • Work (17)
  • Seasonal (5)

Describe Yourself:
  • Classic style (17)
  • Natural style (15)
  • Adventurous style (11)
  • Natural (11)
  • Classic (6)

Fragrance Type:
  • Fresh/aquatic (29)
  • Woody/earthy (20)
  • Citrus/fruity (15)
  • Oriental/spicy (14)
  • Floral (7)

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Home made Perfumes

You can use homemade perfume for yourself, give it away as gifts or try to market your own perfume brand. A perfume is prepared from aroma compounds, which are obtained from fragrant essential oils, food, wine and spices. You can prepare homemade perfumes easily if you know the procedure. Process to prepare homemade perfume takes only few minutes.
Different Types of Home made Perfumes:
Basic Homemade Perfume, Misty passions Perfume, Whispering Rain Perfume, Falling stars perfume, Orient Night perfume, Enchanted Perfume, Amaze Perfume, Flower Essence Perfume, Preparing Solid Perfumes are different types of perfumes which can be made by yourself at your home which saves your money and time. Let us know about some of them.

The main ingredients of homemade perfumes are water, alcohol and essential oils. You will also need some simple utensils like a big bowl, plastic measuring cups and a spoon. Do not use metal cups as they can react with components and give different fragrance then desired. Also gather some nice spray bottles to store them.

Basic Homemade Perfume: Things you'll need: Get one cup of fresh flower blossoms and chop them and one cup of mineral water. You can go for flower blossoms like lilac, orange, lavender. Procedure: take large bowl and spread cheesecloth so that its corners are out of the bowl. Pour the flower blossoms in this cloth and cover with mineral water. Let them soaked overnight. In the morning, pull the cloth and squeeze out the fragrant water. Store this in an airtight jar. Keep it in refrigerator and you can use this up to one month from preparation.

Misty passions Perfume: Ingredients: Take 3 drops of passionflower fragrance oil, 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil, 3 drops of neroli essential oil and ½ pt 70% alcohol. Procedure: Take a dark colored bottle and pour alcohol in it. Then add to it all the oils and shake it well. Let it be like this for one week. After that you can use this.

After all your experimentation you can first test those result in your body because some times they may result to the Allergy so you must take care before using them and Place all the resulted Perfumes at cool and dry Place.(Tirupati)
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Buying Perfume or Investing?

Some people says that we have to buy perfume and wear perfume to make us feel good they think that fragrances can be like aromatherapy and make you and other people feel fresh. But other people think diferently, this kind of people thinks that wearing a perfume is not a must, we can still fresh and feel good just washed with soap and water, they rather used their money for something else like investing it on goldcoins.

Why do we have to invest on gold?becasue, historically gold has been a proven method of preserving value when a national currency was losing value, as we know with the recent devaluation of many international currencies, the U.S. dollar was the international safe haven of last resort. We are seeing signs of this ending due to many financial factors, the most important one being a falling dollar. But some financial advisor also said that gold doesn't pay income or interest.

My friends told me that the most popular in this kind of business is goldcoins coz they are easy to keep and transport and closely match the price of gold with a small premium.

Final decision is in your hands if you still want to buy a perfume that make you feel fresh, or you can purchase gold to invest, if you choose the second option then choose the right gold company for your business
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Acqua di Gio colognes for men

Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces by Giorgio Armani were launched in 1997. This designer fragrance is a sharp blend of aquatic aromas. ACQUA DI GIO colognes for men by Giorgio Armani fragrances are recommended for casual wear.All Giorgio Armani Perfumes, Colognes and other products we sell are name brand originals, produced and bottled by the original manufacturers.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

  • Great smell (118)
  • Clean & fresh (102)
  • Long-lasting (71)
  • Draws compliments (68)
  • Great value (51)

  • Too expensive (25)
  • Doesn't hold (20)
  • Overpowering (3)
  • Too weak (3)

Best Uses:
  • Daily use (103)
  • Special occasions (54)
  • Evening (52)
  • Work (41)
  • Signature fragrance (14)

Describe Yourself:
  • Natural style (41)
  • Classic style (29)
  • Adventurous style (22)
  • Classic (17)
  • Natural (16)

Fragrance Type:
  • Fresh/aquatic (85)
  • Citrus/fruity (36)
  • Woody/earthy (20)
  • Floral (19)
  • Oriental/spicy (16)

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Women Summer 2009

Donna Karan has launched DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom, a new limited edition flanker to 2004’s Be Delicious fragrance for women:

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum Spray is a radiant fragrance that marries freshness, vibrancy and feminity.

A blend of sparkling grapefruit, casses and sun-kissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose, wrapped in luminous jasmine. Finish the apple sensation with a body lingering base of blond woods and smooth skin accords.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is available now at Ulta for $40, size unknown. According to Ulta, it is an Eau de Toilette. At Escentual in the UK, where it is currently available for pre-order, it is listed as an Eau de Parfum in 30, 50 or 100 ml. (quote via ulta)

And coming soon from DKNY, Women Summer 2009 (shown above right), the yearly summer limited edition variation on 1999’s DKNY Women.

This year’s notes: pink grapefruit, ginger, lychee, pink jasmine, peony, mango and lily.
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How to Wear Perfumes

Here are some tips on using perfumes:

When buying perfume always try a sample. Wear it for about 10 minutes before deciding if you like it. This allows the alcohol to evaporate and the oils in perfumes to interact with the oil on the skin and will be a little different for everyone.

Try samples in the late afternoon. The power of smell is stronger during that time of day.

When starting a new perfume always use it on only one small area of skin. If there is an allergy to any of the ingredients it's the safest way to discover it. After an hour, if there is no reaction, the perfume is safe to wear.

When wearing perfume put it on the pulse points. The inner wrists, behind the knee, and below the jawline near the ears. The pulse sends out the scent.

Perfume will keep fresher longer if you store it in a cool, dark place since sunlight and heat interact with the oils in the perfume.

When testing or wearing perfume don't rub the wrists together. It lessens the effect of the perfume.

Don't apply perfume to clothing or jewelry. It can cause stains and even damage jewelry.

Don't wear one perfume all year all. Temperatures affect the scent. Cold temperatures reduce the intensity of the perfume so wear stronger scents in the winter.

In the summer wear lighter scents. But be warned, bees can be lured to the perfume mistaking it for flowers.

Once you open a bottle of perfume wear it! It will keep indefinitely when not opened but......... once the air has gained entrance to the perfume, it must be used within a year or two at the maxium. (Marilyn Pokorney)
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10 Steps For Buying Perfumes

Fragrances for men and women are special and what suits one person will not suit the other. The World Wide Web is the marketplace to buy perfumes. Exotic and simple fragrances are available at discounted prices. If you are a newbie to the world of perfumes all you need to do is log on to your favorite search engine and type the word perfume or cologne. And in a second thousand of websites dealing with the world of perfumes will become available.

1. Be a smart shopper and read up on perfumes and articles and tips written by famous people and fashion gurus on how to wear and select a perfume.

2. Browse through sites that specialize in perfumes and check whether hey send out small samplers for a cost.

3. Otherwise make a list perfume brands that appeal to you and go to the nearest shopping district or mall and view the brands first hand. Most malls have perfumery counters that allow customers to take a whiff of fragrances.

4. Think carefully whether your sense of style matches romantic, casual, flowery, or citrusy.

5. Use online tools to find the kind of perfume you like. Compare costs for the brand at different websites.

6. Check whether your favorite perfume is on special offer at auction sites or other websites selling perfumes.

7. Find out whether shipping is free or extra and what kind of packaging they are offering.

8. Find out whether the website will ship from a local site or from offshore.

9. Ask about return policies and guarantees. Find out whether they will give a credit for a returned perfume.

10. Check about the safety of the payment gateways.

Before buying a perfume brand find out whether it is eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. Consider if you have any allergies or special requirements. Think about whether you want a bottle, purse vial, or large spray. Always buy a small quantity first so that you have the option of changing the perfume you wear seasonally. There are people who like to try new fragrances and others ho always wear only one brand. So find out which kind you are and order the perfume accordingly.

Before choosing a perfume or cologne think about your skin types. Choose a perfume that suits you and matches your pheromones. Always test a perfume by applying a dab on the inside of your wrist and see how long the fragrance remains fresh and inviting.

Online stores sell discount perfumes, designer lines, as well as exotic fragrances from all over the world. Most websites also host articles and catalogues describing the different types and give tips for buyers on which perfumes are the best. In case you like exclusivity there are online stores that will mix a perfume just for you.

So the choice is yours whether you want to smell special and distinctive or buy from readily available brands of perfumes and stay within your budget. (Timothy Rudon)
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The Making of Perfumed

The Making of Perfumed
The Making of Perfumed

The ancient Egyptians are generally credited with being the first people use perfumes, and perfume oils. The fragrances that they used came only from natural substances such as flowers, wood, aromatic plants and leaves, etc. The Egyptians are also credited with being the first to use fragrances and oils for skin care. They are also credited with being the first to use aromatic spices to preserve and give the body a pleasant fragrance at death.

Scented oil fragrances can be made from many substances. A finished scented oil product is a composition of a wide variety of substances, not all of which are used to produce scent. Perfume oils are a mixture of fragrant scented oils, aromatic compounds, fixatives, and solvents. Fragrance oils are used to give the human body, animals, objects, and living spaces a pleasant aroma. The reason for this is to evoke a pleasant reaction from either the person who applies the fragrance or others who will be effected by the aroma.

The ancient Greeks are credited with being the first to use stills to create and use liquid perfumes (not oils). They used herbs, spices, and flowers to create these first liquid perfumes. Oils were actually used long before liquid perfumes and colognes were even thought of.

The Arabs are credited with fine tuning the process of producing scented oils and excelled in using natural products to create perfume oils. In my opinion Arab perfumers still produce the best natural oil fragrances but Americans excel in producing the synthetic fragrances.

Some natural ingredients used to create fragrances are: 1) Plants such as cinnamon. 2) Flowers and blossoms such as rose and jasmine. 3) The rinds of citrus fruits. 4) Leaves such as lavender and patchouli. 5) Resins such as frankincense, myrrh, and pine. 6) Roots such as ginger, and 7) seeds and woods such as sandalwood. You can use your own imagination to list just about any compound that produces fragrance. We have given you a few examples here.

Some animal sources of fragrance are honeycomb, amber, which is derived from the sperm whale, and musk sacs which are used in musk fragrances. Most animal sources of fragrances have been replaced in modern times with synthetic compounds.

Fragrance must be extracted from the product which contains it. The traditional techniques include the use of heat, or solvents. They both leech the fragrance out over a period of time. Extracting fragrance may take weeks or months and must be done very carefully. Extracting fragrance always destroys some of the fragrance so it is a very delicate operation.

You can see that extracting and creating fragrance is a science and must be done very carefully. People will always use fragrance because it plays such an integral part of our everyday lives. The perfumer views his or her job of creating fragrance as a fine art. Finished products are hard to duplicate because there are so many ingredients and variations of technique that can be used. These are known only to the perfumer who has created the fragrance.
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