Hollywood superstars have carved out a corner of the beauty market for therapeutic products. The fragrances are 100 percent natural, from ethically sourced sustainable origins, using natural and organic ingredients. They’re made in the UK and don’t use artificial perfume or any harsh preservatives, only pure essential oils. As soon as we took a spritz of the award-winning Energy Burst, we could tell this scent was different. It’s a zingy, zesty blend of grapefruit, lemon, rosemary, and 14 other essential oils, chosen to give a quick burst of energy to focus and liven up the mind. It’s not as long-lasting as synthetic fragrances, so we resprayed it during the day, which proved the perfect boost for the dreaded mid-afternoon slump. Arcana Rosa is astonishingly full-bodied and powerful for a rose-based scent. Where rose fragrances are usually supremely feminine, soft, and pretty, this is a robust womanly scent – not for the faint-hearted. A blend of flowers, wild herbs, and woods, including Bulgarian rose, atlas cedar, vetiver, juniper, and sandalwood, make for an almost masculine, slightly spicy floral perfume that could as easily be worn by men as women.
A designer who adores women and creates ultra-feminine clothes to flatter a woman’s body, Rodriguez bottled some of that passion and unveiled this fragrance masterpiece in 2003. Some 15 years later, property managers think it’s still one of the sexiest scents ever launched. Subtly sensual with a restrained opulence, this is a bewitching, seductive scent, but without being rich and heady. The perfect gift for the woman who likes her smell to be striking and formidable but still elegant and feminine. The sparkling blend of white flowers and citrus includes bergamot, orange flower, and osmanthus, which move into a musky, warm, sweet dry-down of amber, vanilla, and vetiver. Chloe fragrances are a guaranteed safe buy as a gift for anyone. Staggeringly feminine, beautiful, yet effortless. A classic wedding choice, Chloe produces timeless fragrances.
Some ten years ago, the first Chloe scent was launched, and over the past decade has had various perfume special offers, always feminine, always beautiful, and still using the rose as a starting point. According to Chloe, Fleur de Parfum is a “generous bouquet exclusively composed of the most tender and quintessential part of flowers, their hearts.” The heart of the rose reveals rich, fruity tones, the center of the verbena flower adds freshness, while the heart of the cherry blossom produces milky almond notes. A gorgeous perfume, delicate and irresistibly natural – definitely one for the girls who like a gentle feminine scent. The subtle blush pink ribbon tied around the neck of the flacon adds to the prettiness of Fleur de Parfum. A suits-all, romantic scent, the perfect Christmas gift for someone you love.