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Eva Longoria’s highly-anticipated second fragrance, EVAmour, will launch globally on HSN March 29. Viewers will be able to see her new fragrance during the shopping network’s 24 Hour Spring Beauty Event and be able to access the broadcast on HSN.com, HSN Mobile and HSN on television.

Additionally, $1 from each bottle sold will go to benefit the Eva Longoria Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing education and resources to help the Latina community.

Longoria’s  newest fragrance will debut in a variety of sizes, and viewers will also be able to purchase her gift set which includes the perfume, a mini travel bottle, a rollerball of the fragrance and a shower gel. The fragrance can best be described as a floral, with notes of Pink Lady Apple, Red Currant, and Bergamot Blossom with finishing notes of vanilla, amber and musk.

Tune into HSN on March 29 at 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., and 11 p.m. EST for your chance at owning Eva’s second fragrance. Will you be picking this up?

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I have a serious affection for Bath & Body Works – an affection that has lasted for years, ever since my first experience with their line of body mists when I was 12 years old. I’m 25 now, and my love for the brand hasn’t wavered.

For today’s post, I decided to take a walk down memory lane and highlight my favorite Bath & Body Works scents. Here they are, in no particular order. Also, I neglected to mention one of my favorites (Velvet Tuberose) because it is no longer available. All of the scents I’ve mentioned below, however, are still available for purchase.

1. Pearberry

Pearberry is a classic B&B scent, and was my first experience with the brand. I recently purchased it again because it conjures so many memories for me! It’s fruity and sweet without being overpowering, and I constantly receive compliments when I wear it.

2. Japanese Cherry Blossom

I’ve loved this scent for a long time, and I really enjoy the floral aspects of this fragrance. I especially love layering the shower gel, lotion and mist for fragrance that lasts nearly all day.

3. Moonlight Path

Something just screams “sexy” to me about this fragrance, so I’ll wear it when I want to feel flirty and a wee bit seductive. It’s not overpowering, but I do notice it’s stronger than some other B&B scents.

4. Country Apple

One of their classic scents, I always jump on the opportunity to buy it when it’s available. I lamented the loss of this fragrance for years when they first discontinued it, but now that I know it’s back I couldn’t resist picking up the spray and the lotion. It smells fresh and crisp and just absolutely delicious.

What are your favorite Bath and Body Works scents? Please tell me about them in the comments; I’d love to hear!

 

Fragrance lovers who desire their own custom perfume are in luck – Scenterprises has announced the release of a fragrance gift set where you can customize your own unique scent from six different “Oriental” fragrance blends, including spicy, amber, floral, musk, woodsy, and citrus.

The gift set will include:

  • 20 ml Purse spray packaged in a red refillable atomizer
  • 6x 5ml blends
  • 6 blotters
  • 2 pipettes
  • 1 step-by-step guide

Kit sells for $70; please visit scenterprises.com for more information and to purchase.

A growing international leader in fragrance, Scentsy, Inc. has just announced that Pink Pepper will be the ScenTrend for 2012.

Pink pepper is at once both sweet and spicy, which makes it appealing for women who love floral notes or more spicy, oriental-type notes, and can be found in home and fine fragrances.

Heidi Thompson, President of Scentsy, Inc., says:

Pink Pepper fits the mood of our time. It’s a spirited fragrance note that offers inspiration to find adventure, be romantic or simply add a touch of excitement to any aspect of life. We’re pleased to highlight Pink Pepper’s inspiring personality in Scentsy’s home fragrances.

If you’d like to experience the Pink Pepper note for yourself, check out Scentsy’s February 2012 Scent of the Month: Pixie. Pixie blends pink pepper, mandarin, heliotrope, teakwood and vanilla oak for a scent that is perfectly bold, mysterious and delicious. To learn more, and to see Scentsy’s Spring/Summer 2012 catalog, please visit scentsy.com.

I have always loved Aquolina’s Pink Sugar perfume, and now you can give this fantastic gift set to a lucky lady on your gift list this year (yes, it’s on mine too!)

This jam packed set (a $65 value) includes:

  • 1 oz. Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette Roll-On
  • 1.7 oz Glossy Shower Gel
  • 1.7 oz Creamy Body Lotion
  • 1.69 oz Body Mousse
  • Cosmetic Bag

The creamy, dreamy scent of this perfume blends notes of vanilla and caramel, as well as other fruity and fun fragrance notes, to create a scent that’s truly amazing. It’s sweet without being overly so, and is perfect for the playful romantic in your life!

Buy it now at Sephora for $48.

A new fragrance based on the popular Twilight saga recently launched, and was inspired by Bella and Edward’s “breathless romance.” The fragrance, dubbed Immortal Twilight, features chamomile and citrus top notes, white freesia and peony middle notes, and a base that features musk, cool amber and patchouli.

The fragrance bottle itself is likely to be a sought-after collectible for Twilight fans; the purple-tinted glass bottle includes reflective facets and an etched feather design.

Says Twilight Beauty brand manager Jaega Haralambus:

Immortal is defined as everlasting–never to be forgotten. From the eternal life of a vampire to the eternal love between soulmates, Immortal Twilight is the personification of undying romance. Like its namesake, this scent will live on in the memory of everyone who wears or smells it. The delicate balance between its three notes yields a truly alluring, wearable scent.

The perfume retails for $35 and is available for purchase, along with other Twilight Beauty products, at TwilightBeauty.com.

I love Victoria’s Secret perfumes and body mists, and and I can’t wait to get my hands on their latest launch – “Gorgeous,” a fruity blend of fresh strawberries, intense jasmine and just a hint of sandalwood.

The new Gorgeous collection features perfume, body lotion, fragrance mist and a gift collection perfectly packaged in a pink gift box. Retail prices are as follows:

  • Gorgeous Collection Eau de Parfum, $49
  • Gorgeous Collection Fragrance Mist, $25
  • Gorgeous Collection Fragrance Lotion, $20
  • Gorgeous Collection Deluxe Gift Set, $65 (includes two sizes of the eau de parfum, as well as body lotion and body wash.)

Leave a comment with your thoughts on this collection, and as always, stay lovely!


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