Hot Fragrance Picks of 2011

The year has been a whirlwind of colour, skin care treatments and revolutionary scientific advances in the cosmetics industry, but this year I have been intrigued by the fragrances. As a blogger I constantly receive  the latest and greatest beauty and fashion news to present to you and with these facets, fragrance goes hand in hand. 2011 has been a year for new fragrances and we have seen an inundation of fragrances of late so I wanted to share my top picks with you...

Trésor Midnight Rose Eau de Parfum ($136 for 75ml)
Available: 30th October, 2011
Fronted by the graceful and ever classy Emma Watson, Lancome's timeless fragrance has been revamped in to a modern yet classical fragrance to suit younger generations.

Top Notes: Raspberry rose absolute
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Peony, Current Buds, Pink Pepper
Base Notes: Virginian Cedar, Musk and Vanilla
Lancôme tells a new love story, filled with lightness, magic, but also sensuality. Trésor Midnight Rose
is a colourful, upbeat and joyful fragrance which embodies a mischievous femininity. Trésor Midnight Rose is a radiant jewel, scintillating with multiple reflections from a delicate gradation of powdery pink to violet with a blossomed purple satin rose underneath its stunning diamond-cut cap. Lancôme is proud to welcome Emma as their new ambassadress to play the part in a romantic game of hide-and-seek in the romantic capital of the world, Paris. Emma Watson is the icon of a generation who embodies the mischievous femininity of Trésor Midnight Rose. If I were Marilyn Monroe and Tresor Midnight Rose was available, I would sleep in this and only this! For stockists please call (02) 9931 8888

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Pulse Eau de Parfum by Beyoncé ($89 for 100ml)
Available: 30th October 2011
"I believe that my music makes women feel strong, and Pulse is all about finding that power inside."
- Beyoncé

Classification: citrus - floral - gourmand
After Beyonce's debut fragrance, Heat, be prepareed to feel the power of the newest scent by Beyoncé Knowles. Launching this month Pulse is powerful, feminine, one-of-a-kind, and as sexy as the woman who stole Jay-Z's heart. The woman who wears Beyoncé Pulse could be classed as impossible to ignore, combining sensuality and strength into one unique package. She draws you in and sends your pulse racing. Perfumer Bruno Jovanic sayd of the fragrance, “Beyoncé Pulse is a breakthrough in its composition and olfactive family. The contrasted structure highlighted by sparkling citrus blend on top and warm, deep and sensual vanilla infusion in the back characterizes a citrus gourmand innovative classification. The final result is a high-energy charged fragrance with extreme sensuality.” BAM! For stockists please call 1800 812 663.


Bronze Goddess Soleil & Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche by Estee Lauder ($100 for 100ml)
Available: 30th October, 2011.
"Sunshine in a bottle - exhilaratingly fresh, simple yet luxuriantly sophisticated, sparkling and feminine."
- Estee Lauder

For Summer 2011 the new Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Soleil joins Estee Lauder's returning favorite summer fragrance, Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche.This divine fragrance collection simply embodies the warm Australian summer. It captures the sensuous heat of the sun, the softness of warm sand and the radiance of bronzed skin with its amber-enhanced solar Floral bouquet making it totally unique and beautiful. If you have ever wanted to bottle the scent of summer, the beach and the sand then Bronze Goddess Soleil and Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche will set your heart a flutter. For stockists please call 1800 061 326.


Velvet Blonde by Tom Ford ($155 for 50ml)
Available: On counter now.
Violet Blonde has the spirit of a classic European fragrance. It is formal, polished and yet draws you in closer and closer,like a beautifully dressed woman whose refined presence charms, then fascinates, and ultimately seduces you."
- Tom Ford

Classification: chypre - floral
For the woman who has it all, Tom Ford introduces an elegant and feminine fragrance which transitions us back to bygone day of old. Violet Blonde is an opulent, dressed-up fragrance that revives the glamorous past of perfumery, when the most expensive ingredients in the world were crafted into signature scents of sophisticated beauty. The ingredients in fact are a combination of both rare and expensive and when I wear Violet Blonde I feel a sense of sophistication and style that arise from deep within. The unexpected twist of Violet detected is created by wrapping Violet Lead Absolute with the textural notes of Orris, derived from Iris Flower and then mixed with the erotic and lush energy of Jasmine Sambac. A gold plaque gives the gorgeous ribbed and old-world bottle its final touch, providing a striking contrast to the saturated violet colour. Violet Blonde is the fragrance for the woman who is never pleased with the whirlwind of new fragrances that hit the market daily. For stockists please call 1800 061 326.


Angel Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler ($115 for 80ml)
Available: 23rd October, 2011
“Once you commit, once you fall in love with Angel, you wear it for a lifetime.”
- Eva Mendes

Classification: Oriental - Gourmand - Powdery
Top Notes: Bergamot, red berries, pink pepper
Middle Notes: praline, berries
Base Notes: patchouli, vanilla, cedar
In 1992 a star was born. Thierry Mugler's Angel Eau de Parfum was a huge hit fragrance from the very start.  Almost 20 years later, a new satellite appears. And Angel’s dazzling star gives birth to an undulating comet. Familiar yet uniquely different, Angel Eau de Toilette is a unique harmony of three sensual waves that melt into one captivating harmony. With stunning Eva Mendes as the face of Angel, this is going to become a hit product on the fragrance market and a competitive little sister to the EDP edition. Heaven-scent, Angel is the fragrance which will have you talking and keep men wanting more. Delicious in every way, Angel Eau de Toilette is sweet, feminine and oozes style with a hint of sex appeal.
For stockists please call (02) 9663 4277.


Shine Eau de Toilette by Heidi Klum ($45 for 50ml)
Available: October, 2011
“Sophia Loren once said ‘beauty is in the eye of the beheld’ and I couldn’t agree more. Shine isn’t about something that we see, it’s about the way it makes us feel – playful, sensual and radiant. I realize I’m lucky and that I have so much happiness in my life. My fragrance, Shine, is to be worn by all women who embrace life.”
- Heidi Klum

Classification: sparkling floral - oriental
Top Notes: Mandarin, Pear Williams, Pink Peppercorn
Middle Notes: Mimosa Absolute, Muguet (Lily-of-the-valley), Sunflower
Base Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean Venezuela, Musk Cosmone

An effervescent floral oriental fusion, Shine perfectly reflects Heidi’s sparkling vivacity and soft sensuality. The elegant fragrance opens with fresh, juicy notes of mandarin and pear, enhanced with spicy pink peppercorn to invigorate the senses. This melts into a beautifully feminine bouquet of exquisite
mimosa absolute, lily-of-the-valley and sunflower, exuding a delicious joie-de-vivre. At its base, warm notes of vanilla, tonka bean and musk create seductive, sensual undertones, making this fragrance wonderfully addictive. For stockists please call 1800 061 326.

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Which of these fragrances would you like to get your hands on?