Jo Malone London has a special place on my fragrance shelf, that means when there is a new fragrance from the brand, it always makes me excited about what next. I own few fragrances from Jo Malone London which I do share on my social handles time to time when I wear them and get time to click a shot too. English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne by Jo Malone London is a new fragrance launched this year, 2017. The nose behind this fragrance is Yann Vasnier.

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne by Jo Malone London ( CAD $90 – 30ml, CAD $175 – 100ml) is described on the official website of Jo Malone London as an enchanted walk, the crunch of the green hazelnut, the spice of elemi, the earthy woodiness of vetiver cooled by emerald moss carpets, on a warming base of roasted oak, Earthy, Enticing, Enchanting.

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

The top notes of the fragrance are Hazelnut which gives the fresh and nutty feeling in the fragrance, middle note is Cedarwood which gives intensity with its woody, dry character. The base note is Roasted Oak which gives warm and compelling woody note to the fragrance.

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

The fragrance is very light and fresh, lasts some nice amount of time. There are a depth and warmness in it which makes it good for the fall season. It would be great for both men and women, as most of the Jo Malone London fragrances. I have been using this regularly since last week and a good transitioning fragrance for fall. The packaging is the classic Jo Malone London glass bottle that comes in a beautifully packaged Jo Malone London signature box. Overall, this is a nice addition to my fall fragrances. Jo Malone London English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne is available at Jo Malone Canada , Holt Renfrew, and Sephora Canada.

Have you tried English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne by Jo Malone London? What is your favorite fall fragrance?

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to The Velvet Life as press sample.

Angel Mugler is a famous and unique fragrance created by Thierry Mugler in 1992 and it was the very first perfume of the Mugler’s olfactive family. There have been 4 iconic fragrances in the Angel Mugler’s world launched in the past. Angel Eau de Parfum was launched in 1992, Angel Eau de Toilette in 2011, Angel Eau Sucree in 2014 and Angel Muse in 2016. During these 25 years, Angel has been loved and appreciated for how attractive it has always been in all the forms. Angel invents a night perfuming ritual for sweet dreams, revising itself in the form of Angel Night Eau de Parfum.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

Angel Etoile des Reves or Angel Night Eau de Parfum (CAD $146 – 100ml) is described as a nighttime reinterpretation of Angel. It is Thierry Mugler’s iconic tender, delicious and bewitching fragrance, in a delicate, silky version that cradles the woman in the captivating wake of Angel all night. It can be sprayed generously on the sheets, loungewear and skin. The sublime spherical bottle features an atomizer, borrowed from boudoir tradition, that lends the perfuming ritual even more delicacy and preciousness.

Top notes of this fragrance are Bergamot, middle notes are Praline and Hedione, base notes are PAtchouli, Vanilla, and Musk.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

There is a companion of the fragrance which is the Angel Perfuming Body Cream (CAD $120 – 200ml) which is very rich and has creamy soft texture. Mugler Angel Perfuming Body cream features the delicious, soothing Angel Eau de Parfum fragrance with intense Diffusion System. The top notes of the cream are Bergamot, middle notes are Red Berries and base notes are Patchouli and Vanilla.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

I have been using these two most of the days before bedtime and it really uplifts the mood. The cream is very rich and the fragrance stays on more than usual time on the body if layered over the body cream. I do not have any issues when it comes to fragrance in my body products and I have been enjoying using this in my routine. The star-shaped design on the body cream jar looks very beautiful. The Angel Night Eau de Parfum is slightly softer and less sweet than the Angel Eau de Parfum. It is beautiful and for me, is wearable any time of the day, not just bedtime.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

Mugler Angel Night Eau de Parfum and Mugler Angel Perfuming Body Cream are available at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Murale, and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.

Being a fan of Givenchy all of my grownup life, every new release for Givenchy is looked upon by me as a little kid looks up at the stars. This Holiday season 2017, Givenchy is bringing this new fragrance called Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude Eau de Parfum. This fragrance is described as a fresh variation, a delicate interpretation of the modern-day goddess.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude Eau de Parfum (CAD $107 – 50ml) is a fruity floral fragrance for women. The top notes of the fragrance are apricot and orange blossom, middle notes are jasmine sambac, osmanthus and rose, base notes are white musk and white wood.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude

Creator François Demachy describes this fragrance “Like a rough diamond, this new fragrance was chiseled from a thousand facets to express the radiant femininity of the woman wearing it. First, orange blossom tea sweeps you up in its fresh, crystalline tones and sparkling purity. Then a tinge of fruity sweetness comes in, velvety yet zesty, from the juicy apricot pulp. The ethereal floral heart is exalted by precious petals of sambac jasmine and rose, enhanced by an osmanthus note of apricotty, almost animal, leather. Base notes of blond woods radiate while carnal white musks envelop the skin in a soft, silky trail, like the promise of a last caress.”

The packaging of this new bottle embodies all the softness and delicacy of Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum Nude. Its sleek lines and transparent top heighten the luminous glow of the juice inside, tinted delicate peachy pink evoking tones of nude skin. A white gold thread encircles its bottleneck to subtly enhance this gem.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude

Since the moment I opened the package and had the first spritz on my wrist, I am a fan of this fragrance. I have been using it every day, actually, I do not do this for all the fragrances but this one has become a favorite. I would totally recommend you to give this fragrance a try when you are in a store or can get a sample online, for anyone who loves fruity floral with not much thick sweetness but a light fresh touch. For me, it is more of sexy, tempting, charming, daring kind of scent and is going be my companion for this fall and winter.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude Eau de Parfum is available at Beautyboutique, Sephora, Hudsons Bay, Holt Renfrew.


*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.

What is the smell of love and how will a fragrance smell like love, it is a very difficult yet easy question. The smell of love can mean different things to different people, depending on how they think of love and who they link it to when they think of love. So making a fragrance that smells like love might be a challenge, right? Dior Perfumer-Creator, Francois Demachy explains “The composition has to be exciting and stirring somewhat wild and yet accessible.” The Iconic Miss Dior was debuted in 1947 and it has a fresh, modern spin to it without erasing its beloved signatures, by softening the levels of Jasmine and Patchouli, emphasizing the rose at the heart to make it sensual and suggestive. The dark, earthy notes are eliminated and replaced by lively and exuberant pink peppercorn and bergamot. Demachy says, “It had to burst like love at first sight, A celebration of love to love!” This sounds so like love and the beauty of love. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum (CAD $165 – 100ml) was sent to me as part of the press kit.

miss dior

The top notes of this fragrance are Calabrian Bergamot Essence. The middle or the heart note is Grasse Rose Absolute/Damascena Rose. The base notes are French Guiana Rosewood and Pink Peppercorn. I would love to mention these beautiful lines from the Dior “Love as a Legacy” questionnaire that is so perfect and explains this fragrance in a beautiful way,

“My waist is slender for it is often embraced.

My lips are pink for they are often kissed.

My skin is bare to be admired.

When all is said and done, I am made for love.

Know this: my youth is eternal; I will never grow old!”

miss dior

Love is a legacy and love is eternal, and when a fragrance smells like love, that has to be something that is youthful, confident, beautiful, lively and alluring. The packaging of this perfume is in a beautiful glass bottle with a very pretty little bow on the cap. I have been wearing it almost daily. I love how fresh and modern it smells. It is not overpowering and is sensual yet lively. The staying power is good, 6-7 hours on my skin without reapplying which is pretty nice. The campaign for this perfume has Natalie Portman in which she poses the question, “And you. What would you do for love?” If you haven’t checked it out yet, I would suggest you do so.

Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is available at Dior Counters nationwide, and retailer respective .com sites.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian has created contemporary fragrances characterized by excellence, savoir-faire, and audacity. The House’s fragrance collection is conceived as a “fragrance wardrobe”. It is committed to uncompromising quality in the unique tradition of French fine perfumery, the House at the same time proposes a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume.

 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

From the fragrance wardrobe of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, three emblematic perfumes, À la rose, Amyris femme and Aqua Universalis are now available in the new line of scented products for hair and body. I was sent Amyris femme scented body oil and À la rose scented hair mist for testing and review purposes. The packaging of both the products is in beautiful Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris glass bottles. Both the body oil and hair mist have a fine spray pump to dispense the product.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris femme scented body oil

The scented body oil covers the skin with an exquisite, sensual veil. The texture of the body oil is light, non-greasy and absorbs into the skin rapidly leaving the skin satiny smooth and delicately scented. It blends three oils which are selected based on their natural properties which are Argan Oil, Sweet Amond Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. Argan Oil has revitalizing and antioxidant properties. Sweet Almond Oil has to soften and regenerating abilities. Apricot Kernal Oil contributes to radiance boosting.

 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

Amyris femme scented body oil (USD $75/75ml) is described as Amyris femme reveals the deep fullness of iris from Florence in a burst of lemon and orange blossom from California, set ablaze by an amber-musk accord. The notes of this scented body oil are Lemon tree flower, Californian Orange, Jamaican Amyris, Florentine Iris, Haitian Vetiver and Musky Amber. The body oil comes out of the bottle through the pump in a very fine mist and is very easy to use. I like the scent of the body oil, I would say it is perfect for all seasons and the delicate scent lingers on the body for few hours before it dissipates. To get the more out of it, I would suggest to layer it with the same fragrance. I did not notice any residue or greasiness and the oil absorbs really fast into the skin. I have used it on full body and on the exposed parts of the body and works well either way. If I use it on my heat points of the body and then put the same fragrance over it, it just gives that amazing effect which lasts the whole day.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian À la rose scented hair mist

The À la rose scented hair mist (USD $65/75ml)  is light in texture and absolutely feminine mist that scents hair in a delicate and refined beauty ritual. It is alcohol-free and is very gentle to hair. The sillage is luminous and floral. À la rose scented hair mist is described as The radiance of Damascena and Centifolia roses delicately graces the hair like a veil of infinite femininity. A feeling of freshness that carries in its sillage bergamot from Calabria combined with violet and magnolia blossoms, subtly warmed by a whisper of cedar wood and musk.

 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

The notes of this hair mist are Centifolia rose from Grasse, Damascena rose from Bulgaria, Bergamot from Calabria, Orange from California, Violet, Magnolia Blossom, Cedar Wood, and Musk. I have loved a good hair fragrance and when I do not find my favorite fragrance in the hair version, I find myself spraying the fragrance either on my neck near the hair or on my wrists and then touch my hair sparingly with the wrists to have the fragrance blend into the hair. I know it is not right as the fragrance does contain alcohol which is not very good if used daily on the hair. This hair-mist is alcohol-free and that means it will not dry out the hair and is gentle on it. The scent lingers in the hair all day and is not strong but very gentle and delicate.

I am in love with these two scented products and they have been my go-to in my everyday routine. I would totally recommend these if you are looking for a scented body oil or a scented hair mist. These are available online and in stores at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

What are your favorite scents of a hair mist or a body oil?

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