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Being a woman is beautiful and wonderful but it can be challenging at times. Today’s woman needs to be smart, savvy, thoughtful, strong, mysterious, ambitious, caring, beautiful, resourceful and sexy all before she has had her morning coffee.  The art of being a woman is made even more impressive when you think about pieces of her life that remain largely a secret…pieces of her life that remain Untold.  Untold by Elizabeth Arden aims to express in fragrance the many layers, hidden and obvious, of today’s woman.

Untold is a luxuriously layered fragrance that is made to capture and highlight the essence of today’s modern women.  It uses a myriad or fruity, citrus, floral and woody notes to create a multifaceted and balanced fragrance, perfectly suited for the multi-layered life of every woman.

UNTOLD  -Elizabeth Arden

Untold  makes for a great daytime go-to because of how it wears. It opens with a crisp sparkle, almost like a burst of happiness, that is attributed to pink pepper and bergamot. Pear, gardenia, black currant LMR,  and Egyptian jasmine LMR make the middle of the fragrance fruity and a little sweet. As the day wears on it becomes more mellow and by evening the patchouli heart LMR and musk in the base leave behind a sensual finish…a perfect way to end the day.

Untold has universal appeal and can be worn by a woman at any stage of her life…from the young girl taking her first timid step into adulthood and learning about herself…to a more mature, self-assured woman who can take bold confident strides because she has fully experienced what it means to be a woman.

The Untold Collection:

UNTOLD Eau De Parfum Spray $79.00 (3.3 fl. oz./100 ml)

UNTOLD Eau De Parfum Spray $59.00 (1.7 fl. oz./50 ml)

UNTOLD Eau De Parfum Spray $49.00 (1.0 fl. oz./30 ml)

UNTOLD Body Cream $45.00 (6.8 oz./200 ml)

UNTOLD Shower Gel $38.00 (6.8 fl. oz./200 ml)

Where to Buy Untold:

Elizabeth Arden counters at department stores nationwide and ElizabethArden.com. 

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When it comes to fragrance, like most girls — I just want to smell really nice. Of course, my definition of ‘really nice‘ varies based on season, mood, time of day. . . and even random details like color scheme or style of my outfit du jour. But generally, I equate ‘really nice‘ with a scent that displays a delicate, smoldering element of warmth. Enter Jimmy Choo FLASH.

Jimmy Choo FLASH

The sensual white floral bouquet is a seductive romp of notes, all beautifully executed in a way that is modern, robust, and above all — memorable! I’ve been wearing Jimmy Choo FLASH for a about a week and I have to tell you, I can’t stop sniffing myself. . .and no, I’m pretty sure I don’t look weird (in public) pressing nose to wrist. Nope, not at all!

Top notes of pink pepper and strawberry introduce a bit of sparkle, while heart notes of tuberose, jasmine, and white lily add a layer of sophistication. But, for me, it’s the base of heliotrope and white woods that makes Jimmy Choo FLASH a standout, must-own scent. It’s a wonderful balance of floral and warmth…and pitch perfect for Spring.

Available at Nordstrom


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Lately I’ve found myself on the road just a bit. A beauty press trip here, a family wedding there…let’s just say I’m racking up my fair share of frequent flyer mileage. And while I’m a girl who’s naturally attracted to scent, when traveling I heavily rely on scent to elevate my mood and calm my surroundings. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you:

NEST Travel Candle

I am nothing without this little travel friend. While I’m an all-day sucker for the fragrant floral arrangement of Peony Blanche, less girly types will appreciate Bamboo or Grapefruit, two incredibly soothing scents.

bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath

When traveling, the best part of waking up (aside from room service) is bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath. Nothing energizes my soul like this citrus-scented body wash. The lush, whipped lather makes turning off the shower impossible!

fresh Citron de Vigne Shower Gel

I like to call this my “wind down” wash. Though slightly effervescent, the earthy, sensual qualities of dark almond, musk, and white sandalwood make this the perfect end-of-day simmer down scent.

Lavanila Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance

It’s pretty, portable, and plane friendly. For tranquil travels, I highly recommend Vanilla Lavender, a blend of Spanish Lavender, rose absolute, violet leaves, and Madagascar vanilla.


Travel well!

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‘Tis the season for holiday collections and special limited offerings. Ah, I love this time year! There’s something about the whole “get-it-while-it-lasts” frenzy that lures me like a moth to a flame and feeds my desire to obtain my own little slice of exclusivity.

This winter, Thierry Mugler launches four popular scents, all reinvented to include elements of the thing I love more than beauty – food. Yes, food! Thierry Mugler Taste of Fragrance includes actual food based flavor enhancers to boost the key ingredients in four top selling scents: Angel, Alien, A*Men, and my personal favorite – Womanity.

Feast (pun intended) your eyes on the collection:



Enhanced with: Fig Chutney

Characteristics: Provocative scent, rich composition, luscious sweet and savory notes, harmonious bouquet


Enhanced with: Bitter Cocoa Powder

Characteristics: Powdery, sweet, sensual, warm


Enhanced with: Pimento Berry

Characteristics: Powerful, mildly spiced, fiery presence


Enhanced with: Salted Butter Caramel

Characteristics: Cloaked in mystery, luminous notes, velvety silage


The collection is in store for a limited time. Shop Thierry Mugler, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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We’ve been on a “break” for years, but suddenly I am madly in love with candles again. Blame it on NEST. The premium candle maker dreams up the most lovely assortment of scented waxy goodness. I first fell hard for Peony Blanche, a limited edition seasonal scent. With the holiday season soon upon us, I have turned my attention to Sir Elton John’s Holiday, a wonderful charitable candle that benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation. I explain further as well as dish scent deets on the Bergdorf Goodman blog. Go on, have a read:

NEST Sir Elton John’s Holiday


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Vino in hand, smile abound, in the wonderfully fragrant and relaxing Caudaliespa at the Plaza hotel, I was introduced to Caudalieʼs three new fragrances, Fleur de Vinge, Zeste de Vinge and The des Vignes. The fragrances will soon be available online at caudalie-usa and are currently available at Sephora, Bluemercury and select specialty retailers.

The three fragrance combination was developed for Caudalie to capture the essence of life on the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, a vineyard owned by the parents of Caudalieʼs co-founder, Mathilde Thomas.

The dawn fragrance, Fleur de Vinge, uses top notes of grapefruit and mandarin, wonderfully balanced by the sweet subtle spiciness of cedar. If you are a morning person, you will love this fragrance. Fleur de Vinge starts off fresh but ends with a delicate sweetness. If you are not a morning person, this fragrance will give you a nudge to start your day.

Zeste de Vinge, the noon fragrance, is perfumer Francis Kurkdjianʼs interpretation of a afternoon stroll through Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte orangery, laden with citrus trees. Zeste de Vinge combines sweet lemon, petit grain and bergamot for a refreshing start, balanced with tangerine and finished with the tiniest hint of earthiness.

The des Vignes, the dusk fragrance, is the handy work of master perfumer Jaques Cavalier. It combines a few of my favorite scents: jasmine, neroli ginger and white musk. I find this fragrance sensual, alluring and seductive with a bit of mystery. It lingered on my skin and simply became more amazing with each hour that passed. The finish was that of powdery, gingery, musk. The des Vignes is by far my favorite fragrance from
the trio.

Try the Caudalie fragrance that fits your favorite time of day. Mine was spot on!

All three 1.7 fluid ounce bottles have a MSRP of $38.

[Editor’s Note: This is Felicia…I all but wrested Christene to the ground for her sample of The des Vignes. It is a must-possess scent]

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