If you are looking for a new and refreshing scent, you may be wondering what types of perfumes are trendy or fashionable. In 2012, discerning noses will be able to sniff out the exotic or spicy perfumes that are favoured this year. Although more traditional scents were popular last year, fragrances such as green pear, ginger orchid and even leather are making quite a splash this year. Many perfume sites such as PerfumeBargains are doing a brisk trade in modern scents as we look to take care of ourselves from a younger and younger age.
Rihanna is working on a male scent and she plans to wear it herself. The 24-year-old star launched her debut perfume, Reb'l Fleur, last year before following it up with Rebelle, and has plans to expand the range further in the coming months.
The singer admitted: "I'm working on a male scent. But it will be unisex, because I love wearing men's fragrances. You know how you love to smell like your boyfriend all day?' The Umbrella singer also shared: "I wanted this to be the fragrance no man can resist - and it is!"
Lacoste presented its new fragrance collection L.12.12. It was inspired by the famous polo shirts Lacoste, created first by a French tennis player Rene Lacoste in the distant 1927.
The new collection includes 3 fragrances that match three colors of the polo: white, blue and green. L.12.12 White represents simplicity, elegance and freshness, blue symbolizes intensity, aquatic life and manhood, and green stands for nature and good vibrations.
Only one in four women consider the expiration date of her cosmetic products, according to dailymail.co.uk. Other women put their health at risk by using cosmetics for several years, even if they start to smell funny or discolor.
At some point, aging cosmetics lose their effectiveness to fight bacteria no matter how careful you are when using it. But there are steps we can take to extend the shelf life of our cosmetics and protect ourselves from infections, like pink eye and skin breakouts.
In September 2010 Givenchy launches Play for Her, a female version of the famous and seductive Play for Him fragrance from 2008. The face of the campaign, together with Justin Timberlake is the Canadian model and actress Noot Sear.
This new fragrance comes in two variations created around a common spirit. The Eau de Parfum is a delicate echo of the Eau de Parfum Intense.
Eau de Parfum: A woody, fruity floral aromatic fragrance.
Gucci Guilty eau de toilette is warm yet striking oriental floral perfume. Top notes of pink pepper, heart note of lilac, base notes of patchouli and amber – all velvet femininity with hint of provocation.
The patchouli that is the hallmark of Gucci fragrances, conveys a message of strength, while the notes of amber suggests deep femininity.
The fragrance will be available from this month in 30, 50 and 75 ml EDT.
Emilio Pucci fashion house launched the new perfume for women, Miss Pucci, which is both sensual and energizing. Miss Pucci follows 2007’s Pucci Vivara and the pottle shares that fragrance’s bubble motif.
The scent notes include citrus, rose, orange blossom, jasmine, cedar, iris and white musk.
Singer Shakira finally has her own fragrance named "S by Shakira", which she presented in Spain.
The Columbian superstar confessed to being involved in the process in order to find the essence that captures her young spirit that will also stimulate the imagination.
Actress Natalie Portman has been named the new face of Parfums Christian Dior.
The discreet beauty of the charming Natalie has not left unnoticed by the marketing department of Dior. Her work with the fashion house marks the first time the actress has represented a cosmetic brand. She joins Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron, Jude Law and Monica Bellucci in supporting the brand.
The beautiful German actress Diane Kruger will be the new face of Calvin Klein’s perfume – Beauty.
Kruger, who will front the campaign for promotion of the new fragrance this fall, follows in the footsteps of Kate Moss, Christy Tarlingtan, Eva Mendes, Natalie Vodyanova and Scarlett Johansson, who have all fronted campaigns for the brand.