Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire

A few weeks ago, I attended an absolutely beautiful event for the launch of Thierry Mugler's new fragrance, Alien Eau Extraordinaire. To be honest I was quite nervous as I hadn't attended such a posh to-do in ages (and the last time I did it ended horribly, but that's a story for another day).

I was first introduced by my aunt who showed me her Alien perfume and it was love at first sniff. An amazing fragrance and even I could sense that it was a unique creation - and I was only around 17 and didn't know the first thing about perfume at the time. I've never had a Mugler perfume, though I am quite familiar with all of them - love Alien, Angel is amazing, but does not seem to smell nice on me, and Womanity is a scent I just don't understand. But Alien has always been the shining star for me, so I was thrilled to learn more about the new fragrance, Alien Eau Extraordinaire.

The presentation of the fragrance was led by Cyrille Yahin, flown in from France - ooh la la! I loved the presentation, during which we were able to sniff each note in the fragrance. Such an amazing experience as I am very interested in specific notes and it was really cool to smell them all separately. Finally, we tried the fragrance itself and after liking all of the notes, I was not suprised to find I loved, loved, loved the scent of Alien Eau Extraordinaire.

Alien Eau Extraordinaire opens up with notes of citrus - bergamot and my favorite neroli, making me love it at first sniff. It is followed by the middle notes of heliotropes and another favorite - tiare flower (cue me shouting this note during the presentation, because I was so thrilled it was in there, and completely embarassing myself, lovely). And finally, it rounds out very very softly with base notes of amber. J'adore! I do sense a similarity with the original Alien, though I do not think jasmine, which is so prominent in the regular Alien, is present in this concoction, but dare I say I like the addition of Tiare even more?

We were also introduced to another sweet, sugary treat, namely the new Alien Eau Sucrée which will be arriving to Slovenia shortly. My oh my! What a deliciously sweet gourmand scent - I approve. Arriving in a gorgeous frosted bottle in the iconic shape of a star, it has notes of delicious meringue (very caramel-y), vanilla, sweet red berries and a hint of patchouli to round it out. It totally woke up my inner teenager and I would love to own the Eau Sucrée as well - it is limited edition though, so keep an eye out.

The event was so much fun and I just had to include the press photo of the snacks we had - they were made with ingredients used in the notes of the two perfumes, like vanilla, meringue and chocolate, how clever - and might I add, delicious. I really want to thank everyone who made this event possible, it was just lovely, and I got to take home a full bottle of Alien Eau Extraordinaire, which I have been wearing non-stop (this one will get you some serious compliments, ladies).

I'm off to spritz my stockings with perfume now - a tip we got from Monsieur Yahin that I was a bit sceptical about at first, but oh my gosh, it makes fragrance stay on so much longer! Definitely give it a try and remember - be extraordinary.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Almost gone

I recently decided to give my fragrance collection a clean out and gave away loads of scents. I'm still left with loads of perfumes, but a lot of them are very well loved, as you can see. Today I thought I'd share some of my current favorites which I've been loving and are now almost gone.

Starting off with Davidoff Cool Water Sea Rose, this is a perfect fragrance for spring and summer. It's very fresh, floral and fruity, but definitely not one of those cloying scents. It's very light, actually. Mostly I'm in love with one of the main notes, which is peony - one of my favorite flowers. It also has some musk to round it up nicely and another note I love in perfumes - pear. It makes every scent sweeter. I do wish this lasted longer though, as I often resort to carrying it around in my bag to reapply during the day.

Next up is Victoria's Secret Gorgeous, which I got from a lovely friend (thank you!) I am totally obsessed with this perfume, it is so me! A fruity floral once again, a bit similar to the previous one I mentioned. I love the sweet note of strawberry in this one, as well as jasmine and a hint of citrus to make it fresh and sparkling.

We also have Yves Rocher Comme une Évidence, which is probably my favourite floral perfume, ever. This perfume has many flankers, but I stay true to the original, which is a lovely mix of rose, lily of the valley, rhubarb and musk. It reminds me of Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely, though it is more gentle, inoffensive, something with less musk. If Lovely is too musky for you but you like the general direction, you would love this one. It also lasts a really long time, but the sillage is not that strong. Love it.

Buy it on Yves Rocher from 24€.

And finally, la creme de la creme, my all-time favourite ... Princess by Very Wang. I'm a bit embarrased to admit that I have had this one since high school. It smells like chocolate, vanilla, a hint of citrus, and a note I love - tiare flower. Just a beautiful, very soft, well rounded and sweet scent I wish I could wear everyday. I really need to get a new bottle ASAP & I just saw it was on offer on my favourite site for perfume shopping. O-ooh.

Buy it on Fragrance Direct for 30€.

Do you have any perfumes you've used up?

Monday, April 14, 2014

A lil' organizing never hurt nobody

To tell you the truth, I'm nowhere neat a tidy person. Actually I'm probably the messiest girl in existance (as confirmed regularly by Tilen). I do however, sometimes attempt to clean up and organise the chaos which is my room. In order to do so, I found myself perusing Ebay, and set my eyes on this organizer for lipsticks. At around 3,5€ it was a total bargain and a must buy for me. Admittedly, it took ages to get here (around a month), but I immediately put in my lipstick and random things that fit and this beauty is now proudly sitting above my desk. Really useful and awesome for storing your beauty bits, and you really cannot beat that price.

You can find this organizer on Ebay with free shipping.
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