are you a FREAK of nature?

illamasqua freak promotional image courtesy of illamasqua This Thursday the 20th of October Illamasqua releases the brands debut unisex fragrance, Freak. For those like myself this launch has been anticipated for quite some time now, and now that time has finally come

“Working with Illamasqua, I’ve had the opportunity to break all creative boundaries, and to create a truly wonderful magical potion. The unique and potent ingredients leave a truly unforgettable trail and that mesmerise the senses.” Azzi Glasser, Illamasqua Perfume Designer

The promotional images for the fragrance are nothing short of breathtaking but that’s something I’ve grown to expect with Illamasqua.

“For me Freak is all of the dangerously sexy parts of Kubrick’s film ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ captured in a bottle.There’s no middle ground with Freak. The name, the packaging and the fragrance will polarise opinion to simply love or hate.” Illamasqua’s Julian Kynaston

Top Notes

Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion

Heart Notes

Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss

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Fragrances for Mother’s day

This will be the start of posts this week for gift idea’s for mother’s day, or something to treat yourself!

I unfortunately rarely get the pleasure of picking out gifts for my own mother as she decides what she wants and gives us kids the lay-by receipts, I guess its a way to get what you want.

Holidays are my favourite time of year to actually buy presents for myself as so many gift sets and great deals are released.

I’m going to cover as many price ranges as possible and just warning you but there will probably be a few of these posts, so bare with me!

First gift ideas off the beauty bandwagon will be fragrances!!

Juicy Couture Couture Couture Gift Set $129 (RRP)

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A lovely fragrance which is a bit more mature than the previous fragrances from them, (I actually already reviewed the fragrance here)

The box contains The new Couture Couture EDP 50ml and a 200ml body lotion

The two items are valued at $180!

 

Marc Jacobs Lola Gift Set $130 (RRP)  image

Containing EDP 50ml, Body Lotion 75ml and Shower Gel 75ml

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set $90image (RRP)

 

Containing EDT 50ml, Body Lotion 75ml and Shower Gel 75ml

Valued at $127.50!

 

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MOR Marshmallow Body Oil $44.95 (RRP)

Whilst not quite a fragrance this body oil certainly acts like one. I love this, my mother bought it for herself a couple of months ago and loves it. I had full intentions of stealing it until I realised I was allergic, damn karma!!

 

 

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MOR Little Luxuries Perfume Oils $19.95 (RRP)

I have already reviewed the Lychee Flower here but they are available in a range of fragrances including Belladonna, Cassis Noir, Marshmallow and Snow Gardenia.These are great to add to a gift basket you could make up.

 

 

Madame B

xoxo

Juicy Couture – Couture Couture

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The bottle itself is exquisite, a sparkling falcon wrapped in a pink and gold zipper with a g&p charm finished with a gorgeous gold lid this will look fabulous atop your vanity.

 
I personally adore Juicy Couture Couture, I get so many compliments every time I wear it! I find it to be very long lasting and has been my number one choice of perfume for the evening. But it does appear to be one of those love it or hate it fragrances.
I have tried all the Juicy Couture fragrances and I feel this is the more ‘mature’ of the three, a little less girly girl and a bit more womanly. The scent opens slightly sweet and dries down to a powdery finish, It’s neither too overpowering or sugary, which is what I like.

Along with this release there is a range of limited editions,

"Couture Couture Limited Editions feature products for the body and home to lightly fragrance the skin and environment with the popular Couture Couture scent."

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These are stunning and would make a beautiful gift for any special female in your life.

Couture Couture Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml-$85 / 50ml-$120 / 100ml-$160
Dusting Powder 100mL $75
Body Creme 200mL $75
Dry Oil Spray 200mL $65 (my pick, dry oil sprays are a firm fragrance favourite of mine)
Sugar Scrub 285g $75
Solid Perfume Bracelet  $85 (to be released)
Candle in Crystal Goblet $500

(All Australian RRP)

Available in Australia nationwide from April 25th (Sunday) 2010

Madame B

xoxo

Sample provided for reviewing purposes