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Stop and smell the ROSES

by Yvette Coleman
This spring season the fragrance world has given customers what they crave. Deep and warm to radiant florals, and sweet and sensuous tropical notes. The collection for spring boast of destinations that will get us there in one whiff. For this season I wanted to bring the best forerunners that will a wonderful addition to your fragrance beauty closet.


The brand that brings you casual luxury apparel for women and men BANANA REPUBLIC now adds to its modern interpretation of style with a sweet and rich fragrance for women.  Introducing the Discovery Collection the rich sweetness of Rosewood to the pure femininity of Alabaster, and the deep warmth of Malachite.  The fragrances invite to explore the inner sensuality and allure of spring's most evocative flowers. This season, indulge yourself with light, delicate notes of fresh florals like Water Hyacinth, Imperial Peony, Lotus Flower and Rose--all at Banana Republic.

Fragrance Family: Floral-Oriental.
Scent: The Floral-Oriental scent is both sweet and alluring, with a decidedly addictive quality. Notes of Bergamot Champagne, White Tea Leaves and White Amber contribute to the warm, creamy fragrance's enticing subtle sweetness.  
Color: Blush.
Essence: Soulful Sensuality.

Fragrance Family: Floral-Floral.
Scent: Top notes of Water Hyacinth, Pepper and Green Mango are offset by the deep warmth of Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musks. A floral heart of Imperial Peony, Rose, Carnation and Winter Pear lend Malachite its sensual femininity.
Color: Deep Dark Green.
Essence: Radiant Grace.Alabaster
Fragrance Family: Floral-Floral.
Scent: A Lotus Flower top note mingles with a floral heart of Wild Rose and base notes of rich Musks.
Color: Champagne.
Essence: Pure Femininity.

Rosewood, Malachite and Alabaster are $62.00 for 100mL, $48 for 50mL, and $28.00 for 20mL. Both are available online at and in Banana Republic stores nationwide.

Island Michael Kors Bermuda

Michael Kors takes on another journey of sweet splendor with he's latest addition Island Michael Kors Bermuda. You will feel like you are on the pink sandy beaches of Bermuda with feminine notes of freesia, hibiscus, tropical green notes, and cassis; middle notes of white tiare, pink peony, orange flower, jasmine sambac, and passion fruit that lend fresh-off-the beach qualities; and base notes of driftwood and cedarwood.  The new collection comprises a trio of beach-themed products, including: Eau de Parfum Spray ($62), Moisturizing Body Lotion ($28) and a Lip Gloss ($12) -- in a light pink shade, of course.

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Latin fever is sweeping the Dillard's Department Stores fragrance counter. Straight from the rich cultural heritage of Spain -– one that heralds the quirkiness of a Pedro Almodovar film and the Hollywood
chic-ness of Penelope Cruz --a new selection of exhilarating fragrances has landed at 50 doors of the Southern-tiered shopping mecca of Dillard's These high-style scents crafted by Idesa Parfums, S.A., and Perfúmes y Deseño, are a highly-prized, exotic complement to Dillard's already prestigious fragrance counters and enforce the retailer's ongoing runway-worthy expansion of luxury fashion brands.

As customers take a deep whiff of these Spanish newcomers perched within specially designed
point-of-purchase displays and located in high profile positions on sales floors, the essence of
Spain will take them on an aromatic journey to a land of passion, thanks to both male and female
scents representing top fashion design houses like Mandarina Duck, TOUS, J. Del Pozo and
Roberto Verino.

TOUS MAN $ 51.00
DEL POZO $ 54.00

Enjoy the new fun and floral fragrance SUNKISSED GLOW BY JLO. A sultry addition to your beauty bag, it will radiate with the lush notes of tropical fusion of ruby red grapefruit, pineapple juice, and cassis sorbet, juicy and sweet. A kiss of beach flowers, orange flower, water lily, and passion flower, lush and sensual.  A warm breeze of sheer amber, cashmere wood.

Tropical Top: Ruby Red Grapefruit, Pineapple Juice, Cassis Sorbet
Floral Heart: Sultry Beach Flower, Orange Flower, Water Lily, Passion Flower
Sexy Base:  Sheer Amber, Hot Sand, Cashmere Wood, Skin Musk

The Collection

3.4 oz | 100 mL eau de toilette spray        $59.50
6.7 oz | 200 mL sensual body lotion        $27.50

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