Perfume Information, Discount Tips, & Fragrance History

Early Use of Perfumes
There has always been a trade in scents and by the year 2008 perfume had become a $10 billion industry. Today women have fragrance wardrobes of at least six different perfumes, rather than a single signature perfume, keeping one special perfume for occasion moments.

People have used perfume, oils and unguents on their bodies for thousands of years in lesser or greater amounts dependant on fashion whims. The early Egyptians used perfumed balms as part of religious ceremonies and later as part of pre love making preparations. Myrrh and Frankincense were exuded gums from trees used to scent the atmosphere in rituals. Other plants such as rose and peppermint were steeped in oils until a perfumed unguent formed. The unguent was then rubbed into the skin. It’s interesting to note that perfume has come full circle today as more and more of us seek out high quality aromatherapy perfumed oils to use in exactly the same way as our ancestors did.

Products that enhance the feel of skin and the smell of the body have been highly valued in every culture. Trade routes introduced spices to other parts of the world and a wider range of scents could be made. In the past people often mixed their own potions using home methods creating their own aromatherapy products. Many homes had a still room where essences were steeped out of flowers and herbs.
Left – Lavender field in Grasse France.

Perfume fell out of use during early Christianity, but was revived in the medieval period. By the 1600s scents were applied to objects such as furniture, gloves and fans. In the Georgian Era non greasy eau de cologne was developed and it had many uses from bath essence to mouthwash.

Chemical Advances in Perfumery
The late 19th century was the first real era of perfume as we know it when new scents were created because of advances in organic chemistry knowledge. Synthetic perfume products were used in place of certain hard to find or expensive ingredients. At the same time a similar chemical knowledge development happened in textile printing dyes.

Grasse in Provence, France became a centre for flower and herb growing for the perfume industry. The men who treated leathers in the same area found the smells so bad they perfumed themselves and the leathers. They were knowledgeable about making the botanical essences and were the early perfume noses. But it was only in the C20th that scents and designer perfumes were really mass produced. Before that, the few trade names that existed were Coty and Yardley who made fairly light scents with familiar smells.

What Is Perfume Made From?
Perfume is made from about 78% to 95% of specially denatured ethyl alcohol and a remainder of essential oils.

Perfume is the costliest form of fragrance with 22% of essential oils.

Eau de Parfum (EDP), comes next with between 15 and 22% essential oils.

That’s followed by Eau de Toilette (EDT) with 8 to 15% oils.

The weaker Eau de Cologne has just 4% essential oils.

For those who crave super subtlety Eau Fraiche with 1 to 3% essential oils, is the lightest dilution of fragrance.

Many new perfumes are promoted as EDPs and an EDT is not always produced as there has been a vogue for Eau de Parfum as individuals want a more lasting signature.

There are major fragrance categories – Floral, Oriental, Floriental, Chypre, Green Marine and Fruit. Typical plant products include anise, bay leaf, bergamot, cardamom, cedar wood, eucalyptus, frankincense, gardenia, geranium, iris, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lilac, lily, lily of the valley, magnolia, moss, neroli, orange, orris, patchouli, pine, raspberry, rose, sage, sandalwood, tuberose, vanilla, violet and ylang-ylang.

The memory of a scent left by violets.

Typical animal products used in perfume include musk from the male musk deer, ambergris from sperm whales, castoreum a secretion of the beaver and civet from the civet cat. All are used as fixatives and add an indefinable mystery to the smell at the same time.

Tips for Wearing Perfume
When you apply perfumes apply them to pulse points such as the folds in the crook of your elbow and back of knees, wrist, neck and cleavage. Make sure you do not rub wrists together as this crushes the smell. Spraying a little into the air is also good if you walk straight into the perfume. This helps to diffuse it over your body. Do not simply apply to the neck always work up the body as the scent rises. Also consider wearing in your bra a small ball of perfume impregnated cotton wool.

Consider layering perfumes. Use all the same discount perfume in various products. Begin with shower or bath gel and then rub in body lotion or spray with a matching after bath spray. Finally apply the scent preferably as perfume or EDP. I find that the use of body lotion makes you feel really scented and it is probably to do with starting at the feet and applying the scent all over allowing the scent to rise. It also makes you feel extra special and very pampered.

Keep bottles tightly stopped, away from direct heat and out of sunlight. You will certainly know when they have gone off as you’ll notice that you do not get that lovely boost of heavenly scent when you spray or dab and the fragrance will look darker in the bottle. Some perfumes come in blue or opaque bottles and these store perfume well.

Try to choose perfumes that suit you, not your friends or family. Test a perfume in a store and then walk around for a minimum of ten minutes. Some perfumes take more like half an hour or an hour to truly develop. For example, Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood, Jicky by Guerlain and Must de Cartier are all ones I love after an hour, but am not convinced on first sniff.

Put a few drops of perfume onto an oil burner to scent your bedroom. At Christmas use musky oriental room fragrances in the form of perfumed incense sticks, candle or sprays to enhance the familiar associated yuletide seasonal smells of cinnamon, orange oil, pine, frankincense and myrrh.

Famous Early Perfumes – Chanel No 5
Ernest Beaux created Chanel No. 5 for Coco Chanel in 1921. It has a floral top note of ylang-ylang and neroli, with a heart of blends of jasmine and rose all above a woody base of sandalwood and vetiver. Chanel believed women should wear perfume wherever they hoped to be kissed. Today Chanel No.5 sells a bottle every 30 seconds.

In recent years Chanel No. 5 has been marketed as a spray with two refills in an effort to have it recognised as an essential everyday finishing touch rather than a precious scent to be used sparingly.

Right – The hypnotic scent of roses.

One of my favourites is Guerlain’s Shalimar launched first in 1925 and relaunched in 2001. It’s a refined oriental feminine fragrance with iris, vanilla, and rose. It has the wonderful Guerlain quality that never dates and always gets compliments. I still think it’s one of the very best Guerlain perfumes. They are all particularly wonderful and each seems to develop with the individual. Maybe it really is because the secret ingredient called Guerlinade the X factor that is added to every new perfume bearing the Guerlain name, makes it smell like a truly sense hitting perfume unlike later unisex creations.

In 1932 Dana made the exotic Tabu, Worth made the memorable Je Reviens which remained popular in the 50s and 60s and in 1934 Elizabeth Arden developed Blue Grass. All are still sold today. Later Molyneux and Schiaparelli and other designers produced exotic perfumes in direct competition with Chanel. Jean Patou launched Joy in 1935 and it was voted Scent of the 20th Century at the Fragrance Foundation FiFi awards 2000.

1944 saw the introduction of Femme by Rochas. After the war lighter fresher perfumes by Dior and Balmain which could be worn easily by day became more and more popular with the middle classes. In 1947 Dior launched the ever popular Miss Dior. I still love these older perfumes such as Miss Dior and the wonderful lily Diorissimo.

Scents for Everyone
At this time the working classes still rarely used anything more exotic than the very early scents or the new perfumes produced by cosmetic houses rather than fashion design house couturiers.

Some of the less costly perfumes had quite pleasing scents, but they had none of the cachet of Couture house names. Everyday prices meant that the ordinary person could afford to buy a perfume gift from ranges by Coty, Yardley, Max Factor and Revlon and not break the bank.

Max Factor’s Hypnotique and Primitif were very popular in the 1950s as was Tweed by Lentheric, and Coty’s L’Aimant. Revlon scored great success with Intimate and Aquamarine. Intimate is still available on some Internet sites. Yardley’s Lily of the Valley or French Fern bath salts and talc were always to be found in the Christmas stockings of the masses of working folk.

Goya also produced scents in a price conscious range. Goya’s Black Rose and Here’s My Heart featured regularly in full page adverts. Many people still used 4711 Eau de Cologne, with its clean fresh smell.

A 4711 roll on stick was especially popular for summer heat perspiration before air conditioning.

From Woolworth’s young teenagers bought Soir de Paris by Bourjois in its small blue bottle. They delighted in translating the French into Evening in Paris.
Right – The ever popular rose and lilies of the valley.

Perfume to the Masses
Throughout the 1960s ordinary people began to buy perfume in quantity. People who had never been abroad before began to spend time browsing in perfume stores and buy perfume in duty free shops. They came home with bottles of Madame Rochas, Worth’s Je Reviens, Carven’s Ma Griffe, Arp?ge by Lanvin, Houbigant’s Chantilly, Guerlain’s Mitsouko and L’Heure Bleu, Cal?che by Hermes, Sortilege, Ecusson and Estee Lauder’s Youth Dew.

Yves St. Laurent launched Y in 1964, Rive Gauche in 1968. Guy Laroche presented Fidji in 1966. Those old favourites Chanel No.5 and Miss Dior were still best sellers with considerable competition from products like Avon’s perfume’s such as Topaze, Coty’s Imprevu and in total contrast, Faberge’s earthy daytime Woodhue. TO TOP OF PAGE

Perfumes for the 1970s
By 1977 Yves St. Laurent had put ‘Opium’ perfume into production and it was a huge huge success with women everywhere. It was definitely a perfume for sultry evenings. By contrast women enjoyed wearing perfumes like Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps and Nina Ricci’s orange based Bigarade was popular for a while. ? de Lanc?me, Lauder’s Cinnabar, and Anais Anais by Cacharel in 1978 (the latter beloved by schoolgirls) were all well received.

Revlon’s Charlie was a top seller and the trouser wearing woman who wore it was portrayed as a woman at ease with herself at work and play. Avon perfumes were also popular as they were affordable, but interesting coming in huge sprays to dainty containers for perfumed wrist creams. Max Factor’s Maxi was in a similar affordable everyday price range.

Various musk based oils and scents at quite low prices flooded chemists shops. Aviance Night Musk by Prince Matchabelli was popular and affordable.

1980 Power Perfumes Match Power Dressers
New designer scents were marketed fiercely in the 80s and for the first time ever, blatant erotic advertising which generated enormous attention from the media led to the success of the 1985 Obsession campaign from Calvin Klein. Obsession with its heavy smell of vanilla was dominant in the market.

It was equally impossible to open a magazine or Sunday supplement without being overwhelmed by the scent of Giorgio Beverley Hills on a yellow and white striped sample strip. Eventually Giorgio was banned from restaurants because the smell was too dominant over food aromas.

Image and a gimmick were a specialty of the 1980s and Jean Paul Gaultier put a perfume in a glass torso in a tin and continued to produce limited editions and variations of the designer package. Vanderbilt a refined oriental of carnation, rose and mimosa was put on the market in 1982 and was one of the more affordable & attractive perfume products. Lou Lou launched in 1987 was a refreshing subtle change from the more oppressive oriental scents.
Right – The intoxication of the heavy scent of lilies.

Some scents of the era like Yves St Laurent’s wonderful rose with violets in Paris have become true classics. Sultry sirens found Givenchy’s Ysatis and Guerlain’s 1989 Samsara hard to beat. Champagne the perfume caused a court case in the champagne making industry and was eventually taken off the market under that name. It is now sold in similar packaging, but as Yvresse.

Fresher Marine Green 1990s and New Millennium Perfumes
The 1990s saw a whole new range of cleaner sharper scents which probably began with Estee Lauder’s White Linen from the 1980s. Perfumes such as L’Eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake in 1992, Eternity and Dazzling all have a crisper scent. One refreshing oriental fragrance was Sun Moon Stars by Lagerfeld in 1994 and the earlier 1990 Safari by Ralph Lauren was set in one of the prettiest bottles to grace a dressing table. Organza by Givenchy in a great bottle, launched in 1996 has the smell of a long lost much loved scent and was in competition with the now very popular Allure from Chanel launched the same year.

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The century ended with softer scents such as Cristobal by Balenciaga or unisex perfumes such as CK One popular with urban fashion followers. In 1999 Cacharel launched Noa Noa. Now renamed simply Noa it is a rounded floral oriental that smells divine. New perfumes of the millennium include the lovely Kenzo Flower, Guerlain’s Mahora, Calvin Klein’s Truth, Rossellini’s Manifesto, Lanc?me’s Miracle, Boucheron’s Initial, YSL’s Nu, Michaels Kor’s Michael, Nina Ricci’s Premier Jour and Vivienne Westwood’s exotic tempting Boudoir.

Myths
A great deal of snobbery surrounds perfumes and they are often only considered worthwhile initially if expensive and very exclusive. But the consumer is not stupid however much the hype. If a scent smells unattractive on the individual the consumer will not buy it. The selection of perfumes that do smell wonderful is so great that no one has to wear the latest designer perfume if they hate the smell. Whilst many perfumes do succeed, just as many do not. The perfume has to be good and marketed properly to recoup initial development costs. Launching a new perfume costs between a half and a million pounds, so the scent has to match the mood of the era.

The $10 billion market place is so overcrowded that to keep up with the consumer’s desire for new scents and still keep mystique and a measure of exclusivity, design houses such as Dior, Guerlain and Lanc?me are now producing limited edition perfumes for a few months only with bottles destined to become designer items. In 2001 Dior’s limited edition perfume was called Remember Me, a lily fragrance.

There is already a bottle collectors Internet trade for scent bottles with or without perfume.

A great many individuals are now seeking out classic perfumes or specially blended oils. A classic is a perfume that has lasted a minimum of ten years and grown to be much loved.

Some people also find that they sneeze quite violently when they wear modern perfumes. I include myself in this category and I’ve found that wearing the older perfumes designed more than 50 years ago seems to reduce the sneezing. It’s also wonderful to rediscover some of the older perfumes and sense their depth, special individual quality and difference from the scents of today. If only manufacturers would stop tinkering with old favourites.

This may be why many have gone back to purchasing 100% alcohol free perfume oils and mixing their own scents. You can get high quality oils from All Natural Perfume Oils online.

Lost Perfumes
There is quite a bit of Internet activity of web surfers seeking perfumes either no longer in production or not sold in some countries. It is hard for the consumer to understand why manufacturers remove perfumes without warning, but their reason for being is profit. If the profit margin does not meet their ideal they ditch a discount perfume regardless of diehard fans.

Lanc?me’s wonderful original version of Magie was called Magie Mist. How I wish they would bring the original Magie Mist back, so much more feminine, pretty, softer, rounder and more memorable than the revamped version called Magie Noir that makes me sneeze.

But manufacturers are in the game of making profits and if sales are slowing they either withdraw the item or relaunch it as a new formula thought to be more in keeping with the mood of an era. Two recent examples of this are ? de Lanc?me and Yves St Laurent’s Opium, both of which have been updated in 2000-1. If you want the old versions get a stock in now. Venezia and Cacharel’s Lou Lou have also been withdrawn not so long ago, so if you see it and like it, get it in.

Always buy perfumes from reputable dealers when using the Internet for your purchases.

Personalized Fragrances Tell The World Who You Are

Women inherently know what looks good on them. They also know that the power of fragrance is hard to beat for attraction. Someone can tell so much about you just from your perfume. There?s nothing quite like the personalized scent of a woman. Your fragrance, your makeup, your outfit, your shoes, and even your handbag make up the total package about who you are today, in today?s mood. Tomorrow might bring out a whole different you.

There truly is a scent for every moment of your life, and that?s why you should invoke the help of personalized fragrances. Not only are you not going to be wearing the scent of any other woman, you can be wearing the scent that?s perfect for your mood and the moment in your life.

Personalized fragrances have always been around, but thanks to the internet, there are more companies offering them, and no matter where you are in the world, you can order personalized fragrances online.

You can choose a traditional perfume or for something lighter, you might want to consider a dry body oil spray. In fact, it?s a perfect choice for those hot summer days when a bold scent might be just too much. It?s light and airy no matter what the fragrance. And thanks to the internet, no animal testing products are very easy to find online, so you don?t have to worry about the testing of animals for your perfumes. You are your own personal woman and so having your own personalized scents makes beautiful sense. In fact why would you settle for anything less? After all, you aren?t like anyone else. There?s nothing quite as sexy as your scent and with wearing your very own personalized fragrances.

Whether you are looking for a dry body oil spray for a lighter scent or a traditional perfume, here are some ideas to help you match your personality with fragrance.

If you love the outdoors, the musty scent of the forest, and the refreshing scent of a spring shower, then you are definitely an earthy type that?s grounded to mother earth herself. You might try personalized fragrances that have a musk base, the most sensual, earthy fragrance you?ll find. Then add a touch of “something” to make it just right.

If you love the culture of and live in the fashions and colors of the Asian cultures, consider something as sassy as your personality with the spices of the Orient mixed to create that personal fragrance that?s ?you.?

If you are a free spirit by nature doing what you want, when you want, then you want a personalized fragrance that says just that. Mix it up with fruity and floral scents to create “you” in a bottle.

If you are one of those dreamy souls who always has her head in the clouds dreaming about … then you should choose wonderful clean and light fragrances that include lavender. Build your fragrance and see where the journey takes you.

If you?re a sexy bombshell, then your personalized fragrances need to say that about you. Try a sexy sophisticated mix of flowers and spices for something invigorating that tells the world just how mysterious you are.

If you were born in the wrong century, and you are really an elegant lady, choose a personal fragrance that includes the soft womanly scent of rose and build from there.

There are a variety of scents that you can add to your personal fragrance that come together to make your statement about who you are. That?s much better than buying discounted fragrances. Whatever your personality, whatever message you want to send personal fragrances in both perfume and dry body oil spray are the way to do just that. And you shouldn?t settle for just “one you.” After all, would you settle for just one pair of shoes? I think not! Your shoes, your clothes, and your fragrance are all about who you are, and isn?t it time to show the world?

Sorting Your Winter Wardrobe

Despite the almost Indian Summer the papers seem to be raving about, we are now well and truly on our way into winter. The clocks have changed, the evenings are getting darker, and before you know it Christmas will be here. So, it is time to embrace your winter wardrobe once again. You may moan but really it’s not all bad!

Just because it is grey, cold, raining and plain dull outside doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to mirror the weather. Furthermore, even though you ladies can’t wear cute dresses and open-toe shoes and the guys can’t live in shorts and t-shirts doesn’t mean style, comfort, and sexiness has to be relegated to the summer wardrobe.

The autumn/winter catwalks were full of trend-setting winter wear including stylish outwear. Coats and jackets in the past have either been designed purely for function and practicality or for fashion meaning they are useless at keeping you warm and dry. This has resulted in two types of jacket and coat wearers; the waterproof, windproof and dull or the freezing, wet and cool. However, the times are a-changing.

Now the high-street as well as designer and boutique stores are combining the best of both worlds. You can now find a plethora of winter-warmers that have waterproof and windproof layers, and quick drying layers made from super warm fabrics such as wool.

They no longer resemble pac-a-macs or giant-sized overcoats in black, grey or more black. You can be cool, warm and dry all at the same time as well as looking stylish and body-conscious as opposed to drowning in a shapeless and colourless excuse for a coat.

Take New Look for example, it has all of this season’s must-have coats and jackets for both women and men. From staple macs given a fresh modern twist to leather biker jackets; they even have the good old classic fitting duffles and doubled breasted coats. Men can choose from Herringbone coats to bomber jackets and Harrington Jackets to military-style coats.

New Look has another major pull factor ? price. Most of these coats and jackets are an affordable winter investment as prices range from just ?30 to ?60.

To make life even easier you can buy any items from New Look’s winter range online. This means you don’t need to venture out into the cold winter weather just yet, not until your new coat arrives anyway!

All You Need To Know About Ralph Lauren Sunglasses- Read Before You Buy

Ralph Lauren sunglasses combine style and comfort together to bring out the best eye accessories. They are especially designed for fashionable men and women who like to flaunt a unique style statement. Ralph Lauren sunglasses blend both modern as well as an antique style.

How To Choose A Ralph Lauren Eyewear For Yourself

Sunglasses from Ralph Lauren come in all possible shades, to give you an endless variety to choose from. There are several frames as well. Go for the one that suits you perfectly well.

Some Detailing On Ralph Lauren Frames

This brand of sunglasses comes in a variety of frames. Each one is designed to suit a particular face cut. There are thin wired sunglasses to tortoise shell rimmed ones. The shape of your face will say what frame you require.

? Oval face ? the oval face is a perfect shape for the face. Go for wide frames, those which are in proportion with your face. The aviator should fall below the line of your brow.

? Round face ? angular frames help to make round faces appear long. Those sunglasses which are bubble shaped will only exaggerate the roundness of your face. Go for high temples or medium high temples. They will make it look long. Always go for wide frames.

? Square frames ? for this type of face shape, the frame should be narrow and curved. The frame should be wide in comparison to the widest part of your face. The frame should be horizontal in shape and not vertical. The shape of the frame should be slightly heavy at the top and lighter towards the bottom to look good on square faces.

? Diamond face ? if you are blessed with high cheek bones, don?t try to hide them behind sunglasses. Go for shades which are heavy on top and have high or mid high temples. Squared frames look good on diamond shaped shapes.

? Base up triangle ? sunglasses which have weight towards the bottom complement this face shape really well. Low temples look good on this face shape. Go for light colored glasses.

Ralph Lauren eye wares can be purchased from showrooms and in all well known outlets. You can also shop for them online. Look from deals which offer discounts.

Celebrities and high profile socialites are often seen with Ralph Lauren glasses on. Gwen Stephanie, Mariah Carry, Sharon stone, Christie Brinkley, all are huge fan of this brand. They wear it both as regular wear as well as while partying.

A special feature of these sunglasses is that they provide 100 % protection against UV rays. They are also scratch proof. So even if you drop them you don?t need to be scared.

Winter Wear For Women – Go For Wool Only

Not many fashionable ladies welcome the season of winter from the core of their hearts. This is what I believe. After all if you have a very beautiful body to flaunt then how come you agree to get it covered and wrapped with heavy winter garments.

However, it might be a bit awkward to assume that the arrival of winter may force you to compromise a lot. More clearly, though it may not allow you to go for your instinctive “show off,” it may still leave a line of options which may, surely, allow you to look the sexiest of all.

So it is advisable to step into your wardrobe without losing a moment and have a look what you have stored already on the shelves. Hopefully, you might have many fashion apparel for winters which you have been using for last many years.

Interestingly, many of them, you will find, might have gone outdated and must be seeming worn out. This could be the double jeopardy for someone who has already decided not to welcome the winter season.

But panic not! Here are many ways to look wonderfully beautiful and attracting, only if you manage to choose the winter fashion apparel in a right way and then wear them with a right combination and color matches. Here are some tips to have the right pick :

Buy Wool Only : We know that winter at its peak turns deadly and unbearable chilly. Hence, people start wearing bunches of winter garments altogether. It makes the wearer look very heavy and bulky.

So to avoid this menace, buy winter garments made of wool only. Their natural warmth may reduce the number of dresses on you body. Cashmere too can be tried.

Choose Latest Patterns and Trends : As you are not at all ready to compromise with your looks, you ought to buy only the latest stuffs in the market. They will make you look exciting.

Floral prints are the latest rage for winter garments. You may choose some bright color skirts. Emerald green, scarlet green are advisable.

Tops : The dark color tops make interesting combination with floral lowers. Look out for the knitted tops.

Jacket Hunt : Definitely, the jackets along with the coats are one of the most important winter clothing. Though the jackets made of multiple layers can be the best buy, you can opt for jackets having fur as their inner layers.

If you don’t prefer fur coats or jackets, at least choose a stuff which has collar made of fur. It may feel soothing and resist air trespassing. The outer layer of your jacket or coat should be made of either leather or denim completely. However, a combination of both too can do well.

Pants and Skirts : While choosing a skirt, you may go for a flirty one with bright color and floral prints. It seems well-fit for winters. Buy a pant made of cashmere or wool to avoid layers.

Leggings : If you have got a natural likeness for skirts instead of pants, then your skirts must be paired with leggings. Choose a warm legging of bright color. They look trendy.

Group Of Velecta Paramount Hair Dryers

Velecta Paramount ? based in France ? is one of the leading manufacturers of professional hair styling tools as well as salon equipments. All of its products have been designed keeping in mind three main key factors such as lightweight, powerful, and unique ergonomics. In fact, with its innovative, compact profile, it enables both hair stylists and clients to create amazing hair styling results. Among many of its products, Velecta Paramount has been especially lauded for its hair dryers that are designed using leading edge technologies and wrapped with top notch features. Mentioned below are some of the most preferred Velecta Paramount blow dryers now available in the market.

Velecta Paramount Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer

This is perhaps the number one hair dryer now available in the market. Its highlight is in deed the technology used for the manufacture, which in turn is an integration of ceramic and tourmaline elements. Further, it is complemented with features including 1875 watts of power, long life AC motor, two heat settings and two speed buttons, powerful airflow.

Velecta Paramount Revolutionary Ultra Quiet Hair Dryer

Designed using a blend of technologies such as ceramic and tourmaline, this hair dryer provides the added advantage of Advanced Noise Reduction Technology, whose specialty is that it reduces noise by 60%, thereby enabling for a quieter working environment. Further, it is complete with features such as ultra lightweight profile, two speed and two heat settings, barrel extension, and 1600 watts of power.

Velecta Paramount Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer

What that makes this dryer special is its built-in ionic generator that emit continuous stream of negative ions in order to eliminate frizz and add extra shine to your hair. Further, ceramic properties, apart from features like huge airflow and two heat and two speed settings, add to its high performance.

Velecta Paramount Super Lightweight Hair Dryer

Weighing just 350 grams, this hair tool is recommended for strain-free, professional hair styling as well as drying results. Additionally, it is the result of the exclusive patented turbine technology.

Velecta Paramount Professional Hair Dryer

For fast hair drying and styling results, perhaps no other hair dryers could outshine this hair dryer. 1875 watts of power, long life AC motor, two speed and six heat settings plus cool shot, and snap on nozzle are its features, among many others.

Is It The Candy You Lost? —when Lv Meet With Swarovski

As one of the oldest fashion houses in the world, Louis Vuitton is internationally celebrated and highly regarded for name recognition in the fashion world. The world?s greatest fashion design house: such compliment has been lavished on Louis Vuitton. It sold people a feeling, an image: fashion setter, rather than a mere luxury, thus Louis Vuitton gains timeless glory. While the other luxury brand, Swarovski, offers a wide range of precision-cut lead crystal glass and related products and wins world wild reorganization. When the two meet with each other on the runway, here come precious LV inclusion bracelets.

The Inclusion collection features Monogram charms adorned with floating Swarovski crystals. It not only has LV signature timeless luster, but also embodies a strong favor of African culture. Besides, CRYSTALLIZED? – Swarovski Elements label guaranteed the originality of Swarovski crystals used in creations of international fashion houses and designers. Being part of the Monogram Inclusion collection, the bracelet is a perfect combination of resin and crystal and trimmed with golden brass pieces. The generous sized, acetate bracelet evokes the lightness of the rebirth of spring. Imperial and intensive African favor is no doubt the leading tune of Louis Vuitton 20009. When the rich color falls on a bracelet, it becomes lovely and lively, just like the appealing candy you lost in your careless childhood. Now here is the chance for you to pick up your lost candy.

To meet with different need and preference, Louis Vuitton released a complete range of bracelets at various sizes and colors including rose pop, praline, brown, black, orange and transparent. As I see it, these bracelets are like a box of chocolate candy, you can never know the taste until you have a try.

Earn While You Party- Be A Home Party Consultant

Parties are a great way to unwind, have fun, and enlarge your social circle. It is also the time when you catch up with friends and colleagues after a week’s hard work and slogging at office. Who doesn’t love a good party on the weekends to help them de-stress! Now just think – what if there was a way that you could also earn money while partying? Is it really possible to make money out of leisure?

Innovative business models are indeed out there that converts your leisure time into extra income with no compromise on the fun factor. You can become a home party consultant with certain direct selling organizations who actually pay you to party! You not only will be able to throw a great party with their support, but also stand the chance to pocket a nice commission for selling some special items from their collections.

How Does It Work?

As a hostess or a consultant, while planning your home party, there are many things that you must look at – the decor is befitting, the food is scrumptious, the beverages are to everybody’s liking and the ambience perfectly reflects the mood that you want for yourself and everybody else, that is, it should be fun-filled, relaxing, and enjoyable. In addition to all these you get to display some great products and knick knacks that your guests can buy. Just think how excited the girls would be to come to a party where there is a unique collection of exquisite costume jewelry! What more would girls want when they get to indulge in girl talk, great food, music, wine and jewelry! They would all go back overjoyed, maybe after picking up a piece of jewelry that they fancied and you will certainly earn the name of a great hostess and along with it a commission for every item purchased, which could be as high as 50% depending on the company that you are associated with. Not only that you also get wonderful discounts on items as the hostess, exclusive hostess gifts and free merchandise.

HOW WILL THE DIRECT SELLING COMPANIES SUPPORT YOU?

The companies will provide you with a style kit that will have a collection of their best and high demand products and items. They will provide you wonderful booking bonuses, unbelievable discounts if you buy some of the items and also free gifts for you. Also bundled with the style kit they will provide you certain marketing and sales tools like display racks or stands, product catalogues, brochures containing information about their programs, offers, etc. The kind of products they give you could range from jewelry, apparel, accessories, etc. depending on what the company specializes in.

Being a home party consultant can be a lucrative option for you. You can earn doing what you love to do right from your home, hosting a wonderful home party!

How To Choose Color For Your Prom Gown?

You have daydreamed about your prom for years, and it is finally here! It’s time to start planning for the most important special event of your life so far. Most likely, the highlight of the planning process will be choosing your prom dress, and a key decision will be picking the right dress color. There are several factors to consider before you decide, so read on to learn more about choosing the right prom dress color for you.

First, find a suitable cut and style for your figure. For example, sheath dresses usually look best on tall or thin girls, and an A-line dress slim the hips and thighs while accentuating the waist. Next, try on some flattering styles in different colors. Consider what goes well with your skin tone, eye color, and hair color.

Take into account certain dress styles that you like and how they’ll look in different colors. Some current trends in prom dress colors are bold hues such as orange, yellow, pink, even tie-dyed. But keep in mind that the latest trends in dress colors might not look right on you if they don’t flatter your best natural attributes. Check out the fashion magazines and websites for ideas, but don’t be disappointed if the latest red carpet look is not for you. Remember that your prom dress should make you look your best.

Your skin tone probably is the most important factor in determining what dress colors would look best on you. Try different colored dresses while standing in the most natural light possible, and note which ones make your skin look bright and not washed out. If you still can’t decide, then think about the clothes in your closet. What color or colors do you wear most often, and what colors are you drawn to when shopping for new items? You know what looks good on you, so use that knowledge to pick your prom dress color.

Also, think about what kind of message, if any, you want to send out on prom night. For example, a simple little black dress can say, I’m classy and sophisticated. Red is bold, sexy, and daring. Blue and green are friendly, calm, perhaps more down to earth. You can look like royalty in gold or silver, or maybe you have always wanted to be the princess in pink.

(If you do choose a black prom dress, try a dramatic hairstyle to offset its plainness. Also, black tends to drain color from your face, so use makeup wisely to play up your best facial features.)

Finally, shoes, purses and other accessories can either compliment or contrast with your dress to make a statement, so think about all of these items when choosing your prom dress color.

What Can A Hair Straightener Be Used For

Hair styling process has become much easier, safer and less time consuming with the arrival of new and improved technologies. You can do it whenever you like without any help of a hair stylist. Getting the help of a hair stylist is always a better option. But it cost you a lot and you need to invest lots of time for that. Hair styling home kits and other styling devices are the solution for these concerns. Thus you can save your time and have a great styling device with just one time investment.

Hair straighteners or flat irons are one of the new additions to the list of the hair styling tools. For those who have curly hair and want made it silky straight, all you need to is to get a hair straightening rod. Choose the one that better serves your needs and really worth the money.

In the last few years, the flat irons have developed a lot and now they can serve more than just straightening your hair. The leading manufactures are giving importance on the tourmaline and ceramic plates for their products. The plus point of these types of plates is that they take superior care for your hair while styling. Another notable feature of ceramic or tourmaline plates is that they emit negative ions while straightening that aids in closing the cuticles. Thus the natural moisture gets locked into the hair giving it shine and smoothness.

The majority top rated straightening rods available in the market come with some added functional features. The auto power cut options or auto temperature adjust is great for giving proper care to your hair. Flat iron with an auto temperature adjust system helps keep the hair from over heating. Further, the auto power cut option prevents damages due to heat as well as facilitates in less consumption of electricity.

These days, flat irons are one of the great gift ideas for your loved ones. The best hair straighteners available in the market are so small and handy; and have a cute look that can be chosen as gifts easily.