#WIN with Hot 91.9fm and The Fragrance Queen. Tune-In to #LunchWithLloyd this Sunday, 17 December 2017, for the #FragranceSpecial between noon and 3 pm, when Lloyd will be chatting with renowned fragrance expert, Liz Ferrett. If ever there was a person who knows all there is to know about fragrance, it’s Liz Ferrett!
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Bvlgari Omnia Coral Eau de Toilette
BVLGARI is one of the oldest Italian jewelry brands founded way back to 1884.
A Floral Fruity fragrance, for the feminine & delicate woman
Top notes Bergamot & Goji berries
Heart Water Lily, Hibiscus & Pomegranate
Base notes Musk & Cedar
Coach for Men Eau de Toilette
American leather goods brand founded in 1941 began making leather gloves.
A woody fragrance
Top notes Pear, Bergamot & Kumquat
Heart Cardamom, Coriander & Geranium
Base notes Vetiver, Suede & Ambergris
Coach for Women Eau de Parfum
Inspired by the Coach handbag, launched for their 75th Birthday.
A Floral, Oriental, Fruity fragrance
Top notes Raspberry leaf, Pink pepper & Pear
Heart Rose, Gardenia, Cyclamen
Base notes Suede, Musk, Sandalwood Cashmeran
Amouge Honor for Women Eau de Parfum
Founded in 1983 by the Sultan of Oman.
A floral fragrance.
Top notes Pepper, Rhubarb leaves & Coriander
Heart Jasmin, Tuberose, Gardenia, Lilly of the Valley & Carnation
Base notes Vetiver, Opoponax, Amber, Incense & Leather
Memo French Leather Eau de Parfum
The 2 founders of Memo loved to travel & the name is all about their memories of their travels. The French brand was founded in 2007.
Top notes Lime & Pink Pepper
Heart Suede, Rose & Clary Sage
Base notes Cedarwood, Musk & Vetiver
DKNY Be Tempted Eau de Parfum
Founded in 1984 in New York, one of the most famous American brands. Launched their 1st fragrance in 1992.
An Oriental, Gourmand fragrance.
Top notes Black current, Liquorice accord, Red Fruit & Lemon
Heart Rose Oil Essential, Violet & Orange Flower
Base notes Patchouli Oil, Vanilla & Myhrr
DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Parfum
A Fruity, Floral fragrance
Top notes Grapefruit, Cucumber & Magnolia
Heart Tuberose, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Violet & Green Apple
Base notes Woody notes, Amber & Sandalwood
DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum
A Floral, Fruity, Gourmand fragrance.
Top notes Grapefruit, Mandarin, Nectarine, Yellow freesia & Solar notes
Heart Jasmine, Lilly of the Valley & Mirabelle
Base notes Beeswax, Cedar, Vanilla, and Musk & Nerol
This Sunday we are giving away EIGHT Amazing Fragrances –
Memo French Leather Eau de Parfum 75ml R3 995
Amouge Honor for Women Eau de Parfum 100ml R4 705
Bulgari Omnia Coral Eau de Toilette 65 ml R1 300
Coach for Men Eau de Toilette 60ml R695
Coach for Women Eau de Parfum 90ml R1 490
DKNY Be Tempted Eau de Parfum 100ml R1 395
DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Parfum 100 ml R1 395
DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum 100ml R1 395
To stand a chance to #WIN one of these fragrances, when you send QUEEN, your NAME and ANSWER via WhatsApp (084 2212 919)
This week’s question: Name one of the brands we are giving away.
Winners will be announced every Sunday between noon and 3 pm during #LunchWithLloyd on #Hot919fm.
Here are a few handy tips and tricks as well as fascinating facts we learnt from Liz:
- Women began wearing fragrance more than 5 000 years ago. They used incense and beetle blood to create their perfumes. One of the first recorded manufactured perfumes was Chanel No 5, which was launched in 1921.
- When going to buy a fragrance, do not smell more than three at a time. Your nose confuses the brain so you won’t get the true scent – even if you sniff coffee beans in between.
- Never buy a fragrance just because it smells good on a friend.
- Your fragrance requires at least 30 minutes to develop on your skin, so if you have sampled fragrances (only three, remember!) go have a coffee and if, after 30 minutes, you still love the smell – you’re good to go buying!
- The biggest fragrance no-no is rubbing your perfume. Fragrance in broken up into three parts, a top note – this is the first impression of a scent; then comes the heart of the fragrance – this is the dominant or core scent, and then the soul – which is the base note and triggers the memories.
- When you rub your perfume, you actually break down the scent.
• It is best to sample fragrance in the afternoon – as your nose is at its most keen.
• If you have dry skin, apply some lotion onto your skin first before spraying on your perfume, this way the scent will last longer.
- Direct sunlight will quickly degrade the quality of your perfume, so keep it in a dark cool place such as in a pretty box in your wardrobe, or your make-up drawer. Bathrooms are another definite no-no. The humidity in the bathroom will break down the components of your fragrance.
- Spray your perfume on the warmer parts of your body – this way it will last longer. Liz recommends on the back of your neck, in the folds of your arms as well as behind your knees (because scent rises).
- The best time to apply perfume is in the morning straight after a shower. Your scent will last much longer as your body is warmer and your skin will absorb it better.
- There is no rule that says you cannot mix fragrances – so experiment with mixing them up and see which combos you love most.
- Do not apply fragrance to your décolletage. It can cause sun spots and aging.
- Always remember that although you may love a million fragrances it’s important to have a signature perfume.
- The general rule of not being able to smell your own perfume but being told by others around you that you smell good is very true. If you can smell your own fragrance, it’s not the right one for you or you are applying too much.
- The most popular fragrance brands are Chanel, Dior, Paco Rabanne and Hugo Boss.
Fragrance also says a lot about your personality. Here is a general guideline to which personalities suit which family of fragrance:
Floral – Romantic and feminine woman, traditional, well-dressed, delicate make-up, tailored clothing. Loves classic romantic movies.
Oriental – Exotic woman who enjoys being bold and standing out with warm sensuality. You like to make a statement when you enter a room.
Fresh – Fuss-free woman who likes exercising, wears little to no make-up and loves the outdoors.
Woody – This is a unique woman who is not afraid to experiment, and is passionate about life in general. An interesting woman.
Gourmand – A woman who likes the finer things in life and is sensual. You love the smell of chocolate, caramel, honey, melon and apple.
Oud – A woman who likes to attract attention, as it lingers on your skin. It’s a mark of powerful status. You flirt easily.
More about Liz: She grew up in Durban & started her career in the beauty business many years ago. She joined a fragrance brand which carried many brands under its umbrella.
This is where her love affair for fragrances began & it’s never left her. So much so that she has at any given time at least 10 fragrances to choose from depending on her mood, the type of day it is & her plans for the day.
She has worked for 2 international beauty brands & a luxury retailer & now do fragrance journey presentations to groups of woman.
“I am thrilled to be joining Lloyd on Sundays @ 1.30 on all aspects of fragrances.” – Liz Ferrett
Her favourite scents that have nothing to do with fragrance include … lavender – which reminds her of her parents’ garden growing up, neroli ( a fusion of flowers and oranges), and her husband’s chicken curry.
She’s a travel fanatic! ‘When I’m not working I spend most of my time planning travel trips … I love researching and learning more about the cultures of different countries around the world so I adore travelling the world – I honestly cannot pick a favourite country.’
Here are Liz’s top five picks of what every woman should have … a fabulous perfume, a body lotion, friends, a gorgeous man and pretty underwear.
You can also send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org for any further info you may require.