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Fragrance Queen, WIN, Hot919fm, Lunch with Lloyd

#WIN with Hot 91.9fm and The Fragrance Queen. Tune-In to #LunchWithLloyd this Sunday, 22nd April 2018, for the #FragranceSpecial, from noon until 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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Lancôme is a story of wonder, a lesson in the French essence of Happiness.

Lancôme, the French beauty brand was established in 1939 by a flamboyant man Amand at the World’s Fair in Brussels with fragrances & then later with skincare & makeup. The brand won 3 awards for 5 of the fragrances a huge achievement for a new brand.

Lancôme opened their first makeup studio in Africa in Sandton City on Saturday 14 April. This standalone Lancôme boutique offers all the services that one would expect from a beauty & fragrance brand & expect special services when you visit this fabulous store which has moved with the times.

The values

French Beauty – as French women, her vision of beauty & elegance

Happiness – Happiness is the first sign of beauty

Empowerment – The brand that talks about the intelligence of a woman

Interesting that Lancôme uses female ambassadors like Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz & Lupita Nyongo all beautiful & powerful women who have won Oscars.

It’s not surprising that they have a fabulous fragrance range from Poeme, Tresor, Miracle & the wonderful La Vie Est Belle.

La vie Est Belle means “Life is more beautiful” this fragrance is inspired by joy & pleasure in the small things in life. The bottle dazzles with its crystal smile.

It’s a gourmand fragrance with the main ingredients being praline (rich caramel, brown sugar, toasted nuts, vanilla & white wood) patchouli, black currant & tonka bean.

We have a great offer this Sunday which is 6 x La Vie Est Belle EDP 30ml with a 5ml Renergie Multi-Lift Crème with an SPF 15 Day Cream. Valued at R1 070 each & we are adding a makeover for each of the prize winners. Valued at over R6 000!

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 the brand that we are featuring this Sunday?

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.