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J’Adore The New Absolu by Christian Dior: An Ode To Sensuality And Beauty

J’Adore The New Absolu by Christian Dior: An Ode To Sensuality And Beauty

J’Adore New Absolu,  A Lush And Elegant Concept Christian Dior revealed a new film about J’Adore the new Absolu and it is a true ode to sensuality, beauty and to all women after all. A delightfully lush new composition sees Absolutes dance alongside an unprecedented freshness. The flowers here are as sweet as a delectable syrup, or a sublime, natural and sensual nectar. The icon Charlize Theron, more desirable than ever, is the divine incarnation of a free and triumphant femininity. Ode to women, to their audacity, the iconic floral bouquet is a beauty with multiple faces, a feat of balance where the most beautiful flowers express themselves with sensuality and freshness. In this film, Christian Dior brings the essential elements of J’Adore, exhibit at the service of a strong femininity. Charlize Theron is showcased as a modern amazon or goddess, allowing herself a true freedom of movement. Imperial and sublime, the actress is…

Mugler Alien Man – We Are All Alien!

Mugler Alien Man – We Are All Alien!

In 2005, Mugler launched Alien Eau de Parfum. More than a fragrance it was a powerful talisman, a strong message to all women and a protection at the same time. Thirteen years later, Mugler surprises everybody with a masculine version that should captivate all Mugler fans and beyond. After The Goddess, Only A Man Could Do The Work! As for the feminine version, Alien Man brings a strong message to those who will dare wearing it. Alien Man will bring self-confidence, optimism and allow you to have the energy and determination to fulfill your dreams. It is all about strength, confidence and positivism! The new fragrance for men will be launched in May 2018 and will extend the extraordinary world of Alien towards a more masculine scenery and olfactory signature. “Alien Man is inspired by my Fabulous imaginary journeys” – Thierry Mugler The new fragrance brings together the origins of…

Made In Pigalle Reveals the Paris of Parisians – Fragrance Review.

Made In Pigalle Reveals the Paris of Parisians – Fragrance Review.

While many fragrance brands are playing safe and keeping its footsteps into the conservative path of safe choices, some people try to dare something different, something with a soul. Meet MADE IN PIGALLE, a new Fragrance brand freshly launched with the aim of revealing the Paris of Parisians. It is our Fragrance brand of the month. MADE IN PIGALLE, Simple Ideas Are Often The Best. The founding soul of MADE IN PIGALLE is Paul Petit. A Parisian of course but above all, a passionate professional from the Fragrance and luxury industry. Paul is Parisian but he is also a citizen of the world. He lived in New York, Tokyo, London and Barcelona. He embraced the intensity and richness of living in great capitals and after so many years, Paris was calling him back. As we often say, when you learn how to market a product or a brand for others,…

Men’s Grooming for Christmas: Get Ready For Celebration In Beauty.

Men’s Grooming for Christmas: Get Ready For Celebration In Beauty.

The holiday season is already knocking at the door and the first snow just felt this week. We are already 20 days before Christmas and it is the perfect time for you, gentlemen, to prepare your beauty “assets”. Very often, men struggle with their beauty routine. Either we have no time for anything more than the basic hygiene or we will take hours treating ourselves. At the end, we do not really know how to handle a beauty routine on a regular basis. It is time for taking care of yourself. Here are 3 important pieces of advice to help you getting ready to celebrate. Care for your beard, it is time to be perfect Due to the fact that the hair that is on your face is much different from the hair on your head, it comes with its very own set of instructions. Beards are trendy at the…

Sisley Eau du Soir 2015 Limited edition, wild and chic

Sisley Eau du Soir 2015 Limited edition, wild and chic

For the past 13 years, Sisley has always meet all fans expectancies in Christmas by launching each year a new Eau du Soir Limited edition. This year, the iconic flacon dresses Savannah style. Exquisite elegance for an amazing limited edition. Only 8’000 units in the world and LuxuryActivist was able to get one. Eau du Soir, an amazing rendez-vous with exceptional elegance. Scent of a large olfactory contrasts wealth, Eau du Soir gradually reveals subtle notes of a perfect balance between freshness of citrus notes, the sensuality of floral notes and chypre, intensity amber notes and musk . Since its launch in 1990, Sisley Eau du Soir conquered the heart of thousands of women all over the world. From 2003 until today, Sisley brings the magic of Christmas to Eau du Soir. Every year, the French beauty brand reveals a new limited edition for the Holiday season. It is an…

Aesop Marrakech Intense, the icon is back.

Aesop Marrakech Intense, the icon is back.

Nothing more personal than the relationship between you and your fragrance. Certain brands understood perfectly how personal and important. It is the case of Aesop.This week, Luxuryactivist met the Aesop team for the launch of their new fragrance: Marrakech Intense. Aesop, from Australia to Geneva Aesop is an amazing brand. It all started in 1987 in Melbourne – Australia. It was founded by Dennis Paphitis. His aim was to have a precise and expert range of superlative products in which he would gather the best of what nature and science can offer. In addition to skincare, Aesop also produces hair care, soapsand fragrance. The brand can be found in its own ‘signature spaces’ (concept stores) and department stores. Aesop has a very specific way to develop the brand. In many ways, less is more. They prefer to have a short yet interesting distribution network that they master completely rather than going broader and then completely lose…

Gisele Bundchen is the new face of Chanel 5

Gisele Bundchen is the new face of Chanel 5

Every time Chanel announces a new face for its its iconic fragrance, Chanel 5, it is big news. This time, the French luxury house announced that Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen will be the next face for Chanel 5. The news just bursted into the journalists and everybody is pretty much excited to see the final result. According to Chanel, the choice of Gisele Bundchen was quite obvious. She represents a natural, modern, sensual yet elegant femininity. All attributes that correspond to the Chanel 5 fragrance story. She is also probably the last true Top Model super star to be known all over the world. She is also the most well paid top models in the world and the deal with Chanel will keep her on that position. Chanel had already last year made a big statement with its Feminine fragrance by using true images and sound from Marilyn Monroe…

Cartier, La Panthère Eau de Parfum. Sensual instinct.

Cartier, La Panthère Eau de Parfum. Sensual instinct.

Cartier revealed its new fragrance for women called La Panthère. A true focus in the Brand DNA and main symbol. As usual every single detail is taken care of, and the final result is a very sophisticated yet modern fragrance, created by Mathilde Laurent, in-house Perfumer. They had the Panther out! The real Panther was her: Jeanne Toussaint. The Panther is the symbol of Cartier House and you can find it in all activities from Jewelry to  Watch-making and Fragrances. The symbol of the Panther is present in Cartier’s creation from almost the first day. In 1914, Cartier launched a women watch in which the decoration was the illustration of the Panther’s fur. See image below. Louis Cartier closest friends was Jeanne Toussaint. She was considered as one of the female personalities at that time in Paris. She was friend with Gabrielle Chanel and Misia Sert, known as the Queen of…

Fragrance review: 2014 Top 5 new launches

Fragrance review: 2014 Top 5 new launches

Every new year comes with many new things. And of course the Fragrance industry also provides its contribution. Here is our Fragrance review on the most interesting New launches you definitely do not want to miss! Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver This new fragrance belongs to the “Classics” collection and it is a reinterpretation of the original Bel Ami fragrance launched in … The originality of this new creation is not really on the smoky-woody part, for us is definitely in the top notes. A perfect alliance between the sparkling of Citrus notes and the sharpness of spices. Jean-Claude Ellena presents a very elegant signature for this fragrance. Aligned with the extraordinary quality of Vetiver in the heart of the fragrance, there is a strong yet subtle leather note that wraps the olfactive structure in a glove of timeless refinement. The Bel Ami flacon gets a new label, this time in…

Best Fragrance news from 2013

Best Fragrance news from 2013

Luxury Activist takes the holiday season as an opportunity for thematic flashbacks on the most popular articles, news and reviews of 2013. In this session, find here the 5 most popular articles in 2013 in Fragrances. Good reading. When the Fragrance industry forgot to say no… The Fragrance industry has a hard life for the past 10 years. Economic crisis? No, not at all. Here we are talking about all the forbidden ingredients black-listed every year and that start making things impossible. In one side we have official institutions and NGOs fighting against Fragrance ingredients supposed to be allergens and in another side, the Fragrance industry…. silent as tomb. Check here our review: http://luxuryactivist.com/beauty/when-the-fragrance-industry-forgot-to-say-no Supremÿa Yeux La Nuit by Sisley, Efficiency while sleeping All wise people will tell you: “nothing better than a good night sleep”. Sisley this fall helps you maximize your night time to give you the best…

Bulgari Man Extreme, audacity for a modern man.

Bulgari Man Extreme, audacity for a modern man.

Bulgari launches Bulgari Man Extreme. A second chapter to Bulgari Man and as always, the Italian brand plays the concept of the creation to the maximum. This time, offering a more edgy version of the Bulgari man. At LuxuryActivist, we could test the product for you and check out the outcome. Bulgari Man Extreme, the concept While Bulgari Man, launched in 2010, featured a masculine reassurance under the silhouette of Clive Owen, Bulgari Man Extreme is much more edgy and vibrant. We can see a new face, Eric Bana, representing a more daring, adventurous, yet virile vision of men. The first chapter displayed the relationship between the man and his fragrance. In this new chapter we can see the interaction between the modern man and different elements in his surroundings. It is also a brighter, vibrant and adventurous image. It is also inspired by the spirit of Rome, that tend…

Luxury News Up to the Minute

Luxury News Up to the Minute

The world of luxury news is a fast moving and ever-changing place. Those who live in it struggle to keep up with the day by day changes that make it so popular. Your typical lifestyle magazine gets released on a monthly basis, which is plenty of time for the trends listed within it to have already become stale. It is also easy to find yourself out of the loop when it comes to sporting a look that is at its peak when you’re wearing it. A good fashion website can be exactly the thing to keep you in the loop on everything that is breaking in luxury news. Even if your favorite lifestyle magazine is doing its best to keep up with what is popular at the time, they’re always going to fall behind a fashion website that can update within minutes or just about every minute. With all the…