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BUYING FOR MADAME THIS CHRISTMAS? HINT, HINT... Ponsonby News brings you a guide to some stars of the season’s ‘blockbuster’ fragrances. Stick with us and we’ll make sure you don’t get it wrong! LANCÔME Ô D’AZUR Lancôme was just voted one of the world’s coolest brands and we’re sure it’s no coincidence that kiwi Aaron de Mey is the brand’s creative director. Ô d’Azur is described as ‘a fresh summer sensation, tinged with sensuality.’ Fresh Sicilian bergamot around a rose centre, with lemon and pink pepper to lift the floral and a woody musk and amber resin base note. Choose a Lancôme fragrance for the woman in your life and you are saying you find her deeply feminine, and sophisticated. LANCÔME Ô D’AZUR available at selected pharmacies and department stores. Eau De Toilette 50ml $99; Eau De Toilette 75ml $125 GUCCI GUILTY Since Envy took the fragrance market by storm, Gucci fragrances have gained a reputation for being sexy and flamboyant. Gucci Guilty is described as “a warm yet striking oriental floral with hedonism at its heart.“ Mandarin and pink pepper top notes combine with lilac and geranium, laced with the succulent tactility of peach - can you imagine a more lush combination? Oh, and add a little patchouli - a Gucci hallmark - and amber. Is she arresting and somewhat seductive? A powerful, youthful woman? Get her Guilty.
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JO MALONE ENGLISH PEAR AND FREESIA This was only launched in New Zealand in September, but it’s already Jo Malone’s current bestseller. As you would deduce, it’s top note is King William pear and it’s ‘heart’ is freesia, while the base is patchouli. Described as a very fresh ‘cologne’, and created in the UK specially for spring, it’s from Jo Malone’s ‘fruity’ family. It’s not as exotic and sweet as a lily or a rose but equally as classic and appealing. Jo Malone’s English Pear and Freesia will suit a woman of any age who likes to surprise just a little. JO MALONE available only at 10 Courthouse Lane, The Chancery (will courier throughout New Zealand, charges do apply). 100ml $215; Regular home candle 200g $130; Body cream $160; Body and hand wash $100
GUCCI GUILTY available at Farmers, selected department stores and pharmacies. Eau de Toilette 30ml $115.00; Eau de Toilette 50ml $144.00; Eau de Toilette 75ml $188.00
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