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Clive Christian Perfume Imperial Majesty
$215,000 for 16.90z, the bottle
The bottles is adorned with a five carat brilliant cut white diamond and an 18-carat gold collar.

no.1 christian clive
No. 1 Pure Perfume by Clive Christian
$2,350.00
You can find Clive Christian Fragrances at Neiman Marcus

ralph lauren notorius
Ralph Lauren Perfume Notorious
$3,540
Available at Harrods

Limited Edition Angel Mugler Show Superstar
Limited Edition Angel Mugler Show Superstar
$3,000. 14.2 fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum
Shown in the deluxe, limited edition bottle, adorned with elegant Swarovski® crystals, created in France by Brosse celebrated glassmakers. Available at Neiman Marcus.

expensive perfume
Caron Perfume Poivre
$2,000 (2.2 oz bottle)

expensive perfume
Chanel No. 5
$1,850 (15.2 oz bottle)


Baccarat Perfume Bottle Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes
$1,700 (0.25 oz).


Hermes Perfume Faubourg
1,500 (1 oz bottle)
Shown in a limited edition St. Louis crystal bottle, only 1,000 limited-edition bottles were released.

expensive perfume
Annick Goutal Perfume EAU D’hadrien
1,500 (3.4 oz bottle).
This fragrance is the creation of Annick Goutal an award-winning pianist. Shown in limited edition bottle. You can find Annick Goutal fragrances at Neiman Marcus.

Joy jean patou parfum
Joy Baccarat Pure Parfum, Limited Edition
$1000.
Only 50 limited-edition inscribed Baccarat Pure Parfum bottles are created each year for Jean Patou Joy. Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus.

expensive perfume
Shalini Perfume
$900 (2.2 oz bottle)

expensive perfume
Jar Perfumes The Bolt of Lightening
$765 (1 oz).
Created by famous jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal, also known as JAR. Rosenthal also designed the bottle. JAR Perfumes can only be found at specific JAR boutiques ( Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and the exclusive JAR boutique is in Paris).

most expensive perfume
Guerlain 180 Year Collectors Set
3750.00
18 iconic Guerlain fragrances, from Eau de Cologne Imperiale, composed for Empress Eugenie in 1853, to the House’s newest scent, Cruel Gardenia, created in 2008. Retails at Neiman Marcus

[ Fragrance 101 ]

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Read MoreDecember 27, 2010 9:58 pm - Posted by Kristy

woman perfume

“Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance – a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a woman’s personality. Without it there is something missing.”
Gianni Versace.

Fragrance Strengths

The intensity of a fragrance is determined by the amount of the actual perfume oils. A perfume with a higher concentration of perfume oils will have a longer lasting and more pure scent.
Perfume………………… 15% – 30%
Eau de Parfume ……… 8% – 15%
Eau de Toilette ………. 4% – 8%
Eau de Cologne …….. 2% -5%
After Shave …………… 4%
Splash Cologne ……… 1% – 3%

Take Notes

Understanding Fragrance Composition
A fragrance generally has three notes or levels, with each scent evolving into the next. The notes begin with the lightest and evolve into the strongest. Often the strongest note or the base note starts off unpleasant, however it improves with time. The middle note helps to cover the base note untill it has “matured”. Some fragrances such as a splash may only have a top and or middle note.

Top Note / Head Note
Fades in about one minute / Lightest scent (fruity, citrus)
This is the initial impression, it sets the stage for the middle and base notes.

Middle Note / Heart Note
Fades within 30 – 45 minutes / (florals, spices)
This is the body of the fragrance with a discernible aroma. The middle note acts as a bridge between top note and base note.

Base Note/Bottom
Fades in 3-5 hours / Heaviest scent (Musks, woody notes)
This represents the true personality of the fragrance, and has the most stability and staying power. The lasting power depends on strength of the fragrance.

Application

Proper use and application for a full body fragrance experience.
Layer your fragrance to assure depth and character of a fragrance on your skin. Layering refers to applying different forms of the same fragrance family, i.e., body wash, body splash, lotion and perfume. When you use a variety of body products and fragrances with different scents, they may not mix well together, creating an unflattering result. Ideally, you would layer a fragrances from the same brand/scent, however if you know the notes that compose your fragrance, you can better choose complimentary body products.

Fragrances rise so they should be applied from the ankles up. Apply perfume to the pulse points — ankles, behind the ears, back of the knees, bosom, inside the wrist and inside the elbows — to extend wear. Don’t forget less is more.

Shopping for a fragrance

When you are shopping for a fragrance, let the person at the counter help you. They are around fragrances all day and generally know them well. Most fragrance counters will have coffee beens available. Smell the coffee beens between samples to clear the nose and increase sensitivity. It is similar to cleansing your palate with sorbet between courses. When you think you found one you like, spray a little on your wrist and wait about an hour. You want to allow the fragrance to “dry down,” so that you know how the base note will smell before you make a purchase. If you are shopping for someone else, take a list of fragrances that they like or have purchased before – this will help the associate at the fragrance counter identify the common notes, and help you choose a fragrance with similar scent qualities.

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Read MoreDecember 18, 2010 2:54 am - Posted by Kristy

body wash, shower

If you are like me, you probably love all the perfumed body products, like the products from Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Work. The fragrances are so lovely, especially when you layer the shower gel, lotion and body spray. Unfourtunatly, if you have dry skin, you may need to trade your favorite fragranced shower gel for a body wash better suited for dry skin.

When you are looking for a body wash for dry skin, look at the ingredients listed on the back label. Ingredients are listed from the greatest to least amount contained in the product. If the first two ingredients are water and sodium laurel sulfate, then that is what makes up most of your product. Sulfates are used in many cleansers and shampoos, they are detergents and help products to foam up. Unfortunately, they can dry the skin by stripping the protective lipids from the skins surface. However, products that use sulfates in combination with conditioning agents and emollients will help to prevent the skin from becoming too stripped. If you have dry skin, choose a body wash that has an emollient or moisturizer as the second and/or third ingredient. Look for ingredients like petrolatum, cocoa butter, jojoba butter, and natural oils. Most Cleansers will have some sulfates, the trick is to find a shower gel that has sulfates lower on the list of ingrediants. There are products that have sulfates as the third or fourth ingrediant.

olay body wash, dry skin
Olay Body Wash plus Body Butter Ribbons
I like Olay Body Wash Plus Ribbons jojoba butter. Jojoba butter is a nice moisturizer and although it is half way through the list of ingredients, Petrolatum and Mineral Oil are in the top three ingredients before any sulfates.

shower gel
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash
Water,Petrolatum and Mineral Oil are the top three ingredients before any sulfates. Olay Total effects contains niacinamide which helps to prevent skin from losing water, and also helps to stimulate circulation in the skin. Studies have shown that it also improves the appearance of wrinkles, skin discolorations and reduces redness and improves skin elasticity.


Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
Natural oils and emollients, to help replenish skin’s natural moisture. It’s lightly fragranced, soap free, dye-free and hypoallergenic so it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin

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Read MoreDecember 15, 2010 12:50 pm - Posted by Kristy

blog

Blogs help create credibility for businesses, build name recognition and generate traffic to your website.

Blog sites are websites that are frequently updated. Each time an entry is published search engines are automatically notified. Blog sites are more search engine friendly and are indexed more than traditional static websites. Blogs show up around 10 times more often in organic searches than static website.

Mentioned in a blog, now what?

If you have been featured in a blog post, ask the blogger to included a link to your website, social networking sites and your own blog. Be sure to promote yourself to maximize the benefits to you or your business. Share your featured post on your social networking sites, via email and word of mouth. If your story is popular, the blogger will be more likely to write about you in the future. Each time a blog post is retweeted, shared on a facebook wall, or shared on any bloging or social networking site it becomes more recognized with search engines. Sharing the actual link is even more powerful with search engines. Blog posts linger on the internet for a long time, and continue to be viewed years after being published. Even if you were mentioned in a blog 6 months ago, it’s not to late to promote yourself.

Follow the blog

A blog site is an active online community, where people get involved. Readers can comment and ask questions, leading to online conversations and networking. When readers are involved they feel connected. If you have been featured on a blog, it is a good idea to follow that blog and become part of that community. Following the blog also shows your appreciation and helps maintain a relationship with the blogger. Having a good relationship with a blogger gives you the opportunity to have your business promoted on the site in the future. Many blogs have social networking pages, following the blog on a site like facebook or twitter is the easiest way to stay involved. Friends and family can also get involved, they can comment on your story, adding credibility and interest.

How to share a link

To share a link to a specific post, go to the story you like to share and click on the title. The “permalink” for that specific post will appear in your address bar, highlight the entire link and copy and paste the full link.
It should look like this - http://bestofbothworldsaz.com/paradise-valley-skin-klinic/

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Read MoreNovember 30, 2010 1:55 am - Posted by Kristy


Best of Both Worlds Az’s Stephanie and Kristy: by local artist Josh Keating

Josh Keating is a local Arizona artist that has been drawing since he could pick up a pencil to draw. He’s been professionally drawing caricatures for parties and events since 2003 and is still going strong today. He is currently featured in North Scottsdale Times as the artist of the month on page 35. He has three of his Napa Valley murals in the new wine bar at Fry’s Food on the corner of Shea and Tatum blvd. If you want to book Josh Keating to draw caricatures for your next party or event you can contact him at www.personalcartoonist.com or call him at 602.510.3689. Josh can also paint custom murals for your business, office, and childrens’ room.

custom mural

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Read MoreNovember 17, 2010 1:36 pm - Posted by Stephanie

girl with freckles

There are many people that have embraced their freckles and love them, while others would prefer spotless skin.

Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin, ranging in color from red, tan and brown. Some people have a genetic tendency to develop freckles, however sun exposure is the main cause of freckles. Freckles generally appear on sun-exposed areas, and will appear darker or more prominent after sun exposure. Ephelides is a freckle which is flat, light brown or red, and fades when protected from UV light. Ephelides are more common in those with light complexions. Liver spots (also known as sun spots and Lentigines) are freckles that develop after years of sun exposure, and are more prominent with age.

If You Want To Remove Freckles

The best way to remove freckles is to have a series of photofacial treatments, combined with bleaching creams containing 4% hydroquinone and tretinoin (Retin-A). A good UVA/UVB sunblock is also recommended, because UV exposure will make freckles more prominent.

Photafacial (Fotofacial) uses IPL (Intense Pulse Light) to treat skin discoloration, redness and broken capillaries. There generally isn’t any down time associated with IPL treatments, however pigmented spots will appear darker temporarily. After a photofacial any freckles or pigmented lesions will darken up and flake off. It can take up to two weeks for spots to flake off. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the skin condition.

photofacial, freckles
Photofacial / IPL Treatments

If You Like Your Freckles

If you are not concerned with removing freckles you can use lightening and brightening products. These products brighten the skin without removing freckles. Freckles will fade slightly, but will not go away.

Obagi C rx
OBAGI C-RX System
If you love your freckles, you may want to skip the Therapy Night Cream from this system. The Therapy Night cream has a 4% hydroquinone, which will further fade freckles and pigmentation. The Clarifying Serum also has a 4% hydroquinone, however this C- serum is only used in the morning and is not enough to eliminate freckles. The Clarifying Serum is great for anyone that wants brighten their skin tone, and still keep their freckles.
is clinical white lightening

iS Clinical White Lightening Complex
Brightens and lightens skin with beneficial moisturizing properties. Utilizing an innovative blend of proprietary lightening ingredients and pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, this high performance formula exfoliates, reduces inflammation, and provides strong antioxidant protection.
White Lightening Complex will brighten the skin, and freckles will fade, but not go away completely.

Prevent Freckles

To prevent freckles, you need to use a good sunblock. I recommend a UVA/ UVB sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher. I also recommend sunblocks with Zinc, because it is a broad band physical block. SPF only measure UVB protection, and even if a product is labeled to have UVA protection, it may not protect from the full UVA spectrum. Topical Vitamin C ( L- ascorbic acid) can also help prevent sun damage because it neutralizes UV radiation.

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Read MoreNovember 16, 2010 11:25 am - Posted by Kristy