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Beauty Avenue: Must have scents for Summer 2011

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If the recent craziness in our weather is any indication, a new season is upon us. Summer is just around the corner, and we thought it was fitting to feature our favourite fragrances, at least one of which should be in your beauty kit for the next swelteringly hot six months.

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Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Jasminora

A limited edition scent for 2011, this fresh floral fragrance opens with notes of galbanum, bergamot and cyclamen. The heart features Calabrian jasmine, freesia and lily of the valley, while the base consists of musk and amber. The sweet whiff of the Jasminora lightens up your mood and gives you and those around you a refreshing feeling.

Guerlain Idylle Duet

The fourth iteration of the perfumer’s successful Idylle scent, Idylle Duet represents femininity and elegance, achieved by creating an olfactory romance between the Bulgarian rose and the Indonesian patchouli. Guerlain’s house perfumer Thierry Wasser found the most exclusive and most aromatic roses grown in the Bulgarian valleys and combined it with the playfulness of patchoulis to create an inspired harmony of floral notes.

Lolita Lempicka Wanderlust

Born out of the Wanderlust collection reminisces the joys of traveling and the new experiences with which they come, this eau de parfum called First Fragrance is enchanting, disconcerting, crisp floral scent with top notes of liquorice, aniseed, ivy, violet and tonka beans, floating over a light base of iris and musk.

Nina L’Elixir by Nina Ricci

Market by a musical event to launch Nina Ricci’s latest Nina perfume in the Middle East, the Nina L’Elixir promises a true love potion composed of red fruit and jasmine, refreshed with bright green Caipirinha lime. Concocted by Olivier Crespi, the new eau gives off a slight trace of musk, bringing sensuality to the scent and completes the entire composition, which is then placed into a new red apple with silver leaves and stopper.

Thierry Mugler Alien Sunessence

A new edition of the now legendary Alien fragrance by Thierry Mugler, the Alien Sunessence is an apt scent to wear to clear the humidity out of your head and lift your spirits in the midst of Dubai’s furious sun. The eau de toilette opens up with sparkling and dynamic notes of kiwi, a vitamin-packed cocktail that invigorates and illuminates the senses like the sun’s energy. A sensual and ultra-feminine combination then follows up the top notes, with hints of vanilla and unfurling Stanhope orchids that depicts an opulent and exotic garden of flora.

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