Posts Written On August 17, 2009

Beauty Contact + Cadillac GMC= Fragrance?

“Cadillac- The New Fragrance for Men” is part of Cadillacs recent renaissace: hot new products and redesigns that capture the Cadillac mantra of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit!”- Alwyn Stephen: Beauty Contact Inc. “The Cadillac brand represents a lifestyle of prestige, style, and luxury…”

“Time and again over the years, Cadillac has led the industry with many first-time innovations, and has also come to be synonymous with quality, prestige, style, and luxury. Cadillac launches a captivating, new fragrance for men encapsulating those fine qualities of the brand. “


I am so excited about this Thursday!! Why you ask? Well I will be attending the private launch event to celebrate the Canadian debut of Cadillac GMC’s new fragrance for men.
A Dubai-based cosmetic company, called Beauty Contact Inc. is the holder of the fragrance license, and has said they will launch the Cadillac line in stores this fall to mark the 100th Anniversary of Cadillac with General Motors.
So I know you’re probably thinking it probably has that “brand new car” smell, or that overpowering cheap “masculine” smell. But this fragrance is said to be bold and sporty, yet remains luxurious and refined. It has a stylish black packaging that opens up to reveal a translucent glass bottle topped with a sleek metal cap.

“…the symbolic brand has distilled its relaxed and inclusive style into fragrance form…”

Plus take a look at the people behind the fragrance!

Parisian perfumer Constance Georges-Picot is the genius behind the extracts present in this fragrance. For a masculine, rich, and long lasting fragrance: top notes of grapefruit and chamomile are added to give off a fresh scent. Followed by an elegant blend of geranium, tarragon, and cinnamon, with bottom notes of ebony, sweet spice, and vetiver. Mmmm it sounds yummy! This fragrance is said to represent the intelligence and suave sophistication of the iconic North American man… but the way I see it any man that’s intelligent, suave and sophisticated can rock it too!

Jean Smart complimented the bottle design and Pierre Eisenecker is responsible for the sleek package design of this fragrance. The Paris based Frenchman has a passion for beautiful cars, so I guess it’s only fitting that he designed the sleek packaging. He worked in the Perfume Industry for over 10 years. Some of his former works include Lolita Lempicka and Dior. He specializes in modern lavish design with a special focus on luxury! Sounds like a must have! Christmas is right around the corner… *wink wink* get it for you man! or your dad…

“Neither Porsche nor BMW nor any other transportation brand that has tried this silliness has been very successful.” Ouch! There have been positive and negative responses to the launch of this fragrance, but it sounds like they got it right! I’ll let you know on Friday!!

The line includes a spray, aftershave lotion, deodorant stick, hair and body wash, as well as gift sets!
Look out for my post-launch event pics!

xoxo

Bella
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HeyDoYou Nuit Blanche??

Toronto’s annual nocturnal celebration of contemporary art returns on October 3rd!! Nuit Blanche returns for it’s fourth year with one sleepless night, where people can experience the city transformed by more than 550 artists!

Nuit Blanche gives people the chance to discover art galleries, museums and unexpected places; churches, grocery stores, even chimney stacks! there will be over 132 installations for you to choose from! So you’re guaranteed to find some things that move you!

Bright Lights, Big City 2009: Ryan Stec (Ottawa): Multimedia Installation
George Fischer, CN Tower at Night, 2007
This is happening in our city ppl! Come out and show your love!

Urban Disaster/Catastrophe/Survival Actions: Curated by Makiko Hara
Liberty Village Area

NIGHTSENSE: Curated by Jim Drobnick & Jennifer Fisher, Display Cult
Financial District

What were we before?: Curated by Thom Sokoloski
Area surrounding Yonde & Dundas

The Circle With A Hole In The Middle: Curated by Gregory Elgstrand
Area around City Hall

Four Exhibitions: Produced by the City of Toronto: 45 Projects.

Curated by Gregory Elgstrand

Curated by Thom Sokoloski

Curated by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

Curated by Makiko Hara

For more info on Nuit Blanche click here!

For my pre-Nuit Blanche album pics click here 🙂

So exciting!!

xoxo

Bella
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Juicy

When my family came to visit me, they went crazy at the supermarket and loaded my fridge up so much produce I had to buy a juicer. This is 1 giant papaya + 4 pears, 1/2 lemon and some pineapple.

I got a new juicer yay! I was going to go to Target but got lazy so just got this one at a local bodega for $30.


one side pulp, one side juice

It did kinda get messy but…

delicious nonetheless! Yummy

Clean up in a jiffy and we are off to the races!



*gulp gulp gulp* juicy!

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Yamashiro Pagoda Bar

Yamashiro means the Mountain Palace. Built in 1911, it really has seen it all. Through the Hollywood Golden Age, a $2-million facelift and a secret Mai Tai recipe all the way from Hawaii.



Woohoo for Sundays by the pool!




The Sunday hot spot in LA is Pagoda Bar! My friend Eddie took me to the Sunday pool party in Hollywood and it was sooooo cute! If you are ever in Los Angeles ~






…the cocktails were flowing and I had the Skinny Dip… Kai Lychee concoction! I swear they gave me a triple shot cuz I was having way too much fun. hahhaa…I am slowly and surely uncovering all the LA hotspots, so please be patient! The Facebook page is here.

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Get cube’d

Skimming through this month’s issue of ‘nylon’ magazine came to an abrupt stop when I was stopped by an ad for the new Nissan cube, Nissan’s newest mini MPV. First it grabbed me because it said “cube mobile device” with an image of the back of an ODDLY shaped car. Of course being my curious self, I read a lil deeper and had no choice but to visit their site… http://www.nissan.ca/vehicles/ms/cube/en/.
Sooo… it turns out that the Nissan cube is a square shaped car that is extremely ‘well rounded’… specs include loungy, spacious design; wrap around window frame; sofa seating; rippled interior design; 50 cubic feet of storage and side opening back door; Genuine Nissan interior with abilities to choose details right down to interior accent lighting; the list continues… it is the ultimate in personalized vehicles!
These words aren’t enough to justify this car, don’t let the look of it intimidate you, as I look around this shape seems to be the future of vehicles… peep this one!!!

xoxo

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