{Giveaway} Lisa Hoffman’s Perfume Jewelry

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FOF Lisa Hoffman is giving away one of her brilliant fragrance bracelets. You choose the scent. Use Lisa’s iScentify Scent Finder to find your best fragrance, then enter to win by answering in the comments below: Which Lisa Hoffman fragrance bracelet would you most want to try?

FOF Lisa Hoffman, wife of A-lister Dustin Hoffman spent her child-rearing years traveling the globe with her celeb husband, loving her role as a full-time mother and wife. But once the kids were grown, she longed to indulge a new passion and start a fragrance and beauty line. This time, she’d have to make her own way. “Dustin’s very supportive and would help me in any way that I asked,” said Lisa in an interview with FOF last year. “But really, the beauty business is very much a woman’s world.”

In 2007 she launched her fragrance line, Lisa Hoffman Beauty. Lisa’s perfumes are all inspired by exotic destinations she’s visited, and each scent comes in four variations for different times of day: morning, day, evening and bedtime. Immediately upon its release, her fragrances were welcomed with accolades–the “Newcomer of the Year” award in 2008 by Women’s Wear Daily, two consecutive Allure Best of Beauty awards in 2008 and 2009 and her fragrances “Madagascar Orchid” and “Japanese Agarwood” were nominated for FiFi awards alongside Acqua di Parma, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, and Tom Ford.

But, Lisa didn’t rest on her laurels–instead, the FOF got to work on her next product–fragrance jewelry, “a new way to wear perfume that puts you in control,” says Lisa. “On when you want and off just as easily.” The fragrance jewelry, launched at the end of 2011, is comprised of earrings, pendants and bracelets featuring a round charm “featuring a proprietary delivery system that slowly releases perfume as…exposed to air,” according to Lisa’s press materials. The design for the fragrance-emitting charm was inspired by a pair of Victorian era earrings given to Lisa by her husband, Dustin. Already, the fragrance jewelry has been picked up by HSN and nominated for a FiFi award. Lisa says fragrance jewelry will particularly appear to women over 50. “As we age, we are more apt to develop sensitivities and allergies,” she says. “I can’t tell you how many times women approach me and are so thankful they can actually wear fragrance without it touching their skin.”

So, what’s Lisa’s favorite scent a la mode? “My daughter was just married and I’m still reeling in the romance of the occasion–Madagascar Orchid, my current favorite just smells like love.”

Enter to win a Lisa Hoffman fragrance bracelet. Use the iScentify Scent Finder to find your best fragrance, then enter to win by answering this question in the comments below: Which Lisa Hoffman fragrance bracelet would you most want to try?

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One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes June 14, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

{Giveaway} Jouany Perfumes

Christophe Jouany is giving away two his Jouany Perfumes, inspired by exotic travel destinations ($125 each). One FOF will win “Marrakech,” the other will win “St. Barthélemy. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Which fragrance would you most want to try?

If you’re looking for a fragrance that drives FOF men crazy–who better to ask than an FOF man? “I was in touch with my sense of smell since I was young,” says Christophe Jouany, the FOF perfumer behind Jouany Fragrances, a collection that launched this fall at Henri Bendel and is already turning heads…er…noses.

Christophe spent most his life as a fashion photographer, snapping shots for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour. (He was even the official photographer for the royal family of Jordan.) A few years ago, while on a photo shoot in Miami, Christophe wandered into a store that sold essential oils. “I was like a kid in a candy store,” he says.

Right then and there, Christophe created the prototype of his first scent. “Everyone kept asking me what it was and where they could get it–even my cab driver,” he says. A long-time perfumer friend confirmed the scent was extremely well structured, and Christophe got to work manufacturing it for mass market. “It was like building a machine engine,” he says. “So many moving parts.” The biggest obstacle, according to Christophe, was finding an inexpensive source for essential oils. “When you use essential oils in a fragrances, it’s like the difference between an expensive wine and a cheap wine,” he says.

Christophe believes that the sense of smell is the most underrated. “When people come back from a trip, they talk about what they did, but not the smell of the air,” he says. Christophe’s collection aims to bottle the “scent memories,” a person has when they visit exotic destinations. He is creating one scent per city and started with St. Barthélemy, his hometown. “It’s a very hippie-chic place, so I used Jasmine and Patchouli for that one,” he says. “In my second fragrance, Marrakech, I used orange blossom. Marrakech is the biggest producer of oranges.”

Christophe presented his line at Sniffapalooza, a major perfume industry event, this past April. A Henri Bendel buyer got a whiff of it, and before Christophe knew it, his perfumes were being stocked in their store. “Henri Bendel is very chichi and they only carry about ten fragrance lines. They thought mine was beautiful enough in presentation and in smell to carry at their store.”

Enter to win one of two Jouany Perfumes by answering in the comments below: Which fragrance would you most want to try–“Marrakech” or St. Barthélemy?

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

Two FOFs will win.

(See all our past winners, here.)
(See official rules, here.)

Contest closes December 8, 2011 at midnight E.S.T.

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{Fabulous Things of 2010} The results are in… Vote!

Last month, we asked FOFs to fill out a survey about the fabulous things they discovered in 2010, from foodie finds and beauty products to to exercise routines and tech gadgets. Hundreds of women responded, and we’ve got their top three picks in each category. Now it’s a run-off: the Number 1 winner in each group is up to you.  Vote now!

Plus, ENTER TO WIN a gift basket containing 6 of the nominees (including an e-reader, perfume and beauty product) by leaving a comment, below!

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Contest and voting close on March 26, 2011. See complete contest rules, here. See all our past winners, here.

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