The Cosmetic Ultralounge

Fragrances for Her & Him 2012

By Gunner Glam

When couples go on a date, outfits define the look but perfume and cologne set the scent. Studio Brow would like to share the top five fragrances for women and men according to Squidoo.

For the gals:

Tommy Girl – Not what you imagined

Even though we have never guessed this is a quality product, because of its extremely low price, we now feel this is the best casual perfume for 2011-2012. It’s cologne, really, but the quality is Eau da parfum-like.

Luca Turin has given it 5 stars – a rare grade from a world-famous perfume expert.

Crisp, Fresh, Flowery and fruity. Not for everyone as this perfume is a little unusual but surprisingly good. You would expect it to be perhaps a childish scent or at most a cologne aimed at teenagers who spend their days on the phone discussing the latest Justin Bieber but it most certainly isn’t. This is a smell for someone who is looking for a young scent indeed, but in noway childish.

It starts off with some sweet rose notes (a floral beginning) then become crispy-citric and ends up in with a winning note of tangerine. Not the usual composition, I would wholeheartedly agree, but interesting, refreshing and well laid perfume in total.

Eternity by CK

It start off strong and stays like that throughout the day, and even the night. It’s an elegant casual which means it can serve as a working-place scent, as well as an evening classy perfume. It is more summery in its essence but, as you probably imagined, can be easily worn at all seasons.

A remarkable package present a lovely piece of work…
The most notable notes of this modern masterpiece are lended grapefruit, ginger, and passionflower that compose a feminine, non-aggressive, scent which is fruity and sweet.

Lolita Lempicka

Lolita Lempicka is one perfume that you can “feel” through its luxurious packing. Through the way the golden leaves gently lay upon it, to a finely detailed bottle that almost seems like artwork, it is easy to grasp the amount of work that has been put into this unique product.

Based on an unusual Anise note, its almost unbearably sweet on the first spray but very soon an overly sweet scent is replaced with a catchy & attractive scent. That attractive aroma that you eventually notice, is spicy wood that lays deep within this perfume’s base-not.
My girlfriend was stunned with how notable this perfume has been, whilst her usage of it was very low (just a few sprays). Licorice and velvet wrap down this incredible product and turn the scent into a silky, sour-sweet heaven for noses of all kinds.

Gucci by Gucci for women

The renewed version of the world-known classic

For an exclusive price of 63 US Dollars Gucci by Gucci for women (2007) is a worthwhile deal.

The sales have been sky rocking last year, in spite of the economical crisis, and this year it should continue selling like crazy. Quite frankly, I think this a rare gem, a one of a kind fragrance that is, perhaps, the best quality fragrance for ladies.

Chamomile, Tahitian Tiare flower, guava, raspberry, pear, spider lily, patchouli, honey, musk and orange blossom compose this elegant fragrance that is suitable mostly (but not only) for dates and business meetings.It start off smelling like tea with Chamomile and Tahitian Tiare flowers, and you think this is another floral aroma, but this is soon replaced with a gentle musk that blends in perfectly. The smell stays on you and does not sour up during the day.


Angel, a 1992 fragrance from Thierry mugler, has been extremely popular this year. It was never a household name, until recently it boomed and achieve a wide recognition.

The strong chocolate vanilla ice-cream kind of scent, is a love it or hate it scenario. Some swear by it, while other swear when they lay their nose on it.

Above all, it is crucial to know if you are, or the person who you buy a gift to, can handle excessive sweetness.

For the guys:

Acqua Di Gio – Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Pour Homme (1996) is a perfect mixture between sensuality and masculinity; It is pleasant for almost any nose, and manages to stay fresh and fashionable year after year. Thus, it remains on the #1 spot in the US top sellers list.

The top note, the one that makes first impression, is flowery (jasmine is the most notable one). Shortly afterwards, a pleasant tingling scent of marine hits your nose, and in the long run you can spot both white musk and cedar. The overall result is aquatic, woody and aromatic – sort of an improvement of Issey Miyake’s “aquatic.”

Because of its lightness, it is sometimes defined as a “summertime fragrance.”

Davidoff Hot Water

Davidoff’s Hot water is the antithesis of Davidoff’s popular Cool Water scent (which is also great by itself and feature on this list).
It is a fresh, hip, spicy scent that has been created only recently (2009), and it is renowned as one of the world’s greatest inexpensive perfumes.

Hot water is a perfect choice for a night out, with the lady, or in an attempt to find one. It is well liked by many women, even though the popular reaction from man to this fragrance is mixed (some simply don’t like it).

This oriental masterpiece has caught me with its simplicity. Some might say it resembles them of the all-so-90s Joop! perfume, but for me this is just another reason to feature this one here. If it feels like an improved version of a very popular scent, which is remarkably less financially demanding, I am all for it.

Patchouli, basil and pimento are the among boldest notes this one has to offer, but there is one overpowering ingredient that, for me, hits the jackpot – it has a strong paprika presence in it. This is the thing that makes it smell a little nicer than other similar fragrance like Armani Code, at least in my opinion.

Ungaro iii

It’s a masculine, bold (somewhat dark, but in a sexy kind of way) perfume that lasts for hours and hours (it took between 8 and 9 hours until its effect has worn off).

A more detailed description of what it contains would be a combination of Vodka, Tobacco and ashen rose that together compose a superb blend.

This fragrance is not aligned with the new “metro-sexual” male perfumery; it goes straight to the point. It symbols out “I’m tough, I’m rough but sexy enough.”

It might take you some time until you notice the light sandalwood base-note, but once it kicks in, you can appreciate the innovative brilliance in it.

Obsession By Calvin Klein For Men

Calvin Klein’s Obsession for men is still today one of the most of the most sought after perfume, by both men and women. It has remained popular and relevant from its establishment date in 1986, up until this very moment.

CK Obsession for men offers a pleasing smell, as an old-timers classic should. The warm and fruity sensation will overpower the any negative feelings you might have been carrying with you. This truly is a rejuvenating aroma that sheds light on your appearance and mood.

This is the scent many people still remember vaguely from their childhood: bitter-sweet musk covered by pleasant fruits It contains mandarin and spice, sandalwood and amber, and on top of that musk, that bring back good memories of innocence.

Although it is still a viable fragrance, its target audience is, for the most part, grown adults who have been using it religiously for many years now. This is a smell that conveys class and sophistication, and lasts for almost a whole day.

PACO RABANNE – One Million

Paco Rabanne is doing massive advertising for One Million. This golden fragrance exists from 2008, but this year it has really breached through and made its name as a staple perfume (at least around my whereabouts).

With interesting top notes (the ones you notice first) of Grapefruit and mint, middle notes of rose and base notes of amber, white woods and Patchouli, this result is nose-pleasing and long-lasting.

It is especially popular in the young guy’s audience who want to wear something light that would be attractive for the ladies.

Hope you get a scent of how to smell this year.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-

24 responses

  1. Tiffany

    I always have enjoyed Tommy Girl. Oooh and all Juicy Coutures are great for dates!!!

    February 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

  2. hubby got his One Million from me just a month ago and he’s loving it.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

  3. Beyonce’s perfume, Heat Rush, is also another good one for the ladies. I’m not into to celebrity perfume because I’ve not been all that impressed over the years, but I was surprised at how lovely Beyonce’s perfume smelled. It’s not too sweet and the scent is not too heavy, that it makes for a fantastic evening perfume when stepping out on the town. My mom gave it to me last Mother’s Day. She didn’t too much care for it (that’s only because with her health, certain smells irritate her). I also like it because it doesn’t class with my skin or my body lotions. You don’t hear too much advertisement for it, but it’s well worth the purchase.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:27 PM

  4. One more thing, Obsession for Men has always been a favorite of mine as a man’s cologne. I especially loved it when my boyfriend used to wear it. It doesn’t smell good on everyone, but it does do wonders on those whose skin it doesn’t fit with…LOL. It’s a great cologne.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM


    Lolita Lempicka
    🙂 🙂 🙂 xo Cat

    February 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    • Awesome! Thanks, Cat 8)

      February 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

      • 🙂 “Fracas ” ONE OF MY FAVES TOO –
        🙂 Awesomest – I think – GARDENIA ? I dig The Beautiful Garden SCENTS ——- 🙂

        February 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

  6. lighthousestripes

    I used the same perfume, Hilary Duff With Love for years..Now, I use Tommy Hilfigers Eau De Prep and I LOVE IT! It’s a definite classic because of the apple scent. -LHS

    February 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

  7. I love One Million. 🙂 Totally one of those fragrances I love to “borrow” from guys. It’s right up there w/ Polo Black in my book.

    February 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

  8. iammichellepham

    Tommy Girl is a classic! Chloe also makes the books!

    February 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM

  9. I have always LOVED Acqua Di Gio… ahhh the man who wears that cologne around me better beware.

    As for perfume for women, I just birthday-gifted myself a bottle of Hermes’ Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. I’ve always been a fan of more oriental scents, not fruity, but this one is perfect! Makes me long for spring and summer.

    Great post 🙂

    February 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

  10. I absolutely love Lempicka and have rocked it since freshman year of college. Each time I wear it, someone compliments me. May I throw in an expensive, but completely worth it, scent? Agent Provocateur is simply intoxicating. According to the girl who sold it to me, it is made with pheromones. I can’t guarantee that’s true, but I can certainly attest to its deep, long-lasting, sexy smell. Great list!

    February 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    • Sounds like you know your perfume =). Thanks very much for reading and leaving us some excellent feedback. You have a lot of interesting posts so keep up the great work, Elizabeth.

      February 24, 2012 at 1:41 AM

      • Thank you so much! Please keep reading. Your content is pretty amazing, too. 😉 Keep entertaining us with excellent writing and well-thought out topics! xoxo

        February 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

  11. I really enjoy Paco Rabanne’s One Million but what I like even more is his Black XS line for him and her. The two scents compliment each other incredibly, so it’s cute when you wear it out as a couple. 🙂

    February 24, 2012 at 6:18 AM

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