Sunday, March 30, 2014

Man Arrested in Perfume Heist

Man Arrested in Perfume Heist

A New York man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of cologne and perfume is in police custody in Glastonbury.

Police said Stevens Tadros, 32, of Howard Beach, New York, is part of a team of “boosters” who are suspected of stealing perfume and cologne from several Walgreens stores in the tri-state area.
“Boosters” are on the low end of professional shoplifters, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and higher level “fencers” coordinate booster thefts.

These organized retail theft rings use sophisticated methods to shoplift, including counterfeit receipts and UPC codes to get refunds, according to the FBI, and are known to travel from state to state or city to city.

Tadros is accused of being involved in a perfume heist at a Walgreens in Glastonbury in April 2013 in which $2,195.60 worth of perfume was stolen.

New York Police took Tadros into custody there in mid-December and Glastonbury police went to New York to get him.

He was charged with third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree.
He was unable to post $100,000 bond and is due in court today.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Perfume, earring rules dropped from Capitol intern guide

Dozens of snappily dressed Kansas Legislature interns arrived Thursday for an orientation session as each prepared to begin assignments working with House and Senate members.

"I'm excited about this year," said Rep. Peggy Mast, an Emporia Republican who serves as House speaker pro tem. "We are sitting right now in the most attractive building in the state of Kansas."
The sparkling Capitol, borne of a 13-year, $320 million renovation, awaited interns from The University of Kansas, Washburn University and Kansas State University. They will begin duties Monday at the start of the 2014 session.

Before leading tours of the building, Mast made no reference to controversy about proposed revisions to the intern handbook. Numerous rules suggested last week for inclusion by Mast were edited out.
"We don't want it to be an onerous environment," Mast said in an interview. "We wanted it to be a professional environment."

Staff members of Democratic legislators had raised questions about fashion regulations for interns that went beyond limits applied to legislators. Civil rights attorneys had taken issue with boundaries on social media expression among interns that had been put forward by Mast.

"This should have been settled a long time ago, and the process ought to have been more inclusive," said Will Lawrence, who runs the intern program for Senate Democrats.

The final 2014 intern handbook no longer contained mandates on quantity of perfume and cologne, "over the top" hair coloring, number of earrings, length of facial hair and "tight, skinny" pants.
Removed from the document was an admonition volunteer interns were expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct because they represented House or Senate members at all times whether at work or play.

Another eliminated rule asserted "inappropriate" photographs and language had to be deleted from personal social media sites. Also dropped was a requirement interns "never say anything derogatory about another individual with whom you interact or about any policy your legislator is supporting and or advocating."

In addition, a prohibition on interns dating legislative staff members was removed.
The document advises the college-age interns to dress professionally. They were still blocked from wearing flip-flops and tennis shoes. The handbook says tattoos should be covered — if possible.
Under revised rules, men were to wear a suit or a collared dress shirt and tie, dress slacks and dress shoes. Women, meanwhile, were to arrive in "suits or business dresses or a shirt-dress pants and dressy top."


Monday, March 24, 2014

Fragrances matched to your circadian rhythm to guide you through your day.

The Scent Rhythm Watch by Aisen Caro Chacin could mean that you never have to look at your watch again when you want to tell the time. Instead of being aware of every second that passes, Chacin’s watch changes the way you perceive time by releasing a specific scent for different phases throughout the day.

Scent Rhythm maps fragrances in sequence with the body’s circadian cycle, which means each one corresponds to a specific state of being; which include waking up, being active, relaxing, and sleeping.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to pick the right perfume

The trick to finding the right perfume from a crowd of random colognes
 Does your lady love think of you when your perfume lingers on her dupatta? Or does it remind her of a department store's on-sale section? The difference between a gentlemen's sophisticated cologne and the pungent overuse of cheap deodorant could be the difference in your confidence levels.
 Be it chatting up a woman or making a statement at the board meeting, every man needs to find a scent that suits his personality and compliments his dressing sense.

 Wearing one fragrance simplifies your morning routine; men who change colognes like they would their gym pants are likely to be lost in a crowd. The journey to finding their one fragrance includes a bit of soul searching and some help from us.

The family parfum
 The first step is to have a clear understanding of which scents appeal to you. Look for traits of a classification system for fragrances, like florals (dominated by one or more flower), amber (both, sweet and exotic) and woody (typified by sandalwood and cedar tones). Then there is the leather family (honey and tobacco), bergamot and labdanum are found in the chypre category, and herbaceous fougere scents are composed of lavender, coumarone and oak moss. Modern fragrance families include citrus-based scents, aquatic ones (which are clean and unisex) and green scents (which are light and typified by notes like grass or cucumber).

Listen to your nose
 The fragrance you choose will represent you, so search deep for what aspects of your personality you'd like to highlight. Take your time when searching for the right mix of smells that define you. Visit your nearest mall and sample the spoils. Breathe in deep and imagine the scene before you. Let your nostrils linger and trust your gut.

 Refrain from making your own potions by Googling aphrodisiacs. Knocking a girl out with a whiff of your potent elixir won't work, trust us.

Sniff to select
Cleanse your nasal palette. Don't sniff more than three scents in one session and put something woolly, like a scarf, close to your nose to inhale between smells.
 Keep in mind your natural body odour, the weather of your city and is places you travel to. How active is your usual work day? This should impact your choice.

The cheat code
 If you think you are steadfast with a mysterious allure, go for a musky, amber-based scent.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Police: 18 Bottles of Perfume Stolen at Victoria's Secret

- On Jan. 5 at 4:29 p.m., an individual from Bayville was arrested and charged with shoplifting at Macy's in the Broadway Mall.

- On Jan. 5 between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., unknown subject(s) removed 18 bottles of perfume from Victoria's Secret, located at 358 Broadway Mall.

- On Jan. 5 at 7:55 p.m., a Hempstead woman was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart in Westbury.

- On Jan. 6 at 5:45 p.m., a Lawrence man was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart in Westbury.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lauren’s Perfume Really Does Smell Like the Beach

The wet, icy weeks between the beginning of January and mid-March in New York are the absolute worst of the year. I spend the time counting down the days until the shortest day of the year (the very worst is over!) and buying resort clothes pretending that winter will end early and I’ll be able to wear them at any moment. You could say I’m proficient at self-distraction.

This winter, I added a new tool to my let’s-pretend-winter-isn’t-happening arsenal: CB I Hate Perfume’s At the Beach 1966 fragrance, which I first discovered at The Apartment in Soho this fall. At $100 for 15ml, it’s criminally expensive, but the smell — which somehow captures the water, the salt, the sand, even the sunscreen scents of the beach — is pure escapist heaven. And who wouldn’t pay $100 for a whiff of heaven?

The fragrance is sold out at The Apartment’s online store, but is still available at CB I Hate Perfume’s website.

CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966, $100, available at

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Perfume and poetry: the new romantic connection

Maybe you can't resist panting the lyrics from "Toxic" each time you squirt Britney Spear's best-selling Fantasy near your earlobe, but in the higher echelons of the perfume world it's all a bit more refined than that.

A new fragrance by the British perfumer Angela Flanders has been inspired by a poem and is part of a wider trend linking scent and literature.
Flanders created the perfume after writer and perfume critic, Vicci Bentley, came across some snowdrops - spring's first and most delicate blooms, traditionally known as 'flowers of hope' - in a frosty churchyard last February and thought about how a perfumer such as Flanders might go about capturing the earthy and delicately floral aroma that she inhaled.

Breath of Hope takes top notes of Lily of the valley and galbanum, while frankincense and myrrh - evocative of a church - add a cool calm to its heart. Oakmoss and guaiac wood lend a reassuring, soft earthiness. The result is an uplifting green floral that evokes that smell of growing things that is such a sensual boost in these otherwise grim months.

Neither Flanders nor Bentley had created a perfume like this before but literature and fragrance seem to be enjoying an increasingly entwined partnership.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman Steals Perfume From Ulta

ODESSA - It's a classic holiday shoplifting case; a woman in Odessa walked into a cosmetics store and took off with nearly $200 worth of stuff without paying. The woman is believed to be a repeat offender.

"The young lady we're looking at has been in this business several times," Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers, said.
On December 15, 2013, the woman went into Ulta. The surveillance video shows her "shopping."
"You can actually see her walking around the store, looking at the things she wants," Rogers said.
The woman went over to the perfume gift sets. She picked one up and stored it on an end cap. Then she scoped the place out. "You can see her casing the store, looking for other people in there," Rogers said.
In clear view of the surveillance camera, the woman stuffs the gifts up her shirt.

"When she sees the opportunity, she sticks everything in that jacket and takes off," she said.
The woman took a Michael Kors perfume gift set and a Polo gift set which totaled to about $200.
"This one incident in a Class B (Misdemeanor). Now, if we can tie her to other incidents, they're going to aggregate that to a different class," Rogers said.
Rogers told NewsWest 9, the employees also caught a glimpse of the getaway car.
"Red Taurus, about a '96-'97 model with handicap plates. It's a four door. She did get in that vehicle with a man driving it," she said.
She's described as a white woman in her 30's with a chest tattoo.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Odessa Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Louis CK One Perfume Is Why The Internet Exists


This is one of those erasers-on-the-end-of-pencils ideas that you kick yourself for not thinking of first. As you've gleaned from the headline, some genius (or geniuses) has elided the stage name of America's most prominent indie comedian, Louis C.K. and the title of Calvin Klein' first unisex fragrance, CK One, to get Louis CK One. There's a quiet brilliance there. Let it sink in.

Now, an idea is only truly good if it compels itself toward execution. As you can see, Louis CK One has certainly done that, fostering a Tumblr filled with well-wrought fake magazine ads, billboards, and the like. Again, let your mind soak in the sweet juxtaposition of popular culture's fastest rising, self-effacing, sweaty, miserable writer/director/comic and the timeless, minimalist appeal of a scent that was once advertised by Kate Moss.

As for what exactly Louis CK One would smell like — aniseed and pizza grease? Citrus and flop sweat? Baby powder and righteous rage? Your guess is as good as ours. (Paste)


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Alesha Dixon to name next perfume after daughter?

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge thinks her three-month-old daughter Azura Sienna's name has ''mystical'' qualities which perfectly match the floral notes of her first fragrance, Rose Quartz.

Speaking at the launch of her perfume at London's St Martin's Lane Hotel yesterday (08.01.14), she told BANG Showbiz: ''I think Azura would have made a really good name for a perfume. It sounds quite mystical doesn't it! Who knows, she might influence the next one.''

However, Alesha had already decided on the perfect name for her scent, which she has been developing since 2009, and insists she has taken the creation process seriously, unlike many other stars who simply put their name to a fragrance.

She explained: ''I could easily have said yes to the first thing, but what's the point, you want something that people are genuinely going to like. These things take time.

''We're doing the whole crystal collection and I'm taking my time. That's all I can do to make sure people see it's an authentic venture. As a girl, it's a real treat to be able to say I have a fragrance, it's special.''

Alesha was back at work this week for the first time since giving birth to Azura - who she has with her partner Azuka Ononye - in October and she has enjoyed focusing solely on motherhood for the last few months.

The 35-year-old singer said: ''Becoming a mum delayed the perfume. Originally I was going to bring it out at Christmas, but then thought it was best to wait until I'd had the baby so I could focus on the launch.''

Alesha Rose Quartz is a feminine and classic floral fragrance, with the notes reflecting the healing qualities of the rose quartz crystal. It is priced at £25.00 for 50ml and will be available to buy from leading fragrance outlets from March 2014.