Hef’s getting married again..at 84. And, he’s marrying a 24-year old Playboy Playmate.
Who else could I be talking about? The most famous Playboy in the world: Hugh Heffner, of course!
His bride to be, Crystal Harris, is pretty in many Playboy Bunny-like ways, but she has a direct gaze and a fresh-faced glow that from photos, makes it apparent she makes Hugh Heffner, glow, too. Most of the pictures of the soon-to-be bride, show her in lacy lingerie, or French maid outfits, but dressed in regular clothes, she looks like a very pretty, Beverly Hills socialite. Maybe that’s why Mr. Heffner feels comfortable enough with her to make her his wife.
The reason I mention love and marriage, and Playboy, is that love is ageless, and it is just one month from February 14th, Valentine’s Day. I’m writing a post about three new fragrances, the first from Playboy–ever! If you didn’t get the kind of attention you wanted last month, here’s your chance to try, try, try again (three times because there are three scents–or steps–to Playboy’s vision of attraction).
Each of the three fragrances represents the three steps in the art of seducing a man, from flirtation to temptation, to total captivation. Each of the three scents has it’s own, unique package background design and bottle colour that reflect the role of seduction it plays. Play It Lovely has a soft, quilted, peach cartone. Just like the fragrance, the Play It Sexy packaging is a little more daring: the colour of the carton and bottle is a more intense pink, and the box has a delicate lace effect pattern that hints at sexy lingerie. Finally, Play It Spicy has the darkest and edgiest packaging of all. The feminine black box has a strong boudoir feel, for an elegant, evening look, and the Rabbit Head and juice are tinted a sultry amber, creating a truly glamorous effect.
The cartons, featuring that iconic, playboy bunny logo, plus the slightly bulbous, pear shaped bottles (with a tiny gold, rabbit eye), and a shiny cap sporting bunny ears and bowtie (what else) makes for a fun way to apply fragrance if you’re solo. Maybe it’s a bit cheesy, but it is really cute! And, it will make flirty conversation if you get the guy into your boudoir and he sees the bottle (or bottles) so line them up in his line of sight. The point is that it’s a Playboy attitude. that you’ll feel if you are wearing one of these scent. You’ll feel like you deserve to win his heart…and if you think it, you can do it…and you will.
I personally I tried Play it Lovely, the daytime fragrance. It was created by the perfumers at Givaudan. The packaging features a soft, peachy-pink carton. The notes are flirty and girly, but not overly sweet. The fragrance opens with notes of zesty citrus, ripe blackberry, and juicy pear. The heart is a bouquet of cherry baby orchid, belle de nuit and tuberose, and the sensual base softens the fruity florals with amber, patchouli and tonka bean. This scent is supposedly the first step in the seduction, to get his attention and make him want more. It is nice. Appropriate for a variety of ages, and it’s light and pleasant. But the “man magnet” part is really emotional. I think when you’ve sprayed something sprouting bunny ears on your arm, and you believe that if a 24 year old can marry 84 year-old Hugh Heffner, anything is possible in your love life, too.
I think I would have liked the sexier scents a bit more as I’m personally not into fruity florals, and prefer spicier scents. If I’d tried them I’d give you more information, but hopefully the notes (plus the perfumers) will give you an idea if you want one, two or all three:
Play It Sexy is a sexy oriental with top notes of Pink grapefruit, mandarin, pink pepper. The Heart Notes: Jasmine Tea NP, osmanthus, liquorice and the Base Notes: Vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood and tonka bean. The scent was created by Firmenich
Play It Spicy is a sparkling floriental with top notes of Pomegranate, belini cocktail, pink berries, a heart of Tiger lily, passionflower, heliotrope and sensual base notes of Amber, sandalwood, vanilla essence. This fragrance was created by Givaudan.
Based on the one fragrance I tried (Play it Lovely), I’m going to assume that like Play it Lovely, the other scents are equally pleasant, but probably don’t have that sophisticated WOW! that more expensive scents posess, even though master perfumers from celebrated fragrances houses created these for Playboy. But there are budgets to consider when working with exotic notes and at just $17.00 for a 1 fl. oz Eau de Toilette, you can “spray with wild abandon,” and you can’t really go wrong trying all three. If nothing else, the bottles are just plain cute and fun! The base notes in all three of these are somewhat similar: amber, patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla, sandalwood….it’s how they interact with the other notes that matters, but men really do relate well to these bottom notes. Perhaps becuase they’re often found in the base note of mens’ fragrances as well (so they’re relate-able).
Maybe it’s because love is in the air for Hugh Heffner, that this seemed to be the right time to launch some seductive fragrances, or maybe it was just coincidence. But according to Playboy, these fragrances will help you bait the hook and “win the cutest guy in the room.” Personally, I’d try playing around and layering the scents. Who knows? You might just come up with your own version of the quintessential “Love Potion No, 9” and have Playboy to thank!
Learn more about these special scents at http://www.playboyfragrances.com/ but then hurry to your favorite drugstore such as Walgreens or Sears, to get your fragrances.
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