Top Winter Celebrity Fragrance Trends of 2007

Top Winter Celebrity Fragrance Trends of 2007

With all the new fragrances coming out this year, which ones will you pick? The fragrance industry has been introducing over 200 new fragrances each year. Being a fragrance store owner, www.elitestop.net; it is very important to keep up on the new fragrances and trends in the industry.
In the last few years celebrities have been coming out with great fragrances including Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and many others. Celebrities have been changing the trends of the fragrance industry, lately. For example, if a celebrity has a hit movie or album and has a great smelling fragrance, the sales of the fragrances will increase dramatically. The more popular the celebrity is the better the sales of the fragrances.
The top winter celebrity fragrance trends of 2007 are Usher, Sean Combs, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey, Elizabeth Taylor, and Britney Spears. I chose these celebrities because of their great fragrances and celebrity status.
Usher has come out with new fragrance this year. Usher is one of the news celebrities to offer a fragrance for woman and men. Usher’s men’s collection, Usher‘s HE, opens up with verbena, pineapple and melon top notes. The mid tones are warm and sensual, with blue lavender, white pepper, and violet leaf. Vetiver, amber wood, black suede, sandalwoods, sensual musk and guaiacum wood create the underlying softness. Usher’s women’s collection, Usher’s SHE also has great top notes red currant, pink freesia and apple blossoms. The heart consists of frangipani, apricot nectar, blooming jasmine and rose. The base is balanced with amber wood, sensual musk, cashmere wood and incense.
Sean Combs’ new fragrances for women and men are Unforgivable. Unforgivable for women has a delicate blend of bergamot, orange flower, jasmine, and coco. Unforgivable for men has a crisp citus elements layered on top of a blend of wonderful herbs.
Gwen Stefani released L a L.A.M.B fragrance in September. Top notes consist of water hyacinth, violet leaves, fresh pear, and white freesia. The mid tones are rose, jasmine petals, orange blossoms, sweet pea and muget. The base is a sensual musk, hellotrope flower, peach skin, and frangipani blossoms.
Maria Carey first fragrance is M. Mariah Carey’s signature fragrance opens with combining a feminine veil of Living Tahitian Tiare flower wrapped in the aura of wet Gardenia petals. Sheer amber, infused with spicy, woody accents of Moroccan incense forms a seductive accord that embodies Mariah’s sensuality, beauty and glamour.
Sarah Jessica Parker second fragrance Covet, was released in July. The top notes are geranium leaves, chocolate, Sicilian lemon, lavender and wet greens. The heart consists of honeysuckle, magnolia, muget, bois de cashmere, and a dry down of musk, vetiver, amber and akwood.
Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds has been a classic seller for fifteen years. The top notes are Amazon Lily, Italian Neroli and Crisp Aldehyde. The mid notes are Egyptian Tuberose, Living Narcisse, Turkish Rose, Living Jasmine and Italian Orris . The base is an Amber, Oakmoss, Patchouli and Living Sandalwood. This makes it timeless classics that provide a rich, warm, sensual finish.
Britney Spears has a new fragrance called Believe. The top notes are of guava pulp and golden tangerine. The mid notes have A delicate blend of feminine honeysuckle is intertwined with hints of linden blossom. The base is a dry down with a balance of sophistication and youthful spirit, patchouli aura is wrapped in a wink of sensual amber and pink pralines.
I wanted to mention a celebrity fragrance that has not been release in the US. Kate Moss’s Kate was released in Europe, Middle East and Australia in early November. Kate has been doing extremely well overseas. I believe once Kate comes to US in 2008. It will do just as well. The Kate Moss fragrance includes top notes of orange blossom absolute, forget-me-not, pink pepper. The mid notes are lily of the valley, heliotrope, magnolia, peony, and rose. The base is patchouli, sandalwood, musk, vetiver and ambrette.
Finally, I hope this helps out other people selling fragrances this winter of 2007 and early spring of 2008. Fragrance trends are very important to my fragrance store, in which helps me decide which fragrances to advertise. Which fragrances will you pick?

Do I Need Music Software?

Do I Need Music Software?

Well answer some more questions… Do you like music? Do you find it convenient to download and store music on your computer/ipod(or other type of mp3 player)? Do you hate how long it takes to download music? Do you like to make mixes? Do you find it difficult to keep your collection organized on your computer? Well… if you answer yes to several of these questions than you probably would find it worth your while to invest in some good music software.

Music software is software that makes downloading and listening to music much much easier. There are many services that can be offered by a software package but the basic service of music organization is always there. These programs are set up to evaluate the song(s) and automatically will organize them according to predetermined preferences. The organization is such that you can browse by category, artist, date downloaded, name of song, etc. It also will allow you to do a directory wide search keeping all of the titles on the tip of your finger for maximum enjoyment possibilities.

Other services that music software packages will often provide are links to good sources of online music and account information banks allowing you quick and easy access. Download accelerators are a common feature. Mix creation wizards are a cool and relatively new addition to the digital music world. This is in essence a tool that allows you to automatically create a mix using the entirety of your music collection and answers to questions that you provide it. For instance if you would like to make a 70’s greatest hits compilation than you can order it up and it will happen automatically.

So where would I get music software? Well there are many ways. As usual there is a ton of sites that offer all manner of this popular product. You can also go to most computer stores/technology stores and find good products. My advice is to go online and look at a bunch of reviews and try to select one that has the capabilities that fit you best. Be confident with whatever you buy too because these are great little programs and they aren’t that expensive for the increased power over your music collection.

iPod Movies – A Cinema In Your Hands

iPod Movies – A Cinema In Your Hands

Did you ever see that movie with Sir Anthony Hopkins when he was a primatologist and he was doing work out in the jungle when he befriended a group of silverbacks? Well, what happens is that these bastard gorilla poachers come by and attack the group. What do you know but, the gorillas and Hopkins(!) fight back and kill a couple of the poachers. He goes to an insane asylum and the great silverback goes to the zoo. Mind you, this thing was fierce and desired freedom more than any star and stripe waving, apple pie eating red-stater could even fathom. But, once he’s in the zoo for so long, when they finally open his cage, he’s too broken to attempt to walk out. Well, that’s like me. Blinking is sometimes too much effort.

But, just today I ran across something that has put the glimmer back in my eye. If you like movies and you ave an ipod photo, then let’s talk. Ipod movies are now within the reach of us serfs and peasants, albeit with a little work. Because, the fact of the matter is, ipod movies are not in the realm of ipod photo, no, basically it’s for photos. But some tenacity and a desire to watch oddly paced, effort draining clips and you’ve got yourself a movie night.

You’ll need to get yourself set up with quicktime pro, itunes and your ipod, of course. Now you’re going to take your movie, I would probably start with something short, like those clips you download from the internet. Get it in your computer and export the clip. Put the sound in your itunes, and then (here’s the great part) put all the thousands of individual frames in your ipod photo. Now you get the volume rolling and use the click wheel to scroll through all the frames…and you are watching ipod movies my friend. Technology is beautiful, take advantage, man, take advantage.

Get Better Personal Development Performance With These Quick Tips 2

Get Better Personal Development Performance With These Quick Tips

When bettering yourself, you must focus both on what is best for you and what will be of benefit to those around you. Balance is important between self-esteem and reputation, so keep in mind what you’d like to think of yourself and what others think of you. We’ve provided you with some ideas on how to grow as a person below, that we think will help you with this balance.

Releasing your inner power is as simple as believing in yourself. One of the first things you should do is list your strengths and weaknesses. This list alone will help you realize just how truly powerful you are and just how much you can do. And with the list of weaknesses handy you can work on each one to slowly gain a feeling of empowerment over them.

For some people, the key to improving personal development is maintaining healthy relationships. By being in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, the other person is going to bring you down and make you feel like you are not good enough. Always be with a person who loves you unconditionally.

Keep your sense of humor in all situations. If you find that there is far too much stress and negativity in your life, do what you can to find the humor in the situation. Humor is a fast and effective way to reduce stress and dislodge fear. Laugh your troubles away.

Do something everyday that gives you pleasure. You can get caught up in your day-to-day responsibilities and go days without doing something that you truly enjoy. Start now, by making a list of the things that you really like to do and commit to finding time in doing them. You will be much better able to handle the rest of your life, if you know that you will also be enjoying yourself, part of the time.

Smile a lot. If you stop and smile for a minute, it will make you appreciate the things that you have and accept the things that you do not.

It’s very important when you’re working on personal development to have a clear, vivid picture of your success. Think of this success often, especially when waking up and going to bed. Remembering your vision of success will give you the motivation to stick with your plan even through challenges.

Take inventory of your life at the moment. Take time to think of the things that are holding you back from reaching your ultimate goal and fix or eliminate them. Do this one at a time. You do not want to make it so that you have too much on your plate.

End the day in a constructive way: think about what went wrong and visualize how you would have liked it to go. This way, you release the negative thinking around it, and get a better night’s sleep knowing you have let it go. Eventually, your days might start going better too.

When you take all of this into consideration, remember that you are the most important person in your life, so you have to impress yourself before you impress others. Growing as a human being is an amazing thing to do, bringing yourself great enlightenment and self-worth. We wish you great happiness on your journey!

Guide To Buying Sunglasses

Guide To Buying Sunglasses

Though sunglasses are important for protecting your eyes
against harmful UV rays and from sun damage, they can also
be a great fashion statement.

Staying current with seasonal trends and updated selections
is important to many people, including famous stars and
celebrities.

Clothing designers and celebrities alike have developed
their own lines of sunglasses.

Gucci, Fendi, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, and Tommy Hilfiger
make some of today’s hottest sunglass designs while
celebrity designers include Britney Spears, Joan Collins,
Jerry Garcia and Donald Trump.

Whatever you are looking for in sunglasses, you can be
assured someone has designed it. You just have to be
willing to pay the price.

Buying sunglasses for your children is very important.

Children have sensitive eyes and over exposure to the sun
can cause permanent damage and lead to macular degeneration
when they get older.

While many people don’t realize it, price does not dictate
function. Even sunglasses costing seven dollars have been
known to have better UV protection than ones costing
seventy.

What you are looking for is a pair of sunglasses that have
100% UV protection. Sunglasses labeled polycarbonate have
100% absorption, and glasses marked CR-39R plastic are
about 88% effective. You want something cute and
comfortable and of course stylish.

If you spend a lot of time on the water, snow, or you spend
a lot of time driving then it is best to choose a polarized
lens.

Polarization cuts out the light coming from the horizontal
meridian while allowing light to come from the vertical.
Basically it blocks reflections of light off water, snow
and highways while reducing glare.

The History Of Vocal Jazz

The History Of Vocal Jazz

Jazz music made its mark in the hearts of Americans ever since the 20th century when people embraced the musicians of the time. However, when the singers came on the scene strong with skills in the art of scatting that is a vocal form of Jazz improvisation, the ability to articulate music expressively, and have that pizzazz to swing to the rhythms effectively makes a Jazz virtuoso. Jazz music bore another gift on the American public to spread to the world during the 1940′s when singers came together to form groups. The sound of acapella harmony of many voices like in a church choir using a juxtaposition of Jazz harmony is ethereal and divine.

In fact, due to the success of such groups as the Mills Brothers, Boswell Sisters, Andrews sisters, and Modernaires during the 1930′s 1940′s made Jazz fans of vocal Jazz music seek more. As a result, record stores stocked up on the music of vocal Jazz music, and it became a tremendous success that made quartets like Manhattan Transfer a household name today.

In addition, America has the largest selection of vocal Jazz music even though there are vocal Jazz ensembles all over the world. These new vocal Jazz groups do not all sing a capella style music that is common to barber shop. Vocal Jazz groups commonly use a Jazz band to accompany them as they perform. Jazz music may not be as strict as classical music, but it is in a class all it’s own. It takes great skill to sing Vocal Jazz as it does with Classical, and many other styles of music. Meaning, everyone cannot be a good jazz soloist, but it doesn’t mean that they cannot sing in the vocal jazz ensemble. Each singer must match in volume, resonance, and key in order to be a worthy member in the vocal Jazz ensemble. Ever singer must be able to sing their parts, and be heard as well as blended into the group. There are times when different people in the vocal Jazz group will be asked to scat to the music, and take the challenges that some complex Jazz music holds with great skill.

All the beauty that Vocal Jazz possessed in the past did not always keep it in popularity. For instance, there was a time in the 60′s when Jazz music no longer had mass appeal due to the American interest in Rock music. Imagine the record companies who supply music to the radios, and the nightclubs who allowed popular acts to perform live suddenly locking Jazz musicians out. Yet, Jazz never lost its following despite the ever-changing interests of the public. Vocal Jazz singers attempted to begin again in the 70′s, but the public did not show much interest in a style that was considered passé.

Fortunately, those who loved the music and dedicated themselves to the music caused people to take notice from the latter part of the 80′s to the millennium where Jazz singers came prepared to recreate Jazz again. Vocal Jazz singers went along with the times to keep the traditional Jazz and add new elements that the public would like to hear.

Download Full Movies

Download Full Movies

Divx Movies

Everyone in the Online Movie world is talking about DivX Movies, you may have heard of this term before, but what does it really mean?

Well, If we would ask a techie:

"DivX is a digital video compression format based on the MPEG-4 technology. DivX files can be downloaded over high-speed lines in a relatively short time without sacrificing the quality of the digital video. Often used on the Internet to exchange video files."

But for the rest of the world, what does this mean (in english please)? And even more important, how does this benefit us when we download divx movies?

Here’s how it works… You have a 2 hour Movie that you want to download. You have a regular DVD file which is about 4.7 GB, if you wanted to download it that would take as long as 3 days to download!

Fortunately, a Codec was developed by a company called DivXNetworks. What DivX does is that it takes that old DVD dinosaur of a file and it compresses it into something 7 to 10 times smaller, and it maintains the high quality of the visuals and the audio on the DivX Movies.

What this means for us is that instead of a download taking 3 days or 72 hours, this process is reduced around 3 to 6 hours depending on your conection speed.

If you want to Burn the file onto a Cd and watch it on your DVD, first make sure your DVD-player supports DivX/XviD playback, then all you need to do is Burn it onto a CD or two, depending on the size of the movie, and you got yourself a Ready to Rumble movie. Just make sure you keep the copies to yourself and not distribute them illegally or sell them and you’re all set.

Another thing you’ll want to keep in mind is keeping popcorn in your house and wiring your tv with as much speakers as humanly possible :-) .

Relieve And Reduce Stress With These Tips (3)

Relieve And Reduce Stress With These Tips

Some people in the medical world refuse to take stress seriously. They believe it’s nothing more than a bad mood. Well, even if it were, the way we feel can definitely have a negative effect on how we live. And this is why it’s important to learn about stress. Follow this article and pay attention to the stress-related tips within.

Since work can be such a major source of day-to-day stress, develop your own techniques in order to leave that work stress at the office and out of your home. Whether it’s stopping on the way home to hit a few golf balls, cranking up your favorite music on the radio, or calling a trusted friend or family member, coming up with a method to tackle stress from work will keep your job obligations from invading your home.

A great tip that can help to you keep your stress levels down is to take a hot bath. The hot water will make you feel relaxed and you’ll forget about all of your troubles. Taking a hot bath can help keep your stress in check and it’s something you can do everyday.

When you get home at night, make sure that your room is as clean as possible and all of the clothes are put in your drawers. A messy room can make you feel like you have a lot of things on your plate, which can add tension and anxiety to your day.

Use humor and laughter to eliminate your stress when possible. Although it is not always the best time, if you can look at the stressful situation from a different point of view and see the humor in it, it will help relieve the stress of it. Even if you cannot find the humor in a stressful situation, try to think of a good joke or funny story that you heard and this will help tremendously.

Many stress-related problems can be caused by a poor diet so go through what you are eating with a fine comb. If you find that you are eating in an unhealthy fashion than you should remove the bad things and try to replace them with healthy and tasty alternatives.

When it comes to dealing with stress consider meditation. This can be a great way to not only relax your body but also clear your mind of everything that might be causing you stress. Consider buying audio tapes or books to assist you with different ways of meditation.

To avoid the stress that comes with forgetting something, write everything down. Get a notebook application for your phone, or carry a small pad of paper around with you. Make grocery lists, to do lists, or even notes of things you want to mention to people the next time you talk. Keeping track of what you want to accomplish will ensure that you’re able to achieve it.

Stress isn’t just something that’s imagined by people. It’s a real condition that can cause a lot of drama in a person’s life if they do not know how to properly cope with it. If you suffer from stress, make sure you use the tips you’ve read in this article in order to alleviate the symptoms associated with stress.

Celebrity Low Carb Diet Addicts

Celebrity Low Carb Diet Addicts

Low carbohydrate diets have really taken off over recent years, and the first to show off the effects of these diets are frequently A-list celebrities. We all watch these celebrities being snapped in newspapers and magazines with their svelte new figures, and this encourages the public to switch to the same sort of diet. Low carb eating plans such as the Atkins Diet have been catapulted to worldwide exposure through the recommendations of gorgeous, slim stars that swear by these methods.

Friends’ star, Jennifer Aniston, was a huge follower of low carb dieting, and her super-slim figure encouraged millions of normal people to quickly jump on the low carb bandwagon in the hope of shedding the pounds. Coupling her eating habits with yoga and exercise has helped Jennifer to develop an enviable and world-famous slim figure, making her an icon for millions of women around the world.

The UK’s Catherine Zeta Jones was the envy of millions when she quickly shed the pounds after giving birth to her first child with star husband Michael Douglas. It was soon impossible to tell that Catherine had even given birth, as her figure sprang back to its svelte and firm former state. Jones used a low carb eating plan in order to help her shed the excess weight after giving birth, and this diet along with exercise made it possible for her to be back on screen in record time looking better than ever.

Former UK Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell, was once a curvy and busty redhead. However, with the help of a low carb diet and plenty of yoga, Geri lost a great deal of weight and has spent the last few years sporting a super-slim figure to complement her new, chic look. Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow is also known to be a low carb diet fan, and enjoys supplementing her yoga with a range of low carb foods to keep her waif like figure in shape.

Many stars, both male and female, use low carb diets to shape up for movies, as this enables them to lose excess pounds quite quickly. Movie superstars such as Ben Affleck, have switched to low carb eating plans to get in shape for upcoming movies. Ben was known to favor low carb foods whilst shaping up for his role in Pearl Harbor.

And it’s not just Hollywood actors that use low carb diets to get in shape. Many musicians and pop stars also enjoy low carb diets in order to get them in shape for concerts and tours. This helps them to maintain energy levels as well as slim down and stay trim, an important factor for all stars, who are very conscious of their appearance. Low carb diets have always proven popular with high profile stars, and most low carb eating plans have these celebrities to thank for their popularity and exposure.

Elements Of Wedding Ceremony Music

Elements Of Wedding Ceremony Music

When planning your wedding ceremony music, a common questions wedding planners receive is, "How many songs to be performed during the ceremony and where should they go?" There are no hard set rules and there is no wrong way to do it. The following is a useful set of guidelines you can use while planning your wedding reception music.

Prelude – music performed prior to the beginning of the wedding ceremony, while arriving guests are being seated. For the prelude, you may select a pianist a guitar player or a string quartet. The music played in the prelude is more often than not instrumental.

Common classical songs include:

“Air on a G String” by Bach
“Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart
”Water Music (Air)” by Handel
“Serenade” by Schubert

Processional – music performed while the wedding party enters the wedding ceremony site. The processional is meant to announce your arrival. The guests will stand as you make your way toward the center point.

Common processional pieces are:

“Canon in D” by Pachelbel
“Concerto in D Major” by Vivaldi
“Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke
“Wedding March” by Mozart

Ceremony – music performed for the duration of the ceremony.

Songs frequently used are:

“Coronation March” by Walton
“Ode to Joy” by Beethoven
“Trumpet Tune in C” by Purcell
“Triumphal March” by Grieg

Recessional – music performed as the wedding party leaves the ceremony site. For many, this part of the ceremony is considered the most exciting. You’re husband and wife. All your ceremony guest will stand as you make your way out of the gathering place.

There are many choices for this music and some songs include:

“Brandenberg Concerto No. 4” by Bach
“Exsulate, Jubilate” by Mozart
“Rigaudon” by Campra
“The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi

Postlude – music performed as the guests exit the ceremony site, which is normally the same music played during the prelude.

Regardless of what music you choose, be sure they can be performed by a traditional musical instrument such as piano, organ, guitar, or flute or harp.