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Monday, January 9th, 2017
italian spas
"The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day..." Hippocrates once said. Seeking an Italian spa to de-stress, have beauty treatments or to alleviate serious health problems, such as arthritis, is very much in fashion in this chaotic and stressful time. As Hippocrates tells us, this is not a new phenomenon. The famous Greek physician strongly advocated the therapeutic benefits of the ancient spas.   Roman Bath   The Romans built many hot air
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
beauty treatments italian spa
Spa: The Italian Way to Relax At the center of the Italian philosophy of well-being, as in many cultures, lies the belief that the well-being of the body and of the inner spirit are intertwined and irrevocably linked for eternity. Following this centuries old tradition of providing for the wellness of the entire being, the spas in Italy are designed to rejuvenate people to a renewed level of vitality.   Mud Therapy at Italian Spas   Just as the ancient Romans believed in the
Monday, July 11th, 2016
violetta di parma
  The story behind Italy's most famous fragrance, Borsari's Violetta di Parma, is a romantic historical saga.   Marie Louise, The Story of Borsari Perfumes   In 1810, Marie Louise of Austria became Napoleon Bonaparte's second wife, and the Duchess of Parma. The marriage was a strategic political move on Napoleon's part - Marie Louise was the daughter of the Austrian Emperor Francis II, and through the marriage Napoleon hoped to legitimize his own empire. But it was in
Saturday, December 26th, 2015
cosmetic history
Scents for the body and for the home   A frescoed ceiling of the Domus Aurea, in Rome (Jacqueline Poggi/Flickr) In Roman times, it was widespread custom, as a matter of fact, to use fragrances for the home, too.  For "the royals" and those living in luxury scents played a big part. One example was that of Nero's Domus Aurea, in which the banquet hall ceiling was made of moving and pierced raw plugs, so that flowers and perfumes could be spread on guests. Some disadvantages are inevitable,
Thursday, December 24th, 2015
cosmetics Italy
History of Cosmetics A Brief History of Cosmetics in Roman Times Cosmetics are as old as history A Roman's worldly ways of the flesh had always been emphasized with natural reason, and carefully recorded throughout history. Vanity was an easy trap that had been filled with people having tendencies of "naïve flesh weaknesses," and this rang true to the majority of Roman simpletons. The care of the skin and that of a well groomed body was not a chore, but instead a thin coat of
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
homemade cosmetics
We all like taking care of ourselves and the time we spend taking care of our bodies has become a way to relax and destress the mind, too. The amount of products available for personal care is endless, but today we're becoming more and more aware of how important it is to keep harmful substances away from our skin.  A way to diminish risks related to the use of harsh body care products is to make our own at home, using all natural ingredients. Read on and give it a go! 
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Italian Beauty - Elegance and Authenticity   Sophia Loren: Italian Beauty Icon   Italian women are known as some of the most beautiful in the world. For decades actresses like Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida have not only been the epitome of Italian beauty, but have personified what the world thinks a gorgeous, sensual woman should be. Women around the world have found themselves envious of these beauties' thick dark hair, big brown eyes and luscious hour-glass frames as well as their
Friday, November 1st, 2013
Fine Italian Soaps "What is elegance?" asked famous photographer, Cecil Beaton. "Soap and water!" was his answer.  Elegance takes much more than this, of course, but fine soap helps. Italian soaps have a high reputation, and many luxury brands are available in the country. Famous Italian cosmetics companies such as Borghese, Cali and Perlier, as well as Italian perfume manufacturers, all make soaps. Other renowned Italian soap manufacturers include Gavarry, Valobra and Gori 1919.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Look Good Without Cosmetic Surgery The other day I was walking the dog with my aunt when one of my friends passed by. He waved and went on but called later to ask, "So who is this gorgeous new friend of yours you have been hiding?" I laughed and explained, of course, but I was secretly proud that my aunt of forty-six with two teenage girls still looks young enough to be mistaken for a friend. Which led me to speculate whether fifteen years from now I would be mistaken
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Italian Nose: Laura Tonatto Legendary perfumer, Laura Tonatto has for years battled to perfume everything around her' according to her website. Nicknamed 'the Italian nose' the imaginative and creative perfumer is especially famous for developing scents inspired by literary and artistic works, such as Proust's delicious madeleine's. She has also created perfumes based on ancient recipes. Laura Tonatto: Italian Perfurmer Extraordinaire Tonnato, whose clients include
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Homemade Oils for the Perfect Aroma Essential oils give off different aromas and affect our senses immensely- and if we were to compare them to synthetic fragrance, there could only be one simple explanation. There isn't one. Synthetics cost less that is about the only benefit they offer. In reality, fragrance is extremely harmful to breathe in. Essentials can be used to perfume, deodorize, disinfect and stimulate as well to repel nasty house pests. Use them as air sprays
Friday, June 1st, 2012
This make up article by our friend Tonia Coletti will teach us how Italian creativity can be scary too! make up: Complections   Make Up is not only meant to enhance natural beauty, cover blemishes, highlight or contour facial structures, but also meant and used for changing the way the face and body are naturally supposed to appear. Whether it be having the illusion that something is taken out, or adding it in. Not all make up is pretty. Most artists who specialize in special effects
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Sicilian perfumer Joseph Palazzolo In Italy, everything has a touch of romance. So it follows that when the Italians create a fragrance, its story is as romantic as its aroma. Palazzolo Perfume: Contessa Azzurra Take Contessa Azzura, the exquisite fragrance created by New York perfumer Joseph Palazzolo. The original Contessa Azzura suffered the fate of being locked away by her husband, when he discovered she was having an affair with the Captain of the palace guard. A great
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lorenzo Villoresi & Custom Perfumes Lorenzo Villoresi : Perfumer extraordinare The very name, Alamut, evokes the mysterious and exotic Middle East. This Persian castle inspired one of Italian perfumer, Lorenzo Villoresi's best-known perfumes, released in 2006, and described as being like something out of The Thousand and One Nights. His other scents include Garofano and Teint de Neige. Villoresi won the prestigious Prix Francois Coty award for 2006, in recognition of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Favorite Scent of the Stars Acqua di Parma boutique Movie stars, such as Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, David Niven and Cary Grant, all wore Acqua di Parma's classic scent. This famous Italian perfume matched their elegance, class and style. City of Parma The company opened its first small factory in Parma in 1916 and produced its first scent, Acqua di Parma Colonia. This was designed to scent the handkerchiefs
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Perfumes of the Queen: Catherine de Medici Catherine de Medici, Queen of France from 1547 to 1559, has an infamous reputation. The wife of one King, and mother of three others, people associate her name with the horrific St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, poisonings, and political intrigue. Whether this powerful woman was really guilty or used as a scapegoat is a matter of disagreement by historians, but there is no doubt that she was very unhappy. Regarded by the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Miss Digital World Contest Every age has an ideal beauty, Franz Cerami has said, from the Venus de Milo to the Mona Lisa to Marilyn Monroe. The enterprising Italian conceived the brilliant idea of Miss Digital World. This is a yearly contest in which digital artists submit 3D and graphic art of virtual beauties, and win prizes, such as Pro versions of DX Studio, Gift Certificates and a percentage of the revenue gained from using the models. A calendar of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
You Can Have Great Skin Using Fruits You don't need expensive toners, moisturizers and other skin repair formulas in order to have great skin. In fact, you can achieve a healthier skin right from your home with the help of fruits. Lemon, papaya, avocado, citrus fruits, grape and pineapple are among a few of the fruits with natural skin care properties. Lemons for Beauty, Italy Lemon rind, when mixed with powdered milk and almond meal, becomes a great and inexpensive
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Perfumed Delights for Women: Ferragamo, Italy The House of Ferragamo initially introduced a long line of perfumes and colognes in 1998. Available for both men and women, Ferragamo's fragrance line has experienced enough popularity to continually expand with newer and fresher scents. Perfumes for women by the House of Ferragamo are designed to complement the passion and creativity of the outfits that women wear. Ferragamo fragrances are versatile enough to be worn all year
Friday, June 1st, 2012
bridal make up
Dress, check! Flowers, check! Church and hall, check! Makeup...?   Natural Bridal Makeup   In most places of the world, getting married is a special event, but in Italy weddings are one of the most joyful of all social experiences. Considering the amount of time and planning that goes into preparing for a wedding everyone involved always hopes and prays that everything goes smoothly. From food to decorations,  every aspect of a wedding is thought through and not even
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Big, Beautiful Women In Italy And Elsewhere Big Women in the Paintings of RubensIn almost all ancient civilizations, big was beautiful. Women with grandiose hips, pillow like bellies and abundant bosoms were idolized, by the Romans, the Grecians, and even the Paleolithic Europeans. More flesh at the right places meant fertility. Fertility was surely important at a time when people mostly died of war, food shortages and pestilence, and average life expectancy maxed out at forty years.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Princess Entrepreneur: The Story of Borghese Cosmetics Princess Marcella Borghese sounds like the name of a fairy tale heroine. Yet this Italian princess really did exist and founded the line of prestigious cosmetics named after her. Marcella Fazi married Prince Paolo Borghese, Duke of Bomarzo in 1942. This famous aristocratic family's illustrious ancestors included a Pope, several cardinals and a sister of Napoleon who also married into the family. The Villa Borghese
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Choosing the Perfect Italian Perfume for Your Personality Perfume Bottles The Jet Setter: Catch her if you can: Skiing in Aspen, Fashion Week in Milan, Sailing in Southampton... With things to do and people to see, this cosmopolitan babe is always jetting off to an exotic and fabulous destination. She's used to the finest life has to offer and this scent, a blend of ripe fruit and soft flowers with a shimmering base of spice and wood, is no exception. The delicate and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Natural Make Up Most women want to know how to achieve the natural make up look.  Not only is it a favorite of ours, but it's also a look that men admire most on women. It is a look that enhances our natural beauty without changing our physical features. Applying make up in a perfect way is also a talent. Make up should be applied in such a way that you look beautiful as well as natural. Cleansing: To ensure you achieve the natural look you are aiming for, its best to make sure your