Beauty Tues: Creed Fragrance at Saks Fifth Avenue of Birmingham

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Hello, fabulouses! Welcome to this week’s Beauty Tues which is all about my new fragrance brand addiction–Creed. After chatting with Tara Powell, Creed fragrance expert at Saks Fifth Avenue of Birmingham, about the history of Creed and some popular scents, I was immediately inspired to blog about it.

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When and where did the oldest privately owned fragrance house gain its start? Once upon a time–a long, long time ago, the Creed family tailored to royalty. By tailored, I mean they supplied royal families with custom-fitted clothing and scented leather gloves. In 1781, Royal English Leather, the first Creed fragrance ever, was created for King George III and his court. “He [James Creed] wanted King George III to be able to rest his chin on his gloved hand and inhale the glove’s fine aroma.” (www.creedboutique.com) Royal English Leather is still manufactured and available for purchase today. Famous people like King George III, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn wore Creed–AMAZING! With just one spritz of Creed, I feel like I am wearing a little piece of history!

Random Fact About Creed: Did you know that you can request House of Creed to make your own personal fragrance for only $25,000? I am going to start saving my pennies! I can see it now…”Creed presents its newest fragrance Miss VIP.” *wink*

This is what my future man will smell like. I am sure of it.  "Aventus was inspired by Napoleon and was debuted in 2010. This is our best-selling men's fragrance here at Creed. It smells so good," said Tara as we chatted about Aventus.
This is what my future man will smell like. I am sure of it.
“Aventus was inspired by Napoleon and was debuted in 2010. This is our best-selling men’s fragrance here at Creed. It smells so good,” said Tara as we chatted about Aventus.
I am adding Spring Flower, Audrey Hepburn's Creed perfume, to my Christmas list! I want to smell like Audrey Hepburn once did...what fashionista doesn't!
I am adding Spring Flower, Audrey Hepburn’s Creed perfume, to my Christmas list! I want to smell like Audrey Hepburn once did…what fashionista doesn’t!

To learn more about Creed’s history and their magnificent fragrances, stop by Saks Fifth Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama or visit www.creedboutique.com.

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Y’all already know how much I love Jo Malone so I am not going to bore y’all with the details again! See my blog post about Jo Malone here.

Jo Malone at Saks Fifth Avenue in Birmingham will have an artist in this Wednesday, November 4, from 3pm-6pm hand painting Jo Malone boxes with a Jo Malone purchase. “These boxes are so adorable, and they make a great keepsake,” explains Darla Osborne, Jo Malone fragrance expert at S5A Birmingham.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Santa Baby–VIP Style

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Dear Santa,

Hello again from Abby Hathorn! Usually, I compile a list of things I would like for Christmas…but this year I decided to modify one of my favorite Christmas songs for you. I would love to sing it for you; but, since I am not three, my off-key singing isn’t very cute anymore. So, without further chit chat, I present to you Santa Baby–VIP Style. I hope you enjoy it, Santa darling!

Santa baby, slip a surprise under the tree,
For me.
Been an awful good girl,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a Fiat 500 Pop too,
Brand new.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna Fiat,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there’s one thing I really do need,
some Creed,
From Saks Fifth Avenue,
Santa honey, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a gift set,
And checks.
Sign your ‘X’ on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With anything bought at Tiffany’s,
I really do believe in you,
Let’s see if you believe in me,

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing,
Some bling.
For a new Fiat Pop,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.

Since you are so busy traveling to shopping mall’s and the Bass Pro Shop in Leeds, Alabama to listen to little kids’ Christmas wishes and to take pictures with them, I decided to make getting the things on my Christmas list a little easier for you…So, here is all of the contact information for Fiat of Birmingham, Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit, and Tiffany’s in Atlanta. :)

Fiat of Birmingham: FIAT of Birmingham:

5350 Grantswood Road

Birmingham, AL 35210

(888) 419-2622

Here are some of my favorite Fiat’s that they have on their lot now:)

  1. 2013 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback in Espresso–click here to see it.
  2. 2013 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback in Bianco (White)–click here to see it.
  3. 2013 FIAT 500c Pop Convertible in Verde Chiaro (aka Light Green)–click here to see it.

Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit:

129 Summit Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35243

(205) 298-8550

If you do not know what to get me at S5A, a gift card will be just fine *wink*

Tiffany’s in Atlanta Phipps Plaza:

3500 Peachtree Road N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 261 0074

Anything from Tiffany’s would suit my fancy, Santa baby; however, I would love to start a charm bracelet…So, if you honestly do not know what to get me, the starter bracelet here would be perfect! As well as the charms here and here.

As not to take up any more of your time, Santa darling, tah tah for now! I cannot wait to see what surprises you leave me under the tree and in the driveway *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn