Fragrance Report: The Latest Trio Of Exotic Gulf State Scents Turns Bond No. 9 Dubai Into A Full-Fledged Must-Have Collection

The first intoxicating Bond No. 9 Dubai scents (Indigo, Emerald, and Ruby) debuted in 2015 as a one-shot and were an instant success. So the company followed with Citrine, Amethyst, and Amber. Again, they, too, were smash hits. Like the Gulf State metropolis inspiring these scents, they mingle the ancient with the ultra-new: centuries’-old Eastern essences (exotic resin, musk, tropical spices) with ultra-contemporary fragrance notes (seaweed, raspberry, plum). Now the debut of Bond No. 9 Dubai III (Black Sapphire, Jade and Garnet) has turned Bond No. 9 Dubai into a full-fledged highly coveted collection.7326751-logo1

Dubai Black Sapphire holds an obvious masculine appeal, yet has a mellowness that will compliment an assertively feminine woman. Its top notes—citrusy neroli blended with spicy-mellow saffron and beeswax—are followed by the only floral, resplendent Turkish rose, surrounded by balsamic gurjun, resinous cedarwood, and a hit of pungent pepper. The scent dries down with incense-rich oud and Siam benzoin, soothing sandalwood, cinnamon-like tolu balm, and earthy vetiver. Retail Price: 100ml, $550

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Black Sapphire holds an obvious masculine appeal, yet has a mellowness that will compliment an assertively feminine woman

Dubai Jade blends sparkling florals with languid incense. Starting off with violet leaves, tart raspberry, and warming cumin, it segues into floral heart—rose, lily, and jasmine—played out against crisp, clean cedarwood. A mélange of syrupy base notes— amber and ambrette, sensual musk, oud, and leather-like birch tar—add a powerful resonance. Retail Price: 100ml, $550

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Vibrant and high-energy, Dubai Jade blends sparkling florals with languid incense.

Dubai Garnet. A romantic floral bouquet starts with a brisk wakeup call: citrusy bergamot, musky blackberry, licorice-like cardamom, invigorating seaweed, and pink pepper. Rose is a major mid-note, accompanying magnolia, jasmine, and lavender, along with succulent plum and spicy cumin. Classic base notes—musk, amber, myrrh and vetiver—give staying power, while oak moss adds a creamy-soft hint of chypre. Retail Price: 100ml, $550 Continue reading

Verve Celebrates Christmas with Two Releases, Available Now Digitally and on CD

Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists & Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals – Collection Includes Unreleased Oscar Peterson Song and a Rare Version of John Coltrane’s “Greensleeves

Verve is proud to celebrate the holidays with two heartwarming Christmas releases – Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists, and Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals, as part of their 60th Anniversary. Both releases, which feature tracks across five decades from some of the finest vocalists and instrumentalists from Universal Music‘s family of labels including Verve, Blue Note, Impulse!, Decca, GRP, Cadet, Argo, and more, will be available separately on CD and digitally.

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Verve is proud to celebrate the holidays with two heartwarming Christmas releases – ‘Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists,’ and Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals,’. The collections feature tracks across five decades from some of the finest vocalists and instrumentalists from Universal Music’s family of labels including Verve, Blue Note, Impulse!, Decca, GRP, Cadet, Argo, and more. (PRNewsFoto/Verve)

The Vocalists features some of the most illustrious singers performing their favorite holiday tracks. You’ll hear Willie Nelson and Norah Jones‘ take on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” as well as Diana Krall‘s rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,Ella Fitzgerald performing “White Christmas,” and Dinah Washington on “Silent Night,” previously a rare single-only release. The album also boasts spirited tracks from Mel Tormé, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Patti Austin, Peggy Lee, Shirley Horn, Diane Schuur, Betty Carter and Judy Holliday.

Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol 1: The Vocalists Track Listing:

  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Mel Tormé
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
  • Christmas Time Is Here – Patti Austin
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Diana Krall with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • It Must Be Christmas – Judy Holliday with the Gerry Mulligan Orchestra
  • Peace On Earth – Peggy Lee
  • (There Is No Place Like) Home For The Holidays – Betty Carter
  • I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Billie Holiday
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Diane Schuur
  • Peace – Norah Jones
  • White Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald
  • ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? – Louis Armstrong & The Commanders
  • Winter Wonderland – Shirley Horn
  • Silent Night – Dinah Washington

The instrumental tunes are just as entrenched in these traditions – it seems like every classic holiday film features a family gathering with a loved one at the piano playing Christmas standards. Here, The Instrumentals portray exciting takes on songs like “Silver Bells” from Kevin Eubanks, “Frosty The Snowman” as interpreted by Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” performed by the Bill Evans Trio, Stanley Jordan‘s version of “Silent Night” and Kenny Burrell‘s take on “The Little Drummer Boy.” Continue reading

Playboy Magazine’s November Issue Unveils Winners Of The Best New Bars In America

Playboy magazine unveils this year’s winners of the Best New Bars in America in its November 2016 issue. After calling for nominations earlier this summer, Playboy readers, along with some of the nation’s best bartenders, drink writers and industry insiders, submitted 50 of the best new drinking establishments in the country. Now, the Playboy editors and readers have spoken and the results are in for the ten best new spots to have a cocktail.

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Playboy magazine unveils this year’s winners of the Best New Bars in America in its November 2016 issue. Cover photo by Zoey Grossman/Playboy (PRNewsFoto/Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)

Playboy’s Best Bars 2016 include the most innovative watering holes that range from a bar that elevates the art of day drinking to an establishment that serves over 500 varieties of gin.

  • Columbia Room in Washington, D.C.
  • Dante in New York City
  • Suffolk Arms in New York City
  • Whitechapel in San Francisco
  • Occidental in Denver
  • Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu
  • Sweet Liberty in Miami
  • Compère Lapin in New Orleans
  • Greenriver in Chicago
  • Old Glory in Nashville

Additional highlights of Playboy’s November 2016 issue include:

  • Miss November, Ashley Smith: the 25-year-old bombshell from Austin, TX, is November’s cover model with a pictorial and centerfold shot by the illustrious photographer, Zoey Grossman.
  • 20Q with Jeffrey Dean Morgan: the man behind TV’s most riveting season finale discusses what it’s like to be Negan in “The Walking Dead” and how viewers reacted to the introduction of his character.
  • No Filter with Bella Thorne: the 19-year-old starlet delivers a bold message
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    to her critics and how she feels about shaming a women’s sexiness.

  • Politics: Playboy‘s political correspondent John Meroney shares two compelling features. The first observes how Donald Trump managed to silence the Republican call for war. The second is a powerful in-depth, 8-page interview with former CIA and NSA head Michael Hayden who frankly answers questions about being a spy, explains his stance on why Trump will “risk our country’s national security and well-being,” and voices his opinion on Secretary Clinton‘s emails.
  • The White-Collar Future of Weed: a new generation of entrepreneurs aim to revolutionize America’s cannabis industry.
  • Music: the best-kept secret in hip-hop and mastermind behind Drake, Jas Prince is today’s rap royalty.
  • My Way: legendary fashion designer John Varvatos talks about how music impacted his career and style.
  • Francofile: James Franco interviews hip-hop legend Method Man about acting and the future of the Wu-Tang Clan.
  • Playboy Advisor: monthly advice columnist Bridget Phetasy explains how to move a fling into the friend-zone.

Additional content includes Fiction from Kevin Mandel‘s The Filmmaker and fantastical works of art by the Artist in Residence, James Jean.

Playboy‘s November 2016 issue is available on newsstands nationwide starting today, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, and for the first time ever, the iconic magazine is available to subscribers in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Things Will Get a Little Krazy at the 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Krazy Glue® Will Debut Its First-Ever Float In The World Famous Holiday Spectacle

Upside down cars, teetering towers of chairs, furniture glued to the ceiling and other extraordinary demonstrations of the Krazy Glue brand’s strong adhesive ability will come to life aboard the new Krazy Glue float in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Krazy Glue is partnering with Macy’s to send the “Fun House” float down the streets of New York City as millions marvel at the outrageous display of kraziness. The 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For 90 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macy’s employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features America’s best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy’s signature giant helium character balloons.

Krazy Glue is an instant solution and the only super glue that allows consumers to create ‘krazy’ things. Macy’s has been a fantastic partner in bringing the brand’s remarkable ability to glue things together to life with the Fun House float,” said Victor Misawa, senior vice president of marketing, Writing & Creative Expression, Newell Brands. “We’re thrilled to debut our fun and ‘krazy’ float during the landmark 90th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”

Krazy Glue®, a subsidiary of Newell Brands, is a super-strong, fast-drying adhesive solution that can hold up to 2,000 lbs. per square inch and an instant, strong solution for all needs around the house. With a wide assortment of instant adhesives for multiple applications and an all-purpose formula that bonds to a wide variety of surfaces, including ceramic, plastic, wood, porcelain, metal, leather, rubber, vinyl, and more, only Krazy Glue allows consumers to do anything “krazy”.

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Krazy Glue® Will Debut Its First-Ever Float In The 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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