Beauty Buzz: Ulta Has Grand Plans, Perfume Cocktails in Berlin, New Scents for Bottega Veneta and Stella McCartney


Lara Stone is the face of Stella McCartney’s recently relaunched signature fragrance Stella. The scent, which is currently exclusively available at Harrods until Aug. 1, is the same as the 2003 original; however, the packaging is different and there are more bottle sizes available. [WWD]

It’s been three years since Bottega Veneta ventured into the fragrance world with their self-titled, “leathery” scented Eau de Parfum. The brand’s second fragrance, called Knot is quite a contrast with citrus and floral notes. The bottle is topped with a matte gold cap in the shape of a knot – a reference to Bottega Veneta’s best-selling knot clutch. [WWD]

Move over Sephora! Beauty superstore chain, Ulta, is moving on up with plans to open 100 more stores and add an abundance of new brands (both indie and prestige) this year. The company, which has become the place for brick-and-mortar launches for beauty brands, will experiment with two smaller (5,000-square-foot, rather than 10,000-square-foot units) in rural markets later this year. [WWD]

Have you ever thought that your fragrance smelled so good that you wanted a sip? Well at the new Fragrances bar at the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin, the cocktails replicate famous scents. Think of luscious libations like Guerlain’s Angelique Noire, which contains jasmine, bergamot, angelica root, vanilla, rum and champagne. [InStyle]

Nicole Richie doesn’t wear makeup unless she’s working, but the House of Harlow designer told Reddit that there is a future for a House of Harlow beauty and fragrance line. [BellaSugar]

On the same day that NARS released their 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration, the brand launched its reformulated polish for all of their colors. The new formula paints smoothly, doesn’t require multiple coats, dries in under five minutes, and doesn’t chip. Five minute mani, anyone?[SheFinds]