Spa Week, with special promotions in spas all over the country, is coming up in the US April 12-18. Plus: this month's most-anticipated fragrance launches.

Fragrance launches

The biggest perfume launch in the month of April (even though probably snubbed by fragrance critics) will be actress Eva Longoria's first signature scent, called Eva by Eva Longoria.

Designer fragrances to be launched in April include Voyage d'Hermès, Chanel's Chance Eau Tendre, Burberry Summer 2010, Eau de Cartier Essence d'Orange, DSquared² He Wood Ocean Wet Wood and She Wood Crystal Creek Wood, A Scent by Issey Miyake Florale, and Kenzo's Les Eaux Parfumées Bienfaitrices de Kenzoki.


Spa Week
April 12-18

Eight hundred spas across the United States will offer discount treatments during this week. A full list of the participating spas is now available and bookings can already be made online.

April 13-15
Paris, France

The event, which brings together the world's leading cosmetics suppliers, production and marketing specialists, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, showcasing a range of new and innovative cosmetic ingredients and services, as well as offering crucial insights into scientific advances and emerging trends. Mondial Spa & Beauté, a fair that presents the current trends in the spa sector, will run concurrently.

April 16-19
Bologna, Italy

Cosmoprof, which hosts editions in Europe, Asia, and the US, is the world's most important beauty and cosmetics event. It features special exhibitions for perfumery, spa, and packaging and is the one must-see fair in the beauty professional's annual calendar.

International Beauty Show (IBS)
April 24-26
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Beauty professionals from around the globe will come together at Sin City's Convention Center to start shaping the next trends in nail art, hair, and make-up.

Mr Universe
May 8
Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

After Ireland's triumph in Korea, where Limerick-born Kamal Ibrahim scooped the title of Mr World, the male beauty pageant series continues with the election of Mr Universe in the Dominican Republic.