Elements Showcase has closed the doors on its fall beauty and fragrance trade show. The intimate, curated event, held Aug. 20-21 at Skylight West located at 500 W. 36th Street, attracted 115 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors. Attendees included buyers from independent boutiques, department stores, apothecaries, design shops, hotels, resorts, spas and lifestyle destinations, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Net-A-Porter, Aedes de Venustas, Harvey Nichols and HSN. The show, founded and operated by Frederick Bouchardy, Jeff Lawson and Ulrich Lang, came to life after Ulrich and Frederick took their idea of creating a fragrance fair to Jeff, an art fair producer, who helped them make it a reality. Apparently there’s a market for an upscale, aspirational fragrance show: exhibitor attendance has more than doubled in under two years. Beautypress.com, which attended the show, provided details on exhibitor trends seen at Elements. Some standouts included:

Playful and Personable:

* Los Angeles based Smell Bent is a line of affordable eau de toilettes with colorful labels and playful names. The line’s current best-seller is the beachy St. Tropez Dispenser.

* The latest concept from the boundless creative mind of Gerald Ghislain is Alice & Peter, a cupcake-themed perfume collection in five fragrances that look and smell good enough to eat. Inspired by the tale of Alice in Wonderland, the collection is slated to launch October 2012 at Urban Outfitters.

* Ten over Ten, a New York-centric line of nail polishes stemming from their namesake salon in Tribeca. The lacquers come in a variety of fashion-forward shades, each bearing the name of a downtown New York City street. Best sellers include Jane, a soft, universal pink and Reade, a dramatic, metallic graphite.

* The Cool Fix from Shaveworks by Anthony brands is a man’s new best friend; a cooling gel to “put out the fire” and treat ingrown hairs, razor bumps, razor burn and redness.

Brands to watch:

* Swiss skincare range Karin Herzog has a league of celebrity followers, including Kate Middleton, who according to the brand swears by their patented stabilized oxygen age prevention technology. Karin Herzog products are the only products that contain stabilized active oxygen in a medical grade emulsion.

* Hailing from Paris, Nuxe features an abundant range of skincare and body care products of natural origin with scents that transport you back to the French countryside. 99.9% natural.

* The formulas in Matriskin’s anti-aging skincare range contain curative, preventive and stabilizing properties, making the brand an alternative to cosmetic and plastic surgery.

For more trends from Elements, please visit Beauty Press.