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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 August, 2007, 12:00am

Issey Miyake has a new fragrance, L'eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense (HK$345/75ml, right). A warm, sensual fragrance, Intense is spicier than the original L'eau d'Issey pour Homme. And in an attempt to capitalise on the growing male skincare market, L'eau d'Issey pour Homme is expanding its face and body line with two new products: Daily Cleansing Face Scrub (HK$155/100ml) and Revitalizing Moisturiser (HK$225/75ml). From Issey Miyake counters at Sogo, Harvey Nichols and Lane Crawford.

Aveda's Be Curly products are said to ensure low-maintenance curls for the high-maintenance girl. Be Curly shampoo (HK$220/250ml and $620/1000ml), conditioner (HK$240/200ml and HK$720/1,000ml) and Curl Control (HK$210/100ml) reduce frizz and define natural or permed wavy and curly hair. From Aveda stores and counters in Lane Crawford Pacific Place and Times Square.

Science and nature combine forces in Clarins' Double Serum Generation 6 (HK$700/2 x 15ml, below). Three drops a day of this hydrating fluid promises to protect and oxygenate skin. From Clarins counters and shops.

Barcelona's Natura Bisse has launched Oxygen Body Cream (HK$680/250ml), part of its oxygen-infused line. The cream contains hydrogen peroxide to purify and decongest the skin, wild mango and shea butter. From the Natura Bisse counter at IFC.

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum (HK$435/100ml, far left) is a hydration alternative to a daily-use moisturiser and is designed for dry, combination and sensitive skins. It contains grape and parsley seeds to soothe the skin. From the Aesop store, Central, and counters at Lane Crawford Pacific Place and Times Square, and Joyce Beauty, Harbour City.

Nars' Highlighting Blush Duo (HK$420/10g) features a highlighting powder and cheek colour in one compact to conveniently illuminate the complexion. Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder creates highlights and adds dimension, while the various vividly named blush tones Torrid, Sin and Orgasm give depth to the cheeks. From the Nars Boutique at the Landmark, Central, and Lane Crawford.