Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 August, 2010, 12:00am

Lose yourself in fragrances designed to evoke memories of special moments, places and seasons.

Yves Saint Laurent's Parisienne eau de toilette (HK$405/50ml) comes in a slim, finely etched crystalline bottle and is a new blend based on the Parisienne eau de parfum. It focuses on a smooth concoction of cranberry, damask rose, lily of the valley, violet leaf, iris and suede, designed to conjure images of Paris. The scent is available at all Yves Saint Laurent counters.

Jo Malone's English Pear and Freesia (HK$480/30ml, HK$950/100ml) is a cologne inspired by John Keats' Ode to Autumn, and a line in the poem, in particular: 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'. The subtle fragrance is based on the scent of the King William pear. The fragrance will be available from next month at Lane Crawford stores.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne Pour le Matin(HK$1,750/200ml) comes in a natural spray bottle and blends bergamot from Calabria, lemon from Sicily, white thyme from Morocco, lavender from Provence, France, and orange flower from Tunisia, to create a powerful scent for the morning. It's available at Joyce Beauty stores.

L'Occitane's Calanques eau de toilette (HK$330/50ml) is inspired by the Calanques region in southeast France, a protected coastal area filled with the scent of citrus, wild jasmine, white woods and pine trees. It's is available at all L'Occitane stores.