Aroma Compound

This week we test: lip gloss

With winter on its way, a change of lippie gives your pout a luscious wash of colour and loads of shine while keeping it soft and supple.

Maquillage Rouge Enamel Glamour (HK$230)

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Sweet trap

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Valentine's Day may have come and gone but that's no reason to ease up on the scents. These floral delights should keep you aromatic all year long.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: signature scents

Maria Norrman, the founder of DNA Beaute, a Hong Kong-based beauty distribution company that represents 15 brands across the region, discusses how to choose a fragrance, her favourites and what Asian consumers prefer when it comes to scent.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect sales pitch to make sense with scent

Although they still haven't brought the clothing line to the city, Banana Republic is going all out to launch six fragrances - three for men and three for women. The American brand, or at least its licensee DNA Beaute, splashed out for the Peninsula's Garden Suite yesterday afternoon to unveil the scents at a media event.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Summer comes in trendy scents

The new summer scents are now available at beauty counters. Noir by S.T. Dupont (price unavailable) is a spicy scent in a black, monolithic-faceted glass bottle.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Terre d'Hermes

What is it?

The latest Hermes fragrance for men. It has an earthy, back- to-nature appeal, described by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena (below) as a 'link between earth and sky'.

What does it smell like?

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Mango magic

Mango fashion fans are in for a treat with the launch of a trendy new fragrance by the Spanish company. MNG Your Jeans ($288) comes with an MNG stencil to customise your jeans with the perfume name. MNG Your Jeans captures the essence of lily of the valley topped with a citric-fruity vanilla flair. Extravaganza at Silvercord.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Nothing to sniff at

IF IT stinks of fish, it may be ... a building in Hong Kong whose owners have bought the smell in a canister to create a certain atmosphere. They could have opted for the aroma of baking bread, wash day, apple pie, brewing coffee, or the stench of burning peat, acrid rubbish or the war zone.

23 Apr 1995 - 12:00am


AN invitation has landed on our desk for a cocktail party next week to launch the latest product from the feisty fashion house of Benetton. A perfume named ''Tribu'', it bears, says the invite, ''the floral-fruity fragrance that has sensibility, conscience and spirit''. We can't wait to find out what sacred cows Benetton plans to demolish this time to get that message across.

16 May 1994 - 12:00am

Dior blends tenderness, subtlety

AT last the ''sequel to the saga'' has been produced and women the world over are likely to be captivated.

Only, in this case, the sequel is not available at your local book shop but at the Christian Dior perfume counter.

Lively as day time, fresh as a smile, unpredictable as love . . . these are just a few of the qualities attributed to Tendre Poison.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am