Beauty Buzz

Perfumes for spring-summer have finally arrived in stores. We've tested a range of new and updated scents for the season.

Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am

This week we test: summer fragrance

Summer calls for lighter scents, which lift your mood, or remind you of favourite holidays

Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance (HK$460/50ml)

Inhale and you'll feel like you're at the beach. Perfect for sun lovers, it is a breezy scent reminiscent of suntan lotion and Caribbean getaways.

Tel: 2831 8474

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

What's in it? Cinnamal

Other names it goes by Cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamic Aldehyde, Cinnamyl Aldehyde, 2-Propenal, 3-Phenyl.

What's it used in? Fragrances, body washes, soaps, moisturisers.

What does it do? A fragrance added to cosmetics that smells particularly of jasmine.

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips: scent sense

Fragrance expert Michael Edwards talks about how to select a fragrance.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Soft touch

Kiehl's High-Potency Skin-Firming Concentrate (HK$550/50ml) is formulated to improve skin resilience and define facial contours. The company says the formula is a 'powerful, yet gentle' treatment made with oligo-peptides, known for their ability to help produce collagen and elastin.

20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

A guy thing

Armand Basi has launched Armand Basi in Blue ($368/50ml, $498/100ml), a male version of Armand Basi in Red (right) for women. The eau de toilette combines citrus, spicy and woody aromas. Available from Extravaganza, APM Mall.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Heaven scents

Roger and Gallet has a limited-edition spring gift set (below) containing either four perfumed soaps or a collection of travel pouches holding four scents: Eau de Cologne, Fragrant Waters, Eau de Shiso and its new Cologne. The 100g soaps come in green tea, ginger, sandalwood and eau de cologne scents.

17 May 2005 - 12:00am

Personal effects

Dress: 'I never wear dresses for functions, I prefer the smart casual look.'

Top: Helmut Lang, Dries Van Noten. 'I love the clear shapes and earth tone colours, and I like basic items with a few details.'

Pants: Earl Jeans. 'They're comfortable.'

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. 'On vacation I wear my Converse sneakers.'

3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Scent of a man

THEY SAY OLFACTORY MEMORIES are the strongest - and that's certainly true of fragrances. One whiff of Anateus and you're transported back to a sticky dance floor, circa 1983, with its embarrassment of pointy shoes and wedge cuts. A splash of Kouros and you start seeing great car salesmen you have known.

20 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Best dressed resist fads

There were some first-time names in the International Best-Dressed Poll for 1997/1998 compiled by 1,500 fashion journalists, designers and style observers from around the world. Actress China Chow, daughter of Michael and the late Tina Chow, appeared on the rundown of 12 names, as did Nicole Kidman.

22 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Now men can enjoy touch of the Orient

FOR nearly 20 years women have been enchanted by the mystery of Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. Now men can share in the experience, as the French designer has created Opium Pour Homme, an Oriental fragrance with a strong and sensual character.

'It's targeted at established, sophisticated and mature men for whom jazz could be a bit young,' said marketing manager Pauline Cheng.

4 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Perfume for presents makes perfect scents

PERFUME is always a special gift and perfect for Mother's Day.

This year, there are several new ones worth looking out for alongside your mother's old favourites.

Wings, the newest perfume to be launched by Giorgio Beverly Hills, has only been on sale in the territory since April 18.

1 May 1994 - 12:00am

Getting a whiff of the egoist

IT is a brave new world when it comes to fragrances and cosmetics for men. Recent years have seen a huge up-swing in the number of different products created with the male of the species in mind.

This month, Chanel has unveiled its newest offering strictly for hunks: Egoiste Platinum.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Rewards of being on the right scent

MANY men dread the annual Valentine's Day shopping excursion to the perfume counters.

So, here are a few hints provided by avid perfume shoppers and fragrance consultants.

7 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Fragrance for a perfect man

HONGKONG has a range of fragrances for St Valentine's Day shoppers in search of the ''perfect men's Cologne''.

For example, Aramis has recently introduced New West, a sporty, clean and rather youthful fragrance ideal for Hongkong's ''native man'' - about $355 for a 100 ml bottle of eau de toilette.

7 Feb 1993 - 12:00am