Chic time

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay

This season's offerings take their inspiration from a wide range of sources through the annals of history, writes Karen Fong.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 12:44am

This week we test: summer fragrances

Summer perfumes can be lighter than their winter counterparts - sniff out citrus and floral notes, or anything that puts you in a holiday mood.

Jeanne Lanvin Couture EDP (HK$395/ 30ml)

Slightly musky, with a hint of raspberries and cedar, in a gorgeous bottle. A bit too strong, though - better suited for more mature users.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Elie Saab

Everyone's a winner It's been more than a decade since Halle Berry accepted her best actress Academy Award, in an unforgettable burgundy gown created by a little-known Lebanese designer. It proved to be a pivotal moment for Beirut-born Elie Saab, opening the floodgates for royalty and red carpet regulars drawn to his elegant crystal-encrusted gowns and feminine silhouettes.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Now you can have the Mercedes-Benz smell without the high price

If you like the smell of a luxurious new car, Mercedes-Benz may fulfil you with a price tag that is surprisingly short of six or seven digits.

The car manufacturer last Friday launched the brand's first men's fragrance to complete the Mercedes-Benz experience for the brand's car owners, as well as those who just want to smell like a Mercedes-Benz coupe.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: fragrance for guys

Your choice of fragrance says a lot about you -and yes, boys, this means you, too. We test some of the newest scents around this summer.


Scuderia Ferrari Eau De Toilette (HK$320/40ml)

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW Factor

Metro men solution

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New fragrances: Eau de summer

Jeanne Lanvin Couture

Fashion houses turn to their archives to create new and improved blends, writes Victoria Ip.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: deodorant spray

Guys, sweat may an unavoidable side effect of summer, but a good deodorant or antiperspirant will help minimise wetness and odour


Gatsby Ice-Type Deodorant Spray (HK$38/100g)

It produces a cooling sensation and feels dry all day. The canister has a safety lock, so you can carry it in your gym bag.


29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: perfume

Never underestimate the power of scent as a way to show your persona. Pick a lighter scent with woody notes for daytime and more intense ones with citrus and floral notes for evenings

Luciano Soprani Her (HK$368/30ml)

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Look good on a budget

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty Buzz

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

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


As the huge billboards, multimillion-dollar advertising budgets and A-list endorsements illustrate, the women's beauty and personal-care market is one of the most dynamic, competitive and profitable in the world.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Notes worthy

Sophie Labbe loves the smell of Hong Kong. It's not the first thing you would expect her to say when you sit down for an interview - but then again, for a woman who relies on smell more than any other sense, her statement isn't all that surprising.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

L'Eau de Chloe perfume

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Fresh spring treats

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am