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Bronzed Age

Mythic Oil nourishing hair oil (HK$280/125ml) by L'Or?al Professionnel

Bronze Goddess perfume by Est?e Lauder (

Latte lip tints (HK$89) by Lush

Bronze Goddess Capri Collection by Est?e Lauder

Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am

Francophiles and car lovers raise a toast and rev up for the new Citroen models with a fancy feast

Car lovers and Francophiles gathered in the Centenary Room of the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel to celebrate the opening of Hong Kong's first showroom for Citroen's DS concept line, now open for business on Gloucester Road, Wan Chai.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


We all know that feeling: you're going about your day when a smell triggers a memory. It could be linked to your childhood or even to a piece of music, but you wish you could bottle it and experience it again and again.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Summer scents

Burberry Summer for Women eau de toilette (HK$545/100ml, HK$425/50ml)

Claim: perfumer Lucas Sieuzac creates a limited edition fruity floral fragrance that conjures up the tranquil mood of a British summer morning.

Guerlain: La Petite Robe Noire Model No2 (HK$1,080/50ml), exclusively available at The Exclusives, Harvey Nichols

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Exhibition devoted to the art of perfume adds an air of elegance to an annual affair

The scent of Le French May lingers into June with the launch of Perfume Tales and Legends, an exhibition of perfume objects and history from the golden age of European perfumery, from the 19th century to the present, at the Garden Court of Pacific Place.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Puckered up for the party

Guerlain Rouge Automatique cocktail party

Where: Azure, Lan Kwai Fong

When: March 8

What: Stylish A-list socialites and celebrities were out in force for the cosmetics house's lipstick launch party. Olympic medal-winning gymnast turned starlet Liu Xuan shared her beauty tips.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Brighten up dull days with winter's luscious eye colours.

Nars Melusine Duo eye shadow (HK$300) comes in deep purple and pale silver lilac. To get the required look, sweep the purple across the lid and use the lilac as a highlight under the brow. Available at all Nars counters.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Give your skin a lift with creams and serums designed to defy gravity.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Helping teens pays - in a way the stock market does not

For Ted Kwan Chi-hong, a finance lecturer, investing in a social enterprise has been a more rewarding decision than investing in the stock market.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Les Choristes in Concert

Nicolas Porte conducts Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc (The Little Singers of Saint Marc, above) in songs from the Le Tour Du Monde en Quartre-Vingt Jours (Around the World in 80 Days) operetta and the Les Choristes film. Also featuring Leon Tong Shiu-wai conducting the HK Treble Choir and a mass choir comprising 30 local school choirs.

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Cosmedicine's MegaDose (HK$750/30ml; right) is a super antioxidant serum formulated to prevent free radical damage and address hyperpigmentation. The brand is new to Hong Kong, and if you have sun damage, grab it while you can. From Lane Crawford stores.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Scents of style from Guerlain

Guerlain's 'The Exclusives' fragrance launch and cocktail

Where: Harvey Nichols in Landmark

When: January 16

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Brand story: Dermalogica

Who's behind it? Husband-and-wife team Jane and Raymond Wurwand opened the International Dermal Institute in 1983, a training facility for skincare therapists. 'We realised we needed to develop our own brand - something that was free of common irritants such as mineral oil, S.D.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai chic catches on at Peninsula's swanky new salon

Shanghai chic has even caught on at Hong Kong's venerable old dame, the Peninsula.

28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Beauty salons close owing customers HK$1 million

The economic downturn took an ugly turn yesterday as a group of beauty salons shut down and speculation rose that sauce maker Lee Kum Kee would fire a fifth of its local staff.

Lee Kum Kee is tipped to lay off 100 of its 500 Hong Kong staff from within different departments because of the recession

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am