Tales make scents

Kilian Water Calligraphy

Collection links Chinese ancestral culture and French perfume making, writes Tama Lung.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Fans line up in droves to catch a 15-minute glimpse of Japanese pop diva in Causeway Bay

Fans lined up around the block - several times over - at Causeway Bay's I.T clothing store for a chance to see Japanese pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki.

And they did, for about 15 minutes, which is apparently the 32-year-old star's magic number.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Licence Renewed

Licence Renewed by John Gardner (read by Jeremy Northam) Orion Publishing (audiobook)

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Desiree Mok, 16, Sha Tin College

cd: 21 by Adele. With singles such as Someone Like You, this amazing album leaves you tingling.

dvd: Never Let Me Go is a haunting, dystopian movie that reminds us of the choices we can make in life and whether or not we choose to make them.

movie: Fast and Furious 5 is a fast-paced must-watch for all car fans.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Transition by Iain Banks Little, Brown HK$104

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The Editor's Note

Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio, died on July 18, 1610. Four hundred years later, he is one of the most revered painters in history and a unique retrospective of his work in Rome, at the Scuderie del Quirinale, is drawing immense crowds.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hermes duo weave magical tales of flying, travel and fragrances

French label Hermes is really pushing its new exotic travel image. Your fashionable aunt and uncle might know it for its nice silk scarves and ties, but it wants to be associated more with travellers familiar with the stylish charms of the likes of Africa, India or Morocco.

9 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Oh, the dilemmas confronting the rich

'What is luxury?' Sonu Shivdasani (pictured below), the founder of Six Senses Resorts and Spas, asked on Tuesday night.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: signature scent

John Marangos, perfumer for Clarins, gives an insight into fragrances.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Brand story: Juliette Has a Gun

Who is behind it?

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am



10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

J-pop superstar sparks frenzy with HK shopping spree

While the performance of pop diva Mariah Carey at the CLSA investors' forum gala this week is eagerly awaited, rabid fans have been in hot pursuit of another bottle-blonde pop superstar in town.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips: scent sense

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

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Powder room

Kate Moss has become the latest celebrity to jump on the fragrance bandwagon, but her debut fragrance, Kate Moss Fragrance (above, HK$419/50ml), is a pedestrian effort from the bottle to the scent. From a supermodel who has a taste for the outrageous, we expect more.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Question of the week: Who is your favourite visual artist?

James Chim Wai-chiu, 17

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am