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Olfaction

Using uncommon scents to define your home

Ambient scenting - treating a space with fragrance to enhance the experience of being there - is coming into its own as a design and lifestyle element.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Fragrant choices

Fragrance designer Mindy Yang says the sense of smell is the strongest of all our senses and creating your own pleasant surroundings can help you relax and unwind. Here she offers a few suggestions for those wanting to create ambient scents in their own spaces.

For a foyer, she suggests 'warm and inviting woody florals or ambers'.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

WOW Factor

Scent of memories

Missha's new perfume collection, L'eau De Missha, features two distinct scents (both HK$432/30ml). Always Be Mine evokes memories of an early morning floral garden with notes of lilies, orchids and violets. Stay Beside Me is fruitier, and the magnolia notes are intended as a reminder of first love. Available at Missha counters.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Troglodyte See the Light

Troglodyte See the Light Osage Kwun Tong Until Feb 12

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Heaven scent: French perfumer Diptyque uses wick appeal to play with our emotions

Diptyque now has a local address. The French perfumer best known for its scented candles opened its first boutique in Asia at Central's IFC mall on Friday.

Plenty of celebrity fans came along to show their support, including models Lisa Selesner and Vanessa Yeung, designer Barney Cheng and singer Karen Mok Man-wai's mother, Eleanor Morris.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

MAKING scents

Every year, an estimated 400 new fragrances are launched, each competing to be your new best friend. And, with a constant slew of new celebrity and designer fragrances hitting the shelves, it's hard to resist their allure.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Swarovski enters cosmetics market with crystal-glittery line

So, Swarovski has done jewellery, shoes and chandeliers. The crystal brand is now launching a new cosmetics line to carve out a slice of the lucrative beauty market, and of course with something crystal-glittery.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Launch of fragrance makes perfect scents for Gloria ... apart from the goose bumps

It was everything girly for the launch of Marc Jacobs' new fragrance, Daisy, at East hotel's Sugar bar in Taikoo Shing on Friday.

The venue was decorated with colourful floral wall stickers.

Pink mousse cake lollipops, daisy-shaped canap?s and fruity pink bubbly drinks were served, with a large queue forming at the frozen yogurt machine.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

I've got over a hundred bags - several crates full - on rotation at this point. I'm OK with everything else and downright stingy with spending on shoes, but I really can't resist shopping for bags. My husband is on my case, and I'm really trying to find ways to cut down on this habit

Anita Yuen Wing-yee, actress and handbag obsessive

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Scent of a woman comes with a choice of 18

For perfume maker Frederic Malle, you are what you smell. The founder of Editions de Parfums was in town for a Monday meet-and-greet at Joyce Beauty in Central and a very nose-in-the-air lunch yesterday with the town's society ladies, teaching them the subtleties of the olfactory system, by bringing along a 3-metre-high 'smelling column'.

3 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

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