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The WOW factor

Catering to men's sensitive side

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

The WOW factor

Valentine tale

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


IN 1953, MARILYN Monroe said the only thing she wore to bed was Chanel No 5, igniting sales public-relation machines can only dream of. Since then, perfume sales have taken many a welcome boost from well-paid celebrities - there's nothing like a whiff of stardust to mingle with concoctions of essential oils and chemical compounds.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Walking tours of West Kowloon's heritage shops and sites to start

Free guided walking tours that introduce old shops and historic buildings in West Kowloon will start next week.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


The traditional Indian cooking spice is also used in some sunscreens and smearing with turmeric paste is said to be an effective anti-inflammatory for skin. US public relations firm Pierce Mattie named it one of the cosmetic ingredients to watch out for this year for its antiseptic and healing properties, and it is also said to be able to prevent and cure pimples.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect scents

Perfume There is something magical about the rolling green hills and fragrant air of the Tuscan countryside that has always inspired creative passion in artists. Perfumer Amanda Lacey has expressed this enchantment in the creation of an exotic, couture fragrance that today's style-savvy woman just can't get enough of.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Star sticks

You'd never eat your dinner off a Rembrandt, Van Gogh or Picasso, so it seems almost sacrilegious to pick up food with the works of art on display at the Chopstick Gallery. Yet that's exactly what the brightly painted and exquisitely carved eating utensils are designed for.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Scents of calm

Lavender, camomile, rosemary, geranium, sage, sandalwood, sweet marjoram, juniper berry, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus and peppermint are some of the many essences that relieve stress and anxiety.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Hot on the scent of amore

TRADITIONALLY, setting the mood for St Valentine's Day has relied on the romance of candlelight, the relaxing qualities of alcohol and the aphrodisiac qualities of fine foods.

But now help is at hand from scent; much more subtle than a plate of oysters.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am


NOT being someone who's prone to exaggeration, I'd simply like to begin by saying I have just discovered the best thing since sliced bread.

16 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

The nose knows best

PERFUME, the final accessory that has completed the grooming routine for women for years, has now been shown to make them feel as well as smell good.

Scent can like nothing else evoke memories of times and places because our sense of smell is directly linked to the part of the brain that controls moods, feelings and long-term memory.

12 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Men get a whiff of fragrances

LOOK around any perfume counter and you are likely to see a group of women testing scents: a spray on the wrist, another further up the arm, a dab behind the ears.

Look around any men's fragrance counter and you will most probably see the same thing, with women spraying men's scents liberally on their own wrists and necks.

13 Jun 1993 - 12:00am