The festive season offers a chance to give or receive the latest examples of the perfumer's art, writes Victoria Ip.Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 11:29pm
Skinny Skinny Grapefruit & Cardamom Organic Dry Shampoo (HK$280/128 grams)
Claim: a completely organic combination of cornstarch, brown rice powder, white clay and essential oils. It absorbs oil with brown rice powder and white clay, leaving a fresh scent.
Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder (HK$190/28 grams)15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm
A smooth natural-looking finish15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
Metro men solution24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Collection links Chinese ancestral culture and French perfume making, writes Tama Lung.14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
I'm looking for one of those dresses that have a see-through material at the top. I've seen lots of lace, but I'm afraid it will look cheap so I'd prefer plain.
Could Be Clearer, Bowen Road29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Omnia Coral with notes of bergamot, goji berries, water lily and pomegranate (HK$745/60ml) by Bulgari
Show Off with notes of blackcurrant, peach velvet, lotus blossum and cedar (HK$496/100ml) by Charriol
London Blooms Iris & Lady Moore, White Lilac & Rhubarb, and Peony & Moss colognes (HK$980/100ml each) by Jo Malone13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The art of perfumery has a long and rich history, but its alchemy and assiduous nature often go unappreciated by the people who splash on a dash every morning. And although some perfumers take sole credit for their concoctions, fragrance creation is a collective endeavour - which is why renowned perfumer Fr?d?ric Malle prefers the term 'editeur de parfums'.13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
This spring, lipsticks run the gamut from bold and bright to sweet and subtle. We've tested a selection of the season's offerings.8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Flowers are in bloom, pastel-coloured dresses can be seen on the streets and the days are sunnier and warmer - it must be spring!
Here, nail artist Nadia Cheung Pak-lam celebrates the season by turning plain nails into mini works of art. If it's spring, it must be time for lovely bunnies and Easter eggs.
What you'll need:
Base and top coat4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
I wonder if you can help. I have a nail file that looks like a very fine stone, about four inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It's finer than an emery board. I bought it many years ago from John Lewis, the British department store.25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Relax with a face mask.17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Small and perfectly formed for slipping inside your clutch. Rubbing a little of the cream perfume onto your pulse points will immediately make people around you swoon - only in delight, fear not.
L'Occitane Cherry Princess Solid Perfume (HK$90/10g)12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am