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Ylang-Ylang

Home scents

Abode Aroma - Ginger Pear Diffuser

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

This week we test: solid fragrances

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

... and essential items for those on the go

BEAUTY

Hair Treatment Kit by Anna Sui (HK$385): This limited-edition kit is perfect for girly girls on the go. It includes a hair shampoo (60ml), conditioner (60ml), treatment mask, shower cap and a waterproof pouch.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Powder room

Bliss' FatGirlScrub (below, HK$360/225 grams) is the latest addition to the brand's FatGirl family of products. This skin-smoothing body exfoliator contains 60 per cent Himalayan pink salt to increase circulation and lessen the look of lumpiness. Available from Lane Crawford, Times Square and Pacific Place.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Last-minute gifts can be difficult to get right so if you're still roaming the shops wondering what to get your wife or girlfriend, why not try one of these fragrant new takes on an old favourite or perhaps a limited edition scent?

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Smell

Scent is a powerful memory trigger. Experiment with the wide variety of new fragrances and pick the one that will best represent this Christmas in the years to come

1 Cinema Christmas cosmetics set (HK$520), Yves Saint Laurent.

2 Raw silk eye pillow with signature scent of vanilla, ylang ylang, sandalwood and mandarin (HK$220), The Spa at Four Seasons.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Yuan Zhi

Yuan Zhi is a wild plant found in South China and is traditionally used to balance and soothe the mind and body. Molton Brown has launched a Yuan Zhi sleep mist (HK$390) to aid sleep, which in addition to the key ingredient includes lavender, bergamot and ylang ylang.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Powder room

Giorgio Armani has launched a new skincare line, Crema Nera (right, HK$2,700/50ml). Petrified lava, or obsidian, is used to stimulate cellular regeneration for softer, more radiant skin. Warm the cream in your hands and massage in with the stone provided to promote lymphatic drainage. Giorgio Armani boutique, Chater House.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Magic mushrooms

Dr Andrew Weil for Origins collection (right) includes Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Serum ($630/50ml) to 'optimise skin's defences against ageing', and Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Cream ($560/30ml), to tackle fine lines.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am