Magnetic attraction Not everything has to wait until next year, however. When Lancome opened its first freestanding boutique in Festival Walk recently, it took the opportunity to show off its latest colours, a collection called Pollen. A golden-sunset look, Pollen has been sported by local luminaries Audry Ai and Rebecca Tong, just two of the celebs at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Now Lancome is introducing three more innovative products: Vernis Instant Magnetic nail polish (right), Contour Pro lip pencil, and Brilliant Magnetic lipstick. The latter is a sister product to Lancome's popular Rouge Magnetic, a lipstick best known for its long-lasting colour and lightweight texture. Brilliant Magnetic ($145) promises more of the same but with the added lure of subtle shine. There are 18 shades. Even more interesting is Vernis Instant Magnetic ($100), the nail lacquer that complements the lipstick range. Also in 18 colours, the varnish dries instantly. The benefit is that the colour doesn't fade, chip or split as with most quick-dry formulas. The two Magnetic products and the cool dual-purpose lip pencil are available only at the Festival Walk store and at Seibu. Tip for tap Call it a new age, but bath time hasn't been this popular since the Romans met the Greeks. One can buy bath bombs at the Mandarin Oriental, slices of soap at stationery stores, and floating candles in gourmet shops. But one store specialises in lush bath products - Aquaria (Queensway Plaza, Admiralty, and 48 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central). The small outlets have everything from bath salts and essential oils to loofah sponges and novelty soaps. If the yummy fragrances don't relax you, a soak with one of their bath blasters will - especially because they're now 'on sale'. The bath bombs, normally $40 each, are currently 20 per cent off while there is a 15 per cent discount on all aromatherapy products. The truth is out there If you want to know how times have changed or how life is going for Calvin Klein, just look at the names of his fragrances in chronological order. Obsession, Eternity, One, Be and now Truth. Slated to reach counters this autumn, Truth is an innovative scent from the man who specialises in setting trends where marketing is concerned. The promotion for Truth will include colour ads - a first for Klein. The scent will also be available in many forms, including incense, bath beads, essences, a bedtime fragrance and so on. The idea is that an individual can wear Truth according to her own needs and preferences. In other words, not only is the Truth out there, it's also completely subjective.