Quilty pleasure While most perfumes peddle sex and sin (think Obsession, Envy, Opium ...), fun-loving French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is taking a different tack. His eponymous scent JCC is all about innocence and childhood pleasures. Composed of cyclamen, almond, lily of the valley, orange blossom, cedar wood, musk and patchouli for a white, school-glue effect, the perfume comes in a quilted bottle (right) and has an on-and-off switch for spritzing. It will be available from October 16 at Seibu in Pacific Place. Prices range from $210 for a refill to $515 for a 30ml eau de parfum. Mother of all sales Seed, the fashionable and affordable maternity line by Carol Wong, is currently available at half-price. Sort through past seasons' merchandise, from cute shell tops and gingham-trimmed twin-sets to adjustable trousers and empire-line evening dresses, in the penthouse of Tomey House, 131-133 Queen's Road Central (tel: 2136-0612). Open from Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4pm. Jet fresh from Japan Not all Japanese fashion is avant-garde. Natural Beauty Basic, a chain-store brand with more than 50 boutiques in Japan, has just opened its first outlet in Hong Kong (shop 520, Times Square, Causeway Bay). Similar to wearable brands like Banana Republic and J. Crew - but in Asian sizes - the autumn collection includes cotton pea-coats, plaid skirts, shift dresses and Hermes-inspired accessories. Prices are affordable and the office ladies are going to love it. Made up by Madina Milan-based makeup line Madina has finally arrived in Hong Kong. Launched by Madina Ferrari, formerly an art director at Milan's world-famous La Scala opera house, its dramatic palette has something for everyone: there are more than 400 lipsticks, 200 eye-colours and 80 blushes, loose and pressed powders. Try them out yourself at Madina's hands-on boutique in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.