I'd like to be more environmentally and socially conscious about life and what I buy. I love organic food. What about clothing? Mean to Be Green, Mid-Levels The Dictator rules: I thought clothing was optional for you people, as long as you had your energy crystals. But you're right: it takes about 100 grams of harmful chemicals to produce a single 'normal' cotton T-shirt. Xtreme Green, a new shop in Sheung Wan, sells organic and fair-trade clothes (unit A, 9/F, 128 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2850 7137; www.xtremegreen.com.hk . The owners recommend you call before going to ensure staff will be present). It stocks a brand called Hug, which produces organic pima cotton tees ($240 to $330) and jeans ($990) for men and women. For babies, it has T-shirts ($210), bodysuits ($270) and beanie hats ($95), while older kids have the choice of tees ($220 to $250), yoga pants ($230) and sun hats ($150). Some have slogans such as 'Stop the wailing' or 'I recycle my tantrums'. Coming soon are other lines, including: organic yoga wear for men and women by Blue Canoe; organic, yoga-inspired clothing for children by Tatty Bumpkin; and fair-trade, organic children's clothing by Bishopston Trading Company. For the fashionista seeking something more dressy, check out Noir ($2,900 to $10,500; Lane Crawford, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668). The Danish label aims to make social responsibility a sexy concept, and has even developed its own sub-Saharan cotton, Illuminati II, and set up the Noir Foundation to support workers. Where can I buy Serge Lutens scents? Someone I'm trying to impress suggested I try wearing it or another fragrance if that's not available. Good Scents, Cyberport The Dictator: Ouch. Sounds like a strong hint. They might as well have asked you to bathe more often. Lucky for you, the specialist brand founded by 'nose' Serge Lutens in 1999 is available at Seibu (Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2971 3888). What's so special about this stuff? Well, the manufacturers follow perfumer's traditions and the products are made with pure, rare essences. There's just one problem, my dear stinky: which one do you want? There are about 14 scents to choose from ($680 to $880), including Ambre Sultan, Clair de Musc and Santal Blanc. Although the little Serge Lutens corner is hard to find, it's also secluded enough for you to whiff and assess what you like. My advice: use the tester papers first, then spray a little of your choice on your skin and walk away. Let the scent settle and react with your body; sweet could turn to rancid in a matter of minutes, so take your time. I'm looking for a new face cream. How can I battle Hong Kong's pollution? Clear Day, Happy Valley The Dictator: Um, car pool? Recycle? Oh, I see. The two sentences are related. Anti-pollution skin care is less about putting on a protective mask and more about treating the effects of living in a polluted environment. That includes treating heightened sensitivity, and the word 'detox' is usually thrown in for good measure. French brand Ozon is a good place to start (Pure Beauty, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 1521). It has an entire line focused on fighting the effects of pollution. The range includes Foaming Cleansing Gel ($150), Mild Cleansing Milk ($150), Mild Detoxifying Toner ($150), Mild Eye Make-up Remover ($150) and Refreshing Mist ($130). Elemis offers Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules ($1,250; Lane Crawford, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2118 3428), which promise a high concentration of antioxidants such as moringa oil from Tanzania. Biotherm's Hydra Detox line includes a Detoxifying Moisturising Fluid ($319; shop B207, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 3396) that claims to neutralise toxins from 'environmental factors' and help the skin absorb oxygen. Now go get yourself some, and don't forget to turn off the lights before you leave.