A friend came back from Paris with this fabulous men's cologne called Fantastic Man. Is there anywhere I can get it without asking him to get me some when he returns (and admitting I would like to copy him). Feeling Fantastic, SoHo The Dictator rules: You aren't very good at this cloak and dagger stuff, are you? Not only have you written to a newspaper but you seem to think he won't smell it on you. We do agree, however, that Fantastic Man smells so good, it warrants a bit of a frenzy. Launched earlier this year, the eau de cologne is a collaboration between Dutch 'gentleman's style journal' Fantastic Man (www. fantasticmanmagazine.com) and niche Swedish perfumery Byredo Parfums. It is a fresh mix of bergamot, star anise and cardamom top notes, with geranium, incense and lavender middle notes and base notes of vetyver, moss and patchouli. At about HK$1,520 for 100ml, not including shipping, it's not exactly cheap, either. Your friend probably bought it at Colette in Paris ( www.colette.fr ) but you can order it from Byredo's online shop (shop.byredo.com). Here's a tip when buying: Hong Kong is not listed under 'country' so click on Great Britain, then fill in your Hong Kong address. I've noticed lots of 1980s colours this summer. I love the brightly coloured sports watches but don't want a Swatch. Where can I get one? Shopping Time, Clear Water Bay The Dictator: All in good time. You'd better not be rushing me. Head to T-yama (80 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 3101 0481; www.t-yama.hk ). This odd little mall feels more like a trade exhibition than a retail experience and showcases a wide selection. It includes boldly coloured timepieces by trendy brands such as Nooka (HK$1,040 to HK$1,220) and Bsquared (HK$290 to HK$480); famous names such as Alessi (HK$690), Issey Miyake (HK$2,990) and adidas (HK$450 to HK$700); and the lesser known SK Time (HK$470), Appetime from Japan (HK$740 to HK$998) and the Dali-esque designs of Chico (HK$388 to HK$488). The Timex 80 collection has some of the coolest retro watches available, in a rainbow of colours, such as Yellow Switch and Pink Power (HK$690; Lane Crawford, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 7777; www.timex80.com ). Then, of course, there's Casio's G-Shock and Baby-G to consider, sold at City Chain (HK$795 and up; 22 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2576 0295; for more locations, call 2113 2266 or visit www.citychain.com ), where you'll also see quite a few other varieties. I'd like to get that summer goddess look without having to sit in the sun or use any self tanners (they stink). Are there any fun new bronzing face powders that will make me look like I've just been to the Riviera? Bronze Age, SoHo The Dictator: It's good that you're cautious. We recently observed a well-turned-out woman who looked like an advertisement for skin-whitening products, until we looked down and noticed the orange-brown legs. Who is she kidding? Do you want people to say the same about your face? We understand the skin cancer thing but what's really worse: the smell of a self-tanning product, which endures for a matter of hours max, or a fake bronze make-up mask that is reapplied all summer long? Yves Saint Laurent's Tresor d'Afrique sun powder (HK$450; Lane Crawford, tel: 2118 3333) works for both face and body so you can blend. Similarly, Lola has just introduced the Sweetheart Face and Body Powder (HK$400; Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388). Reliably on trend and always affordable, Mac is quickly selling out of its Style Warrior collection, which includes the shimmering, all-over Solar Bits loose powder (HK$180; 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, tel: 2196 8050). New from Bobbi Brown, Illuminating Bronzing Powder (HK$280; 2/F, Elements, tel: 2196 8408) is formulated to give a sheer, natural glow. Of course, it doesn't have to be new to be good. If you haven't yet discovered The Multiple stick for eyes, cheeks and lips, head to the nearest Nars (HK$320; B1/F, The Landmark, tel: 2523 3805). You can be a do-gooder with Chantecaille's beautiful Bengali Bronzer, as a portion of the profit goes to tiger conservation (HK$850; Seibu, Pacific Place, tel: 2971 3888). In short, you'll not have a problem finding the product you desire. Achieving the desired effect is another matter, so seek advice from an expert, such as the cosmetic concierge at Lane Crawford (tel: 2118 3333).