Author: José Amorim

Puredistance, A True Exclusive And Luxury Fragrance House Worth Knowing.

Puredistance, A True Exclusive And Luxury Fragrance House Worth Knowing.

When you think everything was done and there is not much left to do in the perfumery market, you realize that some fragrance houses do not see it this way. When you stay true to your commitment to creation and do not get influenced by trends, you start building an unique universe and only beautiful creations can come from it. Puredistance is an amazing Fragrance house that since 2007 has been astonishing us with true daring creations. The luxury level is at its maximum and we can only congratulate and follow closely Jan Ewoud Vos, the founder and the creative spirit behind Puredistance. Puredistance, State Of The Art in Perfumery Creation Puredistance was founded in 2008 by Jan Ewoud Vos in the Netherlands. Their main offices are in the city of Groningen. Installed in a historical building, Mr Ewoud Vos gathered a team of creative people who will give the…

Verbier Festival – Celebrating 25 Years At The Top With An Anniversary Art Book.

Verbier Festival – Celebrating 25 Years At The Top With An Anniversary Art Book.

The Verbier Festival is a classical music festival which encourages encounters and sharing between great musicians and young aspiring artists from around the world. With its different orchestral programmes, the Festival strives towards excellence in music education. The audience is invited to live a special experience at the heart of the Swiss Alps by attending prestigious concerts, witnessing unique encounters and participating in a wide range of free activities. Every summer, the best artists meet in Switzerland, in the heart of Swiss Alps, to share their passion for music. In order to celebrate its first quarter of a century, the Verbier Festival publishes a magnificent book displaying pictures taken every summer by the talented photographers who have followed the festival in Verbier. Inside the beautiful book, you can find the genesis of the festival as well as highlights memorable concerts backstage moments Amazing encounters the Festival community Michèle Larivière and Julian Sykes…

Friday Chronicle # 32: Eight Fragrances Considered As True “UFOs” In Terms Of Creativity Worth Knowing.

Friday Chronicle # 32: Eight Fragrances Considered As True “UFOs” In Terms Of Creativity Worth Knowing.

The history of perfumery saw millions of fragrances launches. In the past 15 years, there has been between 400 and 1000 fragrances launched every year. Out of all these launches probably only one or two would still be around after 5 years. Some fragrances are commercial hits not made to last, others became market leaders and a few were literally creative UFOs. These outstanding fragrances came out from unique creative universes and met their audiences across the years and for some, even decades. They are truly inspiring and became olfactory references to the market. Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent – 1981 When Mr Yves Saint Laurent went to Greece, he was fascinated by the majestic beauty of the landscape and impressed by the elegant masculinity of greek men statues. “I had been fascinated by the blue of the sea, the sky, the intense freshness which emanated from this universe dedicated…

J’Adore The New Absolu by Christian Dior: An Ode To Sensuality And Beauty

J’Adore The New Absolu by Christian Dior: An Ode To Sensuality And Beauty

J’Adore New Absolu,  A Lush And Elegant Concept Christian Dior revealed a new film about J’Adore the new Absolu and it is a true ode to sensuality, beauty and to all women after all. A delightfully lush new composition sees Absolutes dance alongside an unprecedented freshness. The flowers here are as sweet as a delectable syrup, or a sublime, natural and sensual nectar. The icon Charlize Theron, more desirable than ever, is the divine incarnation of a free and triumphant femininity. Ode to women, to their audacity, the iconic floral bouquet is a beauty with multiple faces, a feat of balance where the most beautiful flowers express themselves with sensuality and freshness. In this film, Christian Dior brings the essential elements of J’Adore, exhibit at the service of a strong femininity. Charlize Theron is showcased as a modern amazon or goddess, allowing herself a true freedom of movement. Imperial and sublime, the actress is…

Here is what Ferrari showcased during the Zurich Auto Show 2018

Here is what Ferrari showcased during the Zurich Auto Show 2018

The Zurich Auto Show 2018 is currently taking place in Switzerland and Ferrari showcased the very best of new cars. With more than 225 exhibitors, 42 new models, an area of 30’000m2 and more than 60’000 visitors, the Zurich Auto show stands out as a main car event in Europe. Ferrari and Switzerland were made to get well together. With more than 6’000 cars in circulation in Switzerland last year, Ferrari is one of the most sold luxury cars in the country. Switzerland is the 5th biggest market for Ferrari, behind the US, UK, Germany and Japan. Switzerland is also the country with the highest number of Ferrari per inhabitant. So Switzerland loves Ferrari and it is not only because of the red color. Ferrari represents a certain idea of the perfect luxury car. From the precision of its engine, the important detail in design and the qualitative approach of…

Suívie: Healthy Energy For Your Life – The Power Of Erva Mate

Suívie: Healthy Energy For Your Life – The Power Of Erva Mate

Suívie is a Swiss-Brazilian venture that stands for a healthy, balanced lifestyle, combining the best of two worlds: the vibrancy and “joie de vivre” from Brazil with the quality and purity from Switzerland. This month LuxuryActivist tried 2 main products from Suívie: The Suívie Lemon and Hibiscus Ice Tea The Suívie Tea – Erva Mate, Cinnamon, Star Anise and dried apple Suívie, It all start with Erva Mate… Erva mate is used to make a tea beverage known as mate in Spanish and Portuguese. But the drink is called other names in Portuguese, such as chimarrão and tererê/tereré when served cold. In English, the tea is frequently just called yerba mate. It is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, primarily in Paraguay, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, southern and central-western Brazil, the Chaco region of Bolivia and southern Chile. It is also popular in the Druze community in Syria and…

BYREDO Is Taking Over London And Paris – Stores Opening

BYREDO Is Taking Over London And Paris – Stores Opening

BYREDO is deploying its worldwide strategy by getting a strong footprint into the luxury retail. This fall the Swedish, Parisian based brand is opening a store in London and in Paris. A beautiful brand for beautiful people in beautiful places. BYREDO London – 42 Lexington Street The London flagship store is an important milestone for the brand retail deployment. The 200m2 store has 2 floors that allow to showcase all BYREDO products Fragrances Beauty Leather goods Eyewear The place itself is a beautiful address. Lexington street is originally a fashionable district for the aristocracy, it has been one of the main entertainment districts in the London capital since the 19th century. The building where BYREDO is placed, is a beautiful historic post-Georgian building erected in 1885 and was completely remodeled by Ben Gorham and Swedish architectural design studio Halleröd. The interior design of the store reminds us the original design already…

Le Salon Du Design- 3rd to 4th of November 2018- Second Edition in Geneva

Le Salon Du Design- 3rd to 4th of November 2018- Second Edition in Geneva

Next month there will be the second edition of the SALON DU DESIGN in Geneva. The Design fair supports quality mid century design. For the new edition, that will take place on the weekend of 3-4 November 2018 at the Pavillon Sicli, Corine Stübi, co-founder of Kissthedesign Gallery and organiser of the fair, selected around thirty exhibitors from all over Switzerland and Europe. This year, vintage design lovers and picky collectors alike will have the chance to enjoy a wider range of original 20th century pieces, but also to experience a more international shopping thanks to the participation of new Dutch, Italian, German and French exhibitors. For the rst time, the two oors of the Sicli Pavilion will be deco- rated with amazing nds from the 1910’s to 1980’s. The dome of the Pavillon Sicli in Geneva is the ideal place for a quality fair dedicated to 20th century design. Designed…

When Balmain copies Mugler…. Real Scandal !

When Balmain copies Mugler…. Real Scandal !

Paris fashion week has always its part of glory but also its part of scandalous decadence. The scandal came from Balmain SS19 collection. When watching the fashion show, several people got astonished by recognizing several iconic models from Thierry Mugler back in the 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s. We could have call it inspiration, homage? Well Thierry Mugler, himself, call it copy. Here are the images he shared on this instagram stories: It is obvious that by comparing the different models, there was more than a simple inspiration. When Olivier Rousteing was appointed Artistic Director of Balmain in 2011, he was just 25 years old. It was a challenge and a great opportunity for the talented fashion creator for explore the fullness of his talent at the service of one of the most beautiful fashion houses. Balmain was founded in 1945 by Pierre Balmain. From the outset, Monsieur Balmain’s…

Best SUV in 2018 & 2019, The Editor’s selection

Best SUV in 2018 & 2019, The Editor’s selection

The Automobile industry is a fantastic business that echoes around the world. It was always a symbol of progress, technology and many times an ostentatious symbol. One important segment is the luxury SUV segment that has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years. Originally, SUVs were meant to be useful and professional vehicles restricted to certain people (adventurers, explorers, farmers…). With the arrival of luxury SUVs, the whole segment was leveled up in terms of pricing but also in terms of market share. The Global SUV Market, An Interesting Growing Market Last year, the Global SUV market grew to 26.6 million cars produced. This volume of production is supposed to reach almost 51 million cars by 2023. This important growth is explained by: Increasing consumer inclination towards compact SUVs Rising consumer demand for a car that is comfortable and can perform the occasional off-roading Growing adoption of hybrid and electric…

CRYSTAL SUNRISE QUEEN LUXURY RESORT & SPA, Luxury At All Levels

CRYSTAL SUNRISE QUEEN LUXURY RESORT & SPA, Luxury At All Levels

Turkey is definitely the hot luxury spot right now. With the devaluation of the Turkish Lyra, luxury resorts become a great destination for holidays. We have already wrote about luxury resorts in Turkey previously and here is a new update about the Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury resort & spa. With this new generation of resort, you will find an unlimited comfort and a flawless service that is combined with entertainment. You can enjoy more than 150 meters of sandy beach and swimming pools for all tastes. The Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury Resort & Spa is located in one of the most beautiful touristic regions in Turkey, in the Atalaya region. The resort is situated only 4km away from Side city center, 65km away from Atalaya Airport. The hotel has been awarded by Holiday Check Top Hotels, Zoover, Tripadvisor, RTK, Schauinsland Top Hotel Partner, Corendon, Booking.com and Benswisclub and it owns…

Granada Luxury Hotels In Turkey, a new destination

Granada Luxury Hotels In Turkey, a new destination

For many years, we have been looking at Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even Yemen for luxury travel destinations. For the past couple of month, we are more and more hearing about Belek and Okurcalar. The two places have developed a very interesting resorts network allowing Europeans, but not only, to enjoy an amazing staying. Here is our review on Granada Luxury hotels in Belek and Okurcalar. Granada Luxury Belek, amazingly charming and high luxury standards. The Granada Luxury Belek is located in the Mediterranean region, 21mi away from Antalya airport. It features an amazing scenery.  The outdoor pools will invite all guests to relax in a very convenient way. There is a private beach and wifi all over the property. All rooms are new and contains all modern comfort. The hotel also has a fantastic spa including a hammam, sauna and a fitness center. You can also treat yourself with…

Joy By Dior, The Fragrance Evaluation : A Copy Of Allure de Chanel

Joy By Dior, The Fragrance Evaluation : A Copy Of Allure de Chanel

As most of you know by now, Christian Dior is launching JOY BY DIOR, the new fragrance for women. Joy by Dior is a sheer oriental olfactory structure, being a pale copy of Allure de Chanel. It is almost shocking to see the same structure and even the same ingredients. Shocking!

Christian Dior Launches JOY BY DIOR. Rewriting Perfumery History Is Not A Good Thing

Christian Dior Launches JOY BY DIOR. Rewriting Perfumery History Is Not A Good Thing

The Perfumery market with more than 1’000 launches every year became a very competitive and tough market to work on. Some brands outstand more than others, especially those who take risks and truly innovate. J’Adore was for sure, back in 1999, the last daring blockbuster creation of the fragrance and luxury house. Now, almost 20 years after the launch of J’Adore, Dior announced the launch end of August of a new big feminine fragrance, described as a new chapter in the company’s history. The fragrance is called JOY and at LuxuryActivist we feel it was not a good thing to acquire this name from Jean Patou. By trying to rewrite history, Dior forgets about the tremendous richness of the brand and not sure this will bring them luck. There are certain things that should not be done. The French brand already revisited history a couple of times, here is a…

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

If someone would ask me about my preferred moment in Arts, I would answer without any hesitation “THE 19TH CENTURY”. It crystalizes the heritage of the Enlightenment century with the Industrial revolution. Artists became more curious about nature, society and even the human relations. There is this aim to understand the past in order to shape the future. This curiosity initiated an age of exploration that reached all domains in Art. Here is a short recap about the creative minds who have influenced the 19th century in their respective domains and they are still references worldwide. Welcome to the glorious 19th century and the amazing feeling that everything is possible. The 19th Century In Arts, A Beautiful Revolution My approach of the 19th century needs to start with visual arts. This century brought such a creativity that we almost erased history. Sometimes we say that in order to innovate and…

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