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Victorinox eLLa receives the Swiss Packaging Award 2015

Victorinox eLLa receives the Swiss Packaging Award 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutesReceiving an award is always a pleasant thing. It shows the recognition of great work and the fact that people find interesting what you do. This year Victorinox received the Swiss Packaging Award 2015 for its fragrance Victorinox eLLa.

Soir d’Orient, a mystery is unveiled… new fragrance by Sisley.

Soir d’Orient, a mystery is unveiled… new fragrance by Sisley.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSisley is launching Soir d’Orient, an amazing fragrance that only Isabelle and Hubert d’Ornano have the secret talent to develop. A free variation of Eau du Soir which envelops us in the distinctive, almost magical, atmosphere of an oriental palace.

Tips for reducing skin problems rather than hiding them

Tips for reducing skin problems rather than hiding them

Reading Time: 3 minutesHaving a natural and healthy skin is the basis of any beauty ritual. So it is not only about what you put on your skin but also how you treat yourself from a lifestyle point of view. Here is a clever infographics about essential tips to keep a clean and healthy skin.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer, the ultimate luxury collection

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer, the ultimate luxury collection

Reading Time: 1 minutesLa Prairie is symbol of ultimate luxury in terms of Cosmetics. Back in 1998, La Prairie settled the foundations of what would become a true icon in the cosmetic industry: the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. Based in the cutting edge technology developed since 1987, La Prairie established all the codes for a luxury cosmetic product. This year they are launching an amazing complement to their Skin Caviar collection. Beautiful products like the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer. Check out the review here.

Thierry Mugler Angel, Eau Sucrée: the heaven’s delight.

Thierry Mugler Angel, Eau Sucrée: the heaven’s delight.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThierry Mugler launches its new Summer limited edition of Angel: Angel Eau Sucrée. A pure delight for the senses. Glamorous summer seems to be a nice program. Review here.

Pure distance WHITE, a beautiful fragrance that will put a smile on your face.

Pure distance WHITE, a beautiful fragrance that will put a smile on your face.

Reading Time: 3 minutesDiscover Puredistance WHITE, a new fragrance that will wrap you in a warm aura and place a smile on your face. Beautiful.

La Prairie Anti-aging Rapid Response Booster – New!

La Prairie Anti-aging Rapid Response Booster – New!

Reading Time: 3 minutesLa Prairie is launching next month a new helper against wrinkles. It is called Anti-aging Rapide Response Booster. When it comes to fight against wrinkles, every day counts. Now, with the Anti-Aging Booster Rapid Intervention, a new dimension is offered to you in terms of timeless beauty in just two weeks. Formulated with a targeted delivery system, it releases next generation ingredients exactly where your skin needs it most, the cells responsible for the production of collagen and elastin, and this from day one. Over the two weeks of treatment, wrinkles and deep lines seem to disappear, revealing a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the skin. How does it work? The new Anti-aging Rapid Response Booster has a neuro-calming natural peptide that helps control skin aging, blurring the appearance of deep wrinkles and enhancing the protective barrier of the skin to retain its moisture. In addition, a special plankton extract…

Sisley 2015, new launches you need to know

Sisley 2015, new launches you need to know

Reading Time: 3 minutesSisley is starting the new year with amazing new products. Every year, Sisley innovates and proposes the best of nature at its best within a cosmetic product. Every ingredient is chosen carefully in order to provide you the best elements to improve moisture, youth and purity of the skin. Here is our selection of some of the new launches. Sisley Intense Dark Spots Corrector With the Intense Dark Spots Corrector, Sisley help to unify your skin by reducing the intensity and the size of all dark spots regardless of age and skin complexion. These dark spots can be produced either because of age, but also the sun or some skin problems. Sisley Intense Dark Spot Corrector is concentrated in highly-performing assets: The exclusive Brightening Complex by Sisley for a proven lightening action on skin spots, Prickly Pear Cactus Flower extract and Salicylic Acid known for their gentle exfoliating properties, Natural Alpha-bisabolol…

Olivier Polge replaces his father, Jacques, as the Chanel inHouse Perfumer.

Olivier Polge replaces his father, Jacques, as the Chanel inHouse Perfumer.

Reading Time: 8 minutesThere are company stories and there are family stories. Sometimes there is a cross-road between both. This is the case of Chanel and the Polge family. This month we got the announcement that Olivier Polge, the child-wonder of Jacques is taking his father place at the head of Chanel perfumery. Olvier Polge, 40 years old become the 4th inHouse Perfumer of Chanel. Chanel, it is all about passion Chanel is potentially the most glamorous, iconic and luxury French house of all. Inspired by its creator, Gabrielle Chanel, the philosophy of the company is based on the love of doing things right. Excellence at work can only be accomplished by the best and this is something Chanel knows how to do it. Gabrielle Chanel was a woman-in-love her entire life. All the passion that animated her was placed within the company. Over the years, Chanel became an international company, privately owned,…

2015 incoming Fragrance launches

2015 incoming Fragrance launches

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Fragrance industry is ending up another year and before the new year starts, let’s have a focus on the ongoing business of fragrances and specially the new incoming launches for next year. The fragrance industry is looking for a new development model, 2013 – 2020 Since 2000, the fragrance industry has overall a 3% growth year by year. While in 2013 the sales reached $45 billion globally (source: euromonitor) 2014 was a year in which several trends revealed the need for a new business model. Facing a tremendous number of launches, fragrance customers saw a certain lack of creativity that made a lot of fragrances look like “me-toos” rather of being original creations. Several brands are extending existing franchises rather than creating new ones and some of these brands, lucky enough to have iconic and classic fragrances in their portfolios, decided to capitalize on it. This situation is not…

Parfums Divine launches Spirituelle. In the name of the Rose.

Parfums Divine launches Spirituelle. In the name of the Rose.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are olfactory themes in Perfumery that only the best master-perfumers would dare to revisit as the difficulty of reaching an amazing result is very high. Parfums Divine dared to revisit the Rose theme, one of the most royal olfactory themes in perfumery. It is called Spirituelle and it will reconnect you with this amazing floral theme. Spirituelle is a story of harmony and modernity. In the first seconds you try the fragrance you will be hooked into the olfactory story thanks to a burst of spices: Sichuan and Pink peppercorns. It will give you a splash of original freshness that is away from the traditional citrus notes. It is sharp, modern and yet clean and bright. The fragrance story follows with an amazing rich and juicy floral heart. A duo of 2 amazing Rose qualities play together one of the greatest symphonies. May Rose and Turkish Rose will tell…

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal collection, the 2015 new launches

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal collection, the 2015 new launches

Reading Time: 5 minutesSwitzerland has an extraordinary natural landscape and some brands like La Prairie knows how to take the best Swiss nature can offer and encapsulate it in a flacon. One of the best examples is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal collection. Launched in 2014, La Prairie presented 2 products in this new collection: CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM  In January 2015, 2 new products will be launched in order to complete the collection. The first one is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye cream and the second one is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion. These 2 products will be the perfect complement of the first two launches already present in the collection. La Prairie’s philosophy is to create an individualised skincare plan that answers your every need or desire. The essentials are the key to this philosophy. This new collection capitalizes on the power of certain…

Top 5 Fragrance naughty ads ever #NSFW

Top 5 Fragrance naughty ads ever #NSFW

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe luxury fragrance industry has always represented the fine image of Fashion Designers, Jewelers, Cosmetics or even Automobile brands. They tend to be the access door to a dream world. That is why Advertising is so important. It is the aspirational factor that will make you buy that fragrance rather than that other one. Of course the scent is important as it needs to match your taste and a certain image of you. Women and Men featured in those ads are always impeccable: nice outfit, haircut, perfect makeup and pleasant environment. Unfortunately there is a lack of audacity nowadays, so ads tend to look the same and often propose a very neutral concept: the happy wife or mother, the girlfriend, the successful husband, the “safe” adventurer, etc… But did you know that it is not always the case? Here is our top 5 “badass / NSFW fragrances ads ever. They…

Givenchy Dahlia Divin, and let there be light.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin, and let there be light.

Reading Time: 3 minutesGivenchy has breaking news as the French Fragrance brand launches a new variation from the Dahlia franchise. After the launch of Dahlia Noir in 2011, it is a success story connecting haute-couture and perfumery. For the new fragrance called Dahlia Divin, this new fragrance was built as a haute-couture dress. Between light and deep, soft and strong, white and gold. It is a gently warm femininity proposed in this new opus by Givenchy, featuring Alicia Keys as the new face for Dahlia Divin. When gold meets perfume. Like a tailor-made fashion creation by Givenchy, Dahlia Divin shines with a thousand golden lights. Dahlia Divine is a refined, exquisite and sensual fragrance that wraps the skin in a sensual and radiant glow. As a Haute Couture dress, it makes you feel … divine. The fragrance itself is a modern elegance around the theme of White flower bouquet. The olfactory story opens with…

Chanel N.5 new TV ad spot. The real woman.

Chanel N.5 new TV ad spot. The real woman.

Reading Time: 12 minutesThis month, Chanel released its new TV spot for its iconic 1921 fragrance, Chanel N.5. It is a surprising film as the French brand took us from the magic of modern fairy tales to reality show. Welcome to the real woman? Chanel N.5, an unique story of über-femininity When Chanel launched the N.5 in 1921, it was the symbol of the strong personality of Ms Chanel. It was bold, facetted and with a strong signature. It was also the first time a fragrance would use a perceptible dose of Aldehyde C12, a very powerful ingredient. It procures a clean, high-pitched floral-citrus note. For the first time in history a floral fragrance went from a “nature morte” to an “impressionism” approach. Until the launch of the Chanel fragrance, all floral fragrances were floral bouquets with a natural representation. So women would smell flowers, which was pretty convenient by that time. With…