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!

Trending Beauty: Going Au Naturel

Trending Beauty: Going Au Naturel

Anyone who follows beauty in the least will tell you trends are always changing. There’s always some new game-changing ingredient or new technique every makeup artist on YouTube is trying and styles that fluctuate with the season. At LuxuryActivist we have been paying careful attention to the beauty trends of 2018, and there’s one common theme that hasn’t let up and shows no sign of slowing down. That trend is going au naturel. We’re talking stripped down essentials that reveal simple beauty. Here are three ways the au naturel trend is taking the beauty industry by storm. Handcrafted Skincare Forget about the chemical-laced products created in a lab. Today, more people are reaching for skincare products made by a person using natural, organic ingredients. Companies like Zoetic that handcraft their skin concoctions are gaining a lot of momentum as consumers yearn for products that not only have natural ingredients but are made…

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…

How to Create Your Dream Home and Stay On Budget

How to Create Your Dream Home and Stay On Budget

If you’ve recently moved into a new property, or wish to make your current house feel more like home, then you’ll undoubtedly be looking for design tips, inspiration, and helpful instruction. Staying on budget needn’t be a difficult task as long as you plan how you’re going to carry out each move, know what you want and what you don’t, take setbacks into account when making calculations, and, most importantly, get creative and ingenious in your approach. If you want to create your dream home on a budget and have it incorporate aspects of your individual artistic flair, then read on: Be Sensible about Kitchen Design Redesigning your kitchen is infamously expensive and troublesome since the cost of changing and tweaking the systems can soon rack up. So, why not build on and improve what you already have? It is a far easier and cost-effective method than gutting the kitchen…

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

The Roaring 20’s shook the Western World as wildly as Josephine Baker’s hips in her infamous “banana dance,” and the world was never the same. From business to culture, politics to fashion, it seemed society had gone completely topsy-turvy in major cities like Paris, New York City, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Modern inventions like cars, electric appliances, and the telephone were making life was good for many. Old, stuffy traditions were loosening up, too. And although prohibition had just come to pass at the start of the decade in the United States, drinking alcohol became all the more glamorous to indulge in while dancing the night away in speakeasies and secret clubs, including for women. Radical changes in politics and social issues were having a big impact on women’s lives. Twenties girls knew how to “werk” with twenty-five percent more joining the workforce from during and after WWI. And, just…

How to Plan a Romantic Trip for Your Spouse

How to Plan a Romantic Trip for Your Spouse

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a romantic vacation for your spouse. You can sweep your partner off their feet by treating them to a luxurious break. If you want to ensure your partner has an unforgettable experience from start to finish, read the below tips on how to plan a romantic trip for your spouse.

Is Baselworld Not Interesting Anymore? Here Key Insights About The Current Situation.

Is Baselworld Not Interesting Anymore? Here Key Insights About The Current Situation.

This year several watchbrands and watchmakers decided to quit Baselworld. Each one had probably a different reason but at the end a common context is about to set the fate of the international watch fair. Baselworld used to be the unique touch point between retailers and brands…. not anymore. From a contextual point of view, Baselworld has gone through different phases and it is not the first time people say the international watch fair is over. Why today, more than never the risk of a non-happy-ending is there? It all starts with the alignment of a specific context. Economic crisis generates an ongoing discussion all year long Since 2009, economic crisis hit the watchmaking industry very hard. Sales were uncertain and sell-in stagnated while sell-out was stuck in an economic desert. Let’s imagine the stress of watch companies welcoming potential buyers once a year at Baselworld and hoping they will…

Pros and Cons of Lash Extensions: Are They Worth It?

Pros and Cons of Lash Extensions: Are They Worth It?

Lash extensions are a wildly popular trend in the beauty industry. In fact, according to a Wise Guys Report, the industry is growing by roughly 1.82 percent year on year, and is expected to reach a market size of $754 million by 2022. If you’re thinking of taking the leap and investing in some lash extensions but don’t really know much about it, take a look at some pros and cons to help you make the best decision. Pros of Lash Extensions Less Time Spent on Your Beauty Routine By getting lash extensions, you significantly cut down the time you spend on your everyday routine. Yes, by going to a professional, you are taking time out of your day and it will take some time to get them applied. But afterwards you will spend less time on your everyday makeup routine. Gives a Natural Look Even Without Makeup Why are long…

How to Plan a Romantic Honeymoon

How to Plan a Romantic Honeymoon

It’s your honeymoon, so it’s bound to be romantic right? Not necessarily so, unfortunately. Planning a honeymoon is possibly one of the most stressful parts of getting married, and it’s usually left to the newlyweds to organise. To help all you love birds out there we’ve put together a few tips. There are some tips that relate to the planning of this romantic occasion as well as some tips for traveling as a newly married couple. After a stressful wedding day, your honeymoon should be something to look forward to and enjoy. After all, it is your first experience of being a married couple. Even if you’ve already been living together for a while, those wedding bands and a piece of paper make a lot of difference. Talk About Your Preferences This is a holiday for the both of you, so be sure to cater to both of your tastes….

Loud Luxury Is The New Black

Loud Luxury Is The New Black

When we think everything was invented and that there is no room anymore in the music industry, there are little miracles. This one here is called LOUD LUXURY. From Ontario To Los Angeles And To The World, With Love. Loud Luxury is a duo of DJs from Ontario. When Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace met, they had a common passion for sounds and music. They met at school and very fast they got together to create music. The first songs arrived in 2016 but it was in 2017 where they had a defining moment by remixing the Martin Garrix single “Scared to Be Lonely“. At the end of college, the duo moved to Los Angeles in order to pursuit their dreams as Music makers and producers. 2018 is an important year as they release a single called “Body“. The single ranked immediately in the billboard charts in the top50. “Money…

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

You are no longer a second rated individual in today’s society. You have come to love yourself as you are over the past ten years and now the fashion industry has come to love you too! With social media slogans such as “real women have curves” and “big is beautiful”, your voice has finally been heard and the fashion industry has caught on to the ever expanding demographic of real women. In the USA the average woman is between a size 16 and 18, and in the UK a third of women buy plus-size clothing. This begs the question: why did it take the fashion industry so long to start catering for plus-size women? So many real women complain about the impossible body images set by skinny models on the catwalk, in fashion magazines and on television shows. The market is finally panning to the majority market. You see more plus-size…

Reputation Matters: How to Find the Best Products

Reputation Matters: How to Find the Best Products

How do you know what to look for when purchasing luxurious goods online or in stores? Is it simply the highest price tag or is there more to it? Whether shopping for the best accommodations during your international travels, high-quality body care and makeup, or different appliances for your home, you want to buy from a reliable industry leader. You want to purchase from a company that sells top brand-name products backed by a company guarantee. Before you buy the most expensive item, make sure it’s the best item. Here’s how: Brand-Name Products & Reputation Amway has been a leader in the online retail and e-commerce niche for more than 50 years. The company backs the products it sells, the brands it promotes, and guarantees the quality of all products customers order from the site. Operating in more than 100 countries, consumers from around the world trust the company and…

Givenchy L’Interdit Is Back… With A New Face: Rooney Mara

Givenchy L’Interdit Is Back… With A New Face: Rooney Mara

It was in 1957 that Hubert de Givenchy crystalized his passion for Audrey Hepburn into a fragrance. L’Interdit was born. The iconic American actress is the founding inspiration of almost everything the French creator did in the following years. Audrey Hepburn incarnated elegance, youth, rebellion and sassiness. L’Interdit is part of Givenchy heritage and legacy to future generations. More than 60 years later, L’Interdit is still alive and the brand decided to relaunch it, this time with a new face: Ronney Mara. Givenchy L’Interdit Original, the story Hubert de Givenchy created the perfume for Audrey Hepburn, who wore it for a year before its release to the public. Audrey Hepburn also became the first actress to become the face of a perfume, for L’Interdit and created a enormous trend, still relevant nowadays. There is a very interesting story behind L’Interdit. This fragrance was created by Roure Bertrand Dupont in Grasse (now Givaudan)…

This Is Why Victoria’s Secret Is Over.

This Is Why Victoria’s Secret Is Over.

Victoria’s Secret became the largest business in lingerie worldwide and each of their fashion shows are considered as the super bowl of fashion. Nevertheless sales are not anymore there and most of business analysts say it is game over for the American brand. Victoria’s Secret, Bringing Sexy Back Victoria’s Secret was founded by Roy Raymond, and his wife Gaye Raymond, in San Francisco, California, on June 12, 1977. Legend says that eight years prior to founding Victoria’s Secret, in the late 1960s, Raymond was embarrassed when purchasing lingerie for his wife at a department store. Newsweek reported him looking back on the incident from the vantage of 1981: “When I tried to buy lingerie for my wife, I was faced with racks of terry-cloth robes and ugly floral-print nylon nightgowns, and I always had the feeling the department store saleswomen thought I was an unwelcome intruder.” Raymond spent the next…