Biotherm awarded Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury

Biotherm awarded Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury

Biotherm has been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury. The French skincare company will join other L’Oréal brands with the mark including Kiehl’s and YSL.

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The mark helps consumers identify a luxury brand that ‘cares’; assessment to gain the mark includes the consideration of criteria including transparency, sustainability and philanthropy.

Biotherm’s strong sustainability commitments, which include improving the biodegradability of its formulas, using more biosourced and renewable materials, optimising its packaging, and raising awareness of the importance of ocean conservation, are emblematic of L’Oréal’s overall sustainability engagement.

Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L’Oréal

Biotherm also commits to equal employment, PVC-free packaging and water reduction. It is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and runs a philanthropy project, Water Lovers, that helps fund projects that create marine-protected areas.

 

 

 

 

Aire Loewe Fantasia

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Spanisich luxury fashion house Loewe launches a new edition perfume for women Aire Fantasia and a new flanker to the original Aire launched in 1985. The new version is all about a fresh and sparkling fragrance for daily use. It is a nice burst of citrusy aromas sealed in one flanker with a pleasant refreshing smell.

Aire Loewe Fantasia is the most sparkling interpretation within the Aire Loewe family.

Loewe Aire Fantasia is a fragrance full of joy, pure aroma, very easy and very summery. I consider this fragrance to be a great choice for the hot sunny day at the beach, very light, not overpowering, yet fresh and beautiful.

Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Grapefruit
Heart notes: Basil, Pink pepper
Base notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Oakmoss

For summer, many people usually choose such refreshing perfumes with easy, calm, and feminine aromas. Aire Loewe Fantasia opens with a fresh/citrus aroma made of mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, and orange along with floral notes of neroli, lily of the valley, jasmine, magnolia, nicely balanced with bitter/sweet almond note. Its musk and sandalwood base brings warmth to the fragrance along with the green vetiver touch that gives character and body to this Eau de Toilette.

aire-loewe-fantasia-flaconA younger bottle inviting to touch it, somptuous curve lines and the typical game of transparencies of Aire Loewe. Its cap, as if it was suspended in the air, maintains the lightness of Aire Loewe.

Aire Loewe Fantasia is available as 75 and 125ml Eau de Toilette. 

 

 

 

 

The story of S.T Dupont

 

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Photographer to Napoleon III and an innovator with a keen eye for beauty, the 25 year-old Simon Tissot-Dupont had a vision of creating exceptional personalised travel trunks for Parisian high society.

Born in Savoy, Simon Tissot-Dupont founded a carriage company which was destroyed in a fire in 1872. The same year, he bought a workshop wich made leather briefcases for diplomats and businessmen. Later in 1884, Dupont became the supplier to one of the world’s leading retailersof the time and one of world’s the largest shops – Les Grands Magasins du Louvre – while maintaining his private clientele. The personalised travel trunks with bespoke detaling and personalised initials soon became an essential accessory for the European elite. Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie were amongst his first customers. The Maison’s client book included royalty, world leaders, screen legends and style icons living up to Lucien’s Duponts moto: ‘Make it more beautiful. Make it expensive. Make it innovative’.

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Dupont handed over his company in 1919 to his sons, André and Lucien, who, trading under the name of Les Fils de S.T. Dupont (the Sons of S.T. Dupont), relaunched the activity. In 1921 the two Tissot-Dupont brothers bought their own Hôtel Particulier at 8bis, rue Dieu in Paris to cater for an ever growing demand for S.T. Dupont luxury high-quality trunks, travel cases, and accessories. Craftsmen were employed and patents were taken out to protect industrial secrets. 250 workers and 17 separate traders were involved in the manufacture, including goldsmiths, woodworkers, engravers, leather craftsmen, lacquer workers, and locksmiths.

A passion for producing the finest in luxury products. A design atelier where ideas and innovation are brought to life and where quality rings true.

S.T. Dupont transferred its workshops from rue Dieu in Paris back to the family’s hometown of Faverges in Savoy in 1924. Five years later, Lucien Tissot-Dupont was invited to New York by famous Parisian jeweller Louis Cartier to present his travel cases in their 5th Avenue shop and became an instant success, setting the standard for luxury travel accessories. On the ship going to New York, he learned about the Wall Street crash. In response, on his subsequent return to Paris, he decided to move even further upmarket and cater to clients unaffected by the crash.

When, in 1941, the Maharajah of Patiala ordered 100 exquisite minaudière evening bags in lacquer for his harem, each containing a solid gold cigarette lighter, our innovative artisans brought their artistic approach to designing the world’s first luxury lighter. Six years later, as France’s leading leather goods artisans, S.T. Dupont were commissioned to produce a personalised travel case for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II and Hollywood actor Humphrey Bogart commissioned the artisans at S.T. Dupont to design a lightweight travel bag for air travel and for weekends on his yacht, the Santana. Continuing their tradition of supplying the world’s elite, in 1951, S.T. Dupont artisans were tasked with the role of creating a bespoke travel case specially designed for the Duchess of Windsor. In 1953 André Dupont created his first ladies’ handbag, the ‘Riviera’ as a limited edition, using exotic leathers to complete his range of special orders. The Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan and actress Audrey Hepburn became one of his first clients.

Make it more beautiful. Make it expensive. Make it innovative.
Lucien Tissot-Duppont

The French Maison took a new direction in 1973 with the production of its first luxury pen, the Classique, made of sterling silver. When Jackie Kennedy Onassis mentioned she’d love a pen to match her beloved personalised lighter, S.T. Dupont’s artisans designed the first luxury ballpoint based on her lighter’s drive wheel. The company also experienced a renaissance of its classic luxury goods – leather goods, watches and cufflinks, wich it continues to produce today. The 135th anniversary of the Maison was celebrated in 2007. The company is known today for its expertise in luxury goods crafted of precious metals, leather and featuring Chinese lacquer detailing.

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Fragrances were an important addition to the luxury lines offered by this prestigious French Maison. The first S.T. Dupont Pour Homme and Pour Femme were introduced in 1998. S.T. Dupont fragrances are produced under license by Interparfums.

 

 

 

A princess perfume, Nina Ricci Bella

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French Maison Nina Ricci fills up its famous Les Belles de Nina Bella Collection with one more delicious, fresh and tempting fragrance simply named Bella. The collection having two more wonderful fragrances Nina (2006) and Luna (2016), have gained great success among its wearers due to their easy, light, and sensual aromas ideal to be worn during the day.

Nina is conceived as a romantic dreamer, Luna is the mysterious one, and Bella is sexy, daring and rebellious. Nina Ricci Bella comes as a refreshing and revitalizing new fragrance with a modern approach and very attractive. I adore these apples from Nina Ricci Collection – they are not expensive, are very light, airy, pure and delicious. A great accessory in the hands of any modern-princess girl. I adore their simple and gorgeous designs, as well as sweetly/feminine aromas. 

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Nina Ricci Bella is a fresh and vibrant acidic floral-fruity, dominated by ‘indulgent’ rhubarb and the ‘romantic femininity’ of Rose Jelly notes. The sweet and green accord of rhubarb consits of green citrus notes, rhubarb itself and vanilla. The Rose Jelly accord includes aromas of rose, freesie and white musk.

Nina Ricci Bella opens to impress with a new freshly combination made of green mandarins and daringly indulgent rhubarb along with other romantic notes to accentuate the deep femininity. It also blends floral notes of roses, freesia, calming with white musk and sweet vanilla. 

 

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The flacon keeps the signature apple shape of the line, but this time decorated in pop green, which is intending to be daring and magnetic. Golden leaves and a ladybug adorn the top of the flacon.

Nina Ricci Bella is available as 30, 50 and 80ml Eau de Toilette.  

 

 

 

 

Issey Miyake Nuit D’Issey Noir Argent

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Fashion designer Issey Miyake delights its wearers with a new tempting and exquisite fragrance for men, Nuit D’Issey Noir Argent.Under the moon’s shadow’ comes the new perfume’s slogan thus inspiring an intense, long-lasting and an evening masculine perfume for manly-man.

Issey Miyake Nuit D’Issey Noir Argent is described as a fresh/woody intense fragrance with a nice and arresting aroma to beckon a woman’s heart. Created by famous perfumer Dominique Ropion and marked by the Shiseido Group, the new fragrance will constantly seduce with its lingering sensuality.

Nuit D’Issey Noir Argent contains topnotes of grapefruit, nutmeg extracts, with pink and black pepper; heart notes of olibanum and saffon-tinged black leather, designed to contract the mineral scents; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, myrr and labdanum.

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Nuit D’Issey Noir Argent follows the original version Nuit D’Issey launched in 2014 and promises to elude the same radiance, elegant aroma as the original fragrance and not to dissatisfy. Meanwhile, the product’s packaging mimics its eclipse theme with a matte black finnish.

Issey Miyake Nuit D’Issey Noir Argent will be available as 100ml Eau de Toilette from 4 June in selected stores worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

S.T. Dupont Vanilla & Leather

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In 2015 French Maison S.T. Dupont created Royal Edition, a fragrance for women, and two years later in 2017, three unisex fragrances: Royal Amber, Noble Wood and Oud & Rose, as part of Collection S.T. Dupont. Now there is a new edition to this beautiful collection: Vanilla & Leather.

S.T. Dupont Vanilla & Leather is a new emotional beautiful fragrances for both men and women ad is described as an oriental/woody, crispy citrus fragrance. The new edition, following other 3 in the row, smells and looks priceless, exquisite and elegant. The new sweet/woody edition nicely balances the French tradition with the arabic magic. It is an inspiration from both countries sealed in one stylish perfume.

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Created by Julien Rasquinet, Dupont Vanilla & Leather gets a new modern approach, yet not too innovative as to stay loyal to brand’s exceptional experience and supreme luxury. Many wearers may find it classical with touches of modern elements.

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Vanilla & Leather perfume opens with spicy/oriental notes of saffron, red pepper, and cinnamon along with tobacco, mate calming on sweet vanilla and musk notes. This gorgeous new fragrance introduces an impressive collaboration between Arabic inspiration and French style.

S.T. Dupont Vanilla & Leather is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air

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For me, Elizabeth Arden releases easy, light and affordable fragrances for daily usage. This summer, Sunflowers Summer Air by Elizabeth Arden shows up as a new dedication to the summer flowers, fresh air, and fascinating blossoming trees. It is as if a tribute to what surrounds us in the summer, and in a way a deep summer feeling to be worn during the day wherever we go.

Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air is described as a pleasant fresh/summery perfume thanks to its aromatic floral accords. Sunflowers Summer Air perfume follows the previous editions as Sunflowers Sunlight Kiss, Sunflowers Summer Bloom, Sunflowers Dream Petals and other successful perfumes. 

Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air is inspired by the cool, refreshing breeze that gently brushes across the earth inviting flowers to dance and leaves to sway. This fragrant blend of citrus, florals and woody musks captures the moment evoking golden spreads of sunflowers.

 

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Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air as if invites you into the summer with a new refreshing aroma and playful feelings. It opens with fresh citrusy notes of lemon, mandarin, and apple along with a dozen of floral accords of cyclamen, roses, violet, jasmine, and Osmanthus. The base calms with cedarwood, musk and amber note. Sunflowers Summer Air perfume is a burst of citrusy/floral accords calmed with subtle sweet notes and a gorgeous feminine floral perfume for daily use. 

Wrap yourself in the essence of laughter and pure joy. There’s no place you’d rather be. Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air is available in 100ml Eau de Toilette.