Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Stories Exhibition

Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the opening of the Reverso Stories Exhibition in Shanghai. Marking 90 years since the birth of the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented Reverso Stories, a fascinating exhibition devoted to this icon of watchmaking, in the presence of Chinese Actress and Friend of the Maison, Ni Ni. Tracing the history of Reverso, this exhibition immerses visitors in the creative and cultural universe of this exceptional design through four chapters.

Reverso Stories in Shanghai, from 9 – 18 July, and will then travel to Hong Kong and Paris later in the year. Come into the beautiful world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

An exceptional creation: the iconic bee flacon by Kevin Germanier

Ever since it was founded in 1828, the history of French Maison Guerlain has been closely connected with the artists and artisans it has invited to fashion its most beautiful creations. Hot on the heels of its collaboration with Turkish jewelry designer Begüm Khan, Guerlain has unveiled another limited-edition of its bee flacons, this time decorated by young Swiss couturier Kévin Germanier.

Kevin Germanier, a LVMH Prize finalist two years ago, stands out for creating desirability with sustainable materials. The Swiss designer has always used upcycled fabrics to create his exquisite garments, and has made his mission to give new life to discarded materials and transform them into something dazzling.

Germanier founded his eponymous brand in 2018, coining the term ‘fast couture’ – thanks to a technique he developed for embroidering silicone, Gemanier upcycles Swarovski crystals from discontinued collections and is able to create an embroidered dress in under 24 hours.

His approach convinced French perfume house Guerlain to invite him for a collaboration on a very limited-edition flacon. With a unique embroidery technique on silicone, Germanier managed to assemble a myriad of discarded Swarovski crystals to dress the shape of Guerlain’s iconic bee flacon from Pochet du Courval. .

This collaboration is the perfect mix of heritage, Guerlain’s history, and the future.

Kevin Germanier

It is this technique he used for Guerlain’s bee flacon. Each of the 11 flacons were entirely crafted by hand using a couture-inspired technique never applied to a perfume flacon before. Each piece takes three hours to produce – the flacons are cleaned and prepared to allow the crystals to adhere to the glass: the flacon’s ‘Haute Couture Gown’ is created with a seemingly spontaneous gradient made from raspberry pink, powder pink, lavender and green Swarovski crystals. Once each Bee Bottle has received its one-of-a-kind glittering gown, they are entrusted to Guerlain’s famous Dames de Table, who keep the heritage of Haute Perfumery alive. The Dames de Table wind a silk thread around the collar and fasten it with a golden seal, finished with a ‘barbiche’ collar.

Each flacon holds La Cuvée Secrète, an Eau de Cologne that matches the joyful radiance of a Cologne with the unique, powerful sillage of a perfume. Bergamot, a signature of Guerlain perfumers for the past two hundred years, shimmers with hesperidic, floral, subtly peppery facets. The most refined of citrus fruits is made it even more luminous by bright lemon and sweet orange. Petitgrain wraps this citrusy palette with suave floral, green, and woody facets. Its aromatic tones introduce the third iconic note showcased by the fragrance: a beautiful, clean, fresh lavender whose sunny scent becomes powderier over the hours.

Kévin Germanier’s unique approach to eco-responsible upcycling is exemplified in this stunning Exceptional Piece, that reinforces Guerlain’s commitment both to the arts and to sustainable development.

Just 11 of the numbered, one-liter Bee Flacons are available at Guerlain boutiques at special order. Launched in June, they retail at €10,000. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Vacheron Constantin boutique in the heart of New York

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself. Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

Do better if possible, and that is always possible

Timelessness. This is without a doubt how the perfect union of the Swiss Maison’s tradition of craftsmanship and spirit of innovation could be summed up in a single word. Elegance, simplicity, creativity, each Vacheron Constantin watch bears a technical signature and unique aesthetic and each timepiece tells its own story: an infinitely living legacy, a promise for the future.

Now Vacheron Constantin is delighted to announce the opening of its North American Flagship in the heart of New York City, at 28 East 57th Street. Located between Madison and Park Avenue, the new Vacheron Constantin Flagship spans over 4,500 square feet and covers two floors. A distinctive glass façade opens directly onto 57th Street inviting collectors and visitors into a discovery of the Maison’s creativity and fine craftsmanship in a harmonious old-meets-new environment fitting the spirit of Vacheron Constantin’s contemporary watchmaking. The Flagship features many client-first experiences including interactive digital archives and a rotating exhibition space. The second floor opens to an expansive watchmaking bench intended to encourage interaction with an in-house watchmaker as well as a unique custom strap station presenting both engraving and embossing customization options. The Vacheron Constantin boutique pays tribute to the Maison’s deep roots in the United States and commitment to outstanding client service.

Vacheron Constantin
28 East 57th Street
New York 10022

Discover all their collections and receive advice from their experts. They take the time to answer all your requests. Make an appointment in the boutique. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacharon Constantin.

Two Brothers Discover Unusual Extract That Sparks Beard Growth and Soothes Itchy Skin

Two brothers from South Florida have launched a new hair and beard care company called Beerds. They are using pure hops extract in a unique way. Through many hours of research, development and testing they created proprietary formulas for beard oil, beard and hair butter, and beard wash. The process involved getting just the right concentrations of the pure hops extract with the other natural butters, oils and extracts being used to make each product.

The hops extract has long gone unnoticed for its skin and hair benefits. But recently, the medical science community began putting hops extract to the test in topical products for the skin and hair. One study published by the National Institutes of Health revealed that the humulus lupulus (hops) extract proved to have three powerful agents that are highly beneficial to our skin and hair. These three agents were found in significant amounts in pure humulus lupulus ‘hops’ extract:

1. Antimicrobial agents are known for destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms (especially pathogenic microorganisms). After 2020, most people know what a pathogen is, but just to be clear, they cause disease. And, if you recall from our list above, dry skin related to disease is a very common reason that certain people can’t get rid of the irritation or itch.

2. Anti-inflammatory agents block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation: But guess what, inflammatory mediators, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides activate the cutaneous nerve endings, causing itch signal transduction from the peripheral skin, through the spinal cord and thalamus, to the brain cortex. This article details the Peripheral Mechanisms of Itch, posted on the National Institute of Health’s website.

3. Antioxidant agents are compounds that inhibit oxidation. This process is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. Oxidized skin cells degenerate (age) more quickly and are prone to become irritated or inflamed.

Based on their findings and research, the two brothers created their own special formulas for beard oil, beard butter and beard wash. They used natural oils and butters, 100% pure humulus lupulus ‘hops’ extract and other premium ingredients to create beard care products that truly stop beard itch, make beards softer, clear up the skin around facial hair and help with healthier growth.

The two brothers tested every version of each product on their own beards until they were satisfied with the efficacy, consistency and fragrance of each one. These aren’t ‘private label products’; the brothers put significant research and resources into creating these products.

Come into the beautiful world of Beerds.

Sisley Spa around the world: Venice

From Mauritius, through the heart of London, to vibrant Rio de Janeiro, Sisley’s spas span four continents, offering both luxury and relaxation. Discover these wonderful places of well-being, where Sisley’s prestigious knowledge, concentrated in amazing treatment rituals, offers a new beauty experience.

Immerse yourself in the sensory world of a unique brand, known for its high-quality care products and their unparalleled efficiency, with massage rituals from all over the world.

Discover the Sisley Spa at the iconic The Gritti Palace, a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel, in Venice, Italy. Dating to 1475, this noble palace and luxury hotel is a place of exceptional art and elegance that has retained its intimate and familiar feel of a private residence. Carefully designed in every detail and decorated with Venetian mosaics, the spa creates an intimate ambiance in which to relax after an intense day spent discovering the wonders of Venice.

Discover spaces made for well-being. Real places for relaxation where unique products meet unique knowledge.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Sisley and The Gritti Palace, in Venice.

Joop! Wow! Fresh

In 2017 Joop! presented a new pillar fragrance: Joop! Wow! Created by perfumer Christophe Raynaud, this masculine fragrance was followed two years later by a Eau de Parfum. This year the German fashion house presents Wow! Eau de Toilette Fresh, inviting you to ‘experience a new, surprising Wow! moment’.

Wow! Fresh is an aroma highlighted by a bouquet of fragrant aromatic, herbal and fresh spicy scented tones that will bring a pleasing, soothing and elegant perfumed sensation. Examining it closer once applied you will notice a lingering quality of softer fragranced bitter, sour and citrus hints that hide an essence of light, uplifting and inviting feelings.

Based on the combination of notes Joop! Wow! Fresh is classified as an aromatic spicy fragrance to the nose. The emanation of flavors and scent notes for Wow! Fresh unfurl in a whiff of aromatic and citrus opening top notes including sparkling bergamot, lavender essence and crushed violet leaf. The floral heart note adds masculine accents of geranium to the fresh, aromatic cocktail, which is gradually warmed up by sensual vanilla in the spicybase.

If Wow! Fresh seems like a pleasant smell for your taste or maybe special occasion then the best is to aromatize yourself and give it a try!

Joop! Wow! Fresh is available at selected stores worldwide as a 40 and a 60ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the beautiful world of Joop!.

Vacheron Constantin’s commitment to perpetuate the art of high watchmaking

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself. Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

A bridge between the past and future of the Swiss Maison, the Vacheron Constantin Heritage department has a place of its own within the Manufacture. Spanning an exceptional timeline that began in 1755 and overseeing a unique collection, it is anything but a simple museum.

The research and expertise of the teams working there on a daily basis are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of new collections and a masterful reference for the Restoration workshop. The department preserves 800 machine tools, workbenches and sets of watchmaking tools, along with substantial documentary and iconographic archives. No less than 420 linear metres are taken up by an infinite wealth of production and accounting registers comprising foreign sales, correspondence between associates, suppliers and clients, various documents and photographs. All contribute to shedding both historical and artistic light on Vacheron Constantin’s activity through the years and centuries. 

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacharon Constantin.

Jaeger-LeCoultre 1931 Café

Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre presents 1931 Café, an elegant and convivial new venue created to coincide with 90 years of the Reverso, a watch that is considered an icon of Art Deco design. As a quintessential expression of Art Deco style, 1931 Café evokes the iconic aesthetic and design of the period, opening in Shanghai this week and travelling to Paris this autumn.

The 1931 Café will evoke the elegant interior of a 1930s ocean liner and the glamour of a film set. The design features a black-and-white palette combined with warm and flattering light. Several signature Art Deco elements have been incorporated in the design – chrome, velvet, glass and lacquered wood – and features a marble floor with an inlaid geometric pattern typical of the era.

Completing the design, a special collection of pastries has been created by French Pastry Chef Nina Métayer (photo below, wearing her Reverso), taking guests on a journey to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux.

Opening from June 13 until August 15, the 1931 Café will be located at K11, the art and fashion hub in the centre of Shanghai. In the autumn, as 1931 Café, it will be recreated in a new location in the heart of Paris.

Come into the beautiful world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Maison Margiela Replica Autumn Vibes

Later this month, French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela will introduce Autumn Vibes (Montreal, 2018), a new unisex fragrance joining the Replica series, a collection of fragrances inspired by personal memories and moments from the life of the perfumer;

The year is 2018, and the location is Montreal. Autumn Vibes is a fragrance that brings back a warm autumn day, a colorful forest landscape, fresh air, and a feeling of being in nature. The woody-spicy scent blends notes of cedar with moss reminiscent of a walk in the woods. The colorful leaves under your feet are evoked by pink pepper and cardamom essence.

Maison Margiela Autumn Vibes will be available as 10 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Maison Margiela.