Ô Hira

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Stéphane Humbert Lucas, synesthesic perfumer, ventures into a new form of expression in a high–end perfume. The creation relies on the purity of the elements, their refinement a product of constant observation of what is perceptible. Fond of slogans and keywords, Stéphane Humbert Lucas makes them sharper. His perpetual quest of the absolute has led him to search for the symbol, the banner, the crest.

A pure, primitive scent for amber lovers, rough and warm. The perfume of experts, it is often called ‘the diamond of the collection’. Ô Hira is named for the mountain located northeast of the holy city of Mecca where the Prophet Mohammed is said to have received his first divine revelations from God through his angel Gabriel. Also known as the Mountain of Light, this fragrance takes its cues from this holy place’s most ancient rock-strewn, tough terrain.

Topnotes: Ambra, Leather, Benzoin, Woody notes
Heartnotes: Earth, Saltpetre, Amber, Cinnamon
Basenotes: Vanilla, Musk, Tonka bean,

Fossilized amber resin, labdanum, and ambergris are the ancient materials of the old world harnessed for use in this purest of amber fragrances. If Stéphane Humbert Lucas’ goal was to create a pure amber, then he most assuredly has succeeded. Briny, salty minerals from the ambergris add a subtle, refined marine aspect to the amber accord, and labdanum a dark, raw leathery heartbeat. Together, the amber, leather, rock minerals, and subtle spice wind around each other like serpents, creating an overall aroma that is as smooth as saltwater taffy and just as appetizing. Although the fragrance is rugged rather than sweet, there is some appealing softness in the base arising from the clever use of silky, chocolate-like tonka bean, earthy vanilla, and a feathery musk.

 

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The Odyssey of Stéphane Humbert Lucas. A cap of honeycombed metal, vaulted dome, pointing sharply. A crystalline artifact with limpid curves. A crown forged of a triple 7 pierced with an aigrette of refinement. A small multi-faceted stone. Extracts of perfume with vertical fragrances.

Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Ô Hira is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum, and available at very selected stores.

 

 

 

Iconic Ô de Lancôme

 

 

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French Maison Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean, a former coty employee. The company’s name was inspired by the ruins of a castle, Le Chateau de Lacosme, and the Maison’s rose symbol was inspired by the roses that surround it.

Lancôme orginated as a perfume compagny, launching five fragrances – Bocages, Conquete, Kypre, Tendre Nuit, and Tropiques – in time for the 1935 World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. The company later expanded its offerings to include cosmetics and skincare products. Lancôme joined the L’Oréal family in 1964, after which many of their classic and best loved fragrances were created, including Climat (1967), Ô de Lancome (1969), Sikkim (1971), Magie Noire (1978), Trésor (1990), Poême (1995), Miracle (2000), and La Vie est Belle (2012).

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All beautiful and now iconic fragrances. Ô de Lancome is as modern as it was launched fifty years ago. Experience the freshness with Lancôme’s sensual fragrance, Ô de Lancôme. A cool and invigorating scent, the deliciously spontaneous and natural Eau de Toilette is the essence of lightness and exhilaration.

A refreshing moment of escape and connection with nature.

Created by Robert Gannon, Ô de Lancôme is appropaite for summer mood during whole year it is full of sunbeams and refreshing notes. The dynamic citrusy aromas of lemon, tangerine, bergamot, and petit grain blends with fresh flowers, such as honeysuckle, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley. The heart is bitter and aromatic, composed of rosemary and basil. The sharp base note consists of vetiver, oak moss, amber gris and musk

Top Notes: Citrus and Floral (Lemon, Mandarin, and Bergamot)
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Green Aromatics (Basil, Rosemary and Coriander)
Base Notes: Oak Moss, Musk, Amber Gris, Vetiver

Honeysuckle is native to China. This delicate shrub produces small, white jasmine-scented flowers that bloom in late winter or spring. It delivers a sweetly floral scent with jasmine, orange, herbal and honey notes.

Ô-de-Lancôme-Flacon-GIF-minDecorated with Lancômes famous rose symbol, the flacon of Ô de Lancome captures the energy of running water caught and perpetuated in glass.

Okay, so we know this is a female fragrance but we don’t care! Its suitable for unisex wear in our opinion. Ideal if you fancy a citrus scent that’s going to be different. Ô de Lancome is available as 30, 75, 100 and 200ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Lancôme.

 

 

 

 

Selfridges new Accessories Hall

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Yves Saint Laurent Mini Sac du Jour with Marni bandana (exclusive to Selfridges)

What do your accessories say about you? We think they should be as unique as you are. To celebrate the launch of their new Accessories Hall, Selfrides invited their favourite designers and brands (Loewe, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Marni and Stella McCartney and more) to each create an exclusive bandana – perfect for adorning hair, wrists, necks, and, of course, bags.

What’s more, their permanent Personalisation Atelier will accessorise any bag with everything from bespoke Boyarde hand-painting and classic hot stamping to a selection of stickers, charms and straps to make your accessory one-of-a-kind.

Come into the beautiful world of Selfridges.

 

 

 

 

Dior’s New Rouge Ultra Care Lipstick Collection Is Infused with Skincare Ingredients

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When you feel good, you automatically look good. That’s why Rouge Dior the iconic lipstick of Dior is opening a new chapter by moving into care territory. The French Maison has just unveiled its new Rouge Lipstick collection featuring 21 shades in its Ultra Care range and 25 shades for the Ultra Care Liquids. The line consists of the brand’s first skincare ingredient-infused lipstick formula giving your lips a petal-soft finish.

The Rouge Ultra Care products contain camelina oil which is 100 percent natural and rich in essential fatty acids.

As flowers were ever-present for Christian Dior it comes as no surprise that the new care lipsticks are inspired by flowers. Rouge Dior Ultra Care is Diors first flower oil infused ultra-wear and ultra-care lipstick.

Dior-Rouge-Ultra-Care-Banner-05aIts difference lies in the heart of the stick with the white ‘CD’ that delivers lipcare infused with nourishing ingredients straight to the lips. The cameline oil, 100% natural-origin and rich in essential fatty acids gives deeply nourished lips while a ‘derivative’ of jojoba oil extract, is double the concentration of Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge. By strengthening the barrier function, the care-boosted formula helps limit the loss of water for perfectly hydrated lips of course with an instantly beautiful colour.

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Rouge Dior Ultra Care offers 12 hours of wear, comes in 15 shades and boasts a finish that Dior Makeup describes as ‘mewy’ (that’s matte and dewy). And in the heart of the bullet, the white CD holds nourishing ingredients including cameline and jojoba oils to give lips that extra dose of TLC with every swipe of colour.

 

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There’s also the Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid that offers 17 hues in two finishes, matte and luminous satin. Its airy texture goes on like whipped cream and it comes with a micro-flocked petal-shaped applicator that delivers just the right amount of product. It too is infused with cameline and sweet almond oils to pamper the lips.

The colour palette cultivates a field of possibilities, through charmingly piquant reds, rosewoods and pastels as fresh as a bouquet of flowers, all with a natural finish.

A total of 46 red shades. Christian Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care and Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid lippies are now available at Dior counters, and at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

 

Elegantes’ Rose Musk

Elegantes-Rose-Musk-Oil-Harrods.jpgBoth elegant and simple, Elegantes’ Rose Musk blends Moroccan rose with oriental inspiration and a richness from spices and the woody notes of amber, cinnamon and saffron. An exotic and distinctive scent from Elegantes London, famous for their exquisite perfumes, created of the most precious and pure ingredients.

Feel like a princess, Elegantes’ Rose Musk is housed in a stunning, specially designed and handblown flacon of 200ml. Sadly, beauty doesn’t always come cheap, Euro 2,628.95. Elegantes’ Rose Musk is available at Harrods.

 

 

 

 

Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden Ode on Melancholy

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Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden collection seeks to reimagine the transformation of lead into shimmering and shining gold, through its new set of floral fragrances. Presented in a gold-embellished green ceramic flacon inspired by the designs of ancient apothecaries, Ode on Melancholy is a deeply-scented oil that’ll wrap you in a rich, woody aroma. Combining delicate notes of sweet patchouli with the earthy scent of cypriol – an essential oil-inducing plant native to India.

Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden Ode on Melancholy perfumed oil is available in a flacon of 20ml. Kom in de bijzondere wereld van Gucci.

 

 

 

 

 

Gucci Opens Its First Boutique Dedicated To High Jewellery In Place Vendôme

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If you’re Paris bound, then you’ll want to make sure a visit to Place Vendôme is on your list of things to do as Gucci has opened its very first boutique dedicated to fine and high jewellery.

If there’s one thing that Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele is absolutely obsessed with (well, aside from his muses Florence Welch, Harry Styles, Jared Leto and Lana Del Rey), it’s jewellery, evident in the numerous shots on his personal Instagram page which show him stacking his beloved rings and rows of eclectic-looking bracelets.

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So it doesn’t come as a surprise that he has been tasked with creating the Italian luxury brand’s high jewellery and watch collection, several of which come with unique stones personally sourced by Michele himself. To celebrate this momentous milestone, Gucci is launching the collection (along with an assortment of fine jewellery pieces) at 16 Place Vendôme, the Italian luxury house’s first high jewellery boutique in Paris that’s situated alongside some of the world’s finest jewellers, like Boucheron, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chaumet and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Such an exceptional collection certainly deserves an equally remarkable setting. And the Place Vendôme, built in 1686 by the French King Louis XIV and home to many haute couture brands – Chanel, Bvlgari, Dior, Boucheron, Chopard, Piaget and Cartier among others  — is the perfect venue for Gucci’s newest boutique.

Presenting an elegantly muted design aesthetic, its stands out in stark contrast to Gucci’s other international boutiques that are abundant in distinctly amplified and exaggerated tints. A monochromatic mosaic floor, white marble, furniture carved out of ebonized wood, and antique mirrors – all add to the drama of the jewellery on display and bring out the inner charm of these precious gems.

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Titled Hortus Deliciarum, named after the medieval illustrated encyclopedia – it comprises over 200 one-of-a-kind pieces that come in 3 distinct themes. The first consists of classic pieces that pay homage to eternal love, timeless classics rendered in coloured gemstones and precious diamonds. The second is an ode to the animal kingdom, evident in the diamond-encrusted lions, Ouroboros serpents and tigers found on a generous selection of rings and opulent bracelets, just to name a few. The third is all about singular solitaires with a maximalist allure; just picture your favourite pear-cut coloured gemstones (blush rosé topaz, honey hued imperial topaz, velvety green tourmaline) decked out with sparkling diamonds and finished with an exquisite setting that reinforces Michele’s maximalist aesthetic.

And if there are two words that can be used to describe the brand new boutique, it would be elegance and sophistication. Step within and you’ll find the boutique furnished with a monochromatic mosaic floor, with cabinets crafted from ebony wood lined with verde aqua satin that only serves to illuminate the precious jewellery within.

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In other words, it’s still Gucci, but a whole new universe that’s on another level altogether, created to beautifully showcase the high jewellery pieces. Heading to Paris soon? The Gucci High and Fine Jewellery boutique is open now at 16 Place Vendôme, Paris

Come into the beautiful world of Gucci.