Confirmed: Emilia Clarke is the new face of Dolce & Gabbana

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If you’ve ever wanted to smell like a true Khaleesi, you’ll get your chance this fall. The Game of Thrones universe is truly spilling onto the luxury beauty sector as Emilia Clarke, the Mother of Dragons herself, becomes the show’s second name to front Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance campaign.

Emilia Clarke embodies perfectly the Dolce & Gabbana woman: she is radiant and lively. Her personality and natural beauty will capture the essence of this new campaign: joyful, spontaneous and full of life

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Just over a week after Kit Harrington was announced as the new face of Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance for men, his Game Of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke has now been unveiled as his female counterpart for the brand’s The One fragrance. Taking to social media, the maison posted a picture of Clarke with the caption, “Emmy nominated actress Emilia Clarke will be the face of Dolce&Gabbana The One fragrance starting September 2017, launching the new Eau de Toilette”.

Previous ad campaigns have featured Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey for the One and the One for Men, respectively.

 

 

 

 

Bvlgari encapsulates Atlantic Ocean in the Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve

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Italian jewelry and luxury accessoiries house Bulgari has released the third and latest addition to its Aqva Pour Homme line. Inaugurated in 2005, the Aqva Pour Homme line has previously featured two popular fragrances by renowned perfumer Jacques Cavallier. This February, the Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve takes the Aqva Pour Homme line to the next level by imbuing the Atlantic Ocean into the fragrance stored in the famous signature pebble-shaped bottle.

It is a known fact that water covers nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface. The Aqua Pour Homme line, including this latest product, continues to attest to Bulgari’s dedication to developing products of substance, depth and relevance to modern man. The Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve man is confident, charismatic, sporty and mature; he is aware of his minuteness in the vastness of the ocean, yet he rides the waves assuredly and with ease. No wonder that the Italian house choose for Justin Joslin as the face for their new fragrance.

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In order to embody the character of the Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve man, Cavallier brings together and juxtaposes two accords — ‘Sea Amber’ and ‘Ocean Energy’. ‘Sea Amber’ draws from the molecular construct of the ambergris or grey amber, an organic treasure from the ocean, while incorporating the subtle, layered character of balms and woods such as sandalwood, vetiver roots and benzoin resin. ‘Ocean Energy’, true to its name, crosses a powerful aqueous note along with the gentle top notes of Sicilian lemon and Italian bergamot. The Eau de Toilette celebrates the ocean as a force of strength, a record of history, and a symbol of life and its constant flux.

Bulgari’s beautiful but simple design for the flacon of the fragrance recounts the shape of a stone or pebble by the seashore. These naturally produced fragments of the earth bring to mind both individual uniqueness and a connection with the macrocosm of nature. The sleek surface of the bottle recounts the seashore, while its body’s translucent deep blue colour suggest the apparent infinite depth of ocean waters when viewed from its surface, and the incessant beating of the waves on the shore.

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Predecessors of the fragrance drew on other distinctive characteristics of the ocean as muse. The first fragrance in the line, the Aqva Pour Homme, released in 2005, spoke of the sense of emancipation and the uncovering of mysteries, evoked by delving into the depths of the ocean. Unveiled three years later, the Aqva Pour Homme Marine relayed the profundity of the sea even in its calmness, recalling sea breezes and the gentle disruption of ripples on the water’s surface….

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Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is available in 100ml, 50ml, and 30ml bottles at $143.00, $102.00 and $82.00 respectively.

 

 

Chanel Le Bi Phase Visage

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This advanced formula combines two phases, each with a key ingredient: the water phase offers the antipollution power of Blue Micro-Algae, while the emulsion phase gently delivers the fortifying benefits of Marine Salicornia extract. When the bottle is shaken, the two phases blend into a solution with exceptional makeup-removing power.

I suggest adding the Le Bi-Phase Visage into your regular skincare routine as an additional step. Le Bi-Phase Visage helps to remove makeup prior to cleansing and toning your face.

Use it daily as a no-rinse facial cleanser morning and evening, or as a traditional makeup remover to enhance your current ritual. Shake the bottle well before use. Apply to dry skin with a cotton pad, avoiding the eye contours. Do not rinse. Follow with your regular Chanel skincare.

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While Chanel’s Le Bi-Phase Visage is used to remove makeup from the face, we still suggest using Démaquillant Yeux Intense for eye makeup removal as it is specifically formulated for use on the eye and is ophthalmologist tested.

Chanel Le Bi Phase Visage is suitable for all skin types. The mild, residue-free formula gently yet effectively removes impurities on skin’s surface, including even the most stubborn makeup and pollutants.

 

 

 

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème

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An innovative range of moisturizers, Hydra Beauty responds to the hydration needs of every woman (and men!), regardless of age or skin concern. Camellia Alba PFA* acts as an active ingredient promoting optimal moisture retention within skin cells. Combined with the powerful antioxidant Blue Ginger PFA*, the perfect synergy of ultimate hydration and protection is created.

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Now Maison Chanel introduces a new product into its Hydra Beauty range. The collection, designed to offer intensive hydration combined with antioxidant protection, welcomes the Hydra Beauty Micro Crème, a cream formula featuring Chanel’s patented micro-droplet technology.

The Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème is based on the same cutting-edge technology as Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro Serum, and Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux  – both formulated to intensely hydrate and replenish skin with camellia micro-droplets.

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The main active ingredient is brightening and strong hydrating Camellia japonica extract, combined with the powerful antioxidant Blue Ginger. Their full potential is preserved in the purest form in the core of the micro-droplets, coming into action deep within the skin for astonishing hydrating results. The moisturizing extract fuses with the skin to unleash its plumping and smoothing effect.

This rich yet water-light moisturizer delivers 24-hours continuous hydration. It glides on with a burst of freshness, and then transforms into the comfort of a cream. The skin is left hydrated, deeply replenished, and protected against environmental effects.

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Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème delivers a revolutionary infusion of 24-hour continuous hydration. The water-light texture glides on with a sensorial burst of freshness and then transforms into the comfort of a cream, leaving skin hydrated, replenished and fortified.

Apply Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème in the morning and evening to face and neck, following Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro Serum.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème is presented in a massive glass jar of  50 ml /1.7 oz, and it retails for $98.00. Available now at Chanel.com.

 

 

Amouage Blossom Love

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Amouage has launched Blossom Love, a new fragrance for women.

Amouage Blossom Love joins Lilac Love from the Secret Garden Collection. This scent has a floral trail of Cherry Blossom creating an olfactive romance with everlasting passion.

It reveals the romance of a perfumed secret garden where the light, sweet, and delicate nature of cherry blossom nectar marries with the rose to reveal inner boldness, and memorable heart caressed by the exotic sophistication of Ylang Ylang. This floral love story is embraced by the seductive allure of amaretto, tonka bean, and vanilla before melting into sandalwood and cashmeran, to create an intense and enduring fragrant bouquet of memories.

Top notes for Amouage Blossom Love are bergamot and heliotrope; middle notes are amaretto, ylang-ylang, rose and cherry blossom; base notes are amber, tonka bean, vanilla and suede

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Gucci Guilty Absolute, created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas

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Italian luxury label Gucci is ready to launch its brand new fragrance named Gucci Guilty Absolute. Reflecting the maison’s freedom of creative expression without limitations or boundaries, the new scent was created through an artistic partnership between Creative Director Alessandro Michele and master perfumer Alberto Morillas who has been the nose behind some of the most celebrated scents in the world, including brands such as Acqua di Parma, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Penhaligons – to name a few.

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Alessandro Michele told me he wanted to create a perfume that features leather from Gucci’s heritage and gave the inspiration as a tree surrounded by leather. He also told me that the price is not important, just make the most beautiful perfume.

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With that assurance, Morillas set out to create a scent that included two ground-breaking elements that has never before been used in olfactory: Wood leather, extracted from oud oil and Goldenwood, tapped from cedar wood in Alaska. Rounding off the ingredients list in Gucci’s unique leather scent is the essence of patchouli captured three ways.

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The ingredients we chose are special to Gucci. It’s a new generation of oud with the use of new technology. It was my interpretation of leather, when you smell the fragrance you can smell the oud and it is a mystery because everyone smells it differently. The molecule of oud we used is unique and no one can duplicate it.

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Gucci Guilty Absolute is created using a particular blend with a structure that remains unchanged from the first time it is applied to the skin. Leather accord and goldenwood are custom-mixed with natural extract of the Nootka Cypress, selected especially for Gucci Guilty Absolute. The resulting scent features ultra-dry woody notes. The fragrance’s composition is intensified with three forms of patchouli oils and earthy vetiver.

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The end product is what Gucci calls both ageless and genderless, in line with Michele’s future direction for the maison and in tune with the Jared Leto starred visual campaign.

I created many different directions but when he smelt this one – sample number 25 – he immediately exclaimed that this is his perfume! Also, the Gucci advert is very intriguing because you don’t know whether it is for men or women. This particular one is made for men but I was very surprised that many ladies want it for themselves because they feel different when they wear it. This is important because we only want to create an enjoyment of wearing it.

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Jared Leto is the face of the fragrance, in a campaign shot by Glen Luchford.

The bottle is made from clear glass, accentuating the design lines of the original, filled with a transparent brown liquid that seems like cognac.

 

 

 

 

Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series Revealed: Russian Royals

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Nearly two years after America said goodbye to Don, Peggy, Roger, and the rest of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce crew, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is finally ready to reveal his next project: The Romanoffs, an anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family.

Every single episode—and there will be eight—has a different cast, a different story and a different location. The thing that holds them together is that all of the stories involve people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Romanov [family].

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Of course, the Romanov family was the last dynasty to rule Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917. In July of 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their five children and remaining loyal servants were executed, a slaughter that has, over the years, inspired conspiracy theories, including the myth that Nicholas and Alexandra’s daughter Anastasia survived the attack. Weiner’s unconventional of the Russian surname reportedly reflects both the pronunciation and how it was spelled up until recently.

We’re at a place in our history where people are looking for a close connection to their roots, and for some kind of revelation about who they are. There’s great debate about who is a Romanoff and what happened to the Romanoffs. The story for me is that we’re all questioning who we are and who we say we are.

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There’s no date set for the show, but Weiner hopes that the it will debut on Amazon in the spring of 2018. And as for whether we’ll see Weiner teaming up ‘Mad Men’ stars like Jon Hamm or Elizabeth Moss once again, he said, “I definitely would not rule that out”.