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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777- Ô Hira

Like another mysterious perfume at the same price point, JAR "Bolt Of Lightning", Ô Hira by Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 has no official note list or a pyramid. All Mr. Lucas has to say about Ô Hira is that it's "fossilized amber", which...Show More Summary

Retail News: Henri Bendel, Napoleon Perdis, Woodley & Bunny

And none of it is particularly good. Napoleon Perdis continues his quest to become a legit luxury brand. The latest move is doing the opposite of what we've seen from Lancome or Clinique: Napoleon Perdis, which is now sold at Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman, is pulling out of Ulta. Show More Summary

Derma E Overnight Peel

Derma E Overnight Peel is one of those cult skincare solutions that has been getting some serious buzz in recent months (it's not a new product and had at least two previous incarnations/formulations under the name Derma E Evenly Radiant Overnight Peel. Show More Summary

Perfume State Of Mind

Trying to put some order into my perfume world.Sampling: Stéphane Humbert Lucas - 777 (a new line at Osswald). SHL is the man behind Nez à Nez and SoOud, and his new line is pushing things further: time, place, and price.Wearing: Amouage. Show More Summary

Want: Tiger Eye Ring By Menno

Tiger eye is one of my most favorite stones and I'm completely taken with this very modern design that incorporates a tiger eye baguette and sterling silver ($215). This ring is by Dutch-born France-based artist Menno Van Hooff who fashions his jewelry by hand, often using tools he created himself. Show More Summary

Zoya Tickled Summer 2014 Nail Polish Collection

Tickled is the cream portion of Zoya's Summer 2014 collection (you can see the holographic glitter, Bubbly, here). These are sweet, happy, straight out of our childhood colors, reminiscent of candy and toys. My personal favorite andShow More Summary

Robert Piguet- Petit Fracas

When Petit Fracas was launched last year as part of Robert Piguet Nouvelle Collection I was rolling my eyes so hard I could see my amygdala. Because, clearly, the world needed a "My First Fracas" kind of a flanker. But I got over myself:...Show More Summary

Lily Allen's NYC Style

Lily Allen has been in NYC for the last couple of weeks, attending several formal events. But it's her street style that caught my eye. As with everything Lily Allen-related, I can never decide if she's brilliant or insufferable, probably because in most of her interviews she rubs me the wrong way (and I don't really like her music, either). Show More Summary

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation (Illusion)

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation has a beautiful skin-like texture and finish. It's neither dewy nor matte, but truly looks like skin. I've find it it to be an excellent outdoors foundation, very suitable to being out all day on a rainy day as well as on a hot and slightly sweaty one. Show More Summary

Orto Parisi- Boccanera

Orto Parisi is the new perfume line from Alessandro Gualtieri, the creator of Nasomatto, now that he considers Nasomatto a complete project. Nasomatto and its bold hit-you-on-the-head approach have always been a bit controversial, with many people finding it too vulgar. Show More Summary

Currently- May 2014

BookNate In Venice by Richard Russo. An emotionally fragile American professor tries to navigate the Venice canals, his relationship with his brother, and the rest of his life.MusicTurn Blue, the new album from The Black Keys TVGame Of Thrones. Show More Summary

Zoya Bubbly Summer 2014 Nail Polish Collection

The tagline for Zoya's Bubbly collection for summer 2014 is "Feel Good Color!", and it most certainly is. The collection is bright, metallic with holographic glitter in colors that would make anyone smile-- there's something reminiscent of childhood summers about it, but also fun adolescent glitter. Show More Summary

Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush

This photos tell most of the story. Kjaer Weis cream blush in Abundance is a gorgeous mauve-taupe. You don't come across a color like this very often, yet it looks incredibly natural and flattering, especially when the focal point of your makeup look are eyes and/or lips, but you don't want your cheeks to look unfinished. Show More Summary

Ayala Moriel- Musk Malabi & Sandal Ale

The two new perfumes from Ayala Moriel, Musk Malabi and Sandal Ale, offer somewhat unusual pairings of gourmand elements with classic perfumery notes. Like all Ayala Moriel perfumes, these are all natural fragrances and you can tell- they smell alive once you put them on skin. Show More Summary

Jo Malone Body Creams: Grapefruit, Pomegranate Noir, Orange Blossom

A reader who prefers scented body creams to perfumes during the hot season has requested a review of Jo Malone body creams, and I couldn't have been happier to oblige. Jo Malone bath and body products are such an incredible treat from the elegant packaging to the highly satisfying scent. Show More Summary

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Pandore, Open Me, Vie d'Enfer

The new Fluid Sticks are the latest addition to the Dior Addict line. Dior calls them "lip hybrid", something between a lipstick and a gloss, but considering the opacity and iron-like wear I'd say that the Fluid Sticks are liquid lipsticks,...Show More Summary

Mark Buxton Perfumes- Sleeping With Ghosts

You won't get a lot of drama or eeriness from Mark Buxton's Sleeping With Ghosts. Instead, this is a truly lovely and well-crafted fruity-floral. A friendly and well-meaning ghost, I guess, very wearable, with just enough hooks and twists to distinguish it from other perfumes in this much-maligned category. Show More Summary

Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof- Minuit, Golden Riviera, Marine Chic- Summer 2014

Lancôme French Riviera Color Collection for Summer 2014 includes three limited edition eyeliner pencils in the Le Style Waterproof range: Minuit, Golden Riviera, and Marine Chic. Minuit is a grayed navy, a great color that works as a black alternative, dark enough but with that extra something that really brings out brown eyes. Show More Summary

Want: Dusen Dusen Red Moire Tee Dress

NYC-based label Dusen Dusen has something for those days we really cannot be bothered. This 100% silk shirt-dress would slide itself over your head and onto your body if it could. It's that effortless. The clever print, subtle nautical vibe and ease of move really say "Summer!" (they don't scream it, just in case one is hungover). Show More Summary

Parfumerie Generale Coze

I've had a complicated relationship with Coze from the very beginning. Numbered 02, it's one of the very first perfumes Pierre Guillaume released in his Parfumerie Generale line. It smelled good. It smelled really really good. But I suspected that Coze also made me smell like a smoker. Show More Summary

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