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Mon 05.21

Bond No. 9 Chez Bond

There’s nothing like warm weather to make you want to shop! And that’s exactly how I ended up adding Chez Bond ($160-$230), to my fragrance collection. It was so beautiful last weekend in NYC that I ended-up spending my Sunday afternoon strolling alongside Madison Avenue and on a whim popped into Bond No. 9. The […]

Mon 10.03

Arquiste Parfumeur

A few weeks ago I went to a breakfast at Barneys New York on Madison to preview some of their new launches for Fall. The one that stood-out far and away as the most memorable was Arquiste, a new line of fragrances exclusive to Barneys, developed by architect Carlos Huber ($165-$175). The premise of the […]

Tue 07.19
Malin+Goetz Rum Tonic

Malin+Goetz Rum Tonic

Though it’s not formulated with pineapple or coconut, Malin+Goetz’s Rum Tonic ($48) smells like a piña colada in a bottle and I mean that in the best, not-overly-sweet, possible way! It’s refreshing, invigorating, made me smile when I spritzed it on myself, and it’s perfect for summer.

Wed 07.13

L’Occitane Introduces Limited Edition Sun Verbena

Even though my favorite L’Occitane products are their Amande ones, the Verbena ones are perennial bestsellers so it’s fitting that they just introduced some new, limited edition, verbena-infused products for summer. What makes the launches particularly notable is that they were all designed with sun-exposed skin in mind and all are made with organic verbena […]

Mon 05.09

Le Labo Launches New scent, Santal 33

Fabrice Penot and Simon Doonan in the Le Labo section of Barneys New York A few days ago I stopped by Barneys New York for the launch of Le Labo‘s latest scent, Santal 33. I first heard about Le Labo about a year ago when Gwyneth Paltrow wrote about their candles in her GOOP Newsletter […]

Tue 04.05

Hermes Launches Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

Proof that only good things can come from stepping foot inside Hermes, I was at their Fifth Avenue men’s store here in NYC, waiting for the elevator since I was lugging around a 2.5kg Jo Malone candle (bought earlier in the day to perk up my mother!), when I caught a whiff of a vegetal, […]

Mon 03.28

Tom Ford Launches Body Products

Forget about his re-entry into womenswear because as far as I’m concerned the best thing that Tom Ford has done since leaving Gucci and YSL is developing his beauty line! First there were his fragrances (I’ve been nothing short of obsessed with White Suede since its launch), then were were his lipsticks (I wouldn’t dare […]

Wed 03.23

A Visit to the TOCCA Showroom

I wish I had brought my camera to my visit to TOCCA’s showroom last week (see some BlackBerry snaps below), because it was stunning! Located on the same block as Comme des Garcons and Balenciaga, it gave both stores a serious run for their money. Everything down to their antique, miss-matched platters and their Sant […]

Tue 03.01

Jo Malone’s Limited Edition Tea Fragrance Blends

This is no over-statement, Kusmi Tea has changed my life! OK, maybe it’s a little bit of an over-statement, but it’s come pretty darn close! I transitioned over from coffee to tea a few months ago and it’s incredible how quickly you can develop a palette for new flavors. Not too long ago I would […]