April is officially Earth Month, which means it’s time to get eco-conscious! Mother Nature can be any girl’s best friend, especially when there’s plenty of environmentally friendly beauty products on the market.
Appreciating a great perfume is surprisingly similar to appreciating a great book. Actually, fragrances and stories are structurally similar, with a beginning, middle, and end.
With just a hint of spring in the air, this uplifting Clinique trio will see you through winter’s end and well into spring – and may even put a little skip in your step.
Just as running your hands over a really expensive, finely crafted fashion accessory such as a luxurious handbag or a hand-woven silk scarf, experiencing an Ormonde Jayne by Linda Pilkington perfume is a similar experience. The quality is undeniable and a joy to experience. Sadly, the exquisite perfumes aren’t sold in a US shop, but <... >
Queen Marie Antoinette of France lived for only 37 years and although the doomed royal met a grisly end over 200 years ago in 1793, she continues to be one of the most iconic fashionistas to have ever existed. The golden haired royal only wore the newest couture from Parisian designer Rose Bertin, proudly displayed <... >
Lana Turner didn’t have any speaking lines in her first film, 1937’s They Won’t Forget, yet the world would always remember her. The 16-year-old brunette strutted down the streets in a pencil skirt and skintight sweater, instantly launching her rise to stardom. With the help of a glamorous makeover, “the sweater girl,” who was discovered <... >
Iconic French candle maker Cire Trudon has just arrived in Nolita to open its first boutique since 1884 in Paris. But calling Cire Trudon merely a candle shop is like calling Christian Louboutin just a shoe store. These are candles for champagne living! Posh is in Cire Trudon’s roots. Started by entrepreneur Claude Trudon in <... >
We’re in the steel gray days of Winter. Yet as the temperatures drop, my spirits go up because my luxe sweaters and snugly blankets no longer hibernate in storage. I’ve had a decadent few weeks, without a thicker waistline, experiencing fragrances from luxury niche perfumers that pair splendidly with my cold weather essentials. Dawn Spencer <... >
Santa Maria Novella in Soho’s historic Puck Building offers an exquisite array of traditional northern Italian perfumes, and in scents that evoke the timeless elegance of Florence. Crafted to be the most sublime fragrances in the world, and presented in iconic keepsake glass bottles with gold tops, the Eau De Cologne collection encompasses unusual scents <... >
Question: What do you do if you’re a perfumer and the store that’s been successfully selling your two fragrances closes? Answer: If you’re the talented Sarah Barton King, you launch a third one, wish upon a star and hope for the best. While it’s certainly not the recommendation one’s accountant would give, have you ever <... >