Maybe not the Mugler Exception to the Rule but Naughty Fruity is Compellingly Comforting

May 12, 2019

Mugler’s ‘Les Exceptions’ collection offers those with higher disposable incomes a taste of the brand’s disposition for sweetness and light perfumery with greater efficacy and oomph. The distinctive heavy-set, Art Deco inspired square bottles and serious black packaging also looks mighty statement’y pretty. This is haute perfumery, after all. Though the house’s claim for these […]

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Versace pour femme’s Dylan Blue. A Modernist Mix of Old & New

January 16, 2018

Versace has long been a byword for glitzy, bold, baroque, fringed and studded glamour. It seems fitting that following the Spring’18 show at Milan’s Triennale museum as a tribute to her deceased brother Gianni’s iconic inspirations and creations (shown above), that Donatella should mark a Spring’18 perfume launch that’s equally as retro derivative with a […]

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Juliette Has A Gun’s Into The Void. To Infinity & Beyond

August 31, 2016

Juliette Has A Gun’s Romano Ricci isn’t averse to playing with ideas nor ingredients. With his latest limited edition release*, Ricci has played with the enigma of space and time, querying what it’s like to be ‘out there’ in deepest darkest space, toying with a trip into an all encompassing darkness, the lure of the […]

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Valentina Myrrh Assoluto by Valentino

May 22, 2016

Perfumer Olivier Cresp’s collaboration with Hamid Merati-Kasha has knocked it out the ballpark with another outstandingly beautiful release as part of the Valentina by Valentino range of fragrances. Usually flankers become run-of-the-mill with little other than tweaked differences (apart from the marketing ploy to capture already ‘sold’ consumers and spike sales) but Valentina’s ranges have […]

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Sandalo (exclusively for Harrods)

May 13, 2016

He bounded into my flat like an over excitable red setter, darting around me as usual, all beard whiskers and warmth with embraces, exclamations and gossip to relay. Clunking around the various bottles that lay forlornly on my kitchen table awaiting review, he sniffed and smelled like his canine spirit animal. He settled on one […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

September 15, 2015

LOVING The Givenchy SS’16 shoe – Tisci showed NYC a piece of Paris class action. Fluid, feminine, muted collection with these sharp beauties on every model foot. Covet. Roksanda – The model-turned-designer celebrates her first decade with a capsule edit of her greatest hits for Harvey Nichols (see pic, right). Momento Fendi Bug watches – […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

August 31, 2015

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective – A huge fan of the Dermablend setting powder, Dermablend’s foundation (30% pigment concentration) has had a makeover in terms of its look with new darker colour additions to the range (coffee & […]

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Serge Lutens Gold Collection. Renard Constrictor’s Compelling Appeal.

August 30, 2015

I love it when I discover a new ‘me’ fragrance. Oh, for sure, there are loads I love and some I value higher than others, but it takes something special for a perfume to click with the wearer…as if it’s been especially created for her. Just when I was feeling as if I needed to […]

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#dglovesfall 2015 Collection–Feminine, Strong & Yet Delicate

August 17, 2015

I’ve always thought it a travesty that Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics and skincare isn’t more widely available that the exclusive Harrods. Purely as I think the slick gold product design, the seasonal colours, the range and that the product performance more than delivers. From soft matte lipsticks to swathes of deep colour eye palette quads […]

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Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme–The ‘It’ Perfume of 2015

July 1, 2015

There are some fragrances that have the ‘it’ factor. They breathe self assurance and bestow confidence and allure as soon as they’re worn. Some also have the ability to entrance the wearer almost as much as their intended prey (singular or plural). Step forward the big new launch of 2015 that’s sure to win bountiful […]

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