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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Kurkdjian’s Oud Satin Mood is his fragrance ‘Fashion Moment’

June 26, 2015

I’m always high on expectation when perfume maestro Francis Kurkdjian releases a new name to the increasing roster of his own house fragrances. Kurkdjian sits somewhere in the triad of artist, visionary and perfume creator with his dreamy visions of olfactory heaven made real with each of his new creations. I’m a huge fan. I […]

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Tom Ford launches Fleur de Portofino

June 3, 2015

Tom Ford is a man who knows how to sell sexiness. Lordy! You only have to say his name and men and women alike are enraptured. He’s veritable catnip for fashion and beauty addicts. This Summer’s big launch from Mr Ford is the beguilingly big white Summer breeze floral that smacks of sunsets and balmy […]

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