Harvey Nichols

Heeley’s Contemporary Chypre 21

January 25, 2016

I’m a pushover when it comes to chypres. The most sophisticated (to my mind) perfume type that soon divides the girls from the women or the men from the boys, chypres have an old world allure: A mystery and hard-to-define womanly aura that’s pre the pushover days of sweetly sick, over ripe and over used […]

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Narciso EDP–Contemporary Seductiveness

November 27, 2015

Narciso Rodriguez’s reason for creating this fragrance (released last year) was “I wanted to create an extremely sexy fragrance that would turn a man’s head.” And whilst wearing this, though I’ve not had this kind of reaction whilst others in my private arsenal of faves elicit  such response, Narciso lies firmly in the entrapment school […]

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Sisley’s Soir d’Orient

November 14, 2015

Classy Sisley always quietly releases new make-up, skincare and perfume to the market with assurance and quiet confidence as is befitting of this superior brand. Earlier this year, Soir d’Orient appeared on Sisley counters with its striking black and gold appearance and distinctive sculptured gold head top. But it’s the contents that wow, for Soir […]

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Juliette Has a Gun’s Gentlewoman Has Hidden Depths

November 10, 2015

I’m a tad pre-occupied at the mo by the debonair bandying about of the phrase ‘gent’, ‘true gent’ and ‘gentleman’. A turn of phrase oft used (haphazardly) by young men in their late 20’s and early ‘30s to heap praise on a new and possibly valued acquaintance.  If only these newly termed ‘gents’ lived up […]

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Tom Ford’s Venetian Bergamot

October 13, 2015

An interesting addition to the Private Blend stable at Tom Ford, where other fresh fragrances  lie (such as the great Neroli Portofino and Costa Azzura) that cross the divide and are worn equally well by men and women. It’s obviously a winning formula, for Venetian Bergamot smacks of success with its spiced back notes to […]

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DSquared2’s WANT. You will.

October 12, 2015

I have to say, this surprised me and somewhat delighted me from the off. First, there was that uber striking design. Contemporary, bulbous, tactile, in-your-face, in a beautifully tasteful, Pierre Cardin’esque way. The gold and cream fitting together effortlessly in a an early ‘70s disco haze of Charlie-like (the fragrance, not the other stuff) reminiscence. […]

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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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Hello. It’s Nailed London by Rosie Fortescue

September 15, 2015

Rose Fortescue is a clever cookie as well as a girl with her finger on the pulse of social media. Her instagram account is one of the best being glamorous witty and observant and her one-liners on E4’s Made in Chelsea have made her one of the more interesting characters. So, when Rosie decided to […]

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Memo release African Leather–A Heady Mix of Contrasts

August 17, 2015

Whenever there’s the chance to meet the charming Clara Molloy with her boundless energy and vision, I always do. One of the delights of the perfume industry, Clara seems to literally live her dream – as shown in her travel inspired perfume brand, Memo. With Alienor Massenet, nose of the  brand, they see fragrance as […]

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Koral Activewear. New Direction for Gym Wear.

July 30, 2015

Small admission. I’ve taken to the gym. Actually. That’s a big admission (and I still cringe when I type those words). With coercion from a friend (thanks for the pain, Watson) and the mitigating factors of increasing boredom until my return to London and a desire for my early ‘20s ballet physique, I’ve taken the […]

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