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Can Chanel create a fragrance classic with Gabrielle?



Chanelle Gabrielle

Chanel is really going for it with its new fragrance, Gabrielle. Which is not at all surprising, given it’s its first big fragrance launch in 15 years. Reviews so far have been mixed. Some describe it as smelling like a room diffuser from Next (ouch), while others love its fruity-floral effervescence.

While the ad campaign positions it as bold, groundbreaking and dynamic, it’s really not a power scent. To me it’s more of a pleasing ‘feminine’ floral fragrance that’s uncomplicated and easy to wear. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: & Other Stories, Visvim, Ply-Knits, Fenty Beauty and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. KIM GORDON X & OTHER STORIES
Kim Gordon X & Other Stories
Just launched – a collab between & Other Stories and Kim Gordon. Get your painted-word oversized sweats here now. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: The Cords & Co, Farfetch, MAC, Re/Done, Maison Trudon and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…


1. THE CORDS AND CO

The Cords & Co classic premium corduroy brand
In a season which is going to see corduroy take centre stage, it’s a good time to launch a premium brand called The Cords & Co. The Stockholm-based brand launched last week, opening stores in six cities simultaneously. The product is great – very simple styles in good colours. (more…)



Harrods Salon de Parfums: see, touch, smell



Floraiku fragrance at Harrods Salon de Parfums 6th floor

It takes a lot to get me to an 8.30am press launch, but the addition of seven new boutiques to the Harrods Salon de Perfums did the trick. Joining the original ten boutiques, this 6th floor haven is a destination for serious scent seekers.

Let’s talk personalisation and experience, two big lifestyle trends that are a gift to luxury retailers. At Harrods they’re expected by wealthy overseas customers, who demand excellence and uniqueness from every visit. With bricks and mortar retail struggling overall, it’s the ‘wow’ experiences that get people talking and – crucially – returning for more. (more…)