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Buy it now: Frederic Malle X Alber Elbaz Superstitious



Superstitious Frédéric Malle X Alber Elbaz

Today’s the day. Frédéric Malle’s Alber Elbaz fragrance, Superstitious has arrived at Liberty. After Dries van Noten (still my ultimate fave from my fragrance ‘wardrobe’), this is only Malle’s second designer perfume.

If you’re stuck for a Mother’s Day gift (Mother’s Day is this Sunday in the UK), then this elegant floral aldehyde of jasmine and rose notes with amber, incense and patchouli could well fit the bill. Created by Dominique Ropion, it’s described as ‘the essence of a dress, the silhouette that lingers after a woman has left the room’, sophisticated and feminine with a dry down of warm amber and vetiver.

Superstitious goes on global release on April 1st, but is available at Liberty now in 100ml eau de parfum (£230) HERE and 50ml (£158) HERE. There are also three 30ml travel-sized atomisers (£114) HERE.

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Frédéric Malle X Alber Elbaz
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Cire Trudon – the sweet smell of spring



Cire Trudon Les Belles Matieres

Last Wednesday, in the first properly spring-like week of the year, I got a fabulous whiff of the new Cire Trudon candles. There are three in the Les Belles Matieres range – a fruit, a wood and a floral.

Jasmine seems to be everywhere at the moment, so if you like this sweet, full-bodied floral, you’ll love the India-inspired ‘Madurai’ candle (buy it here). Then there’s ‘Reggio’, a vibrant and juicy mandarin candle in a swimming pool blue glass vessel that instantly transports me to the Mediterranean (buy it here). These sunny, summery candles aren’t what I immediately think of when I think of Cire Trudon (I usually think churchy woods) but I love the elegant uplift of this one.

And finally ‘Tadine’ harks back to the 19th century origins of spicy sandalwood, with a light, cardamom-infused candle. This is my favourite, a calming, almost meditative candle to wind down to at the end of the day (buy it here).

Another new Cire Trudon discovery: the most elegant way to put out your candle. Don’t blow on it, don’t use a snuffer, just ‘push’ it with L’Éteignoir, a chic brass tool that gently hooks the wick into the melted wax to extinguish the flame without smoke. Voila!
Cire Trudon Les Eteignoirs


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Positive beauty: Chantecaille’s no make-up make-up eye trio



Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Matte trio of eyeshadows

For day to day, I’m all about a cream eyeshadow. Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Rouge-Gorge is my go-to when I want to look ‘awake’ (it’s orange in the pot but more of a tan wash on the lid) and the cream-stick formulations from Bobbi Brown and Chanel are amazing for giving a little iridescence for evening. I just put them on with my finger and blend. (more…)



30 years of A.P.C.



A.P.C. AW17

This year is the 30th anniversary of A.P.C and if there’s a more timeless ‘fashion’ brand around, I’d like to see it. I’ve been wearing the coats, jeans, shirts and boots the whole time, I think the only things I haven’t bought are dresses and skirts. Last week I tried on a cute little bucket hat that I’m still dreaming about. (more…)