fragrance

Trend report: what to wear for AW22



Craig McDean British Vogue Aug 2022

As you know by now, my trend reports are utterly self-indulgent and reflect what’s ‘new’ through my own personal ‘gentlewoman style’ lens. So I’m glad to say that fifty shades of cappuccino, a Ralph Lauren revival, chunky gold chains and classic bags (with a twist) are all trending for AW22. Of course, the 90s is a major influence on fashion and culture. (more…)



On my radar: Wanderlust fragrances



Wanderlust perfumes - Voyeur Verde by Maya Njie

The annual escape has begun! Nah, not the hell of Heathrow airport, but the olfactory escape of citrus colognes and wanderlust perfumes. While last year’s big summer scent was all about the return to eau-de-sun-sea-and-sex beachy hedonism, I feel this summer leans more to Mediterranean citruses and herbaceous green notes. (more…)



Dries Van Noten beauty is here



Dries Van Noten beauty and fragrance

Dries beauty is launching this week and they are really going for it.

The line launches tomorrow with not one fragrance but ten, along with 30 lipsticks (plus a lip balm), two colognes, soap, cream, combs, pocket mirrors and drawstring pouches.

Since Dries Van Noten joined Puig in 2018 I’ve been waiting for the introduction of beauty. (more…)



The beauty gesture: solid perfume



Henry Jacques solid perfume Clic Clac accessory

Solid perfumes are back.

Glossier has revived its much loved but discontinued Glossier You solid perfume* in a new refillable format (below). Even better, it’s alcohol-free, water-free and vegan. The previous version wasn’t refillable, so Glossier pressed pause while it perfected the product. The benefits of this cult new (and permanent) version are that its small, pebble-like case is portable and travel-friendly, while the solid balm formula allows for more precise application. The balm refill comes in a small tin tray that slots into the container via a magnet. The Glossier You scent is the same; a musky skin scent that’s subtle and personal. Buy it here*. (more…)