Monthly archive June, 2009

Marc Jacobs: Lola

Marc Jacobs: Lola
A new fragrance from Marc Jacobs is always going to grab attention, and in this case, it’s more the bottle than the scent. While the scent is pretty enough…..more edgy and heavy than Daisy….it’s very floral with undertones of musk and vanilla to give it a vampish feel, the bottle – or more specifically the... Read More

Cotton Club: It’s Not Just Any Bath & Body Range….

Cotton Club: It's Not Just Any Bath & Body Range....
…It’s an M&S Bath & Body range! With prices starting at £3.50, I think it looks much more expensive and the delicate scents are really pretty, too. The packaging is so clean and simple and has an elegant New England feel to it. And, I think it looks far more expensive than it actually is…which... Read More

Reader Frontline: Testing So You Don’t Have To – Lab Series For Men

Reader Frontline: Testing So You Don't Have To - Lab Series For Men
I’ve put Chris hard at work testing a huge array of men’s products. Here’s his view on Lauder owned Lab Series: Lab Series Skincare for Men. ‘Take Control, Reduce Shine, Prevent Breakouts, Improve skins appearance.’ That’s what Aramis advertise for their new range of Skincare products.I must say they are very good, I really felt... Read More

CHANEL: Noirs Obscurs Collection

CHANEL: Noirs Obscurs Collection
Debuting in September is this edgy and daring collection from Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel, that uses dense and dark tones, all dramatically undershot with black. The Noirs Obscurs collection takes black to new extremes – three Rouge Allure lipsticks are incredible; Maniac is black with hints of deep red, Hysteria is possibly... Read More

Good Idea: Model Co Star Smile

Good Idea: Model Co Star Smile
If it actually works, I really love this double ended pen from Model Co. On one end a hydrating lipstick, on the other, a tooth whitening formula with a paint-on brush applicator. Apparantly, Star Smile gives 4 shades lighter in one week, and the lipstick shades available are really quite pretty. Although I am kind... Read More

Summer Perfection: Guerlain Terracotta Eau Sous Le Vent

Summer Perfection: Guerlain Terracotta Eau Sous Le Vent
I’ve had this Guerlain fragrance kicking around for several weeks now, but wanted to wait until the weather was really hot to give it a try – somehow it just seemed wrong to be applying it in the rain! In fact, it’s not entirely a fragrance; the wording on the enclosed leaflet bills it as... Read More

Reader Frontline: Testing So You Don’t Have To – DM Fragrances Fragrance Sampling Service

Reader Frontline: Testing So You Don't Have To - DM Fragrances Fragrance Sampling Service
Nicola tested The Fragrance Sampling Service: “I think the concept of the sampling service is a great one, the only fragrances I’ve ever purchased online are ones that are my favorites that I’ve already had before, and so to be able to buy samples before you commit to a whole bottle is a great idea... Read More