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Ah, That New Dover Street Market Smell, An End To Spider Veins, And More…


Dover Street Market launched its own, in-house perfume for men and women today. The unisex scent is reported to be a “a modern twist on a classic woody fragrance” and includes notes of bergamot, coriander, incense, patchouli, and pine essence—and will likely give Daphne Guinness’ new eau some competition at the London boutique. [Cosmetics International]

Plagued by a web of unsightly spider veins? Perhaps it’s time to seek out laser-assisted sclerotherapy, which is being hailed as “the gold standard” of treatment. It involves injecting each site with a saline-based solution that irritates the vein’s lining and causes its walls to collapse. Only marginally invasive, it could mean a newfound embrace of this season’s shorter hemlines. [NYT]

More statistics from L’Oréal’s Beauty Barometer study. The survey, which polled 4,000 women in the U.S. and across Europe to determine current makeup trends, showed that a whopping 90 percent of respondents have not changed their makeup routine in these times of economic crisis. For those of you who just can’t part with that pot of La Mer despite budget constraints, you’re in good company. [WWD]

While some things may remain the same, change is in the air. The Miss India contest will debut in December, marking the premiere of the first beauty pageant for transgender women. Other community-building events, like recreation camps, sports meets, and marathons were apparently up for discussion, but nothing says, “We’re here and we used to be men,” like battling it out for a crown and a sash. Besides the coveted title of Miss India, contestants will be eligible to win Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Beautiful Eyes, and Miss Beautiful Skin. Dear God, let this one be syndicated internationally. [Bay Windows]

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