22 posts tagged "Diptyque"
Still stuck on what to buy for everyone on your list? Our favorite insiders share their picks for the best beauty gifts of the season. Ready, set, online shop.
Who: Nonie Creme, the nail art phenom who plays creative director for hip
lacquer brand Butter London.
What: “For my best girlfriends: Sephora makeup. Each girl gets a Champagne flute filled with a selection of beauty goodies and a baby bottle of Champagne that I then wrap in colorful cellophane with a bow. This year I bought gift sets of lip gloss and eye pencils at Sephora, then divided them up. My numero uno hubby is getting a Clarisonic—a manly, graphite one, with a corresponding face wash from Jack Black because frankly, I’m sick of watching him grind my pretty pink Mia into his beard stubble (ew).”
Sephora Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $22, and Sephora Nano Eyeliner Set,
$20, www.sephora.com; Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, $195, and Jack Black Daily
Facial Cleanser, $18, www.nordstrom.com.
Who: Kilian Hennessy, the always impeccably groomed and outfitted perfumer behind the eponymous By Kilian luxury fragrance line.
What: “By Kilian solid perfumes come in every scent of the L’Oeuvre Noire collection, so they are a great gift for anyone. I will give it to my two sisters for when they are out and about in Paris. The compact doesn’t scratch and is small enough to fit in their purses; plus it has a gorgeous mirror for touch-ups. For my business partner, Elisabeth Jones, I’m getting Fresh Brown Sugar—she is crazy about it! It offers her a luxurious way to wake up in the morning and I love the sweet smell all day. Who knows, maybe Santa will bring her the Brown Sugar Affair gift set.”
You may associate Fujifilm with cameras, but the Japanese brand has its sights set on skincare domination. Astalift, its antiaging line, has become a bona fide hit since launching domestically in 2007, and after a successful expansion into China last year, the company has orchestrated distribution deals in France, Germany, and Spain. We sincerely hope they’ve
capitalized on the opportunity to incorporate the tagline “picture-perfect skin” into their ad visuals. [WWD]
More evidence has emerged that chemicals found in common beauty products can have detrimental neurological effects on children exposed to them—in the womb and in the early stages of development. A new study from Mount Sinai’s
Children’s Environmental Health Center found that children aged four to nine who were exposed to phthalates showed an increase in depression, aggression, and conduct disorders. Yikes. [NYDN]
As an in-demand model who’s constantly on the go, Chanel Iman has a few travel essentials that she won’t leave home without, including Smith’s Rosebud Salve, Rodin Olio Lusso, and Diptyque candles. “I like vanilla or lavender. [They] make my hotel room feel homey.” [Allure]
Selena Gomez’s forthcoming fragrance is truly for the people. The teen sensation is asking her fans to sign on to a dedicated Web site to help her pick its top, middle, and base notes, for a chance to win a free sample and maybe even a trip to New York to help compose the final eau. Fingers crossed a freak encounter with Gomez’s beau, Justin Bieber, is also included in that packaged deal. [Just Jared]
Since Thierry Mugler introduced the perfume world to gourmand scents in 1992 with his smash-hit Angel, the business of food-turned-fragrance notes has boomed. So hot right now: scents with a “lickable” quality. [NYT]
This past spring, Diptyque celebrated its 50th anniversary by debuting Les Invites du 34, room and body fragrances inspired by the mélange of aromas at its 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain flagship in Paris. Seven months later, the birthday celebrations continue in New York. “We’re redesigning the brand through a storytelling environment,” Christopher Jenner of the U.K.-based design firm Jenner Studios told Style.com of the concept behind the overhaul of Diptyque’s Bleecker Street store in the West Village. “The new proposition is based around journey, eccentricity, and craft,” Jenner continued of the visual direction, which is meant to harness New York’s traditions, its historic locations, and its unique heritage. As such, 200 hand-painted mirrored panels illustrated with the city’s original highline railroad circa 1890, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Chrysler building hang on the walls, held together by stainless steel bindings that hark back to America’s rich industrial past. Handcrafted tables boast American walnut wooden legs and any remaining wall space is adorned in custom-printed wallpaper designed to resemble patterns preferred by the Mohawk Indian tribes that used to call New York State home. The scents of the original Parisian boutique are well represented here, too, thanks to three just-launched, limited-edition extensions to the Les Invites du 34 line. Three of Diptyque’s favorite contributing perfumers have reimagined the anniversary scent’s blackcurrant, citrus, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, and tuberose eau with Curiositiés, Olivia Giacobetti’s woody, charcoal-infused scented candle; Eau Mage, Fabrice Pellegrin’s graphic, green mandarin, cashmeran, and cumin eau de parfum; and Eau Particulière, Olivier Pecheux’s rose, musk, and mint multi-use spritz. Between the sights and the scents, the new space borders on sensory overload—in the best possible way.
Despite the enviable genes that destined her for runway superstardom, Georgia May Jagger—the youngest daughter of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger—didn’t start modeling until the ripe old age of 17. It didn’t take her long to transcend the ranks of the rag trade, though: Her first year in, Jagger nabbed spreads in British, French, Italian, and RussianVogue, not to mention a slew of campaigns (for Hudson Jeans, Rimmel London, and Paris’ Polo de Deauville), as well as the Model of the Year award from the British Fashion Council. A little turn on Karl Lagerfeld’s 2011 Chanel Resort runway in St. Tropez followed, as did a starring role as the face of the collection’s lookbook. “Miss Jagger is the modern girl. She is the girl of today,” Lagerfeld told British Vogue at the time. A full year later, and it would appear as though Jagger is the girl of tomorrow, too. A fulltime student, the 19-year-old has found time to strike a pose for the September issues of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, Pop, Vogue Italia and Brazilian Vogue, for which she graces the cover. “I’m either in school or I’m working, so I don’t have a ton of time to do stuff,” Jagger says of maintaining any kind of regular primping rituals. But the lippy blonde who loves Vivienne Westood and Isabel Marant—”Pretty much 50 percent of every collection she does, I want,” she says of Marant—does have a few local beauty breaks she can’t live without. Here, just in time for LFW, the down-to-earth sociology and photography major shares her favorite destinations in Londontown—and this thoughtful beauty tip: “Be confident as yourself and do what works for you, not what works for other people.”
The Makeup Bag Must-Haves: Practice What You Preach
“I always have mascara with me. Rimmel’s new ScandalEyes Mascara is my favorite, because it’s got a massive brush, which means you can just put it on really quickly. I also can’t be without lip gloss or lipstick. I like the Rimmel Vinyl Max Lip Gloss in Breathless, because it’s quite nude-y.”
Available at www.rimmellondon.com.
The All-Natural Multi-Tasker: Egyptian Magic
“My mom is always saying things like, ‘Your body is a temple.’ She’s really on it like that, so I know about natural stuff. I like things like Egyptian Magic. It’s an organic Vaseline, which is quite nice. I use it as a lip balm.”
The Hair Heroes: Jo Hansford
“Once you start modeling and people start messing around with your hair so much, you kind of need to have someone who just knows what to do. I’ve had a few ups and down with my hair, as everyone has, and I kept going to places that I heard were good. But I don’t think you should pick your hairdresser on their status. I love Jo Hansford for color and cuts, even though my new year’s resolution was to not cut my hair.”
19 Mount Street London W1K 2RN, UK, +44 020 7495 7774; www.johansford.com.
Diptyque has taken us on many fragrant journeys; last year’s scented bodycare collection evoked the floral fields and sunny breezes of Grasse, Carthage, and Corinth. This summer, the Paris perfume house has the Greek isles and the southern tip of Italy on the brain. Among its new offerings is the amber-hued Revitalizing Shower Gel for Body and Hair, which combines crisp and toning bergamot sourced from the ancient Italian port of Reggio de Calabre with nourishing almond extract and peppermint essence for shiny strands and refreshed skin. The Satin Oil for Body and Hair is designed to be its ultra-moisturizing complement, boasting a scented homage to the Greek city of Rhodes with notes of star jasmine, an aromatic flower that’s been used in balms and ointments for centuries. A few drops of the rich-but-not-greasy oil, which is layered with subtle whiffs of ylang-ylang and saffron, hydrates dull hair and imparts a silky finish to parched legs, elbows, and shoulders. It’s also lovely as a leave-in hair treatment: Just comb through hair and wrap into a bun before heading out in to the sun, which will hopefully be returning to the Isle of Manhattan soon.