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April 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "L’Air Du Temps"

Beauty Sound Bites: Family Ties

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robert-ricci“My great-grandmother was a fashion woman more than a fragrance one. My grandfather was the opposite—he was a fragrance guy…We had this strange relationship—he wasn’t particularly kind to the young people…He was taking the time to try to explain to me what he was intending to do. And me, I was listening—I was a very turbulent guy. I ignored [these lessons] for a long time, but I have to admit, they are the roots of what I am today.”

Following in his grandfather’s (shown here) footsteps, Ricci created his own fragrance label, Juliette Has a Gun, with an eau dubbed Anyway being the latest addition to the line. When asked about his memories of scent, surprisingly, L’Air du Temps, one of the greatest olfactory hits of all time, isn’t high on his list. His grandfather wore Signoricci cologne. “It was a flop, but it was him,” explained Ricci. “The whole house was full of it. [Signoricci] was a citrusy fragrance: petitgrain, neroli, bergamot—quite masculine.” Ricci also revealed that there are many unknown blends that never made it to market, but he has no plans to make them his own. He said, “My intention is about finding out who I am—that’s a bigger challenge.”

Emma Stone’s Scrub Love; LACMA, Bottled; And More…

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Emma Stone caused a rush on grape-seed oil last year when she revealed that she uses it as a moisturizer. Now, the Revlon spokeswoman, who is “really allergic to a lot of stuff,” has a few more DIY beauty remedies to share. “I exfoliate with baking soda or brown sugar,” says Stone. [Cosmo]

First, they brought us the “caviar manicure,” and now British nail brand Ciaté is introducing the “chalkboard manicure.” Its latest kit comes with a matte black polish and pastel chalky-finish nail-art pens for embellishment. [Fashionista]

Interior designer Olivia Putnam is the latest artist to put her own personal spin on Nina Ricci’s classic L’Air du Temps fragrance flacon. Available in May, Putnam’s rendition features the classic dove-shaped stopper in a shade of royal blue, with the same color running through the grooves of the crystal bottle. [WWD]

Speaking of artful fragrance offerings, this year’s Wear LACMA collection, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s annual range of fashion accessories created by Los Angeles designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection, includes a custom fragrance from L’Oeil du Vert perfumer Haley Alexander van Oosten. Inspired by an eighteenth-century bronze relief of The Triumph of Neptune and Europa, by Antonio Montauti, van Oosten’s creation is a sensual, botanical scent called Tonae. [L.A. Times]

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