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GABRIELLE CHANEL

 

Gabrielle, is CHANEL’s first fragrance to be released in 15 years and it is heart-stoppingly beautiful. Brought to life by Olivier Polge, he was tasked by the brand to create a scent that embodied the very essence of Gabrielle Chanel — a woman who was equally fierce in her determination as well as passions, a woman unafraid to express herself at a time when such acts of defiance were practically forbidden, a woman who paved the way for so many who followed. This is Gabrielle.

“I HAVE CHOSEN THE PERSON I WANTED TO BE AND AM”

GABRIELLE CHANEL

 

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Fragrance Edit: The Scent of Summer

 

When it comes to fragrances, my tastes tend to definitely run beachy; anything with vanilla, coconut, tiaré flower or a combination of all three, and I’m a goner. Personally, I like to wrap myself in Summeriness all year long and in honour of the season, I’ve rounded up a few of my faves to show you. Some are new, some I’ve gone through multiple bottles of, and a couple have even been pilfered from my daughter (good thing we like similar scents).

 

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The Loop Duty Free Montréal · Spring Shopping

 

On my most recent pilgrimage to The Loop, I was sidetracked from my usual beauty foraging and wandered off instead into the newly renovated Rudsak boutique. Launched in 1994 here in my hometown of Montréal by Evik Asatoorian, it all began with an iconic black leather jacket which then went on to spawn a brand empire that now includes leather fashion, luxury sportswear, as well as accessories for women, men, & children. I actually fell quite hard for this gorgeous chocolate-leather travel bag and I swear that if I were travelling at that very moment, I would have scooped it up in a heartbeat (and at 20% off + no tax, it’s practically a steal) then promptly ditched every other bag I had. Sigh ….

 

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The Loop Duty Free · Hockey Fever in the city … and more!

 

Hockey borders on religion in Canada, and that’s clearly evident here in Montréal now that playoff season is upon us and our beloved Habs (aka: the Montréal Canadiens, hockey’s oldest team #habsfanforlife) are in. Even the airport has gotten into the spirit by switching up the usual sign to display the Bleu-Blanc-RougeGO HABS GO!

 

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Guerlain · Terracotta Sun Trio & Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria

 

From the brand that has literally written the book on bronzers (Guerlain actually created the first compact powdered bronzer), comes Terracotta Sun Trio — a beautiful triad that can multitask as well as enhance. And with warmer, sunnier weather just around the corner, there’s no better time to switch up your usual scent for something fresher … something like Bergamote Calabria, the brand’s latest addition to the Aqua Allegoria fragrance range. For the record, both of these lovelies are doing an amazing job of helping me to ignore the grey, gloomy & dismal rainy day outside of my window right now … le sigh 

 

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