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Christian Louboutin Beauté New Fragrance Sizes for 2017

 

Last year Christian Louboutin Beauté launched three fragrances (80 ml each) in what must surely be the most luxurious and exquisite packaging to date; in fact, you needed a key to release each bottle from its acrylic base. Utterly display-worthy to be sure, but not exactly portable. New for Fall 2017, the brand has just launched the same three perfumes but in more travel-friendly bottle sizes (30 ml each) … without skimping on any details. The stunning media box I was fortunate enough to receive, contains all three — but all are in fact available for individual sale. By the way, for those who like to plan early, note that Christmas is 9 weeks away …

 

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Burberry · Blush Make-Up Collection

 

The latest addition to the My Burberry fragrance family is the new Blush version and as the perfect accompaniment, the brand has also released a capsule Blush Make-Up Collection. Shades of pink are one of the most flattering and uplifting colours you can wear along the face, providing a brightness that you just can’t get with other tints and while utterly girly, there’s enough earthy mauve touches here to keep things from spinning into frothy territory. Thank God.

 

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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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