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Maison Margiela · Replica Autumn Vibes


Autumn Vibes is the latest addition to the Maison Margiela Replica range, and with a provenance hailing from Montréal (my home base) plus its description of ‘woody trail & red leaves‘ (the forest is one of my happy places), my connection with this fragrance becomes somewhat personal. But even without that, I’m definitely here for the scent …



CHANEL · N°5 Holiday 2021 Makeup Collection


CHANEL’s iconic N°5 is celebrating 100 years of celebrity and is the inspiration behind this year’s 2021 Holiday Makeup Collection. The classic golden-yellow hue of the fragrance has been transformed into makeup for face & eyes, while red — the very colour of life — adorns lips and nails. Of course, there’s a little bit of sparkle thrown in as well to help you “zhuzh” up your looks … done in CHANEL’s inimitably elegant style, naturally.



Guerlain · L’Art & La Matière Haute Parfumerie Collection


“L’Art & La Matière is a collection of olfactory masterpieces for true lovers of all things beautiful, crafted by the hands of the House of Guerlain Perfumers”


Guerlain began with perfume and continues dominating in that field to this day; to rebrand their Haute Parfumerie Collection for 2021, the House drew inspiration from within their own archives and in the process created a beautiful union between fragrance & art … while adding two new scents to the range, since they were at it. I recently had the pleasure of attending a private preview of this new collection and I can sum it up in one word: exquisite.



Givenchy · Le Rouge Sheer Velvet & L’Interdit EDP Rouge


Givenchy has just launched two new products for 2021, Le Rouge Sheer Velvet lipsticks and L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Rouge, the newest addition to the growing L’Interdit fragrance family. The brand was kind enough to send both along for me to try, and I won’t get into detail here, but I’ll leave it at … wow.



Dior La Collection Privée · Eden-Roc Eau de Parfum


The latest addition to Dior’s Collection Privée range, Eden-Roc draws inspiration from the French Riviera’s legendary luxury Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Aiming to capture the spirit of that Mediterranean paradise, this fragrance is more of an homage than a literal translation — a celebration of sun, elegant lifestyle, and full-on glamour. Oh, and it smells absolutely amazing, I might add.