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ABUSE IS NOT LOVE
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ABUSE IS NOT LOVE

Culture Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has announced local partnership with Blijf Groep as part of the global program to combat intimate partner violence: Abuse is Not Love. The brand will be supporting the education and training programs of its non-profit partner. IPV is a major societal issue: approximately 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime and only a small proportion of survivors will obtain justice.      Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of violence against women and includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse, as well as controlling behaviors by an intimate partner. Globally, more than 600 million women are living in a country where intimate partner violence is not considered a crime. Intimate Partner Violence affects individuals from all socioeconomic, religious, and cultural groups;however, women are most at risk, with the highest rates seen among young adults aged 16-24. In the Netherlands, 200.000 women are victim of severe domestic violence and more than 63.000 cases are reported to the police yearly.      Intimate partner violence prevalence rates have increased by 30 to 60 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many women have been living in lockdown with an abusive partner and have been unable to seek support from expert organizations, friends, loved ones and colleagues. In the Netherlands, 3% of the women has avoided their own home for fear of violence from a partner.      Research shows that IPV comes with key warning signs. If these signs can be detected earlier, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help. YSL Beauty aims to do its part in raising awareness of these common signs.     Abuse is Not Love is built around three key pillars: funding academic research on the topic to develop thought-leadership around youth and prevention; educating at least 2 million people on the common signs of IPV through international partnerships; and training YSL Beauty employees and beauty advisors on intimate partner violence in the workplace.  Through these partnerships, YSL Beauty aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of IPV in order to contribute to meaningful change. By 2030, YSL’s objective is to educate two million people around the world on IPV through its partnership with local non-profits.       “As we began to engage, we really wanted to take action in a concrete, immediate and significant way.  Besides supporting our partners, what we can do, is offer our voice and our large and international audience to do our small part in helping to prevent intimate partner violence. We will use our voice to amplify the actions of Blijf Groep so that more people are aware of their services. says Stephan Bezy, International General Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has announced local partnership with Blijf Groep as part of the global program to combat intimate partner violence: Abuse is Not Love. The brand will be supporting the education and training programs of its non-profit partner. IPV is a major societal issue: approximately 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime and only a small proportion of survivors will obtain justice.      Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of violence against women and includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse, as well as controlling behaviors by an intimate partner. Globally, more than 600 million women are living in a country where intimate partner violence is not considered a crime. Intimate Partner Violence affects individuals from all socioeconomic, religious, and cultural groups;however, women are most at risk, with the highest rates seen among young adults aged 16-24. In the Netherlands, 200.000 women are victim of severe domestic violence and more than 63.000 cases are reported to the police yearly.      Intimate partner violence prevalence rates have increased by 30 to 60 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many women have been living in lockdown with an abusive partner and have been unable to seek support from expert organizations, friends, loved ones and colleagues. In the Netherlands, 3% of the women has avoided their own home for fear of violence from a partner.      Research shows that IPV comes with key warning signs. If these signs can be detected earlier, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help. YSL Beauty aims to do its part in raising awareness of these common signs.     Abuse is Not Love is built around three key pillars: funding academic research on the topic to develop thought-leadership around youth and prevention; educating at least 2 million people on the common signs of IPV through international partnerships; and training YSL Beauty employees and beauty advisors on intimate partner violence in the workplace.  Through these partnerships, YSL Beauty aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of IPV in order to contribute to meaningful change. By 2030, YSL’s objective is to educate two million people around the world on IPV through its partnership with local non-profits.       “As we began to engage, we really wanted to take action in a concrete, immediate and significant way.  Besides supporting our partners, what we can do, is offer our voice and our large and international audience to do our small part in helping to prevent intimate partner violence. We will use our voice to amplify the actions of Blijf Groep so that more people are aware of their services. says Stephan Bezy, International General Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.

New editorial starring Envy Peru
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New editorial starring Envy Peru

Fashion Brand new digital editorial starring the incredbly talented Envy Peru.     photography CHRIS PHILIPPO fashion GINO GURRIERI talent ENVY PERU  casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA special thanks to LLOYD HOTEL AMSTERDAM Brand new digital editorial starring the incredbly talented Envy Peru.     photography CHRIS PHILIPPO fashion GINO GURRIERI talent ENVY PERU  casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA special thanks to LLOYD HOTEL AMSTERDAM

In conversation with Lesley-Ann Brandt
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In conversation with Lesley-Ann Brandt

Film We had the pleasure of speaking with actress Lesley-Ann Brandt, who is best known for playing Mazikeen in the show Lucifer. The South African actress will also be starring alongsideMorgan Freemanin the new drama series Hannover Street.       The new season of Lucifer has just been released and this is the last season of Maze. What can we expect this season?   “This season is really about her finding out what she wants for her. She’s not a perfect character in that, she makes mistakes, big ones, but she is always willing to work on herself for the people she loves and for those who are deserving. The latter being a big struggle for her because I think she questions if she is deserving.”      Can you relate to Mazikeen’s character in some way?   “I do. Her passion and fire for those she holds dear, I relate to that. Her finally choosing herself rather than twisting herself into a pretzel to fit someone else’s ideas of who she should be or how she should love, I relate to that too. Her willingness to work on herself, we all, I think should strive to do that.”      How is your relationship with your Lucifer co-stars?   “When you work on a show with people for 6 years, you get incredibly close. And then, the show ends. Which is always an adjustment because we did have such a great time creating these characters and telling their stories. This cast is incredibly talented and I’m always grateful to have worked with people who care. People who show up with ideas and who are willing to play. I learned a lot from them and I’m grateful.”     You’ll be starring in the new drama series ‘Hannover Street,’ what is the show about and what can you tell about your role?   “This has been a passion project for me. I’ve been working on it for about 7 years. An itch I just couldn’t let go. It tells the story of my community in Cape Town and takes place in a place called District 6, where my mother was born. It brings to life the story of this incredible community that has never had the opportunity to shine on a global stage. Our story is told through a love story of two sisters.”     What is your most memorable role until now?   “Definitely Mazikeen. This was the first time I’d played a character from start to finish. As I said earlier, I’ve learned so much from her both in front and behind the camera.”      Are there any other projects coming up?   “The Horror Noir Anthology Series airs on Shudder on October 28th and on AMC at a later date. I’m thrilled to be a part of this very special project. Horror is a wonderful genre where you can touch some really big social topics without being confronting about it. My episode explores the monsters we hide, those we try to keep at bay and those that ultimately engulf us.”     How would you describe your style?   “Casual Chic. I love fashion. I love color and experimenting with silhouettes, but I always dress for my body. Knowing not everything I love will work for me, but I’m happy to admire from afar.”     Is there anything on your bucket list you really want to do or achieve?   “Yes. Attend the Chanel Haute Couture Show. Knowing what goes into making those pieces, the time, the detail, I’d love to see it up close and personal.”        TEAM CREDITS: Fashion Stylist -  Robiat Balogun  Makeup - Julianne Kaye   Hair - Sabrina Porsche 1st assistant - Adam Debenedittis  Digital tech - Jhissey Editors: Raziel Martinez & Timi letonja  We had the pleasure of speaking with actress Lesley-Ann Brandt, who is best known for playing Mazikeen in the show Lucifer. The South African actress will also be starring alongsideMorgan Freemanin the new drama series Hannover Street.       The new season of Lucifer has just been released and this is the last season of Maze. What can we expect this season?   “This season is really about her finding out what she wants for her. She’s not a perfect character in that, she makes mistakes, big ones, but she is always willing to work on herself for the people she loves and for those who are deserving. The latter being a big struggle for her because I think she questions if she is deserving.”      Can you relate to Mazikeen’s character in some way?   “I do. Her passion and fire for those she holds dear, I relate to that. Her finally choosing herself rather than twisting herself into a pretzel to fit someone else’s ideas of who she should be or how she should love, I relate to that too. Her willingness to work on herself, we all, I think should strive to do that.”      How is your relationship with your Lucifer co-stars?   “When you work on a show with people for 6 years, you get incredibly close. And then, the show ends. Which is always an adjustment because we did have such a great time creating these characters and telling their stories. This cast is incredibly talented and I’m always grateful to have worked with people who care. People who show up with ideas and who are willing to play. I learned a lot from them and I’m grateful.”     You’ll be starring in the new drama series ‘Hannover Street,’ what is the show about and what can you tell about your role?   “This has been a passion project for me. I’ve been working on it for about 7 years. An itch I just couldn’t let go. It tells the story of my community in Cape Town and takes place in a place called District 6, where my mother was born. It brings to life the story of this incredible community that has never had the opportunity to shine on a global stage. Our story is told through a love story of two sisters.”     What is your most memorable role until now?   “Definitely Mazikeen. This was the first time I’d played a character from start to finish. As I said earlier, I’ve learned so much from her both in front and behind the camera.”      Are there any other projects coming up?   “The Horror Noir Anthology Series airs on Shudder on October 28th and on AMC at a later date. I’m thrilled to be a part of this very special project. Horror is a wonderful genre where you can touch some really big social topics without being confronting about it. My episode explores the monsters we hide, those we try to keep at bay and those that ultimately engulf us.”     How would you describe your style?   “Casual Chic. I love fashion. I love color and experimenting with silhouettes, but I always dress for my body. Knowing not everything I love will work for me, but I’m happy to admire from afar.”     Is there anything on your bucket list you really want to do or achieve?   “Yes. Attend the Chanel Haute Couture Show. Knowing what goes into making those pieces, the time, the detail, I’d love to see it up close and personal.”        TEAM CREDITS: Fashion Stylist -  Robiat Balogun  Makeup - Julianne Kaye   Hair - Sabrina Porsche 1st assistant - Adam Debenedittis  Digital tech - Jhissey Editors: Raziel Martinez & Timi letonja 

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M.A.C. launches Ruby Crew
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M.A.C. launches Ruby Crew

Beauty M.A.C. Cosmetics, makeup giant and one of the original elevators of makeup artistry, is launching Ruby Crew, a celebration of their iconic Ruby Woo lipstick.      Created by chance during what was meant to be the reformulation of another M.A.C. red lipstick staple, ‘Russian Red’ (the iconic red that Madonna wore all through her Blonde Ambition era), Ruby Woo has captivated people all over the world since 1999. With one bullet of the lipstick sold somewhere in the world every 15 seconds, M.A.C. extends the family into six formulas, from fiercely matte to a soft sheen.     “Ruby Woo. The ultimate A-lister and Hollywood starlet: she demands your attention just by entering a room and arrests her audience with instant flair. She kisses lips with intense, full-coverage colour and stays on all day with 12-hour wear. She’s a fan favourite, a crowd-pleaser and a supreme style statement–making her our best-selling red lipstick of all time.      Ruby Woo has long transcended trend. “Bold, unique and slightly irreverent, it’s a shade worn with a lot of intention, but is not strict-looking,” says Director of Makeup Artistry Lyne Desnoyers of this mattest-matte, vivid blue-red. From the beginning Ruby Woo has been used by makeup artists to create everything from scandalously perfect lips to blurred and buffed, kissed-off stains.     Now enter Ruby’s Crew: a collection of this iconic red colour in six formulas and textures that are all world-renowned for a full wardrobe of red lip looks—with each member dressed to impress in a limited-edition monochromatic outfit.      “When worn with little to no makeup, it becomes the entire look—or it adds instant flair to a perfectly sculpted eye,”. However you wear it, a perfectly applied matte Ruby Woo lip is never going to look subpar. The new Powder Kiss Lipstick and Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour incarnations of this world-famous shade transform Ruby Woo into a totally relatable red. A veiled and moisturized matte, Ruby New looks refreshingly uncomplicated and nonchalantly desirable. “It’s a shade that has such a fresh look when rubbed into the lips,” Desnoyers concludes .“A red lip worn with a softened edge does not overwhelm–it elevates. ”Whatever take on the Crew speaks to you, wear it with authenticity.””     M.A.C. Cosmetics and the Ruby Crew are available at MAC stores, MACcosmetics.com, de Bijenkorf and Douglas.  M.A.C. Cosmetics, makeup giant and one of the original elevators of makeup artistry, is launching Ruby Crew, a celebration of their iconic Ruby Woo lipstick.      Created by chance during what was meant to be the reformulation of another M.A.C. red lipstick staple, ‘Russian Red’ (the iconic red that Madonna wore all through her Blonde Ambition era), Ruby Woo has captivated people all over the world since 1999. With one bullet of the lipstick sold somewhere in the world every 15 seconds, M.A.C. extends the family into six formulas, from fiercely matte to a soft sheen.     “Ruby Woo. The ultimate A-lister and Hollywood starlet: she demands your attention just by entering a room and arrests her audience with instant flair. She kisses lips with intense, full-coverage colour and stays on all day with 12-hour wear. She’s a fan favourite, a crowd-pleaser and a supreme style statement–making her our best-selling red lipstick of all time.      Ruby Woo has long transcended trend. “Bold, unique and slightly irreverent, it’s a shade worn with a lot of intention, but is not strict-looking,” says Director of Makeup Artistry Lyne Desnoyers of this mattest-matte, vivid blue-red. From the beginning Ruby Woo has been used by makeup artists to create everything from scandalously perfect lips to blurred and buffed, kissed-off stains.     Now enter Ruby’s Crew: a collection of this iconic red colour in six formulas and textures that are all world-renowned for a full wardrobe of red lip looks—with each member dressed to impress in a limited-edition monochromatic outfit.      “When worn with little to no makeup, it becomes the entire look—or it adds instant flair to a perfectly sculpted eye,”. However you wear it, a perfectly applied matte Ruby Woo lip is never going to look subpar. The new Powder Kiss Lipstick and Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour incarnations of this world-famous shade transform Ruby Woo into a totally relatable red. A veiled and moisturized matte, Ruby New looks refreshingly uncomplicated and nonchalantly desirable. “It’s a shade that has such a fresh look when rubbed into the lips,” Desnoyers concludes .“A red lip worn with a softened edge does not overwhelm–it elevates. ”Whatever take on the Crew speaks to you, wear it with authenticity.””     M.A.C. Cosmetics and the Ruby Crew are available at MAC stores, MACcosmetics.com, de Bijenkorf and Douglas. 

In conversation with Rick van het Meer
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In conversation with Rick van het Meer

Portrait We are delighted to share our recent interview with the incredibly talented Rick van het Meer.       I'll start with a difficult question: If you had to choose between GREEN or the salon, what would you choose and why?   I can't and won't make that choice, and as far as I'm concerned I don't have to. I've been able to make my hobby my job twice. Whether it's about hair or green.      As a hairdresser you are known not to go along with the hair trends but really looks at the individual what suits him / her. What do you pay the most attention to when making a hair plan?   It is important to find out who the person is. Costumizing a hairstyle goes beyond just cutting a haircut, what kind of work do you do, do you travel a lot, are you more alternative, creative or just conservative, it all counts in how I arrive at the right cut.      Where does the love of plants and designing gardens come from?   I've always had it. I grew up in Friesland and I can still draw any garden that meant a lot to me at the time. I can dream of the garden of my great-grandparents' farm, especially the dahlias in the fall around the vegetable garden made a big impression on me as a child.      Why did you choose to open a plant store?   I love being a shopkeeper, you are close to the consumer and therefore know very well what people are looking for and what is going on in the market. In addition, it is very good marketing-wise to show what you have to offer as a greenmaker.      Are there any plants among them that you have raised yourself?   No, unfortunately not yet. In the future I would love to grow my own plants.      Is there anything you learned at the salon that you now apply at GREEN?   Listening to your client and creating something beautiful together. It's not that different really. You listen to your client and together you create something that someone will enjoy for years. The reason I don't do flowers is that plants and gardens only become more beautiful with age. A flower is already dead the moment you sell it.     What is the goal for the next five years for GREEN?   To grow into a place where you can buy anything green, that I can do beautiful sustainable projects with my team. Making Amsterdam a little greener, I am all about achievable goals. This should be possible!     What does your dream garden look like?   The garden of Anna Wintour on Long Island, designed by Miranda Brooks is really how I think a garden should look like.  We are delighted to share our recent interview with the incredibly talented Rick van het Meer.       I'll start with a difficult question: If you had to choose between GREEN or the salon, what would you choose and why?   I can't and won't make that choice, and as far as I'm concerned I don't have to. I've been able to make my hobby my job twice. Whether it's about hair or green.      As a hairdresser you are known not to go along with the hair trends but really looks at the individual what suits him / her. What do you pay the most attention to when making a hair plan?   It is important to find out who the person is. Costumizing a hairstyle goes beyond just cutting a haircut, what kind of work do you do, do you travel a lot, are you more alternative, creative or just conservative, it all counts in how I arrive at the right cut.      Where does the love of plants and designing gardens come from?   I've always had it. I grew up in Friesland and I can still draw any garden that meant a lot to me at the time. I can dream of the garden of my great-grandparents' farm, especially the dahlias in the fall around the vegetable garden made a big impression on me as a child.      Why did you choose to open a plant store?   I love being a shopkeeper, you are close to the consumer and therefore know very well what people are looking for and what is going on in the market. In addition, it is very good marketing-wise to show what you have to offer as a greenmaker.      Are there any plants among them that you have raised yourself?   No, unfortunately not yet. In the future I would love to grow my own plants.      Is there anything you learned at the salon that you now apply at GREEN?   Listening to your client and creating something beautiful together. It's not that different really. You listen to your client and together you create something that someone will enjoy for years. The reason I don't do flowers is that plants and gardens only become more beautiful with age. A flower is already dead the moment you sell it.     What is the goal for the next five years for GREEN?   To grow into a place where you can buy anything green, that I can do beautiful sustainable projects with my team. Making Amsterdam a little greener, I am all about achievable goals. This should be possible!     What does your dream garden look like?   The garden of Anna Wintour on Long Island, designed by Miranda Brooks is really how I think a garden should look like. 

The HUNQ concept store opens its doors in the 9 Streets in Amsterdam
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The HUNQ concept store opens its doors in the 9 Streets in Amsterdam

Fragrances In the beginning of October, the new perfume brand HUNQ launched. The HUNQ concept store opened in the 9 Streets at Huidenstraat 21C in Amsterdam simultaneously. Besides the opening of the physical shop, the perfume brand's webshop also went live.      Men with a specific profession became the inspiration for putting sex appeal in a bottle. The mood boards he created of the lifestyles of a carpenter, gardener, mechanic, bartender and lifeguard reflect the fragrance notes of HUNQ's five perfumes. Visiting the concept store, you will see the teasing campaign videos matching the lifestyles appear on screens, as also the campaign images featuring the nearly naked models.     As the concept store has already opened, we can expect more of this location soon: Owner Hyun will soon open a beauty treatment room in the basement. In the beginning of October, the new perfume brand HUNQ launched. The HUNQ concept store opened in the 9 Streets at Huidenstraat 21C in Amsterdam simultaneously. Besides the opening of the physical shop, the perfume brand's webshop also went live.      Men with a specific profession became the inspiration for putting sex appeal in a bottle. The mood boards he created of the lifestyles of a carpenter, gardener, mechanic, bartender and lifeguard reflect the fragrance notes of HUNQ's five perfumes. Visiting the concept store, you will see the teasing campaign videos matching the lifestyles appear on screens, as also the campaign images featuring the nearly naked models.     As the concept store has already opened, we can expect more of this location soon: Owner Hyun will soon open a beauty treatment room in the basement.

With the launch of its long-awaited mascara, MÁDARA aims to challenge the traditional beauty advertising customs
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With the launch of its long-awaited mascara, MÁDARA aims to challenge the traditional beauty advertising customs

Beauty In October 2021, the award-winning MÁDARA Organic Makeup range will be joined by the long-awaited mascara, combining reinforcing ingredients and dream performance in a clean, natural certi ed formula — true to the brand’s roots and uncompromising values.     DEEP MATTER Bold Volume Mascara     NATURAL CERTIFIED | LASTING PERFORMANCE | NO SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS CRUELTY-FREE | 100%VEGAN | EARTH-CONSCIOUS PACKAGING     The natural certified, high performance formula and sophisticated wand give way to creative freedom and invite to explore unusual techniques, creating everything from natural looks to experimental styles.   Working on Deep Matter, the MÁDARA creative team dared to embrace uncertainty and question the traditional narratives of beauty advertising, turning the process into a creative experiment itself.     “What we often see in beauty advertising, especially in the case of mascara – cliché images of an enchanting lady that is trying to seduce the viewer, and the e ort is conscious and obvious. We decided to walk a different path, looking for a deeper and more authentic way to communicate with our audience. To give in to the process, and see where it leads.   Our initial aim was to capture a direct and authentic gaze, free from cliché expression, super cial emotion and resemblance of one’s social roles – of a woman, a model, a mother, a daughter, a wife. We were looking for a disarmed gaze of a free human being.     We see a beautiful, inimitable peculiarity in what others might see as a seeming imperfection.” – Liene Drazniece, MÁDARA Art Director     In October 2021, the award-winning MÁDARA Organic Makeup range will be joined by the long-awaited mascara, combining reinforcing ingredients and dream performance in a clean, natural certi ed formula — true to the brand’s roots and uncompromising values.     DEEP MATTER Bold Volume Mascara     NATURAL CERTIFIED | LASTING PERFORMANCE | NO SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS CRUELTY-FREE | 100%VEGAN | EARTH-CONSCIOUS PACKAGING     The natural certified, high performance formula and sophisticated wand give way to creative freedom and invite to explore unusual techniques, creating everything from natural looks to experimental styles.   Working on Deep Matter, the MÁDARA creative team dared to embrace uncertainty and question the traditional narratives of beauty advertising, turning the process into a creative experiment itself.     “What we often see in beauty advertising, especially in the case of mascara – cliché images of an enchanting lady that is trying to seduce the viewer, and the e ort is conscious and obvious. We decided to walk a different path, looking for a deeper and more authentic way to communicate with our audience. To give in to the process, and see where it leads.   Our initial aim was to capture a direct and authentic gaze, free from cliché expression, super cial emotion and resemblance of one’s social roles – of a woman, a model, a mother, a daughter, a wife. We were looking for a disarmed gaze of a free human being.     We see a beautiful, inimitable peculiarity in what others might see as a seeming imperfection.” – Liene Drazniece, MÁDARA Art Director    

Molton Brown celebrates their 50th year anniversary
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Molton Brown celebrates their 50th year anniversary

Beauty British fragrance house Molton Brown celebrates their 50thanniversary this year. To celebrate, the brand is going back to their roots with the relaunch of their iconic ‘Orange & Bergamot’ fragrance. The scent has been part of Molton Brown’s portfolio since it’s inception under the name ‘Orange Grove’, and stems from a time where Molton Brown was the first brand in Britain specializing in luxurious soaps. Inspired by sunny Sevilla and streets full of lush orange trees, the Neroli filled perfume has been relaunched in a limited edition bottle, decorated with silver-and-white branches, sprouting the orange citrus fruit that the perfume is so rich with.                                                                                                      This is a big year for Molton Brown. Since it´s inception in 1971, Molton Brown has always festively kicked off the holiday season. With the launch of their new limited edition collection in the brand new fragrance of ´Jubilant Pine and Patchouli´, Molton Brown honours this tradition. The new bouquet, created by master-perfumer Jacques Chabert, is inspired by the warm energy of London’s South Molton Street on Christmas Eve. Opening with classic notes of fresh pine, dried juniper berries and the herby accents of cinnamon, the fragrance’s heart is filled with sweet, red fruit, and is finally closed with top notes of fresh suede.       Finally, the British house releases their gifting collection, consisting of four festive giftboxes and one advent calender, glimmering in jewel tones of fierce emerald and gold. Standouts are the deluxe giftbox with 10 luxurious travel size bottles of Molton Brown’s most iconic Bath&Shower gels, and the desirable Advent Calendar, housing 24 miniatures of the brand’s favourite picks, one for each day until Christmas Eve.     Molton Brown’s festive season collections launch on 1 November at Skins, Babassu, de Bijenkorf, and selected stores physically and online. British fragrance house Molton Brown celebrates their 50thanniversary this year. To celebrate, the brand is going back to their roots with the relaunch of their iconic ‘Orange & Bergamot’ fragrance. The scent has been part of Molton Brown’s portfolio since it’s inception under the name ‘Orange Grove’, and stems from a time where Molton Brown was the first brand in Britain specializing in luxurious soaps. Inspired by sunny Sevilla and streets full of lush orange trees, the Neroli filled perfume has been relaunched in a limited edition bottle, decorated with silver-and-white branches, sprouting the orange citrus fruit that the perfume is so rich with.                                                                                                      This is a big year for Molton Brown. Since it´s inception in 1971, Molton Brown has always festively kicked off the holiday season. With the launch of their new limited edition collection in the brand new fragrance of ´Jubilant Pine and Patchouli´, Molton Brown honours this tradition. The new bouquet, created by master-perfumer Jacques Chabert, is inspired by the warm energy of London’s South Molton Street on Christmas Eve. Opening with classic notes of fresh pine, dried juniper berries and the herby accents of cinnamon, the fragrance’s heart is filled with sweet, red fruit, and is finally closed with top notes of fresh suede.       Finally, the British house releases their gifting collection, consisting of four festive giftboxes and one advent calender, glimmering in jewel tones of fierce emerald and gold. Standouts are the deluxe giftbox with 10 luxurious travel size bottles of Molton Brown’s most iconic Bath&Shower gels, and the desirable Advent Calendar, housing 24 miniatures of the brand’s favourite picks, one for each day until Christmas Eve.     Molton Brown’s festive season collections launch on 1 November at Skins, Babassu, de Bijenkorf, and selected stores physically and online.

ACQUA DI PARMA, SYMBOL OF ITALIAN ARTE DI VIVERE WITH ITS FRAGRANCES, IS SUPPORTING SPONSOR OF ITALY PAVILION AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI
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ACQUA DI PARMA, SYMBOL OF ITALIAN ARTE DI VIVERE WITH ITS FRAGRANCES, IS SUPPORTING SPONSOR OF ITALY PAVILION AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI

Beauty Rome,   A symbol of Italian excellence, craftsmanship and style since 1916, Acqua di Parma is supporting sponsor of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, on behalf of the industry it represents. “Beauty connects People,” the claim Italy chose for its participation in the rst Universal Exposition in the Arab world, perfectly combines with the values that have distinguished the Italian Maison since its beginnings.     Inside the Pavilion, Beauty is designed as an expression of the Italian genius, as an ever-open journey between tradition and innovation, in which sustainability takes on a central role as modus operandi of every activity. In the same way, for over a century, Acqua di Parma’s purpose has been to preserve and perpetuate the Italian Arte di Vivere, being aware that, to make that possible, the Italian cultural, artistic and natural heritage must be protected.     Sustainability, in Acqua di Parma’s vision, means preserving the traditions, respecting and renewing them in a dynamic and vital transition between past, present and future. For the Maison, which has always aimed at preserving the most highly-prized craft processes of Italy’s micro-regions, making the most of their ingredients, perfume encapsulates the quintessence of Italian style.     The experience Acqua di Parma offers inside the Italian Pavilion sees the bright tones of Colonia Futura and the best-loved perfumes of the Maison create a suggestive sensory backdrop in the most exclusive areas of the Pavilion, as well as in the concluding part of the intense immersive experience provided by the whole set design. Right after the Teatro della Memoria, along a soundproofed path, the Acqua di Parma fragrances titillate the sense of smell, the sense most closely linked with memory. The Maison accompanies visitors in their journey through the Pavilion from the beginning to the end with a memorable conclusion that enhances the values of Italian Beauty.     “For Acqua di Parma, it is a great honour to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai and to represent Italian excellence in the art of fragrances inside Italy’s Pavilion, as the Maison profoundly shares its vision and values. Beauty is a feeling capable of connecting people and it is also the key inspiration of the Italian style that Acqua di Parma has embodied throughout its history to the present day,” says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma. “This dynamic path represents a continuous interaction between tradition and innovation, between memory and future. With a focus on sustainability as a fundamental aspect in the rite of passage from generation to generation that means giving continuity to the values of Beauty, pledging to protect the planet now for the future.”     On this occasion, Acqua di Parma will create exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai, a special edition of Colonia Futura. Consisting of 99%* ingredients of natural origin, Colonia Futura is the signature fragrance of the sustainability journey that started with the Acqua di Parma Futura project, within the scope of the LIFE programme of the LVMH Group. Rome,   A symbol of Italian excellence, craftsmanship and style since 1916, Acqua di Parma is supporting sponsor of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, on behalf of the industry it represents. “Beauty connects People,” the claim Italy chose for its participation in the rst Universal Exposition in the Arab world, perfectly combines with the values that have distinguished the Italian Maison since its beginnings.     Inside the Pavilion, Beauty is designed as an expression of the Italian genius, as an ever-open journey between tradition and innovation, in which sustainability takes on a central role as modus operandi of every activity. In the same way, for over a century, Acqua di Parma’s purpose has been to preserve and perpetuate the Italian Arte di Vivere, being aware that, to make that possible, the Italian cultural, artistic and natural heritage must be protected.     Sustainability, in Acqua di Parma’s vision, means preserving the traditions, respecting and renewing them in a dynamic and vital transition between past, present and future. For the Maison, which has always aimed at preserving the most highly-prized craft processes of Italy’s micro-regions, making the most of their ingredients, perfume encapsulates the quintessence of Italian style.     The experience Acqua di Parma offers inside the Italian Pavilion sees the bright tones of Colonia Futura and the best-loved perfumes of the Maison create a suggestive sensory backdrop in the most exclusive areas of the Pavilion, as well as in the concluding part of the intense immersive experience provided by the whole set design. Right after the Teatro della Memoria, along a soundproofed path, the Acqua di Parma fragrances titillate the sense of smell, the sense most closely linked with memory. The Maison accompanies visitors in their journey through the Pavilion from the beginning to the end with a memorable conclusion that enhances the values of Italian Beauty.     “For Acqua di Parma, it is a great honour to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai and to represent Italian excellence in the art of fragrances inside Italy’s Pavilion, as the Maison profoundly shares its vision and values. Beauty is a feeling capable of connecting people and it is also the key inspiration of the Italian style that Acqua di Parma has embodied throughout its history to the present day,” says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma. “This dynamic path represents a continuous interaction between tradition and innovation, between memory and future. With a focus on sustainability as a fundamental aspect in the rite of passage from generation to generation that means giving continuity to the values of Beauty, pledging to protect the planet now for the future.”     On this occasion, Acqua di Parma will create exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai, a special edition of Colonia Futura. Consisting of 99%* ingredients of natural origin, Colonia Futura is the signature fragrance of the sustainability journey that started with the Acqua di Parma Futura project, within the scope of the LIFE programme of the LVMH Group.

Gucci launches ‘A Gloaming Night’
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Gucci launches ‘A Gloaming Night’

Fragrances Gucci launches ‘A Gloaming Night’, the brand’s new edition to it’s ‘Alchemist Garden’ fine fragrance collection. Featuring notes of Cinnamon, Vetiver and Patchouli, the exhilarating fragrance is an ode to the magical feeling at the moment of dusk.     “A Gloaming Night eau de parfum enters The Alchemist’s Garden collection. A feeling captured within a bottle, the fragrance is an homage to the fleeting moment between the dusk and evening. Inspired by the colors of spectacular sunsets, the notes of A Gloaming Night work together, wrapping around one other to produce a unique aroma—just as the stripes of pink, purple, peach and red make way for darker shades along the horizon. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, under Alessandro Michele's creative direction, the customizable pieces are made up of eaux de parfum, perfumed oils and acque profumate (meaning "scented waters"). The collection is inspired by the art of alchemy and fragrance-making, formulated to be layered and blended to create a unique, personalized fragrance combination. Built around a hero ingredient linked to the distinctive codes of the House, each scent can be magnified, muted or fused with other fragrances from the line to create a one-of-a-kind sillage.     The warmth and elegance of the scent is dictated by Cinnamon, which wraps its spiciness soothingly around the enveloping woody Vetiver. Deep and dry, Patchouli strengthens the intensity, layering together in harmony like the colors of a sunset as they glow with the final warmth of the day before descending into darkness.      Just as no two sunsets are the same from wherever you see them in the world, A Gloaming Night works alone or together with some of the collection’s oils and perfumed waters for a truly personalized finish like no other. A true collector’s item, A Gloaming Night is an enriching scent, providing a new and exquisite element of warmth that works together with layers of scent from the Alchemist’s Garden collection. Inspired by the bottles found on the wooden shelves of a vintage apothecary, curious pharmacy jars and the first perfumery containers, the fragrance comes in a transparent ruby red glass inspired by the glowing red of the late sunset. Part of The Alchemist's Garden line, this item comes in a special moiré pouch.”     Gucci’s “A Gloaming Night” is available exclusively at de Bijenkorf, boutiques, and Gucci.com. Gucci launches ‘A Gloaming Night’, the brand’s new edition to it’s ‘Alchemist Garden’ fine fragrance collection. Featuring notes of Cinnamon, Vetiver and Patchouli, the exhilarating fragrance is an ode to the magical feeling at the moment of dusk.     “A Gloaming Night eau de parfum enters The Alchemist’s Garden collection. A feeling captured within a bottle, the fragrance is an homage to the fleeting moment between the dusk and evening. Inspired by the colors of spectacular sunsets, the notes of A Gloaming Night work together, wrapping around one other to produce a unique aroma—just as the stripes of pink, purple, peach and red make way for darker shades along the horizon. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, under Alessandro Michele's creative direction, the customizable pieces are made up of eaux de parfum, perfumed oils and acque profumate (meaning "scented waters"). The collection is inspired by the art of alchemy and fragrance-making, formulated to be layered and blended to create a unique, personalized fragrance combination. Built around a hero ingredient linked to the distinctive codes of the House, each scent can be magnified, muted or fused with other fragrances from the line to create a one-of-a-kind sillage.     The warmth and elegance of the scent is dictated by Cinnamon, which wraps its spiciness soothingly around the enveloping woody Vetiver. Deep and dry, Patchouli strengthens the intensity, layering together in harmony like the colors of a sunset as they glow with the final warmth of the day before descending into darkness.      Just as no two sunsets are the same from wherever you see them in the world, A Gloaming Night works alone or together with some of the collection’s oils and perfumed waters for a truly personalized finish like no other. A true collector’s item, A Gloaming Night is an enriching scent, providing a new and exquisite element of warmth that works together with layers of scent from the Alchemist’s Garden collection. Inspired by the bottles found on the wooden shelves of a vintage apothecary, curious pharmacy jars and the first perfumery containers, the fragrance comes in a transparent ruby red glass inspired by the glowing red of the late sunset. Part of The Alchemist's Garden line, this item comes in a special moiré pouch.”     Gucci’s “A Gloaming Night” is available exclusively at de Bijenkorf, boutiques, and Gucci.com.

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