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Going Green With Tata Harper Elixir Vitae: The Future of Topical Treatment Skincare

The biggest buzz in skincare right now is topical injectibles, aka topical Botox. Allergan (who owns Botox) is spending $90 million up front, and promising undisclosed future cash for Anterios, a New York City biotech at work on technology that could…

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Annick Goutal L’Ile au Thé, Take Me Away!

Annick Goutal is one of my favourite perfume lines of all time. Annick Goutal Passion was my first “niche” perfume in 1990, and it sent me down the rabbit hole. I get so many compliments when I wear Passion and…

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Scenting the Strong & Beautiful Women of Mad Max Fury Road: Lucy B Apothecary Perfumes

Recently, I’ve been sampling some fragrances sent to me by the UK celebrity makeup artist turned perfumer, Lucy Baldock-Sacchi. Lucy spent 12 years living in Australia, where she fell in love with the natural resources, healing atmosphere, the people and unpolluted…

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W3LL PEOPLE Beauty Makes Me Feel Like The Natural Woman I Am

I will admit to having some reservations regarding natural beauty products. I am luxury lover, and until recently, at least in Canada, natural beauty was more backyard than luxurious. That, my friends, is old fashioned thinking. The past decade has…

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Floris Rose Geranium, Marilyn Monroe’s Other Perfume

Marilyn Monroe is famously known for wearing Chanel No5, ‘What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.’ Maybe she had a deal with Chanel, who knows? Because it would seem that she also loved another perfume, and she…

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Jean Naté After Bath Splash: Energizing Delicious Goodness

Jean Naté After Bath Splash is another terrific product from my youth that seems to have disappeared from Canadian drugstores. Happily, it is everywhere in the US! At $10 for a huge bottle, how could I not get it? I…

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Smell Like The Future: Robert Piguet Futur Perfume

Robert Piguet Futur is one of their original fragrances, originally released in the 60s.  At some point it was discontinued, likely due in part to the 60+ ingredients in the original version. Yesterday’s Perfumes has an enchanting review of the…

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Sweet Scented Memories

Scent is our strongest memory trigger. I know my earliest memories involve scent….being a wee sprog and getting into my mum’s make up. Her luxe cake mascara and those 60s lipsticks had a distinct rose scent that has been reproduced…

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Earthy, Sexy, Floral And So Soft…Santa Maria Novella Gardenia

 It is flowers, green vegetation and so warm, earthy, and well, sexy. Like you’re relaxing in the shade on your porch in the deep southern heat, after having a luke warm cooling bath using only the simplest and cleanest soap…

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The Gorgeousness of Ivoire de Balmain

Most people describe Ivoire de Balmain as “soapy” or “clean”. I suppose it is those things, but to simply describe it as that would be like calling Ottawa in January as “cold”. Ivoire is, to me, a gorgeous meditation on…

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