You've got something old, something new and something borrowed — but have you got something blue? Finding that special blue touch to take you through your big day doesn't have to mean an object, it can of course apply to beauty! We've got 10 lovely options for you, bride-to-be.
The fragrance industry sees so many new launches every season with plenty of bottles being discontinued, so celebrating the 10th anniversary of Narciso Rodriguez For Her ($125) is a big deal. As a longtime fan of this soft, sensual scent, it's easy to forget just how much this was a pioneering fragrance back in 2003. From it's black opaque bottle to the key note of musk, by description it sounds like men's cologne, but the designer himself was keen on pushing forward with all of his unconventional ideas for his first-ever women's perfume. His original vision paid off, and it has garnered quite the cult following. The blend of musks mixed with floral notes like orange blossom, osmanthus, and rose make this a warm, feminine scent that is sure to stand the test of time.
Robert Pattinson has just been named the new face of Dior's fragrance for men, Dior Homme. The Twilight heartthrob isn't the first celebrity to lend his face to Christian Dior. Robert joins a celebrated list of names, including Jude Law, Alain Delon, Natalie Portman, and Charlize Theron. Campaigns have already reportedly been shot by photographer Nan Goldin and director Romain Gavras, but no release date has been confirmed yet. Unfortunately, the television campaign will run exclusively in Europe, with the exception of the UK, and Asia, excluding Japan and China.
After confirmation Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior Homme, we're taking a look at the actor's most brooding moments. A deal worth an estimated USD$12 million, we can't wait to see what photographer Nan Goldin and director Romain Gavrasthe came up with for the already-shot campaign. Robert has made no secret of his preference for the brand, choosing to wear Dior to events including Cannes Film Festival, so let's take a look at his top 10 red carpet moments.
- If you love the show, chances are you love the braids — The Cut
- Pink! with long, blonde hair extensions — Us Weekly
- Do you wish you had a Hollywood smile? — The Plastic Diaries
- Aussie beauty Terry Biviano is pregnant — POPSUGAR Celebrity
- See a day in the life of blogger, Oracle Fox — Australia Revlon
- Remember Eve and those paw tattoos? — Redbook
- Do you have the key to Justin Bieber's heart? — Hollywood Life
- Stop biting those nails, and for good this time! — Refinery 29
While you might need to keep saving your pennies for that luxe Winter coat, buying on-trend beauty products to take you through the new season isn't quite as expensive. Lucky us! There's a lot of colour right now — something we're sure to need to pick us up on those dreary Winter days — as well as some party polish and a skincare line to rival all others. Keeping skin hydrated is key this Winter, so we suggest you check it out. Add to that the CC cream our beauty editor is wearing right now, and you've got yourself some new, must-have beauty products. Click to shop.
As Winter closes in on us, it's time to think about buying a warming fragrance. We already know how closely memory and scent are linked, so don't underestimate the power of a new smell to take you on a sensory journey throughout the cooler months. The fragrance sections of both Myer and David Jones can be a minefield (and leave you with a headache!), so we thought we'd highlight two perfumes we're kind of obsessed with right now.
Jo Malone's Velvet Rose & Oud flew off shelves last year as a limited edition flavour in the Cologne Intense Collection, and due to its success, has now been added permanently to the coveted Jo Malone fragrance stable. A smoky wood and floral mix, this baby is not for sensitive nostrils. Spiced with clove, the experts say it's at its best when layered with like-minded notes to increase depth. Yum. Curious? Try it alongside Jo Malone's Dark Amber & Ginger Lily to smell like no one else in the room.
Another favourite right now is Sydney spa Venustus’s Altruism Water Perfume. Mixed from organic essentials oils and pure water, this perfume (and the entire Water Perfume range for that matter) is perfect for sensitive-skinned ladies. The idea here is holistic healing through smell, and Altruism is for the nurturer in all of us. An unlikely threesome, geranium, bergamot and spearmint make for quite the heartwarming combination.
Gwyneth Paltrow has landed another job and, according to her, it's perfect for her busy lifestyle. Hugo Boss announced today that Gwyneth will be the face of its new Boss Jour Pour Femme fragrance. The new scent is the daytime counterpart to the brand's Nuit Pour Femme line of scents, which also features Gwyneth in its ads. She told WWD that modelling for a fragrance is the best new gig to add to her already hectic schedule. Gwyneth said, "I can only really do one film a year now because of my family and how it all works out, so it's so nice for me to be able to work for a great company and, you know, I'm going to Spain next week for two days so I still get to travel and meet really interesting people and have a work interaction. But it's not like I am out of the house for three months."
Gwyneth also revealed that she starts her day at 7am, when she wakes her kids up, drops them off at school, and then returns home to spend the rest of her day working on Goop. With her duties for Iron Man 3 wrapped up, Gwyneth is back to focusing her time and energy on her Internet newsletter. She threw a party for Goop's Summer season in London yesterday, which featured a star-studded guest list, including Kate Hudson and Tom Ford.
We know. How romantic, right? Well, being a professor of perfume is a little more complex than that — and rightly so given Elisabeth de Feydeau's extensive experience and credentials. In town to speak at the Australian Financial Review's luxury business and fashion summit, Bespoke, Elisabeth's developed sense of smell led her to be head of cultural affairs at Chanel and Bourjois, before founding her own perfume consulting business, Arty Fragrance.
This is a woman who travels the world in the name of training prestigious names in perfumery, all the while analysing past experience and anticipating scent trends. We sat down with "Dame de la Jurade" to talk nostril strengthening, developing our olfactory memory and yes, we asked her to name her favourite fragrance. Read more, after the jump.
Buying for mum can be tough, especially if she isn't really into wearing makeup or nuts about skincare. Fragrance is the perfect choice for those stuck at a crossroads when it comes to gift-giving, and we've got 10 newbies to set your (and your mums!) nostrils aflame.