New at beautycafe: Bond no. 9 Lexington Avenue (pre-order), L'Artisan Ete en Douce.
Deal at eluxury: free shipping, today only, no coupon code needed.
New at parfum1: Balmain Ambre Gris, Escada S testers.
Austrian watch manufacturer Laks has introduced the Taste collection, comprising 13 waterproof watches with stainless fittings and scented leather straps. The choices include Gingerbread, Piña Colada and Cigar, among others; Citron and Coffee are shown above. The soft skin band will reportedly hold its fragrance for months, and can be refreshed with the included perfume spray.
Related: see the Venexx perfume watch.
Magnifique is the latest fragrance for women from Lancôme, and it launches this month under the tag line “You are unique; you are Magnifique”. The celebrity spokesperson is Anne Hathaway; the perfumers are Olivier Cresp and Jacques Cavallier; the spicy woody scent is intended as “an olfactive interpretation of red”.
I will start by admitting that I'm not a huge fan of the Lancôme fragrance line. Offhand, I can't think of a single scent in their current range that I've any interest in wearing other than the lovely Mille et Une Roses, and I'm not even sure that is still being sold. Hypnôse, their last major launch for women, did not appeal to me at all. The name Magnifique — am I the only one who thinks of mascara or a hair care product when I hear Magnifique? And who finds “You are unique; you are Magnifique” downright cheesy?
Still, anything that continues the current “woods for women” trend is welcome…
There will be a sale on Diptyque merchandise starting tomorrow in New York City:
Discontinued merchandise (candles, room sprays, eaux de toilette, soaps, gels, etc.) at discounts of 50% to 90% off.
Wednesday, July 30 through Friday, July 31, 10 AM–5 PM
Friday, August 1, 10 AM–3 PM
11 E. 26th St., Ste. 600, between Madison and Fifth Aves.
Cash and credit cards accepted; no checks, no returns.
Thanks to Jessica for the tip! (Update: Jessica found the sale via Lucky Magazine's Beauty Department blog)