Calvin Klein Eternity: For all eternity and beyond
First introduced in 1989, Calvin Klein Eternity feels like it has been around for ages. But lest familiarity breeds indifference, the brand has decided to liven things up with a new iteration. Unlike the original’s light and androgenous profile, the new Eternity for Men is an eau de parfum for men – a first for Calvin Klein. Created by Pascal Gaurin, the fragance expresses an affinity with nature. It features top notes of the shrubbery he grew up with in Creuse, France. The heart notes are comprised of sage and the brand’s signature sweet Fougère essence, which give way to a lingering base of vetiver and suede.
Available at major department stores.
Tiffany & Co.: Two to tango
A pair of matching rings is de rigueur for a couple, of course, but how about a complementary set of fragrances? Tiffany & Co. has come up with a novel gift idea for couples and couples-to-be. The brand’s first dual fragrance collection – Tiffany & Love For Him and For Her – are a set of two eau de toilette that belong together. Presented in crisp blue bodies in complementary tones, each boldly bears an ampersand as an expression of inclusion of the other. The fragrances also share the same blue sequoia base notes, which are layered on top with similarly refreshing citrus and floral top notes for For Him and For Her respectively.
Available at Sephora.
Dermalogica: Delay Ageing
Ageing may be inevitable, but it needn’t be reflected in our miens. Of course, sleep, diet and other lifestyle factors must be carefully controlled. Beyond these, however, our skin could use an occasional boost. Dermalogica’s Phyto-Nature Firming Serum is one possible option. It counts among its ingredients Amazonian camu camu, a berry that promotes skin radiance for a more youthful look. The serum also has extracts of Moroccan rockrose and Madagascar green coffee bean to revitalise the skin and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Available at AsterSpring.
Allies of Skin: A simple touch
Allies of Skin’s Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser is a multi-pronged product: it cleans, hydrates and nourishes all in one go. For the chronically busy (or lazy), this is a viable all-in-one option. The cleanser contains silk amino acids, organic safflower and Moringa oil, which collectively repair skin damage while breaking down and removing accumulated grime and impurities, all without drying it excessively. Hyaluronic acid and phospholipids top things off by helping the skin to retain moisture for better radiance, texture and suppleness.
Available via alliesofskin.com.
Drunk Elephant: Time to heal yourself
Drunk Elephant’s F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Masque Hydratant may be quite a tongue twister, but it is a facial mask that you can leave on overnight instead of having to wash off after 10 or 20 minutes, which simplifies things significantly. It comes in a comfortably light and non-greasy cream form, and is filled with ingredients such as ceramides and Omega fatty-acids to deliver extra emollience. It also has tiny beads loaded with Vitamin F to tackle uneven tones. The effects are most pronounced if you start out with seriously parched skin – you’ll wake up to a mien that is softer, smoother and more supple.
Available at Sephora at Ion Orchard and Ngee Ann City.