Tom Ford: Beau de Jour EDP
As if we’re not already spoilt for choice when shopping for a Tom Ford fragrance, the designer has now introduced Beau de Jour EDP to his Signature collection. Ford described the fragrance as “classic” and “sharp”, in that it reminds you of a respectable barbershop. The EDP offers a refreshing burst of lavender, patchouli and rosemary, which are exactly what you find in those good old gentlemen’s aftershaves. It then dries down to hints of mint, basil and oak moss, before green geranium takes over in the warm, lingering base. Overall, it’s a charismatic scent that will make an effective if invisible accessory, whether in the boardroom or at the bar.
Available at Tom Ford boutiques and major department stores.
Lab Series: Max LS Collection
It’s hard to believe that topical products have the ability to dramatically reverse the signs of ageing, but Lab Series’ Max LS collection actually does a pretty decent job. The brand’s premium range is infused with patented technologies including LS Power V Technology and Molecular Age-Less Complex to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin through deep hydration and tightening properties. If you’re strapped for time, simply pat the Skin Recharging Water Lotion on and seal the goodness in with the Age-Less Power V Cream. It’s not Botox, but it works.
Available at Lab Series stores and counters islandwide.
B.Glen: Brightening care series
We’ve tried numerous brightening products but few make the cut, largely due to efficacy issues. B.glen’s Brightening Care series, however, has been fairly effective. The brand uses a technology called QuSome, which breaks anti-ageing ingredients and melanin-busting arbutin up into nano particles that can then penetrate into the skin more effectively. Sceptical? Start with just the QuSome Lotion and QuSome Moisture Rich cream then. You’d be surprised at their brightening and hydrating properties.
Available at bglen.sg.
Crabtree & Evelyn: The Gardener’s Range
Formerly the perfect brand from which to get a present for your favourite aunt, Crabtree & Evelyn has since reinvented itself. We are impressed with the Gardener’s range, which uses botanical extracts to soothe and rejuvenate. The Sweet Dreams Overnight and Leafy Green masks, which hydrate and nourish tired complexions, were two standouts that caught our eye. We’ve also come to depend on the soothing warm scent of Stars In The Night Room Mist to improve our sleep quality.
Available at crabtree-evelyn.com.sg.
Serge Lutens: the Zellige collection
Serge Lutens is celebrating its 20th anniversary by launching the Zellige collection. Inspired by Moroccan zellige tiles after which it is named, the line is a result of Lutens’ frequent visits to his favourite city of Marrakesh. Three of the brand’s best sellers, Ambre Sultan, Fleurs d’Oranger and La Fille de Berlin, will now feature a mosaic-esque print on their 50ml bottles, for a limited time only.
Available at Escentials.