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Beauty News: perfumes
A few of my latest discoveries and old favourites

Avah – Serge Normant

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The name Avah, depending on the culture of origin – means desire and life.

Notes: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Amber, soft woods, Musk. Also contains nourishing properties of Vitamin E & Jojoba.

This inspiration behind this luxury scent was to pay homage to all the strong, beautiful, nurturing and inspirational women that Serge’s life and yours. The formulation of this luxurious and unique scent was developed to be used freely on skin and hair. It’s incredibly indulgent and delicious to the smell, and is meant to be transformative – something that makes you travel even just for a second”

About Serge Normant
Hardly your run of the mill hair stylist – having coiffed the manes for some of the world’s most beautiful women, further showcasing his talents via catwalks & red carpets. This scent was developed by using the existing fragrance from his current signature line of shampoos etc.

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Chez Bond – Bond No 9

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Notes: Sparkling Citrus top notes, Herbal Tea Accord mid notes; Sandalwood & Vetiver base notes – to name a few.

Regarded by some as a unisex scent and by Bond as the essence of downtown maleness: Cool, strong, brash, and unabashed. Like a bracing mug of tea with a smooth, seductive aftertaste”.

I love the originality of how each scent is inspired by the varying, numerous effervescent personalities of New York. Each new scent is intriguing in how it accurately captures an aspect of say Bryant Park* or element of Bleecker. What’s more, they are made using traditional techniques and high composition – which means it lasts longer.

*I highly recommend Bryant Park which contains THE most delicious combination of notes, including, Lilly of the Valley, Pink Pepper, Raspberry and Rhubarb. Don’t those ingredients whet your appetite for desert?

About Bond No 9
Part of a range of 16 fragrances for men and women, each representing different districts of New York. More information here.

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Daim Blonde – Serge Lutens

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Notes: Hawthorn, Ceylon Cardamom, Apricot stone, Leather – to name a few!

Daim Blonde means white suede and is a marvellous cacophony of scents which work so seamlessly well together. I completely adore this perfume and frequently mix it with Fleurs d’Oranger & Cuir Mauresque (moorish leather) an Arabian type sensual fragrance. I’ve worn this scent for many few years and enjoy how certain notes seem more potent as the day passes (with wear) – again partially because of how differently everyone wears perfume and also because of the generous composition.

Fragrance: 10/10
Longevity: 10/10

Serge Lutens is a photographer, filmmaker, hair stylist and fashion designer Serge Lutens, the eponymous perfume emporium is home to a luxuriously extensive collection of signature scents, from heady cedar to oriental blossom.

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Enough about perfumes…

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