I've written at length about my mom, Nancy, but haven't given much space to Papa Jolie, who's obviously shaped and influenced my life in so many wonderful ways. My Concorde-flying, multi-lingual, international-man-of-intrigue daddy was profoundly bad ass, but that's another story for another medium--the easy merci comes from the importance my foreign father placed on culture, ...
Christian Dior has released a new commercial for its J’Adore Dior fragrance, starring long-time face Charlize Theron. It’s equally mesmerizing and schlocky, full of perfume ad cliches: long legs strutting down an ornately-decorated hallway, heavily-makeuped eyes smoldering, breathy voiceover, melodic Euro-trance music. Watch it here.
Victoria’s Secret supermodel Karlie Kloss is the latest Chanel model, serving as the face of their sultry Coco Noir fragrance.
I consider myself lucky that E. and I have the same taste in fragrances, because is there anything worse than your significant other simply loving a scent that makes you gag? (Well, yes, of course, there are worse things, but this is a beauty blog, so moving on…) E. and I are basically fragrance soul mates, so we both gravitate toward spicy, musky, sexy scents with notes like vanilla, musk, leather, sandalwood, you get the idea.
When I heard that epic perfume range Frédéric Malle was collaborating with Liberty to celebrate Frédéric Malle’s 5-year anniversary, it made for a no-brainer post. To commemorate the anniversary, Frédéric sorted through the Liberty archives to give the 18 hand-selected bottles in the limited-edition collection iconic Liberty prints. (Liberty, you see, is famous for its centuries-old traditions of floral prints and artistic collaborations.)