• The Scents' of The Season

    Written by Yasmine Mubarak

    The classic winter of musk and woody top notes can be as popular as the scent of vanilla and cinnamon. This year there are an immensive collection of Eau De Perfume to choose from for this season. From the holiday edition of ''A Gloaming Night'' by Gucci to Valentino's sweet and warm ''Voce Vica'' and the statement scent “Sable Nuit” by Giorgio Armani.

    We have gone through some of the icons of this season, that will make your senses flourish to a new world. 

    A Gloaming Night is the newly found eau de parfum of Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden collection. Created by Maître Parfumeur Alberto Morillas and Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele it brings a scent around an aromatic combination of Cinnamon, Vetiver, and Patchouli. It has a feeling of the moment between the dusk and evening, an homage to this fleeting moment of the day, bewitching like no other. The scent is deep, woody, and spicy, and a fragrance that unlocks the allure of this twilight sky characterized by a meeting of opposites. A genderless signature scent presented in a covetable red glass bottle.

    Discover Privé's Sable Nuit, a new genderless fragrance by Giorgio Armani. Inspired by a mysterious night in the desert, the scent has top notes of Olibanum and Pink Pepper. With a combination of Benzoin and Labdanum to create a warmth. This spicy oriental perfume celebrates the meeting of the warmth of burning sand and the reviving freshness of majestic clear nights. Not to mention, a woody Vanilla base. Sable Nuit is a grandiose bottle with a mysterious onyx colored glas and a golden cap. The powerful esthetic of the bottle is a continuation of the elegant scent, perfect for the festivities. Apply on pulse point of the wrist, inner elbow and neck and enjoy your evening.

    For the individual with a preference of a more sweet scent, Valentino’s Voce Viva eau de parfume is the one for you. It’s a sparkling parfume of Italian bergamot softened by mandarin with a vanilla infusion. It’s sweet yet warm and sensual. The bottle embodies the values of Maison Valentino and Voce Viva feminity – a sleek bottle of reflective glass that creates a reflection of light passing through, with a statement golden cap. In addition, the glas creates the reflection of a V, when looked through the sun.

    Nuit De Feu, is a new fragrance by Louis Vuitton, inspired by the Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Described as ‘’..In the dark of night, scents of incense rise from the shadowy hollows in the dunes, the desert seems frozen under an endlessly star-studded sky.’’. It’s a vibrant tribute to incense, a sacred scent revered down the ages and across cultures. The scent has a powerful musk accord, oud wood infused with natural leather – to create a woody dusky scent.

    Bottega Veneta introduces Illusione Female, an intense fragrance of olive trees and tonka bean. At the heart orange blossom and green fig leaves create an uplifting, warm femininity. At the top we find sparkling fresh citrus along with notes of bergamot and blackcurrant. An exclusive fragrance in accordance with Bottega Veneta's famous motto. 


    Written by Yasmine Mubarak

    Scalp Scrubs is a new found love, it's a luxorious addition to your hair regime, perfect to use when you want to treat your hair with something special. The scalp scrubs help remove build-ups from different hair oils, serums, hair masks we use, as well as detoxes our scalp. Not to mention, it's a great way to massage and create circulation - for hair growth and strenghten your hair from the roots.

    SACHAJUAN SCALP SCRUB  is a deep cleansing and sugar scrub formulated with Ocean Silk Technology, climbazole, soybean, and shea butter oil. It’s a lovely scalp scrub that easily transforms from a scrub to a foam – which is hard to find in a scalp scrub. It contains natural Sucrose which helps to exfoliate and unclog the scalp’s surface from dandruff, oil build-up, and dead skin. Most importantly for me, promote new cell growth. It have a lovely luxurious scent and feeling and my hair feels fresh and soft afterwards. A great advice is too use the Sachajuan Scalp Brush, designed to be used with the Scalp Scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation and cell renewal in the scalp.

    Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP is a wonderful scrub to use, it contains Himalayan Pink Salt which massages and exfoliates the scalp combined with Cold-Pressed Moringa Oil that Nourishes and smooths strands. Followed by, unfiltered Rosehip Oil that supports stronger-looking hair. It’s a cooling scrub that helps clarify the scalp but also nourishing thanks to the moringa and rosehip seed oils.

    The kevin muprhy detox schampoo is a great schampoo to use if you feel that build ups have been created through many different products. While it's not a scrub, this is a great option to use more daily or when you want something that is more powerful than normal schampoo. I personally use it 1-2 times a month when I want to treat myself too a hair spa, and also perfect to get ride of left over product after a heavier hair mask such as shea butter or coconut oil. To truly detox your hair, making it ready for a new product. 

    This deep-cleansing, foaming scrub gives a fresh start to your scalp and skin. A weekly treatment powered by gently exfoliating sugar crystals to scrub-a-OUAI buildup while softening and balancing your skin's moisture level. Scrub the drama out of your life (and scalp). This blend of sugar and coconut oil cuts thru to cleanse your hair & body, while calming the crazy.

    Oribe Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub The scrub contains Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) which defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin all while protecting from the drying, damaging and color-depleting effects of the element. The Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub is also infused with soft polymer beads and alpha hydroxy acids, this scalp treatment gently sloughs away dirt, oil and product buildup encouraging a reinvigorated scalp and a healthy head of hair.

    Taking the time for your hair is selfcare, Björn Axen started a new treatment on selected saloons this October called ''Hair Rehab'', a perfect way to start the new year - learning more about your hair and how to reach your hair goals. 

  • One of the ten winners of the Chanel Next Prize 2021 - Precious Okoyomon. Image courtesy of Chanel.

    Chanel Next Prize 2021

    Written by Lina Aastrup

    Chanel Next Prize is an international award that promotes innovation in arts and culture. Established to provide an emerging generation of artists with resources to develop new and ambitious projects, the winners receive 100,000 € in funding each, as well as access to mentorship and networking opportunities.The prize is an extension of Chanel’s legacy of arts patronage that began with Gabrielle Chanel’s support of avant-garde artists of her time and her desire to be part of what happens next, “ce qui va arriver” – hence the name “Next” Prize. The winners represent 11 countries and a wide variety of disciplines within arts and culture. Awarded biennially, the artists are nominated by a global advisory board representing different artistic practices from film to the visual arts. The 2021 jury consisted of multi-media artist Cao Fei, architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and actress Tilda Swinton.

    ”I’m obsessed with the miracle of the everyday life. I’m obsessed with how that translates into the very concept of how we imagine the good life or life itself, or how we stretch the imagined fabrics of what even we see art as.” - Precious Okoyomon, one of ten recipients of the Chanel Next Prize 2021.

    The Winners of the Chanel Next Prize 2021:
    Composer Jung Jae-il
    Collaborative practice Keiken made up of Hana Omori, Isabel Ramos and Tanya Cruz
    Game designer Lual Mayen
    Dancer and choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas
    Filmmaker Rungano Nyoni
    Poet and artist Precious Okoyomon
    Theatre director Marie Schleef
    Dancer and choreographer Botis Seva
    Filmmaker Wang Bing
    Filmmaker Eduardo Williams