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MAC SETUP for Maureen Disini’s bridal shower

Last Tuesday, MAC and Bea Ledesma threw a bridal shower for designer Maureen Disini at Your Local, one of the metro’s newest restaurants; it serves dishes inspired by the popular San Lorenzo Sunday Market.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Perfumer captures scent of Provence cherries

RED Cherry Eau Intense

As the sun sets and the cherry trees reveal their ardent hues, L’Occitane gathers their scented petals in a new fragrance for women.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Ferdi C. Salvador is mad about fragrances, soaps and skincare products

CLINIQUE bar for men

Whether you’re looking to have a party that makes the headlines or an event your guests will talk about for years to come, the organizer at the top of the list should be Ferdi C. Salvador, Manila’s party planner to the stars and expert on all things upscale.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Imperial and ‘monarchic’ scent–it could only be French

CHARRIOL Royal White eau de parfum formen

There’s a certain kind of attitude and swagger—the French way of doing things.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Of lasers and signature fragrances


A few months ago over lunch with Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho, I was explaining to them how I feel that I develop wrinkles overnight. They both said I had nothing much to worry about because I have good skin, but then Hayden noticed that I have some bumps that can be removed through laser.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns | Read More »

Luxury in a bottle


Francis Kurkdjian’s desire to tell beautiful stories and his curiosity about people and raw materials allow him to “go beyond the simple fact of creating fragrances,” says Marc Chaya, CEO of Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Fresh scents and super sunblocks


Bulgari Fragrances are known for being unobtrusive, classy and understated. It’s a scent one can smell only when one is within two feet of the person wearing it, and the smell is clean. For summer though, I want to add “fresh” to that mix, which its fragrances seem to lack.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

It’s still so hot


Some of us don’t know the basics of fragrance. Normally, fragrance is divided into two kinds, oil-based and alcohol-based. Most fragrances that fall under the oil-based category are normally called perfumes, while the alcohol-based fall under eau de toilette. Colognes are a different story. The term is loosely used to sell perfume for men. Instead [...]

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

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