L’Artisan Parfumeur

Creating a perfume is an art. Each perfume is different in so many ways, and there are no two that can be exactly alike. When asked how she came up with her new perfume, Gwen Stefani said that she talked about her ideas with a perfumer who then came up with a bunch of different […]

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Noor

Located in the uber-posh part of Toronto, is a store that carries what you can’t find anywhere else – the full line of Erno Lazlo skincare products, The Art of Shaving products for men who like their products old-school, and a range of perfumes that come from all over the world. The store is Noor […]

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Canadian Beauty Fashion Tips (Part 1 of Several)

Now, I normally would never take it upon myself to give out fashion tips to people – I am pretty well put together, but it’s hard for me to style people without seeing them. However: I have been asked to put together a little something for those who are, shall we say, style-challenged. It’s nothing […]

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It’s Not Just for Kids

By now it’s no secret that I love a good leave-in conditioner and besides serum, this is the one product that I always stock in my bathroom. But I’m sorry to say that I had never before tried a detangler. I had thought that they were mostly hype and had thus stayed away even when […]

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Emporio Armani Diamonds

Believe it or not, Armani Fragrances actually hold the top three spots for best-selling men’s fragrances – but more on that later. Right now it’s time to look at Emporio Armani’s latest release: Diamonds. The bottle, of course, is going to look like an actual diamond and Beyonce will be the star representing this scent. […]

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Missoni and Missoni Acqua

I think that the concept of a variation on a fragrance is a great one. The result is two scents that are similar but not the same – sister scents, as I like to think of them. Missoni is one of these. The original perfume was launched last year and though I didn’t hate it, […]

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Stila Fall Fantasy – More Palettes

Finally, pictures of Stila palettes are available so I can talk about them. From left to right, the colour stories are Madagascar, Laguna, and Moss. Yes, these are on shelves now and like I said, every year Stila does a variation on their palettes. This year’s palette is made of faux suede. I’d like to […]

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Perfume Personalities

Check out what Sephora has to say about the personality of those people who like floral scents: “Women who favor floral fragrances are elegant, feminine, and passionate romantics.” I don’t know if I’m a passionate romantic but I’m definitely feminine. I had to laugh when I read that quote because it brought to mind a […]

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Find a Fragrance

When you’re in the market for a new perfume, the selection out there can be very overwhelming. There’s all the new offerings on the market, and then there are the other scents already in the air. Where to begin and how to find something perfect? It can be helpful to look at fragrances you already […]

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Book Review: In and Down

Ever since I finished reading Jane Eyre this summer, I’ve come to the conclusion that life is too short to be reading bad books. I mean, really, sometimes it’s hard enough to make time in your life to read at all and when you do pick up a book you want it to be good […]

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