1. CHANEL N°5
Dubbed the most famous fragrance in the world, thanks to Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, who proclaimed that she wore nothing but splashes of it to bed, Chanel N°5 is as iconic as the blonde beauty. The fragrance was launched in 1921 after the late Gabrielle Chanel commissioned perfumer, Ernest Beaux to concoct a scent that would liberate women from pre-war single-flower scents. “A woman should smell like a woman, not a rose!” she had said. Ninety nine years later, it still holds the top five position of the bestselling perfumes in the world.
2. CHRISTIAN DIOR POISON
It’s not enough just to be dressed to kill – at least not until you spray on some Poison on your pulse points. Arguably the best name ever for a fragrance, this intoxicating scent by Christian Dior evokes danger, drama and mystery. Introduced in the mid-’80s, the fragrance, which is contained in a dark purple bottle designed to resemble the shape of an apple, is a liquid weapon of seduction. The name, flacon and seductive scent make for a fantastic fragrance story: a sensuous and luxurious incarnation of the forbidden fruit.
3. JEAN PATOU PARIS JOY
Created for French couturier Jean Patou by perfumer Henri Alméras in 1930, Joy was the fragrance of choice among the crème de la crème of Parisian society. It’s composed of fine flowers such as Bulgarian rose, Grasse jasmine and orchid, as well as exotic ingredients like bergamot and sandalwood. With a smell that’s described as ‘pretty and polished’ by perfume enthusiasts, Joy is still a sought after scent by women the world over. What can we say, an extravagant scent like this is a Joy forever!
4. NINA RICCI L’AIR DU TEMPS
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A Show of Hands
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PUTTIN'ON THE SPRITZ
ONE WOMAN’S JOY CAN BE ANOTHER’S POISON BUT WHAT’S FOR CERTAIN IS THAT THE SAME SCENT MAY NOT SMELL ALIKE ON EVERY WOMAN. HERE ARE SOME CLASSIC FRAGRANCES THAT HAVE ENJOYED MORE THAN JUST A DAB SINCE THEIR LAUNCH MANY YEARS AGO, PLUS A SELECTION OF NEW SCENTS THAT POSSESS TIMELESS APPEAL.
You With The Good Hair
For those of us who have a healthy, full head of hair, we might not realise how much we take it for granted. But there are others out there who don’t, and they find comfort and strength in knowing that a hairpiece or wig is there to make them feel beautiful. Sarah hani jamil talks to hairstylist and founder of hair menu wigs, david shaw on how the hair plays a big role in boosting self-esteem.
Finding Symbiosis From Within
The rise of pre- and probiotics in skincare has resulted in a beauty revolution like no other as they support skin's microbiome with their healing and nurturing properties. Take this time of self-reflection to learn which microbes would work well with your skin.
STAYING ONE STEP AHEAD
AMIDST RUNNING HER OWN FASHION BRAND AND MANAGING MULTIPLE BUSINESS VENTURES, NOOR NEELOFA MOHD NOOR, OR POPULARLY KNOWN AS NEELOFA, ADDS ANOTHER FEATHER TO HER CAP – A COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL SHOE DESIGNER, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI. SHE TELLS SARAH HANI JAMIL ALL ABOUT IT.
TAKE A LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF THREE STRANGERS TURNED ‘BROTHERS’ WHO’VE TAKEN THE LOCAL FASHION INDUSTRY BY STORM WITH THEIR FRIENDSHIP AND CREATIVITY. THE TRIO ARE THE BRAINS BEHIND TOPBOI CITIZEN, A ONE-OF-AKIND MODELLING AGENCY THAT’S CELEBRATING ITS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH.
The joy of being an ambivert
IN PURSUING HER PASSION FOR ACTING, JASMINE SURAYA CHIN HAD TO OVERCOME MULTIPLE HURDLES TO MAKE A NAME FOR HERSELF IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. VASENTA SELVANAYAGAM REVEALS HOW THE BUBBLY ACTRESS’S WINNING PERSONALITY AND HER ABILITY TO ADAPT TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND SCENARIOS HELPED HER OVERCOME THESE OBSTACLES AT THE SNAP OF A FINGER.
MINI SIZE, MAXI IMPACT
THESE DAYS, THE SURE-FIRE WAY TO STAND OUT IN THE FASHION CROWD IS TO SPORT A VARIETY OF BAGS IN XS, AS YANG MEI LING DISCOVERS IN SINGAPORE RECENTLY.
IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER
ANNATASHA SAIFOL WEARS MANY HATS – SHE’S AN ACE PHOTOGRAPHER, SOUND ENGINEER AND PASTRY CHEF! HERE, THE INSPIRING 27-YEAR-OLD SHARES HER EXPERIENCE BEHIND THE LENS, FAVOURITE BEAUTY LOOKS AND VANITY MUST-HAVES.
CHAMPIONING GIRL POWER!
HER IDEA OF EMPOWERING WOMEN IS TO GIVE THEM A SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM SO THAT THEY CAN GROW STRONG WHILE UPLIFTING AND ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER TO REALISE THEIR DREAMS. DEPUTY MINISTER OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, HANNAH YEOH TELLS US WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO GIVE A BETTER AND BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR WOMEN IN MALAYSIA.
The SECRET GARDEN
Chef SEAN MORAN invites the GT crew for a rustic lunch at his Bilpin Springs property, where he shares his farm-to-table favourites.
OLLAS PARA ESTUFA Y HORNO
CON LA OLLA HOLANDESA NO TIENES QUE PASAR LA CARNE DE LA SARTÉN AL MOLDE PARA HORNEAR, Y YA VERÁS LOS PANES CON CORTEZA QUE PUEDES HACER.
3 of 5-a-day Super soup
Try a healthy twist on classic comfort food with this silky veggie soup topped with almonds. It’s low in fat and calories but packed full of flavor
DRINKS CABINET - Valentine's Day
This month, our drinks expert Miriam Nice makes her own grenadine, and David Lebovitz talks cocktails for two
TIES THAT BIND
The secret love notes to exchange for a subtle show of togetherness.
Make the most of surplus kale and bacon on this spicy flatbread
Time and patience is what you need to make kimchi, a Korean staple of fermented vegetables that makes a perfectly soothing weekend project
ESPECIAS, EXPLOSIÓN DE SABOR en la mesa
Dan emoción a las recetas y, además, son buenas sustitutas de la sal, ya que potencian el gusto sin poner en riesgo la salud cardiovascular. Tanto las hierbas aromáticas más cercanas como los adobos más exóticos de países lejanos: todas las opciones son bienvenidas a la hora de innovar en la cocina. ¡Atrévete a probarlas!
COMFORT FOOD AND JOY
Perfect your favourite recipes this festive season with a little help from NEFF’s innovative Slide&Hide® oven
This month, Olive’s Indian cooking expert shares a light but deliciously creamy chicken curry