Fans of the 2001 Coco Mademoiselle will be thrilled that the new Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense is recognisable as its inimitable self —just with more intensity. “I wanted to push it to the limit: unleash its power on the skin without altering the freshness of the top notes,” says master perfumer Olivier Polge. The fresh top notes of Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot still rise up to greet you in this new formula, but the intensity of patchouli gives the scent its warm, woody essence that embodies the rebellious sensuality of Coco.
At Prada, black nylon is more than just fabric: it’s iconic. The brand goes back to its roots with its Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 collection and campaign, which feature a range of clothing and accessories in Prada’s signature black nylon fabric. This season’s pieces redefine the historically industrial fabric, and elevate the material to become a signifier of modern luxury.
Give your skincare a serious head start with the Skinceuticals Blemish + Age range that unclogs pores as it fades blemishes and reduces fine wrinkles. The magic lies in the unique acid formula — consisting of dioic acid and alpha and beta hydroxy acids — which acts like a mild peel. The formula is used in the luxurious gel-to-foam cleanser, easy-to-apply toner spray, and potent treatment system. Just four to six drops of Blemish + Age Defense will do the trick, before applying your regular moisturiser or sunscreen afterwards.
BE THE BOSS THIS SUMMER
Boss is giving modern tailoring a new, comfortable, contemporary twist. The brand’s collection of garment-dyed suits features easy summer suiting separates that are sewn before they are dyed to create a slightly worn look and a more casual feel. Expect slim-fit chinos and jackets, with relaxed shoulders and patch pockets crafted from lightweight cotton, linen and wool, in a colour palette that includes light blue, olive, pale beige, coral, and white.
MISSIBABA’S NEW BASICS
Local luxury leather accessories brand, Missibaba, has launched a new permanent collection called Basic. The collection comprises simply constructed “basic tote” and “basic sling” bags that come in a range of bold colours, with the option to add attention-grabbing, floral embellishments.
EDUN LANDS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Sustainable lusury fashion brand, Edun, has launched its first retail pop-up in Africa. Edun focuses on sourcing production and encouraging trade in Africa by working with African artisans to create ethically sourced and luxury-crafted high-end collections. The pop-up – a collaboration with Wild Olive Artisans – will be open until 16 March. Find it at 29 Pepper Street, Cape Town.
You’ll be forgiven if your mouth starts to water at Bulgari’s new addition to the Splendida family, Magnolia Sensuel. The top notes of neroli and mandarin essence create a warm, fruity first encounter. The scent only gets better as it settles on the skin, developing into its floral heart and base of Chinese magnolia essence, orange flower absolute, jasmine absolute, patchouli heart, and creamy Tahiti vanilla absolute.