Each months, the Beauty Sphere by ARTHES brings you informations on the cosmetics and perfumes’ world, including new products, responsible innovations and customer experiences. Enjoy your reading !
VANILLA DIORAMA, A GOURMET HAUTE-COUTURE FRAGRANCE BY DIOR
The luxury house of Dior pays tribute to its creator, or more precisely to his favourite dessert, with its new Eau de Parfum Haute Couture Vanilla Diorama.
The Diorama Gourmand was a unique cake created especially for Monsieur Dior by the famous Parisian restaurant, Maxim’s. Its recipe remains a complete secret, as does its appearance. All we know is that the dessert was made with iced vanilla, juicy oranges and bitter chocolate. From these few ingredients, the talented pastry chef of La Chèvre d’Or, Julien Dugourd, has revisited the cake with a modern touch. The house’s official perfumer, François Demarchy, has given way to his creativity to achieve the exquisite scents of this mystery dessert. The result is a true gourmet olfactive experience, intense and refined at the same time
Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, one of the most precious ingredients of haute- parfumerie, is the essence of the fragrance. Its intensity creates a perfect contrast with the warm notes of cocoa and the freshness of an orange wedge.
Capacity : 40ml – 250ml
Price : 98€ – 315€
CEDRAT37, THE NEW EXCLUSIVE PERFUME BY LE LABO
The values of the fragrance house, Le Labo, are uniqueness and customization. The brand applies these values with its new
Cedrat 37 Eau de Parfum, which completes the “City Exclusives” collection.
Indeed, to purchase this fragrance, you will have to travel to Berlin, the place of inspiration of this fragrance that represents freedom. It was also available on-line only until the end of September. For the fortunate ones who were able to get their hands on it , the bottle is also refillable in any Le Labo outlets..
Cedrat, the main ingredient of the fragrance, meets the fresh notes of ginger, the intensity of the woody notes and the
generous scent of ambergris.
Capacity : 1,5ml – 500ml
Price : 10€ – 1502€
THE COSMIC PERFUME “FUTUR”
How about a trip into space? Dive into the cosmic olfactory universe of the Futur fragrance.
This fragrance, planned for 2022, was created by the French Air Force in partnership with the AERO-DESIGN collection team, which restores aeronautical pieces. Indeed, the outcome of their collaboration is not without result, as they launched at the beginning of the month a new high-end brand of prêt-à-porter and accessories, inspired by their daring universe.
Behind the name of this avant-garde fragrance lies a message full of expectation, linking the future of mankind with the resurgence of the quest in space, as the two creators of AERO-DESIGN explain.
Everything has been carefully thought out. For the lucky ones who will be able to find a bottle of the limited-edition perfume, they will be surprised to see thin golden flakes floating in the bottle, like delicate cosmic particles. These are in reality pieces of Multi Layer Insulation (MLI), a thermal insulator used on spacecraft.
Sandalwood, cedar and guaiac wood notes merged with spicy notes. In the base notes, we breathe in the sweetness of the powdery notes, as well as the freshness of violet and iris flowers.
Capacity : 100 ml
Price : 110€ – limited edition 350€
THE GASOLINE SCENT BY FORD
For all car lovers, you’ll love this original petrol-scented fragrance!
Indeed, while Ford is enjoying huge success with its electric car models, the car brand conducted a survey to find out what drivers will miss most when the fuel engine is not around anymore.
20% of participants answered without hesitation that it would be the smell of
gasoline, and 70% to some extent.
That’s why the MACH–EAU (“mak-o”) fragrance was created alongside perfumers, and presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a car race held each year at Goodwood House in the UK. Unfortunately, this fragrance is said to be a publicity stunt and not for sale.
However, we can imagine its subtle petrol-like scent, achieved through notes of
metal, smoke and rubber mixed with some animalistic notes.
THE SELV MADE MONTHLY BOX, A SELF-CARE BOX BY SELV RITUAL
The trend of beauty routines, the inspo behind the new concept of monthly self-care boxes, launched by the Canadian brand SELV RITUEL.
The idea? Discover 5 to 8 skincare products to switch rituals and scents each month. Two boxes are available: the BATH box and the SHOWER box. Each one offers different care routines to treat yourself to a special moment of relaxation. It is possible to buy a SELVMADE box with no obligation to commit, or for those who are hooked on the concept, a monthly subscription allows you to receive a new beauty kit on a monthly basis. The consumer can subscribe for a period of 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. This box comes as a reminder that it is important to take time for oneself.
September’s discovery box is an olfactory immersion in flowery scents, containing a rose and chamomile bath & body oil, a Maison Stoï solid make-up remover, a white flower bath bomb and a notebook with a SELV pencil to write down your thoughts. For a floral shower ritual, the bath balls and salts are replaced by a lip scrub, a shower tablet, and other products for a moment of self pampering.
Price: no commitment $64.99 – 3 months subscription $54.99/month – 6 months
$49.99 – 1 year $45.99/month
ALL BODY WASH, THE SHOWER OIL FOR THE WHOLE BODY BY FUR
No more need for ten different bottles of cleanser on the shower ledge ! Skincare brand Fur has launched its new all-over shower oil, All Body Wash.
The PH-neutral formula has been gynecologically tested to guarantee that the product is gentle enough to be used on sensitive areas. This cruelty-free shower care product has cleansing properties but also moisturizes the skin.
Each ingredient brings its own specific feature to the product for guaranteed results. Sweet almond oil will help moisturize by restoring the skin’s barrier, while castor seed oil, rich in fatty acids, will prevent hair breakage. The active ingredient with healing properties is none other than vitamin E, not to forget coconut, which helps to revitalise the hair and skin.
In addition to its skin-friendly composition, its oily aspect, becomes a milky foam with water. This shower body wash is both pleasant and environmentally friendly.
Capacity : 236 ml
Price : 28$
LOLAVIE, JENNIFER ANISTON’S NEW HAIR CARE BRAND
Plant-based ingredients of natural origin paired with high-performance technologies and a positive message of self-confidence are the strengths of the LOLAVIE brand launched earlier this month.
Actress Jennifer Aniston is getting into the hair care business with her first shiny detangler spray , available only in the US for the time being. The cruelty-free formula is free of silicone, parabens, sulphates and other harmful ingredients and is suitable for all hair types, including coloured hair. It is made up of 99% natural ingredients, such as lemon extracts, which promote hydration, shine and smoothing. The vegetable ceramides will have revitalizing properties, while the chia seeds and bamboo will give strength to the hair.
The product goes further in its environmental approach. Designed to conserve water resources as much as possible. Water is the most used and wasted component in the beauty industry and is replaced by bamboo essence. In addition to being an eco-friendly choice, this minimises the interference with the healthy balance of the scalp cells.
To make this product even more unique, the scent is made up of raw materials, are scientifically proven to bring a sense of happiness and well-being. The technology doesn’t stop there. Thanks to bamboo and yeast extracts, a vegan heat shield protects the hair from damage caused by heat styling.
Capacity: 150 ml
N°5 EAU DE CHANEL, THE FIRST RECYCLED GLASS PERFUME
To mark the 100th anniversary of Chanel’s iconic fragrance, the luxury house is revisiting Chanel N°5, made entirely from high-end recycled glass.
One might think that using recycled glass can alter the quality, which is true in some cases. However, thanks to an innovative technology developed by the Living Heritage company Pochet du Courval, the 100ml limited edition N°5 Eau de Chanel bottle preserves its purity, brilliance and crystal-like transparency.
The outcome of this collaboration is not without results. Due to this ecological transition, the use of natural resources is reduced, not to mention the carbon impact is lessened.
On average, for every 1 million bottles produced with the new generation SEVA 3 recycled glass (Ecoresponsible Solution, Vision d’Avenir by the Pochet group), more than 25 tonnes of new raw materials are saved, according to Pochet.
This new initiative is just the beginning of a long partnership based on excellence, French savoir-faire and ecoresponsibility.
NEW 100% NATURAL PERFUME FOR CHLOÉ
Gabriela Hearst, artistic director of Chloé since last December, is continuing her commitment to making the brand more environmentally responsible.
The brand recently announced the release of its new 100% natural Eau de Parfum. What better way to celebrate this launch than in the heart of a Parisian garden designed by Chloé, in the Montmartre district…
The event, which took place from the 23rd to 26th of September, will be leaving its mark on the urban landscape, plants from local nurseries will remain on site. In addition, they were carefully chosen to encourage pollination.
The garden was open to the public and included several activities about nature and scents.
What do we know about the fragrance? Created by perfumer Michel Almairac, the fragrance is composed of organic raw materials such as rose, neroli, cedar, citron and mimosa absolute. It is also packaged in a bottle made entirely of recycled glass and polyester.
A NEW WAY TO WASH WITH THE RESPONSIBLE BRAND PLUS
Did you know that 90 percent of your shower gel is water ?! Luckily Plus brand has disrupted the body wash market with waterless cleansers.
Created by the co-founders of green skincare brand Starface, Julie Schott and Brian Bordainick, and the entrepreneur Cathryn Woodruff, the brand offers body wash products in the form of single-use cleansing sheets. Simply apply to damp skin and gently rub in for a lathering effect. The ecological innovation does not stop there. The cleansing sheets are contained in sachets that are 100% soluble in the shower. Made from wood pulp, they are totally biodegradable, leave no trace, and contain no toxic ink.
The sheets are sold 16 to a pack in a biobased, compostable zipper pouch that prevents air and moisture from getting inside.
This pioneering Blue Beauty brand produces no plastic bottles, reduces its CO2 emissions from transport by 80%, and reduces the amount of water used in the production chain by 38%.
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES AND ROCTOOL PARTNER ON SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
At a time when eco-sustainability has become the main challenge for all brands, the Estée Lauder Companies has announced its collaboration with Roctool, a provider of sustainable packaging and technology solutions. Specifically, the company is a leader in molding technologies with rapid heating and cooling of tools used in plastic injection and composite molding.
Clinique will be the first brand in the group, but also the first premium beauty brand to benefit from this innovative and responsible technology, which the employees would like to apply initially to Clinique’s flagship product, Clarifying Lotion 200ml.
This will simplify the packaging, eliminating the need for a secondary decoration process. In addition, the waste caused by the production phase alone will be reduced by 10 to 15%.
This responsible approach for the brand’s iconic product, currently sold on the European market, is expected to be extended to other ranges and countries around the world in the near future.
AN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION FOR DYPTIQUE
For its 60th anniversary, the fragrance house Diptyque is taking us on a trip with its “Voyages Immobiles” exhibition.
Set up until 24 October at the Poste du Louvre in the heart of Paris, the brand plunges us into its universe and combines escape and perfume art, its main inspirations.
Contemporary artists and talented perfumers have associated to present their own interpretations of the brand’s iconic destinations.
5 destinations, 5 artists, 5 exclusive editions.
For instance, the candle “La Laguna” by Johan Creten is inspired by the beauty of Venice with its translucent blue-green colour reminding us of the city’s waters. A bronze sculpture can also be found inside.
Hiroshi Sugimoto takes us to the hills of Kankitsuzan in Japan with his
‘Fragrance of Infinity’.
The other three artists transport us to the heart of Lebanon, Greece and our Parisian capital.
To extend the immersive and olfactory experience, pop-up stores are planned in different cities around the world.
To reserve your place : https://exposition-voyages- immobiles.diptyqueparis.com/fr_fr/reservation
MOMENT OF RELAXATION AT DIOR SPA CHEVAL BLANC PARIS
While the Samaritaine department stores has only just reopened, the
Cheval Blanc luxury hotel follows in its footsteps.
This prestigious hotel marks the first Parisian hotel to be labelled LVMH. Because comfort is at the heart of today’s customer experience, the venue has dedicated a high-end relaxation area, the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris.
With a chic Parisian style designed by Peter Marino, the space is occupied by a 30-metre-long swimming pool, 6 suites all dedicated to treatments, each with their own particularity, but also by a boutique offering exclusive products designed especially for this collaboration. One can find the perfume “Cheval Blanc Paris” created by Dior’s exclusive perfumer, François Demachy, or make-up products signed by Dior.
Beauty Ambassadors, carefully selected to deliver a unique moment of
excellence and relaxation, practice the new Dior sensory awakening gestures. They master a total of 48 exclusive, customizable treatments, using Dior skincare products as well as Professional Solutions, more targeted formulas. And to enhance these gestures, an aromatic sent is delicately applied to the face at each session with the Dior Eaux de Bains Visages.
PREBIOTICS, THE FUTURE OF NATURAL COSMETICS
Our skin is constantly fighting against external bacteria such as pollution, stress, diet and other factors that cause imbalances. This can lead to acne, redness and many other skin problems.
This is where prebiotics come in. These elements, in the form of sugars, fibres or amino acids, are in fact the food of “good bacteria” called probiotics. As a result, a balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria will be ensured, and the skin will be soothed, nourished and strengthened in the long term.
Ultimately, the science of bacteria could well revolutionize the world of cosmetics by going back to basics, by not using multiple ingredients with no real beneficial effects. We should no longer try to repair the skin but rather teach it to defend itself on a daily basis with the help of natural active ingredients.
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