Beauty News Of The Week: Diptyque Launches Its First Chypre Fragrance & More
Diptyque launches its first Chypre fragrance
Inspired by Paris, Eau Capitale EDP ($223) is the Parisian perfume house’s first chypre (warm, dry fragrances built around mossy, woody notes) scent. Designed to embody the slightly detached refinement of the city of lights, the gorgeous scent smells like a bouquet of roses verging on excess, followed by fresh bergamot spiced with pink peppercorns. The unique bottle and packaging features flowing calligraphy, a peacock with its tail fanned, volutes, roses and even the Eiffel Tower.
Burberry’s new foundation has a life-proof technology
F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial ($74) is a cooling and skin quenching overnight mask that plumps and restores hydration levels with an electrolyte cocktail while also strengthening skin’s acid mantle. It is made with a blend of barrier-replenishing ingredients like niacinamide, plant squalane, five ceramides, omega fatty acids and antioxidants. It also has tiny beads loaded with the anti-inflammatory vitamin F that “explode” during application to soothe and hydrate skin. You’ll wake up to a softer, suppler complexion the morning after.
SK-II mouses around with Mickey
For the Year of the Mouse, two of our favourite icons meet for a festive and adorable collaboration. The new SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence ($300) is wrapped in red and features the image of Mickey Mouse showing the Japanese beauty brand’s “Pat Pat” move – the signature application method of the popular Pitera Essence.
HERA introduces its first masculine scent
Fans of the Korean beauty brand now have the perfect gift to get for their men. The HERA Black Eau de Parfum is a woody cologne that is refreshing yet musky. It starts with top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, mint, pine, Korean pepper and ginger that are expertly blended to create a refreshing depth that characterised the citrus and fresh pine accords. It is then joined by a clean aquatic middle note, before drying into a gentle lingering trail of dried amber, sandalwood, cedar wood, moss and vetiver. The fragrance is encased in a simple and sleek black bottle, and you can get the HERA Black Eau de Parfum Gift Set ($105) which comes with a mini spray exclusively at the brand’s Ion boutique.