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Yves Saint Laurent: Black Opium Eau de Parfum Review

Sadly, very disappointed by first impressions. The top notes gave me a headache: the Pink Pepper and especially Pear, Orange Blossom notes are very sickly sweet and synthetic. However, the dry-down is this perfume’s only saving grace. Once the initial sweet and fruity notes have lifted slightly, the coffee in the middle note does come through and […]

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La Belle Époque

The Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild was the dream home of Beatrice who was the daughter of the eminent Baron de Rothschild. Some seventeen years after she married the banker Maurice Ephrussi she bought seven hectares of land on the narrow isthmus of land called St Jean Cap Ferrat. The Cap is the most beautiful of […]

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Diptyque: Philosykos Eau de Parfum Review

Fig, fig and more fig! Around since 1996, the unisex fragrance Philosykos has fig and fig leaf notes in top, heart and base notes so it certainly takes the starring role in this classic Diptyque creation. What is especially striking was the unusual pairing of such fresh woody notes with the heavy and creamy coconut heart notes. The  white […]

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When husbands explain make-up…

  After seeing some hilarious posts on other beauty blogs, we decided to try it out for ourselves!   Primer?  Put on bare skin to hold make-up on top? Prepares the surface? Like painting a wall, right? Foundation? Put on over the primer, to texture the skin (?) Another layer to make the make-up stick […]

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WEEKEND WALK TO MONT BORON

Standing 191m high at the top of Mont Boron, heady with sea-breeze and the smell of pine, my view looked past the port to where the Baroque architecture of Vieux Nice meets the still, blue Mediterranean. Good start to Sunday. The warmer weather left me itching to be outside all week. So I ate a […]

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PERFUME: A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

If you want to experience something that is available to only a select few, come away with a handmade unique product that you have made, and all for less than a 100 euros then this article is for you. Grasse is situated north of Cannes in the hills of the French Riveria and is universally […]

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Fashion Inspiration: Polished Evening Date Look

Simplicity is key here. A crisp white base and some carefully selected accessories will get you very far for date nights this summer. Mid-length dresses are à la mode currently and something simple is the perfect excuse to spotlight statement heels. Sexy meets classy with summer colours, just be sure to keep it polished. Fashion […]

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MUST-READ: A Time of Torment

A Time of Torment by John Connolly If you like your crime fiction laced with complex characters, violence, dry humour and a generous helping of the supernatural then this is the series for you. The Time of Torment is the 14th book in the Charlie Parker series and Connolly appears to be going from strength […]

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