Fragranced lingerie – for sexy moments?!?

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The partnership between By Kilian fragrances and Fleur Du Mal lingerie gets us to a glamorous level with their new line of scented lingerie. Respective brand founders Kilian Hennessy and Jennifer Zuccarini have joined forces ahead of the holiday season to create a range of undergarments, robes, night sets, and even lace cuffs ($68 to $595), all infused with one of Kilian’s most-loved fragrances.

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“There’s something intriguing and intimate about fragrance and lingerie that I’ve always wanted to explore,” Zuccarini says. “With this collection, we’ve been able to add an element of sensuality that enhances the experience of intimacy.”

So, what makes these pieces different from simply misting your panties with your favorite fragrance?  The lace of each item is actually infused with fragrance enclosed in gel micro-capsules, which are designed to last anywhere from 4 to 5 washes.

The scent in question? Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy ($260; net-a-porter.com), which is a sweet, sensual mix of honeysuckle, caramelized sugar, jasmine, bergamot, and vanilla that plays well with the chemistry of your skin.

I wish you a lovely rest of the week! Yours, Fran

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Tippling Club’s new cocktail menu celebrates senses, not preferences

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Eight years after it introduced Singapore to the possibilities of progressive cuisine and modernist cocktails, Tippling Club remains ahead of the curve.

For its latest drinks list, chef-owner Ryan Clift and head bartender Joe Schofield teamed up with perfume house International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) to kick start the design process. Instead of relying on an expressed fruit peel to lay a final aromatic touch to an already designed cocktail, the duo wanted to begin with a scent – and quite literally lead customers by the nose.

Makes me hungry for more funky home creations 😉

Yours, Fran

Soothe your baby with your familiar heartbeat and unique smell

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Hugsy is part of a collaboration between Kickstarter, the Dutch Design Foundation and several Dutch Design projects. This project is now on Kickstarter and was showcased during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

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In short, this is how the Hugsy works:

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So when the baby is falling asleep without having the mom close, it can still hear her heartbeat and smell her unique scent.

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Here is a nice video to get the full story!

It‘s obviously just a replacement for real physical contact, but a good start!

Yours, Fran

*** BRAND NEW ***

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Hello people,

I’m happy to tell you that nowadays I am offering workshops as well. It’s all about creativity with mixing scent & flavor.

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Check out the Airbnb From Flowers to Syrup experience for instance.

For more options, just click the ‘Workshop‘ button on my blog.

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The idea is to host groups for bachelor parties, team building events, or gift sets that you create for friends. Great Christmas present as well!

Let’s mix & match together! I’m happy to inspire you. Yours, Fran

 

The Cure, the new mood restaurant!

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The Cure is a brand-new restaurant in the 9th arrondissement of Paris offering you to eat in accordance with your mood and to correct it if need be. Food can play a major role on your state of mind!

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Whether you feel depressed or whacked or if you only feel like boosting your memory, Stéphanie, the place’s owner has a menu for you.


If you feel tired: wheat, chickpea, carrots, onions, zucchinis, peppers, spinach, cashew nuts, hemp seeds, Alfredo sauce served with a chestnut cake. If you feel annoyed: pearled barley, whole wheat, chorizo, garlic, tomatoes and lemon, served with a chocolate, hazelnut and almond cookie.

According to the owner, the effect will not necessarily be immediate, but a week of mood-menu and you will be more serene.

The mood topic is seen everywhere at the moment – good timing to come up with a Restaurant! Yours,  Fran

Organic virgin coconut oil – Evanesce

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Evanesce does a great job in selling a well-known product in a luxurious way.

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Cosmetic grade organic virgin coconut oil, presented in a luxurious matt black glass jar which sits inside a beautiful matt black presentation box, together with a 16 page tips leaflet.

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The company promotes the finest quality, plus a multi-tasking product usage.

A 100ml cream jar costs 29 GBP.

How marketing and great packaging can just make the difference! Well done! Yours, Fran

Is our future blue ?

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After the launch of the blue wine called Gik, I now see more and more blue colours popping up…

For instance the Tea Forte Blue line with Blue Ginger, Blue Mint etc.

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Those are the variants:

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The premium tea brand uses Butterfly Pea flowers, which are rich in antioxidants and give the blue colour.

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Enjoy your week, & don’t forget to make it yours! Fran

BLOWOUT AND INHALE

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This design aims to help you smell as delicious as you’ll look after using it! It’s called the Delicious Dryer and while it’s colored like cotton candy, you shouldn’t try tasting it.

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You can, however, fill it with a scent cartridge of your choice! As you blow-dry your hair, it will lightly disperse your favorite scent, leaving you feeling fresh and clean!

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You can refill easily when you consume all the essences or want to change into a different scent.

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Designer: Ian Bok

Those are the different scent option:

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New innovations blowing our minds!!! I like! Yours, Fran

Sense Familiar magazine lets you smell the people it profiles

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Fashion is notoriously inaccessible, too often the preserve of those blessed with lithe bodies and deep pockets who live behind the glass veneer of street style photographers and Instagram filters. Stylist Isabel Bonner wants to disrupt all that with her new publication Sense Familiar, a collaboration between photographer Alec McLeish with the added dimension of a set of scratch and sniff stickers designed by Joshua Checkley with scents by florist and candle maker Timothy Dunn. The magazine profiles six creatives and matches each with a fragrance created exclusively for them.

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“I wanted to create a multi-sensory, interactive and layered project that also focused attention on people who would bring their own complexity and multiplicity. Smell is a sense we don’t often use in the creative industries, in comparison to sight and touch or even sound, and it’s also a sense that is very connected to memory and personal experience. So it really came from there, talking with these individuals, treating them as a subject of inspiration rather than an object, and creating emotive fragrances to engage participants,” says Isabel Bonner.

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Although developing the unique scents for each featured individual was not easy, the release of Sense Familiar has since created a demand for the fragrances themselves.

Yours, Fran

 

Givaudan launches an educative beauty application

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Now available on Apple Store and Google Play, “Active Beauty” is a new educative app launched by Givaudan that aims to help all the players in the cosmetics industry in decoding, understanding and mastering the skin and hair composition while explaining and showing the different interactions of active cosmetic ingredients into the skin or scalp.

The app is the result of the collaboration between cellular biology experts, scientific communication specialists and digital application designers. It aims to offer an immersive beauty experience, a 360° virtual reality inspiring and educative discovery journey. Created in both 2D and 3D, the application shows the intimate structure of the human skin and hair with rich and detailed explanations.

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Just another example of the digital innovation that opens new ways of communicating and sharing with customers. Well done!

Yours, Fran