The ultimate personal fragrance – a skin smell enhancer

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After its body care range Body Hero, Glossier is now launching its first fragrance, celebrating everyone’s unique scent. On their website it says the following: “You’ll find that You makes a good first impression, and lives up to it as time goes on. Each note was chosen and balanced to allow the juice to be both long-lasting and true to how it smells at the beginning, without changing as it dries down. In other words, it’s heavy on the base notes. Mostly it smells like you: that familiar human-y note that makes up the body of what you’re smelling. Creamy, sparkling, clean, warm. That’s You.”

*please be advised that the formula comes incomplete; You are the first ingredient*

The three base notes melt in with your skin
_ambrette: comfy, warm
_ambrox: smooth, salty, animalistic
_musk: long-lasting, addictive

And a mix of top notes say “nice to meet you!” without overpowering the base…
_iris root: earthy, green, woody
_pink pepper: spice, sparkling

Interesting concept! Enjoy your week. Yours, Fran

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Do your own Rum at home!

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Bramsrum is a surprising innovation of the traditional spirits bottle. The BRUM bottle speeds up the aging process of the alcohol considerably and moves it from the distillers cellars to your living room. 

Distillates, such as rum and whiskey, grow in quality by prolonged aging in oak casks. During this process, the wood gives off its flavor and the most volatile compounds evaporate through the wood, called: ‘The Angels’ Share’. It is the evaporation of this “angels’ share” which makes the beverage become softer and rounder. By replacing part of the bottle with a section of oak the BRUM bottle combines the best of both worlds: the benefits of a bottle and the aging qualities of a barrel.

Another example of the DIY trend. Indeed, we can do it ourselves! Yours, Fran

3D architectural cakes… crazy delicious!

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Not because I’m hungry… no no… just because its so beautiful to look at 😉

Dinara Kasko’s sculptural cakes are carved from sheets of chocolate. What happend is that the multilayered, three-dimensional works of artist José Margulis have been transformed into tasty treats by architect-turned-patisserie chef Dinara Kasko.

“It had to be an installation-performance where the art was created by José Margulis and then transformed by me into an edible piece of art which would be later consumed – thus disappear,”

Beautiful visuals can already make me happy!!! Hope you too! Yours, Fran

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

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