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Balmain and Cire Trudon team up for premium candle

Balmain and Cire Trudon team up for premium candle

Balmain has partnered with French candlemaker Cire Trudon for a limited-edition candle donning the fashion house’s signature gold and black. A special process was developed to create the striped candle holder (Aton Luce), which is handmade in[…]

09/23/2020 |
Maison Ferrand’s Légendaire cognac invites discovery

Maison Ferrand’s Légendaire cognac invites discovery

The packaging of Maison Ferrand’s Cognac Ferrand Légendaire, which launched this month, takes its inspiration from the brand’s 19th century ancestral seat in Segonzac, France. “The packaging is informed by different elements found at the Manoir[…]

09/22/2020 |
Apis Cera’s birthday candles

Apis Cera’s birthday candles

The inspiration for the packaging of French brand Apis Cera’s new Félicité birthday candles is unexpected, to say the least. “The inspiration comes from cigarette packs,” Charles van Valkenburg, founder of French candle and soap company tells[…]

09/21/2020 |
Mijenta: premium tequila with a local edge

Mijenta: premium tequila with a local edge

Former Bacardi CEO Mike Dolan has launched a new business venture, Mijenta, an artisanal small-batch “super premium” tequila brand that uses production by-products to create some of its packaging elements. Dolan is lead investor and co-founder[…]

09/21/2020 | Wine & spirits
Parfums Christian Dior unveils latest Dior Homme

Parfums Christian Dior unveils latest Dior Homme

For its Dior Homme men’s EdT, Parfums Christian Dior opted for a modern reinterpretation of the minimalist packaging that characterized the first editions of the fragrance. The EdT is housed in a transparent square-shaped glass bottle (Pochet du[…]

09/17/2020 |
Le Rouge Français’ Collection Végétal debuts biosourced pack

Le Rouge Français’ Collection Végétal debuts biosourced pack

Lipstick brand Le Rouge Français, launched by husband-and-wife team Elodie Carpentier and Salem Ghezaili in 2018, boasts natural formulations using pigments sourced from tinctorial plants. Today the brand is moving a step further with partially[…]

Chanel’s fragrance coffret favors feathers and crystal

Chanel’s fragrance coffret favors feathers and crystal

For its new coffret, Beige et les Maisons d’art, Chanel called on French crystal maker Baccarat and feather artisan Maison Lemarié. Beige et les Maisons d’Art is the second of Chanel’s limited-edition coffrets highlighting the work of French[…]

09/11/2020 | Fragrance & cosmetics
Cire Trudon’s Les Albâtres put alabaster in the limelight

Cire Trudon’s Les Albâtres put alabaster in the limelight

For Les Albâtres, its new range of three scented candles launching this fall, French candlemaker Cire Trudon opted for alabaster as its material of choice. “As far as we know, Trudon is the only company to create candle jars from alabaster,”[…]

09/08/2020 |
Valentino’s Voce Viva embodies couture codes

Valentino’s Voce Viva embodies couture codes

Valentino Beauty’s (L’Oréal) new women’s fragrance launching this fall is housed in a modern flacon that features the Italian fashion house’s iconic studs and a new spin on its signature shade of red. Designed by Valentino Beauty’s creative[…]

09/03/2020 |
Guerlain unveils Kintsugi Orchidée Impériale Black

Guerlain unveils Kintsugi Orchidée Impériale Black

French luxury brand Guerlain is launching a limited-edition version of its Orchidée Impériale Black skincare this winter, this time inspired by the centuries-old Japanese art of Kintsugi. Kintsugi roughly translates as “joining with gold” and is[…]

09/01/2020 |