Back in March, following the release of Gucci's new fragrance Made to Measure — which, as you might remember, was inspired by the tailoring process — the house of G invited me to take part in its made-to-measure suiting programme, and about seven weeks later, this bad boy showed up. Holla!...

Earlier this month, indie fashion lovers went wild when Anthropologie debuted Made In Kind, its new "project in collaborative design." With an initial offering of 11 exclusive, limited-edition capsule collections, Made In Kind shines a spotlight on independent designers and small brands,...

Diptyque was one of the first "niche" fragrance houses to edge its way into my consciousness, and I still remember the day I purchased my first bottle of L'Ombre dans L'Eau at a boutique in Philadelphia. (That was eight years ago, and I still wear L'Ombre every summer.) More recently, I wished...

Designer Hussein Chalayan will introduce Airborne, a new fragrance made in collaboration with Comme des Garçons, in July. Airborne is named for Chalayan's 2007 Fall/Winter fashion collection (see this video at YouTube). Chalayan had previously launched a limited edition fragrance in 2005 as...

They don't really have all that much in common other than that they're both limited edition fragrances made in support of outside projects. Oh, and I like them both. Turtle Vetiver Front is the latest from Swiss niche line LesNez. It's the second in their series of vetiver fragrances made...

Danish designer Henrik Vibskov will launch Type, a new trio of unisex fragrances. Vibskov has one prior fragrance made in collaboration with Six Scents — Series 2, Fragrance 3: Solar Donkey Power. The series consists of three scents that reflect a specific moment in time in three different...

Next up from Frédéric Malle will be Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle, a new fragrance made in collaboration with the Belgian designer, and the first of "a series of fragrance portraits of highly creative, interesting people". The modern oriental was developed by perfumer Bruno Jovanovic;...

Some of the more recent Amouage fragrances for women — Memoir, Epic, and to some extent Lyric — are built like battleships. They're weighty and loaded with moving parts. Amouage Interlude joins the fleet. The trick in this type of fragrance is that as its intricate machinery clicks and whirrs...

1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 JAM HOME MADE 12th Anniversary Collection To commemorate its 12th year in business, Japanese jewelry purveyor JAM HOME MADE offers to its devoted patrons a collection comprised of a watch, bracelet and ring, all in two enticing color options. Available in black and...

Romantic kissing is found in more than 90% of human cultures. Its role, according to Kirshenbaum, is to help humans "find partners, commit to one person and keep couples together long enough to have a child." Hindu's Vedic Sanskrit texts don't specifically use the word ‘kiss' but do...

 

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