This month’s new and noteworthy must-haves.
Watch out, sprawling flower fields! The new spot for harvesting fragrance notes is under the sea. And one of spring’s freshest launches, Balenciaga Paris L’Édition Mer Eau de Parfum Spray ($145 for 75 mL), is getting in on the action. The hero note in this hydrodynamic juice is the green shiso leaf. Grown via hydroponic technology, the plant thrives underwater, which translates into a brighter, bolder interpretation of the note. The overall fragrance dries down to a woody, “wet” floral with a seashell accord. Ariel, is that you calling?
ENJOY THE FACE YOU HAVE TODAY. IT’S THE ONE YOU’LL WISH YOU HAVE 10 YEARS FROM NOW.
After years of slathering on Fresh’s Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask during long-haul flights, Lev Glazman, the company’s co-founder, decided it was time to spin the mask into an overnight non-rinse-off version. “We designed the formula to work in sync with the skin’s natural nighttime recovery process,” he explains. The cream contains anti-oxidizing ingredients like blackberry leaf and lychee-seed extract. In the morning, expect your skin to feel toned and lifted. Consider it Spanx for the skin. Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($103). For details, see Shopping Guide.
Marc Jacobs Beauty’s new makeup offerings are as beautiful as they are brilliant. The New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel (in Role Play, $38) coats lips in a “just bitten” tone, while the #Instamarc Filtering Contour Powder (in Mirage Filter, $59) replicates that diffused golden glow we’ve become addicted to for selfie sessions. Call the paps.
– From How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas