THE RIGHT NOTES

Find­ing peace through per­fume.

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Con­sider them her peace ac­cords. Barb Stege­mann’s

The 7 Virtues fra­grances ($70 for 50 mL, at Hud­son’s Bay, the­bay.com) —which are made with blends of rose oil from Afghanistan, patchouli

from Rwanda and ve­tiver from Haiti—have helped bring pros­per­ity to war-torn ar­eas across Africa, the Mid­dle East and the Caribbean. Now, the Halifax na­tive’s story is the sub­ject of a documentary, Per­fume War. Stege­mann, who has a nose for in­spir­ing others, hopes the doc in­cites other niche fra­grance houses

to fol­low her lead.

An­dreja Pe­jic made a ma­jor de­but this sea­son at Bri­tish de­signer Giles’ fall/win­ter 2015 show—it was her first time on the run­way since her gen­der-re­as­sign­ment surgery. She’s also one of the new faces of Make Up For Ever, mak­ing her one of the first trans­gen­der mod­els to score a beauty cam­paign. “When I found out, I al­most died of ex­cite­ment! I think I cried a lit­tle too, to be hon­est,” she said. “Makeup helped me feel pret­tier on the out­side even when ev­ery­thing else was con­fus­ing and com

pli­cated. I be­lieve that true con­fi­dence al­lows us to break through the bound­aries that so­ci­ety has es­tab­lished.” h

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