At long last, Ri­hanna launches Fenty Beauty; Eos lip balm goes clear; honey is sud­denly ev­ery­where in skin­care.

Tiffany & Co. re­leases its lat­est cov­etable sparkler.

Fashion (Canada) - - Contents - — Noreen Flana­gan

Chat­ting with per­fumer Daniela An­drier is the fra­grance equiv­a­lent of a sci­ence geek speak­ing with Stephen Hawk­ing. Like the au­thor of A Brief His­tory of Time, An­drier has a po­etic fas­ci­na­tion with time— es­pe­cially the role fra­grance plays in mark­ing it. “I do con­sider per­fumery a mag­i­cal mes­sen­ger be­tween the unconscious and the con­scious and be­tween the past and the now,” she ex­plains at the launch of TIFFANY & CO. ( from $120), the iconic jew­ellery house’s first new scent in 15 years. “It’s not a mes­sen­ger of nostal­gia; it’s a mes­sen­ger of a time cap­sule that al­lows us to sit­u­ate our­selves be­tween yes­ter­day, to­day and to­mor­row. Fra­grance has that power.” Mark­ing those mem­o­ries, mo­ments and prom­ises has al­ways been the ro­man­tic fan­tasy one as­so­ciates with Tiffany. Those joy­ful oc­ca­sions are what An­drier tried to cap­ture in the flo­ral musk. She de­scribes the process of cre­at­ing a fra­grance as mys­te­ri­ous, adding that it comes out of her like a song you’d sing when you’re un­afraid that some­one will judge your voice. “What comes to you is the re­sult of the sub­stance of your vi­tal en­ergy—your love for life. Th­ese mo­ments are mag­i­cal, and they’re very po­etic.” The open­ing note to her Tiffany & Co. “song” is vert de man­darine, but the heart of the fra­grance is iris. An­drier chose it be­cause she’s “ob­sessed” with it and be­cause it has long been as­so­ci­ated with Tiffany, ap­pear­ing in the house’s fa­mous il­lus­tra­tions and on lamps, stained glass win­dows and jew­ellery, ac­cord­ing to Melvyn Kirt­ley, Tiffany’s chief gemol­o­gist. “Wear­ing a fra­grance, like one wears a piece of jew­ellery, is a very rit­u­al­is­tic part of your day,” he says.

THE BOT­TLE DE­SIGN REF­ER­ENCES THE ICONIC 128.54-CARAT YEL­LOW TIFFANY DI­A­MOND AS WELL AS THE LUCIDA EN­GAGE­MENT RING. ITS MUL­TI­PLE FACETS ARE MEANT TO IL­LU­MI­NATE THE BLUE-TINTED JUICE.

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