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Fresh’s cult-classic Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask just got an artful facelift. Multitasking as a deep cleanser, face mask and blemish minimizer, the detoxifying treatment’s hefty glass jar has been decorated with a limited-edition label to celebrate the rich Italian history of its hero ingredient, Umbrian clay. The mineral-rich white earth is found solely in the picturesque town of Nocera Umbra, Italy, and is one of the earliest known cosmetic ingredients dating back to Etruscan times. To create the visual homage to the clay’s origins, Fresh partnered with Italian ceramics workshop Rometti. Jean-Christophe Clair, the factory’s artistic director, dreamt up the design featuring an Etruscan female figure set against an earth-toned geometric pattern. “Rometti is one of the oldest pottery companies in Italy, so it was the most incredible collaboration that brings the story of the Umbrian clay back to the forefront,” says Fresh co-founder Lev Glazman. The limited-edition Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask is available at Sephora.
EYES FOR YOU
Kenzo’s creative directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, have bottled their quirky sartorial vision of the luxury fashion house into their first fragrance, Kenzo World. A two-year project for the Los Angeles natives who took over the label back in 2011, Lim and Leon called on master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian to craft the dynamic floral spritz that mixes playful top notes of red berries with a bouquet of peony and Egyptian jasmine, and a sensual ambroxan drydown. Paying tribute to Kenzo’s famous evil-eye motif that the duo created back in 2013, the energetic aroma is packaged in an eyeshaped flacon with a floating gold pupil that’s worthy of surrealistic sculpture. Kenzo World Eau de Parfum is available at Sephora and Hudson’s Bay.