Gee up YOUR PONY

Hair ac­ces­sories with a twist: cue the new down- do

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‘She took her hair like her drink. Neat, with a twist.’ So says the card that ac­com­pa­nies An­thro­polo­gie’s de­light­ful Bow Hair Tie Set (€16, an­thro­polo­gie.com). Sweet in the hair, pretty on the wrist and they don’t snag your lengths. Now when you’re chan­nelling the low ponies at JW An­der­son, Er­dem and Loewe, there’s ab­so­lutely no ex­cuse for shov­ing up your hair with that reg­u­lar elas­tic band.

Re­ports that a grow­ing num­ber of mil­len­ni­als no longer think that tra­di­tional gen­der bi­na­ries de­fine them are un­likely to have es­caped your no­tice. It cer­tainly hasn’t eluded the at­ten­tions of the lux­ury fra­grance sec­tor, as mar­ket re­search com­pany Min­tel re­ports that uni­sex scents (we’re call­ing them ‘gen­der neu­tral’ now) is on the rise. Take Guer­lain’s new Lui Eau de Par­fum (€165, guer­lain.com) – flo­ral, spicy, woody, a lit­tle leath­ery and smoky with a hint of vanilla and musk. It aims to be nei­ther fem­i­nine nor mas­cu­line, but de­fi­ant of con­ven­tion in its trail­blaz­ing ‘gen­der flu­id­ity’. Then there is the new col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Mai­son Kit­suné and Hee­ley called Note de Yuzu (€100, har­veyn­i­chols.com). Yes, yuzu is the cit­rus fruit you’ll recog­nise from your favourite Ja­panese menu. Mixed into a scent that’s fresh and zesty, yet also cu­ri­ously salty, you can see that the fra­grance is not just for ‘him’ or ‘her’. The De­cay of the An­gel Eau de Par­fum by Ti­mothy Han (€180, tim­o­thy­hanedi­tion.com) – who cre­ates per­fumes for ‘in­di­vid­u­als’ – blends frank­in­cense, rose, oudh and tonka. The ef­fect is an un­usual burnt flo­ral that you’ll love – and your other half will steal.

I en­joy the wa­tery wake-up call of a morn­ing cleanse – par­tic­u­larly now that I’ve dis­cov­ered Lixir Vi­ta­min C Paste. Call­ing it­self a ‘morn­ing mask’, it breaks down se­bum, scav­enges free rad­i­cals and makes my skin look perkier when I mas­sage it into dry skin, wait a few mo­ments and rinse. Ac­cord­ing to Lixir founder Co­lette Hay­don, it con­tains a form of vi­ta­min C that be­comes avail­able to skin cells upon con­tact with wa­ter, bring­ing ben­e­fits that con­tinue even when it’s washed off (€36, vic­to­ri­a­health.com).

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