Beauty in the City

Top ad­dresses where you can find the most ex­clu­sive cos­met­ics and the most sought-af­ter fra­grances… for ‘readyto-wear’ beauty!

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It’s no se­cret that count­less big fash­ion la­bels have branched out into beauty. The strik­ing bou­tiques of the Quadri­latero della Moda are packed with the lat­est col­lec­tions of de­signer fra­grances and beauty prod­ucts for him and her. Get on the band­wagon and be se­duced by the stun­ning de­signer pack­ag­ing cov­er­ing beauty prod­ucts cre­ated by Chanel, Her­mès, Burberry, Gucci, Fendi and Valentino, and don’t for­get the prod­ucts of Gior­gio Ar­mani that are char­ac­ter­ized by his sought-af­ter aes­thetic and qual­ity, and are on sale at his bou­tique at num­ber 31 via Man­zoni (­ There are also many mono­brand stores like the Ac­qua di Parma bou­tique in via Gesù, an ideal lo­ca­tion to re­dis­cover the in­nate val­ues of Ital­ian ex­cel­lence and ar­ti­san­ship (­quadi­ 1989 saw the birth of Etro’s ‘fra­grance library’: a uni­verse, con­sist­ing of fra­grances bot­tled in the brand’s sig­na­ture pack­ag­ing, that uses colour to spark the de­sire for a per­fume and im­ages to play with the imag­i­na­tion. Etro’s fra­grances can be pur­chased at the brand’s cen­trally lo­cated stand­alone bou­tique in via Verri, cor­ner of via Bigli ( The eye-catch­ing bou­tiques of his­toric per­fumer Jo Malone are lo­cated in via Man­zoni 18 and at no. 13 via Santa Maria alla Porta. This is a world ded­i­cated to the rarest fra­grances steeped in Bri­tish cul­ture, where her­itage pieces of fur­ni­ture in shades of beige and black are jux­ta­posed with more con­tem­po­rary ele­ments, cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment where shop­ping be­comes an in­ti­mate, lux­u­ri­ous ex­pe­ri­ence (­ma­


If you hap­pen to find your­self in the heart of Br­era, the new district of Artis­tic Per­fumery, we rec­om­mend three go-to ad­dresses for the beauty ad­dict. First of all, the new bou­tique of The Mer­chant of Venice, an his­toric per­fumery epit­o­miz­ing the art of Vene­tian per­fume-mak­ing. It of­fers a lux­ury line en­com­pass­ing a wide range of ex­clu­sive per­fumes for men and women, body-care prod­ucts, home fra­grances and ac­ces­sories con­tained in el­e­gant bot­tles in­spired by the tra­di­tion of the city’s fa­mous hand-blown Mu­rano glass (via Br­era 4, www.mer­ Set within a truly ‘fu­tur­is­tic’ am­bi­ence, the

Diego dalla Palma make-up stu­dio of­fers the en­tire range of the Mi­lanese guru’s prod­ucts ded­i­cated to pro­fes­sional makeup and beauty treat­ments (via Madon­nina, www.diego­dal­la­ And, for con­nois­seurs only, L’Of­fic­ina Pro­fumo – Far­ma­ceu­tica di Santa Maria Novella, whose name con­jures up the scents of times gone by, still sells tra­di­tional elixirs, along with more con­tem­po­rary skin-care prod­ucts, oils and per­fumes (­


Ri­nascente in pi­azza Duomo is another ref­er­ence point, where all the most ex­clu­sive brands in the sec­tor are found un­der one roof. Af­ter cross­ing this thresh­old, you will be wel­comed by an en­tire floor de­voted to fra­grances and make-up, with ded­i­cated cor­ners where you can treat your­self to a cus­tom­ized make-up ex­pe­ri­ence ex­e­cuted by a highly qual­i­fied staff mem­ber (www.ri­ Fi­nally, Sephora, with nu­mer­ous bou­tiques scat­tered across the city, is a top spot for the lat­est pam­per­ing prod­ucts. Here, you can lose your­self amidst thou­sands of fra­grances for him and her, skin­care prod­ucts, and the brightly-coloured cos­met­ics of some of the most cel­e­brated brands in the sec­tor (





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