A Legacy of Lux­ury

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Like many home­grown names, Rustan’s be­gan with the Filipino at its core, stem­ming from an un­shak­able de­vo­tion to fam­ily and kin. Bien­venido Tan­toco, Sr. and Glice­ria Rus­tia-Tan­toco dis­played in their liv­ing room trin­kets and trea­sures they found through­out their trav­els. From there, they re­al­ized a new dream: to cre­ate a place where more peo­ple could ac­cess this kind of lux­ury, and this ma­te­ri­al­ized as a hum­ble space in the midst of Manila along San Marcelino Street. To­day, Rustan’s is a prized Filipino brand that speaks of time­less lux­ury and has be­come synony­mous with a high qual­ity life­style. As strong as its 65-year-old legacy are the color­ful sto­ries of the brands Rustan’s car­ries—proof that a thing of beauty is a joy for­ever.


Dip­tyque be­gan in 1961 at 34 Boule­vard Saint Ger­main, where friends Chris­tiane Gautrot, Des­mond Knox-Leet, and Yves Coues­lant started cre­at­ing scented can­dles. In­side the bot­tle, named af­ter the now-fa­mous ad­dress, a can­dlewick salutes Dip­tyque’s first ven­ture into the art of aro­mat­ics. Each note pays homage to the House’s fra­grances. The over­all scent paints a pic­ture of a once-lit­tle Parisian bou­tique.


In 1920, mas­ter per­fumer Ernest Beaux pre­pared 10 scents for Coco Chanel’s in­spec­tion, from which she chose the fifth vial. Com­bin­ing Lady Chanel’s lucky num­ber and her love for Belle Époque gold, the per­fume cap­tures a woman’s essence and mys­te­ri­ous al­lure with just the right touch of mas­culin­ity and sen­su­al­ity. The iconic bot­tle and top-se­cret elixir have been cel­e­brated by artists of fame: Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, Andy Warhol, and Vladimir Nabokov, to name a few.


In 1957, Parisian med­i­cal stu­dent Jac­ques Courtin-Clar­ins be­gan us­ing plants as key in­gre­di­ents for skin­care prod­ucts. His sons ce­mented the fam­ily legacy by merg­ing ground­break­ing sci­ence with an ar­dent re­spect for na­ture and women’s beauty. In 1985, Clar­ins launched the Dou­ble Serum, a two-in-one elixir en­riched with botan­i­cal ex­tracts meant to tar­get the skin’s five vi­tal func­tions. To­day, Clar­ins con­tin­ues to im­prove its prod­ucts through sci­en­tific study, while re­main­ing mind­ful of the in­ex­tri­ca­ble link be­tween beauty and hap­pi­ness.

L’Oc­c­i­tane en Provence

In 1976, at an old soap fac­tory in Manosque, 23-year-old Olivier Baus­san re­vived the art of tra­di­tional Marseille soap-mak­ing. L’Oc­c­i­tane pays homage to its roots through its French coun­tryin­spired pack­ag­ing and de­sign. Ma­jor­ity of the brand’s prod­ucts are also ei­ther sourced from Provence or made us­ing tra­di­tional pro­duc­tion meth­ods. It’s this com­mit­ment to qual­ity, fair trade, and his­tory that has made L’Oc­c­i­tane a sta­ple for many women around the world. Don’t for­get your Rustan’s Beauty Ad­dict card when you treat your­self to these trea­sures. Earn points to re­deem pre­mium re­wards in­clud­ing best-sell­ing items and spa ser­vices, re­ceive spe­cial dis­counts and GWPs, and get a chance to win ex­clu­sive raf­fle pro­mo­tions to lux­ury des­ti­na­tions. Mem­ber­ship is com­pli­men­tary to any cus­tomer with a min­i­mum sin­gle re­ceipt pur­chase of P2,500 from Rustan's The Beauty Source. To learn more, visit rus­tans-the­beau­tysource.com and @rus­tans­the­beau­tysource on Face­book and In­stra­gram.

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