Bot­tega Veneta Pour Homme essence aro­ma­tique cologne

Chopard 1927 VIN­TAGE EDI­TION

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Bot­tega Veneta re­centy in­tro­duced a fresh and ca­sual new fra­grance—the Pour Homme Essence Aro­ma­tique Cologne.

Ac­cord­ing to the brand, the new scent fol­lows in the foot­steps of Bot­tega Veneta Pour Homme and echoes the fe­male Essence Aro­ma­tique scent as its male coun­ter­part.

Its un­ex­pected and cap­ti­vat­ing aroma, made with the finest essences, un­furls to sur­pris­ing and dy­namic ef­fect, ex­ud­ing a re­laxed mas­cu­line el­e­gance. Pour Homme Essence Aro­ma­tique is a finely tex­tured plea­sure that is at once breezy and long-last­ing, cool yet lux­u­ri­ous.

Bot­tega Veneta says that Pour Homme Essence Aro­ma­tique is an ol­fac­tory plea­sure that capti- vates and re­as­sures. It art­fully blends pre­cious and re­fined in­gre­di­ents sourced from all over the world. Steered by the vi­sion of Bot­tega Veneta Cre­ative Di­rec­tor To­mas Maier, the fra­grance was cre­ated by per­fumer Aman­dine Marie, who imag­ined an el­e­gantly tex­tured and en­dur­ing scent. In the be­gin­ning, the pun­gent fresh­ness of cit­rus char­ac­terises this un­ex­pected take on a clas­sic cologne, with a bit­ter sweet­ness that grad­u­ally re­leases woody ac­cents and dif­fer­ent aro­matic fea­tures. The in­tensely fresh top notes vi­brate with an ex­clu­sively faceted Ital­ian berg­amot, coun­tered at the heart by a strong mas­cu­line patchouli essence from In­done­sia and an ine­bri­at­ing Siberian pine ac­cord that re­calls the pow­er­ful aro­matic notes of Bot­tega Veneta Pour Homme.

The House of Chopard has al­ways main­tained close ties with the clas­sic car rac­ing world over the years, sup­port­ing sev­eral clas­sic com­pe­ti­tions such as the Mille Miglia Race. This fe­cund part­ner­ship has in­spired the de­sign of sev­eral watches and of a line of per­fumes that in­cludes Chopard Mille Miglia and Chopard Mille Miglia Ex­treme. And now, that tra­di­tion has been car­ried on to cre­ate the Chopard Vin­tage Edi­tion.

In keep­ing with Chopard Mille Miglia and Chopard Mille Miglia Ex­treme, Chopard Vin­tage Edi­tion re­tains the strik­ing con­trast be­tween fresh laven­der, a dar­ing as­phalt ac­cord and sen­sual leather. To these iconic notes, mas­ter per­fumer Bruno Jo­vanovic (IFF) added care­fully se­lected noble and vin­tage in­gre­di­ents that em­pha­sise the pres­ti­gious lin­eage of the fra­grance. This ex­clu­sive ori­en­tal fougere per­fectly mar­ries clas­sic el­e­gance and mod­ern sen­si­bil­ity.

The top notes of laven­der are facetted with a rush of green and cit­rusy ju­niper. Soft­ened by vi­o­let leaves, the in­tense as­phalt heart is both very mas­cu­line and full of mys­tery. The root note was in­spired by the renowned Con­nolly leather, a ma­te­rial used al­most ex­clu­sively for the up­hol­stery of deluxe clas­sic cars. It is blended with am­ber 83, an ac­cord de­signed dur­ing the Roar­ing ‘Twen­ties, the very decade that saw the birth of Mille Miglia Race. This sen­sual com­bi­na­tion of rare scents pays tribute to the clas­sic race cars that in­spired this com­plex and tex­tured fra­grance.

Chopard Vin­tage Lim­ited Edi­tion re­vis­its the Chopard Mille Miglia bot­tle. The pro­filed and so­phis­ti­cated sil­ver fla­con al­ludes to the metal­lic fin­ish of Chopard lux­ury watches and to the body­work of cer­tain clas­sic race cars. The top fret is rem­i­nis­cent of a brushed steel car part. As for the iconic cap, it em­u­lates both the Mille Miglia watch bracelet and the Dun­lop tyre that in­spired it.

The new Em­braer Ex­ec­u­tive Jets’ Legacy 500 made its world­wide de­but at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo in March at Al Ba­teen Ex­ec­u­tive Air­port.

One of the most ad­vanced busi­ness jets at the static dis­play, the Legacy 500 is the first jet in its class to re­place con­ven­tional sys­tems with dig­i­tal flight con­trols in a stand-up cabin with a flat floor, Em­braer said.

The Legacy 500 can carry up to 12 pas­sen­gers in the best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is com­pa­ra­ble to those of some air­craft in the su­per mid­size cat­e­gory. Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds for com­plete rest in a cabin al­ti­tude of 6,000 feet. The in-flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem con­sists of a high-def­i­ni­tion video sys­tem, sur­round sound, mul­ti­ple au­dio and video in­put op­tions, a cabin man­age­ment sys­tem, and three op­tions for voice com­mu­ni­ca­tions and con­nec­tiv­ity.

The Legacy 500 is the first mid­size busi­ness jet with dig­i­tal flight con­trols, based on fly-by-wire tech­nol­ogy, fea­tur­ing side sticks. The state-of-the-art Rock­well Collins Pro Line Fu­sion avion­ics suite on four 15-inch high-res­o­lu­tion LCD dis­plays al­lows graph­i­cal flight plan­ning, and has op­tions such as pa­per­less op­er­a­tions ca­pa­bil­ity and au­to­brakes.

The Legacy 500 is ca­pa­ble of fly­ing at 45,000 feet and is pow­ered by two Honey­well HTF7500E en­gines, the green­est in their class. Tak­ing off from air­fields as short as 4,084 ft, the Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nau­ti­cal miles (5,788 kilo­me­ters), al­low­ing a di­rect flight from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok.

Sher­man the ro­bot re­cently ar­rived at the MAD Gallery in Dubai, but while most robots have var­i­ous func­tions, this one can only tell the time.

Con­ceived and de­vel­oped by MB&F and en­gi­neered and crafted by L’epée 1839—Switzer­land’s only spe­cialised high-end clock man­u­fac­ture—sher­man is the re­sult of Max­i­m­il­ian Büsser’s on-go­ing quest to re­visit his child­hood, dur­ing which he han­kered for a ro­bot friend.

Sher­man’s me­chan­ics are based on a L’epée 1839 in-line eight-day move­ment, which en­sures that the friendly tank-treaded ta­ble clock can dis­play the cor­rect time on his chest for more than a week be­fore re­quir­ing rewind­ing.

But Sher­man is not sim­ply a clock in­side a ro­bot, but an in­te­gral and holis­tic ro­bot-clock. The main­spring bar­rel bridge ex­tends down to sup­port his tracks, move­ment spac­ers act as shoul­ders for the arms, and his eyes are bolt heads sup­port­ing the reg­u­la­tor. The move­ment plates and bridges of the clock also make up the skele­ton and body of the ro­bot.

The trans­par­ent blown min­eral glass dome on Sher­man’s head re­veals his me­chan­i­cal brain, which is ac­tu­ally the reg­u­la­tor con­trol­ling the pre­ci­sion of the ro­bot’s time. It’s mes­meris­ing to watch the lit­tle guy “think”.

Sher­man’s arms can be ma­nip­u­lated into nearly any con­fig­u­ra­tion, and his hands can be used to hold items like a pen or his wind­ing key.

And while Sher­man doesn’t walk, his rub­ber cater­pil­lar tracks are fully func­tional and, with a lit­tle help from a friend, he can roll over the rugged ter­rain of a typ­i­cal of­fice desk.

But as cool as Sher­man’s ro­botic and horo­log­i­cal ac­com­plish­ments are, they pale in com­par­i­son with his emo­tional su­per­power of spread­ing hap­pi­ness wher­ever he goes.

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, man’s best friend was his ro­bot,” says Büsser. “As a 10-year-old fan of Star Wars, I knew that Luke Sky­walker could never have pre­vailed had it not been for droids like R2-D2—A loyal, re­source­ful, and brave ro­bot who was al­ways sav­ing his friends. As an only child, I imag­ined hav­ing my own ro­bot com­pan­ion and Sher­man (like Mel­chior be­fore him) makes that child­hood fan­tasy a re­al­ity.”

Lux­ury smart­phone ac­ces­sorisor Givori has launched its new Ca­lypso range, which in­cludes a di­a­mond-glazed lim­ited edi­tion de­sign of the iphone 6S.

The Ca­lypso Di­a­mond, which fea­tures to­day’s highly cov­eted smart­phone draped in 1,091 di­a­monds—to­talling 10 carats. The pre­cious stones are set in a pure white gold frame, with black plat­inum em­bel­lish­ing the com­mand­ing front face of the de­vice.

Priced at AED 109,999, only 50 units of the Ca­lypso Di­a­mond are avail­able for pur­chase.

In­spired by the mys­ti­cal crea­tures of the sea, each de­sign in Givori’s Ca­lypso range fea­tures 117 in­di­vid­u­ally carved Mala­chite, Mother of Pearl, or Onyx pieces in the dis­tin­guish­ing fish scale pat­tern which are care­fully in­laid into a gold grid along the back of the de­vice. In the Ca­lypso Di­a­mond edi­tion, this pat­tern is exquisitely com­ple­mented with high-grade di­a­monds.

The Mala­chite edi­tion is set in a solid yel­low gold frame, while the Mother of Pearl edi­tion in a rose gold frame. Priced at AED 22,999, the de­vices also fea­ture a brush­stroke fin­ish that fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ates the smart­phone’s el­e­gance.

“At Givori, we al­ways strive to be­daz­zle our cus­tomers with cre­ative in­no­va­tions that rede­fine smart­phone lux­ury,” says Layal Ak­ouri, Gen­eral Man­ager, Givori.

“We be­lieve the new Ca­lypso range, in­clud­ing the Ca­lypso Di­a­mond, will en­amor own­ers with its pro­lific mag­nif­i­cence, one that will make a com­mand­ing pres­ence in any room.”

The new Ca­lypso range is avail­able at Har­vey Ni­chols and Bloom­ing­dales in Dubai, as well as se­lect Da­mas jew­ellery.

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