Bottega Veneta Pour Homme essence aromatique cologne
Chopard 1927 VINTAGE EDITION
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.