This small space in the centre of Turin concocts magical alchemies for body, face and haircare. The Alkemy line includes strictly natural nutricosmetics and dermoactives, whose effectiveness lies in the power of the natural plants and ingredients used, which no other company in the world combines or makes available, including Klamath, the ultimate wild superfood. www.myalkemy.it. Mon- Fri 9.30am-1pm/2.30pm- 6pm. Via V. Alfieri, 6.
T: 011 5581755. Map E4
L’Arcade des Parfums
This niche perfumery, whose name is inspired by the arcaded porticoes of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, conducts ongoing research on its signature style.
Take an olfactory journey amidst luxury perfume brands, fragrances created by illustrious Maître Parfumeurs, cosmetics and makeup. The Arcade also offers a wide range of home fragrances and scented candles, select bijoux, facials and makeup sessions. www.larcadedesparfums- profumeria.it. Open Mon 3.30pm-7.30pm; Tues- Fri 10am-7.30pm; Sat 10am-1pm/ 3.30pm-7.30pm. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 74/ F. T: 011 5621148.
Jo Malone London
The entire product range of this prestigious British brand is showcased at the airy boutique located in the city’s central via Lagrange. Perfumes, candles, diffusers, bath and body care and home products, all featuring the iconic fragrances of Jo Malone London that can be combined to create your own bespoke scent. All customers visiting the boutique are offered a relaxing, scented hand massage. www.jomalone.com. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; TuesSat 10am–7pm; Sun 2pm-7pm. Via Lagrange, 4/a. T: 011 4546467. Map F4
Just steps from the Mole Antonelliana, Melissa is much more than a herbalist. Customers visiting the space will find a vast selection of organic products, including makeup, cosmetics, hair products, natural soaps, candles, cups and teapots, perfumes and herbal teas, plus teas and infusions of all types. Its interior, decorated with flower- patterned wallpaper, hat stands, velvet sofas and vintage furniture, is reminiscent of a French boudoir. In addition to organizing events, its owners often pamper their clientele with makeup artists or manicurists. www. melissatorino.com. Open Mon-Sat 11am-2pm; 3,30pm-7,30pm. Via G. Ferrari, 4. T: 011 8395813. Map H4