Author: Eric

The Pink Tax on perfume: How women are being charged up to £16 MORE for brands including Gucci, Burberry and Prada than men

February 19, 2019

Women are paying up to £16 more for fragrance than men, a new study has found, in what’s been dubbed the ‘pink tax on perfume’. Shopping price comparison site idealo.co.uk calculated the average cost of branded fragrances for men and women by comparing the price of 100 popular scents from brands including Gucci and Burberry. […]

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There’s a New Comfy Shoe Line at Nordstrom — and Every Pair Is Under $90

February 18, 2019

At Travel + Leisure, our comfy shoe radar is always scanning for new prospects to test. So when we heard about Evolve, which just made its debut at Nordstrom with a capsule of sneakers, pumps, and sandals that are fit for those 20,000-step days on vacation, we had to take a pair for a spin. Launching as a sister brand to Easy Spirit, which has […]

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Perfume is about trying to catch a memory, says Henry Jacques CEO

February 17, 2019

It takes a good few years for an Henry Jacques perfume to make the journey from conception to crystal bottle. For the first scents in the perfumer’s Les Toupie, or Spinning Tops, line of fragrances, the curved-crystal flacons alone took three years to develop. Named Mr H and Mrs Y, the two fragrances are personified as a […]

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10 New Shoe Brands to Shop in 2019

February 16, 2019

Even in the age of Konmari, it’s hard to shake the feeling of wanting something new in your closet to welcome a new year or season. That doesn’t mean updating every single thing in your wardrobe. Sometimes the key to making your favorite pieces feel fresh is throwing one new item into the mix. Where better […]

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Marion Parke Continues To Reshape The Luxury Shoe Experience

February 15, 2019

I love keeping tabs on the founders and brands that I have covered for this forum over the last several years. It’s been fascinating to see who’s taken off and who hasn’t been so lucky. I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of my favorite brands to see what’s been happening since we […]

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D.S. & Durga’s New Manhattan Perfume Boutique Has a Scent—and a Song—for Every Lover

February 13, 2019

n a recent frigid morning in Manhattan, David and Kavi Moltz, the tattooed thirtysomethings behind the fragrance house D.S. & Durga, are warming up over eggs at Cafe Gitane. The place has long been a refuge for well-heeled people escaping the nearby Soho scrum. “I used to work here, at Gitane, so this whole neighborhood I’ve always loved,” says David, […]

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Ariana Grande’s new Cloud perfume could just be the best celebrity fragrance ever

February 12, 2019

We have to admit, we’re yet to truly fall in love with a celebrity fragrance. Ok, there have been a few that have taken our fancy, albeit briefly. Who could forget Britney Spears Fantasy, which we’re pretty sure we wore on more than one occasion and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t rock […]

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