Le Bain Hermès – A Bath Ritual

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Every addition to the Hermès universe has turned everyday rituals into pure acts of luxury, now the French Maison is turning its focus towards the bath time – a ritual as intense, intimate and precious as the act of applying perfume. Have a look at “Le Bain”, a new art of living through perfume.

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At the heart of the new collection are the notes of the perfumes in the Colognes collection and the Garden Perfumes collection, but here they have new textures: creamy bubble bath, revitalising shampoo, hydrating balm, toning gel, soothing body milk and gentle soap

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Among the gestures, textures, colours and designs, choose your favourite for the day, for your mood. Change. Start again. Add some variety to the pleasure. Tomorrow is another bath, another perfume.

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From left to right:
Collection Colognes, Shower Gel for Hair & Body, 200ml (CHF45.00)
Collection Parfums-Jardins, Shower Gel for the Body, 200ml (CHF 55.00)
Collection Parfums-Jardins, Body Lotion, 200ml (CHF 65.00)
Collection Colognes, Hand & Body Wash, 300ml (CHF 64.00)
Collection  Colognes, Moisturizing Balm for Face & Body, 200ml (CHF 69.00)
Collection Colognes & Parfums-Jardins, Set with 3 Soaps, 3 x 100g (CHF 75.00)

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Hermès and © Sandra Bauknecht

Acqua di Parma – Colonia Intensa Oud

Colonia Intensa Oud

ITALY MEETS ARABIA

Acqua di Parma‘s new Colonia Intensa Oud is absolutely wonderful, something we would like to smell on our men. Bringing together two different worlds, this unique fragrance blends the distinctive Italian freshness of the cologne with the richness of the finest ingredients of the Middle East. The fragrance is the portrait of a man who embodies the best of different cultures, and confident in his own unique identity.

Congratulations! Last month, Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud won the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Award in the Men’s Luxury category in New York.

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Top notes: Orange and Calabrian bergamot
Middle notesCoriander, Amyris wood and Agarwood essential oil
(Agarwood essential oil is known to be a sign of charismatic, ancestral virility in the worlds of incenses, balms, particularly found in male Middle Eastern fragrances)
Base notesSandalwood, ceadrwood, patchouli, musk, wood and forest notes

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A complete line for those who love this captivating fragrance in every aspect of their lives. The Eau de Cologne is available in 180ml and 100ml sizes, as well as in a Travel Spray 30ml format for those who want to enjoy the pleasure of this Eau de Cologne at any time and place.

Colonia Intensa Oud is now also available as a Shampoo and Shower Gel, Perfumed Deodorant and as a skilfully crafted Cube Candle for those who would love to spread the enigmatic notes of this Eau de Cologne in their daily routine and in their homes.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Acqua di Parma

Bali Balance

Bali Balance

“Island of the Gods and Demons”, “land of 10,000 temples” – these are just two of the many names for Bali, the Indonesian island located in the Indian Ocean between Java and Lombok. I love the friendliness of the Balinese people and the beauty of the island and not only because I spent my honeymoon at the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan. The same resort and villa that Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber celebrated their honeymoon. The island has an aura that is quite overwhelming.

Bali Balance is a label launched in 2011 with offices in Indonesia and Switzerland that brings the magic of this wonderful island to your home.
High quality hair and body spa products made with organic essential oils that are produced biologically in Bali and that have an intense revitalizing effect. 
Indulge yourself and wake up your senses with magical scents that will accompany you throughout the day.

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The product range includes shampoos (CHF26.-/250ml), conditioners (CHF29.-/250ml), body wash (CHF24.-/250ml) and body lotion (CHF 29.-/250ml), oils (CHF32.-/250ml) and candles which are all available in two scents: Morning Mantra (lemongrass, clove, lavender, peppermint, cajeput, ginger) and Bali Passion (vanilla, ylang ylang, ginger and sandelwood).
For further enquiries, please contact: .
In Switzerland, Bali Balance products are exclusively available at Cachet.

Famous places such as the The Istana are using the Bali Balance products.
A feast for the senses!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bali Balance

Kérastase Cristalliste – For Long Hair

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CRISTALLISTE: LET THERE BE LIGHTNESS!

“Flowing, smooth and airy, the hair flirts with light, refracting to perfection. Vibrant and radiant, it gives off a fresh, deep, intense glow.”

Sounds too good to be true… but it truly works. As you know, I am having very long hair and I try to take good care of it. The biggest problem that is specific to long hair is the imbalance between the roots and the sensitised, mostly dry lengths. The products that are great for the ends, are in general to heavy for the roots and leave the hair flat with no volume.

Kérastase unveiled the secret to long, shiny hair:

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The key to beautiful long hair sublime from the roots to the ends is the F-layer. Located between the sebum layer and the top layer of the hair cuticle, it makes up the hair’s lipid film. Preserving its integrity not only keeps the hair fibre supple, but maintains its vitality and ability to reflect light.

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Three key benefits that work in perfect synergy to solve all the problems of long hair.

Kérastase has combined a brand-new type of cleansing agent with a selective polymer and extract of Aloe Vera, well known for its moisturising power in skin products.

– Smoothing the fibre: Intelligently, the range’s products target only the parts of the hair that are sensitised. The ends are repaired, the fibre is coated and the lipid layer is protected.
The result: The lengths are smoothed, and radiate captivating light.

– Treating the roots: by dissolving impurities, the range’s shampoos perfectly cleanse the scalp while leaving it unharmed.

– Creating the fibre: The quality of the fibre’s lipids is improved, ensuring an airy texture, sensual movement and a radiant glow – the embodiment of youth.

Four products to make long hair a real tool for seduction that are available now:

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BAIN CRISTALLISTE – Luminous Perfecting Shampoo

Two shampoos (available for thick or fine hair) with a proportion of care agents tailored to the hair’s diameter, to cleanse the fibre while respecting the lipid layer.

CHF 26.- (250ml)

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LAIT CRISTAL – Luminous Perfecting Conditioner

A conditioner enriched with Liquid Light Complex that smooths and purifies the hair, making it fluid.

CHF 34.- (200ml)

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LUMIÈRE LIQUIDE – Luminous Perfecting Essence

A serum that makes the fibre glossy, and lengths and ends more radiant.

CHF 39.- (50ml)

I love that my hair has with Kérastase Cristalliste a light, airy feel, and that it reflects the light wonderfully.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Kérastase