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Spritz Up Your Life

StyleRebecca O'ByrneComment

Scent is an important part of one’s identity. Unlike the clothes we wear and the manner in which we act - both of which are only linkable to a physical interaction, the scent a person wears is a beautiful, delicate impression that lingers and lives on long past the time spent in their company. It can also ignite memories- sometimes in the most unassuming and unexpected places, reminding you of them from a far. Frangrance is sexy. In a way, so sneakily suggestive, you don’t even need to see or feel the person to know it’s theirs.

It’s important to really know what you want and love when it comes to fragrances, to find something sexily unidentifiable yet distinctly all encompassing. I’m a believer in building out a wardrobe of scents, ones for different situations in life; the one you wear during the day and then a special one for nighttime only. Ones for summer and others for winter. Our senses change all the time, be it due to seasonal changes or situational ones. Really it’s all about moods, the mood you’re in or the one you want to project and a scent always helps create that.

In an age where brands bang out a million products and cover every imaginable genre of commodities, it’s an understatement to say how much I love a good niche perfume brand! My all time favourite is ROADS, an Irish brand that has gone super global. They focus on incredible, multi-layered scents which take a year to create from the birth of idea to the end product and the luxuriousness of each scent transport you into the person you want to be while wearing it. Here, we take a look at some of my favourite luxury perfume brands and a personal favourite in each one..


ROADS

Unsaid Eau de Parfum 50ml

£95


 

BYREDO

Bal D'Afrique Eau de Parfum - Neroli & Cedar Wood, 50ml

€98

 

Maison Margiela Replica

Beach Walk Eau de Toilette 100ml

€112.80


 

LE LABO

Santal 33 - Eau de Parfum, 50ml

€152

 

FREDERIC MALLE

L'Eau D'Hiver Eau De Parfum 100ml

€226


 

ACQUA DI PARMA

Colonia Eau de Cologne Spray 100ml

£95

 
 

DIPTYQUE PARIS

Philosykos Eau de Parfum 75ml

€125


 

KILIAN

Good Girl Gone Bad Icon Eau de Parfum

€203.68

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The HSF Holiday Guide; Beauty Gifts For Your Beauty

BeautyRebecca O'ByrneComment

To You Beauty, With Love

From the essentials to the luxurious, there is always something fabulous to give the beauty lovers in our lives at Christmas in terms of trending beauty products. This year we've compiled 100 of the hottest from the slickest brands - from classic red lips to the everyday necessities in skin care, here's what we'll be giving (and fingers crossed, receiving) this holiday season..

 
 

Frédéric Malle, The Interview

LifeRebecca O'ByrneComment

Sensually creative, Frédéric Malle is the master of his trade. Sitting at the helm of Editions de Perfumes Frédéric Malle, his journey to the top of the fragrance industry is steeped in family history and yet he stands alone as a visionary whose creations finds their way into the lives and perfume wardrobes of men and women the world over. 

Trish McEvoy, The Interview

Beauty, LifeRebecca O'ByrneComment

With an expertise spanning four decades it is undoubtedly for good reason that Trish McEvoy is a name we’re all familiar with. Makeup artist, entrepreneur and one of the beauty industries most prolific innovators, Trish is a woman with endless knowledge to impart and an array of lessons to teach.

Sonia Deasy of Pestle & Mortar, The Interview

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Having just launched her brand, Pestle & Mortar, on QVC, one of America’s largest selling platforms, Sonia Deasy is a lady on a mission. Her recent success in America which was received to a more than eager audience and a complete sell out in just seven minutes, is the next step in bringing about a better way of taking good care o our skin. At the core of Pestle & Mortar is an admirable value set the exemplifies simplicity, quality and a strong understanding of the less-is-more philosophy.