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Fresh fragrances: picks the best of the new perfumes launching this season.


Every Jo Malone launch is something to look forward to and Blackberry & Bay, €46, is the latest olfactory offering from the brand. Comprising notes of blackberries, freshly picked bay leavess and zesty grapefruit, it is a super-fresh, vaguely nostalgic scent that is sure to be a best-seller. Manifesto is a sophisticated and glamourous fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent, €53.50. Extremely feminine, this perfume contains jasmine, tonka bean and fresh green notes, which add a modern edge to its intensely floral heart.



Julia Roberts is the ambassadress for Lancôme’s latest and muchanticipated, La Vie Est Belle, €47. The fragrance was created by three of France’s most esteemed perfumers and took three years to create. Based on the iris,

with jasmine jasmine, orange blossom and Indonesian patchouli, it is a beautiful floral fragrance with depth. It is the brand’s biggest fragrance launch since Trésor back in the 1990s and one that will no doubt become one of the next generation iconic scents.

SUPER SPA ... October sees Dublin’s Shelbourne hotel expanding to include an exciting five-star spa for all dedicated beauty lovers. Featuring top-tier treatment brands, Elemis and Pevonia ... the new spa to be seen in;


Coco Noir by Chanel, €92, is the next step in the Coco franchise. With a darker, more broody sophistication than Mademoiselle, Noir contains pink peppercorn, rose, narcissus and jasmine with lower notes of cedar and rose geranium.

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Contained in a truly beautiful black bottle, this is a stunning fragrance and a definite classic in the making. Private Blend Jardin Noir is a quartet of fragrances for autumn from Tom Ford. Each one celebrates and re-imagines four of the most treasured


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blooms in perfumery. Lys Fume, €165, is based on a nightblooming tropical white lily but you wouldn’t recognise it; Ford has added ylang ylang, nutmeg, turmeric and West Indian demerara rum essence to create a dreamy, hypnotic warmth. This scent series is one to covet.

MY BEAUTY TY MUSTS Irish DJ and model Vogue Wilson,, who now lives in sunny Australia, shares her tips on how to look fresh afterr flying from onee side of the world rld to the other. YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCT FOR LONG FLIGHTS? A good moisturiser is always a staple. I love Decléor’s Experience de L’Âge – Triple Action Rich Cream; I always get dry skin on long-haul flights so this makes sure I don’t. YOUR TOP TIP FOR STAYING FRESH ON FLIGHTS? I always take off my make-up during a longhaul flight, then I moisturise at least once every couple of hours. It’s great to use a face mist too and I think the Decléor masks are amazing. Everybody always says drink loads of water but I don’t usually stick to that! On short flights I don’t really have a routine; they are the time to sit back with a glass of wine and read magazines. YOUR MAKE-UP ROUTINE BEFORE YOU GET OFF A FLIGHT? I always wear sunglasses because they cover tired eyes. I put on my MAC foundation and add some Strobe Cream, also from MAC, underneath, so my skin looks glowy. Then I just use a bit of lip gloss and I’m good to go. DO YOU USE ANY MULTI-PURPOSE PRODUCTS? I like to use a cream blush as a lip balm. It adds a really natural touch of colour without looking too strong. YOUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION? I don’t really have one but I like anywhere hot. If I had to choose one I would say Ireland, since moving to Australia this is definitely my favourite place to come back to. YOUR LAST BEAUTY PURCHASE? My make-up artist gave me a wedding package of all the essentials I needed on the day. I got lots of lip-glosses because I’m obsessed with them. ANY PRODUCTS YOU STOCK UP ON WHILE ABROAD? I always bring loads of Paw Paw cream home from Australia for my friends, it’s amazing.



CARA MAGAZINE October/November 2012  

Aer Lingus In Flight magazine

CARA MAGAZINE October/November 2012  

Aer Lingus In Flight magazine