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The super rich really aren’t like the rest of us. They fly in private jets, vacation on private islands, and have personal chefs (on my wishlist), and now they can own a fragrance priced at $2500.
The new Scent of Wealth just launched on June 26 and was created by French-born artist Platine DaVinci. In all fairness, the inspiration for the scent is not just the accumulation of material goods. It also embraces the definition that wealth can mean having a life full of rich and meaningful experiences, friends, and loved ones.
Its creator has experienced both. Born into a wealthy French family, she led a rebellious, artistic life until falling in love. Eleven years of iconic happiness fo
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Would Chanel No 5 smell as intoxicating if it were packaged in a jam jar? Or would Maybelline Great Lash still be fun without its playful pink and green tube? I’m going on the record to say definitely, “no!”
The art of beauty packaging contributes greatly to the pleasure of using makeup, skincare, or even shampoo. Sometimes it’s even an integral part of the application process, such as the built-in brush of YSL Touche Éclat or the simple squeeze of Lancôme Juicy Tubes. Other times, the packaging gives you a real feel for the brand: cheerful no-nonsense with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer or sophisticated luxury with the traditional blue Estée Lauder jars and bott
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Beauty is a fickle business. Marketers, developers, formulators, and consumers are always looking for the next new texture, ingredient, delivery system, or molecule. As a result, thousands of new cosmetic products are introduced each year. In 2011, the fragrance category alone saw the launch of 1,200 new perfumes worldwide—that’s more than three a day!
Thankfully, even with all of these new launches, the beauty loving public has made sure that iconic products, including favorites dating back to the early 1900s, have not been forgotten.
Perhaps, the best example of a classic product that remains a bestseller worldwide is the timeless, feminine fragrance Chanel N°5 ($98). Launched