By Guest Contributor Candice Sabatini
When I visualize shopping in Paris, the images that pop into my head are elegant boutiques, often jammed and crammed, but oozing with elegance. Nothing could be further from that picture than the new Paris concept shop named Merci. With over 16,000 sq. ft of soaring industrial like space on three floors, this recently opened concept shop near the Marais is on a mission to help the children of Madagascar. The owners, Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, who created the luxury children’s brand, Bonpoint, felt that this was the perfect time to create an emporium of luxury items, but also give back and help others less fortunate. (more…)
ANNICK GOUTAL GARDENIA PASSION – So seductive and rich, this is sure to become your perennial favorite scent, and his too. The heady aroma of gardenias surrounds you. Sweet and flowery, this is a parfum that lasts all day, without being too heavy. Gentlemen take notice – this is a PERFECT gift for your ladies…Very romantic. My other favorite is the citrusy, musky scent of Eau d’Hadrien that celebrated its 25 year anniversary. Eau D’Hadrien now comes in a room fragrance, candle, body oil, body spray and body cream too in case you can’t get enough of it.
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – Gardenia Passion is a must-have from Annick Goutal.