BEAUTY | Maison Christian Dior Launches A Perfume Primed For Valentine’s

Looking for a last – minute valentine’s day gift? Maison Christian Dior has just revealed its latest fragrance and it just so happens to be the perfect package. Name Rouge Trafalgar it is inspired by the iconic red designs created by Christian Dior. ‘Translating a color into a perfume is an exercise in style. Even more so when it’s Dior Red, one of our House’s iconic shades’, explains Francois Demachy, Dior’s Perfumer-Creator, ‘For me, this red had to evoke a joyful color, a radiant scarlet red like the outfits designed by Christian Dior.’

Arriving in the house’s signature glass oval bottle, the juice is a blush berry shade reminiscent of a bouquet of flowers. The scent itself is mouth-wearing. Looking to red fruits like cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, Demachy has combined them with the unexpected notes of blackcurrant and grapefruit. In the middle of the fragrance, violet – leaf arrives adding a touch of greenness before wood, patchouli and musk round it off. The result is almost like a fruit punch, juicy, sweet and feminine.

The name itself is not only derived from the notes but the ‘Trafalgers’. Christian Dior described them in his memoir published in 1956, Dior by Dior, ‘As for the shocking models, those which are designed to draw attention to the new line, they are shown towards the middle of the show. It is custom to call them the ‘Trafalgars’, those which make the covers or big pages of the magazines (…). After an hour of the show, they recapture the wandering attention of the audience’. A fitting name for such a lively and joyful blend.


REAL LIFE | Drew Barrymore Says ‘Don’t Be Fooled’ By Stars’post-Baby Bodies: ‘I Have Clawed My Way There’

Fitting into Hollywood body standards doesn’t come easy to Drew Barrymore, and at age 45, she’s accepted that. The actress and mom of two is speaking openly about her body struggles on Instagram for what she’s calling her ‘#WellnessWeek’, and on Wednesday, she talked about the ‘rollercoaster of my body’. Barrymore said that her body … Continue reading REAL LIFE | Drew Barrymore Says ‘Don’t Be Fooled’ By Stars’post-Baby Bodies: ‘I Have Clawed My Way There’

ROYALS | Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Just Revealed Major New Details About Their Royal Exit

LONDON – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will formally step down as senior royals next month. The agreement reached between the Queen and the couple last month will be put into effect starting March 21, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says. Starting April 1, Harry and Meghan will no longer hold … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Just Revealed Major New Details About Their Royal Exit

THE ROYAL MOM | Kate Middleton Says Mothers Who Don’t Admit Failures are ‘Lying’

The Duchess of Cambridge struggles with ‘mummy guilt’ because the royal duties sometimes affect her role as the mother of George, Charlotte, and Louis. Kate Middleton, 38, described herself as the ‘always busy mom’, and said ‘I think that moms who don’t admit their failures are actually lying’. In an interview on the ‘Happy Mum, … Continue reading THE ROYAL MOM | Kate Middleton Says Mothers Who Don’t Admit Failures are ‘Lying’

BEAUTY | Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Turmeric

Why has humbled turmeric become the beauty industry’s new obsession? Alkassandra discovers the benefits of turmeric and the little-known merits of this miracle spice What Is Turmeric Used For? Scientists have only recently only recently dubbed turmeric a ‘super nutraceutical’ – a nutrient and a pharmaceutical – yet its incredible benefits have been extolled for … Continue reading BEAUTY | Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Turmeric

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