Gifts for her: The Newest Luxury Picks of the Season
From the most exquisite and attention grasping jewellery pieces to perfumes that smell heavenly day and night, Gafencu has put together these and more luxury picks that are taking over the season, and all these listed items would be a perfect gift for mothers too.
Parfums MDCI takes inspiration from the famous French oil on canvas Portrait of Madame Récamier by the French Neoclassical painter François Gérard. Named “La Ravissante”, this women’s perfume creates a floral, gourmet and enchanting scent that would be perfect to add to any Mother’s Day gift list. Check out the whole collection at Scented Niche stores. K11 Musea.
For spring 2023, John Hardy explores the pivotal shift of emblematic designs. The Classic Chain Icon collection pays homage to a long-time signature of the Bali-based jeweller and the ultimate symbol of bonding. This handcrafted series of chain bracelets take on a sharp, colourful transformation with the addition of vibrant gemstones such as blue topaz, light aquamarine and blue-green tourmaline while maintaining its coveted hand-woven look.
Paris Love Letters
A limited-edition S.T. Dupont collection presents masterpieces inspired by the most iconic monuments of the French capital. The S.T. Dupont Loves Paris range comprises the Writing Set, Smoking Set and Collector Set, with just 150 of each available. The sets are presented in lacquered wooden boxes featuring a rolling Parisian cityscape, stretching from the Pont des Arts to the Eiffel Tower, and finished with golden accents in honour of the brand’s 150th anniversary.
Inspired by the marvels of nature, the Ramage collection by renowned Italian jeweller Buccellati celebrates the arrival of spring. Elegant pieces perfectly capture the abundant flora and foliage of this picturesque season in a classic pattern of the house popular since the 1920s. Through exquisite craftsmanship and fine attention to detail, a delicate openwork leaf pattern, accentuated by branches and vines, is created in gold and tiny diamonds for rings, earrings and pendants.
Coming of Shape
The newly formulated advanced body shaping cream from Clarins targets stubborn curves at all ages, specifically on the abdomen, waist, buttocks and thigh areas. As an expert in Silhouette Care for more than 65 years, Clarins always strives to innovate and create specific, targeted ingredients and products for sleeker-looking body contours. Formulated with Arctic Ferment extract, the new Body Shaping Cream is upgraded with Organic Cryptomeria extract.
One of Love
Qeelin presents the brand new Wulu Echo collection, a celebration of self-love. Designed in symmetry, the mythical gourd upon which Wulu takes its shape is now paired up with a mirror image. It is crafted in 18k rose gold offering a diverse range of jewellery, from bangles and rings to ear hoops and necklaces. its dainty appearance easily sparks joy while at the same time offering many ways to display one’s own personal charm and making for the perfect fashion statement.
Balms of the Pore
Benefit devotes a whole new collection to the health of the pores. The 10 POREfessional products plus a handy cleansing wand have been specially developed to help minimise and clear the pores for a smoother, less congested complexion. POREfessional Tight ’n Toned Toner foam blends powerful alpha hydroxy acids and polyhydroxy acid to gently exfoliate the skin. For weekly use, POREfessional Deep Retreat Clay Mask contains mineral-rich kaolin clay to unblock deep pores and sea fennel extract to reduce excess surface oil.
Diptyque has developed a new fragrance in collaboration with perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin and artist Alix Waline. Infused with white musk and mimosa, L’Eau Papier is a tribute to creation – the backbone of the Parisian maison – and to paper, the primary means by which that creativity is expressed. Just as the ink will permeate different sheets of paper in unique ways, L’Eau Papier will produce different results from one skin to another over time.
For more shopping inspiration, check out our shopping column (pg: 36) in our latest May 2023 issue. Available on the Gafencu app on Android and Apple.