Bottled Sunshine

As local beauty enthusiasts celebrate the highly anticipated and long-awaited arrival of Tom Ford Beauty, Ford’s Black Orchid eau de parfum, one of the fragrance world’s most alluring scents, celebrates its tenth anniversary.Orchid Soleil, the latest addition to the Black Orchid family, is a radiant and seductive ode to summer and Ford’s enduring obsession with the bewitching black orchid.

The sparkling scent begins with subtle notes of pink pepper and cypress, capturing the warmth and sensuality of a woman’s bare skin in summer.Middle notes of tuberose and red spider lily wrap around the Orchid Soleil’s intoxicating center – the dramatic black orchid – before the scent reveals gourmand notes of chestnut cream and vanilla and sultry patchouli. Orchid Soleil is encapsulated in a luminous rose-gold version of the Art Deco-inspired Black Orchid flacon and comes in 50ml ($196) and 100ml ($290) eau de parfum.

Tom Ford Beauty is available now at David Jones Wellington and Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Auckland. 

The Colours of the Season

You know the see-now-buy-now trend has well and truly taken over the fashion world, when Pantone decide to release their trend trend forecast for spring 2017 just as New York Fashion Week wrapped up for another year.  Designers and consumers aren’t the only ones starting to think – and buy – less about seasons and more about perennial pieces that can be adapted teamed with more or less, depending on the time of the year. “You have to look at things and ask would people say, ‘I love that color. I want it now,’ Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute told Women’s Wear Daily. “For us, it also plays into that whole idea of transitional seasons and offering options that are not just typical of seasons.”


Click below and take a look at our four of our favourite shades you’re bound to start seeing in-store soon: think bold, bright and beautiful.