World Perfume Masterclass at Huka Lodge

Book into one of the world’s most desirable hotels, Huka Lodge in Taupo (New Zealand), during the last weekend of July, and you can take part in ‘Celebrate the Art of Living’, a programme of events hosted by some of the country’s most respected experts in luxury and design.

WORLD Beauty founders Benny Castles and Frances Hooper will take two perfume workshops, one geared towards women and another for men, all the while “entertaining you with erudition and intrigue as they skillfully guide your olfactory senses across a carefully curated collection of fragrances”.

Designer Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects will entertain with a discussion on his approach to revitalizing a modern city and his multi-faceted methodology.

Groundbreaking floral designer Davina Prankerd of Vida Flores will join the lines between high fashion and floral sculpture.

Guests will also hear from Dan Balmer, GM of global marketing for Aston Martin Lagonda, while having the opportunity to test-drive Aston Martin cars over the weekend.

The ‘Celebrate the Art of Living’ weekend is presented complimentary to Huka Lodge guests during the weekend of 31 July to 01 August, normal autumn-winter rates from NZ$795 per person per night.

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Chanel’s New Film

This month Chanel launches their new fragrance Chance Eau Vive (see it in the latest issue of MiNDFOOD).

To celebrate, the brand is releasing a new film on 10th June European time. The film is created by acclaimed designer, illustrator, photographer and director Jean-Paul Goude, and is situated in a couture imagining of a bowling alley.

Here is the film below.