Fresh Scents

Uplifting scents have the power to transport us to another time and place; so it’s only natural that the arrival of spring welcomes in a fresh approach to fragrance. Think energetic hints of honey and freesia – try Chanel Boy – zesty bergamot paired with the unexpected – spritz Tom Ford Soleil Blanc – and a touch of juicy pear and red berries – we can’t go past YSL’s newest creation, Mon Paris.

Clockwise from top left: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc eau de parfum; Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamon cologne; Tom Ford Orchid Soleil eau de parfum; Zadig & Voltaire This is Her! eau de parfum; Marc Jacobs Splash: Cucumber eau de toilette; Chanel Boy eau de parfum; YSL Mon Paris eau de parfum; Elie Saab Le Parfum L’eau couture eau de toilette.

Not So Hidden Gems

As the festive season rapidly approaches we’re looking for quick and easy ways to glitz up our wardrobe. This season we’ll admit, like magpies we’re being drawn to sparkling, jewel-encrusted arm candy.

(Clockwise from left) Gold clutch with Swarovski crystals, $398 from Modes; OlgaBerg Hot Fix studded clutch, $149; Embellished Clutch, $589 from Modes .