Vicci Bentley

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The best new lipsticks

New lipsticks and balms solve the dilemma of reconciling pigment with condition and staying power, says Vicci Bentley
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The alluring ambiguity of amber perfume

Teetering between powdery sweetness and feral ambiguity, amber’s polarising scent is edging out musk as the bedrock of oriental fragrances. Vicci Bentley reports. Photography by Pedro Aguilar
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Rose perfumes come into bloom

The queen of flowers is ripe for rediscovery as fragrance houses rewrite one of perfumery’s most enduring ingredients. Vicci Bentley reports. Photography by Pedro Aguilar
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Hot on the scent

It’s been as controversial as it is compelling, but musk has myriad new expressions, from subtly languorous to insistently erotic. Vicci Bentley reports.
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The discreet smell of success

Subtly deployed fragrance can prove a powerful ally in the workplace, exuding quiet authority, signalling creative flair – and even fostering trust.
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Drink in the scent

They’re the most polemic of scents, but perfumes that play with notes of spirits and food are winning over a new generation of fragrance aficionados. Vicci Bentley reports.
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