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Rejuvenated iconic scents

New interpretations of iconic scents may have a lasting, shimmering intensity made possible by today’s technology, but will they become classics themselves, wonders Vicci Bentley
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Floral and fruity fragrances

As unexpected bursts of whisky, leather and honeyed saffron give way to traditional blooms at their heart, today’s “upside down” floral fragrances convey a new contemporary refinement. Vicci Bentley reports. Photographs by Omer Knaz
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Once upon a scent

Today’s most desirable perfumes have intriguing tales to tell – be they of epic adventure, passionate romance or falls from grace. Vicci Bentley asks why storytelling is suddenly so seductive
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Coup de poudre

As the boundaries blur between new high-tech foundations and powders, do we still need them both for velvety-smooth radiance, asks Vicci Bentley
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Show me the ceremony

As the time-poor west strives to harness the essence of Asia’s epic multistep skincare rituals, can hybrid products fast-track to beautiful skin? Vicci Bentley reports
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Bare-faced chic

Subtle and effortless is the holy grail of make-up – and it has never been easier to achieve. Vicci Bentley reveals the discreet new products that have a natural finish covered
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Dress scents

The art of distilling the DNA of a fashion house into a scent is being revived by a small band of elite perfumers. Vicci Bentley reports. Photomontage by Omer Knaz
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