Evoking Provence.

An outing to a L’Occitane en Provence boutique is reminiscent of a trip to the region from which the French beauty company takes its name. From the bright yellow signage and the limewashed walls, to the warm ochre terracotta floors, there are notes of Provence everywhere.

On the nose.

Early morning sunlight streams through the 500-square-foot studio of perfumer Anne McClain as she leans over her pinewood workbench. The lush scents of perfumes, elixirs, and beeswax moulds surround McClain in her greenhouse-like space.

Face time.

Just as our lungs must breathe, our skin must breathe, too. Enter Intraceuticals, an Australian line of skin-care products that not only expedites this process but improves upon it with their innovative Clinic Treatments.

Elegance with a twist.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Combining a modern edge with family heritage, Aerin Lauder is taking Estée Lauder into the 21st century with grace and determination.

His choice.

Every colour in beauty company Uslu Airlines’ collection is assigned a three-letter airport destination code, acting as an identifier for both a specific location and the product itself. For the lipstick TOR, co-founder Jan Mihm was eager to turn their standard market research approach upside down and define a target group with a different perspective.

Scent of the season.

WINTER WHITES: New to Jo Malone’s growing unisex fragrance lineup is Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a breezy homage to the English seaside.

Sleek salon.

WINTER WHITES: Step into Gee Beauty in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood or Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops, and all is calm, bright. Amidst a flurry of activity, as estheticians help patrons get polished for their many holiday parties, there is serenity and order.

Best tressed.

In an era devoted to curl-and-set rollers and Elnett Satin hairspray, Kérastase’s launch in 1964 in France made more than a few waves with its treatments for hair and emphasis on care.

The beauty of science.

The chance to sit down with a leading skin-care scientist doesn’t come along often, if at all. The added insight provided by someone who knows the intricacies of minute, cellular functions at work is critical to achieving the best possible routine and results.