It all began with 1,000 bars of triple-milled, vegetable-based, single-note-scented soaps that were handcrafted in southern France.
Close your eyes and inhale: the aroma is deceptively that of fresh brownie batter, ready for the oven.
This year, Truefitt & Hill turns 210 years old, making it the (Guinness World Record’s book-approved) oldest barbershop in the world.
Founded in Italy in 1948, Proraso began as a single product: the eucalyptus-and-menthol-based miracle cream, crema miracolosa, that could be used both before (to soften the skin) and after (to calm irritation) shaving.
There is an uprising happening among today’s modern men. A revolt against the 2-in-1s, the “everywhere” washes, the jack-of-all-trades shaving creams.
You don’t know until you try—this statement rings particularly true in the beauty industry. Fortunately, Berlin–based beauty brand Glossybox offers reprieve from commitment via a convenient subscription service.
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.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: A woman’s nails often act as visual shorthand, offering clues to her character through length, colour, and shape. Think of Humbert Humbert delicately daubing scarlet polish on Lolita’s toes in the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick’s film, or of Joan Crawford’s femme fatale fingernails—long, crimson, and razor-sharp.
In Japan, where public baths are everywhere, communal bathing is a pleasurable everyday ritual. Visitors who stay at hot springs resorts can experience a mental and physical cleanse while immersing themselves (literally) in Japanese culture.