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What does your choice of fragrance say about the tea you like to drink? According to Hoda Paripoush, founder of Sloane Fine Tea Merchants and scent expert, quite a lot. As a tea sommelier she has rounded up the best teas to pair with the best luxury perfumes.

It’s natural to switch up your wardrobe in the fall, opting for warmer clothes and more muted colours. As the temperature drops and the light changes, people should change their fragrances too.

Lana Turner was a dame who understood the power of the pout. In The Postman Always Rings Twice, her lipstick case rattles along a café floor toward a rugged John Garfield. Her manner poised and hand outstretched, Turner waits for Garfield to bring it over; when he doesn’t, she saunters by, grabs the case from his hand, applies her lipstick, then hits the road.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The summer of 2006 was the winter of my fragrance discontent. Actually, it was more like despair. Perhaps my mood was unduly influences by Karl Lagerfeld’s utterances about the impending fall fashions: “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”

Accessory essentials from the fall/winter 2011 collections.

The biggest season for fashion is also the best time of year to find a favourite handbag revived and refreshed by a redesign.