Frapin Nevermore eau de parfum is an unforgettable rose scent. Haunting, elusive, and evocative; it is a scent for all eternity. Last September, I was fortunate enough to meet David Frossard, the Creative Director of Frapin, at Bloom Perfumery, where he was introducing Nevermore, the newest scent in the Frapin line. I was given a bottle of Nevermore(…)
There are many, many things I love about being a Capricorn*, and high on the list is that my birthday falls during the January sales. It’s My Birthday And I’ll Buy If I Want To is my New Year Resolution and has been for many years! Anything I’ve shown HEROIC resistance to buying for myself(…)
I was struck by un coup de foudre when I first set eyes on Coup D’Eclat Ampoules Lifting. I have a weakness for most things French – and I especially love their food, their strikes, their magazines, their magasins and their beauty products. Coup D’Eclat retails at BeautyMART for £36.00, which works out to £3.00 per capsule. This is a bit(…)
Shamah Khan lives in East London and works as a swimming teacher. This interview took place in December 2013, the photos were taken in spring of 2014, and I owe Shamah endless thanks for her patience in waiting on publication!
The Bronze Buffer is a magic sponge that puts an end to tragic tanning mistakes. These soft, squeezable little stars can gently blend away and erase every tide-mark, blotch, stain and streak that stands between you and your perfect fake tan. Do you think it sounds too good to be true? That’s what I thought until Anna-Marie Solowij(…)
CARLOS HUBER is the Creative Director of Arquiste: a house that creates fragrances inspired by specific moments in history. Carlos Huber visited Bloom Perfumery this spring, to introduce the new Arquiste scent: L’Etrog Acqua. I was fortunate enough to be invited to meet with him for a one-to-one exploration of the Arquiste line. iBeheld: Your background(…)
Or more accurately, Last Year, Old Riah … I’ve been terrible at keeping the world updated with my hair woes and triumphs. A new reader might not even know that I have extremely fine hair, and that in the last couple of years it has been thinning around the crown and naturally wonky parting. I(…)
I have written before about Concoction: the cocktail-concept shampoo that allows YOU to choose the scent-and-serums combination that will make your locks the toast of the town. I have a Citrus & Black Pepper + 2 shots of Pump Up The Volume on the go at the moment, but I’m already planning my next purchase (Bakhour(…)