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Beauty Travel

Vacation in a Bottle: Aerin Lauder’s New Scent Evokes a Tropical Paradise

Photos courtesy of Estée Lauder

“If you’re in Seattle or London or New York and you can’t actually get away, one sniff of this perfume will transport you somewhere beautiful … and warm,” promises Aerin Lauder about her new fragrance, Hibiscus Palm. Considering the grey skies overhead, we’ll try anything. But this prettily packaged perfume, which celebrates far-off destinations, white sand beaches and sweet-smelling coconut, happily sates our winter wanderlust. It’s like sunshine in a vintage-inspired bottle, a perfumed antidote to the cold and slush outside.

To celebrate the launch of Hibiscus Palm, Aerin was joined by Julie Sariñana, Helena Glazer Hodne and Tina Craig for yoga, massages and trips to the cenotes in Tulum, Mexico—the sort of palm-fringed paradise evoked by her latest exotic fragrance. After a few days spent luxuriating on what would be our dream vacation, Aerin sat down with our National Beauty Director Marynell Maddox to talk about Hibiscus Palm, what makes it so special and the special way she learned to apply her perfume from her grandmother, Estée.

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Beauty Style

Up Close and Personal: Lingerie and Perfume Pairings for Your Valentine’s Night In

Selecting a fragrance is much like choosing lingerie—both are deeply personal decisions that involve trusting your instincts. Whether your boudoir persona is more shrinking violet or smoldering temptress, we believe your scent and your skivvies should align with the mood—both yours and the occasion’s.

Below, we’ve paired our favorite romantic fragrances with their complementary negligees, bralettes and underthings, for an extremely sensual approach to the art of seduction.

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Beauty Men’s Grooming & Fragrance

The Best Fragrances for Women and Men, Spring 2016 | Stylist Picks

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Spring is here, which has us ready to update our closets and our fragrance wardrobe. We asked some of our expert Beauty Stylists to share what scents they’re excited to wear in the warmer days to come. Each recommends both their favorite classic scent and one that’s newly on the market. Finding a fragrance you love can be a challenge, so get our stylists’ best fragrance picks for women and men–there are 18 to love!  

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The Weekend Guide: January 15-17

The Anchoress, Confessions of a Romance NovelistHEAR: Confessions of a Romance Novelist by The Anchoress
The debut LP from Welsh singer, songwriter and producer Catherine Anne Davies under her new musical moniker, The Anchoress, soberly presents romantic notions roiled by orchestral rock. Davies’s serious songwriting is buoyed by catchy, playful turns of phrase and melodies, at once reminiscent of Kate Bush and Aimee Mann.

Malibu by Anderson .Paak
Like Kendrick Lamar, West Coast rapper Anderson .Paak mixes uniquely personal admissions with social commentary. Malibu, his second album, finds .Paak reflecting on single parents, success, R&B greats and his Californian heritage, with references to surf culture. It’s an atmospheric album, sampling sounds from the artist’s many preoccupations.

Not to Disappear by Daughter
British indie trio Daughter constructs an even more beautifully self-revealing second album while covering topics like Alzheimer’s (“Doing the Right Thing”), apathy (“No Care”) and sexual reproduction. Singer Elena Tonra’s trademark confessional style is wrapped in her colleagues’ complicated and comforting musical arrangements.

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Beauty Interviews

Gifted Giver: Nathan Rubin, Hermès Executive Director of Training

Hermès Carre at Nordstrom Seattle
Our Seattle flagship store recently received the happy addition of Hermès Carré, a little shop dedicated to the luxurious fragrances of Hermès. Just in time for Christmas season, this counter carrying lovely bottles of perfumes and lotions, scented candles and perfectly packaged soaps is a gift containing endless elegant gifting options—all like pretty orange nested parcels.

Nathan Rubin, Hermès executive directorWe took this opportunity to explore the Carré and to speak with Nathan Rubin, Hermès executive director of retail and training, about how to select a scent for someone and the perfect Hermès gifts for everyone on your list.

What makes a good gift?

I think the best gifts are the ones that are thoughtful and personal. A great gift also reflects the personality and desires of the person for whom it is intended. Fragrance is a gift that perfectly fits all of these requirements but I frequently hear that people are hesitant to give fragrance as a gift because it is “too personal.” They are afraid they will make a mistake.

This is where the Hermès Carré can really help. Our staff are expertly trained and can help you pick a fragrance for someone if you tell them a little bit about the person you are buying for. Every perfume has a personality and a story at Hermès. We are experts at connecting people with our perfumes and making them at home at the Hermès Carré.

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST: READ ON

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