Inspiration Lab

February 26, 2010, 7:57 am
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Whenever I’m at the airport I love going through the perfumery. It’s not so much that I’m a girlie girl who buys loads of make up and perfume when I travel, I just love to look at the packaging. This time my eye stopped at the new perfume from Paco Rabanne. I also found another great sample in Isetan department store in Tokyo. It’s a collaboration between Monocle (yes, the magazine) and Japanese fashion gurus Comme des Garcons (French name aside they ARE Japanese). Lovely, aren’t they? I also really like the format of the bottle on the Prada smell l’eau Ambrée but I don’t for the life of me understand the placing of the fabric label on top of the logo, one of them is plenty, otherwise they should have made the print on the box more into a pattern or a big crop of the logo. Are you listening Prada people?

January 2, 2010, 3:35 pm
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Happy New Year everyone!! I’m coming to you from my bed in my PJs and I have not managed to go out an face the new year yet.

Anyway, it’s time to get cracking. I’ve noticed that using wood is quite hot right now especially in beauty products like prefumes and lotions. I think it’s a beautiful trend communicating a tendency of going back to nature in a sense. Just look at these two series of perfumes from Nasomatto and Anicka Yi and Maggie Peng.

Six Scents Series 2
November 28, 2009, 5:36 pm
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I’ve blogged about the first series in the Six Scents series and now there’s a second series designed by the likes of Philip Lim, Henrik Vibskov and more. I like the packaging better on the first series but the second one is cool too.

See more:

Six scents series 1.

Six scents series 2.