Poivre Samarcande Hermes: An Oak-Scented Fragrance

I am probably not alone if I admit that when visiting an Hermès boutique in search of a gift and browsing through the many fragrances in the Hermessence line, I linger at the counter, picking up the blotters again and again, basically going in circles. There is no doubt whatsoever that with his creations, Jean-Claude Ellena declares that he is not at all aiming at guessing every customer'... Read full article: Poivre Samarcande Hermes: An Oak-Scented Fragrance from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
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Link Love: Cosy Winter Accessories

Now that it’s cold in Belgium, I’ve been looking at a few new Winter accessories to keep me warm. Perhaps you’d like to browse with me: From a faux fur casual bucket hat to a paisley-appliqué felted wool beret, here are 16 stylish Winter hats. Popsugar rounds up 25 Banana Republic accessories to keep you warm all Winter. Fashionista found us 33 more Winter accessories that will help us bundle up in style. In the market for new gloves? Then have a look at these 16 pairs. Fleece-lined leggings ca...
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36 of the Coolest Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

You’ve bought the big gifts, you’ve stocked all the necessary boxes, bags, ribbons, bows, and colorful wrapping paper. The Christmas tree is decorated, lit, and awaiting Santa’s delivery. The only thing left is to figure out what to put in those darned stockings that your kids are so excited about. Who has time to think... Read More » The post 36 of the Coolest Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids appeared first on .
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Study links permanent hair dye to increased risk of breast cancer, particularly among black women

Women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be at an increased risk of breast cancer — particularly black women.
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A Primer on Brandy

Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. —Samuel Johnson  Of all the spirits, brandy has perhaps the stuffiest, most aristocratic image. What comes to my mind is old men in velvet jackets, gently swirling oversized goblets of a rich mahogany-colored liquid in front of a roaring fireplace.  And yet, this old-school drink is quietly becoming a giant in the beverage industry, surprisingly outselling the likes of Scotch and gin. Chances ar...
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Perfumes Aged in American Oak Barrels: OK Fine Fragrances

"First indie fine fragrance collection aged in American oak barrels like fine wine, whiskey and bourbon for smoother, more wearable and more dimensional scents."   With the words above, the new perfume house OK Fine Fragrances describes in a nut shell what their brand is all about. My introduction to these scents started with an email from Michael Simpson, co-founder and Creative Director of OK... Read full article: Perfumes Aged in American Oak Barrels: OK Fine Fragrances from Fragrantica Per...
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In Anticipation of the Holidays! Popular Brands Bring Us Their Best Wishes in Holiday Videos

Every year during the holiday season, various popular designer brands present their annual holiday videos to spread the joyous atmosphere and bring attention to the products they recently launched on the market. This year, some of the campaigns are following the brand's existing photo advertisements, while others create a festive mood by reminding us it's the time of year for gifts and surpr... Read full article: In Anticipation of the Holidays! Popular Brands Bring Us Their Best Wishes in ...
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What to Expect When Moving to an In-House Counsel Position

In-house counsel positions are always in demand, but do in-house job-seekers know what to expect? If you are moving to an in-house counsel position, you want to make your new job your home. Princeton Legal Search Group gives their thoughts on in-house life. As they note, compensation can be lower, but company culture and your day to day business-centric focus may be a welcome change. “A major part of the recruiting work we do at Princeton Legal Search Group is focused on growing in house lega...
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The In-House Legal Function: What The Future Holds

The in-house legal function is facing transformational challenges, as this piece by Allen & Overy discusses.  As an in-house counsel, are you ready for what lies ahead? One thing is clear – being indispensable is not something that is going away! “The global legal market is approaching a tipping point. Cost pressures, regulatory overload, the challenges of scale and global reach, advances in technology, diversification of providers and the workplace expectations of a new generation of lawyers...
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Architect Hormuz Batliboi Transforms an Empty Bed-Stuy Brownstone into a Family-Friendly Triplex

The late-19th-century brownstones in the Landmark District of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood are both protected and rapidly changing—sometimes all at once, as in the case of architect Hormuz Batliboi’s own home. Article by Jesse Dorris | Interior Design “It eschews the either/or paradigm of renovating a historic brownstone in favor of an and/also approach,” Batliboi says of the space, which he transformed from an empty shell without mechanicals, electricity, or working plumbing into ...
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Renier Habana 500: A Cup of Coffee On a Leather Seat

  Renier Perfumes has recently launched a limited edition fragrance that is a tribute to the Cuban city of Havana, celebrating its 500th anniversary. This is the latest scent in the Taino Collection, and for this special edition, Renier asked perfumer Daniel Josier to create an olfactory translation of this iconic city. Habana 500 is a trip through modern Havana, but while remembering the firs... Read full article: Renier Habana 500: A Cup of Coffee On a Leather Seat from Fragrantica Perfumes a...
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Zoru Bhathena who campaigned against decision to cut trees at Aarey, caught up in ugly property dispute with father

As Darayus Bhathena lands up at police station with injuries, his son says the wounds are self-inflicted and files a counter complaint, saying his father’s motive is the family bungalow. Article by Vinay Dalvi | Mumbai Mirror Environmental activist Zoru Bhathena, 44, who campaigned against the previous government’s decision to hack trees at Aarey Colony for a Metro car shed, has been accused of assault by his father Darayus Bhathena, the rally racing legend and member of the Federation of Motor ...
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Chloé Nomade Absolu de Parfum

Chloé launched Nomade in 2018 to showcase the adventurous and daring spirit of a Chloé woman. It is inspired by freedom, the desire for open spaces, endless horizons, and empowerment. Its Eau de Toilette version was launched in 2019, and the Chloé Nomade Absolu edition comes out at the beginning of 2020. Nomade Absolu is announced as a modern fragrance of independence, elegance, and adventur... Read full article: Chloé Nomade Absolu de Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Danish Kaneria or Dane Vilas – who is most Danish?

Dane Vilas and Danish Kaneria (via YouTube) Danish Kaneria is a Pakistani cricketer who has been banned from the sport for life for spot-fixing. Dane Vilas is a South African cricketer who currently plays for Lancashire. Despite what their names suggest, neither player is from Denmark. So who is most Danish? Let’s measure the two men against what we know about the country of Denmark to try and work it out. As an added challenge, we’ll also have to make sure that Vilas wins...
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Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything (#399)

Photo by Pasi Salminen “When you feel like you’re not productive, it’s not necessarily because you’re lazy or because you have bad habits, it’s because you’re not working on the right projects and you haven’t found the ones that are intrinsically motivating and meaningful to you.” — Adam Grant Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. He is an expert in how we can find motivation and meaning, and...
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What Does Flexibility Mean in the Workplace? The Answer Might Surprise You

“Young People Are Going To Save Us All From Office Life,” cheered the headline of a recent New York Times article that caught my eye. As the article explored, flexibility is often cited as the highest priority for newer professionals as they evaluate jobs. But I would argue that, in our current five-generation environment,  workplace […] The post What Does Flexibility Mean in the Workplace? The Answer Might Surprise You appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
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New Coat and Pant Proportions: Yay or Nay

I recently stumbled across an outfit online that incorporates a few of the moment’s controversial style elements. The large components of red, which some believe should be saved for the holidays and Christmas only. The flared pants worn at the new shorter full length with flats, which is a significant departure from forever flattering floor-skimming perfect pant lengths. The maxi coat worn over shorter length flares — new proportions that recently evoked a myriad of opinions. The festive, yet re...
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Hey Manager – Could You Be Too Much Into This Team Thing?

Yes, collaboration is important, but could you be hurting your team? Image Credit: Werkheim Yea! It’s time to work on a team! How many times have you heard someone say this to you? As managers of a team, we are expected use our manager skills to lead by example and so we are the ones who are supposed to be able to show our team what it means to work successfully as a part of a team. We’ve all been to the manager training courses where we’ve been taught about the power of working in teams. S...
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Are You Motivated by Power, Relationships, or Achievement?

There are three universal motivators; power, relationships, and achievement. It is very important that you determine which of these three things motivate you, and seek a career that caters to this... By Harrison Barnes
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NEW Hedonist & Viktoria Minya Interview

Perfume PosseNEW Hedonist & Viktoria Minya Interview Hey there Posse! I’ve been chatting to Viktoria from the Hedonist house of fragrances. I TOTALLY knew you’d be excited to read about the new stuff going on for her. This is a short & sweet interview about her, Hedonist… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseNEW Hedonist & Viktoria Minya Interview
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Creative ways to announce your engagement this festive season

According to leading jewellery retailer Angelic Diamonds , the festive period is the most popular time of year to get engaged. If you’re planning on popping the question this Christmas, or you have an idea that your partner could be asking you, then look no further. This article will give you all the creative inspiration you need on how to announce the news to friends and family. Here’s five creative ways to announce your engagement this festive season:  1. Cute candy canes  Personalis...
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