Caudalie, a skincare brand started back in 1993 in the Bordeaux region of France among the vines on the family owned vineyard, the Château Smith Haut Lafitte by husband and wife Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas has now expanded its wing in Malaysia with the opening of its first standalone kiosk at Sunway Pyramid Mall.
There is indeed a shift in the beauty industry lately that more and more luxury counter brands started to open their standalone store, or also known as boutiques. Just very recently, Lancôme Malaysia opened their first boutique prominently located at The Gardens Mall. I was invited to the boutique to check the store out and for a little pampering session to try out the new boutique’s personalized beauty services.
SK-II never fail in releasing Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence bottle design for various occasion throughout the year and with the recent successful release of SK-II’s festive Suminagashi-inspired designs, now launching exclusively in Asia comes the limited edition Chinese New Year SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Multi-Colored Phoenix design.
Every brand has a story, every perfumer behind a fragrance has a story. Even every scent has a story. And Scent Maker is all about translating what the perfumer feels and went through in life to a new fragrance scent. Scent Maker is about the story of the perfumer. To the perfumer, each scent is a chapter to a new journey. He stores all the scent memories that he picked up in his mind. As time goes by, he begins to translate these scents into fragrances.
Whenever I go to a store or boutique launch, I just go. I don’t think much. But Laneige’s new boutique at Pavilion Elite had so many people asking me “what’s the difference between this one with others?”. Then it got me thinking.