Including Diptyque’s new joy-sparking perfume.
Diptyque’s latest fragrance is here
Meet Orphéon, the latest fragrance release from Diptyque. Launched on March 15, the eau de parfum is inspired by jazz clubs in Paris in the early 1960s. Notes of juniper berry, cedar, tonka bean and jasmine come together to create something that’s warm, joyful and celebratory. And isn’t that what we could all use right about now? Its name, Orphéon, was one of the bars where the three founders of the nearby Diptyque boutique liked to meet for a drink.
Dyson and Mane Addicts team up to support salon heroes affected by this challenging year
Mane Addicts, the hair trends brand founded by celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, has teamed up with Dyson to celebrate salon heroes impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic this past year. Starting this week, salon owners and stylists can submit their stories, and 20 to 25 will be chosen to receive Dyson products and be able to create content to live across Mane Addicts and Dyson platforms. Mane Addicts will also be choosing five to eight winners who will be invited to two Zoom education panels hosted by A-list stylists Jen Atkin, Pekela Riley and Matthew Collins. We caught up with Atkin and Collins to chat about the initiative.
“Our goal is to inspire the industry to keep pushing forward,” says Atkin. “Mane Addicts and Dyson want stylists to feel empowered and motivated after taking a hit this past year.” It’s certainly been a year unlike any other for everyone, and these stylists have come together to inspire their community to keep fighting. “It’s been a really rough year for so many hairstylists,” says Collins. “They’ve had their entire livelihoods taken away, which has caused morale to drop drastically, especially as creatives who thrive on daily interactions with clients. We wanted to highlight the heroes who made an effort to spread positivity and encouragement to others in such a dark time.” The main takeaway? Positivity is key. “As with so many industries, the salon industry was hit hard by COVID-19,” says Atkin. “But with 2020 behind us, the industry is looking ahead to a full rebound and recovery. Of course, salons will rebuild and come back strong but this isn’t something that will happen overnight. Just know that [the industry] will bounce back.”
Live Clean launches men’s deodorants
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to restock your deodorant collection for the season. Everyone’s favourite clean drugstore beauty brand, Live Clean, has just launched a line of three men’s deodorants to complement the brand’s beloved women’s deodorants. The men’s line is available in three scents (Cool, Ocean and Sport) and are made sans aluminum and baking soda. The 99% natural and plant-derived ingredients include soothing aloe and vitamin E, to keep itchiness and irritation at bay. Of course, you shouldn’t let the men’s and women’s labels prevent you from picking up the deodorant of your choice, so go with the scent you love, no matter which collection it’s from.
The Chanel Culture Fund has launched in support of innovators across the arts
Launched on March 17, Chanel has unveiled its global Culture Fund, an initiative that “seeks to champion equality of voice and give visibility to global game-changers at a time when the arts provide a vital source of inspiration and shifting perspectives on the way we view the world,” said the brand in a statement. The program also includes the Chanel Next Prize — individual awards of €100,000 to ten artists, in music, dance, performance and the visual arts, who are radically redefining their fields. “The Culture Fund represents Chanel’s belief in the central importance of individual creativity in driving innovation,” says Yana Peel, Global Head of Arts & Culture at Chanel. “At a time when we are navigating our way through complex new environments around the world, we know that artists generate transformative ideas that help us envision the way forward. Chanel has always championed the vitality and advancement of the arts, and we now expand that tradition through the Fund with a focus on supporting cultural innovators and path-breakers who are mapping out what’s next.”