H24: THE HERMES MAN CLAIMS MODERNITY WITH A BOTANICAL PRESENCE

The widely-anticipated men’s perfume is the house’s latest after 15 years. One moment, we’re trying to start the year right with pandemic vaccination. The next, we’re treated to snippets of a young man Inception-walking in an illusory city made up of smoke and mirrors. “H24: A fragrance beyond the lines,” the ad promised. If one…

Ba Yan Ka La – Transforming the Oriental Luxury Experience

One moment I was in the urban confines of Tangs, a multi-brand departmental store in the hub – buzz of Orchard; the next, a wood cabin in the fringe mountains of Tibet, redolent with the musky aromas of hanging herbs, chopped roots and bubbling butter tea. I guess I must be more careful where I…