Aesop has revealed a collection of gift kits.
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Aesop Gift Kits   Taking inspiration from its stores from Hong Kong to Zurich, Aesop has revealed a collection of gift kits, which will thrill even its most loyal fans. Each of the seven sets is named after an Aesop address and comes with an edited A-Z guide to steer you through their neighbourhood's cultural haunts. Apart from being useful, the kits are filled with a thoughtful selection of full-sized classics and packaged in a black nylon case to serve those always on the go.  Lyndhurst Terrace, £50, by Aesop,

Not ones to keep things under wraps for long, in a new feature exclusive to, deputy beauty and lifestyle editor Pei-Ru Keh unveils which products to line your bathroom shelves with this month.

Kicking things off is a hit list from a mix of niche brands as well established favourites. From a heady fragrance purpotedly taking 10,000 blossoms to constitute one drop, to a playful Vemeer-inspired make-up range, these preening products strike the right balance between form and function and leave us longing for more.

Aesop Gift Kits

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Aesop Gift Kits in red colored.

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Aesop Gift Kits in green colored.

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The latest hair-raiser in white color.


Since its inception in 2004, EVO has struck the right balance between form and function with its arsenal of beauty products. The latest hair-raiser to come out of its paraben and sulphate-free labs is a dynamic hair spray that delivers both on hold and shine, which is still easily rinsed out with water. Armed with the brand's signature bold graphics and irreverent humour, there is no point resisting.

'Builder's Paradise' working spray, A$29.95, by EVO,

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MAC's minimal black packaging with a playful flair..


For his collaboration with make-up giant MAC, Marcel Wanders drew from his Dutch heritage to create an alluring limited-edition collection. Inspired by Johannes Vermeer and his many portraits of women, Wanders re-envisioned MAC's minimal black packaging with a playful flair. Even the lipsticks and glosses in the range are named after the numerous women in Vermeer's life. Top of our hit-list is the hand-milled Japanese make-up brush, and the faceted powder compact.

Brush, US$75, and 'Sheer Mystery' powder, US$60, by Marcel Wanders for MAC,

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Makeup brush in black color

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Made from indigenous ingredients like geranium, cypress and fig, the products .


Inspired by the varied landscape of the Dalmatian coast and Adriatic, Occo is a luxurious bath and body range that fulfils today's modern requirements of being both natural and sustainable. The extensive range is broken down into different families that each evokes a different aspect of the area, from its breezy cliffs, luscious forests, bountiful citrus groves and flower-filled meadows. Made from indigenous ingredients like geranium, cypress and fig, the products are but just a taster for the series of Croatian spas to follow.

Starting from £18,

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The eccentric mind behind perfume line.


We've noticed the emergence of several niche fragrances built around one note, but were none more impressed by Nuda, the latest creation of Amsterdam-based Alessandro Gualtieri, the eccentric mind behind perfume line, Nassamoto. Nuda is a heavenly rendition of a Jasmine bush. Made from flowers from the Cote d'Azur that are only plucked at night, it purportedly takes 10,000 blossoms to constitute one drop.

Nuda, £120 for 30ml, by Nasomatto, available from

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It comes as no surprise that Japanese cosmetics line.


It comes as no surprise that Japanese cosmetics line Three owes its pared down aesthetic to the creative stylings of Nendo. The design agency borrowed from Three's all-natural, no-nonsense ethics to create its packaging. Taking a clever architectural approach, the bottles, complete with rounded edges and rubber accents, resemble blocks of stone, which can be stacked into playful formations. And since artificial colours, scents and ingredients are absent from the line, these products are just as beautiful on the inside and out.

Starting from ¥735,

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There are two white bottles

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Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.