Rites: flawless finds from the Wallpaper* beauty desk

Rites: flawless finds from the Wallpaper* beauty desk

Innovatively packaged, cleverly branded, sustainably produced, these beauty and grooming finds are more than skin deep

Pierre Frey x Diptyque

Pierre Frey x Diptyque

Textile design has always held a special place in Diptyque’s heart, especially since the fragrance house’s history is rooted in fabric and wallpaper design before venturing into scents. This backdrop makes its latest collaboration even more poignant. Working with a selection of designs and patterns from storied French fabrics company Pierre Frey, Diptyque has assembled six coffrets of candles containing a pair of complementary scents. Evoking worlds as far reaching as the inside of an artist’s pouch (leather and violet), an Indian flower market (coriander and jasmine) and Laos (benzoin and oud), each coffret is covered in an equally eclectic pairing of prints to bring each olfactory world to life.

Writer: Pei-Ru Keh

Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk, by Aesop

Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk, by Aesop

On 1 April, Aesop is set to launch its latest magic bottle, the Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk. This non-foaming cleanser is a creamy mixture developed to smoothly remove makeup and any impurities from the skin. The first of its kind from the trusted Australian skincare brand, it’s suitable for all skin types thanks to its (Aesop-typical) gentle nature. Being a water based solution, the formula is created to clean without ‘drying, stripping or perturbing’ the face, providing clear results, and fresh-looking skin. It contains natural based ingredients such as the oils of sandalwood and lavender stem – known for their soothing qualities, while grape seed breaks down the oil-based components found in make-up, and Panthenol (Provitamin B5) moisturises. We hope it’s not an April fool.

Writer: Emi Eleode

L’Essentiel foundation bottle, for Guerlain

L’Essentiel foundation bottle, for Guerlain

Designed by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, Guerlain’s L’Essentiel foundation bottle represents ‘the art of balance and fluidity’, drawing upon the rhythmic structure of nature moving with time. With two conjoined spheres, the metallic topper and glass bottle flacon, represent the yin and yang relationship between makeup and beauty. Described as a bottle that has been designed to ‘resonate with our senses’, Mathieu looks to science and art to create a model which is ‘rational, organic and magical at the same time.’

Writer: Emi Eleode

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