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Byredo, the fashionable Stockholm-based fragrance label by Swede perfumer Ben Gorham, will hit Escentials stores next month.

The dashing, 1.95m-tall former athlete of Canadian and Indian descent founded the brand in 2006, after a chance meeting with a perfumer.

Byredo is an abbreviation of the Old English expression, "by redolence", which means either fragrant or reminiscent.

His first scents are created from memories of smells from his childhood. Most of the 24 perfumes in the line have a signature warm and spicy accord that is referenced from his Indian heritage.

We like Blanche, a clean musky floral, which he created for his girlfriend Natasa after their daughter, Ines, was born.

The other intriguing florals to look out for: Blanche (photo), Rose Noir, La Tulipe and Flowerhead. Prices are currently unavailable.


Fans of A.P.C, rejoice. The French ready-to-wear brand, which has garnered a cult following for its simple designs and Japanese raw-denim selvage jeans, is back in Singapore.

Although the A.P.C flagship at Raffles Hotel Arcade closed in June this year, the label has been picked up by lifestyle retail store Kapok at the National Design Centre.

Women and men can shop for the new fall collection comprising a well-edited range of sweaters, shirts and bags, as well as lifestyle products such as candles. Prices range from $75 for a scented candle to $795 for a leather purse.


Dior's new Addict Lipsticks ($48, from Dior counters) are made to give lips a high-shine finish - without the stickiness - and lightweight comfort - as if one is not wearing lipstick. Each lipstick comes with a Hydra-Gel Core shaped in the CD logo and made with oils, so users get that moisturising feel and glossiness with every slick.

There are 35 shades in three categories: the neutral Glow hues; the bright pinks and reds of Flash; and sparkly Glitter. Style likes the glittery berry 976 Be Dior (above) and translucent pink 451 Tribale.


Discover the best of where to eat, stay, see and do with the expanded Louis Vuitton City Guides collection, which now has four new cities, Bangkok, Chicago, Prague and Rome, in its line-up.

Since 1998, the collection has grown to cover 25 cities.

Tthe guides are updated every year or two. New cities are added each year.

To complement the existing City Guides, Louis Vuitton is launching a new iPhone and iPad app next month. Available in English and French, the app allows users to share content, such as postcards, with friends via e-mail or social media.

Each city guide costs US$9.99 (S$14) from the App Store, with selected content available for free.

The printed City Guides retail for $49 each and can be bought at any Louis Vuitton store.


Saint Laurent, the luxury brand credited with introducing the tuxedo suit for women, has reopened its largest boutique - at 3,300 sq ft- in Singapore.

It features a new store concept designed by the brand's creative director, Hedi Slimane, and there is heavy use of marble throughout and quilted leather upholstery in a monochromatic scheme. Expect more space in the generously proportioned changing rooms, with elegant podiums and cases displaying the season's latest offerings.

The Ion Orchard boutique will carry the full ready-to-wear and accessories range from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection for men and women.

To celebrate the opening, the Classic Nano Sac de Jour bag in red leopard print (above) will be exclusive to the Ion Orchard boutique and retails at $3,500.

Saint Laurent is at 01-25 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2015, with the headline 'Style News'. Subscribe