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Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick Trio

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Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick TrioChristian Dior has been keeping quiet about its duty-free exclusives recently, but a bit of research has revealed one of its latest offerings to the travel-retail market: the Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick Trio.

This one is tricky though, as it offers different colours based on the region the product is being sold in. Example: in  Germany’s airport shops, the set contains Dior’s moisturising lipstick formula in 536 (Lucky), 356 (Cherie Bow) and 667 (Avenue). However, on board Korean Air flights the shades change and only Lucky is in both sets – the other two shades are 336 (Saint Tropez) and 366 (Pink Icon). These variations obviously reflect local and regional best-sellers as these sets tend to go with colours that are popular where they are sold.

Prices are also slightly different, once again based on local retail prices. While the German duty-free stores sell the set for €74 (roughly $95), Korean Air prices the trio at a slightly cheaper €69 ($89). Considering these retail in the US for $30 each, the sets don’t represent much of a saving (and in the German case are actually more expensive) compared with buying the individual lipsticks. However, in the UK they are sold for £24 each (around $38 in today’s exchange rates), so you’d be pocketing quite a significant amount by getting the set.

Click on the picture to see a bigger version – this one represents the Asian version of the set (in theory).

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October 3rd, 2012 at 11:49 am

L’Occitane Smiling Lips set

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L'Occitane Smiling Lips setFrench brand L’Occitane has a well-loved range of skincare products, and it is from its portfolio of best-sellers that it draws the items to include in its travel-retail range. The L’Occitane Smiling Lips set is one such example, featuring four moisturising lip balms from the brand’s collection in one place.

The set comes with four 15ml/0.5oz tubes of lip balm in the following varieties: Moisturizing Lip Balm (the traditional one, with 10% shea butter and no flavour); Desert Rose Lip Balm; Hibiscus Flower Lip Balm; and Cocoa Flower Lip Balm. The three scented varieties are limited editions and come in colourful packaging, as you can see in the pictures.

The four come in a transparent zip-top bag that can double up as a travel case for your liquids or a makeup pouch for your handbag. Pricing varies according to location, but in Asian airlines you can find it for about $48. As usual, you can click on the photos for larger versions – I didn’t do swatches as they are all transparent. :)

L'Occitane Smiling Lips set  L'Occitane Smiling Lips set

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June 23rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Wood Edition

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The L’Eau d’Issey fragrance for men is one of those timeless classics in the world of scents. Loved by gentlement and ladies alike, the fresh, spicy and woody eau de toilette is a perennial favourite.

Issey Miyake has now launched a version of its best-selling fragrance that is available exclusively in travel-retail and duty-free locations. L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Wood Edition does not offer a reworking of the scent, however; that is exactly the same as the original. The difference is the bottle, made entirely of recycled wood – the packaging is also recycled paper, making this a very environmentally-friendly release.

The fragrance is already available and retails for£37 in the UK, €49.50 in Germany. Click on the pictures below for larger versions!

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Wood Edition L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Wood Edition

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February 10th, 2011 at 7:51 pm