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Dior and World Duty Free Group are celebrating the launch of Miss Dior eau de toilette in the UK with a special promotional area in the retailer’s store at London Heathrow airport terminal 5. The in-store event space features a sculpture shaped like an oversize fragrance bottle blooming with thousands of handmade pink silk roses (one of two that exist worldwide).
The promotional zone is also showcasing a video directed by Sofia Coppola and featuring Hollywood actress Natalie Portman, La Vie en Rose, on its “contentainment” screen to allow customers to “immerse themselves in the world of Dior Heritage and experience the fragrance for themselves”, World Duty Free said.
The scent itself is described by Dior as a modern chypre with a top note of Tunisian neroli oil, a heart that mixes Bulgarian and Turkish rose and Indonesian patchouli in the base. Dior has also launched a new Miss Dior eau de parfum bath and body range comprising body milk, shower gel, deodorant and and edp soap, the latter exclusive to the UK.
Last month Giorgio Armani renovated its counter at London Heathrow terminal 5, making it even more luxurious and incorporating some of its more recent concepts, such as an Armani/Privé wall for its top-of-the-range fragrances, a makeup bar with a double consultation area, a new perfume bar and renovated staging towers.
As if to celebrate the refit, the brand brings to Heathrow T5 an exclusive limited edition: Armani Crystal Edition, a reinterpretation of the bottle created by Giorgio Armani in 1982 for his first scent as part of the 30th anniversary of the fragrance.
Like the original, Armani Crystal Edition is inspired by Art Deco geometric patterns but, instead of the original glass bottle, is made of a block of crystal hand-sculpted in Saint Louis. Only 100 numbered pieces have been created, and two of them – bottles nº3 and nº8 – will be on sale at T5 from today. According to the brand, Armani Crystal Edition is exclusive to World Duty Free in travel-retail and also in UK in 2012.
I don’t know how much they cost but can assure you they won’t be cheap! In the meantime, here are a couple of lovely pictures of the new Armani counter at Heathrow T5 – click on them for larger versions.
When passing through London Heathrow airport terminal 5 recently I noticed that the current pop-up shop alongside the main duty-free shop in the terminal is a Chanel perfume showcase. The temporary space is located just beside the confectionery area of the World Duty Free store and offers a chance to experience the Chanel fragrance world, including the limited-distribution range Les Exclusifs de Chanel.
It’s not a large outlet but it seems well-stocked, with a wide selection of fragrances from Chanel’s regular line and a counter/table dedicated to Les Exclusifs, where customers can learn more about the higher-end scent range and find out which ones they would like based on their personal preferences.
I have no details as to how long the pop-up shop will remain at Heathrow T5, but usually these things stick around for at least three months. Keep that in mind if you’re going through the terminal soon!
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High-end French brand Sisley also makes travel-exclusive products, and on my way out of Heathrow last week I spotted this lipstick set at a great price. The Sisley Phyto Lip Shine Selection Voyage comes with a trio of the brand’s Phyto Lip Shine lipsticks in Sheer Rosewood (04), Sheer Raspberry (05) and Sheer Coral (08). As each of these lipsticks usually retail for £27 in the UK and about $50 in the US, the set’s price of £57 is a true duty-free bargain!
I’ve never tried this formula so can’t comment on the quality, although Sisley products are usually excellent – I am more familiar with their skincare range though. The package was also sealed so I couldn’t swatch the lipsticks, but I scrounged some colour swatches so you could have an idea of what they look like.
I spotted this set in the World Duty Free store at London Heathrow airport terminal 5, but I’m sure you could find it at other European travel-retail locations. Click on the two pictures of the set for larger versions.