A MOMENT WITH @alexandrecolaianni

A second before the end of 2018, and the beginning of his very busy schedule for the upcoming year, we had the chance to have our moment with Alexander Colaianni – the international  Make-Up artist for the iconic french cosmetic brand sisley paris.

Traveling around the globe for almost 13 years now, he learned a lot from all his encounters with women from different cultures 

Alex about women  

 I learn a lot from all the women I meet during my trips, it is very interesting for me to see the differences between women in different cultures. nowadays women decide who they want to be and they go for it. they emphasize their individuality and i think it is great. more and more women stop following trends and find their own unique language       

How about differences in their make-up style? 

Mostly I find that women today are looking for a light and fresh look, that they can adopt in minimum time. I see a lot of customers that skip the foundation apply, and want a quick and attractive look, the most important thing for them is to feel comfortable with themselves and in their skin.

   

What to expect from Sisley’s next summer spring look?

Sisley is offering a lot of new products in the makeup category,  There seems to  be a continuity to the matte colors look that became so popular. nude colors Vs. bold colors, a wink to the 90’s and the fashionable trends that dominated it

Lady Liberty by @alexandrecolaianni

Who his this Lady Liberty you created?

She is confident and powerful. I was inspired from the comics world when I created her, to me she is like a wonder women from the 70’s comics, although Gal Gadot is definitely my favorite wonder women. she is amazing!!! I think all the Israeli women are like that… very open, self confident and beautiful.  this year women around the world took a huge step forward and found the courage to stop the exploitation and humiliation they have suffered from men over the years. this is my Lady Liberty, follows the wind, always moving forward but has her strong roots. very feminine and sensual.      

In action on his asian tour

You spend most of your time in Asia, what can you tell about the beauty Asian market?

Well, it’s a huge market that rapidly changes. every time I visit China for example I discover new things, it seems like there are a lot of novelties in all aspects of life and it’s amazing. the Asian consumers now experiences the combination of beauty and technology inside the stores, they get their beauty    advice from an online platforms located in the stores and saving them a lot of  time. they like to try new makeup products but more conservative when it comes to skincare. they do not compromise on quality       

 Make up for a leading production in china 

You travel a lot, and your skin looks great…tell us all your secrets 

Oh, its my Italian genes …LOL

I take a good care of myself. I have too! When you travel that much you have no other option.For me the most important thing is a good and long night sleep.

when it comes to my skincare routine, sisleya is my favorite skincare product, and since i love the sun i also use the Sunleya. Im also taking the time to use the    Botanical d-tox 3 times a year. it is a powerful month-long night treatment to  combat signs of fatigue. and when I’m in Jetlag the black rose musk is a skin savior.

  

A moment in Tel Aviv

What do you do when you’re off travelling?

  It’s pretty rare but when I’m  finally back in Paris I like to have some time for myself, after being away from home for such a long time I really appreciate the  time with myself. I have time to paint (Alex is a very talented artist M.V) and I spend time with my son and family.      

What is your next stop?

I’m finally going back to Paris for the holiday season. I need to get some sleep…LOL 

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PREPARE YOUR SKIN FOR WINTER CHALLENGE

Winter is here and as much as we love to cuddle with our coffee mugs and pj’s we know that our skin prefer mid season…
how do we know that? simply because we feel the dryness, the increased sensitivity and even a simple mission such as applying your foundation can become a nightmare.
We’ve gathered some of the most important tips for keeping your skin in the cold winter 

WATER
As corny as water sounds, it is the main source of moisture in our skin. In the winter we tend to drink less water while increasing consumption of caffeine-based hot drinks, which dehydrate the skin even more.
make sure you drink at list 1.5 liters of water every day or at least drink a glass of water for every cup of coffee or tea you drink

CLEANSERS
Choose your cleansers wisely and use delicate products based on water and soothing plant extracts rather than on alcohol

TEXTURES
It is time to switch to using richer textures in your skincare products, preferably products that are rich in fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, aromatic oils, shea butter, vitamins and minerals.

NIGHT CARE
It is highly recommended to use a night cream in order to give extra moisture to the skin while you are asleep. night is the best time to repair skin damage 

MULTILAYERING
If during the summer we seek to apply as few layers as possible to the skin, winter is an excellent time for multilayering. This is a perfect time to use serums and give the skin a deeper rehabilitation treatment, to encourage the skin to act as a young skin, to enrich the skin with active substances and moisture, and also to prevent loss of shine and glow as a result of dehydration

PROTECTION
Even when the sun does not shine outside there is a high radiation and we must protect our skin from it. make sure to choose the right SPF product when going outside.

WEEKLY TREATMENT
Treat your skin at least once a week with a rich moisturizing mask

BODY SKIN
Don’t forget to pamper your body as well. make sure to apply body creams that are nutritious and rich in beneficial oils.

WHAT YOU EAT
Try to add “warm foods” to your daily diet and make sure to consume fruits and vegetables as well. blueberries are great source for antioxidants.

WINTER FRAGRANCE
 Winter is the ultimate time to use richer, more warm and sensual fragrances. our quick tip is to spray a bit of your winter fragrance on your scarf….

SHOP THE STORY

AS DARK AS POSSIBLE Halloween Fragrances

We love dark scents, they are mysterious, intriguing, and sensual far more than light and fresh aromas.
Halloween is a great opportunity to get to know some of the darkest perfumes out there.
here are some of our favorites
#1 FORTIS – Les Liquides Imaginaires
NOTES: Saffron, cumin, oud, gaiac, cedar, amyris, vetiver, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, musk

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#2 NOIR DE NOIR – TOM FORD
NOTES: Black Truffle, Vanilla, Patchouli, Oud wood, moss
#3 BLACK AFGANO – NASOMATTO
NOTES: cannabis, resins, woodsy notes, tobacco, coffee
#4 BACK TO BLACK – By Kilian
NOTES: saffron, raspberry, tobacco, cherry, patchouli, amber, vanilla
#5 BY THE FIREPLACE – Maison Margiela
NOTES: chestnut, guaiac, peru balsam, vanilla, pink pepper

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Margiela

?Is It a new dawn for CARON perfumes

Being one of the most oldest and traditional french perfume houses isn’t necessarily easy.
you must keep up with all the novelties around you, and at the same time keep your traditional brand values while recruiting new consumers to the brand. somehow it seems like CARON perfumes stayed behind in the traditional area, despite the growing demand for niche perfumes over the last 8 years.
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The french perfume house was founded in 1904 by Ernest Daltroff and got famous by its unique face powders and the perfume fountains in the brand boutiques. I remember the delicate scent of the powder when I first visited CARON boutique in Paris, it was amazing but at the same time I felt like I got back in time.
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Unlike his “oldest” brother GUERLAIN, who managed to develop the brand during the years and adapt itself to a rapidly changing market and to younger customers CARON kept on doing what they always did.
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You know the famous quote saying “IF YOU’LL KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU’LL KEEP ON GETTING WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS GOT”?,
that is the first thing I could think of when CARON was up for sale by Alès Groupe after showing poor performance. Now that the brand is sold to Cattleya Finance S.A (sold in 9.9 million euros), it will be very interesting to see if the new group will manage to bring a new dawn for the brand.
It will take a lot of courage and new marketing strategies both offline and online, along new and younger blood inside the brand to hopefully save the brand.

TOP 5 – BEST NICHE SCENTS FOR THE SUMMER

Summer is here and it feels like walking in a burning oven here in Tel-Aviv, its totally the time for fresh and light scents if you haven’t changed your daily fragrance yet.

We picked our top 5 niche perfumes for this summer :

#1 BYREDO BLANCHE – because of its airy notes and the light floral trail of peony’s combined with violet and African orange blossom…white is totally the color of summer 2018.

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BYREDO BLANCE

#2 THE DIFFERENT COMPANY – SENS & BOIS
Mostly because of Celine Ellena, but also because of the fact that its a full of contrast scent, that perfectly combines black pepper, violet, ginger and patchouli and yet manage to stay fresh and sophisticated.

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TDC Sens & Bois

   #3 AGONIST BLUE NORTH
Because it makes us feel like we’re in a cooler place than Tel Aviv in July-August, and because a cocktail based on mint, ginger, heliotrope and vanilla is a great one!

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AGONIST BLUE NORTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 TOM FORD NEROLI PRTOFINO

Because we love walking in Tel Aviv and feels like we’re in Amalfi coast, and because Neroli, lavender and jasmine is  a oh so fresh and delicate mix.

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TOM FORD NEROLI PORTOFINO

#5 LE GALION IRIS
Because you’ll smell like you just got out of the shower and also because of its classic vintage bottle.

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LE GALION IRIS

 

PERFUMES MIXOLOGY

I work at the perfume and beauty industry for almost 15 years now
I love discovering new fragrances, there story and ingredients especially niche one’s .

one day I will definitely launch my own fragrance, but until that day will come I’m creating my own signature scents by mixing 2, 3 sometimes even 4 different perfumes!!!

I’m going to share with you now my best tips for perfume mixology and my best perfumed cocktails

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Mix fragrances from close or similar olfactory families,
for example mixing a very oriental fragrance with a very citrusy fragrance will usually be a disaster, but mixing an oriental one with woody or gourmand can be nice.

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Starting with a scented oil as a base on your pulse points will  assure you a great silage, I love using the white oud oil as my winter base, and musk or almond oil as summer base. make sure you are using a high quality oils only.

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Mixing natural perfumes will give you better results than synthetic or aldehydes

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Spray the dominant fragrance as a first step and then the rest of them.
just spray each and every one of them as if you are using it alone.

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Do not exaggerate! Try any combination on your skin before you go out and spread your personal scent to the world

Some of my famous cocktails :

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My current addiction black pepper with Jasmin   une nuit magnetique BY The Different Company +BOIS D’IRIS BY Van Cleef & Arpels

 

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My special White OUD + OUD ABRAMAD by BDK + Black Orchid by TOM FORD

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pure eve by The Different Company + PAS CE SOIR by BDK+NU-BE He2

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1969by HISTOIRES de PARFUMS + Poirier d’un soir by Miller Harris

now its time for you to be the mixologists and let us know if you found a really good cocktail!

good luck!