September 4, 2016
Perfume for Urban Nomads
François Hénin, the founder and owner of the Jovoy brand of perfumes, has unveiled a new fragrance line called Jeroboam.
Created by unaffiliated designer Vanina Muracciole, the Jeroboam perfumes have an intense, musky base note. They are encapsulated in simple, 30-milliliter flasks, a stark contrast to what their name comes from. Originally the name of a biblical king, Jeroboam is a word the French traditionally use to refer to large, three-liter wine bottles. The Jeroboam fragrances contain a heavy concentration of perfume extract, which according to Hénin is perfect for people with a strong and provocative character, or “urban Nomads,” as he likes to describe them.
The names of the individual fragrances have been borrowed from the artificial Esperanto language created in the late 19th century for use by people around the world. This universal character best fits the Jeroboam line, according to its designers.
The Origino (Beginning) perfume features a woody note resonating with a sensual charm. The Insulo (Island) composition comprises light oriental notes with a tempting and velvety hint of vanilla. The floral Haŭto (Skin) fragrance offers a magnificent and sensual leather accord. The Oriento (East) fragrance is like a cocktail of resins mixed with musk and alluring rosy notes. Finally, the Misado (Mixing) variety is an oriental and woody blend of floral, woody and spicy notes.
The new True Open Heart watch from Switzerland’s Rado timepiece manufacturer sports a light look with luxury and comfort written all over it. The face has elegant openings in it that reveal the watch’s eponymous True Open Heart: a lavishly ornamented Swiss mechanism. Exposed to the user, the enigmatic wheels and cogs make the watch feel extra light yet large inside. The clockwork is further highlighted by an ultrathin mother-of-pearl coating layer on the face.
The True Open Heart is locked inside Rado’s signature monobloc casing, offering all the benefits of the brand’s favorite material: high-tech ceramics that are lighter and harder than metal.
Small is Powerful
The new High Performance Sound Isolating earphone set from the consumer electronics maker Verbatim delivers outstanding sound quality in noisy environments thanks to special silicone earpads. The set features 10-millimeter speakers that produce crisp sound with dynamic mid-range frequencies and powerful, rich bass. The speakers are locked inside aluminum casings that are available in either a silver or gold finish. The earphones boast an impendence of just 16 ohms and a sensitivity rate of 96dB at 1 kHz.
The set comes with a tangle-free cable and an in-line microphone with controls to help you navigate playlists and answer calls.
Fashion on Two Wheels
Two Polish fashion brands—Rush DNM and Pan tu nie sta³ from the central city of £ód¼—have joined forces to roll out a collection of clothing designed specifically for avid bike riders, both men and women.
Called Peleton (Peloton), the collection is divided into two lines, one for fans of out-of-town biking expeditions and one for city bike users. Both lines are above all about functionality, with features such as fluorescent elements and flat seams in the T-shirts.
Peleton sweatshirts come with pockets with facilitated access for wearers busy pedaling, while the denim fabric in the pants is enhanced with Spandex for better riding comfort in urban conditions. The clothes come with belts fitted with special U-Lock clips.