Dyson launches Supersonic hairdryer, La Mer mixes new recipe for moisturiser and Cartier's first fragrance for men in 8 years.
01: AIR TIME
Say goodbye to shouting over the ruckus as your wife dries her hair. Dyson’s Supersonic may resemble a mallet or avant garde microphone, but it’s actually a hairdryer, and one that has, well, blown us away on all counts. The quieter experience is thanks to modifications that push the resultant noise out of audible frequencies. This is what happens when 103 scientists and engineers throw out 600 prototypes before signing off, and it’s got founder James Dyson’s perfectionism and penchant for radical design stamped all over. They’ve nailed the finishing touches, too. To prevent the Supersonic from spinning on the table due to its stupendous output at full blast, it comes with a non-slip pad. www.dyson.com.sg
02: WATER’S EDGE
Sitting in the harsh air-conditioning of boardrooms all day can dry out your hands – so, if you’re considering investing in moisturiser, turn to the best. Using its latest discoveries with superfluids, La Mer has managed to pack millions of minuscule spheres filled with active ingredients into as little as a daub of its updated Moisturising Soft Lotion. The result? A noticeably smoother texture compared to previous iterations, anda longer-lasting moisturising effect. www.lamer.com.sg
03: FIRING UP
L’envol de Cartier is the jeweller’s first fragrance for men in eight years, so good thing it’s a bold statement and not a “flanker” (the industry term for a lazy adaptation of an existing, popular scent). Instead, expect a sense of je ne sais quoi as the blend of honey and a touch of musk blend to smell like rather sophisticated incense, after a powdery first spritz. Reapplication is required in humid weather. www.cartier.sg