How do you distinguish a classic perfume from a cheap cologne? Our expert panel finds out.
WHAT makes a five-star perfume? Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez think they know. They have written Perfumes: The Guide (Profile Books, $45), a book that describes nearly 1500 perfumes and ranks them from one to..read more
We are too old to play top-flight competitive sport, yet young enough to believe we could do a much better job than Steve Waugh. Our idea of getting dressed up is to wear the tracky top without the sauce stains. Yet we have a cupboard full of bloke perfumes and..read more
Such is the range of perfumes being launched on the market today that it may be easier to smell the hype than the roses. THE swirling mist of complimentary sprays and scented cards in the local parfumerie seems thicker than a Parisian fog in midwinter. It's hard to tell..read more
JANE-ANN'S pearl-studded denim jacket was decorated with a pin from the Katoomba Scenic Railway and her Reebok shoelaces had the word Australia embroidered on them. I knew that Big Apple Greeters were supposed to make visitors feel at home but I certainly hadn't expected her to go to all..read more
Hard-shell or soft? The suitcase or pack you buy is in for a hard time, so think of it before you spend wisely. TOM SIMMONS swears by his 12-year-old Samsonite. With all its dents and scratches it is no thing of beauty. But, as the Melbourne-based marketer of insect..read more