The countdown to the most wonderful time of the year begins. As Christmas lights and trees adorn the streets, the gifting list at the back of our minds becomes increasingly hard to ignore. Enter a beauty haven like Raffles City Singapore, where its plethora of luxurious beauty boutiques will have you checking off that list in no time.
From opulent candles to lift the mood of a room during the holiday season and beyond, to cult-classic skincare favourites that will have your loved ones saying, “new year, new skin, new me”, our round-up of the very best of beauty at Raffles City Singapore has you covered. Just don’t forget to pick up a little something for yourself, because you deserve the biggest treat of all.
Thai luxury label HARNN wants to bring both good tidings for this holiday season and wishes of prosperity for the new year. Adorned with motifs of gold animals, the holiday collection subtly references the upcoming Year of the Dragon: a dragonfly for new beginnings and good fortune, and a crane, believed to amplify the dragon’s energy, for peace, love and lasting well-being.
The HARNN Good Flow range with its aromatic notes that evoke pine forests, ripe berries and mulled wine will have you feeling the holiday season as you pamper yourself, while the HARNN Glow Vibe range is reminiscent of spring with a blend of white tea and blossoms.
When it comes to holiday parties, sparkle is mandatory. With the glittering energy of a New Year’s Eve party and parties of the 1970s in mind – the very ones Hubert de Givenchy attended – Givenchy gives their iconic products the holiday treatment. A trio of festive reds of the Le Rouge range – Interdit Intense Silk No. 554, Sheer Velvet No. 16, Deep Velvet No. 36 – are encased in glamourous silver.
To complete the look, mesmerise with the Le 9.10, a versatile nine-shade palette that has all you need to create a statement eye moment, and the Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Highlighter that melts into the skin, accentuating your best angles under the glowing holiday lights.
For the skincare junkies on your list, look no further than Kiehl’s to stuff their stockings with as you explore the new flagship boutique at Raffles City Singapore. Collaborating with the French artist duo Icinori, the brand’s fan favourite products like the Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner and Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask are covered in whimsical holiday-inspired drawings. A festive touch to any skin prep routine.
While you’re at it, why not enjoy one of Kiehl’s immersive experiences? Like we said, you deserve a treat, too. With the flagship’s “Store of Tomorrow” concept, you can go for a skin analysis with the Kiehl’s Derma Reader Pro to better understand which of the products work best for you, or even one of Kiehl’s facial treatment services at their cosy in-store facial cabin.
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Nothing sets the festive mood quite like warm, dancing flames. Diptyque’s limited-edition holiday candles are clad in swirling flames of gold, black, red, blue and green for the season, caressing the scents within: “Sapin” inspired by fresh pine trees, “Délice” evocative of sweet, festive feasts and “Coton” with its notes of tonka bean that feel like a cosy embrace in winter.
Joining the season are the fan-favourites “Ambre” in a vessel of copper and real gold – a fitting gift for fans of the #quietluxury movement – and the “Baies” in an exceptional five-kilogram size with nine wicks, hypnotising the senses all around. For lovers of objects, the Murano glass diffuser, and lantern and carousel candles sets with their gold accents are destined to liven up a space even after the last of its scents within become a memory.
The spotlight is on the latest addition to the House of Creed: Carmina. Inspired by colourful, voluminous dresses in James Henry Creed’s sketchbook that had been passed down in the Creed family for generations, Carmina speaks of a heroine who is bold, passionate and adventurous – a wonderful holiday wish for the heroines you know in your life. With notes of black cherry, pink pepper, saffron, cashmere wood and amber, Carmina is notably festive season-ready, though the floral heart notes of rose, violet and peony balances out its woody character, making it a scent to wear and love all year round.
Give the gift of Gucci for an eclectic Christmas. The three select shades of the Rouge à Lévres Mat – “They Met In Argentina”, “Janet Rust” and “Jane Scarlet” – are encased in gold and adorned in a pattern of geometric shapes and Gs. The Cushion de Beauté also gets a holiday makeover with the same geometric design juxtaposed on a deep, festive red. As always, the limited-edition Cushion de Beauté is refillable, making it a treasure to keep forever.
For the holiday season, Dior looks to the ever-enchanting Tuileries Garden in Paris for inspiration. House icons, ranging from fragrances to skincare, are thoughtfully wrapped in packaging that features swirling gold drawings reminiscent of the famous garden by Italian artist, Pietro Ruffo. Highlights from the glistening array include the Le 30 Montaigne Advent Calendar with 24 products hidden within, the gold metal Rouge Dior Makeup Clutch that comes with four lipstick shades and the Dior Addict Couture and Cushion Cases, beautifully covered in Ruffo’s drawings that turn the essentials into accessories.
The ultimate Dior gift for beauty lovers though? The La Malles des Rêves, an advent calendar that includes a selection from the La Collection Privée fragrance line and Prestige skincare line, alongside a lithophane porcelain candle holder created with Maison Bernardaud. There are only 220 of the advent calendar made globally, with very limited pieces available in Singapore.
Count on Acqua di Parma to create the ambience of cosying up in a winter lodge. The holiday collection stars candles like the “Bosco” that draws inspiration from crisp mountain air with noses of fir, pine and eucalyptus, “Neve Fresca” that paints the picture of a winter morning with a blend of citrus, cyclamen, musk and sandalwood, and “Portafortuna” for something a little more mystical with its deep, woody and leathery scent, mixed with hints of cinnamon and patchouli.
Each limited-edition candle is covered in lucky symbols from around the world, wishing your loved ones a prosperous end to the year and a refreshing start to the new one. The scents also come as diffusers, though those looking to surprise may want to opt for Acqua di Parma’s popular advent calendar featuring a mix of 25 full and travel-sized gifts from their key collections.
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Not just a stunning sight for the eyes this season, perhaps the Jo Malone London collaboration centrepiece Christmas tree at Raffles City Singapore will also inspire your holiday shopping. For a gift that will bring on yuletide season nostalgia, go for the limited edition Ginger Biscuit Collection, boasting a delicious blend of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and a hint of caramel, or the beloved Wild Bluebell fragrance, where the cult-classic features a classic festive striped bow.
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