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Exquisite new ingredients create Gucci Eau de Parfum II's spontaneous and light-filled character. They are harmonized in a simple architecture of three accords ------mandarin, bitter orange and black currant deliver natural radiance and sparkle. A fusion of violet and blackberry brings sensuality to the composition while the musk mix of fresh jasmine, heliotrope and cedar wood conveys sophistication and refinement.

Women of style
Taking inspiration from his two muses --- Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood legend of elegance and eminence, and Liv Tyler, rock 'n rolls most stunning daughter --- French designer Hubert de Givenchy lives up to his reputation of bedecking his women with glamour, even in their choice of scents. Very Irresistible Givenchy spans a woman's infinite moods, encasing it in a pink bottle like Givenchy's mark of femininity --- the exclamation point.

Summer nostalgia
Imagine lying in a lush field, your skin gently caressed by the warm summer sun. Feel the bliss, an interlude from the daily rush, a moment to bond with nature. Kenzo Parfum D'ete immortalizes this scene, a green floral fragrance to re-live the pleasures of summer all year long.

In bloom
Elizabeth Arden's In Bloom Spring 2004 Makeup Collection presents a color-full compact that contains five cream eye shadows and four Color Intrigue Lipsticks for a fresh look that is soft for day yet luminous for evening. Eyes glow softly with Blossom, Sunrose, Blonde, Caramel and Aubergine. Lips bloom with Color Intrigue Lipstick in Dream, Catherine, Intimate and Cabana. Checks are dusted with a creamy, sheer application of Pinkstone or Sunstone. Four shades of High Shine Lip Gloss in Radiant Mauve, Passion Flower, Frosted Camellia and Mandarin Shine will be promoted with the In Bloom collection. The unique formula delivers long lasting colors and shine while emollients condition and soothe lips. High Shine Gloss can be worn over lipstick or alone for brilliant shine.

Eve's moods
Eve Mood Fragrances from Plain & Prints unveils five more eau de toilettes scents: Mystical Eve, Desirable Eve, Sensual Eve, Joyful Eve and Captivating Eve. Specially designed to capture the mood of the modern gal, these these fragrances are now exclusively available at all Plains & Prints branches.

Coolness is a state of breath
Coolness is not just a state of mind but also a state of breath with E. Excel's new Artic Whisper mouthwash. Containing ginseng berry, cactus fruit, and graperseed extract, Arctic Whisper comes in a new and improved minty flavor that'll leave your mouth fresher than ever before and blue color that conjures the cold and snowy atmosphere of the north pole. The mouthwash contains no alcohol and is sweetened with sucralose-a safe, calorie-free sweetner. E. Excel's Arctic Whisper...it'll leave you breathless... For more information, call 8110837 or log on to www.excelphils.com.ph

Cover and firm up
Get protected at every angle outdoors with Hawaiian Tropic's Ozone Oil-Free SPF 50+ Sunblock Stick. It contains the highest UVB protection and it has moisturizing properties from alove vera and vitamins A,C and E, plus a touch of HaWAiian Tropic's unique blend of natural flora and fruit nut extracts. For wrinkles,

Laid bare
Imedeen Time Perfection, the breakthrough skincare supplement formulated to help revitalize, protect and defend the skin from within contains the highly potent and US-patented complex Lycophence GS, a specially concentrated lycopene to defend the skin's vital building blocks from damage caused by free radicals while slowing down future degradation of the skin.
Imedeen Time Perfection's Lycophence GS also contains grape seed extract, a natural plant substance originating from a type of white grape. Studies have shown that grape seed extract remains in the body for as long 3 full days, and is 20 times more potent than Vitamin C, and 50 times stronger than Vitamin E.

Want to increase your cup size the safest, easiest and safest way?Athena Cup, Japan's latest breast enhancer is now locally available at Velvet Rose Shops with Branches at Shangri-La Mall and Robinson's Galleria. For inquiries, call 374-7011 to 13.

For hair that does not get left behind
Hair on your bathroom, on your pillow can be worrisome. Pantene Hair Fall Control strengthens the hair shaft, resulting to less hair breakage. Within two months of regular use, it helps reduce breakage by 50 percent.

Thin is in
Kotex ultra thin pads has unique Quick-Absorbing Pores for heavy days, perfect for ladies on the go. Take it from celebrity endorser, Heart Evangelista, who is scheduled for mall visits on June 20 at SM North Edsa.

Scents and prints
Plains and Prints unveils it latest addition of perfumes, the Eve Mood Fragrance. Indulge, a sensual and ligering fragrance with notes of green leaf, magnolia, vanilla and sandalwood; and Magical, sweet and sparkling with notes of grapefruit, apple and Lily of the Valley. Other variants include: Mystical Eve, Desirable Eve, Sensual Eve, Joyful Eve and Captivating Eve.

Winsome smile
"You would certainly have butterflies in your stomach when you're facing a big crowd and seen live on national television. But smiling can ease the tension, especially when you know deep inside you have a beautiful smile," says Miss Philippines semi-finalist Francis Dianne Cervantes, who was adjudged Miss Close Up Smile. Close has has flouride and enhanced micro-whiteners for strong shiny teeth, giving you the confidence to engage and interact with the world and live life up close.

Wax up?
Blooming Fields Philippines, exclusive distributor of Body Natur depilatory products from Spain, sponsored one whole season of the lifestyle show, a Taste of Life with Heny Sison. Body Natur offers long-lasting affects in body hair removal and can last up to four weeks before the next application with hair growth noticeably finer and slower.

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