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Winter Break

Ravishing fragrances, antiaging brews and fanciful palettes aim to keep spirits lifted this season.

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    This holiday season Lancôme Paris is infusing its popular Juicy Tubes collection with some glitz, issuing five limited-edition shades in fanciful new packaging. Showered in Diamonds (shown here) is an icy gloss that can be layered over lipstick for a subtle shimmer effect. $18; at Nordstrom.

    Photography by John Lawton

    December 2008

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    For modern-day Marie Antoinette types, Jean Paul Gaultier’s new Electric Glamour powder and gloss lend a playful pop of pink as well as a girly scent to cheeks and lips. The fragrance is Ma Dame, a sweetly powdery blend of musk, grenadine, orange and rose notes that’s also available in liquid form. $30 for the palette, $18 for the gloss; at Sephora.

    Photography by John Lawton

    December 2008

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    Donatella Versace’s newest scent, Gianni Versace Couture, comes nestled in a handmade napa leather train case embossed with a Greek key pattern, a house signature. Fortunately the feminine mix of mandarin, red berries, Sambac jasmine and patchouli lives up to its elaborate wrapping. $2,100; at Versace.

    Photography by John Lawton

    December 2008

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    The glistening goo inside each jar of Givenchy Le Soin Noir owes its chic ebony shade to the addition of black algae sap. The marine extract is meant to reduce the appearance of lines and foster a more radiant complexion. The lotion is unexpectedly silky to the touch, and its dark color vanishes when rubbed into skin. $360; sephora.com.

    Photography by John Lawton

    December 2008

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    Dr. Sebagh Suprême Maintenance Youth Serum is the skincare equivalent of a multi-vitamin. The potion is said to promote skin elasticity with hibiscus extract and fight wrinkles with antioxidant-rich grape-seed extract. A harmless bacterial strain reportedly guards skin against dryness and extreme cold but may leave germaphobes running scared. $400; at Barneys New York.

    Photography by John Lawton

    December 2008

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    Island Michael Kors Bermuda Eau de Parfum is as uplifting as one might expect. The scent of fruity cassis combined with tropical hibiscus and passionflower notes makes for a sunny pick-me-up, while the addition of driftwood injects a bit of warmth and depth to the mix. $62; at Bloomingdale’s.

    Photography by John Lawton

    December 2008

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