Finally, the wait is over. Tory Burch Eau de Parfum and beauty capsule collection are available in Manila. Last week I attended the launch at the newly redesigned Tory Burch Greenbelt store.
The capsule collection includes carefully selected essentials that will flatter a range of skin tones – a lipstick, a lip and cheek tint, a bronzer and blush palette and a retractable face brush. Each product comes enveloped in gorgeous distinctive packaging – graphic gold and orange fretwork which look like pretty accessories in itself.
The Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush in Divine features three skin brightening, luminous shades – in pink, gold and ivory – pressed into one palette. The palette is delicately scented with notes of mandarin, tuberose and vetiver. The Tory Burch Lip Colour in Pas du Tout delivers a sheer veil of colour in Tory’s signature shade of pinky nude — creamy in texture, with a faint shimmer and universally flattering pale neutral pink shade. The lipstick is scented with subtle notes from the fragrance including cassis, grapefruit and mandarin.
“Fragrance is part of my personal history — my parents each had their favourite scents that are so tied to my memories. When we decided to create a fragrance, we spent a lot of time thinking about what it should be — a balance of femininity and tomboy, citrus and floral, grounded and graceful.” –Tory Burch.
“It’s similar to the clothes and accessories we design — sophisticated but down to earth, combining disparate ideas you don’t usually see together. The fragrance is the same way. There’s a brightness to the scent when you first smell it, and then you realize that it’s more complex.” — Tory Burch.
The outer packaging is in the brand’s signature colour, a vibrant orange, while the fragrance is pale pink. The glass bottle is clean with beveled edges and cosmetics feature a metal detail in gold fretwork.
There is a special limited edition solid fragrance that comes in a sliding locket featuring Tory’s signature fretwork. This is available only in the Tory Burch Greenbelt 5 shop and not in the Rustan’s beauty counters.
The Tory Burch Eau de Parfum mixes florals, citrus and woods. The feminine floral notes include peony, tuberose, jasmine sambac and sweet alyssum. The crisp citrus and fruit notes include grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, cassis and neroli. The depth and complexity come from warm cedar and sensual sandalwood. Vetiver remains the signature note in the scent.
I just love the colour palette of this entire store – orange, gold, green and silver blue. Word has it that every single feature had to be imported from the same suppliers that do Tory Burch boutiques around the world. My favourite, the huge double doors. Now I forgot to take a picture of that. But next time you’re in GB5 take a look at those doors. Yum!
Tory Burch Fragrance and Cosmetics
Eau de Parfum 50ml P4,700 and 100ml P6,150
Lip Colour in Pas du Tout, P1550
Lip & Ceek Tint in Cat’s Meow P2,200
Bronzer & Blush in Divine P2,400
Face Brush P3,100
Body Cream 190ml P4,465
Bath & shower Gel 250ml P2,775
Now available at Tory Burch Greenbelt 5 and Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La.