Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg... Evidence that there's much more to the phenomenon of French beauty than the twist and not getting fat. Here, a few new products to inspire the iconic Parisian look.CHANEL CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE
One of the softer-spoken scents fashioned by Chanel parfumeur Jacques Polge, Chance followed Coco Mademoiselle's namesake fragrance as a similarly citrus-sweet floral with a less sans pareil
name. Now, five years later, Polge has redressed it for springtime. Maintaining the original bottle's minimalist glass disc design with a frosted cap, Chance Eau Fraîche underscores discreet notes of hyacinth and iris with a dash of pink pepper and subdues the patchouli underpinning. With a lot to live up to in the company of Coco, No.5, etc., this incarnation won't disappoint if given,
well, a chance.
$75 for 3.4 oz.chanel.comBOURJOIS PETIT GUIDE DE STYLE
Seduction starts with the eyes, but considering that the art of-, American-style, more often than not translates to the tactless Nice aa... eyes
, we could use a little advice, Parisian-style. Monsieur Bourjois' Petit Guide de Style brings the focus, well, back up top. Neatly packaged in a chic case, this liquid eye liner and mascara pair—in shades of La Nuit Noire (classic black) and Mauve Fantastique (deep purple)—lets your eyes do the talking... so you don't have to dignify Did it hurt?
with a response.
$25bourjois.com DIOR LIP SHOW PALETTE
Whether the French indeed invented or perfected the kiss is still debatable, but one thing's for sure: Dior's dressing of your kissers has remained pretty paradisiacal since the couture house launched its first tangerine matte lipstick in 1954. While most laurels gleaned for their lip service have gone to the Addict range, loving just one of over 20 tempting shades, from Cosmic Red to Violet Spectrum, is simply asking too much. Lucky for you, Dior's narrowed down who, er, what to wrap your lips around with the new Lip Show Palette. Five colors/textures within the bounds of Beige Harmony—matte, shiny, satin—comprise a tres chic
compact, so you can wear a different lip everyday of the week sans the guilt.