Updated December 28, 2021

A new breath for a new year!

By Shana Devleschoudere
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In this sixth edition of the Gentlemen & Ladies Newsletter, discover our special end-of-2021 favorites, full of good resolutions for 2022.
For naturally radiant skin, discover Maison Eole's vine-based cosmetics. Wear eyeglasses made of gold and wood in a sleek, designer style... Fall for the new Lalique fragrance and its sunny scents. And finally... discover the beauty of the AMA la Girafe project, for our little wolves and those around the world...


The end of the year saw the launch of Maison Eole, the first Belgian brand of vine-based cosmetics. From the Chant d'Eole family vineyard,Anne-Sophie Charle has developed a cosmetics range of 16 products, including perfumes and candles. " Natural certified, Vegan and 100% Belgian, Maison Eole is an innovative, eco-friendly and exclusive collection.
Its unique composition of active ingredients derived from vine shoots, Wine extracts3, ensures the highest antioxidant activity rarely found in cosmetics. But Maison Eole is also the story of a woman who decided to change her life to pursue her passion: launch a cosmetics collection that meets three conditions: build a range based on Belgian skills and make it a "Made in Belgium" brand , develop a research process to identify nuggets not yet exploited in cosmetics, and commit the brand to a philosophy of eco-responsibility.
Also convinced that only a powerful artistic approach would enable her to stand out, she teamed up with designer Charles Kaisin, who is now the Maison's artistic director. The result is astonishing: the packaging is a wooden case, which we love and cherish, and which we then reserve for the use of our choice. Pampering yourself is now a 100% Belgian pleasure!
Info and e-shop via Maison Eole


Gold & Wood, the prestigious eyewear brand designed by Belgian Maurice Léonard, is launching a new collection of frames created in collaboration with Hoet Design, another Belgian design studio.
At the heart of the Gold & Wood workshop, Master Craftsmen are busy, executing sure and precise gestures. Made exclusively by hand, Gold & Wood eyewear perpetuates a know-how that has been handed down for decades. From sketch to frame,dozens of technical steps are required to bring Eyepieces to life. "Gold & Wood's primary mission is to bring pleasure and dreams to the world of Haute Lunetterie Artisanale et Joaillière ," says founder Maurice Léonard. In 1995, he created the brand and set up its handcrafted factory in Hosingen, Luxembourg.
The secrets behind the brand's success? "Designed in the rarest noble materials, our craftsmen model objects of desire, always imbued with singular savoir-faire. Our values are based on emotion, not need. Love of the product, respect for creation,authenticity, attention to detail and quality have always guided our choices. We cultivate our excellence by emphasizing creativity and innovation, which set us apart from our competitors. The customer is at the heart of our development strategy. We aim to offer them a unique sensory experience.
Our distinction: transforming emotional purchasing into a unique sensory experience. Our luxury: transmitting emotions, providing pleasure and dreams.
Our credo: to reinterpret the codes of elegance and timelessness with sensuality. Focusing on handcrafted confection combined with innovative design and attention to detail.
Maurice Léonard speaks with emotion about the brand he created, and around which two of his children are united. Gold & Wood's mark of distinction is undoubtedly its raw material, wood. And the meticulous selection of species, based on their nobility, rarity and the emotion they inspire. This is why the brand finds its loyal clientele in the great luxury capitals of Miami, New York, Tokyo, Milan and elsewhere. And, of course, in Belgium, where Maurice Léonard hails from.
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SOLEIL is an addictive fragrance in which Lalique pays tribute to the sun and the free women who love it. Conceived like the glow of morning light in a bedroom, this radiant halo of serene, intimate notes invites us to wake up to the world with a smile. The curvaceous bottle recalls the shape of the sun's rays. Dressed in Living Coral, the Pantone Institute's color of the year 2019 , the case offers a vibrant contrast between the orange-pink hue of a tropical coral reef and the golden rays that radiate from the "O" in SOLEIL Lalique.
A touch of playful refinement, a jewel wraps around the neck of the bottle. Inspired by an Art Deco earring by Lalique, the tassel chain is adorned with a solar pearl sculpted with graphic accents from the 1927/1928 Collection, resurrecting a motif created by René Lalique.
A golden medallion bearing the name of the fragrance adorns the other end of the chain. Unwind this jewel, and voilà: it becomes a bracelet (exclusively on the 100 ml Eau de Parfum bottle). As for the fragrance, it inspires the dazzling light of fruits and spices... Like the zesty start of a radiant morning, the addictive sweetness of a gourmand heart, the golden warmth of a sunbeam or the silky caress of musks and flowers. SOLEIL is the fragrance of a frank, free and radiant woman.
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Here's an initiative just the way we like it! Meet AMA, the gentle, affectionate giraffe. At first glance, it might seem that we're dealing with just another cuddly toy... And yet. Behind this adorable, soft and cuddly toy lies a real story ofhope and sharing. AMA is the symbol of a new world opening up to your little ones, a world where they can meet new friends.

The concept is simple: the initiative takes the form ofAMA, but its universe extends far beyond that: an entire platform dedicated to bringing together children from different cultures. Between the ages of 5 and 11, your little ones can register and find a buddy to get to know each other. From one country to another, they'll be able to share their childhood adventures via photos or videos, either privately or publicly on theAMA platform. As real little journalists, they too will have the right to share their ideas in a healthy social environment adapted to their age . What's more, they'll be put in touch with children from other backgrounds, religions or skin colors, so as to turn their differences into strengths and instill in them, from childhood, strong values of peace and friendship.

TheAMA the giraffe set is available for €59, including the plush toy, access to the platform, a personalized AMA bag and an explanatory comic book. The aim of this initiative is to enable your children to forge strong bonds around the world, which are as emotionally enriching as they are culturally enriching.

AMA is also involved with a number of associations, includingchildren's aid and schools in the south. AMA kits will be given to those who can't afford them, enabling them to join the community and join a group.

It's a project for the future, for love and friendship, for sharing, solidarity, fraternity and mutual aid. Will you be moved byAMA's eyes, full of promise and good resolutions?

Info and e-shop via AMA la Girafe