A timely contribution to the breast-cancer fight


May 12, 2002|By Sarah Kickler Kelber | Sarah Kickler Kelber,Sun Staff

Everyone knows it's time to fight breast cancer. But a new watch can serve as a reminder and help raise funds for research at the same time. Watch brand Relic has teamed with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to create a limited-edition gold-plated watch including a detail of the pink ribbon on the face.

A percentage of the price will be donated to the Komen foundation to support breast-cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

The watch is available at www.komen.org and retails for $55. The silver- and gold-plated edition (pictured) is available in extremely limited quantities at some area Kohl's, J.C. Penney and Sears stores. (While you're at the Web site, you can also sign up for Washington's National Race for the Cure, which takes place June 1, or get information about Baltimore's Race for the Cure, scheduled for October.)

Sweet smell of white

Certainly by now, you've heard that white is the new, er, lack of color this season.

Now you can complement your dry-cleaner-friendly outfits with a perfume that matches in every way imaginable: Designer Gabrielle Strehle's new fragrance, Strenesse, is opalescent white.

With top notes of peach blossom, almond flower and bergamot; middle notes of jasmine, heliotrope and lily of the valley; and bottom notes of iris wood, sandalwood, amber and vanilla, the scent is available in eau de parfum spray, body milk, shower milk and deodorant. (Prices range from $16 to $70.)

Strenesse can be purchased at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and sephora.com.

Aromatic lullaby

They're aiming products at younger and younger crowds every day, it seems. Case in point: The Healing Garden's new "aromachology" line is Zzztherapy for Baby, which aims to create "a soothing olfactory experiences to lull babies to sleep naturally."

The baby bath, lotion and powder are infused with oil of chamomile and extracts of vanilla bean and orange blossom -- perhaps sweet dreams are made of this.

Available at Walgreens, CVS and Target stores. All three products can be purchased at www. healinggarden.com for $20.86.

The eyes have it in color this season

A lack of color may be the new big thing in fashion, but when it comes to makeup, color rules this summer. Case in point: Bourjois' new Effet Lumiere eye-shadow trios. The line features four brilliant colors -- plum, violet, blue and orange -- that give new meaning to the term "bright-eyed." Each compact contains three tones of the same color to "sculpt and highlight the eyes."

Each trio costs $18 and is available at sephora.com and select Macy's stores.

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