Finding fragrance: Fragranzi

Train your nose and develop your own signature scent at Christchurch’s new artisan perfumery. Fragranzi will offer a range of unique, in-house designed and manufactured fine fragrances and scented products when it opens in the Arts Centre on October 23.     The store will also offer a make-your-own experience in-store, workshops and courses in […]

Making scents of it

Finding the perfect perfume, or one for a very special occasion, can be overwhelming for fragrance connoisseurs and newbies alike. When you add in the often high price tag, it’s understandable that care and consideration are prerequisites for your hunt. Here are our tips for sourcing your signature scent.   Keep it in the family […]

Marc-Antoine Barrois

A worldly fragrance: WORLD introduces exclusive fragrances by Marc-Antoine Barrois

French couture and perfumery have always been interconnected. After working for Jean-Paul Gaultier, French couturier Marc-Antoine Barrois opened his first boutique in 2013. As a designer he seeks the art of simple luxury without ostentation. Now he has launched his first perfume – B683. Much like his designs themselves, the scent is elegant and discreet. […]


Form & function

In life we’re taught it’s what’s on the inside that counts. And, while we wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment here at Metropol, we don’t discount the fact that sometimes we yearn for both form and function – especially when it comes to the beauty department. Because, let’s face it, sometimes a gal just wants to […]