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October 28, 2007 | Lanie Goodman, Special to The Times
On a warm autumn morning, Jean-Claude Ellena emerges from his glass-walled villa perched on a wooded hilltop in the Riviera backcountry near the village of Cabris. Dressed in gray slacks and a crisp white shirt, he is quietly handsome with a ready laugh and a mischievous glint in his eyes. At 60, he carries about him an aura of Cary Grant. Although Ellena rarely gives interviews, today he is happy to talk.
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October 28, 2007 | Lanie Goodman, Special to The Times
On a warm autumn morning, Jean-Claude Ellena emerges from his glass-walled villa perched on a wooded hilltop in the Riviera backcountry near the village of Cabris. Dressed in gray slacks and a crisp white shirt, he is quietly handsome with a ready laugh and a mischievous glint in his eyes. At 60, he carries about him an aura of Cary Grant. Although Ellena rarely gives interviews, today he is happy to talk.
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February 27, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Anne Hathaway surprised the fashion world by wearing Prada -- not Valentino -- to the Academy Awards on Sunday. It was a surprise because the actress is personally close to Valentino Garavani, who even designed her wedding gown. What happened? Hathaway's representative has now released a statement explaining that she had planned to wear a Valentino creation to the Oscars, but at the last minute -- well, Saturday night -- discovered it was very similar to a gown someone else planned to wear.
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January 20, 2008 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Love Letters From a Fat Man Naomi Benaron BkMk Press: 234 pp., $16.95 paper THE nervous, tender-hearted stories in "Love Letters From a Fat Man" are often set in that netherworld humans inhabit after loss -- that strange, weightless, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other place that is a buffer between the painful present and the next chapter. Naomi Benaron's characters find safety in the oddest ways, like Otto in the title story, who watches Marlene Dietrich movies.
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June 28, 2013 | By Denise Hamilton
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long. Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier Extreme and Ava Luxe's Figue de Sucre showcase the creamy sweetness of the fruit, while Heeley's Eau de Figuier and L'Artisan's Premier Figuier evoke the entire tree, complete with green leaves, milky white secretions and twiggy branches.
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April 20, 2014 | By Denise Hamilton
Most of us have a vague awareness that Mother's Day is coming up (Sunday, May 11). But will we shop in a timely fashion - or will we race to the mall on May 10? Just in case you're a planner, what follows is a guide to some of the best department store perfumes. (And if you tend to procrastinate, we suggest you save this in an easy- to -find place - for that last-minute spending spree.) Name: Bottega Veneta Distinguishing Characteristics: An incandescent 21st century floral with light lashings of leather (to remind us of their handbags)
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April 10, 2011 | Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright sunshine, blue skies and longer days. Spring's newest fragrance releases are whisper soft but upbeat and bright with citrus, fruit, aquatic and floral notes — qualities many women look for when adding a new scent to their fragrance wardrobes.
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