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Quite possibly one of the most exciting beauty partnerships to discover this year, the Aesop X Rick Owens collaboration might appear contradictory at first, but this limited-edition collection reveals shared philosophies that translate into serene yet simple products that show appreciation for considerate, nonconformist design.
There’s lots to look forward to with this collection of just two offerings. The first, a travel kit (SGD250) that includes a curation of Owens’ favourites in 100 ml travel-friendly sizes.
There’s the Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, Resolute Hydrating Body Balm, Classic Shampoo and Classic Conditioner, as well as a 15 ml Stoic Eau de Toilette that can be experienced in a variety of ways.
The Stoic fragrance, created just for this kit, is herbaceous, fresh and spicy all at once. Developed in partnership with perfumer Barnabé Fillion, the captivating juice is infused with notes of black pepper and coriander seed, a nod to the radical work of Owens, while the resinous and earthy frankincense conjures the equanimous spirit of Aesop.
Besides spraying the EDT directly on skin, you can scent the string of 10 porous ceramic beads it comes with to increase longevity.
Designed to be doused with the fragrance, you can wear it as a bracelet on the wrist, lay it on a bedside table or stash it in your luggage to impart aroma and experience a more intimate relationship with the piquant blend.
Also making for a great gift idea is the jersey wrap it comes enrobed in. A hallmark of Owens’ designs, it features a co-brand dual grosgrain strip that can be worn as a wrist-wrap or bandana after.
The second item in the line-up is the Stoic Aromatique Candle that is here to imbue your space with the aroma of vetiver, black pepper and elemi for serenity.
Following the same design principles as the fashion designer’s furniture collection, the aesthetic white ceramic vessel, inspired by the sculptures of Constantin Brâncuși and Dadaist Hans Arp, blend the futuristic and the ancient to elevate any space.
The Stoic Aromatique Candle is available in three sizes and is priced at SGD60 for 65 g, SGD135 for 240 g and SGD300 for 620 g.
The limited-edition Aesop X Rick Owens collection is now available exclusively at the Aesop boutique at B1-54/55 Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
And if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, you can do so online via the brand’s online store here.