Homegrown fragrance brand, Scent by SIX, has launched an open- concept scent bar at Jem mall in Jurong East. With its two other boutiques located at Bugis Junction and 313@Somerset in central Singapore, this new presence in the west enables Scent by SIX to reach out to a wider community.
In conjunction with its foray into the western shopping enclave, Scent by SIX will be introducing a new scent collection: Sleep, Returns. The calming scent is infused with fragrance intelligence, ‘Sleep Accord’, by Japanese Fragrance House, Takasago. Data from a global study of ‘Sleep Accord’ indicated a positive experience for its panellists, with improvement in sleep quality and duration.
With a prime spot at the entrance of Jem mall on the first level, the new scent bar welcomes shoppers to discover its collection of home and personal fragrances created over the past years since its launch in July 2016.
To optimise the customer experience, touch points were identified for an ergonomic flow. In terms of the ambience, the idea of wellness and care is similarly showcased in the new space as it was at the 313@Somerset boutique. The appointed designer, Clara Yee, Creative Director of In The Wild explains the design concept: “The new scent bar by Scent by Six is an open and fluid space with a porous boundary, allowing guests to stumble upon and wander through the space that sits at a busy intersection at the entrance of Jem. The palette of soft sandstone pink, textured stucco walls, and luxurious brass, balance earthly tactile comfort with a touch of sophistication. Just like the flagship Somerset boutique, the scent bar at Jem exudes a home-like hosting experience, creating islands over which to have conversations, linger and discover the scents.”
While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has brought upon challenges such as the temporary closure of Jem mall in May, which delayed renovations for the scent bar, Jason Lee, Founder of Scent by SIX remains optimistic. “There is no better time to take the leap of faith and expand the business than now. Moving forward, running a business in this climate will be the new normal. We have complete faith that our government will manage the situation well and continue to support local businesses sustainably,” he opines.
In keeping with its mission to use its scents to heal, soothe and delight one’s mental wellness, Scent by SIX introduces its latest scent, Sleep, Returns. The design for this collection draws inspiration from the Six of Swords tarot card. It depicts a state of transition, leaving behind what was familiar and moving towards calmer waters by moving forward. “Sleep is a fundamental human need and a good night’s rest is essential to maintaining our mental health. We understand the struggles of those who are not having a good night’s sleep. With our new scent collection, we bring them hope for better sleep,” says Jason.
As it did last year with its uplifting scent, Hikaru, Scent by SIX will be donating S$10,000 from the sales of Sleep, Returns to the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Through this partnership with SAMH, Scent by SIX aims to raise awareness of mental health issues, particularly depression, and the importance of taking care of one’s mental wellness. The funds will be donated to the association to help individuals with mental health issues.
In August 2021, Singapore Airlines announced its collaboration with Scent by SIX in creating its signature scent, Batik Flora. The scent includes floral notes from six flowers in SIA’s batik motif: aquatic ginger, common dianella, seashore purslane, simpoh lak, utania nervosa and white kopsia. Batik Flora by Singapore Airlines will be progressively introduced at key customer-facing SIA locations from October 2021, starting with the SIA Service Centre at ION Orchard. Customers will also be able to enjoy this signature scent at SIA’s redeveloped SilverKris Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport terminal three. Batik Flora will be available in a collection of reed diffusers, pillow mists, and an eau de toilette fragrance. The collection will be sold exclusively on KrisShop.com from October 2021.
Conceived by the same people behind The Dark Gallery, Amuse Dessert Co. on Duxton Road is born in unprecedented times, where the simple pleasures of life can no longer be taken for granted; and that wanderlust takes on an almost digital or surreal state of existence.
Glide on happy inspiration through thoughtfully created and aesthetically stimulating desserts,
borne out of their own encounters and longing for new experiences.
They call it dessert wanderlust.
Their macarons are artisanally hand-crafted by their pastry chefs with the finest ingredients, each bound to bring you not only a visual feast, but also a harmony of flavours in every bite. Inspired by nature’s colours, these gems are crafted in 8 unique flavours to tantalize your senses.
Carrotsticks & Cravings’ third outfit is located on Stanley Street and it boasts gorgeous coastal-inspired interiors by award-winning interior designer Isabelle Miaja and provides a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the business district – it is set to become the go-to spot for all-day dining from breakfast and lunch, to post-workout meals, and weekend brunches!
Customers can look forward to tucking into Carrotsticks & Cravings’ signature menu brimming with delicious and healthy signature dishes made with meticulously-sourced ingredients – a trait that the brand is well-known for, good quality coffee, as well as an outlet-exclusive breakfast platter.
Carrotsticks & Cravings strives to serve the freshest quality and wholesome dishes – this is why each and every ingredient on Carrotsticks & Cravings’ menu is carefully-sourced, and recipes are thoughtfully-conceived, to accommodate varying dietary requirements. Some dishes can be customised for customers who are vegetarian, vegan or are on gluten-free and even paleo diets. The food menu is presented under four categories; Morning Specials, Bowls, Open Herb Sourdough and Sandwiches.
The folks at Carrotsticks & Cravings are firm believers of indulging in cravings and enjoying every bite. This is why the menu also offers gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free dessert options in the form of cakes, tarts and other bakes.
Carrotsticks & Cravings was founded in 2017 by Melbourne-born Terri-Anne who opened the first outlet at Dempsey Hill which still remains a popular spot for many. A second outlet at Robertson Quay opened in 2018.
Away from the city, Bedrock Origin settles in at its new home on an island in the sun at Oasia Resort Sentosa. Embracing a lighter, brighter, and fresher take on the Bedrock classics, the location is the perfect getaway for social corporate lunches, romantic dinners, and weekend soirees with family and friends.
In keeping with Bedrock tradition, the finest steaks are dry-aged in-house and cooked on the bone with classic cooking techniques to introduce a greater depth of flavour. These classics are served alongside new seafood selections on the grill and in the raw bar, specially prepared by their chefs for a sumptuous taste of the oceans.
With record numbers of first-time bullion buyers, family offices, hedge funds and HNWIs increasing their diversification into this asset class, IPM Group and Auctus Metal Portfolios are positioned to assist individuals, corporate and institutional investors to embrace the critical significance of maintaining a diversified investment portfolio, including an exposure to physical precious metals.
Established in 2014, Indigo Precious Metals Group is a trusted precious metals investment specialist, founded and run by leading metals expert, former investment banker and acclaimed financial analyst David J Mitchell, serving a wide international client base from offices in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.
Founding Partner, David Mitchell shared, "Every asset class has its day in the sun. The global macroeconomic landscape is pointing towards a substantial revaluation of precious metals, driven by a myriad of dynamic factors.
“Exposure to traditional asset classes at this time, including stocks and property is becoming increasingly risky, as a growing acceptance of their extreme overvaluation becomes widespread. Current valuations are simply unsustainable in the longer term. There is a clear and ongoing shift occurring, with increasing global wealth capital flows moving into more defensive and undervalued asset classes. Investors are now demanding the inclusion of physical precious metals within their diversified portfolios.
“We are in the early days of a clearly-defined super-cycle in commodities. Precious metals represent the pointy end of the spear in terms of leading the way forwards in commodity asset appreciation. Expanding our headcount and securing a sizable ground floor retail space in the heart of Singapore's CBD will ensure that we are well equipped to meet this growing demand,” he added.
The new IPM Group retail bullion store features safe, discreet, and easy access to several dynamic bullion showcases and displays as well as well-appointed, private meeting rooms for prospective clients who seek bullion investment advice from their team of bullion experts and advisors. Monitors featuring live spot metal prices adorn the walls and provide investors with real time bullion market information including performance charts, forecasts, and research reports.
As a leading bullion dealer in Singapore since 2014, IPM Group has developed a loyal client base in trading precious metals and a reputation for consistently offering highly competitive premiums across the market. IPM Group offers an extensive selection of internationally recognised brands of investment grade bullion including Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium. Also on offer are rare earths and collectibles in a variety of denominations, weights, and product types.
IPM Group continues to focus on its mandate for offering free and bespoke investment advice as well as sharing in-depth research reports with all clients, as well as offering a comprehensive, low-cost A-class vaulting facility solutions together with Malca-Amit at Le Freeport Singapore (fondly known as the Fort Knox of Asia). Le Freeport Singapore is a world-class and duty-free vaulting facility that ensures total investor privacy, discretion and protection with all client’s vaults being wholly segregated, fully allocated and insured by Lloyd's of London.
To complement the new bullion store at 23 Amoy Street, IPM Group has developed an e-commerce platform and a bespoke client vaulting portal: www.indigopreciousmetals.com with an extensive range of bullion bars and coins for sale, made available 24/7 for both allocated and unallocated, or pooled metal investments.
IPM Group stocks leading LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) accredited brands including world-renowned PAMP Suisse, Valcambi Suisse, Royal Canadian Mint, Australia’s Perth Mint, Asahi Refining USA and Metalor.
Nestled at the heart of the charming streets of easten Singapore; Sevens Café is a customer-centric yet café-centered concept with a focus on modern Australian cuisine. At Sevens Cafe they celebrate the diverse flavors from the coffee beans they carry to the dishes of savoury cafe classics and their artisan sweets and bakes.
With thoughtfully designed interiors, lush surroundings, friendly service and generous portions drives their team to provide their customers an F&B establishment for champion brunches, high teas, romantic dates and a place for intimate gatherings.
The Garden, which was first completed in 1967, now features a new rock garden (“Karesansui”) with nine sculptural rocks and a granite crossing bridge. The Karesansui’s effect extends the serene and calm essence of the Japanese Garden, while the granite crossing bridge symbolically draws visitors into the realm of the Japanese Garden.
A water cascade with a traditional Japanese basin and a traditional Japanese lantern were also added.
This project is a collaborative effort involving the President’s Office, the Prime Minister’s Office and NParks. It is designed by Junichi Inada, a renowned landscape designer.