07/DecArtisan & Artist Now available at Changi Airport Perfumes & Cosmetics
Nuance-Watson Singapore is pleased to announce the inclusion of Artisan & Artist, a specialized make-up tools and accessories label from Japan, to Perfumes & Cosmetics at Singapore Changi Airport. This will add to the list of over 120 international beauty brands available at Perfumes & Cosmetics.
What started out as a quest on the search for the perfect pouch in the early 80s by now Artisan & Artist founder, CEO and resident designer, Mr Seiichiro Hangui was disheartened to realize that the pouch designs then were way too simple and not easy to use. Therefore he decided to improve the overall design and functionality of this product category. His designs were well embraced by many, including Barneys New York. Eventually in 1996, the company grew to include professional makeup tools. 1999 was the year for Artisan & Artist when major cosmetics/fashion labels such as Armani, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul & Joe, L’Oreal, started knocking on his door for customized pouches.
Artisan & Artist is currently on counter at Perfumes & Cosmetics mega store at Changi Airport Terminal 2 after immigration. The product assortment includes makeup pouches and brushes. Prices start from SGD39 for an eyebrown brush to SGD103 for a 100% goat hair cheek brush.
Chillie Por, Senior Category Manager of Nuance-Watson Singapore says, “We aim to bring in products that will cater to the diverse needs of the Changi passengers. Our 22 Perfumes & Cosmetics stores serve over 5,000 customers on any given day, hence it is be an excellent launch pad for new/upcoming brands. Niche brand such as Artisan & Artist may still be relatively unknown to some, but given its strong credentials and brand recognition amongst the makeup professionals, as well as quality product assurance, we are willing to give it a try. We aim to bring in more of such labels and we believe it is because of such formula that helps to generate loyal customers.”
Chris Lim, Schmidt’s Regional Director says, “It is our pleasure to partner Nuance-Watson Singapore to bring cult brand Artisan & Artist into Changi Airport Terminal 2. The high quality makeup brushes are hand made in Japan by artisans, using the finest materials such as top grade Maple Wood and Natural Animal Hair to facilitate the best make up results. The cosmetic pouches are highly functional, an essential kit for the modern woman. There is already a steady brand following in Singapore, with makeup artists, beauty editors and well-travelled consumers.”
06/DecPerfumes & Cosmetics introduces new fragrance for your sixth sense
Nuance-Watson Singapore, together with Elizabeth Arden, are proud to bring in John Varvatos Star USA fragrance, the younger, edgier collection of John Varvatos, the master of modern rock ‘n’ roll style, to Changi Airport Perfumes & Cosmetics. This new fragrance will be exclusively available in Singapore from now till end January 2012.
The John Varvatos Star USA fragrance is the result of a long-standing collaboration between Varvatos and Givaudan Senior Perfumer, Rodrigo Flores-Roux. The fragrance is described as for men old enough to see possibilities, and young enough to believe in them, driven with a Let's-Do-It attitude that is tastefully twisted.
Fresh and woody, John Varvatos Star USA is relaxed and casual yet elegant. According to Flores-Roux, the fragrance “boasts a game of contrasts--a comfortable mix of warm woody notes encountering an unexpected freshness which together convey a relaxed attitude while maintaining an unmistakable masculinity.”
Available in 50ml and 100ml, the bottle packaging is of smoky glass and silver metal, drawing inspiration from19th century vials and industrial materials, while the spring system of the cap is reminiscent of antique beer bottles.
Ms Chillie Por, Senior Category Manager of Nuance-Watson Singapore comments, “John Varvatos’ fragrance line, since its debut at Perfumes & Cosmetics last December, has been demonstrating very strong sales results month on month, generating over S$1M potential by the end of this year (not bad for a niche designer fragrance performance). We attribute this success to the close collaboration and marketing support from Elisabeth Arden.
This new Star USA scent, though vastly different from John Varvato’s characteristic fragrance collection, it will be appreciated by the adventurous, urban males for a long time.”
John Varvatos Star USA fragrance is already on counter at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located after immigration at all Changi Airport Terminals.
01/DecFancl makes first South East Asia Travel Retail debuts Changi Airport Perfumes & Cosmetics
Nuance-Watson Singapore is pleased to announce on the inclusion of Fancl to its impressive lineup of over 120 international beauty brands at Changi Airport Perfumes & Cosmetics stores. This marks the first Travel Retail door in South-East Asia for the Japanese label. First launched in 1980 in Japan, the brand is now one of the best selling brands in the region, particularly in China.
Established by founder Mr. Kenji Ikemori in 1980 in Japan, Fancl started out with aim to produce only “preservative-free” skin care products. The products were originally packed in small 5ml vial containers. The business portfolio now covers Nutritional Supplements, Cosmetics and Lifestyle products, available at its 352 doors in Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Fancl products are founded on its guiding principles of “safe”, “gentle” and “healthy”. For this Airport opening, best selling products including Tense-up EX drink, Mild Cleansing Oil and Washing Powder are stocked at the Terminal 3 airside Perfumes & Cosmetics Mega store. Customers even get to receive a Fancl tote bag and travel size Mild Cleansing Oil with minimum spending of SGD80 on Fancl products for now till end December 2011.
Chillie Por, Senior Category Manager at Nuance-Watson Singapore says, “According to our vendors’ feedback, Fancl ranks as one of the top selling brand in China. As our steadfast objective to bring in products with strong followings, with the high number of PRC customers at our Perfumes & Cosmetics stores every day, we are confident that the brand will take off successfully given its established base of local followers (the brand ventured into Singapore since August 2000), and the popularity among the Chinese.”
29/NovNuance-Watson Singapore brings joy of Christmas early to residents of Singapore Cheshire Home
On 25th November 2011, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, volunteers from Nuance-Watson Singapore paid a visit to the Cheshire Home, one of the four adopted charity organisations by the Travel Retailer to bring the joy of Christmas earlier to the Home residents.
In bid to share its success with those in need, since 2003, under the guidance of Managing Director Ken Tse, Nuance-Watson Singapore launched the CSR programme aimed at supporting the on-going work of several non-profit humanitarian organizations in Singapore. Today, the company supports a total of four charitable organisations - the Singapore Cheshire Home, St. John's Home for the Elderly, Red Cross Home for the Disabled and The Sunbeam Place for the Children’s Home. For year 2011 alone, the company has donated close to SGD44,000, primarily on supplies such as groceries, meals, stationery items and daily necessities for those at the Homes.
A place called ‘home’ to some 70 seriously disabled adults, Cheshire Home is also a rehabilitation centre and care for a daily average of 20 non-residential physically disabled clients. The Home residents received not only care and rehabilitation, but also encouragement and stimulation. The activities conducted at the Home aim to provide the residents with the chance to live as normal lives as possible.
For the visit, the NWS volunteers brought specially prepared lunch and Christmas decorations. They helped to feed the residents, put up the Christmas decoration, and even song and dance performance to entertain. It was an enjoyable afternoon not only for the residents, the care-takers and volunteers all had a great time.
NWS aims to continue its CSR program long term and to conduct more visits to the Homes. The company hopes that through such interaction, the awareness to care more for not-so-fortunate will encourage others to be more involved in charitable causes.
21/NovNuance-Watson Singapore honoured once again for Excellent Customer Service
Forty-seven staff of Nuance-Watson Singapore were recognised once again for providing outstanding service and honored at the National 2011 Excellent Service Award (EXSA). This is the fourth consecutive year the Nuance-Watson team is recognised for their high service standard. The company is also the only travel retail operator at Changi Airport to receive the EXSA recognition.
EXSA is the most important nationwide service award in Singapore that aims to develop service models for staff to emulate, and to create service champions. A total of 47 Nuance-Watson’s front-liners were applauded at this year award ceremony for its customer service excellence, out of which 1 were conferred as a Star recipient.
Managed by seven industry lead bodies and supported by the Singapore government, EXSA aims to inspire service staff to scale new heights, identify service role models, encourage service champions and recognise the efforts of service staff.
Conferred at three levels – Star (being the highest level), Gold and Silver, the EXSA nominees need to fulfill the judging criteria during the qualifying period, i.e. 1 Apr 2010 to 31 Mar 2011I. Nuance-Watson Singapore is proud to produce 1 Star, 6 Gold and 40 Silver winners under the ‘Retail’ category for 2011.
Alicia Chin, Human Resource Manager of Nuance-Watson Singapore said, “It is indeed encouraging to see our front-liners receiving this prestigious honor. To be a winner, the staff needs to demonstrate outstanding services at all times. Given the retail environment at the airport, it takes even higher level of passion and commitment to always be ready to serve, let alone providing high level of service. With the high number of winners, it is proven that our comprehensive training and dedicated resources to provide sound Customer Service is on the right track.”
As the incumbent travel retail operator managing twenty-two Perfumes & Cosmetics and five fashion and lifestyles stores at Singapore Changi Airport, Nuance-Watson takes prides in its methodology in developing highly committed front liners and are reputable for contributing significant resources to meeting and improving customer service to global level standards. The shops operate round the clock and serve over 5,000 customers a day.
08/NovAgnès b. Beauté makes its debut at Perfumes & Cosmetics
Good news to Agnès b. fans! Nuance-Watson Singapore now counts Agnès b. Beauté as one of its launches for this year at the Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located at Changi Airport. With the inclusion of the beauty range by the French fashion brand, it sums up the number of international beauty brands at its twenty-two stores in Changi Airport to 120!
To mark its launch at Perfumes & Cosmetics and entry into Singapore, Agnès b. Beauté has specially developed an exclusive makeup pouch (retailing at SGD80.50 as at November 2011), which includes a Contour Haute Def eyeliner, a Palette Trio set of 3-colour eyeshadows, a b. Glossy lip gloss and a tube of b.b. cream.
The launch at Perfumes & Cosmetics underpins Nuance-Watson’s commitment to partner with internationally renowned brands to bring constant excitement to the Changi passengers. This year alone, besides Agnès b. Beauté, Nuance-Watson has successfully conducted a series of launches, including two SK-II’s products, Jimmy Choo, Fendi and Lancome’s new fragrances, as well as the much awaited Bath & Body Works, ahead of local downtown stores.
Check it out the next time you fly out from Changi Airport Terminal 1 and 2 at the main Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located after immigration.
10/OctBottega Veneta Fragrance – Now exclusive available at Singapore Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Changi Airport
Nuance-Watson Singapore is pleased to be the first Airport in Asia to introduce Bottega Veneta’s debut fragrance, Bottega Veneta EDP, exclusively at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Changi Airport. The scent is available only at Perfumes & Cosmetics in Asia for the month of October 2011.
Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director Tomas Maier envisioned the fragrance to be “warmth, sunshine, and the gentle sound of cicadas, sits an elegant and austere old villa.” Created by master perfumer Michel Almairac, natural ingredients such as Bergamot, Jasmine Sambac, pink peppercorns and patchoulic were used to bring out the visionary of Tomas Maier. The end result is a representation of suppleness and sensuality of the house’s renowned leather goods. The fragrance, a leathery floral chypre, marries the olfactory language of the Venetian countryside – fresh meadows, mown hay, flowers, earth, and wood – with the gentle richness of leather in a creation crafted with the meticulousness of a master artisan.
Available in 50ml and 75ml EDP, the fragrance is priced from S$104 onwards. Be sure to check it out the next time you fly out from Changi Airport.
21/SepNuance-Watson Singapore marks a decade of successful operations at Changi Airport
Nuance-Watson Singapore celebrates its 10th year of successful operation at Changi Airport on September 1st, 2011. In honor of this remarkable journey, the company held a Long Service Award gathering on 2nd of September. A total of 53 staff was applauded for having dedicated a decade of Service since Day 1 of Nuance-Watson’s operations at Changi Airport.
The Long Service Award ceremony was held at a Country Club where food and fun was shared. A token of appreciation was presented to the 53 Long Service Award recipients. Ken Tse, Managing Director of Singapore, as well as Chilli Por, are both proud recipients of this award.
As one of the key beauty retailer in the region, Nuance-Watson has achieved consideration growth over the years. The company began its retail presence at Changi Airport in September 2001. Over the past decade, not just the number of stores, its staff, the annual turnover has also increased by 4.6 folds, from SGD65m to over SGD300m in 2010.
In overall retail presence, the company sprung from original seven stores at Terminal 2 to a total of twenty-seven stores – twenty-two Perfumes & Cosmetics, three Samsonite, one Bally and one MCM boutiques. The company was also recently awarded the rights to operate a bigger Samsonite boutique at Terminal 2 Departure Transit hall. Samsonite store at Terminal 2 measures 70sqm and will be enlarged to 83sqm come November 2011.
In terms of staffing, Nuance-Watson has increased its number of employees by almost 300%, from 154 to now 600. Close to 33% of the pioneer batch stayed with the company for a decade and are proud recipients of this year’s Long Service Award.
Having ranked as one of the most prominent retail operators in the region with its strong sales revenue at the World’s best airport, Nuance-Watson recongises that its reputation as the launchpad for new and exclusive products, innovative retail management also contributed to its success. Over the years, the company has won for Singapore the “Best Fragrances and Cosmetics Travel Retail in Asia-Pacific” for eight consecutive times, from year 2004 to 2011. In additional to the accolades the company received, Nuance-Watson Singapore aims to increase its retail reach among locals by constantly introducing new products not available in downtown stores, and ensuring that its retail prices stay competition with up to 40% savings.
11/SepMCM celebrates ‘From here to Munich’ with its elegant Autumn/Winter 11 collection
Luxury accessories brand MCM has announced its latest Autumn/Winter 2011 collection and escorts its consumers on a voyage of passion as it celebrates its Munich- based roots in commemoration of its 35th anniversary. Born in 1976 in the historic city of Munich, MCM unifies sophisticated technology and German efficiency. The designs reflect the creative rebelliousness inspired by the illustrious epoch of its birth. With its latest Autumn/Winter 2011 collection MCM accomplishes successfully to connect tradition, quality and progress.
This season the collection features a variety of structured and sleek looks, combining classic and sophisticated shapes with novel and refreshing details. The products combine excellent handicraft, numerous style, and high-end positioning.
The iconic piece in this collection is the TRACEY bag that is perfect for a stylish lifestyle and comes in a variety of materials and studs. For the debonair man about town who is after a smart look, the BONAVENTURA men’s line answers all his practical lifestyle needs with a sleek black leather weekender and a matching office case; plus dark brown messenger and reporter bag.
MCM’s New York Collection gets a geometric style boost this season with a trio of new lines: Triangolo, Frame and Multiframe. Designed for working women, Triangolo bags are structured while allowing for ease and wearability. A highlight of the line is the specially designed turnlock closure and handle hardware in a rose gold finish.
Lastly, this winter season sees several fresh additions to MCM’s legendary Heritage Collection: for a chic getaway, there’s a travel bag, and your pet won’t miss out, as you’ll find a dog carrier and a leash. All items are crafted in the brand’s world-famous Cognac Visetos material.
The MCM Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is now available at the MCM boutique managed by Nuance-Watson Singapore at Changi Airport Terminal 2, Departure Transit Hall.
A long-time favourite of international royalty, celebrities and VIPs, MCM has regained its brand supremacy of 20 years ago by drawing on its tradition of prestige and quality, using the creative vision of top fashion designers and artists, including Michael Michalsky, Richard Woods and Craig Redman to reinvent modern, young and innovative designs aimed at cosmopolitan and professional men and women.
MCM has boutiques in major cities such as Berlin, Düsseldorf, London, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul. The brand is also sold by prestigious retailers in key markets including the US, UK, Dubai, Italy, Russia and Germany.
Created for 21st century travellers, MCM incorporates clever designs with durable materials, delivering versatile styles to suit every need. Bag styles run from classic black and tan to statement-making models in strong colours. The brand offers sophisticated handbags, practical and stylish luggage, functional business bags, soft and trendy small leather goods, all crafted from materials such as leather, fabric and exotic skins.
28/JulFAN DI FENDI The latest feminine fragrance by Fendi Now exclusively available in South-East Asia at Changi Airport!
Fan of Fendi? Then you will be excited to know that the new fragrance Fan Di Fendi is now exclusively available in South-East Asia at Singapore Changi Airport!
Making its South-East Asia debut at Nuance-Watson Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Changi Airport, FAN DE FENDI is a radiant floral fragrance on a leather base. Vibrant, sensual, desirable and addictive, it is specially created for the Fendi woman who is fun-loving, free spirit, crazy about life, luxury and everything lovely.
Fragrance created by François Demachy, Senior Vice-President of Olfactory Development for Perfumes at LVMH, together with Delphine Lebeau-Krowiak, perfumer. Fan di Fendi is a blend of light tangerine, pear, black currant and pink peppercorn scents mixed with the warm additions of damascene rose and yellow jasmine. The scent evolves towards a solar, floral heart warmed up with tuberose. A wood note with a hint of leather comes through with the patchouli and the birch. Fan di Fendi is a wildly exciting fragrance, a sexy skin scent exuding a warm floral accord.
Artistic director Fabien Baron, in collaboration with exclusive photographic director Darius Khondji (head cameraman for David Fincher and Wong Kar-Wai), conceives the visuals and advertising film for the fragrance.
Housed in a luxurious glass bottle with a golden outline on the edges of the bottle that form the double F gold buckle - Fendi Forever - symbol of the brand and its iconic bag, the Baguette. The fragrance is available in Eau de Parfum in 2 sizes – 50ml and 75ml at S$107 and S$129 respectively.
*Prices indicated are correct at time of printing. Our prices fluctuate monthly in accordance to the Currency Exchange Policy set by the Changi Airport Group.
The fragrance will be exclusively available at all Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located at Singapore Changi Airport for the month of August 2011 before it hits the other stores. Be sure to check it the next time you fly out!
29/JunSingapore Changi Airport First in the World to launch two SK-II products - Skin Signature Eye Cream and Wrinkle Specialist
Nuance-Watson (Singapore) and Procter & Gamble held a successful world launch once again, this time for two new products - the Skin Signature Eye Cream and Wrinkle Specialist, from SK-II’s latest anti-ageing skin innovations. A media event took place earlier today at Singapore Changi Airport and the products are now exclusively available at Perfumes & Cosmetics till 15th August 2011.
The two new anti-ageing innovations – Skin Signature Eye Cream and Wrinkle Specialist – are backed by extensive research on the skin ageing process that spans over a decade, an industry first. These two new anti-ageing innovations join the family of SK-II Skin Signature range of products that helps women age successfully by taking 10 years off their face.
More than 80 guests comprising SK-II’s celebrities, media and loyal users in Singapore were amongst the first in the world to celebrate the launch at an exclusive event held in Changi Airport earlier this afternoon.
Nuance-Watson (Singapore) first introduces SK-II to the Asia-Pacific travellers in 2004. Over the years, the company and Procter & Gamble have been working closely to bring a number of World Launches at Changi Airport. This year, together with the support from the Changi Airport Group, the terminal wide launch animation is much bigger scale than ever, with an outpost exhibition showcasing the gorgeous pairs of eyes of famous SK-II users.
“For more than 30 years now, SK-II has been at the forefront of skin science research to bring many innovative breakthroughs that have shaped the anti-ageing industry,” said Mr Samuel Kim, P&G ASEAN Vice President. “The Skin Signature Series has brought to life the power of SK-II’s miracle transformation to skin, empowering women with the confidence to embrace their skin’s future beauty. We are confident that the two new additions to the boutique will give women a renewed sense of optimism to age successfully.”
Capturing powerful visions of the future
Celebrating the heritage of empowerment that has been at the heart of SK-II’s miracle of transformation was a special “An Eye on the Decade” photography showcase.
The exhibition features 10 accomplished women from diverse fields. Photographed by renowned international photographer, Wing Shya, each portrait features their captivating eyes, accompanied by intimate details on what gives them the power to embrace their future.
“In partnership with SK-II, Nuance-Watson Singapore has launched many beauty ‘firsts’ to millions around the world. We are proud to be the first retailer in the world to launch SK-II’s two new anti-ageing innovations and its photography showcase,” said Nuance-Watson (Singapore) Managing Director Ken Tse. “It is a testimony of our commitment to bring the best to our shoppers at Changi Airport and we look forward to collaborating with SK-II on similar opportunities.”
Said Ms Lim Peck Hoon, Changi Airport Group’s Executive Vice President, Commercial, “Retail innovation is an integral part of the Changi Experience that many of our visitors appreciate at Changi Airport. Under our “Changi First” initiative, we partner our tenants and brands to bring forth product or brand debuts to Changi Airport. We are heartened by Nuance-Watson’s and SK-II’s strong support and look forward to more of such tripartite collaborations.”
The exhibition will be on display at Changi Airport Terminal 3 from June 25 to July 21. These 2 new products, SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream and Wrinkle Specialist will be available at SK-II counter in Changi Airport from June 2011 and island wide from August 2011.
27/JunFreshness and Serenity, O de L’Orangerie, now exclusively available in Singapore at Changi airport
Nuance-Watson (Singapore) has teamed up with Scental, the Travel Retail division of World beauty leader L’Oréal, to launch Lancôme’s new heritage fragrance Ô DE L’ORANGERIE at Changi Airport Perfumes & Cosmetics from July 1st to August 15th 2011, ahead of other travel retail stores in Asia Pacific.
A ballad flows under the shade of orange trees in the Orangery garden of Versailles Palace. Evoking this serenity, Ô DE L’ORANGERIE provides a relaxing get away to this idyllic cosy garden. The fragrance unveils the freshness and dazzling femininity of the precious orange blossom essence and orange zest top note. This fluidity is then caressed by the softness of jasmine petals and orange blossom absolute. The vibrancy of cedar and smoothness of benzoin enhance the voluptuousness of this incomparable scent at the end.
“Following the pre-launch of our fragrance Ô D’AZUR last year, we decided to have another Asia Pacific Travel Retail pre-launch event at Changi Airport in 2011.” said Lancôme Division Manager, Lina Ly. “We are delighted to partner again with Nuance-Watson (Singapore) on offering travelers an early opportunity to experience Lancôme’s new fragrance. Changi is one of the traffic hubs of holiday destinations in Asia Pacific. The pure freshness and softness of Ô DE L’ORANGERIE will delight all the travelers.”
Perfumes & Cosmetics’ Senior Category Manager, Chillie Por adds, “This is our first ‘Changi 1st’ partnership with major cosmetics house of Lancome which we hope will be a phenomenal exclusive launch, and more of such collaboration to come. The success of Ô D’AZUR at our stores last year allows us to witness the appeal of the fragrance, we hence pin great expectation for the Ô DE L’ORANGERIE. Other than instore animation, the fragrance will be showcased in an enchanted garden theme outpost site that fully illustrates the fragrance visionary for a limited period. We believe that passengers at Changi will enjoy this visionary journey of the orange blossom fragranced world, and hope that it will create a differentially exciting travel experience.”
Presented in the new Ô franchise bottle inspired by water’s undulating wave, Ô DE L’ORANGERIE is available in two formats: 75ml and 125ml. The products will be on counter at all Perfumes & Cosmetics stores from 1st July 2011.
Fans of Bath & Body Works take note! The popular personal care brand is now exclusively available in Singapore at Changi Airport’s Perfumes & Cosmetics store. This adds to the list of over 110 international beauty brands available at Terminal 2 after immigration.
Famous for its flavorful indulgences such as shower gels, lotions, candles and accessories, Bath & Body Works is a key personal care specialty retailer in the U.S. The introduction of Bath & Body Works at Perfumes & Cosmetics is bound to excite its devoted followers in Singapore and those travelling from Changi Airport. Using botanical and natural ingredients, and further develop into an extensive collection of advanced, easy-to-use personal care products with proven effectiveness, Bath & Body Works is widely embraced by many who are conscious of their health, beauty and well-being. The brand is now sold in more than 1,600 stores in the United States and Canada with brand awareness registered in 96% of women in the U.S.
The range of products available at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores managed by Nuance-Watson Singapore will consist of Bath & Body Works’ signature range (ranks as #1 fragrant body care collection in the U.S) including body lotions, shower gel, eau de toilette, splash, body cream, body butter and shower cream. In additional, the ever popular antibacterial hand sanitizer (ranks as #1 as well for antibacterial hand soap and sanitizer collection in the U.S) is also available in travel friendly size.
For as low as S$3 for an antibacterial hand sanitizer to S$52 for a 75ml EDT Perfumes, consumers can now stock up on their favourite Bath & Body Works products from Changi Airport without travelling all the way to the U.S.!
19/MaySingapore Changi Airport First in Asia-Pacific airports to launch new Jimmy Choo fragrance line
Perfumes & Cosmetics at Singapore Changi Airport has taken the lead amongst Asia-Pacific airports to launch the new fragrance line by Jimmy Choo. The fragrances (EDT & EDP) will be made available to Changi’s passengers by 24th May.
Launched in early 2011, the Jimmy Choo fragrance line is an extension of the luxury brand’s lifestyle and an integral element in fully accessorizing the Jimmy Choo woman.
Jimmy Choo fragrance expresses an aura of strength and beauty. Glamorous in attitude, confident, intelligent and with a sense of fashion and fun, the fragrance is a modern Fruity Floral with warm, rich, woody depths. It is a fragrance inspired by modern women – strong, empowered, beautiful, seductive and alluring with a hidden and mysterious sense of confident sexuality. Available in EDT and EDP, both versions are available in 60 and 100ml.
Housed in an exquisite pink Murano-glass-inspired perfume bottle, it is evocative of the many jewel encrusted Jimmy Choo stilettos to walk the most celebrated red carpets.
“Nuance-Watson Singapore is delighted to be the first amongst Asia Pacific Airports and ahead of local domestic to launch the fragrance line by Jimmy Choo. The label has an extremely loyal, star-studded clientele that other brands look up to, and try to, emulate its success. What started out as a humble shoe label is now a globally embraced brand that ladies love to own, and that is exactly what Nuance-Watson aims to offer – a class of luxury products that will one day very well be the must-have for every lady out there. Jimmy Choo will be one of our very first introductions of the niche high-end fashion designer fragrance brands planned new collections to come in the second half of 2011”, said Ms Chillie Por, Senior Category Manager of Nuance-Watson Singapore Perfumes & Cosmetics.
Renaud Boisson, Asia Pacific Managing Director for Interparfums added: We are pleased to work with Nuance-Watson Singapore on this ‘first’ collaboration at Singapore Changi Airport. Jimmy Choo fragrance is one of the many top-notch designer brands that were recently introduced by Interparfums and since its launch in key US and Europe markets in February, it has enjoyed tremendous success. This has yet again proven the increased demand for fashionable luxury products, we are confident to replicate the same success story here in Asia Pacific.
Jimmy Choo fragrance line will be on counter at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores from May 24 onwards.
17/MayNuance-Watson Singapore scores again at 2011 Duty Free Excellence Awards
Nuance-Watson Singapore was crowned as the “Best Fragrances and Cosmetics Travel Retailer in Asia-Pacific” for the eighth consecutive time at the DFNI Awards for Travel Retail Excellence in Asia-Pacific 2011. The retailer also bagged the “Best Travel Retailer operating in a Single Country” for the second year running at the prize ceremony held at Singapore Suntec City Convention Centre last night.
Held annually, the DFNI Awards for Travel Retail Excellence in Asia/Pacific is an industry accolade in recognition for the best practices in duty-free retailing in the region.
Nuance-Watson Singapore’s Perfumes & Cosmetics at Singapore Changi Airport has proven its reign as the number one Beauty Retailer in the region with its eighth consecutive wins as the prestigious “Best Fragrances and Cosmetics Travel Retailer in Asia/Pacific”. Renowned as THE beauty launch pad in Asia Pacific airports, the recognition has proven Nuance-Watson Singapore’s capability in bringing the very best in beauty to the consumers in the travel retail industry.
“This is an honor for the team at Nuance-Watson Singapore”, says Ken Tse, Managing Director of Nuance-Watson Singapore. “As the Awards are voted by the brands and airport authorities, we are very thankful for their vote of confidence”, continued Tse, “this feat wouldn’t have been possible without the relentless dedication from the team, continuous support by the Changi Airport Group, and the cooperation from our valued vendors.”
Before the ceremony came to a close, Nuance-Watson also bagged the “Best Travel Retailer operating in a Single Country”.
"To be able to take home 2 awards is an icing to the cake. We saw tremendous sales improvement in 2010, with many major launches and exciting stores opening. To be able to bag these prestigious titles proves that we must have done something right. Our team will continue to work on inventory efficiency, innovative launches, exclusive assortments and in-store promotions. We like to thank everyone who has contributed to make this happen in one way or another. We’re confident that the year ahead will be a stronger and more rewarding year for all”, continues Tse.
16/MayMasterCard and Nuance-Watson Team Up to Empower Women in Asia
MasterCard Cardholders Shop Duty-Free to Make a Difference to the Lives of Disadvantaged Women Through MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™
Travelers can now shop duty-free for a cause when they stock up on cosmetics and fragrances at Changi Airport. Through MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™, MasterCard will make a donation to help improve the lives of disadvantaged women each time cardholders make a purchase at Nuance-Watson stores from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. Donations will go towards initiatives run by the Singapore National Committee for UN Women (formerly UNIFEM) to lend support to economic empowerment programs, improve access to education and healthcare services for women and girls in Asia.
The year-long collaboration will include all the 22 Nuance-Watson Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located at the four Changi Airport terminals in Singapore. During this period, all MasterCard cardholders who are traveling through Changi Airport will receive special benefits and privileges when they shop at Nuance-Watson.
Changi Airport—consistently ranked world’s best airport by leisure and business travelers and the industry as a whole—handled more than 42 million passenger movements in 2010 , and is expected to see growth of approximately 5% in 2011 This Purchase with Purpose tie-up between MasterCard and Nuance-Watson leverages the strength of passenger traffic at Changi Airport, which serves some 100 airlines flying to over 200 cities worldwide.
Included in the list of benefits and privileges as part of this collaboration, during the Great Singapore Sale (27 May to 24 July 2011), MasterCard cardholders will receive a S$40 voucher for every S$450 spent at Nuance-Watson stores in a single receipt. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.nuancewatson.com.sg/special_deals.php
“Corporate Social Responsibility has been an area of focus for us at Nuance-Watson Singapore as we have been supporting four charitable organizations in Singapore for years. This meaningful collaboration with MasterCard to help disadvantaged females in Asia is in line with our humanitarian objective to involve our valued customers in our charitable efforts. Our Perfumes & Cosmetics stores are sited at the four terminals in Changi Airport–one of the top three airports in the world, also known for being one of the best places to shop. With 42 million passengers passing through its terminals in 2010, this campaign will reach far and wide. Nuance-Watson is committed to innovating and delivering exclusive retail experiences—this collaboration will truly resonate with our customers, many of whom are now travelling and shopping with a conscience,” said Ken Tse, Managing Director of Nuance-Watson Singapore.
Trina Liang-Lin, President of Singapore National Committee for UN Women, said,
“MasterCard’s commitment to the empowerment of women has been invaluable to UN Women Singapore’s efforts in improving the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. As the world celebrates the 100th year anniversary of International Women’s Day this year, the MasterCard Purchase with Purpose initiative, in collaboration with Nuance-Watson, is a fitting platform to remind the public that while women have progressed significantly in the last century, there are still a large number of them who have not had the opportunity to lead a decent life and build a better future. We are fortunate to have great supporters such as MasterCard and Nuance-Watson to accelerate our efforts in alleviating these issues.”
Empowering women and improving their socio-economic standing is a pillar of MasterCard’s corporate citizenship efforts across Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Some recent initiatives include the MasterCard-UNIFEM Buy to Save Sale 2010 in Singapore to help disadvantaged women fight against violence, MasterCard Purchase with Purpose campaign with Matsusei and TsannKuen in Taiwan to provide women at risk access to more employment consultation classes, the sponsorship of women in the ‘Daisy Chains’ business literacy programme run by the Mirataa Foundation in Nepal, and Go Red For Women initiatives with the heart foundations in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Nagesh Devata, vice president, Market Development, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa, MasterCard Worldwide, said, “MasterCard has been very committed to helping empower disadvantaged women in this region–-we strongly believe that by giving women the means to learn critical life and financial skills they will be able to earn a livelihood, and better the lives of their families and the communities they live in. As we celebrate our 25th year in Asia, this strategic collaboration with Nuance-Watson—built on our transactional philanthropy platform, MasterCard Purchase with Purpose— is one of the ways we are involving cardholders and our merchants in giving back to these communities.”
About Nuance-Watson (Singapore)
A joint venture between global retail giant The Nuance-Group and A.S. Watson Group, award-winning Nuance-Watson (Singapore) currently manages a total of 22 Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Singapore Changi Airport. In addition to Perfumes & Cosmetics, the company has 5 Fashion & Accessories stores at Changi Airport under its belt. Since its inception in 2001, Nuance-Watson stake claims to industry recognised accolades such as the DFNI Global Awards for “Best Travel Retailer of the Year 2010”, and DFNI Asia-Pacific’s “Best Fragrance and Cosmetics Travel Retailer in Asia/Pacific” award for eight consecutive times (2004-2011). Nuance-Watson was also awarded thrice as the “Best Travel Retailer of the Year in Asia-Pacific” (2007-2009) and twice as the “Best New Shop Opening” for its Terminal 3 Perfumes & Cosmetics stores in 2008 and its Terminal 1 Perfumes & Cosmetics stores in 2010.
MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™
MasterCard’s corporate social responsibility platform (CSR) in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) is focused primarily on bettering the quality of life for women and children. MasterCard does this by supporting a broad range of women’s and children’s causes through scholarships, financial assistance, educational and various sustainability programs, helping provide them with the skills required to stand on their own feet and support themselves and their families. This ultimately improves life and prospects within the communities that these empowered women live and work. Apart from the educational aspects of MasterCard’s CSR programs in APMEA, consumer education is an important area of focus for MasterCard given the significance of financial literacy in improving lives and the socioeconomic standing of families throughout the region.
A key component of MasterCard’s social responsibility and citizenship efforts across the region is MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™. Based on the concept of transactional philanthropy, it is at the heart of a drive by MasterCard to encourage responsible spending while, at the same time, making a difference in someone else's life. Across APMEA, MasterCard Purchase with Purpose initiatives involve cardholders in the company’s efforts to give back to the community whenever they use their MasterCard cards. More information on MasterCard Purchase with Purpose in the region is available at www.mastercard.com/sea/purchasewithpurpose.
30/AprNuance-Watson Singapore honoured for Excellent Customer Service
35 Nuance-Watson Singapore’s staff received the Excellent Service Award for providing quality customer service at Changi Airport at the award ceremony held earlier today. A National award that distinguishes individuals who have delivered quality service, the accolades mark the third consecutive year the Nuance-Watson team is recognised for their service standard.
Launched in 1994, the Excellent Service Award (EXSA) is the most important nationwide Service award in Singapore that aims to develop service models for staff to emulate, and to create service champions. EXSA is managed by seven industry lead bodies and supported by the Singapore government. The awards aim to inspire service staff to scale new heights, identify service role models, encourage service champions and recognise the efforts of service staff.
The Excellent Service Award is conferred at three levels – Star (being the highest level), Gold and Silver. Nuance-Watson Singapore is proud to have 2 Star, 2 Gold and 31 Silver recipients this year.
Ms. Jolyn Kwan, recipient of this year Star category and a finalist for the ‘Superstar’ title, says, “I am delighted and honored to receive this recognition. As a previous recipient for the Star and Gold categories in 2009 and 2008 respectively, this award gave me a strong moral boost and it further spur my motivation to provide an even higher level of service to the customers going forward.”
“Everyone likes to receive good service. Especially at the airport where time is of essence, customers tend to feel a sense of urgency to be served as quickly and as fuss-free as possible. This is why the need to understand airport operation and product knowledge is very important. Additionally, the willingness to provide good customer service will reflect in your actions,” adds Ms. Pauline Choo, another recipient of the Star category.
“We have 22 Perfumes & Cosmetics and 5 fashion and accessories stores across all four Changi Terminals. Our shops operate round the clock and we serve over 5,000 customers a day. To be able to provide quality service at any point may be a challenge to many, but the fact that 35 staff is able to receive this recognition proves that customer service, if it’s from a sincere mindset, can be attainable. We hope that the awards will provide a benchmark and motivate the other front-liners to work toward it,” said Jennifer Yeo, Operations Manager for Perfumes & Cosmetics (Nuance-Watson Singapore).
29/MarDare to be different with MCM’s Shanghai Collection
If you love MCM then you’ll simply adore the new Shanghai Collection from contemporary artist Craig Redman, available at our fabulous new store in Changi Airport Terminal 2 now. Redman has taken his inspiration from the ancient port city of Shanghai, where East truly meets West, to create this edgy collection of bags using intertwined rope designs.
Fresh, bold and funky, if you want to make a real design statement – then this is the collection for you!
Choose from two uniquely different colour-ways: a bright and breezy multi coloured rope pattern with pink lizard embossed leather trim or a chic red and white candy stripe inspired design trimmed with white lizard embossed leather.
And there’s a great choice of shapes and sizes to suit all occasions from a big roomy Shopper, cute Tambourine bag, casual Drawstring, or classic Boston. Finish the look off with a practical wallet, available in medium and large sizes.
A special label inside each bag emphasises the exclusivity of this collection. So very MCM! So very different – as you would expect.
About Craig Redman
Craig Redman is an Australian-born artist living and working in New York. He works in many mediums, from painting to sculpture, illustration, fabric design, typography, editorial design, animation and art direction.
As part of Rinzen (formed with four friends in 2000 who are now variously based in Berlin, Brisbane and Sydney) Craig has had two books published and exhibited works across the world, most notably at the Louvre, Paris. He has worked with clients such as Nike, Apple, Vogue, Converse, MTV and most recently The New York Times.
07/MarNWS opens 1st Samsonite Business Store in Asia-Pacific at Changi Airport
Nuance-Watson Singapore, together with Samsonite South East Asia, held a successful opening event at the new Samsonite store located at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3, Departure Transit North last Friday, 4th March 2011. Local media, trade partners and representatives from the Changi Airport Group were present at the event.
Singapore Changi Airport is the location for the first Samsonite Business Store in Asia Pacific. Chosen for its prime location in Terminal 3 (Departure Transit Lounge), the new business concept store is in line with a global strategy that will reinforce the brand’s position as the world’s leading travel and travel accessory brand.
Re-affirming Samsonite’s position as the ultimate travel companion for business executives, the Samsonite Business Store will feature the full range of Samsonite’s business collection, including Savio Leather - the impeccably crafted collection clad in elegant leather and Pro-DLX 3 – the business essentials collection which combines style with the latest design technology.
The new Samsonite Business Store concept takes inspiration from world famous architects, Guillot + architects (G+a), and is designed to complement the Samsonite Classic stores which have opened in the world’s key fashion capitals. While the Samsonite Classic store plays off a contemporary combination of creams, beiges and whites, the new Samsonite Business Store incorporates striking combinations of black, white and the use of glass, whilst still retaining the same distinctive shapes, squares and solids. The façade of the Business Store is also stylishly chic to convey lightness, openness and movement - a theme that runs throughout the store, and striking travel images ensure that the brand’s philosophy, ‘Life’s a Journey’, comes alive.
“As we celebrate the opening of our first Business Store in Asia Pacific today, we mark another milestone in the history of an innovative brand that has been providing unique solutions for the sophisticated traveler for over a century. The strategic location of a business boutique within one of the world’s busiest and most prestigious airports reinstates Samsonite’s position as the ultimate travel companion for globetrotting executives. With an increase in business travel, professionals now rely on versatile, yet dependable travel accessories to meet their needs while on the move. With Samsonite’s full business collection available at our new store, business executives will be able to find the perfect Samsonite product to suit their business needs,” said Mr. Frantz Braha, Vice President of Samsonsite South East Asia.
The opening of the Samsonite Business Store marks the brand’s third partnership with Nuance-Watson Singapore. With two other Samsonite Classic stores located in Terminal 2 (airside) and Terminal 3 (landside), Samsonite now caters to a wide array of travelers, meeting their diverse business and leisure travel needs.
“We are delighted to be instrumental in the opening of Samsonite’s third store which showcases the brand’s new retail concept. The synergy between Samsonite and Nuance-Watson Singapore allows us to deliver the best retail options to visitors. Samsonite’s internationally renowned reputation of offering enduring style and ultimate strength in all its products, complements Changi Airport’s very own premium positioning. With strong sales results since the store’s opening in January 2011, we are confident of achieving continued success ahead,” said Mr Ken Tse, Managing Director of Nuance-Watson Singapore.
Samsonite is notably renowned for its technical expertise, quality, functionality and focus on contemporary designs across its product range and stores. The new Samsonite Business Store will showcase the brand’s premium business lines, including:
Cotan: Japanese for “Simple but Sophisticated”, the unisex Cotan series of lightweight and sturdy business models are exquisitely styled with a business focus.
Savio Leather: Impeccably crafted and exuding refined charm, the Savio collection adds a touch of class to any smart business outfit.
Executive Leather: A reliable travel companion for the business professional who wants to arrive in style, yet fully equipped to do business.
Pro-DLX 3: Taking product innovation to a whole new level, Pro-DLX 3 combines sleek design, fine detailing and offers functionality fused with unmistakable elegance.
Prof-Line DLX: For those who need just enough space for short haul business travel. The 1680 nylon exterior makes this collection extremely tough and water resistant.
Camera Bags: Samsonite’s functional, stylish camera bags make indispensable companions for shutterbugs.
Red Collection: Specially tailored for Gen-Yers, the vibrant, young and casual Red collection embodies all that Samsonite is renowned for – functionality, durability and attention to detail - but with a fun and fresh twist.
The Samsonite Business Store is located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Transit Hall North Lounge.
15/FebNuance-Watson Singapore groomed staff to be ‘pretty, powerful’
Nuance-Watson Singapore partnered with Bobbi Brown recently to provide grooming classes to the company’s office staff. The 1.5hours long grooming session provided useful information to the staff, many of whom had never attended a full makeup workshop before.
The workshop was conducted at the premise of Nuance-Watson and was conducted by Bobbi Brown’s professional trainer, Ms Clymene Foo. A total of 10 participants for each session, each spanning close to 1.5hours, offered the attendees in-depth explanation on the purpose of each product/tool and useful make-up tips. The trainer provided demonstration from the basic skincare regime, to how to choose the perfect foundation shades, to applying makeup. Many participants were surprised by the little tricks that could make such a difference to the total appearance.
After the workshop, Bobbi Brown offered participants vouchers to exchange for gifts at the Bobbi Brown counters. The staffs were offered to provide feedbacks on how they feel about the session. Many state that “I now understand the correct makeup procedure” and “I now know how to pick the correct tone for my skin and techniques to apply eye make-up such as eyebrow shaping and blending/mix & match of eye shadow colors.” Some give positive remarks on how they are now a converted Bobbi Brown worshipper, and would definitely be keen to find out more about the brand and products going forward.
Ms Stella Ng, Senior Buyer at Nuance-Watson states, “We have been providing grooming classes to our front-liners for the longest time, yet we have forgotten the importance for backend staff to experience, understand and benefit from our beauty products; the importance of grooming in our beauty retailing as they also represent the image of the company to external partners. It is as important for our office staff to present themselves well as much as the front-liners. After the workshop, our staff not only felt more confident about their appearance, they also patronized the brand and became an ambassador by spreading the words to those who did not get to attend the workshop, as well as those in their network. We are glad that it came out to be a win-win situation for not only the company, but also for the brand in recruiting new users.”
26/JanAdventurous: New TR exclusive fragrance by Estée Lauder
New Travel Retail exclusive fragrance by Estée Lauder, Adventurous, promises to capture the raw beauty of adventure. Exclusively launched at Perfumes & Cosmetics at Singapore Changi Airport, ahead of other Asia airports, Adventurous invites you on a safari of the senses.
Available for the first time in Asia airports, Nuance-Watson (Singapore) is pleased to announce the launch of Estée Lauder Adventurous, the latest Travel Retail Exclusive fragrance by Estée Lauder, at Perfumes & Cosmetics at Changi Airport.
Estée Lauder Adventurous captures a modern blend of different worlds - experience the warmth of the earth, the rhythmic beat of African Woods, the seduction of senses born of the earth and the raw beauty of adventure. The sophisticated blend of Star Jasmine is polished by the clarity of Vetyver. Juicy, luscious Red Berries are tamed into an addictive, sexy pulp by the creamy warmth of Caramel Musk. The rhythmic beat of African Woods freshly spiced with Marigold and Mandarin further entice the senses. Seductive Ylang-Ylang is drizzled with Honey. Lotus flower – the water of life – is at the heart of creation. Crushed Leaves & Wild Patchouli blanket intoxicating Plumeria and Heliotrope for a modern mix.
Adventurous is packaged in a sleek, rectangular bottle topped by a glistening golden metalized cap silkscreened in a seductive shade of coral reminiscent of the earth’s warmth. The advertising campaign is fronted by Estée Lauder spokesmodel Hilary Rhoda.
Nuance-Watson Singapore Perfumes & Cosmetics’ Managing Director, Mr. Ken Tse, said, “Estée Lauder has been a valuable partner to Nuance-Watson (Singapore). We have partnered on several exclusive launches previously and with each launch, we have seen impressive results. Now that we have the Changi Airport Group’s support this time round, we are confident that the results we will garnered from Adventurous will supersede the previous.”
Estée Lauder Adventurous is one of several travel retail exclusives that Nuance-Watson (Singapore) has partnered with Estée Lauder to pre-launch in Asia at Perfumes & Cosmetics.
“We believe that Singapore Changi Airport is the right platform for brands wanting to have a strong foothold internationally to launch their products as the Airport serves more than 42-million passengers in 2010, registering growth of +13% over 2009. Perfumes & Cosmetics, being sited at Changi Airport, is able to leverage on this growth. With Changi Airport Group and our support, brands can be certain that their launch efforts reach wide and far,” adds Ms. Chillie Por, Category Manager for Perfumes & Cosmetics.
24/Jan“Twirl” by Kate Spade - Changi Airport 1st to launch in Asia-Pacific
Perfumes & Cosmetics by Nuance-Watson (Singapore) is the first Asia Pacific door for twirl, the new signature fragrance from the American label, Kate Spade. The fragrance is now exclusively stocked at the stores located at Singapore Changi Airport from now till March 2011.
Imagine the final twirl that girl does in rush, of happiness before she heads out for the day… twirl was created with the intent of evoking this girly, flirty feeling. Infused with joie de vivre to symbolise celebrations, the fragrance encapsulates the floral fragrance of a garden in bloom, finished with a twist of fresh fruit. It is the perfect cocktail for summer afternoon or evening party in the city.
With top notes consisting of pink watermelon with blackberry and red currant, at heart of fresh flowers including orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower and sweet magnolia, the fragrance finishes with luminous musks and a touch of french macaron for that light, sweet, feminine allure.
Ms. Chillie Por, Category Manager for Perfumes & Cosmetics of Nuance-Watson (Singapore) said, “As a retailer, we strive to bring in the latest and popular brands/products, making sure that we address to the diverse needs of the passengers from different parts of the world. The popularity of Kate Spade offers us the confidence that the brand will do well in a time pressed environment where brand recognition plays a crucial role. We are also proud to be the first among Asia Pacific to stock twirl at the retail level.”
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