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A Contemporary Classic ? GUCCI GUILTY ABSOLUTE

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Not since the heady days of Tom Ford has the Italian Luxury Fashion House, Gucci been so in vogue. A new dawn has broken over Gucci and to reflect this is a new fragrance Gucci Guilty. The fragrances convey the liberated message of #GuiltyNotGuilty: an attitude of feeling completely free. Created for a man who defines his own masculinity, Gucci introduces Gucci Guilty Absolute: a modern declaration of self-expression. Born out of a special collaboration between creative director of Gucci Alessandro Michele and maître parfumeur Alberto Morillas, Gucci Guilty Absolute embodies the liberated man it is made for?an innovative expression of a men?s woody scent. The master perfumer and Alessandro Michele share the same approach to their craft: an unceasing passion to create, and an unflinching attitude to do so beyond the traditional rules of fashion and fragrance. Like Michele?s collections, there is a mix of messages behind the scent. A leather hero ingredient is an homage to the ultimate Gucci material; while the flacon is finished with details inspired by the feel of a refined lounge; the sensorial textures and colours of cigars and cognac. Morillas lends his high artistic sensibility to Gucci Guilty Absolute. The scent breaks the mold of a traditional woody construction. To set it apart, the master perfumer created a particular blend with a structure that remains unchanged from the first time it is applied to the skin. To do this Alberto Morillas defined the scent with two leading notes, custom-mixing a Leather accord Woodleather as a tribute to the House?s leather-making roots, and a rare type of a common perfumery note, Goldenwood, a new natural extract of the Nootka Cypress. Discovering the ingredient under an old bell jar in the Royal Botanical Gardens? archive, Morillas selected it especially for Gucci Guilty Absolute. The resulting scent features ultra-dry woody notes with depth and complexity. Intensifying the fragrance?s composition are three forms of Patchouli oils with sweet, dark and earthy character, and Vetiver, the fresh and earthy grass from woods. anthonymcgrath405 … read the report Read the full article online ( external link...

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Friday The 13th is a smashing slasher sim

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Friday the 13th [official site] is occasionally tense and often hilarious in the way that long-running horror franchises tend to be. As Jason, your objective is to kill every player-controlled counsellor, and as a counsellor you?re trying to escape, call the cops, or simply survive until the end of the round. I?ve only played for a few hours but I?m already hooked. There are frustrating bugs and the matchmaking won?t let you play Jason as much as you might want to, but Friday the 13th cleverly uses the tropes of slasher films to build its ruleset, and when it all comes together, it?s fantastic. Oddly, Friday the 13th isn?t the only asymmetrical multiplayer slasher game available right now. It?s not quite reached Battle Royale proportions and become an entire genre, but I wouldn?t be surprised if copycat killers start cropping up over the coming months. For now, Friday the 13th only has one sizeable competitor though: Dead By Daylight has a headstart and a large audience, but despite the thematic similarities, the two games can happily co-exist. I?ve played a little Dead by Daylight but it?s much more reliant on strict adherence to objectives than Friday the 13th, which means I struggle to contribute when stuck as a potential victim unless I?m in a group of friends. The camps of Friday the 13th are more sandbox-y, allowing counsellors to go their own way. Coordination can help them to escape or fight back, but the conclusion of the round seems less important than the laughs and scares along the way. Dead by Daylight feels like a competitive game with a slasher film skin stretched across its bones; Friday the 13th feels like a slasher sandbox with competitive elements. Of course, plenty of people are going to disagree with me, including some of the strangers I?ve played alongside. I?ve won two games as a counsellor, both times by surviving until the time limit expires rather than by repairing and refuelling a car, or bringing in the cops to help. It?s even possible to kill Jason but I?ve only ever got so far as knocking him down and then running away as fast as my little legs will carry me. As a counsellor, it?s easy to fall into the mindset of the hunted. Jason is an intimidating figure and because hiding is an option, it?s tempting to do precisely that. My successes as a survivor have come when I?ve played as if I?m in a survival horror game, using stealth to stay out of the action. The killer himself is clearly the greatest threat, but fear is a great danger. Essentially, the more frightened your character is, the greater the chance of detection. Terrified counsellors scream, giving themselves away, and managing your composure is vital. To stay calm, you?ll want to stick to the paths rather than running into the woods, avoid seeing Jason or the corpses of his victims, and try to keep your friends close. Brilliantly, all of this fear management feels like an emergent part of the slasher sim side of the game rather than a meter to handle. As Jason, you want to divide and conquer, chasing your victims into the woods where their fear level rises, isolating them from their friends, cornering them in cabins and then...

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What Does The End Of Personal Shopper Really Mean?

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Les Films du Losange Kristen Stewart is fast emerging as one of the most talented and under-appreciated actresses of her generation, reinforced by her riveting performance in Olivier Assayas’ recent psychological thriller Personal Shopper. The film takes the typical ghost story formula and gladly hurls it out the window, resulting in a heady, deeply challenging film that makes few concessions to the viewer and begs them to fully engage their brains. It may not have lit up the box office upon release, but the film has sparked a fervent discussion online among fans, who have posited theories ranging from the plausible to the crackpot, with particular regard to the film’s infuriatingly ambiguous ending. Considering these theories while accepting the film’s loose supernatural logic and wealth of narrative contradictions, here’s a considered stab at just exactly what the end of this utterly beguiling movie actually means… 9. The Plot Les Films du Losange First off, let’s recount the plot, which follows Maureen (Kristen Stewart), a personal shopper for high-profile fashion model Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten). Maureen has recently suffered through the death of her twin brother, Lewis, from a congenital heart defect which she was also born with, meaning she lives every day under the very real possibility the same thing could happen to her (even as her doctor insists otherwise). Like her departed brother, Maureen believes herself to be a spiritual medium, and desperately hopes that Lewis might give her a sign that the afterlife does indeed exist. Soon enough, she begins encountering seemingly otherworldly visions, and receives taunting texts from an unknown party. Is this all part of her brother’s plan to reach out to her, or is there another explanation? View ads here more...

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Platinum?s Vanquish rocketslides onto PC

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Hold onto your butts! If you don?t, they?ll fall off as you rocketslide around a spacecity kicking robots in Vanquish [official site]. Almost seven years after its console debut, the third-person shooter from Bayonetta and Nier: Automata devs PlatinumGames has finally arrived on PC. It is a good video game. Did I not mention that you can rocketslide and kick robots? Our Alec is bumsliding around to tell us all Wot He Thinks but, for now, here?s notice that it?s out and some brief tech thoughts. I played Vanquish on Xbox 360 many years ago and having a rollocking good time. Sure, it can look like any post-Gears of War third-person cover shooter but that?s a terrible way to play Vanquish. Instead, use your cybersuit to rocket around combat arenas, dip into slowmo, and kick robots right in their lousy faces. It has some slightly annoying bits and the story is guff ? in a boring way, not a fun one ? but it?s good video games. Alec will deliver a full opinion later but I did bug him for some thoughts on the technical side of things. He says: ?Runs smooth as Utterly Butterly here and keyboard and mouse controls are solid and logical. Awful high-end hardware users like me should be aware that even 8x edge antialiasing is lousy (FXAA looks much better) and you have to add ?-unlockaspectratio? to the launch executable in Steam if you want ultrawide resolutions, and ?-fov [yournumberofchoice]? to change the field of view. Only a one-time fiddle, fortunately. I should say that Vanquish inherently looks its age, however ? it looks *fine* but don?t expect miracles. Some textures especially can look like your kid just rubbed a lump of play-dough over your monitor.? Looks like Platinum are working with Little Stone Software on this PC release. They?re the folks Sega previously brought in for the PC release of Valkyria Chronicles. Vanquish is out for £14.99/19,99?/$19.99 on Steam. A data warning for mobile readers: that page has 54 megabytes of embedded GIFs. As much as I dig Platinum action games like Nier: Automata and Metal Gear Rising, I would very much like to see them shake up shooting again. Another Vanquish seems unlikely, mind. Vanquish was the gamebaby of director Shinji Mikami, the Resident Evil 4 fella who went on to start his own studio after Vanquish and make The Evil Within. Oh hey, here?s a new video dev diary looking back at Vanquish: [embedded content] relief click...

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10 Best Pound For Pound Boxers Of All Time

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Beer, blokes and boxing. The those three go together like the legendary musketeers and all over the world men have discussed who is the greatest boxer of all time for as long as there’s been boxing…and beer. Picking the best is a difficult task, particularly in an individual sport like boxing with different weight divisions, different belts and about a hundred years of history to choose from. You could go on just their record of wins and losses, you could choose the best based on the number of belts they won or perhaps pick the best based on the quality of their opposition. Then there’s longevity to consider or mainstream appeal perhaps. No matter how you look at it, it’s as difficult as being an English football fan during the World Cup (too soon?) but that’s the beauty of boxing. It’s why it remains one of the most popular sports in the world and it’s the reason we at WhatCulture have taken the trouble of sifting through a century of boxing history to produce a list that takes all of the above into consideration. So get Eye of the Tiger on your iPod, have a read and then prepare to win every pub debate you’ll have about boxing for the rest of the your life… In this post:  Muhammad Ali   First Posted On:  9th Jul 2014 Click here to go directly to the See the home...

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Happiness Round-up: Celebrating you

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Photo credit: Pexels What?s that saying again? Oh yes, happy parents = happy children. What do you think? It all sounds terribly simple doesn?t it, but I do believe that there is an element of truth in there. Not enough to solve the ?no green veggies past these lips? phase perhaps, but on the whole I?ve noticed that the happies tend to be catching. And little ones tend to catch everything, don?t they! So, this month is all about celebrating you and the things that have made you happy. Here are some of my top reads that will leave you laughing, crying and nodding along with glee. Someone?s Mum ? The reason I burst into tears in my son?s future school this morning Starting school for the first time is huge. I don?t know about you but I?m thoroughly petrified knowing that September is getting closer by the second. But what if your little one is extra special and needs a bit of support. What if knowing that your little ones future school understands this, is really everything. *You may need your tissues for this one.    Mummy Times Two ? The small things are important Life?s a beach, especially when it has helped to inspire you to find joy in the little things. Family Fever ? 10 things that make me happy Have you seen this happy tag? It?s a fun excuse to list 10 things that make you a happy bunny. Give it a go yourself and let me know how you get on. The sky?s the limit as Kate demonstrates from empty washing baskets to cheeky Chinese takeaways. Maflingo ? My new job starts today and I?m ready for it! We know that it?s the little things that make our hearts flutter, but what about the biggies? There?s something so satisfying when everything falls into place as if by fate. All The Beautiful Things ? I am proud to be a nurse If you are lucky enough to have found your calling in life, then you will know that every day is a reason to rock that smile and show off your happies, loud and proud.   Rhyming With Wine ? The stat race And finally, here?s food for thought. Are you in the blog stat race? It?s hard not to be isn?t it? Even when you think you?re not, somehow you actually are. This brilliant post takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions and back to where it all began. Happiness.   Thanks for joining us for this month?s BritMums Happiness Round-up. If you would like to share a post for consideration, please email me at [email protected] or pop along to link up to the #DreamTeam linky which runs every Tuesday. See you soon! About Annette Demetriou Annette is mum to her young daughter Little Button and wife to Daddy Button. They live and work in the hustle-bustle of London. The city that never sleeps? a bit like the Button house she laughs. They are a bunch of creatives, but all different in their own way. Annette blogs over at 3 Little Buttons, writing about their adventures, mishaps and everything in-between. She is co-creator of the #HappyLittleButtons Instagram community which celebrates all things happy. Annette loves to dream big and make the most of the little...

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Live: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix first practice | F1 Fanatic Live

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Join us to follow the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix first practice session on F1 Fanatic Live.F1 Fanatic Live combines updates from the teams and drivers in real-time via Twitter with comments from F1 Fanatic readers and more. Launch F1 Fanatic Live: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix first practice Watch F1 live on Sky Sports with Now TV for as little as £6.99 Want to watch all of this weekend?s Formula One coverage on Sky Sports? F1 Fanatic readers in the UK can buy a 24-hour subscription to all Sky Sports channels for £6.99 or a one-week pass for £10.99 to watch this weekend?s grand prix. And when you buy using the link below you also make a contribution to F1 Fanatic! Find out more and sign up here: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Browse all 2017 Monaco Grand Prix articles very important some...

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Hack the planet! Hacknet launches mod tools

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Fab computer hacking game Hacknet [official site] has launched its mod tools, letting players create their own missions, campaigns, music and more. Or if you don?t fancy making things yourself, hey, you?ll still get to play the ?extensions? other people make. I?ll be sorely disappointed if someone isn?t already making a campaign recreating the great movie of our cybertime, Hackers. I?ll make it myself if I have to. I?ll get some friends in to help me type. The Gibson must fall. If you?re not already hacking the planet yourself, hey, Hacknet is on sale right now too. ?Hacknet Extensions enables players to create their own Hacknet campaigns, system networks, nodes, themes, music and story missions, and share them with other players through Steam Workshop,? developers Team Fractal Alligator explain. Several new campaigns are already up on Hacknet?s Steam Workshop. A small mod-making contest is going on too. Hacknet was already one of the best hacking games, according to resident leet dood Br3ndy, so mod support on top sounds splendid. If you fancy jacking in yourself, a 66% discount makes Hacknet £2.39/3,39?/$3.39 on sale on Steam until Friday. Or it?s £6.62 to buy Hacknet together with Labyrinths, its recent expansion. Go on, you kn News on the net News...

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The Walking Dead: 10 Best Deaths So Far

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Anyone who has ever watched The Walking Dead knows that death occurs as often as dialogue between the characters. Loved characters get decapitated, eaten by zombies, or murdered by friends and enemies. The gory violent deaths are one of the most entertaining parts of the show and the writers have always done a great job of building up characters and emotional connections before bringing it all crumbling down with their sudden deaths. After the events of Season 7 we’re now headed towards the major conflict from the comics known as All Out War, so it’s unlikely The Walking Dead is going to slow down anytime soon, or change its approach to violence and death. The deaths shown on the show so far evoke all kinds of emotions. We?ve felt sad because characters we loved were killed, we?ve felt angry because characters we hate have killed people that were pretty cool, shock because some deaths were downright crazy graphic, and immense satisfaction when annoying characters we all hated finally met their match. Be it by a human?s hand or a zombies mouth, here are the top deaths shown in The Walking Dead so far, which made fans worldwide tremble with emotion in front of their screens. Instructions Part 1 part...

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Minion Crafts ? Corner Bookmarks

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Minion Crafts – Corner Bookmarks – Red Ted Art’s BlogFacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTumblrTwitterYouTubeFacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTumblrTwitterYouTube This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy show full...

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