Researchers Attempt to Decode Nose Receptors; Taraji Henson’s Side Bangs Swing Both Ways

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FRAGRANCE
• Scientists are trying to decode the 400 receptors in your nose to discover how people react to certain scents (kind of like the Genome Project of perfumery). Fragrance houses are interested in the research because it will help them figure out which perfumes will be successful. [National Geographic]

SKIN
• Avon is coming out with a new wrinkle-fighting cream and serum that contain injectable-grade hyaluronic acid. One ounce of the serum costs $54, which industry analysts question in the current economic climate. [WWD]

HAIR
• Taraji Henson's side bangs can go left or right. Just look at the photos. Amazing. [Spoiled Pretty]

• Domestic Construction created a gold chandelier out of blow-dryers for a salon in Soho. [CasaSugar]

MAKEUP
• Business-class passengers on Hong Kong airline Dragonair get a special beauty treat — amenity kits designed by agnès b., with products by Dermalogica and a toothbrush by agnès b. Just think: "Oh, who is your toothbrush by?" "Agnès b., of course." And scene. [WWD]