Your ‘must have’ list of our top selling cosmetics

The one downside to vanity is that it requires many attempts to be orchestrated perfectly. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, there’s a lot of time and effort that goes into looking spot-on. Moreover, there is a lot of trial and error that goes into every perfume you use, every night cream or eye liner you buy. Whether it’s using certain moisturisers or spraying ourselves with delightful fragrances, we can’t know for sure which one to use till we have used it.

Here we have a list of best-selling go-to cosmetics and perfumes for you to make decisions easier. Let’s have a look at what sets these apart and why you need to pre-order these now:

  1. Davidoff Coolwater Woman EDT 100ml


With a calming scent, this fragrance is adorned with aquatic hints reminiscent of the oceanic breeze accompanied with luscious and fuller notes such as Citrus, Honeydew Melon, Quince, Pineapple, Lotus and Lily making it the perfect fragrance for a summer afternoon. The heart notes consist of gentler fragrances such as May Rose, Jasmine and Muguet and the base notes are musk, peach, sandalwood, vanilla, orris and vetiver which add to its coolness. Satiate your senses with the fruity and cool aroma of Davidoff Coolwater. Pre-order from here:

      2. Burberry My Burberry EDP 90ml


Sweet peas and citrusy notes of bergamot leading to geranium, freesia flowers and golden quince are rounded up with patchouli, Damascus and Centifolia rose which give it a subtle scent! For that spice and vibrancy, roses, freesia and geranium leaves give it a minty flavour. Backed with the beauty of patchouli leaves and quince (notable characteristics between a pear and an apple), this perfume lands somewhere on the horizon of the fruity-floral fragrances and is our favourite for all these reasons and more. It could be yours too, just click here::

3. Issey Miyake Nuit DIssey EDT 125ml


A woody-spicy composition with a leather backbone made sharper with an ode to wood, this one will make you feel like a real man. Top notes include zesty citruses of bergamot and grapefruit. Heart notes consist of a mysterious trail of spices, black pepper, vetiver and woods. This delight of a potion is completed with base notes made up of rick dark woods, patchouli and incense with tonka beans. So add some more spice into your life and get it now:

4. CK Sheer Beauty EDT 100ml


This is one of our top-selling products and we can’t say for sure whether it’s the floral-fruity composition opening with the notes of bergamot, red berries and peach Bellini or if it’s the perfume’s core. The core is made up of flowers of peony, pink lily and jasmine with a velvety base due to accords of sandalwood, musk and vanilla blossom and transports you with its floral magic. This eau-de-toilette as the name suggests is just sheer beauty. You have to buy it to believe it. Order here:

       5. Maybelline Master Precise Liner, BLACK


You can experience the new generation of liquid liner with this eye liner that uses Ink technology to keep pigments super-saturated. The spring cap keeps the formula fresh and ensures a long-lasting effect with precise and bold lines. Embrace the boldness and purchase it now, here:

        6. OPI Rapidry Spray 60ml


For all of you who prefer not using nail polish because of the various cons (read: smudging, yellowing of the nail, chipping), this is the solution to adding life to your nails. Not only does this provide a neat coating instantly but it also lasts long and comes with a high-gloss formula for that extra gloss. Also, it eliminates any smears and smudges that occur with the usual nail polish. To embrace the benefit of this Rapidry Spray, make it yours by logging on to: 

7. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Cube


If you have ever had a hard time deciding on what lipstick to wear (you probably face this dilemma every day), then this lustrous lip cube infused with silk and vitamins is your answer to enticing lips. With nine fabulous trendy shades such as Rose and Shine, Cherry Blossom, Icy Violet, Caramel Glace, Plum Baby, for a smooth and conditioning effect, this lip cube helps you redefine yourself every day, one lip colour at a time. Get this wonderful lip cube now, here:

When liquor meets chocolate

Some of the finer things in life belong together; liquor and chocolate is one such match made in heaven which is always an exciting combination to look forward to. Though, it’s no secret what magic is created when liquor meets chocolate, this absolutely amazing combination requires a special mention. Here we have a list of our favourite recipes for liquor chocolate that are easy to make and use very few ingredients.

  • Whisky Bar



  • 500 grams cooking chocolate
  • 200 grams cream
  • 4-5 tablespoons Jack Daniel’s Whiskey (or any Single Malt)
  • 250 grams dark chocolate for coating


  • Melt cream in a pan on low flame till tiny bubbles start to form. Then take the cream off the heat and pour in the liquor. Don’t stir the mix too much.
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and mix with the cream-liquor mixture. Cool this for around an hour.
  • Once cooled, make small bars of the creamy chocolate mixture and put them in the fridge for an hour.
  • Dip the frozen bars in dark chocolate and garnish with sprinkles.

Have a look at our choice of Single Malt Whiskeys and get cooking!

  • Rum ‘n’ Raisin Balls



  • 500 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons dark Rum
  • 50 gram raisins
  • 250 grams cream


  • Soak raisins in Rum overnight.
  • Take cream and heat on low flame (don’t boil).
  • Now pour the cream on chopped chocolate and stir till cream and chocolate blend well and form a creamy texture. The proportion of cream and chocolate should be 1:2 so that balls can be formed easily from the mixture.
  • Add the Rum and raisins into the cream and chocolate mix and combine them well
  • Chill the final mixture in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Once the mixture is set, roll it into tiny balls and take it out of the fridge.

Immerse your raisins in some good dark Rum. Take a sneak peek at our top-notch Rum collection here:

  • Vodka Surprise



  • 100 grams raw Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Vodka
  • Liquor chocolate moulds


  • Line the chocolate moulds with tempered chocolate, tap and keep in the fridge for about two hours to set.
  • When set, demould the hollow chocolates and keep aside. Then mix two tablespoons of chocolate and one tablespoon of Vodka and make a paste.
  • Set this mixture and fill the chocolate moulds with the Vodka infused chocolate paste.
  • Store the chocolates in a cool place for an hour, before serving.

Don’t let your chocolates get lonely. Browse through our finest selection of Vodka here:

It’s all about the new!

This September, all we want to do is spread as many smiles as we can! In accordance with that motive, we are welcoming some smashing new products to the Bengaluru Duty Free family! Show some love and make our newbies feel at home! Let’s raise the happiness quotient with…

  • Chivas Regal Extra 100cls
    A new release by the range, this blended Scotch Whisky  features a hearty helping of sherry cask-matured malt Whisky, resulting in the dram being very rich and intensely hinting of caramel, honey, chocolate and dark fruits with striking woody notes. The drink feels beautifully full, balanced and flavoursome. An absolutely solid blend, to remind you why Chivas is right on top of the game! You can now get  a bottle of this exquisite blend from our store or go here to pre order.
  • Glenlivet Founders Reserve 40% 100cls

    This Whisky is a treat all taste buds deserve. This gift from Glenlivet is as creamy as Whisky gets, with delicate hints of citrus fruits, candy and apples. The attractive pale gold blend has the smoothest finish  which will leave you craving for another sip. Ideal for a casual evening drink to serenely calm your senses and smooth out any rough edges. Head to our website and pre order here to enjoy this extraordinary blend.
  • Fitbit Charge Large

    With one of the smartest tracking devices there are, maximise your efficiency and keep a track of all your calories burnt. The Fitbit comes with a sleek design, excellent steps, distance and calories tracker and handy compatibility to your Windows or Mac OS, so that you do not have to install the setting repeatedly. Track your sleep activity as well, while effortlessly donning the charge on your wrist. A must-have gadget for every health buff! Pre order from here.

All these amazing products and more are available for you just one click away. Go to to see more of our mega offers and help yourself to our awesome products! Free smiles all around! :D

September Getaways in India

While we are busy scanning the globe for a perfect vacation spot to ease our overly worked up nerves, we happen to ungraciously miss our own country, crammed with unique and stunningly picturesque spots, which are not only super easy to get to, but are very easy on the pocket!

So, for the month of September, we are giving you a list of desi spots you can pack your bags and head to…

  1. Lachen, Sikkim.
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    This little town sitting in the lap of nature, has recently been opened to tourists and has a lot to offer, and it almost entirely unexplored. Sate your adventurous streak with the challenging trekking tracks or nurture your spiritual side with a trip to the ancient Lachen Monastery, sitting atop the city. An ideal getaway with friends, family or solo!

  2. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
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    A less populated and relatively quiet hill station overlooking the Nilgiris, Coonoor offers a wide variety of attractions, with its fantastic heritage hotels and guesthouses to the age old Sim’s Park, established in 1874, offering an array of eye pleasing plants and shrubs from all over the world and Dolphin’s Nose, from where you can glimpse an astonishing panoramic view of the city, among many others. Set off to this green haven for a calm and blissful break.

  3. Bundi, Rajasthan
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    Time travel was never so easy with this fantastical city that has been able to maintain its age old charm and aura. Bundi served as a battleground between the English and Rajputs for scores of years and the scars of battle are as fresh as can be. With its soaring castles and narrow roads bustling with colour and life, Bundi is the perfect place to revisit history while not being pelted with vehicles honking or tourists pushing on about you!

  4. Khandala, Maharashtra

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    Monsoons haven’t been too generous? Rush off to Khandala and enjoy the gorgeous rains in this absolutely captivating hill station. With an abundance of sightseeing points, you will never have a dull moment here. Add the twin city of Lonavala to your itinerary to make your vacation a little more adventurous and memorable!

  5. Kovalam, Kerala
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    With three breathtaking crescent beaches, Kovalam has developed from a quiet fishing village to Kerala’s most developed resorts. The most sought after spot is the Lighthouse Beach which looks like it’s right out of a postcard! You can enjoy surfing on the dazzling waters here and take a few yoga sessions to energise your body and soul.

  6. Malvan, Maharashtra
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    One of the most intact and tourist free beaches of the state, Malavan offers a wealth of scenic beauty as well as being a paradise for foodies, with its absolutely delicious Malavani cuisine ubiquitously found, with scatterings of every other cuisine that you would like to try with the magical addition of fresh sea food. Head off, for a calm and indulgent getaway.

  7. Gokarna, Karnataka
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    Gokarna is the embodiment of lazy Sundays, where you can take a walk in the stunning scenic beauty of the place or laze around on the beaches with very few people around you. Gokarna is also populated with a large number of beautifully architectured temples, with signature South Asian carvings and sculptures which serve as a huge attraction to visitors and locals alike.

With these impeccable destinations to explore, would you rather still take a trip abroad?

Okay… enough with the reading, get up and packing for your super fun trip!

What goes into a bottle of perfume?

When it comes to perfumes, you will never run out of choices. There are so many popular brands, offering so many glorious scents in oh-so beautiful bottles. If we asked you to name some of the well known perfume brands, we doubt you would have a problem. However if we asked you to list out some of the most common fragrance types, well, it may not be that easy. Unless you keep reading on!

Perfumes can be categorized into the following fragrance types, depending on the ingredients used and the resulting smell:

Floral: These perfumes are created using one or more types of flowers. They can either be strong or light, depending on the type of flower(s) used and the concentration. The most commonly used flowers include rose, jasmine, lavender, and lilies.

Perfume Suggestion: Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty


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Oriental: The perfect choice for those who prefer strong and bold scents. Made of ingredients such as musk, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon, Oriental perfumes exude a slightly spicy, warm and exotic fragrance.

Perfume Suggestion: Burberry The Beat for Women


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Green: This fragrance is all about the outdoors! It represents everything fresh, cool and liberating. Main ingredients include grass and leaves, which are combined with other green note elements like pines, herbs and junipers.

Perfume Suggestion: Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent


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Oceanic: If you are an ocean-lover, these fragrances are meant for you. They capture the essence of the sea with their clean, fresh and uncomplicated scent. They also have a slight hint of citrus and spice.

Perfume Suggestion: Davidoff Cool Water


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Chypre: The Chypre category is dedicated to perfumes that capture a very earthy-mossy aroma. To add to their depth, they also have hints of oak, patchouli and citrus. Perfumes in this category are often described as classy, mature and sophisticated scents.

Perfume Suggestion: Gucci Rush 2


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Fougere: A category that mostly contains men’s perfumes due to its comparatively strong notes. Fougere means fern in French, and all the scents in this category are made from a mix of mossy ferns and fresh herbs. Most fougere perfumes exude a sophisticated, yet modern style.

Perfume Suggestion: Calvin Klein Eternity Men


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Citrus: The freshest of all scents, citrus fragrances are derived from fruits such as lemon, tangerine and lime. Citrus perfumes release a sweet, tangy aroma that immediately lifts your spirits and boosts your energy levels.

Perfume Suggestion: CK One Summer


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The Difference between Red Wine and White Wine

Yes, they are two distinct colours, but ever wondered why? Also is the colour the only differentiator? Hmmm… turns out there is more to that alluring glass of wine than you may have thought. But no worries, it’s never too late to learn something new. Just keep reading and you shall be a Wine Guru in no time.


Wine is a highly popular alcoholic drink that is made by fermenting grapes. Red wine is produced using dark grapes which either have a deep red or blue tint, making them look almost black. White wine uses light skinned grapes that can be green, yellow or a mix of both. Often, white wine is also produced using just the clear juice from dark grapes.

When making red wine, the skin, stem and seeds of the dark grapes are left in the juice.  During fermentation, the pigments and tannins from them seep out, adding colour and complexity to the wine. Tannins are compounds found in grapes. They provide the astringent taste in red wines and also help age the red wine longer as compared to white wines; due to their preservation properties. Tannins are also responsible for preventing the oxidation of red wines while they age.


White wines are made using only the juice from light or dark skinned grapes. The skin, stem and seeds are completely removed after extracting the juice. White wines don’t have any strong colour because of the lack of pigments in light skinned grapes. If made using dark grapes, the pulp and skin are completely removed, preventing the pigments from reaching the juice. Tannin content in white wines is much lower than red as it does not use the skin or other parts of the grape where Tannins are found.


Red wines are often described as being complex with very sharp and rich flavours while white wines offer a much lighter touch to the palette. When deciding on which wine to have with a meal, we suggest you pick red if your dish has strong flavours, otherwise white would work well. However in the end it really depends on what you find most suitable.

So there you have it, a glass full of wine knowledge! Be nice and share it with others.

For a large collection of Red and White Wines at great prices, check out

The Health Benefits of Alcohol

Alcohol having health benefits! Not something we hear often is it?  However it is true. If consumed in moderate amounts, alcohol can prove to be highly beneficial for our health. When we say moderate amounts, it means on average one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men. Exercising this limit is important in ensuring that you benefit from the good of alcohol instead of the bad.

So what exactly is the good we are talking about? Read on to find out.

It’s Heart Friendly

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According to studies conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, moderate consumption of alcohol can reduce the risk of heart disease by 40%. Alcohol has properties that raise the level of good cholesterol (HDL) in the body and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL), which plays a major role in protecting the heart against diseases. Moderate intake is also effective in preventing blood clotting, which helps keep arteries free of blockage and reduces the chances of heart attacks.

Lowers the Risk of Diabetes

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A Dutch study has found that chances of Type-2 Diabetes are much lower in adults who consume alcohol moderately as compared to adults who don’t drink alcohol at all. Alcohol improves the ability of the body to breakdown glucose and convert it into energy. This brings down the level of sugar in the bloodstream, leading to a lower chance of developing Type-2 Diabetes.

Helps Prevent Dementia


A study report published in the Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment journal shows that moderate level drinkers have a 23% less chance of developing dementia. Controlled amounts of alcohol can help in keeping the brain cells fit and strong, giving them the tolerance to handle high stress situations, without triggering cognitive impairment, Alzheimers or other types of dementia.

Fights Gallstone Formation


Research studies conducted at the University of East Anglia reveal that consuming two drinks per day can reduce the risk of gallstones by one-third. Gallstones are usually made of hardened cholesterol and form in the Gall Bladder. Just like moderate alcohol consumption boosts good cholesterol in the bloodstream, it also improves the levels in the all bbladder, preventing Gallstone formation. Alcohol also helps in maintaining a healthy weight, which is important when it comes to preventing Gallstones. Being overweight usually increases the risk of developing Gallstones.

Increases the Lifespan

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Drinking in moderation can have a positive effect on your lifespan as per studies conducted by the Catholic University of Campobasso. Study results show that the risk of death can be 18% lower in men and women who consume alcohol in controlled amounts every day. However, it should be noted that moderation is very key, and excess amounts are not advisable.

Now you know all the positive health benefits alcohol offers. So the next time you are having a drink, do give a big “Cheers” to health!

Don’t forget to check out the large collection of alcohol at the Bengaluru Duty Free store. You can also pre-order your favourite drinks at