Friday, February 28, 2014

Dubai Duty Free Hits Monthly Sales Record

Jan. 03--Dubai Duty Free, or DDF, on Thursday said it set a new monthly sales record of Dh700 million ($192 million) in December.

In a statement DDF said 2013 was a remarkable year as it recorded 11.4 per cent growth in sales to $1.8 billion. It's operations on 30th anniversary on December 20 also set a new daily sales record of Dh111.88 million, showing a 40 per cent year-on-year growth with the help of 215,000 transactions.

"We are thrilled to announce such a positive year in 2013, which marked our 30th anniversary. The operation went from strength to strength with the opening of Concourse A in Terminal 3 in January and Al Maktoum International in October, with overall sales soaring to a new high," Colm McLoughlin, executive vice-chairman, said in a statement to

The duty free operations recorded a staggering 25,973,819 sales transactions in 2013, which average at 71,161 sales transactions per day. It began new year on a high note and confident of crossing $2 billion sales mark in months to come. From a category point of view, perfumes retained its position as the best-selling category with an increase of 16 per cent year-on-year. Sales of perfumes reached Dh1.06 billion ($289 million), an increase of over Dh148 million ($41 million) over the previous year. Perfumes now contribute 16 per cent towards total sales at Dubai Duty Free sales.

Liquor and gold categories followed with gold recording sales figures of Dh613 million ($168 million) representing an increase of five per cent year-on-year.

Confectionery jumped to the fifth position which increased by 12 per cent to Dh520 million ($142 million) for the year. Other steep increases were seen in watches which rose by 16 per cent to Dh459 million ($126 million), cosmetics rose by 20 per cent to Dh446 million ($122 million) and delicatessen sales rose by 13 per cent to Dh298 million ($82 million). Gifts from Dubai and Handbags and Leather Goods categories have seen an impressive increase of 22 per cent and 46 per cent increase in 2013, respectively. Moreover, sales in DDF Departures rose by 11 per cent while Arrivals sales have shown a 13 per cent increase over last year. Terminal 2, which completed its renovation in December, recorded a 22 per cent increase in sales.

In addition to a remarkable turnover, 2013 provided Dubai Duty Free with major milestones in terms of growth and expansion including the opening of Concourse A, dedicated to Emirates airline fleet of A380s, and the opening of the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, collectively providing Dubai Duty Free with over 28,000 square metres of retail space. Looking ahead, Dubai Duty Free will continue to enhance its retail operation in 2014 while maintaining a busy events and promotional calendar, which includes the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, commencing on February 17th to March 1st, 2014 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

Copyright 2014 - Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirate

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2 women suspected in perfume theft


Florence Police hope you can identify a pair of theft suspects.

Investigators said two women caught on security camera footage are suspects in a felony theft from Dec. 23.

The two are accused of stealing over $1,500 worth of perfume.

If the women look familiar, call Florence Police or text FPDTIP to 274637.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kristen Stewart Goes Topless in New Ads for Balenciaga's Rosabotanica Perfume

Kristen Stewart is topless in sultry new ads for the Balenciagaperfume Rosabotanica.

23-year-old K.Stew, who has a contract with the luxe French fashion brand, has appeared in other ads for the company, including ones for their previous Florabotanica scent. But this is definitely a more intimate side of the actress, who appears topless - although not showing too much skin - in the ad.

This is clearly a shot back at her off-again boyfriend Robert Pattinson, who spent his Christmas shooting sexy ads for a new Dior fragrance and hanging out with his family in England, far away from his Twilight costar in the US.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Buying Perfume Hasn't Changed Since The 1960s -- Just Ask This Avon Lady

Do you remember those days when the Avon lady would arrive at your doorstep hawking beauty goods? Well-dressed and made-up, she'd educate our grandmothers, mothers and aunts on the latest makeup trends. But one of our most memorable Avon lady experiences is when she taught us how to pick the perfect perfume.

In the 1961 ad above, we see an Avon rep in the cozy confines of a home that looks like a scene from "Mad Men." With a small selection of fragrances laid out, she guides her potential customer on how and where to apply it. (Tip: You should dab or spritz perfume on your skin in spots where a pulse warms up the notes, like the inside of your wrists and inner side of the arms.)

Everyone's skin chemistry isn't the same, so a fragrance may smell different from woman to woman. This is a part of what makes it so personal. And when you factor in that many people choose to outfit themselves with a perfume that goes with their wardrobe, an event or the season, there simply isn't any other category of beauty that compares to fragrance.


That Touch of Perfume (1961) - Part Two

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The correct spelling of perfume: poison

By Carol Mizrahi

Fragrance hypersensitivity has become the most common allergy among adults. More than 2 millions Americans suffer from a condition called "multiple chemical sensitivity." This means they're either allergic to the fragrances that go into perfumes, colognes and other scented products, or to the additional 12 to 18 toxins typically added from a cauldron of 5,000 chemicals.

These chemicals can cause a variety of allergic reactions, such as headaches, migraines, asthma, wheezing, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, inability to concentrate, dizziness, raw throat, and skin allergies such as hives and rashes.

Diethyl phthalate — DEP and DEHP, now banned in Europe, commonly used in fragrances — have been linked to breast cancer, liver, kidney and lung damage, weight gain, diabetes and hormone dysfunction. Other toxins affect brain function and have been linked to attention deficit disorder. Parabens, frequently used as preservatives, influence early onset of puberty in girls.

A study at the University of Rochester found that women who had used perfumes and other fragranced products 24 hours prior to a urine test had three times the amount of the phthalate MEP (linked to breast cancer) in their urine than did women who had not used any fragranced products.

Even so-called "natural" perfumes or colognes often contain an additive called geraniol, safe by itself but transformed into the allergen geranial when in contact with skin enzymes and acids.

On Oct. 3, a passenger on an air flight reacted to a perfume scent onboard and fainted. The emergency crew that administered oxygen saved the man's life.

I began to wonder — was I putting dangerous chemicals on myself, endangering others and polluting the environment?

With the help of a magnifying glass, I read the label on the Lustre-Glo can, which promised to give my house plants "the glow of health." Although no ingredients were listed, there was a warning to flush immediately if I got any Lustre-Glo on my skin, and if the discomfort continued, to call a doctor.

My deodorant warned: "Don't wear on broken skin and contact a doctor before using if you have kidney disease" (yup, in that order). Of the 14 four-syllable ingredients listed, I understood only one — "fragrance."

Now that was frightening; after all, if the manufacturer was willing to list ingredients that sounded like a prescription for chemical warfare, how much more perilous were the toxins that weren't disclosed; that were hidden within the catchall of "fragrance"?

My hair gel listed 24 ingredients; among them, geraniol. Remember geraniol? "Safe until it comes into contact with skin enzymes and acids." All muck perfumes contain galaxoide and tonalide, two contaminants found to harm the endocrine glands.

Neither my Revlon powder nor blush listed its contents, and the label on my nail polish was unreadable, written in pale white ink and in letters the size of a microscopic dot. My hair spray listed 31 ingredients, and included the ubiquitous word "fragrance," while the bathroom freshener contained benzene and formaldehyde, two chemicals linked to cancer.

How can it be that hundreds of chemicals used in everyday products go to market untested and that potentially toxic chemicals can be hidden from consumers under the guise of "fragrance"? Is no one minding the store?

The National Academy of Sciences has repeatedly asked the Food and Drug Administration to fund research to study the long-term effect of toxins on human health. These requests have been ignored. As for mandating that manufacturers list all ingredients in fragranced products on packaging, this isn't going to happen; at least, not until the federal government rescinds the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, which exempts manufacturers from disclosure in order to protect their "proprietary blends" and "trade secrets."

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Should schools ban perfume?

Should schools ban perfumes if one student is allergic? That's what one Pennsylvania state legislator is proposing.

Marcia Hahn, a Republican, is proposing that schools in that state ban people from wearing perfume or body spray if a student in the building is allergic to fragrances. The "fragrance free schools" proposal was inspired by a high school student in the state who is so severely allergic to Axe body spray that he had to be hospitalized and is now being homeschooled.

Pennsylvania school administrators have said such a ban would be extremely difficult to enforce, according to an article in earlier this month, and I can see their point. I suspect it would also be an infringement on the rights of other students to prevent them from wearing perfume or cologne.

But another Pennsylvania case left me feeling more sympathetic to the allergic student. Last month a federal judge tossed out a civil rights suit filed by parents on behalf of their tree-nut allergic son against the Fox Chapel Area School District. Unlike in some other recent cases, the parents in this case apparently weren't asking that all nuts or tree nuts be banned from the school. The parents' chief complaint seems to have been that the boy was forced to sit alone at a "food allergy table" that was actually a desk set apart from the lunch tables. The boy's doctor had recommended that he be seated at the end of a rectangular table with a two feet buffer zone from other students at the table, and that the others at the table also be those who had agreed eat a tree-nut free lunch. That sounds fairly reasonable to me, particularly since many schools across the country already make similar accommodations. The parents claimed that one other parent in the class had even agreed to send her child to school with a tree-nut free lunch so their son wouldn't have to eat alone at the table.

However, the principal at this particular elementary refused that accommodation because the school's tables are "round" and the rectangular tables were activity tables that would look too different from the rest of the tables. The school also did not have appropriate chairs for the rectangular tables, according to the principal and head nurse. In their lawsuit, the parents also claimed the boy was being teased by his classmates, that the problem wasn't adequately addressed by the school district and that the boy was exposed to tree nuts at a school Halloween party. When they pulled the boy from school and enrolled him in an online charter school, Fox Chapel Area School District charged them with a truancy violation, which was eventually dropped. The school district disputed the parents' assertions.

But, though he deemed the school's response to the lunch table situation imperfect and not adequately explained, Judge Arthur Schwab noted that the school district had come up with four different plans for accommodating the boy's allergies and the parents had rejected all of them. Schwab wrote that the school district had taken reasonable steps to accommodate the boy's disabilities and include him in class activities. He said a school is not required by law to grant all of the specifications required by parents or to make substantial modifications to the programs used for all students in a school to accommodate one student. I suspect that ruling would apply in the case of perfume too.

The tree-nut allergic student case was T.F. et al v. Fox Chapel Area School District

Friday, February 14, 2014

Woman ‘Wasn’t Thinking’ When Injured Cop and Stole Perfume: Blotter

A Matteson woman is accused of causing injuries to a police officer who tried handcuffing her, after store security said she was seen taking perfume without paying, according to an Orland Park Police report.

Kim Whatley, 50, of the first block on West Cloverleaf Street in Matteson, was charged with felony retail theft, battery and resisting arrest.

On Nov. 15, the Orland Park Police Department was called to the upper level of Orland Square Mall about a security guard from Sephora fighting with a woman suspected of theft around 12:30 p.m. The first officer on scene tried putting the woman, Whatley, into custody and she kept pulling away as he was putting handcuffs on her, and ignored directions to cooperate, police said. Whatley was moved to the ground, but still resisted handcuffs, even as another officer assisted, according to the report. The first officer was left with wrist ligament injuries after Whatley was handcuffed, police said.

The security guard told police that Whatley was seen putting three bottles of perfume into her purse and walking out of the store without paying, according to the report. Sensors were set off as Whatley left the store, though she kept walking away from the guard despite instructions to stop, police said. Whatley shoved the guard away when he stood in front of her, and continued walking away from Sephora before police arrived, according to the report.

The perfume bottles cost a total of $217, police said.

While at the police station, Whatley told police she “just wasn’t thinking,” according to the report.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Perfume plunderer remains on the loose

COEUR d'ALENE - Something didn't smell right to a Macy's loss prevention manager when she saw a customer select three perfume box sets at the store on Christmas Eve.

Following her nose, the manager watched as the customer took the three sets of fragrances into a dressing room. When the customer exited the room, she was carrying a large shopping bag and the merchandise was not visible.

That was when it dawned on her that the customer was not a customer at all, but a shoplifter who had stolen store merchandise on two prior occasions.

Unable to intercept the suspect, the manager contacted the Coeur d'Alene Police, and according to an incident report, she told the officer that on Dec. 2 and Dec. 20 the same woman had stolen more than $3,000 worth of merchandise.

The three boxes of perfume were valued at $353 and according to the incident report, the shoplifter is a 5-foot-5 female with shoulder-length black hair.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fragrant Options for Men and Women Presented by Beauty Research

Fragrance has a dramatic impact upon a person's overall image. Many people become known for their scents and find that the fragrances that they wear directly impact their mood and state of mind throughout the day. As a result, many people who want to change their images for the New Year look for new signature scents. The latest article by, Fragrant Options for Men and Women, discusses the various types of fragrance products on the market for men and women in order to help people find new signature fragrances.

Women who are shopping for traditional fragrance products often run into difficulty deciphering the terminology used to describe perfume products. By knowing more about these terms, women can make better decisions regarding fragrance purchases. What do terms like "eau de toilette" and "eau de parfum" mean? How should women approach choosing between the various types of fragrances? Is it important for a woman to wear the same kind of scent all year round? To find out, visit or click

Men's fragrance products are typically divided into two types: after shave and cologne. Even though the choices are simple, many men struggle to decide which one is best. What is the difference between cologne and after shave? How do their benefits differ? Are both types of men's fragrance suitable for all men? To find out, visit or click

Some women do not like traditional perfume or want to find products that have pleasing fragrances and can be used along with regular women's fragrance formulas. What are some of the alternatives to traditional fragrance that are available on the market? Are there any brands known for making great alternatives to ordinary fragrances? For what reasons might a woman opt for a non-traditional fragrance product? To find out, visit or click

Just as some women do not like wearing spray perfumes, not all men want to use cologne or after shave on a daily basis. Are there alternatives to traditional men's fragrances available on the market? If so, what types of products are there? Which brands are known for creating scented products specifically for men? To find out, visit or click:

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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Spice of Life: Layering fragrances and loving it

As a young lady, when I was feeling down or a little under the weather, my mother’s advice was simple: Get up and put on some lipstick. You’ll feel better.

This did actually work. Still does.

But I’ve found as I’ve matured that perfume may even work better. When I’m feeling stressed, tired or sad, just a couple of spritzes is all it takes, and I feel so much better. And if I spritz when I’m actually feeling well, then look out, world!

The new Aerin Fragrance Collection by Aerin Lauder makes me very happy. There are five scents — Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and Evening Rose — and they really smell like their names.

The press materials say that the collection “is the most personal and intimate expression of Aerin’s life and memories. Whether evoking the feeling of sunshine on a long walk on the beach or the cozy peacefulness of a quiet retreat in the mountains, each fragrance tells its own story.”

Each fragrance comes in a box featuring an Aerin for Lee Jofa design. (Courtesy photo)

Aerin Lauder may not appreciate me muddling her memories, but what I like most about the fragrances is how they layer together. (Confession: I always layer and mix complementary fragrances because it creates a unique scent I won’t smell on anyone else. So if you ask me what scent I’m wearing and I only give you one name, I’m lying. This is either because I really can’t remember what combo I put on that morning, or because I don’t like you and I don’t want you to know my secrets. Smiley face.)

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Perfume Sillage {Perfume Language & Fragrance Words}

"Sillage" is the French term for "trail". It designates the olfactory impression left behind one's person who is wearing a fragrance thanks to the lastingness of the scent, or even better, when a sillage was explicitly designed to leave its signature as the extension of a person, weaving its seductive, serpentine path. If today, eclectism in fragrance wearing is encouraged, for persons who wear a "signature fragrance" as it is called, a sillage becomes the memory and personality of that person.

If many words in perfumery are borrowed from music, sillage comes from maritime terminology designating the wake of a ship. It is pronounced see-ya-j (as in Nicki Minaj). In French "sillage" can be used metaphorically not just for a scent, but also for auditive and visual impressions. It is the trace of something which is perceived in an impressionistic way... A sillage is distinct from a "drydown" which refers to the way a perfume was constructed to include lasting fragrance notes meant to last for hours - and in the past, days - which evaporate progressively or "dry down", instead of being more fleeting as in the opening of the perfume.

 The drydown however plays a major role in creating a sillage since persistence is key but it is not enough as, to me at least, a sillage in its purest form ought to not just be perceived as a cloud stagnating mid-air in a room but offer a dynamic and vivid physicality.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

21 Uses Of Fragrance Oils

Just as there are countless number of perfumes and colognes, there are as many fragrance/scented oils. From the designer Chanel No.5 to Armani Code, to all sorts of DKNY fragrances among others which are a mixture of several fragrances, to the single regular everyday scents like Jasmine, Vanilla, Lavender, Baby Powder, Honey suckle, Lemon, Orange, Rose etc there are myriad scents all over.

But what to do with all these oils? There are quite a number of uses:

5. Use some on your skin as perfume.

6. Add a drop on your cold light bulb to scent a room.

7. Add a few drops of lavender oil in your bath water for a fresh just showered smell.

8. Add some to a gift package bow, to give the gift an extra personal touch.

Thursday, February 6, 2014



Earlier this fall, I finally bought a fragrance that I had been wanting for a really, really long time. It wasn’t cheap, but fragrances are an investment. Really, anything is an investment as long as you call it “an investment.” See how easy that is?! Besides, you shouldn’t apologize for spending money on yourself. You shouldn’t apologize for anything!

So I was wearing my new scent for a couple of weeks, feeling like that bitch. I felt so good, like I had found the best scent on earth, the one scent that I would be wearing for the rest of my life.

That is, until I discovered Odin. Now, it’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore.

Odin is a collection of 11 unisex fragrances that are made up of some of the most unique and unconventional notes I’ve come across in the fragrance world, and I’ve smelled everything. The thing that really sets Odin apart from the rest is their expert use of notes that you’re going to be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The first time I read about the line and really looked into, I was intrigued. The scents look good on paper, but that’s nothing compared to how they smell on your skin.

Cut to me, smelling myself, all day. Again.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fragrance sensitivity: accommodate it! Here Are Some HR Tips

Ah, spring is in the air? Too early for that. It’s just Sandy’s new perfume that smells as sweet as a spring meadow after a rainstorm.

But if another employee complains that the fragrance is aggravating her allergies, you had better act on it or the scent of a lawsuit will soon begin to fill the room.

Severe allergies may be considered disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly since the definition of disability has been significantly expanded under the ADA Amendments Act. Employers have a legal duty to reasonably accommodate affected employees who request accommodation.

Case in point: The city of Detroit found this out the hard way when a city employee with multiple chemical sensitivity sued the city under the ADA for refusing to accommodate her disability.

A co-worker who wore heavy perfume and used a plug-in room deodorizer had transferred into the department in close proximity to the employee, causing the employee to become ill. The employee asked the co-worker to refrain from using these fragrances; the co-worker stopped using the room deodorizer but continued wearing the perfume. The employee complained to her super­visor, and although the possibility of relocating either the employee’s or the co-worker’s workstation was discussed, no steps were ever taken to remedy the situation. The employee took multiple sick days and leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and finally sued the city.
What you need to do

If an employee approaches you with an accommodation request due to their adverse reaction to strong fragrances, immediately start working with her to come up with reasonable solutions.

Consider adopting a fragrance policy like the one the city of Detroit eventually did, advising employees that mild scents may be worn in moderation, but strong or offensive scents that become detrimental to the work unit are not ­welcome. You could incorporate it into your existing dress code policy, or create a stand-alone fragrance policy.

When announcing the new policy to your workforce, explain the general reason behind the policy, but be sure to respect a disabled employee’s privacy and keep that person’s medical information confidential. If other employees complain that their rights are being infringed upon, explain to them that wearing a personal fragrance is not a need or a protected right, while accommodating an employee with a disability is both a legal necessity and the right thing to do.

If, after the policy is implemented, an employee comes into work scented too strongly, discreetly pull her aside, gently point out that her fragrance is too strong for the workplace, and ask her to refrain from scenting herself that way in the future. If she continues to ignore the fragrance restriction, treat it as an issue of insubordination and discipline. Apply the same treatment to men who overdo it with cologne.
Accommodation ideas

In addition to or in lieu of a fragrance policy, here are some alternative accommodation ideas you could adopt:
Get a small air purifier for the employee to keep in her workspace.
Move the employee’s workstation to an area where she would have less exposure to fragrances.
Designate certain areas of the workplace (e.g., meeting areas) as fragrance-free.
Reduce the employee’s face-to-face contact with co-workers or clients by permitting her to conduct business via email, phone, instant messaging, etc.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Why it's Best not to Wear Perfume Nor Take the Pill when Looking for a Mate

Fine perfume might be more intellectual and spiritual in nature than instinctual after all. A few years back - in 2008 - there were a series of articles on olfaction and attraction shedding light on enduring sexual attraction thanks to new research on the role of the contraceptive pill. It is required reading if you wish to grasp some of the potentially thwarted "chemistry" at work when choosing not only a compatible mate, but a long-term one...

The research resulted in the practical advice not to be on the contraceptive pill when dating - and even in order to perfect the approach, not to wear fragrances in the first few weeks of getting to know someone so as to be able to olfactorily ascertain the soundness of the basis for your sexual attraction. It has to do with MHC genes compatibility - they should be not too similar, but not too dissimilar as well. These are as unique as a finger prints so there are no obvious visual predictors such as the color of skin, or race. Only your nose will tell, provided no pill is involved and perfumes do not blur the olfactory message too much although a link has been found between perfume preferences and the Major histocompatibility complex. If you and someone else consistently show similar cologne preferences, this tends to mean you have similiar MHC genes, and so are not biologically compatible actually. They should stay great buddies of yours.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Pizza perfume: It's real, and you can buy it for $20

Hot, cheesy and fresh out of the oven — exactly how a girl wants to smell, right?

Demeter’s new Pizza perfume re-creates the sensation of diving into a slice of ’za, with a strong scent of dough mixed with notes of tomato sauce, mozzarella and oregano.

In testing, Daily News olfactory workers deemed it “intoxicating and a little off-putting,”“as romantic as a cheese slice at 2 a.m.” and “great, if you want to smell like garlic.”

The most dangerous side effect for your diet: “It makes you constantly think about pizza,” said one tester.

The good news: The fragrance isn’t pungent for long. “After a few minutes, it mellows into the soft scent of cold, leftover pizza, which, of course, drives a partner wild,” said another tester.

Demeter’s CEO, Mark Crames, is a bit nervous that his company — famous for putting out unwearable scents such as Turpentine and Rubber — has jumped the slice.

“This is an experiment,” Crames says, citing a successful pizza perfume issued by Pizza Hut in 2012. “We’ll find out if we’re crazy or (it) makes sense.”

The cologne spray ($20 for 1 ounce) is sold online at

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Where You Can Buy Jennifer Garner's Favorite Perfume

Jennifer Garner reveals what fragrance she's wearing now that she's done breastfeeding her son Samuel.

Jennifer Garner stopped wearing perfume while she was breastfeeding son Samuel, but now that he's weaned she's once again sporting her favorite scent - Gypsy Water from French brand Byredo Perfumes.

The actress, who stars in the buzzy new flick Dallas Buyers' Clubalongside Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, reveals that it's sometimes hard to reconcile her mom obligations and her love of products.

"I just weaned my baby a few months ago," the Juno star said of her son with husband Ben Affleck. (They also have two daughters, Violet and Serafina.) "It's always a happy thought when you realize 'I can wear perfume again!"

The super-feminine Gypsy Rose fragrance has notes of amber, bergamot, vanilla, sandalwood, and juniper berries. You can get a 50 mL bottle for $145. For non-perfume wearers, the luxe brand also carries a line of home fragrances.

Still, temporarily giving up perfume is a sacrifice Jen is more than happy to make. "There's nothing more emotional than seeing your partner – the man you love – with your baby at any time: the first time, the second, yesterday, today. There's nothing more beautiful."