Found this fascinating New York Times article on the relation between urban architecture and cosmetics:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/03/ma...N3XB9y+rf8sPUg

Few new buildings, tall or short, match the aesthetic appeal of the flacons, vials and jars that crowd the perfume and cosmetics counters at department stores and duty-free shops all over the world. They are my favorite skyline.

The men’s wear designer Hedi Slimane has just unveiled a new line of skin treatments for men that would be the making of many a downtown central business district.
Send me a PM if the article is no longer freely accessible