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18Mar 2020


Dear customer,

The spread of COVID-19 virus has turned into an unprecedented global health crisis.

Under these extraordinary circumstances, your safety and our employees’ is, and has always been, our priority. The most effective way to fight the virus is to reduce human contact and increase social distance. The every-hour stronger containment measures established by the different European Governments are direct proof of the above.

Today’s situation is such that, as other Corporations in our sector, we are obliged to set up drastic measures in order to protect you and face this challenge. As a consequence, starting March 18th 2020, we have decided to temporarily close all our stores until further notice.

We are certain that, together, we will overcome this global health crisis and we will very soon have the pleasure to welcome you again in our shops.

Kind Regards,

The Lagardère Travel Retail Belgium Team

29Oct 2019

Idôle by Lancôme: The fragrance of confidence and contemporary femininity

Lancôme dedicates Idôle to a new generation of women. Women who question the status quo, break free from tradition and re-define the meaning of success. The new fragrance celebrates women and wants to accompany them on their path to happiness.

Idôle is more than just a name, it is a rallying cry

The name resonates, now more than ever, with a unique strength. It is an invitation to believe in yourself, to surpass yourself and to forge your own path. Every woman is an idol. The five-letter word captures all the values of the new generation of women, women who are changing the world without sacrificing their femininity. Idôle crystallizes a new vision of success: one that rallies rather than separates, one that inspires others to succeed as well. It is all about transcending the limits of the individual to influence the collective power of the community.

A symbol of boldness and determination

Clear and simply outlined with a golden frame, the Idôle bottle does not call for long speeches. It is a blank page that remains to be written. It is a promise of infinite possibilities. At just fifteen millimeters thick, the bottle might be the slimmest in the world. Its finesse emphasizes its rigorously geometric structure and ideal proportions. Filled with a liquid subtly tinted with a warm, joyful pink, the perfectly timeless Idôle bottle evokes a filter through which to view the world and asserts itself as an object impervious to fleeting trends. Staying true to the values of the contemporary woman, the bottle is available in several refillable formats to reduce environmental impact.

“Clean”, a fragrance field of refreshing purity.

Like an untouched territory harboring infinite promises and possibilities, “clean” is the fragrance translation of a white page on which each woman is free to write her own story.

Looking for a “clean” accord that would break with tradition, Lancôme turned to the rose. Both verdant and tender, fresh and voluptuous, an accord that, ever since it was chosen as the first symbol for the brand, has always been close to its hart. To create a note consistent with the flower, two essences, an absolute and a rose water, came together to form the heart of the formula. Lightly enhanced with a touch of jasmine, this kaleidoscope of roses radiates a sparkling floral light. In the background, a trace of patchouli and an assembly of white musk compose a white chypre base.

With a scent that is both delicate and high-impact, both comfortable and powerful, Idôle reflects contemporary femininity and celebrates female power. It embodies the ideals of a new world. The impossible is just a possibility waiting to be accomplished.

Lancôme dedicates Idôle to the woman who seizes her own life with decisiveness and power, to the woman who refuses to compromise and stays true to herself, to the woman who lives her life absolutely.

To all the women who create the world of tomorrow.

15Oct 2019

K by Dolce & Gabanna: Celebrating a new era of masculinity

Dolce & Gabanna’s brand new fragrance captures the essence of a charismatic and generous spirit, of a man who is the king of his everyday life, cherishing his loved ones above all else. This man follows his own path and isn’t afraid to show his vitality. He remains true to his roots and respects tradition while also embracing modernity.

Inspiring, seductive and meticulously put-together

The fragrance instantly conjures the Italian countryside and the Mediterranean sun, while its warm embrace evokes the earthy scent of the Tuscan hills. The lingering trail of masculine seduction inspires and captivates. The sublime scent creates a crescendo of citruses, underpinned by sensual woods. K by Dolce & Gabanna is the result of a unique collaboration between renowned perfumers Daphné Bugey and Nathalie Lorson.

An unmistakably masculine scent: From blood orange and lemon to sage, lavandin, patchouli and cedarwood

The effervescence of zesty citruses is tinged with the fresh bite of juniper berry and warmed by calming sage, blended with geranium and lavandin. These notes are ignited by spicy pimento essence, an ingredient seldom used in perfumery, which adds a touch of heat at the heart of the fragrance and amplifies the masculine energy. The scent then unfolds to a base of sensual cedarwood, merged with earthy vetiver and the sweet spiciness of patchouli. Masculine and magnetic, K reflects and intensifies the charisma of a modern day king.

A unique bottle that mirrors the character of the fragrance and captures the spirit of modern masculinity

The flacon, much like the fragrance, fuses tradition and modernity. The chiseled, geometric bottle is topped by a unique crown of artistry, overlaid with particles of 24-carat gold and individually aged to a distinct patina. The crown is encircled with blue stone-like orbs set beneath a blue lapis dome that resulted from a process that recreates the natural marbling of the stone. The crowned letter K combines the traditional symbol of royalty with contemporary bold simplicity, capturing the spirit of modern masculinity.

Christmas is coming!

K by Dolce & Gabanna is the perfect Christmas gift for the modern time heroes in your life. The fragrance is available at our duty free shops in Brussels Airport and Charleroi Airport.

Belgian Treasures
1Oct 2019

100% Belgian: Discover the delicious combination of abbey beer and cheese

Belgium and beer belong together. Abbey beer is traditionally brewed by monks and our country has several well-known abbeys as well as many local specialty beers. Over time, the beer and cheese industry has grown and flourished. To this day, beers and cheeses are still one of Belgium’s most important export products.

The tasty goods are often enjoyed separately, but combining them really makes for an extra intense experience.

The ideal taste-process

You get the most out of the experience by carefully taking a sip of beer, after which you try a piece of cheese without crust and a piece with crust. Finally, you take another sip of beer. Make sure to pay attention to the different tastes and how they enhance each other. 

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19Sep 2019

International Duty Free is now part of Lagardère Travel Retail

International Duty Free (IDF) opens today a new era within its more than 60-year history: the company proudly joins the Lagardère Group through its Travel Retail branch, a worldwide leader operating 4.600 stores in “Travel Essentials”, Duty Free, Fashion and Foodservice in airports, train stations and other concessions in 38 countries.

The acquisition is nothing more than the natural next step in an industry where concentration is key in order to generate groups able to compete at worldwide level.

This is a fantastic opportunity for IDF to improve even more the service and offer it provides both its customers and its commercial partners. The teams are looking forward to working together and to give the “Belgian” touch to Lagardère Travel Retail operations.

Plenty of projects are in the pipeline! Stay tuned….

flight essentials
16Sep 2019

The best skin care products to use during long flights

Flying can make your skin look dehydrated and dull. It is important to treat your skin well before, during and after a flight to keep it dewy and glowing. Luckily, some of our favourite products are perfect to treat yourself with while traveling.  

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream: A must-have in your hand luggage

Elizabeth Arden’s award-winning Eight Hour Cream is a holy grail for many flight attendants. This wonderful cream calms, protects and hydrates your skin for up to eight hours! It’s an all-in-one beauty balm that can also be used on your lips, hair, eyebrows, hands, nails, and so much more. It can even be used as a highlighter on your cheeks! The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is definitely a must-have for every traveller!

Price: €27,90
essentiel-winter collection
3Sep 2019

100% Belgian: Essentiel Antwerp’s 2019 Pre-Fall & Fall/Winter Collection

Prepare yourself for a fashion throwback with Essentiel’s Pre-Fall Collection

Prepare yourself for a fashion throwback with Essentiel’s Pre-Fall Collection. From lace blouses and nylon tracksuits to shimmering bomber jackets. This collection has it all. The designers recreated the ultimate ‘80s vibe with eye-catchers like power suits, knee-high boots and gorgeous floral dresses. The prints, based on actual vintage patterns, are truly a work of art.

Other retro-inspired must-haves are the neon sneakers, the velour jumpers and, of course, the classic trench coats. Finish your look with a statement necklace or a huge pair of earrings to add some glam to the vintage/retro vibe. Nostalgia at its finest!

Get your wardrobe ready for winter

For the Fall/Winter Collection of this year, Essentiel Antwerp uplifts more masculine styles with a feminine touch. With a new interpretation of ’80s glamour, the collection is a celebration of fierce femininity, confidence, empowerment and class.

Bad Boy - Carolina Herrera
19Aug 2019

Eau de Toilette Bad Boy: An innovative and explosive aroma for the rebel men

Carolina Herrera’s latest eau de toilette is a powerful and sophisticated scent for unique men who embrace contemporary manhood. Bad Boy celebrates new masculinity, multifaceted and surprising, and is a tribute to empowered men and to the pure duality of manhood. Men are strong and sensitive, heroic and vulnerable, powerful and empathetic.

An exquisite perfume built around contrast and rich ingredients, contained in an impressive, powerful flacon

The eau the toilette is surprising, powerful, sexy and elegant. It is built around opposites. The luminosity of the sage, black and white pepper, and bergamot contrasts with the obscurity of cacao, tonka bean and amber wood. The duality reflects the unique and complex personality of a true Bad Boy.

Gaugin-Brussels Airport
8Aug 2019

GauGin: An artisan Belgian gin with Spanish roots

In 2015, Paul Van den Heuvel started experimenting with honey, fruit and spices on a unique estate in Andalusia. GauGin was created in two flavours: GauGin I, and orange flavoured, GauGin II, lemon flavoured and later GauGin Classic was added to the range.

Juniper, wild thyme, lavender, wild rosemary and wild sage are of great importance in the production of the gins, besides orange and lemon. In total, twenty-seven carefully selected sun-ripened fruits and high-quality herbs grant GauGin its particularly delicious taste and unique character.

An exclusive gin with the very best from nature

GauGin is distilled in small batches in a small craft distillery. The gin is made the traditional way, using organic products, and the beautiful estate is situated right in the middle of an ecologically valuable area.

30Jul 2019

Delicious and healthy: Balance chocolate

Balance unites delicious enjoyment and healthy living by creating heavenly guilt-free chocolate. Balance is clearly more than just a chocolate brand. The products, created with your body’s needs in mind, contain more fibre, more taste and extra cocoa.

Balance states that it’s not the sugar that makes chocolate delicious, it’s using great ingredients that makes the difference. You can really taste the brand’s love for chocolate!

Over the past twenty years, Balance has grown a lot and is constantly innovating with new flavours and combinations. The products are already being sold in over forty countries, so the future definitely looks chocolatey!

100% love for chocolate

100% Chocolate Love is an extension of the Balance range without sugar or sweeteners. Instead, the chocolate is sweetened with chicory root fibres, which makes for a unique taste. A lot healthier than the average chocolate bar containing approximately 40% sugar and at least just as tasty, if not tastier!

The dietary fibre contributes to a balanced and active intestinal flora, blood sugar levels remain more stable compared to regular chocolate, and the number of calories is lower. The 100% Chocolate Love range is suitable for diabetics, but is definitely also an added value for the standard consumer.

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