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International Duty Free- Aqua Allegoria
10Feb 2019

Guerlain Flora Cherrysia: worldwide avant première, only available at Brussels Airport

In February and March, International Duty Free is proud to present a traveller’s exclusive worldwide avant-première at Brussels Airport: Flora Cherrysia by Guerlain. The scent belongs to the Aqua Allegoria collection, the first collection of intensely fresh fragrances in perfumery created in 1999. With the heritage and expertise of Guerlain’s perfumers, dating back to the legendary Eau de Cologne Impériale in 1853, Guerlain’s perfumer creates each of the Aqua Allegoria with the freshness of a Cologne and the hold of a Guerlain perfume.

Flora Cherrysia is an eau de toilette that evokes an escape along the Sakura river shaded by blossoming cherry trees. A nap on the banks of a stream strewn with pink petals.  Flora Cherrysia, the spirit of cherry blossom sprinkled with water, with its delicate and fresh nashi, cherry blossom and notes of white musk.

Flora Cherrysia is a floral citrus fragrance in the Aqua Allegoria bottle, revisited with a light pearly pink gradient lacquering and with a colorful modern box.

Available in following stores: TA – Walkthrough, TA – Express, TA – Last Minute, TB – Walkthrough, TB – Duty Free.

Last year, Guerlain also chose International Duty Free for their new scent launch. Read all about it here!

International Duty Free-Valentine's gift
8Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day delights at International Duty Free

To celebrate the Holiday of Love the right way, International Duty Free has thought of the epicureans with several gift suggestions.

During the month of February, International Duty Free introduces the new Spring/Summer collection. To celebrate the arrival of the new collection, the window of our shop “The Luxury Hall” in terminal A will be transformed into a tropical jungle, designed by Julie Heymans. Handbags from the new collection of Delvaux, Coach & Ferragamo will be showcased as rare birds with flamboyant feathers. Find the perfect gift for Valentine in the Luxury Hall!

31Jan 2019

Celebrate Lunar New Year with unique gifts at International Duty Free!

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in Asia and is celebrated all over the world. From February 4th until February 19th 2019, the world celebrates Lunar New Year during the ‘Spring Festival’, the most traditional festival in the world!

The Lunar New Year, celebrated in different Asian countries like Japan, Korea and China, has a symbolic zodiac sign every year. There are 12 zodiac signs in total, and this year, the Year of the Pig is celebrated. The Pig represents wealth, kindness, and generosity, and people born under this sign are told to have the same characteristics. Lunar New Year is traditionally celebrated with the colours red and gold, symbolic of good fortune, good luck and happiness.

To spoil the travelers coming through Brussels Airport during this Spring Festival, , the new Spring/Summer collection will be launched and some of their favourite brands will be in promotion in our shops. The ideal moment to spoil yourself during your trip, or to take some gifts home to family and friends! The ideal moment to spoil yourself during your trip, or to take some gifts home to family and friends!

Here’s a selection of the special promotions you can discover at International Duty Free during Lunar New Year:

International Duty Free-Lunar New Year- LancômeLancome

Lancôme presents a special collection for Lunar New Year. Discover for example the Advanced Génifique Serum – a fast-acting anti-aging serum that reveals smoother, more radiant skin in as little as 7 days – in an elegant red packaging for the Spring Festival.

Lancôme also offers a beautiful pouch with selected products to treat your skin!

The Lancôme pouch includes:

  • Advanced Génifique – Youth Activating Concentrate
  • Hypnôse Mascara Volume
  • Bi-Facil Instant Cleanser
  • Tonique Confort – Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner Dry Skin
  • Galatée Confort – Comforting Cleasing Milk Dry Skin
  • La vie est belle – Nourishing Fragrance Body Lotion
  • Le Crayon Khôl 01 Noir

Receive this pouch for FREE when you purchase 3 Lancôme products, including 1 skincare product.

International Duty Free-Lunar New Year-Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder, the iconic skin care and make-up brand, also offers a gift pouch with all the essentials for a beautiful look, from moisturizer to make-up.

The Estée Lauder pouch includes:

  • Advanced Night Repair
  • DayWearEye – Cooling Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Creme
  • DayWear – Multi-Protection 24H Moisture Creme
  • Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion
  • Double Wear Stay-in Place Eye Pencil
  • Envy Lash Mascara
  • Eye shadow palette Estée Lauder x Quentin Jones

Receive this pouch for FREE when you purchase 3 Estée Lauder products, including 2 skincare products.

International Duty Free-Lunar New Year-Sisley

Sisley

Sisley uses the best ingredients for the best cosmetics: skin care, make-up, perfume and hair products. During the Spring Festival, Sisley is spoiling their clients with a beautiful pouch filled with amazing products to work on your skin care resolutions for 2019!

The Sisley pouch includes:

  • Gentle Make-up Remover face and eyes
  • Black Rose cream mask
  • Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream
  • L’Intégral Anti-Age – eye and lip contour cream
  • Sisley le rouge lip stick
  • Izia eau de parfum

Receive this pouch for FREE when you purchase 3 Sisley skincare products.

International Duty Free-Lunar New Year-Shiseido

Shiseido

Shiseido offers the highest quality products in brightening and anti-aging skincare, makeup and fragrance with 145 years of technology. Fight against fatigue with this unique gift from Shiseido: the J-Beauty Secrets Kit is your must to survive Lunar New Year!

The Shiseido pouch includes:

  • WrinkleResist24 – Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
  • Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
  • Ultimune Eye – Power Infusing Eye Concentrate
  • Oil-Control Blotting Paper

Receive this pouch for FREE when you purchase 2 Sisley skincare products including 1 skincare product.

Looking for even more irresistible promotions? We have more participating brands (among which Clarins, L’Occitane, Guerlain & Caudalie) in our International Duty Free stores. We hope to welcome you there soon!

International Duty Free-make a wish
21Jan 2019

A 12000 € donation for Make-A-Wish, thanks to International Duty Free and Brussels Airport!

During the Christmas season, International Duty Free and Brussels Airport collaborated in a special fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Belgium. The Make-A-Wish foundation helps the dreams of (seriously) ill children come true: by taking them on a special trip, by arranging a meet-and-greet with their idol, by helping them become their dream profession or superhero for a day. No dream is too crazy for Make-A-Wish: whatever these kids dream of, they make it happen. With their magic, they bring unforgettable joy to ill kids’ otherwise challenging lives.

To allow Make-A-Wish to help even more children in 2019, Brussels Airport and International Duty Free joined forces to raise funds for this extraordinary organisation. As Belgian companies with a global reach, they are committed to help ‘close to home’, so they chose Make-A-Wish’s Belgian division.

During their busy Christmas season, shoppers at Brussels Airport were encouraged to buy one of the specially created Christmas baubles, of which the proceeds were entirely donated to the good cause. Volunteers were also present in the airport to explain travelers who Make-A-Wish are and what they do.

Their requests didn’t go unnoticed: the sales of the Christmas baubles gathered 4000€ in proceeds for the good cause! But: the generosity doesn’t stop there. Both Brussels Airport and International Duty Free decided to match the amount collected, and add 4000€ each to the donation, making a grand total of 12000€!

On Monday, January 21st, International Duty Free’s CEO Nicolas Van Brandt and Brussels Airport Company Chief Experience Officer Bart Saverwyns donated the 12000€ check to Make-A-Wish. A Christmas inspired action that will spread joy in the hearts of many ill children in Belgium in 2019!

International Duty Free-sales-brussels airport
3Jan 2019

Sales have arrived in our International Duty Free stores at Brussels Airport & Brussels South Charleroi Airport!

Passing by at Brussels Airport or Brussels South Charleroi Airport during the month of January? Don’t miss out our big winter sale in our International Duty Free stores! As from January 3rd 2019 until January 31st 2019, we are hosting our annual winter sale with discounts up to -50% on your favourite fashion brands.

As of January 11th 2019 we are organizing our second wave of promotions at Brussels Airport! Find all the participating brands at -50% discount!*

*Offer available on selected items

Participating brands: Guess, Calvin Klein, Guess Jeans, Michael Kors, Longchamp, Furla, Essentiel, Eastpak, Maxmara, Kipling, Tumi, Boss, Liu Jo, Tommy Hilfiger, Superdry, Coach, Fred Perry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Paul&Shark, Ferragamo, Scotch&Soda, Façonnable, Emporio Armani, Fraas, Zegna, JOTT, Armani Exchange, Twinset, Betta Corradi, Picard

The winter sale at IDF is the perfect moment to buy your favourite fashion brands at discount prices! Find the winter sale in the following shops:

Brussels Airport Terminal A

Luxury Hall

-40% on selected items from Façonnable, Michael Kors, Picard

-50% on selected items from Coach, Ferragamo, Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul&Shark, Zegna

Boss

-40% on selected items from Hugo Boss

Fashion Studio

-40% on selected items from Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, JOTT, Kipling, Liu Jo, Superdry, Calvin Klein, Fraas, Furla, Guess Jeans, Essentiel

-50% on selected items from Scotch&Soda, Twinset, Fred Perry

Tumi Longchamp

-40% on selected items from Longchamp

-50% on selected items from Tumi

The Gift Box

-40% on selected items from Kipling

Brussels Airport Terminal B

Luxury Hall

-40% on selected items from Betta Corradi, Furla, Longchamp, Max Mara

-50% on selected items from Emporio Armani, Ferragamo, Lacoste, Paul&Shark, Tumi

Relay

-40% on selected items from Eastpak and Kipling

Boss

-40% on selected items from Hugo Boss

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

-40% on selected items from Fraas, Guess Jeans, JOTT

Find out here where you can find winter sales from your favourite brands at International Duty Free.

international duty free_christmas recipes
21Dec 2018

Christmas recipes, International Duty Free gives you some ideas to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends.

Get the New Year off to a great start with a fabulous Holiday brunch! Whether you’re hosting family or friends, International Duty Free gives you some recipe ideas to impress your guests. A delicious Mimosa or chocolate-dipped strawberries, who doesn’t love a Holiday brunch, right?

Holiday Cocktail

Give your traditional Mimosa a twist and make it a Blushing Mimosa for your Holiday brunch. Purchase your favourite bubbles in our International Duty Free stores at Brussels or Charleroi Airport and make your own cocktail for the Holidays!

What do you need?
  • 60ml orange juice
  • 30ml pineapple juice
  • 2 tbs. grenadine
  • Brut champagne
How to?

Fill a champagne glass 2/3 full with the juice mixture. Top with champagne, then add grenadine. Cheers!

International Duty Free_mimosa

Discover our champagne boxes here!

Holiday chocolate-dipped strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries are everyone’s favourite! And the good thing is you can easily make them at home for the Holidays.

What do you need?
  • A chocolate tablet of your favourite brand, discover our brands here
  • Strawberries
How to?

First rinse the strawberries and let them dry on paper towels. The strawberries must be dry before you continue. Melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Dip your strawberries in the chocolate and place them on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!

International Duty Free_dipped strawberries

Find out which technique Godiva’s Global Senior Chef Chocolatier David Funaro uses to make dipped strawberries here.

Happy Holidays!
International Duty Free

International Duty Free-Make A Wish
3Dec 2018

Brussels Airport and International Duty Free support Make-A-Wish with exclusive Christmas balls!

This holiday season, Brussels Airport and International Duty Free work together to make the dreams of ill children in Belgium come true. With the theme ‘Let’s make your holidays magic’ they want to use their international reach to make sure as many children as possible experience a magical Christmas this year.

Together, Brussels Airport and International Duty Free will sell 1 000 decorative Christmas ornaments. These Christmas balls will be for sale in a number of smaller stores, and from December 3rd they will also be available in the Walkthrough stores. They’ll be for sale for the entire month of December, until stocks last.

The Christmas trees in Brussels Airport will be decorated with these ornaments as well: the beautiful Christmas balls have the world depicted on them. Because as you know, from Brussels Airport, the world is at your fingertips! And we wish the whole world a magical end of 2018. By purchasing one of the Christmas balls, our customers support the Make-A-Wish foundation, bringing a smile to sick children’s faces by granting one of their deepest wishes. All together, we can make their holidays even more magical!

International Duty Free-parfum gift set
3Dec 2018

Shop your gift sets at the International Duty Free stores!

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? We have selected 5 gift sets for Christmas that are perfect to spoil your friends, family or loved ones. It might be hard to choose, as they are all an incredible value for money – you can’t go wrong with either of these options. And who knows, maybe there might be one for you under the Christmas tree as well?

Gift selections for her:

HUGO BOSS – THE SCENT (FOR HER)

BOSS The Scent For Her exudes feminine elegance and warmth. Fruity and floral honeyed peach and freesia combine at the top note, with a head-turning heart of osmanthus flower and a rich base note of roasted cocoa, creating a sophisticated yet light and delicate power. The gift set consists of: Eau de Parfum 50ml, perfumed body lotion 50ml, travel size The Scent For Her 7,4ml.

NUXE PRODIGIEUX/PRODIGIEUSE

Huile Prodigieuse® embodies everything that NUXE strives for in the field of care: a unique sensory experience, a natural formula, an unrivaled dry texture and an inimitable perfume, that form an unprecedented effect on both skin and hair. The gift set consists of: Crème Prodigieuse (anti-fatigue moisturizing cream), Huile Prodigieuse (multi-purpose dry oil), Prodigieux Huile de Douche (precious scented shower oil), Prodigieux Lait Parfumé (beautifying scented body lotion).

Gift selections for him:

ARMANI – ACQUA DI GIO

This aquatic, hyacinth fragrance opens with a splash of fresh, calabrian bergamot, neroli and green tangerine. Light, aquatic nuances mix with jasmine fragrance, crisp rock rose, rosemary, fruity persimmon and warm Indonesian patchouli to create a men’s fragrance that is both fresh and sensual. The gift set consists of: Eau de Toilette 100ml, body shampoo 75ml, after shave balm 75ml.

PACO RABANNE – 1 MILLION

An intoxicating, powerful blend which starts out fresh, and moves into a spicy leather accord. An arresting alchemy of full-on seduction. The gift set consists of: Eau de Toilette 100ml, shower gel 100ml, travel size 1 Million 5ml.

Gift selection for everyone:

L’OCCITANE – HAND CREAM COLLECTION

This limited edition collection of L’Occitane is made in collaboration with the trendy and poetic universe of the famous fashion house CASTELBAJAC Paris. The iconic hand cream collection of L’Occitane has, for this collaboration, been redesigned with a magical touch of CASTELBAJAC Paris. The gift set consists of: 3 hand creams with shea butter (Castelbajac Paris Shea Delightful Tealight Hand Cream, Castelbajac Paris Shea Hand Cream, Castelbajac Paris Shea Wonderful Rose Hand Cream) and 1 hand cream with almond oil (Castelbajac Paris Almond Delicious Hand Cream).

Shop these gift sets (and many more beautiful gift ideas for the holidays) at the International Duty Free stores!

International Duty Free-Gift Box-Saint Nicholas
29Nov 2018

Gift ideas for Saint Nicholas in The Gift Box – Brussels Airport!

From Belgian souvenirs to kids’ toys: The Gift Box offers a wide range of gifts for all ages. With the holiday of Saint Nicholas around the corner, IDF offers gift ideas for girls and boys of all ages!

For future jewelery designers, the Djeco box offers a beautiful assortment of pearls, to make necklaces and bracelets for yourself or to give as a present to mum. And because little girls always have a lot of stuff with them, the beautiful TOPModel bag with pink glitter effect (5 x 10 x 19 cm) is perfect for storing pencils and make-up items.

Which little boy did not dream of becoming a firefighter? With the Lego fire truck, children can imagine themselves as the fire-fighting hero, with two figurines (a boy and a girl) defying the flames with a full set or firefighting equipment: a fire extinguisher, a shovel, a saw, a water sprayer and an ax. The fire truck itself has an extending ladder, and there is also a spear and a barrel of oil to extinguish!

For the little boys who prefer to race, Playmobil Action has developed a radio-controlled car that works with the included Bluetooth remote control or a with a free downloadable app for your phone.

And let’s not forget the little ones: for them we have the beautiful, small, musical Anna-elephant, mady by Noukies. This smart toy can be attached anywhere (on the bed, the car seat, the pram …) thanks to the Velcro fastening. With her gentle melody, she calms your baby and helps him / her fall asleep.

Discover these gift ideas in The Gift Box at Terminal A & B.

Internationaldutyfree_champagneboxes
23Nov 2018

GIVE THE GIFT OF BUBBLES WITH OUR CHAMPAGNE BOXES

The holiday season is approaching, and we are stocking our stores with amazing gift ideas for you to spoil your loved ones in December!

If you pass by one of our International Duty Free stores in November, be sure to check out our champagne collection: the perfect present for your family or friends, or even your business contacts! A distinguished gift that is appreciated by everyone.

We have several renowned brands in our collection, and besides champagne bottles, you can also opt for our special champagne gift boxes:

Laurent-Perrier presents La Cuvée, a champagne of great finesse and a beautiful freshness obtained after a long ageing process – pure, fresh and elegant with a high proportion of Chardonnay. This exquisite champagne is sold in a gift set with two Laurent-Perrier champagne glasses, perfect to toast to the new year!

Moët & Chandon presents Brut Impérial and Rosé Impérial. The vibrant, elegant and alluring Impérial collection was created in 1869, and is distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity. The Brut Impérial has a palate of white fruits (pear, peach and apple), and a soft citrus finish with gooseberry nuances. The Rosé Impérial has a palate of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant) and a peachy, fresh finish with a menthol note.

Both versions will be sold in a Christmas-themed packaging and are ideal for food pairing, from the aperitif to the dessert! More information about their concept of ‘mood & food pairing’ can be found on their website: https://www.moet.com/mood_food/home.

Don’t forget to pick your favourite bottle(s) up the next time you pass by one of our IDF stores!

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