Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? (From, “To Autumn,’ by John Keates) By the third week of August, I’m touched with a melancholic wistfulness for what-just-was, and for what is fading away so quickly: Summer. I can no longer discount the dwindling light of day, nor the muted sweaters that have <... >
The Soho Shop that Brings an Elegant Apothecary Experience to the Max
“Luxury in a New York minute” is how Soho located, MiN New York Apothecary & Atelier describes itself. As a New Yorker I must say, I do generally value my precious minutes, but the moment I step inside this treasure chest of European fragrances and grooming products I decide I’d like to stay awhile. The <... >
With the descent of the dog daze, the last thing I want is to be on the subway. The next-to-last thing I want, if forced to endure a subterranean commute, is to arrive at my destination smelling like, well, a dog.
New York City in the summer is hot, hot, hot! We’re on the subways next to strangers trying not to get too close.
When I think of tuberose, I expect my nose to be delighted by the sexy, heady, and heavy scent of well….tuberose. Piguet’s Fracas is always what comes to mind and by which I judge all others. Infusion de Tuberose by Prada, a follow up to Infusion d’Iris and Infusion d’Orange, is a soft, watery scent <... >
History. Fashion. Art. Fragrance. Love them all and so when they come together and collide in a celebration of past muses and current sensibilities I get a multisensory overload.
Every year, the Fragrance Foundation gives out their coveted FiFi Awards to companies and individuals who excel, and create the scents we all swoon for.
The Scent Marketing Institute estimates that about $50 million to $80 million was spent on scent marketing in 2006 and that the figure will reach almost $1 billion in the next decade.
Both fashionistas and fume heads – of which I’m both – have been waiting with excited anticipation of the release of the new Balenciaga Paris Perfume. Ever since news broke last year of this first licensing agreement with Coty, as well as the first Balenciaga fragrance created under the direction of designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, the fashion and <... >
One could write tomes about the history of perfume, and Gerald Ghislain, considers himself not only a perfumer, but a story teller who loves to tell stories on people’s skin.