Santa Maria Novella in Soho’s historic Puck Building offers an exquisite array of traditional northern Italian perfumes, and in scents that evoke the timeless elegance of Florence. Crafted to be the most sublime fragrances in the world, and presented in iconic keepsake glass bottles with gold tops, the Eau De Cologne collection encompasses unusual scents <... >
Question: What do you do if you’re a perfumer and the store that’s been successfully selling your two fragrances closes? Answer: If you’re the talented Sarah Barton King, you launch a third one, wish upon a star and hope for the best. While it’s certainly not the recommendation one’s accountant would give, have you ever <... >
Perfume is a Siren’s call, or perhaps a sign of someone’s inner self. The seductress wears a heady tuberose, while the nonconformist wears a waft of leather and cigarettes. The lady wears a delicate floral, while the flirt wears a candy-coated burst of violets. And the secret keeper wears a mysterious oriental, while the classicist <... >
In the time my boyfriend Adam & I have been together, I’ve known him to wear exactly two different colognes. And while his current favored scent, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, has been great for the last three years, I thought I would give him something new for Christmas. Just in time for gift giving season <... >
While fragrance is a traditional gift, we’ve sniffed about all over the universe to find some great ones for you to give her. And shhh…..you don’t have to tell her that we did all the work for you! Start the day with Hazelnut Espresso, end it with Hot Buttered Rum and sometime in-between enjoy a <... >
Mass market fragrance certainly is …nice. It’s a pleasant, mostly non-offensive affair that prefers to blend into the crowd. Never one to be too risky, bold, or expressive, mass avoids the eccentric and the left of center and instead plays it safe. From one scent to the next, much of mass fragrance can become virtually <... >
A loving re-worked version of the 1950′s perfume Calypso, from Robert Piguet, doesn’t disappoint. Perfumer Aurelien Guichard pays respect to the classic and lovingly recreates the extinct vintage scent. This is no shrinking violet and is pure seduction and power. Opening notes of geranium and mandarin settle in and get to the heart of rose <... >
If we were to tell you that you could enjoy milk chocolate, birthday cake, or an orange creamsicle without gaining a single ounce, would you believe us?
Washington Square Park always had a special draw. I loved watching the chess players, street musicians and listening to the old people telling us kids’ stories about the park long ago.
Along with personally giving me a brand new mesmerizing perfume that I’ve been practically bathing in, Womanity by Thierry Mugler is giving back to others. Oh wait…. I AM bathing in it… constantly, and now you can too. The new fragrance, launched this summer, is causing quite the buzz. Its unusual notes of fig, caviar <... >
“Another way to take up more space is with perfume,” once remarked silver haired pop prince Andy Warhol, who would have a lifelong passion for celebrities, fame, and the art of smelling good. Even when he passed away at age 58 in 1987, he was buried with a bottle of Estee Lauder’s Beautiful. Today, the <... >
Picture a twinkling-eyed baby with soft peaches and cream skin, cooing as mommy carefully wraps her bundle of joy in a silky blanket. The soothing scents of blooming lavender for naptime, ivory white powder easing little bottoms and warm milk easily relaxes nerves anytime of the day. It’s no wonder that even into adulthood, women <... >
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.