We’re in the steel gray days of Winter. Yet as the temperatures drop, my spirits go up because my luxe sweaters and snugly blankets no longer hibernate in storage. I’ve had a decadent few weeks, without a thicker waistline, experiencing fragrances from luxury niche perfumers that pair splendidly with my cold weather essentials. Dawn Spencer <... >
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.