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.