Fragrance aficionados take note, the annual Sniffapalooza Fall Ball takes places next weekend in NYC, and you don’t want to miss it. It’s a two day sniffing fest of the latest and the greatest scents. It’s most certainly an experience you can’t get on your own and includes the opportunity to meet many of the people involved in creating perfume and getting the inside scoop. And oh yeah, you’ll get lots of sweet smelling free samples. Saturday is the uptown day, and Sunday is freewheeling downtown. Sign up for one day or both, we highly recommend both. It’s a scentsational event like no other you’ve ever had.
Saturday starts at Bergdorf Goodman at 10:00AM where you’ll see all the latest offerings from outstanding perfume houses such as Roja Dove, By Kilian, Tom Ford, Jo Malone, and other great brands. All attendees will get a Bergdorf’s swag bag filled with wonderful samples for your olfactory pleasures and a chance to enter a raffle for an incredible basket of fine fragrances. After Bergdorf’s there’s lunch (including wine) at the fabulous Brasserie 81/2 with fun and insightful presentations including the famous perfume critic Chandler Burr, and you’ll get another swag bag filled with even more samples. Afterwards, the group will head up to the newest Molton Brown boutique for a private viewing of their latest offerings (oud and gold anyone?) a token gift from the company and super GWP (gift with purchase). From there we’ll head to Sak’s Fifth Ave for a Master Class with Carven Parfums. Alton Suggs of Carven will take the group through the history of this iconic fashion and fragrance label and highlight some of their masterpieces such as “Ma Griffe” and show us the newest creations, and even a sneak sniff of their soon to be released men’s scent. Of course they’ll be more refreshments, samples and a special GWP not available to anyone but the Sniffa group.
Sunday starts off with a light breakfast at Osswald, Soho’s newest, hippest fragrance and beauty boutique. Meet Carlos Huber of Arquiste and other perfumers and learn about some exciting indie and European brands you may not be familiar with and not sold anywhere else. From there, head to the Scentarium and learn how you can create your own bespoke scent. Afterwards, there’s lunch Italian style with wine at La Mela, and more wonderful speakers. After lunch, you’ll spend the afternoon at your own pace visiting shops such as Le Labo, Atelier Colognes and others that will greet you with open arms, and ready to give you more sniffs and gifts and even custom engrave your purchases.
This is a don’t miss experience that you could never get on your own. Karen Dubin and Karen Adams, aka Team Karen, have spent months putting together an over-the-top event that no one else could create. You’ll sniff, learn, eat, drink, shop, get swag, make new friends and have an olfactory experience like no other. As Team Karen says: Viva La Sniffa, Baby!