Perfumers in the Limelight


It was quite a delight this morning to find an email from Aedes in my inbox, announcing the new conceptual Play Series from Comme des Garçons. I clicked on the winsome bottles – all googly eyes and hearts  – and was instantly whisked to the page where I could read a brief overview of the trio, learn all of their scent notes, and discover the identity of the perfumer – Antoine Maisondieu – who has been a favorite since we met him at the Givaudan labs during our Sniffapalooza trip to Paris several summers ago.


Sniffapalooza at the FiFi Awards!


Though the evening was damp and dreary, the stars were shining brightly at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center for the 40th Annual FiFi Awards! Jane Lynch deftly hosted with her smart sense of humor, honoring the accomplishments of the fragrance industry. Celebrity presenters included Carol Alt, Sam Champion, Tyson Chandler, Philippe Cousteau, Mariska Hargitay, Chaka Khan, Josh Groban, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Navayne, Nicole Richie, Jessica Stam and Martha Stewart.

And the winning fragrances are…

Sniffapalooza FiFi Fragrance Hall of Fame – The Votes Are In!


We were honored to welcome Mary Ellen Lapsansky, Terry Molnar, and Lyn Leigh of The Fragrance Foundation to our Sniffapalooza Spring Fling Luncheon earlier this month. They were a big part of our luncheon presentation, informing us about the FiFi Consumer Voting, the FiFi Charity Auction, and purchasing tickets to the FiFi Awards.

And just for fun, each attendee got to cast a vote for our very own Sniffapalooza Fragrance Hall of Fame Award!

The ballots were counted and our winners are…

#JaneSmells – 2012 FiFi Awards Ultimate Fragrance Give-Away Package


From our friends at The Fragrance Foundation:

It’s The 40th Anniversary of the FiFi Awards and The Fragrance Foundation is celebrating with a little help from host Jane Lynch, and all you lovers of fragrance.  Here’s your chance to walk away with a fabulous new scent wardrobe. All you need to do to win is uncover what #JaneSmells.

Sniffapalooza Giveaway: Spring Fling Lunch Loot!


Here’s your chance to win your very own Spring Fling Lunch Loot!

Included in our BIG Sniffapalooza tote bag are samples from:

  • Kate Walsh Billionaire Boyfriend
  • Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere
  • Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic
  • Nautica Aqua Rush
  • FRUEII Notecard
  • Trendincite Stationery Supplies
  • Tom Ford Violet Blonde
  • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
  • Beyonce Pulse
  • Spadaro Fragrance Sampler
  • Providence Perfume Co. Sampler

And we might even include a few other surprise goodies :-)

To enter, leave a comment below and tell us which scent sample you’d most like to try.

What A Weekend!


While Team Karen recovers from the whirlwind weekend of scentsory discovery that is Sniffapalooza Spring Fling, you can read a few great blogger recaps (we’ll post more as we see them!)

Here are some photo highlights of Sweet 16 Sniffapalooza.Check back soon for our Lunch Loot tote bag giveaway!

Cast Your Vote


From our friends at The Fragrance Foundation:

“Which 2012 fragrance masterpiece captured your heart? Who do you think is the most deserving of the best of the best in 2012 Fragrance of the Year honors? The winning fragrance will be recognized as a true Consumer’s Choice, receiving this Grand Prix Award at the 40th Annual FiFi Awards’ Ceremony held on May 21st at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

Voting officially opens at 12:01am, Thursday May 3rd and continues through to Midnight EST, Tuesday May 15th. Click the voting link here to start voting.  Good luck to all of this year’s nominees.”

The 2012 FiFi Consumers’ Choice Awards Nominees