Sniffapalooza Giveaway: Houbigant Master Class Gift Bag!

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Here’s your chance to win your very own Houbigant Special-Edition Master Class Gift Bag!

Included in the golden pouch are …..

  • Quelques Fleurs L’Original
  • Quelques Fleurs Royale
  • Fougere Royale
  • 10 Corso Como
  • 10 Corso Como Uomo
  • Match Race
  • Duc de Vervins

To enter, just leave a comment below and tell us which of the sample fragrances you’d  try first. One random winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Sniffapalooza’s Houbigant Special-Edition Master Class

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Tucked away in the corner of Bergdorf’s Beauty & Fragrance Department lies the chic and elegant Goodman’s Cafe. This past weekend, close to 50 fragrance enthusiasts from around the world gathered there for a very special breakfast and Sniffapalooza Master Class with the esteemed perfume house of Houbigant. Founded in 1775, Houbigant was the perfumer to Napoleon, Marie Antoinette and Queen Victoria. Now owned by the Perris family, siblings Gian Luca and Elisabetta presented the history of company and took us on a scented journey through each of their iconic fragrances. Fougere Royale (1882) was the first fragrance created from an idea – to recreate the scent of forest ferns. Notes of Bergamot, Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Oak Moss, and Coumarin (isolated from the Tonka Bean – a revolutionary accomplishment!) combined to establish Fougere Royale as the first fragrance in modern perfumery.

Houbigant Special-Edition Master Class! Saturday, June 16 in NYC!

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Please join us as we enter the rare and luxurious world of Houbigant for a Special-Edition Master Class on Saturday, June 16, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. We will convene at one of the world’s most elegant emporiums – BERGDORF GOODMAN for a private breakfast at Goodman’s Cafe on the Beauty Level.  And much more than a Master Class, our event is also a highly exclusive premiere of the first new fragrance worthy of the name Houbigant in 50 years – the spectacular Oranger En Fleurs!  Click for further details and to register!

Diamond Jubilee

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I’m slightly obsessed with the Diamond Jubilee festivities happening now across the pond.  I’ve been following the covered events, both televised and online. In a spare moment, I can be found searching Twitter and Instagram for #DiamondJubilee tagged photos.

How exciting to see the flotilla of 1,000 boats sailing down the River Thames. Just a few weeks ago my hubby and I walked over the Millennium Bridge, crossing the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Tate Modern. If only we had planned our trip abroad for this week instead…

Several fragrance houses have joined in the excitement by creating perfumes commemorating this rare occasion (the last Diamond Jubilee celebration occurred back in 1897 for Queen Victoria!)