Sniffapalooza Diptyque Volutes Master Class! Saturday, August 4 in NYC!


Sniffapalooza has planned a sultry Summer sensory event to give you an incredible whiff of fragrance exploration on Saturday, August 4th in NYC! Our good friends at Diptyque have created something extraordinary for Sniffapalooza members – an exclusive Master Class and Avant-Premiere of the new collection at their elegant West Village boutique!

Join Diptyque’s wonderful Boutique Manager, Kerin Heckmann, on an extraordinary journey into the rich heritage and history of this venerable house. In a rare opportunity, Sniffapalooza will have the extreme privilege of avant-premiering Diptyque’s latest masterpieces, Volutes and the new Eau de Parfum Collection, before they are revealed to the rest of the country in October! Breakfast savories & cocktails will be served, and a special gift & purchase discount is waiting for all who attend.

Please click for further details and to register!


Methods & Madness: Multi-Sensory Dinner in NYC!


From our friend, Anne McClain, of MCMC Fragrances:

A few months ago, chef Tessa Liebman reached out to me as part of her Methods & Madness dinner series, in which she collaborates with makers and artists around the city to create a menu inspired by their work. I’m excited today to announce the dinner Tessa has created inspired by the work of MCMC Fragrances. Think oysters with beach plum jam on a bed of rose-scented seaweed a la MAINE, and jasmine confitted duck inspired by NOBLE. There are innovative coffee palate cleansers between each course by an expert barista, and wine is provided by Scribe Winery (thanks Jen!).

Come dine with us Sunday, July 29th at 6:30pm in the back room of Jo’s Restaurant in Nolita. Tickets are $125 and include four courses, wine, gratuity and a special take-home gift. Only 30 seats available. See you there!

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Join us in Lisbon!


We love fragrance, we love to travel, and we’re excited to announce our next journey abroad! This November, Sniffapalooza is going to explore the sights, scents and tastes of LISBON!

We’ll be taking a small group of 20 – 25 travelers along with us and we’ve got inside access to the world of Portuguese fragrance!

Saturday, November 10 — Saturday, November 17, 2012

Six nights accommodations at a charming hotel near the center of Lisbon, double occupancy (single occupancy available at an additional cost), private bath, A/C, Satellite TV, wireless high-speed internet access, swimming pool and sauna, breakfast each morning, five days of Private Motorcoach, including full-day and half-day trips with an English-speaking guide to a Welcome Dinner & Fado Show; City Tour with Wine Tasting at Fonseca Caves; Full-day Belem Tour with Entrance to Jeronimos Monastery and Vasco da Gama Tomb, Cloisters, Aquarium, Tropical Gardens, Baixa; Full-day Excursion to Cascais, Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros), Estoril; Ajuda Palace & Azulejo (Tile) Museum; sojourns to fragrance, soap, and candle factories, private visits to niche perfume boutiques, and lots of scented surprises! Includes all taxes & service fees, and airport transfers – all for the incredibly low price of under $1700.00!

(Price does not include airfare. Current non-stop round-trip rate from EWR/Newark to LIS/Lisbon is approximately $900.00. You may be able to use your frequent flyer miles and save $$!)

Please sign up on our Lisbon Travel list by clicking here, or on the Mailing List link above, and you’ll be among the first to get further info as it becomes available.

There’s no better way to see the world and we hope you will join us!

London Event: A Perfume Fit for a Queen


From our friends at Grossmith:

Grossmith’s Tribute of Fragrance: A Perfume Fit for a Queen
Tuesday 17 July, 18.15 – 19.45
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

In 1897 perfume makers Grossmith created a ‘Victorian bouquet’ in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Now Grossmith’s current owner, Simon Brooke, will tell all about this ‘rare collection of exotic odours culled from the flora of the British Empire’. You will also have the opportunity to smell Grossmith’s ‘remastered’ perfumes and to examine examples from their archive of heritage bottles, advertisements and perfume cards.

£12. Book online at or call us on 0844 482 7799.

Stanford Sensory Adventures: Polo Blue


Polo Blue Cologne, the fragrance for men by Ralph Lauren, was a big part of my freshman year experience at Stanford University. That year, I lived in a double in between two pairs of males and across the hall from another pair. I categorized them as the Computer Science boys, the Research boys, and the Country Club boys. They were all brilliant in their own way (especially the one neighbor who practiced intense substance abuse and killed me on every exam – so unfair). Because I recognized people by their personal smell, I harbored a distinct olfactory memory of each of them.