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


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


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!)

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.