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.

What A Weekend!

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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!

Sniffapalooza Travels: London

With thoughts of peace for our friends in London, and beautiful memories of our 2009 journey.

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Sniffapalooza London Itinerary

Sunday, July 5
Arrive in London
Relax and Refresh
Informal neighborhood touring, museums
Assemble for group dinner in hotel lobby

Monday, July 6
9:30 am – 11:00 am –  Les Senteurs with Basenotes
11:00 am– 12:30pm – Double Decker Bus Tour with Basenotes Community
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Selfridges – Seminar with Michael Boadi – Boadicea the Victorious
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Content/Wellbeing – Scent Systems
6:00 pm –  7:30 pm – Cath Collins @ OKA Showroom

Tuesday, July 7
10:00 am – 12 noon – Liberty of London -Historical Tour & Reception
1:00pm – 4:30 pm  – Miller Harris  –  Meet Lyn Harris at her lab
4:30pm – 5:30 pm – Ormonde Jayne – Meet Linda Pilkington

Wednesday, July 8
9:00 am – 10:00am – Jo Malone – Fragrance Workshop & Hand Massages
11:00am – 1:00pm – Meet Roja Dove @ Harrods – History of Fragrance Seminar
3:00pm  – 5:00 pm – Al Qurashi – Discover the Oudhs

Thursday, July 9
10:00 am – 12 noon – Harvey Nichols – Fragrance Marketing Session
12:30 pm – 1:30pm – Amanda Lacey – Spa Fragrances
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Clive Christian – Tea @ Fortnum & Mason  with Victoria Christian
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Penhaligon’s – Meet Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm  – B Never Too Busy to Be Beautiful – Meet Pia Long

Friday, July 10
8:30am departure – Norfolk Lavender Farm – FULL DAY TRIP – Private Motorcoach

Saturday, July 11
Visit local museums, shop, pack.
Depart for Heathrow Airport. Cheerio!

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Michael Boadi @ Selfridges

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Linda Pilkington @ Ormonde Jayne
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Jo Malone

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Roja Dove @ Harrods

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Al Qurashi

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Victoria Christian @ Fortnum & Mason

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Bertrand Duchaufour @ Penhaligons
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Pia Long @ B Never Too Busy…

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