Have you read The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu? If you haven’t, and if you’re a perfume-lover yourself, you should seek it out.
Denyse will be visiting New York on the occasion of the United States publication of her book, and she will be signing copies at Aedes de Venustas on Friday, March 22nd. If you’re located in the New York City area and you’re interested in attending, you can send an RSVP e-mail to email@example.com.
You can also visit Denyse’s fragrance blog, Grain de Musc, for further information and related reading.
As you may know if you’ve ever read my perfume reviews and shopping reports on Now Smell This, I love rose fragrances and I love shopping at Aedes de Venustas in New York. Naturally, I’m looking forward to stopping by Aedes sometime between February 12th and 14th, to “experience an enchanting display of rare roses”—the shop is always decorated with the most beautiful floral arrangements, so this should be extra-special!—and to “get a taste of Genova’s old-world confectionary Pietro Romanengo’s rose drops.”
Aedes is also offering “complimentary floral gift wrap (a $19.50 value) with any purchase starting at $120,” so if you’re a New Yorker and you’re planning on giving someone perfume for Valentine’s Day, this is something good to know!
Aedes de Venustas is located at 9 Christopher Street in Manhattan; visit the Aedes website here.
I just received a Bergdorf Goodman catalogue with details about the store’s upcoming winter beauty event. From Monday, January 14 through Sunday, January 27, shoppers who make a purchase of $200 or more on the Beauty Level will receive “a couture cosmetics bag filled with deluxe-sized must-haves of the season.”
The brands included in this gift bag include A Dozen Roses, AmorePacific, Antica Farmacista, Chantecaille, Ivo Pitanguy, Sensai by Kanebo, Kaplan MD, Kate Somerville, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Natura Bisse, Orlane, Restoresea, ReVive, Sulwhasoo, Tata Harper, and Tom Ford.
Last Saturday I paid a visit to the “Craftacular” gift fair organized and sponsored by BUST Magazine. It only ran two days, and I’m glad I made the trip. I had intended to do some early Christmas shopping. Inevitably, I ended up doing plenty of goggling at things I wouldn’t mind owning myself. Here are five vendors that made an impression on me… Continue reading
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of the exhibition “The Art of Scent 1889-2012.” You can read it here.