Fragrance Giveaway: Rouge Bunny Rouge Perfume Samples (U.S. only)


WHY: The Rouge Bunny Rouge line of cosmetics and fragrance is becoming more widely available in the United States, and I have some perfume samples to share. (Only in the United States, however—sorry, foreign friends!)

WHAT: New sample vials (2.5 ml each) of four Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrances: Vespers, Chatoyant, Incantation, and Lilt. These are spray-atomizer samples, which makes them even nicer to use, in my opinion! The cards list the notes for each fragrance.

HOW: For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me that you live in the United States. Be sure to use the “Post a reply” box to create a new comment; do not reply to a previous comment!…

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Schiaparelli Auction at Christie’s Paris


Last week, on January 23rd, Christie’s held an auction of Elsa Schiaparelli’s personal possessions at its Paris location. You can read a bit about the auction and see some images here, at the Christie’s website. If you’re anything of a Schiaparelli fan, you’ll enjoy the pictures and you’ll probably wish you could have seen the objects in person (and maybe purchased a little something!).

Let’s go fantasy-shopping! Here are just a few of my favorite listings in the auction catalogue…

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Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Bag Event, January 2014… *Updated* with Photo

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A quick announcement: Bergdorf Goodman will be holding its semi-annual “Be Beautiful” Beauty Bag Event from January 20th through February 2nd, 2014. With your beauty purchase of $225 or more, you will receive a gift-with-purchase: a bag filled with samples of the latest products in fragrance, skincare, and color.

UPDATE, January 17: Here is a photo of the BG gift bag…

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It includes samples from Amore Pacific, Ivo Pitanguy, Cloud Nine, Kate Somerville, Kilian, Lancer, La Prairie, Laura Mercier, Napoleon Perdis, Natura Bisse, Orlane, Philip B, Restorsea, Sensai, Sisley, Sulwhasoo, Supersmile.

Images: photo of Bergdorf holiday window by Tinsel Creation; gift bag photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.

Preview: Diptyque Candles for Holiday 2013


Today I was able to preview Diptyque’s limited edition candles for the 2013 holiday season. The Madison Avenue boutique was offering them just for two days; they’ll return, for the full holiday season (until they run out!), in November.

This year, the candles’ glass containers are gilded over their coloring, which gives them an added luminosity when they’re lit. The oval decals have delicate gilt motifs inspired, reportedly, by the art of Gustav Klimt as well as The Arabian Nights.

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