It’s that time of year…when holiday specials start appearing on television. As least we’re not bombarded by “star-studded” Christmas variety-shows as frequently as we were in the 1970s-80s. I recently wrote a run-down of a few of the most memorable examples of that genre. You can read it here.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about my visit to the “Sensorium” organized by Sephora and Firminich in 2011. Here’s another photograph from that event, showing four vintage perfume bottles: one from Guerlain (Coque d’Or, in the front), one from Hattie Carnegie (in the rear), and two from Elsa Schiaparelli (Zut on the left, Shocking on the right). These bottles matched their fragrances and their brands so well. I think many of us miss seeing that kind of attention to detail today!
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Pink Haze, the newest perfume from Brooklyn’s own House of Cherry Bomb. You can read it here.
You might have noticed that I’ve been looking forward to Guerlain’s launch of its new-and-improved KissKiss lipsticks, officially known as KissKiss Shaping Lip Cream Colour. Maybe it’s just because I have extra time on my hands right now, but I’m fascinated by all things Guerlain (even more than usual) and I’ve been stalking photos of these lipsticks on foreign beauty blogs. They arrived at American department stores about two weeks ago, with new shades and new (black!) packaging.
Image: “Friends over on the Fourth,” illustration by John Gannam for the Brewers Foundation, 1955.