I’m a second-generation Betsey Johnson customer—my mother wore Johnson’s original Alley Cat line, and my own attachment to the designer’s stretchy floral-print miniskirts, lacy tops, and corset-waisted frocks began twenty years later. I started wearing Johnson’s designs when I was sixteen, and I still haven’t quite stopped…
Image: Charles of the Ritz ad from The New Yorker, February 8, 1946, via Vintage Ad Browser.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a fragrance review of Rose de Grasse from Aerin. You can read it here.
Last week I posted about my visit to Club Clio, the new Korean beauty store near Manhattan’s Union Square. On my second visit, I had a nice chat with a sales associate named Aeri Moon, and she helped me select a product or two. Since eyeliners seem to be a special area of expertise for the Club Clio brands, we picked out a liner that would work for me: Clio Waterproof Pencil Liner in a shade called Kill Brown…
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Rose Privée, the newest fragrance from L’Artisan Parfumeur. You can read it here.
Image via L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Facebook page.
Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that Now Smell This went “live” on the internet. I can still remember sitting at my computer in the living room of my apartment in Hoboken, reading that Robin had started a blog all about perfume…
I do try to stay up-to-date with New York’s beauty and fragrance retail news, but it’s a lot to keep track of, and sometimes I don’t know about something until I literally walk right past it on the street.
This Club Clio boutique opened on 14th Street, near Union Square, just last week. I stopped in and took a few photos while I browsed… Continue reading