Throwback Thursday: Vintage Perfume Bottles

sensorium bottles

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!

Quick Reads: Tilda Swinton in GQ

tilda swinton gq

I met Tilda Swinton in person once, four years ago. She was making a personal appearance at Henri Bendel in New York to mark the launch of Like This, her fragrance collaboration with Etat Libre d’Orange. You can read my brief post about that event here. I ended up getting a nasty e-mail from Bendel, which wasn’t happy about something I said in the “comments” section. All in all, though, the experience was a thrill, and Bendel doesn’t even sell fragrance anymore, so that’s all water under the bridge.

Where was I? Oh, yes. Tilda Swinton was just as preternatually beautiful in person as she is in photographs, and she radiates intelligence and wit and warmth. All of those qualities come through in her recent interview with, of all things, GQ. You can read it here. Spritz on some Like This and enjoy.

Product Review: MAC Pressed Pigment in Nostalgia (Heirloom Mix Collection)

mac nostalgia box

As I mentioned in my recent round-up of November favorites, lately I’ve been gravitating towards beauty products with a bit of sparkle. They lift my mood, at a time of year when I tend to be somewhat grumpy (more so than ever this year! yay!) and they work well for day-to-evening situations when holiday parties start to pop up on the calendar…