Last Thursday night, Alyssa Harad visited BookCourt in Brooklyn to read from her new book Coming to My Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure and an Unlikely Bride. Her reading was followed by discussion and drinks in a happy gathering of friends, readers, and perfume-lovers. Here are a few photos from the event.
Alyssa, about to pass around some of the fragrances mentioned in her book.
One of two cocktails mixed just for the evening’s events. “First Blush” included lychee-infused vodka and actual essences of tuberose and jasmine. (Stop by the Alchemologie blog for more details!)
Julianne Zaleta, the herbalist and aromatherapist who crafted these cocktails, serving her creations. You can also learn more about her projects at Herbal Alchemy.
Juliane’s cocktails were inspired by two scents from Aroma M, Maria McElroy’s niche fragrance line. Maria wore a wonderful vintage apron to take part in sharing her fragrances (and the matching cocktails) with guests.
Book signing! Alyssa with Marina of Perfume Smellin’ Things.
More fellow fragrance-lovers speaking with Alyssa.
Conversation with a backdrop of BookCourt’s outstanding book selection.
Fragrance, books, and friendship.
Images: all photographs by Tinsel Creation.