Fragrance Exhibition Review: “The Art of Scent” on Now Smell This

My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of the exhibition “The Art of Scent 1889-2012.” You can read it here.


Thanksgiving Day

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are today.

Image: Carl van Vechten, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1945, via Museum of the City of New York.

Bergdorf Goodman Winter 2012 Beauty Event: November 23 – December 2

I just received this mailing for Bergdorf Goodman’s latest beauty promotion, taking place from Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 2, 2012.

Rather than single, department-wide “gift with purchase” bag, this is a week of promotions at individual counters around Bergdorf’s beauty floor. Many of the major brands seem to be participating…

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My Back Pages: Perfume in The Preppy Handbook

Looking back, I still don’t completely understand my teenage obsession with The Official Preppy Handbook.  I purchased a copy of this novelty bestseller (published in 1980) from a remainder bin in some bookstore, and I read and re-read sections of it until many bits were committed to memory.

I was (and am) not a “prep,” either in background or in personal style, but I was fascinated by this volume. And, looking back, I’m noticing a perfume reference that probably stayed lodged in my subconscious with all the other commentaries on colleges, clothing, and country clubs.

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