What a fabulous adventure we had a Los Angeles Scentsation! first, I want to thank the fabulous Miss Anita for all the hard work she put in to making this a great day
I’d also like to thank, Luckyscent, Beautyhabit, Smell Bent and Opus Oils for hosting us and treating us like beloved friends come to visit. The hospitality was overwhelming and amazing – The mimosas and yummy snacks at Luckyscent; the amazing spread at Beautyhabit from Rock Chef Rolls (Hibiscus Tea that I went back for repeated refills); and the marzipan and violet wine at Opus Oils. Pampered and fussed over for hours is really a great way to spend the day. Oh, yeah, along with all the perfume sniffing!
The absolute icing on the cake was running around Los Angeles in a bus with Chinese writing on the side and OMG Productions on the back and a Chinese driver named Frank and the absolutely stunning and funny as hell Miss Portia entertaining us. I have a video or two of Portia that I might need to edit or I might just let fly as is without any profanity editing because, well, we’re grown-ups, including a false eyelash application lesson. Look for that in the future!
From beginning to end, it was so Perfume Posse. I loved meeting everyone that came, that’s always the best part. Talking here is great, but meeting in person is the best, and this was such a great group! I have so many thanks to give out for all the companies that contributed to the gift bags we gave out – Neela Vermeire, Ann Gerard, Providence Perfume, Olympic Orchids, Parfums Lalun, Strange Invisible Perfumes, Dior, Arquiste, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Amouage, as well as the many brands that contributed to gift bags at Luckyscent and Beautyhabit!
Thank you to everyone who played with us on Saturday, and I hope we do it again! Thoughts on the day? I think most people think Barney’s sucked, and I agree. They wouldn’t do anything for us, even a bottle of water and an organized presentation would have been nice – what’s up with that store, do they just not like to sell stuff? – so it made it a little chaotic. More time with Brent would have been great, and there are other smaller perfumes in the California area that would have been a better idea, but the travel to get to so many of them would have been tricky, I think we would have needed a central place to meet several of them. Yes?
I do have a couple of extra gift bags from the event, and I’d love to give them away to two lucky commenters! Have you ever gone to a perfume event? Do you want to? Should we do another one in Los Angeles next year? Or Chicago? Or, um, Paris? 🙂 I’ll draw two names of commenters at random to give a gift bag to!