Tiffany & Co.

I had this entire post written in my head because I am — how you say? — a zjheeeenyus with wards — and then I woke up at 4am with one of my infamous sinus/migraine (snigraine?) situations and it all went to hell.  Sinuses are the devil’s work.  Sinuses need to evolve right on out of our bodies, like appendixes (appendices?) and wisdom teeth and whatnot.

OK so HERE is my brief, poorly written review of the new Tiffany scent, which I think rolled out in fall 2017 but didn’t show up at our Macy’s until a few weeks ago.

I love Tiffany.  Don’t you?  We actually have one near us and I like to go in there and smudge the glass with my nose, looking at the sparklies while the security guard follows me around.  It’s just a block from the Saks where I also pretty much never buy anything — they must really look forward to my visits…. where was I?

Oh yeah, Tiffany.  Which btw I always say just like that because somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind I have the message that calling it “Tiffany’s” is wrong… ugh, stay on track, March!  Anyway, I like the store, their boxes are a lovely shade of blue, the whole shebang is synonymous with luxe.  So how’d they do on the scent?

It’s …. pretty grand, actually, and I didn’t think I’d be writing that.  If it had come out five years ago I assume it would be bigger news, but everything sinks into the endless river of new releases, so.  Notes are mandarin orange, bergamot and lemon; iris, blackcurrant, peach and rose; patchouli and musk.

Yes, it’s technically a fruitchouli, and also I think clearly an effort to keep Tiffany relevant to the younger, post-recession set.  The opening is delightful, all citrusy sparkle, and the patch is pretty discreet.  Really the focus is on the iris, and overall the scent reminded me of another one… hmmmm…. what is it?

Then I went on Fragrantica and realized that, derp, the nose is Daniela Andrier, who was behind Prada Infusion d’Iris, which this conjures up, the iris part.  The Prada Iris is much more of a background scent, but Tiffany could easily be worn in the office, in my opinion.  And Andrier is also behind some other scents I love — like the Maison Margiela Untitled and Marni, which has the same kind of playfulness.  Those scents all have an overlap on the Venn diagram in my head — not too strong, not too serious, interesting to boot.  Good job, Tiffany.  My only quibble is the “for women” designation.  Anyone would smell good in this.


  1. I feel for you; I too used to get snigraines. I’ve gone through about 3 bottles of Iris Infusion and it’s certainly not the only fragrance I wear. The Tiffany sounds interesting…maybe!

  2. Oh, poor baby! Hope you are feeling better ASAP! I was tickled to see this Tiffany release.Many moons ago, a dear friend’s mother loved the original Tiffany scent and you could find it anywhere, so I kept her in samples easily. Then one day, poof! They pulled it back to only their jewelry stores, and I was reduced to going into the one in our big city, trying to look like a seriously moneyed buyer, to cadge samples for her, ha! Tried this new one not long ago, and I agree — it’s pretty nice! And thanks for the reminder of the Prada and the MMM Untitled — loved those, so off to get my samples now! Hang in there, sweetie!

  3. Ugh. “Snigraines” is the perfect word, and I’m sorry you’re suffering. And sinuses connect to everything — nose, throat, ears, eyes — so when it goes bad, it’s a big snafu.

  4. As I get older, I’m leaning towards “pretty” vs “interesting”. And if it’s suitable for the office, even though I no longer work in one, that’s an added bonus. Sounds like a quick trip into Macy’s is in order here soon for a sniff.

  5. I need to retest this. The first time I didn’t like it. But I love Daniela Andrier’s other creations. So sorry about the sigraine! Yuck.

  6. Chronic sinusitis here. Ugh. Disposible neti treatments are what I use. Tiffany & Co. was a real surprise to me too, I ended up loving it; I think it was one of the better commercial releases of last year.

  7. Snigraines. Glad to finally have an appropriate and vaguely humorous name for the bane of my existence. I’ve had sinus-triggered migraines forever and they suck more than just about anything. Not only do they make me a non-functional whimpering mess, they turn perfectly lovely scents into revolting whiffs of icy pain.
    I have no beef with pretty scents and have been side-eyeing the new Tiffany and wondering if it was worth my time. I’ll have to put it on my long list of things to get my nose on.

  8. WOW! I’m so glad to read this isn’t rubbish. I saw it the other day and walked past because I love Tiffany & Co but was worried they hadn’t thought this out properly.
    Glad they did.
    Get well March.
    Portia xx

  9. I get those Smigraines as well. Like having a railroad spike jammed into my forehead. One that was soaked in hot sauce. Sometimes if I’m really lucky I start puking. Oh the Glamour!

    Yes, it’s “Tiffany”. Don’t know how I knew this. I haven’t set foot in there in 20 years or more when I bought an FLW ceramic box.

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