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Retail Sniffage: an Insider Q&A (and a giveaway!)

Retail Sniffage: an Insider Q&A (and a giveaway!)

By necessity a huge amount of my earliest perfume sampling was at department stores. I learned quickly to offer sales associates a friendly-but-firm just browsing, thanks!, which seemed prudent, particularly in places that are commission-driven and they’ll stalk you like hyenas across the Sahara, waiting to see if your credit-card The rest, please…

Let's Have Tea!  Annick Goutal L’Ile au Thé, and others.

Let’s Have Tea! Annick Goutal L’Ile au Thé, and others.

  By March Tea fragrances are a delight – perfect this time of year, just when it’s getting warm outside, and well into the summer.  I know we’ve covered tea before, but there’s always time for tea.  Here are some random thoughts, beginning with the inspiration for today’s ramble:  Annick The rest, please…

Who Needs Cheap Perfume....

Who Needs Cheap Perfume….

if we’re all walking around smelling like Axe and dryer sheets?  Here’s a Washington Post article today talking about the drop in mass market fragrance sales.  “Modern Life Smells so Good It’s Killing the Cheap Perfume Industry.” Like this:Like Loading…

If not now, when?

If not now, when?

By March When writing my Annick Goutal ramble last week, I read up a little on the house and Annick Goutal herself. There are a number of interviews with Camille Goutal (Annick’s younger daughter) discussing her role in the company after her mother’s death in 1999. The interviews often include The rest, please…

Linda Rodin on her fragrance, Bis, and Unisex Scents

Linda Rodin on her fragrance, Bis, and Unisex Scents

Here’s an interview with Linda Rodin in Fashionista, discussing Bis, the scent inspired by her mother (created with David Moltz of D.S. & Durga), her thoughts on unisex scents, the first fragrance she wore, and the sale of her line to Estee Lauder.   Like this:Like Loading…

My Interminable Nattering About Annick Goutal

My Interminable Nattering About Annick Goutal

By March It must have been twenty years ago, at least, but I can remember it in such detail – one of those summer sunsets that made it clear why New Mexico’s called the Land of Enchantment. There’d been a storm earlier, and the air was filled with familiar scents The rest, please…

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