Hey, a post on Saturday!!
I forgot to put up the winner of the MDCI samples this week. And I decided to give away three sets of samples. The winners are: Amy K, Fragrant Funster and Nina. Just hit the Contact Us button on the left and send me your address to get your samples!
Etat Libres are at Bendel’s! Call Gerard at 212-247-1100 (main number, ask for him in Perfumes), and he can set you up with any bottles you like. They also have candles, and one of them translates to Boots and Whips, and as Gerard was reading me the descriptions for all three of them, I felt myself breathing hard and a small drop of sweat was running down my bosom…. Lord, it was like a bodice ripper, only more porny! Now, I know some of you have objections to these because of the ludicrous names, but the names just crack me up. In a world full of perfume releases, it is hard to get attention, and these guys certainly picked names that have started buzz, both good and bad. Does that matter? Any buzz is good buzz. Exhibit A is Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. I see people panning it over and over and over, but it is flying off the shelves from just the buzz, and part of the buzz is from the name, which sounds exotic and rich and a little, well, hot!
I’ve got the Etat Libres coming to my little sample/decant store, and I’m offering a limited time special for 1 ml ($27) or 2.5 ml ($55) set of each of the 11 scents at Fragrant Fripperies. It’s only good until Monday at 5 p.m., and I’ll be sending out those sample sets no later than 1/31/07. I’m not going to do too many more announcements on my decant/sample thing here just because I like to keep them separated, so if you want to know about special deals, just sign up for my newsletter (a link is on the Fragrant Fripperies site).