Join us in Chicago this fall for an incredible, decadent day of fragrance and the Universe´s favorite food: CHOCOLATE!
Patty and March from Perfume Posse will be with us as we spritz, sniff and sample our way through some of Chicago´s finest fragrance departments and boutiques, with many stops to sample chocolate, throughout the day!
Special Guests: Neil Morris!! Liz Zorn!!! They´ll both be at the Event to showcase their magnificent fragrance lines. Times and places to be determined.
This informal gathering on Saturday, September 13 (or 20), will feature stops at L´Artisan, Chanel, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman-Marcus, CO Bigelow, Nordstrom — and more.
OKAY, PEOPLE – we need your feedback, do you have a preference between Sept. 13 and 20? For your information, the NYC Sniffapalooza is tentatively scheduled for the end of October, so you can do both.
Some of the perfumes we´ll explore include:
Creed, Caron, Hanae Mori, Chanel Les Exclusifs, Hermes, Amouage, Keiko Mecheri, Parfums Delrae, Guerlain, Frederick Malle, Serge Lutens
And don´t forget CHOCOLATE! We´ll pause for lunch at foodlife®, where we will enjoy a special perfume presentation! foodlife® is a global culinary experience, with lots of food options and an incredible dessert bar! And if that´s not enough CHOCOLATE for you, we´ll visit the charming Sarah´s on Oak Street, as well as Ethel´s Chocolate Lounge in the Nordstrom building.
For the serious chocolate addict there are other fun destinations like Ghirardelli´s and Hershey´s on the Water Tower Square….then it´s on to more perfume!
This event is for anyone who is interested in learning more about perfume…or just wants to enjoy a scented, chocolatey weekend with friends! Everyone is welcome but we do need an RSVP to make decisions about how much space we need for certain events. Please contact us via email: chicocoascentsation (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve your lunch and event space. We will be providing a detailed itinerary as we get closer to the date but please note that this really is an informal event, not a forced march – you choose the shops you want to visit and the lines you want to sample and you can catch up with us anywhere during the day. Don´t forget: space must be reserved if you wish to be included in our lunch seating and perfume presentation. RSVP attendees will also be included in our great giveaway drawings. We´re also planning a blind fragrance swap among registered guests – bring a wrapped bottle of perfume (slightly used is okay) to swap!
There will also be perfume opportunities off Michigan Avenue on Sunday, 14/21 September, as well as some interesting non-perfume options.
Saturday´s event will be a walking event from Oak Street to the Michigan Avenue Bridge, so watch those stilettos! – for those with physical considerations, we will be happy to try to accommodate your requirements. All events will have some seating and every store/boutique we will visit will be less than a 5 minute cab ride to our next destination.
For more information please watch this space.
Date: 13 September 2008 OR 20 September 2008
Time: 10a – 6p with possible fun n frolic after the Tour
Meet at: 900 N. Michigan Avenue Lobby (Michigan and Delaware)
Cost: There will be a nominal charge to cover events, possibly including a get-together on Friday night and/or brunch Sunday. We will finalize and announce the cost ASAP.
Meals: We will be offering a perfume presentation at foodlife® on Saturday in the Water Tower Place; lunch is an individual mealcard/pay, reservations are necessary. Please RSVP to: chicocoascentsation (at) gmail (dot) com
Fun: You betcha!
There is now a Chi-Cocoa Scentsation Forum in the Message Board link in the upper left column. Here is another link to the Message Board. We´ll be posting this and further notices in there, and you can use the message board to troll for potential roommates, travel companions, etc. We´ll make announcements on here and then post them on the Scentsation Forum.
Contact/RSVP email: chicocoascentsation (at) gmail (dot) com
Special thanks to Musette, Shelley and other volunteers for making this happen!
Hotel Info: Here are some suggestions for lodgings on and near the Mag Mile. Anyone with any other hotel information, please feel free to share it with the Posse and any/all attendees. All of these are within walking distance of either the beginning or the end of our Day.
North end of Mag Mile:
The Drake Hotel www.thedrakehotel.com
The Four Seasons www.fourseasons.com
The Whitehall www.thewhitehallhotel.com
The Tremont www.starwoodhotels.com
The Westin Michigan Avenue
The Park Hyatt www.parkchicago.hyatt.com
Mid-Mag Mile (several hotels just off Mich Ave):
Allerton Hotel www.thealltertonhotel.com
Guest Quarters www.clubquarters.com
The James www.jameshotels.com
Embassy Suites www.suiteschicago.com
Mariott (Nordstrom´s building) www.mariott.com
Hotel Sax (Marina City) hotelsaxchicago.com (formerly House of Blues)
Across the Bridge: