Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Posse folks! Speaking of, I got kind of a nice little early Mother’s Day present last week. Imagine my utter delight and surprise when on a trip to Atlanta, I saw the familiar colors and logos of the Frederic Malle line in Neiman Marcus. Well, hallelujah, and it’s about time!!
Neiman’s has offered this line online for several years now, but not carried it in many of its brick-and-mortar doors so folks could actually sniff the fragrances for themselves. And it’s too expensive a line to just go blind buying it (which is where fragrance decant services like Surrender to Chance are a godsend).
The entire Frederic Malle product line wasn’t there but it was represented pretty substantially, with all the heavy hitters present. An additional treat: One of the SAs was burning the Joyeux Noel candle, which was lovely, as I’d never experienced it before. Someone there was telling me that the Neiman’s in Atlanta was one of just a few to actually carry the line in-store, for which I was extremely grateful. I guess a wider distribution is at least one good thing to come out of the Lauder buyout of the line.
The Southeast region of the U.S. has often tended to be underserved when it comes to certain niche fragrances available for live sniffing, as there is no Barney’s New York store between Chicago and South Florida, and Frederic Malle boutiques are even harder to come by. Although I’m happy to report that things are changing, especially at Neiman’s, which over the past few years has gotten in lines such as Byredo, YSL’s expanded perfume line and Roja Dove (which Saks now has online as well). Fragrance lovers in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, the Carolinas and northern Florida now have a better opportunity to experience these great scents.
What perfume line do you wish a store near you would start carrying?