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Two Innovative Exhibitions in NYC

09 Aug 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Events and Interviews

On August 15 and 16, the bi-annualElements Showcase promises an innovative look at the niche/indie perfume world. Highlights include: over 60 exhibitors, a forum on fragrance as a design discipline, and three interactive installations. I am looking forward to perfume No.1 Beau-Bow created for Six-Scents…

Malin+Goetz: Shared Simplicity

02 Jul 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

It was early evening when I arrived at Borough Hall, as I walked toward my destination, Brooklyn’s landscape seemed different. Passing by City Hall, the sky seemed exceptionally close and the clouds were moving furiously; trees formed canopies overhead; lighting fixtures glowed inside long brownstone…

Snapshot 2: Dad and Acqua di Cuba

19 Jun 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots

Today, I find myself thinking about Mint Juleps, especially the ones I made for my father. First I would prepare the simple syrup, then muddle the mint and add it to the syrup to create an infusion. Let it sit a bit. Pour the bourbon…

Annick Goutal Tubereuse, a memory

23 May 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When I swim underwater, I like to see how far I can swim without coming up for air. Surrounded by water, I close my eyes and can easily imagine the edge of my body pushing out beyond itself. The outside world becomes muffled. Wearing AnnickGoutal Tubéreuse feels a little…