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Fun at Sephora’s Sensorium

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

I know it’s over, but I have to say I enjoyed Sensorium, a perfume “pop-up” installation that Sephora and Firmenich delivered in the meatpacking district. I heard around town that fragrance insiders thought it was a bore, but I found it informative and dare I…

The Beauty of Caron

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

My first introduction to Caron Paris was purely coincidental. It was Springtime and I was looking for a particular perfume, when I happened to stumble upon Caron. At first glance, I was attracted to their jewel-colored purse flacons, they felt good in-hand, and I thought…

Caron and Courage

06 Nov 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When the envelope arrived from Caron, I immediately tore it open. There were two perfumes inside: Tabac Blondand L’Accord Code 119. As these perfumes filled the air two things became very clear, first, these rich perfumes allow the past and present to coexist, and second,…

Snapshot 3: My Sister and No. 6, “M”

06 Sep 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots

One summer my sister and her friend took a summer job landscaping and mowing lawns. They were just 18, fierce, and the only girls in the back of a pick-up truck full of shirtless landscapers. At the end of the day, my sister would arrive…

Around Town: Sortir le Soir

27 Aug 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

As I admired the still life on the coffee table, I was reminded that the items displayed might be a reflection of the person who arranged them, or at very least, serve as a silent introduction. There were books about Elizabeth (Babeth) Dijan and Patrick…

The Grace of Technique Indiscrète

22 Aug 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

<itemprop=”name”>More from the Elements Showcase. I felt as if I met Louison Grajcar last week via his perfume line, Technique Indiscrète. This charming introduction allowed me to catch a glimpse of how he beautifully weaves simplicity and surprising complexity into his fragrances. There is no conflict…