Sniffapalooza celebrates fragrance as an art, and we strive to create experiential events where we can explore the olfactive universe with kindred spirits who share our passion. And we particularly love to combine fragrance with other sensorial pursuits to heighten our awareness and appreciation! It is with great pleasure that we announce our premiere Sniffapalooza Salon: Fragrance, Art & Design, to be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
We are invited into the amazing, design-filled Soho loft of the Honorable Jack Faxon – Senator, teacher, historian, explorer, and artist. He takes us on a journey through his travels, illustrated by the art, antiques and artifacts he has collected along the way that represent various periods, cultures and styles. And to add a fragrant twist, we’ve paired Jack’s magnificent collection with perfumes that interpret them by mood, provenance, ingredients or craftsmanship!
Four fragrance mods matching the personality types
Last weekend, over 80 fragrance enthusiasts gathered in NYC for a thought-provoking session on personality and smell perception. Rutgers Research Professor, Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and scientific advisor at Match.com & Chemistry.com, guided us through the exploration of personality types and how they relate to the people we’re attracted to.
As a pastry chef, it’s a no brainer I’m fond of perfumes that fall into what the fragrance world categorizes as the Gourmand group of perfumes. This means foodie notes – and predictably that often includes vanilla, fruits (peaches, grapefruit), berries, caramel, chocolate, coffee, tea, and often times a healthy dose of sugar or honey. It can also include spices. At the least, if you choose a vanilla or gourmand perfume, it’s low calorie indulgence.
But there’s nothing more heartwarming, especially in the chilly seasons, than vanilla-based perfumes. More often than not, I’m stopped and asked what I’m wearing. Yes, I live a red carpet of scent – the what are you wearing to me is never about Gucci or Zak Posen, and my answer is usually, I’m wearing Guerlain, Chanel and other perfumers. Nothing is more flattering than to wear a scent that doesn’t overwhelm or upstage but instead, has people stopped in their tracks and asking you what your fragrance is.
Of course, a lot depends on which vanilla perfume you choose (no one wants to smell like a cookie or cupcake….or do they?) but if you are open to it, you’ll find there’s something in the vanilla/gourmand spectrum that’s sure to please. There’s pretty well a vanilla scent for every personality out there or your many moods or personas. I’ve worn every perfume on this list and I’ve also been known to tuck a vial of vanilla oil in my purse for a quick dab, en route to tango or touch my wrists with Nielsen Massey Double Strength Madagascar Vanilla.
Lalique Parfums fragrances and beautiful crystal display table
We had a great time discovering all that’s new in niche fragrance, skincare, wellness, cosmetics, men’s grooming and home ambiance. Here are a few of our favorites!