#SniffaSpringFling2017 Preview: Meet the Perfumers!

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll experience during Sniffapalooza Spring Fling weekend:
Friday, April 28th:
– Kick off the weekend at our legendary Opening Night Cocktail Party at Twisted Lily! Sniff yourself into a frenzy, have a nibble and a sip, and meet perfumers and reps from the world’s most fabulous scent brands. 
Saturday, April 29th:
– Enjoy exclusive entrée into Bergdorf Goodman at 9:00am (before mere mortals) for special presentations and private sniffing!
– Take a fragrance journey with Chandler Burr and Givaudan Perfumer Caroline Sabas as we go behind the scenes to learn about the creative process to create their new scent for Etat Libre d’Orange, You or Someone Like You!
– Meet renowned Firmenich Perfumer Richard Herpin, as he unveils his new brand, Precious Liquid, with a unique patented 3D fragrance concept!
– Learn about the Perfumed Plume Awards with founders Mary Ellen Lapsansky & Lyn Leigh!
– Get the scoop on Demeter Fragrance Library’s new cult-favorite release, Kitten Fur, with CEO/Perfumer Mark Crames!
– Be among the first to experience Molton Brown’s new Limited Edition Gourmand Collection… with accompanying nibbles and treats, of course!
– The perfect finish to the perfect day: Cocktails and sniffing at Annick Goutal’s gorgeous Madison Avenue Boutique!
Sunday, April 30th:
– Enter the rarefied world of Diptyque for delicious breakfast bites and a personalized tour of this exquisite fragrance emporium!
– Explore Elizabeth St’s newest scent shop, Malin + Goetz, and a few doors down have your fragrances custom-engraved at Atelier Cologne!
– Make a custom body oil at Red Flower!
– Meet David Ecker, MC of our lunchtime Eau de Sniffapalooza Showcase (Emerging Artisans Uncorked!), and premiere the latest artisanal and independent brands while dining on a 5-course Italian meal! Take a Smelfie at the Butterfly Photo Booth, hosted by Perfumer Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn and photographer Tal Shpantzer!
– Sip something bubbly at Byredo as you lounge on one of their sumptuous couches and discover the amazing fragrances and leathergoods!

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#SniffaSpringFling2017 Preview: Molton Brown

Spring has finally sprung and now we’re really getting excited for Sniffapalooza Spring Fling! We’re especially looking forward to our visit to Molton Brown Madison Avenue where we’ll be discovering their brand new Limited Edition Gourmand Collection! We can’t wait to sniff Comice Pear & Wild Honey, Delicious Rhubarb & Rose, and Exquisite Vanilla and Violet Flower. Special gifts with purchase, pastries inspired by the Gourmand Collection, and a lovely gift set raffle await us! Don’t miss out – the dates are April 28 – April 30 in NYC. Click to register!

Event Recap: 2017 Perfumed Plume Awards Reception!

Bottom Left: Fragrances of the World’s Michael Edwards; Perfumed Plume Founder Lyn Leigh; Elle Magazine’s April Long; Perfumed Plume Founder Mary Ellen Lapsansky. Bottom Right: Team Karen

Last night the pouring rain ceased and the clouds parted revealing a splash of sunshine and blue skies just in time for the start of the Second Annual Perfumed Plume Awards. Hosted by Founders Mary Ellen Lapsansky and Lyn Leigh, this gathering of fragrance industry illuminati and scent wordsmiths took place at the elegant and inspiring Society of Illustrators in NYC. We were honored and privileged to be members of the Judging Panel. Here’s a list of the 2017 winners and links to their award-winning entries:

Event Recap: Breakfast With Byredo Master Class!

Byredo Master Class fragrance sampling

Just how special is Byredo? Special enough for forty fragrance enthusiasts to rise early last Sunday morning and head over to the Soho boutique. We enjoyed the scents, sights, and camaraderie, while grazing on delicious Dean & Deluca breakfast pastries and mimosa’s. Flagship Director, Carissa Barrett, treated us to a Byredo Master Class, offering an in-depth look at this modern luxury house.