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:
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.
It’s hard to believe that Cosmoprof NA happened at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas over a week ago! We returned home to NYC with lots of great memories, new friends, and a renewed passion for artisanal fragrances and the talented people who create them. All of the amazing brands we hand-picked for our Discover Scent area brought innovative ideas to the rapidly-evolving niche fragrance industry. You can read more about them on Colognoisseur – our good friend Mark Behnke’s genius blog that delves deep. Meanwhile, here are some of our favorite moments of Discover Scent. (Click the images for details!)
Sniffapalooza kicked off the start of summer with our latest Demeter Fragrance Library Personal Blending Master Class! Demeter CEO & Perfumer Mark Crames enthralled us with interesting brand and scent stories. The conversation flowed with thought-provoking questions & answers, followed by a much-anticipated scent blending session.
Delicious miniature cupcake bites, Baked by Melissa, were a welcome treat with an icy cold beverage. Everyone enjoyed spritzing, sniffing, and blending the fragrance notes to create a unique summer scent. We each received a deluxe sample of as-yet-unreleased Caipirinha – a delicious scent based on Brazil’s national cocktail.
Want to win your own Caipirinha cologne spray? Just leave a comment below and tell us about your favorite summer scent. One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, July 1. US Only. Good Luck!