Which of Chef Roblé’s Fragrance Recipes Will Clique?

roble entranceFragrance enthusiasts, press, and fans gathered at The DL on the Lower East Side to share the privilege of helping Celebrity Chef Roblé Ali select the Fragrance Recipe that will become his first perfume, CLIQUE. Roblé worked with top Firmenich perfumer, Frank Voelkl, to create the scent, and those in attendance got to choose between the top two finalists. We sampled one scent on each wrist and answered a brief questionnaire immediately after application for our initial impressions, and then an hour later to evaluate the drydown. Each scent contained notes from Roblé’s favorite recipes, including a citrus cocktail and his famous French Toast Crunch.

Counting Down to Sniffapalooza Fall Ball 2013!

Midnight PromiseWe’re less than three weeks away, and inching toward the greatest fragrance extravaganza in the olfactive universe – the TWO-DAY Sniffapalooza Fall Ball in NYC! The dates are Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 and you’ll want to be there for the 19th edition of our spectacular scent event!

We’re extremely elated to announce the LAUNCH of the FIRST FRAGRANCE BORN AT SNIFFAPALOOZA… MIDNIGHT PROMISE! The story begins in 2010, when Gordon and Carmen Schaye attended Sniffapalooza Fall Ball weekend and  fell so in love with fragrance that they were inspired to start their own brand, Bellegance Perfumes. They asked perfumer Sarah Horowitz and Sniffapalooza founder Karen Dubin to create their first fragrance, and the rest is history! Midnight Promise  has notes of red mandarin, cinnamon, red Moroccan rose, vetiver, vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, incense, amber and musk. It’s been shown at Sniffapalooza previously in two incarnations, and now the finished product and packaging are ready. Join Sarah, Karen, Gordon and the Bellegance team at lunch on SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 for the WORLD PREMIERE of MIDNIGHT PROMISE!

Meet Andrea Maack at Henri Bendel – Thursday, April 18, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Andrea Maack Parfums is a Reykjavík based fragrance house founded in 2009 by visual artist Andrea Maack. The Eau de Parfums are a collection of fragrances originally created for museum exhibitions.

Andrea will be at Bendels on Thursday, April 18, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Join her as she talks about her newest fragrance Coal, discusses some of her upcoming art exhibits, and hand signs all purchases.

Stop by to meet Andrea, explore the line, and pick up a fragrance sample or two!