5 Fragrance Facts from Anna Sui

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When you wander through the 4th-floor section of “The World of Anna Sui” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), you may notice a sweet hint of scent in the air. This floor of the exhibition is fragranced — a concealed diffuser releases a faint aura of Anna Sui Fantasia (released in 2017), adding a subtle olfactory dimension to this fashion retrospective.

I had a chance to chat briefly with Anna Sui at the exhibition’s preview on September 10 and to ask about her own taste in perfumes and her fragrance collection. Here are a few things I learned…

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Giveaway: Anna Sui Perfume Samples and Lipstick

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WHY: Because it’s New York Fashion Week and (almost) Autumn!

WHAT: From Anna Sui, a brand-new set of five perfume samples (Lucky Wish, Secret Wish, Flight of Fancy, Fantasia, and Fantasia Mermaid) and a red lipstick (Sui Black Rouge #402). I received these samples as treats from Interparfums and Albion, and now I’d like to pass them along to a reader in the United States…

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A Fall Fragrance Fantasy: Prince Matchabelli Golden Autumn (1958)

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Every fall season should include days like this, with companionable strolls down leaf-strewn paths under brilliant foliage and clear skies.

This advertisement for Prince Matchabelli Golden Autumn was published in 1964. I wish I could get closer to see the details of the couple’s outfits — sweaters? tweeds? — but even without sharper resolution, the mood is clearly conveyed…

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Upcoming Class: Five Moments of Art and Scent at the Brooklyn Museum

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A new project for the fall!

I’ll be offering an art-and-scent tour in my “official” role at the Brooklyn Museum. Since this is a gallery event, attendance is limited. Please visit the BKM website for registration and more information!

Image: Christopher Grant La Farge (American, 1862-1938). Small Card Decorated with Iris, ca. 1880. Watercolor and metallic ink on very thin card stock, 3 1/16 x 4 1/4 in. (7.8 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Christiana C. Burnett, 2001.47.6 

Screen Time: Sharon Tate’s Perfume

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I’m not a fan of Quentin Tarantino’s work, but it’s hard not be aware that he’s just released a new film titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Apparently this movie mixes fictional Tinseltown characters with real-life ones — most notably, doomed model and actress Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie.

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