Barneys New York: A Scented Salute (in 6 Parts)

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I didn’t plan to walk past the Barneys flagship store on its final day, but there I was on Madison Avenue, and there it was, windows papered with those garish “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS”-style posters.

I’d already visited last month, to take a turn around the beauty level and give my regards to my favorites sales associates at the fragrance counter, so there was no need for me to go inside and gape at the bare counters and scavenged shelves.

Still, it seems like the appropriate time for me to share a few fragrance memories in this post…

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Perfume Reviews: House of Cherry Bomb Iris Oud, Alchemologie Nethermead, Regime des Fleurs Willows

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My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of three fragrances with violet notes:  House of Cherry Bomb Iris Oud, Alchemologie Nethermead, and Régime des Fleurs Willows.

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Screen Time: David Rose’s Taste in Fragrance

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Do you watch “Schitt’s Creek”? I have to admit that it didn’t really grab my interest, initially…but then I went back and gave it a second try. It’s turned out to be an acquired taste for me.

Speaking of taste, this easy-to-miss line of rapid dialogue in the “Turkey Shoot” episode is the kind of moment that the show does so well…

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Passing Fancies ~ January 2020

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Happy 2020 and Year of the Rat! I’m doing this list a little later in the month than usual. What have you been up to lately?

Reading: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser.

Audio: I just realized that WNYC’s “American Standards” has a streaming channel. How did I not know this?!

Video: Season 3 of The Crown. Some really outstanding actors in this season, including the ones who portray Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

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The Perfumes of Anna Sui: A Conversation with Perfumer Jerome Epinette

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In the lobby at MAD

If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll already know that I’ve been making the most of the exhibition “The World of Anna Sui” at the Museum of Arts and Design by visiting the show multiple times and attending related lectures and films.

On December 7th I went up to MAD for “The Art of an Anna Sui Scent,” a conversation between Anna Sui and perfumer Jérome Epinette. Here are a few photos and notes from that event…

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