scent events from LA to NYC

SF perfumer INeKE will be exhibiting at the Elements Showcase 500 W 36th St 9a-7p (entrance on 463 10th Ave) TODAY AND TOMORROW!

Yosh Han will be part of the next installment of Scent Bar Afternoon with Perfumers in LA.

Scent Bar Afternoon With Perfumers is a recurring series designed to create a casual setting for perfumers and fragrance lovers to mingle, sniff new things and celebrate the art of perfumery. Based in San Francisco, Yosh Han hand-crafts and blends multifaceted scents, using the finest ingredients available. She finds inspiration in numerology and the study of Chakra energies, creating distinctive scents with the power to set moods and capture passing fancies.

Please join us for a glass of bubbly with Miss Han and discover Sombre Negra, a fragrance exploring the obscure subconscious.

Saturday 11 February, 4-6 pm

8327 Beverly Blvd
(between Flores and Sweetzer)
Los Angeles, 90048

perfume news

In San Francisco, since your food is organic and/or locally sourced, so should be your perfume. Check out the Huffington Post’s list of SF local artisanal perfumes. They did miss two of my favorite Bay Area perfumers, Parfums DelRae and Laurie Stern’s Velvet and Sweet Pea.

SF perfumer Ineke has just released a brand new collection for Anthropologie, Floral Curiosities, inspired by Ineke’s fieldwork in her own garden. My favorite is Poet’s Jasmine.

Two relative new additions that are lovely: the Different Company’s sophisticated arsenal, Bachmakoff le parfum and Comme des Garçons and Hussein Chalayan’s cocreation Airborne, a kind of perfume autobiography for Chalayan.

a fragrance for every fetish

Anoint your inner at Goth with perfumes from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

On the blood type diet? Go all out with Italian Blood Concept‘s blood type perfume.

Penchant for the island exotic? Escape to the tropics with EnVoyage‘s lush new fragrances, Nectar des Îles and Vents Ardents.

Indulge your historical curiosity in Daria Boyd’s historical fragrance line devoted to capturing the olfactory essence of famous historical figures like Billie Holiday and Abraham Licoln.

It’s Springtime in California…

and it’s time to tune up your noses:

Check out work by San Francisco scent artist Sita Bhaumik at the CCA MFA Show
May 12th 6pm-10pm, 1111 8th St San Francisco

Embrace the last days of one sweet sale:
Velvet and Sweet Pea Purrfumery is commemorating this year’s spectacular bee season with a sale.
From April 11-30, all liquid perfumes, crème perfumes, eau de parfum, colognes and limited edition perfumes will be Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off. All hail the queen bee! This is a marvelous opportunity to try a scent you have been coveting, and get another one of equal or lesser value at half the regular price. (Psst! Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 8!)

I absolutely love the Purrfumery’s baroque floral fragrances. They are all natural and worth every pretty penny! Try the new Rose perfume!

To get in on the fun, email the Purrfumery or call 510-528-8040.

Eastern Inspiration: gilded lilies light up the Fog City summer

Inspired by the lovely golden flower from Japan, artisanal San Francisco-based perfumer INeKE and the Alembic are both currently serving up the Gilded Lily in the form of a seductive eau to parfum and a decadent cocktail.

The champagne cocktail takes its name from the stunning gold leaf sheen on the surface of the drink, capturing the delicate sweetness of its floral namesake with hints of herbaceous chartreuse, orange blossom water and gin softly transported to your nose and mouth by the gentle effervescence of demi sec.

INeKE translates the Asiatic lily more literally from the gorgeous muse blooming in her front garden into a sexy modern chypre fragrance with a soft whisper of fruit.

Angelinos will be lucky to get the first sniff of Gilded Lily eau de parfum at its Nordstrom launch tomorrow and Saturday (8.27 + 8.28) in Santa Monica.

INeKE’s latest addition to its perfume alphabet – G for Gilded – will be available in late September 2010 online or at the following SF retailers:

Azalea 411 Hayes Street      Nest 2300 Fillmore Street       Gumps 135 Post Street      Carrots 843 Montgomery Street      Circle & Square 344 Presidio Street.

Learn A-F of INeKE’s  perfume ABCs by ordering the gorgeous deluxe sample set at only $25 online. OR try them in person at Fred Segal in LA at 500 Broadway and in NYC at Henri Bendel at 712 5th Ave, Takashimaya at 693 Fifth Avenue and The Plaza Beauty at One West 58th Street.