Dear Fragrance Friends,
Since starting Sniffapalooza ten years ago, there have been times when we've had to pinch ourselves because we could not believe the kindness being shown to our passionate group by the fragrance industry! Well, one of those times is RIGHT NOW - because we are invited to an intimate, Special-Edition Master Class with HOUBIGANT, the legendary, iconic fragrance house!
We will enter the rare and luxurious world of Houbigant on Saturday, June 16, at 8:30am, as we convene at one of the world's most elegant emporiums - BERGDORF GOODMAN. Join us for a private breakfast as we are welcomed into Goodman's Cafe on the Beauty Level. And much more than a Master Class, our event is also a highly exclusive premiere of the first new fragrance worthy of the name Houbigant in 50 years - the spectacular Oranger En Fleurs!
The Master Class itself will be led by Gian Luca and Elisabetta Perris, siblings whose family own and operate Houbigant. Join the Perris' on an extraordinary journey into the rich heritage of this venerable company, as they convey insights not only into the exciting creation of Oranger En Fleurs, but also anecdotes and their family's history with Houbigant in fascinating, personal detail.
Exclusively for Sniffapalooza - and a full two months before the global launch - Houbigant is making a very limited number of Oranger En Fleurs available to us - we will be among the first anywhere in the world to try it and own it! Oranger En Fleurs is available in Parfum Extract and Eau de Parfum, both in 3.4 oz flacons.
Oranger En Fleurs was created as a result of a chance encounter between the House of Houbigant and Jacques Flori, senior perfumer at Robertet, one of the foremost creators of fragrance oils in Grasse. As with all of Houbigant's great fragrances, the formula for Oranger En Fleurs is highly complex and the complete details are a closely-guarded secret. Notes include an intricate tapestry of Orange Blossom, Egyptian Jasmine, Turkish Rose Absolu, Tubereuse, Nutmeg, Orange Leaf Absolu, Ylang Comoros, Bois Blondes, Cedar Wood, and Musk.
Because of the limited number of pieces available, we will only be able to reserve one bottle of Oranger En Fleurs each. (If you'd like to order in advance, or can't make the event, please call Richard Green at 212.872.2733 at Bergdorf Goodman to reserve. Sniffapalooza members can purchase through 6/19/12, before the rest of the world!)
In addition, to honor the 100th Anniversary of Quelques Fleurs, Houbigant is announcing the creation of a centenary edition, and we will premiere that at the Master Class, too!
After the presentation, there will be a rare opportunity to chat with Gian Luca and Elisabetta, and ample time to sniff and sample all the Houbigant fragrances to our heart's content. As we continue at the Houbigant counter in the Perfumerie, we will not have to leave our magical World of Houbigant just yet!
To make our experience even more incredible, we will be presented with a gift bag by Houbigant, brimming with a sampling of Houbigant and other exquisite brands currently offered by Exclusive Fragrances and Cosmetics, Inc., sole U.S distributor of Houbigant. There will be a drawing at the event for an amazing $500 basket of classic Houbigant products, and also a drawing to determine the world's first purchaser of Oranger En Fleurs!
Okay - pinch yourself now! Due to the very personal and interactive nature of this experience, spaces for our spectacular Houbigant Special-Edition Master Class are extremely limited, and the event will sell out very quickly. Please register as soon as possible, because you know how we hate for you to be disappointed! The registration fee to reserve your spot is $10.00 - just click on Register Now to enroll via credit card or PayPal.
We hope you'll join us for our exquisite, indulgent morning with
Viva La Sniffa, Baby!
Karen Dubin - Founder & Director
Karen Adams - Executive Operations Manager