Catch of the Day: By Kilian, Diptyque, Ineke and others…

Kilian Hennessy

Kilian Hennessy at SF Saks, 5/7/11

No-no, I didn’t catch Kilian Hennessy (the creator of Kilian Parfums) though I met him last Saturday at Saks Fifth Avenue during the join basenotes-NST San Francisco Spring Sniff event.

It was a private group presentation in the overcrowded by us small room on the second floor of Saks. We were strange visitors for that place but the service was very courteous (which I cannot say about the Hermes boutique we visited earlier that day where one of the SAs almost shoved us aside saying that she needed to make a sale!). Those of us who came earlier got chairs the rest had to stand (most didn’t mind). Champaign was served and then, after a short announcement by the very beautiful Marketing Director of the brand (I’m not sure I remembered her title correctly), there he was – Kilian himself.
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New Year Resolutions: February

Just recently I complained how fast January passed. Today I can’t believe it’s March already. I know, February is a short month and so forth, but there still were four weeks of it somewhere, right?Perfume Houses I wore in February

I’m getting better with actually using what I already have and love: I wore my favorite perfumes on thirteen different occasions. Frederic Malle’s Iris Poudre got three promenades (I had to be sure before I wrote my déjà vu article) and, while I’m thinking on the size of a bottle I should buy, Diptyque’s Tam Dao was granted two appearances. My other perfume loves, I’m sorry for neglecting you but I promise to spend more time with each of you soon.

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