I'm hosting a fragrance event at Scent Bar, and you're all invited! And by "event" I mean "Katie lolling around Scent Bar like an unrepentant barfly, knocking back greedy whiffs of too many perfumes, and hashing out the possibilities inherent in each and every bottle with her fellow barflies." So yes, an event! I would be tickled the most delicious shade of hot pink if you'll join me at my happy place for an afternoon of sniffing and chatting. Scent Bar Master of Ceremonies Steve will be keeping the party percolating with bubbly drinks and crunchy comestibles.
The wingding is 1-4pm this Sunday, December 11th at Scent Bar, 8327 Beverly Bl, Los Angeles 90048
I'm really looking forward to meeting as many of you passionate fragrance fiends as can fit in Scent Bar's bijou digs -- please stop in and say hi, and let's go on a smelling spree together!
For those of you who can't hop in a transporter beam and speed-of-light yourself to LA, I've poured over Scent Bar's inspiring selection and come up with my picks for the festive season:
The furry-powdery scent of Kitty Tummy in the Face. An amber with claws.
A non-ecclesiastical incense that sings of sap and moss and myrrh. Smells like enhanced nature.
The uplifting smell-scape of an orange grove at the seashore. A holiday on your own private Mediterranean island.
This fresh, herbal, almost hempy scent turns a corner and warms up into soft leather. Subtle enough that you can take all the credit for smelling so good.
Tuberose times ten: buttery, enfolding, muggy and alive.
The smell of sweet ash and shattered porcelain, warm thighs and cold incense, dry rose and rooty vetiver. An irresistible transition from aloof to intimate.
Dry iris and suede gently candied up by apple and nutty Turkish delight. A grown-up gourmand.
A soft-focus leathery floral via carrots and ginger. Mellow and friendly.
One sniff begs the question: am I smelling this, eating this, or doing this? Saffron, rose, vanilla and sandalwood intertwine in deeply satisfying sensuousness.
Smoky driftwood and a spicy sweetness turn this iris into a smooth operator.