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Live From New York: Dellas Awarded Honor

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: June 9, 2008, from the June 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Sponsors of the event included InStyle, Cotton Incorporated, MAC Cosmetics, Fashion Center BID and Lord & Taylor.

Sniffapalooza’s Spring Fling

Sniffapalooza hosted its Spring Fling Weekend on April 12–13, 2008, in New York City, devoted to fragrant delights and the unabashed joy of scent. Saturday’s presentations took place uptown, beginning with a breakfast at Bergdorf Goodman, where presenters, including Joe Garces, CEO, Fashion Fragrances, and junior perfumer Irina Burlakova, Givaudan, presented Robert Piguet’s 60th anniversary fragrance. In addition, Kilian Hennessy, president and creator, By Kilian Perfumes; Mona di Orio, perfumer and creator, Mona di Orio Parfums; and others joined the event, which was organized by Sniffaplaooza founder Karen Dubin, and Karen Adams, executive operations manager.

Presentations by Chandler Burr, fragrance critic for The New York Times and author of The Perfect Scent, and Lee Cuthbert, creator of Intelli-Scents fragrance, kept the action going for the enthusiasts who had traveled from around the U.S., as well as Europe, to attend the event. Attendees were delighted with the variety and depth of the fragrance sampling, which continued at Takashimaya, where such fragrance innovators as Neil Morris and David Garten, of Neil Morris Fragrances, and others, including Ineke (with Evening Edged in Gold), Santa Maria Novella and The Pink Room presented their fragrances. Henri Bendel and Bluemercury Spa completed the fragrance and beauty locations of the day, while Sunday’s foray moved downtown, with stops at Bond No. 9, Le Labo, Lafco, L’Artisan Parfumeur and Aedes de Venustas. A wide range of special guests combined pedagogy and perfume, to the delight of the more than 150 attendees, who represented the savvy, new fragrance customer bringing enthusiasm and energy to the market. Learn more about Sniffapalooza at www.sniffapalooza.com.

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