Wallpaper magazine has named their Design Awards for 2006: Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne is the best fragrance, and the Guerlain flagship boutique in Paris is the best beauty store.
Thank you to Ruth for the link to this
article in the LA Times about Scent Bar (link no longer working, sorry!), the new brick & mortar store owned by Luckyscent's Franco Wright:
Wright says that when he started the website three years ago, "nobody was focusing on perfume as an art form." Now, he says, "people are wardrobing their fragrances, matching them to their outfits and to the time of day."