By Design is a radio show on ABC Radio National in Australia. This week's show considers design aspects of perfume, and includes a discussion with fragrance writer Chandler Burr. Thanks to Kerry of Tasmanian Photographers for the link!
Florida-based Publix supermarkets have been experimenting with in-store perfume counters:
At a Deerfield Beach Publix, the sleek oaken perfume counter stretches a full aisle and offers shoppers the chance to pick up a $55 bottle of Armani perfume for $34.99, along with their jug of milk and loaf of bread.
Apparently the strategy is working; the typical counter does $500,000 a year in sales.
Frederic Malle is relocating from Paris to New York and plans to expand his fragrance line's presence in the United States:
Besides more shops-in-shops as Barneys expands across the country in the coming year, Malle will open stand-alone boutiques in New York and Los Angeles. (via Women's Wear Daily)