New at indiescents: Angela Ciampagna line.
New at nordstrom: Hanae Mori Purple Butterfly
New at saksfifthavenue: Molton Brown Rosa Absolute.
New at ulta: Kenneth Cole Black Bold, Sarah Jessica Parker Stash SJP.
History dominates everything, instead of surrendering to it. Fashion? Sure, a Prada store can live next to a monastery. Gucci can pay for a church restoration as thanks for being born in the neighborhood of such sanctified company. But it’s the perfumeries that are the ultimate Italian power move: the perfumeries are churches, or palaces, or both. Since I wanted to see the birthplace of perfume and politics, I had just one place to start.
— Arabelle Sicardi goes to Florence to explore the "connection between god and perfume and power". Read more at Perfume, Power, and God at Racked.
Monday morning, sorry! What fragrance are you wearing?
I am still in shock from getting up so early for the first day of school. The Different Company Adjatay is doing its best to wake me up but it’s hard going.
Reminder: On 9/2, our project will be How far does the apple fall from the tree…