How Bad Girl Mermaid Perfumes Turned the Tables on The Handsome Prince

Photo courtesy Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. Margaret Tarrant, illustrator. London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1910.     As you will recall from last month’s blog post, the world’s first “Bad Girl Mermaid Tail Fragrance” emerged on the shores of the French Riviera in 1927 in the form of Jean Patou’s scented […]

Guerlain’s ‘La Petite Robe Noire…’ Exhibit

    Thursday evening, February 5, 2015, was the scene of an elegant vernissage for the Guerlain exhibit entitled, ‘La Petite Robe Noire Variations Autour D’Un Mythe’ (‘The Little Black Dress Variations on a Myth’).   Curated at the Guerlain flagship boutique (a wonder in itself), the exhibit showcases the history and spirit of ‘La […]