Well here I am still reeling from the events on Saturday. I can't even imagine how the two Karens are holding up, flying back to NYC and trying to get up and go to work! Hugs to you both!
And my two new friends Linda and Rob, I hope you made it back to Scottsdale (Surprise, AZ) with no problems. I can't wait to hear of your LA Sunday morning adventures! Please email me!
Thanks again to the Team Karen I thought the event went great! If there were any problems it wasn't apparent to the participants, it seemed to all flow smoothly. Again thank you for bringing this even to our coast! Towards the end of the event, I forgot to take pictures. So engrossed in conversation with my new friends, I found when I got home, I had no pictures of the two Karens, Raphaella, Marlen or Chado or Palmetto. Apologies to all!
I wanted to mention the rain did hold off (thank you to my friend who's prayers did the trick) I am so happy the weather was sunny and warm, just perfect! The way in which lovely Southern CA should be represented and remembered!
A little more about the people I met can be found here on the POL link, scroll down to my second entry. Perfume of Life
Thank You to Franco from LuckyScent for sharing with us many new samples at lunch. Oh my, there are some great new ones on the way! As is always the case with LuckyScent, isn't it? I can't even remember all the names, even if I could release them you. Beautifully crafted, hard to find treasures that Franco scouts out from all over the globe to present to us. Isn't he the best? One I remember is Smilies, a fresh, sweet citrus scent for spring that had us all nodding in approval of the scent and the unique packaging. Watch for it and the exclusive new releases coming soon to: LuckyScent! And of course, anyone wanting to purchase Anne Pliska EDP or the sumptuous-delicious-decadent new Perfumed Creme from the gift bag samples can also find it here: Anne Pliska
Now I want to re-cap a few of the lovely sniffs along the way -
Check this out - I didn't buy anything but a t-shirt. I was going to buy IF, but it was in the gift bag! I plan to review it later this week. I did sniff some tempting Apothia and Burn candles, but I'm simply out of room. I got to sniff Czech & Speake 88, as a lovely lady passed around her arm. Very nice on her and a favorite of Ozzy Osborn's I'm told.
At lunch we got sneak peaks of some new LuckyScent lines but I didn't get the names or the notes, but they were mighty fine. And again Smilies as I mentioned above. And yes, Smilies, as in the yellow smiley faces. I can see myself owing this one, I am partial to sweet, clean citrus.
Creative Scentualizaton's new scents were also a big hit. Beauty Comes From Within and Perfect Kiss were both winners. Reviews to follow on these later this week as well. I might even spring for her Perfect Gardenia on my next trip. It is a lovely rending of a scent that is so hard to capture.
At LAFCO, I re-tried Santa Maria Novella Citta di Kyoto. I had been meaning to purchase this one, and still am working from my decant. After sniffing again, I found that I really prefer Heeley Cardinal. My review here: Cardinal - Review The Kyoto seemed a little too dry by comparison and not as lively. You can read my Kyoto review here: Cittadi Kyoto -Review. I tried several other of their florals but I like the ones I already own. The Gaggia (Mimosa) being one of the best. Tempted by the strange yet interesting Iris Toothpaste that both Tom and Manny bought, I resisted.
At the Lorenzo Villoresi counter I again tried a few that didn't work for me in the past. Incensi, was a bit too masculine as was Dilmun. Although Dilmun had me very close to caving. I may end up with this one later on. I retired Alamut and actually liked it much better this time, but still resisted - you can read my Alamut review here: Alamut-Review.
At Palmetta I tried Gendarme Green, which although masculine, felt very wearable for summer. I will have re-try that one on skin.
I must get back up to the Scent Bar and check out the new -Exclusive Launch of Parfums MDCI
and pick up my Spirit of the Tiger. Oh! And try the new Heeley Cedre Blanc! Anyone wanna come?