I'm still too tired from my awesome Saturday adventure with JC, Glynis, Patty, Ari, and Blacknall to write a proper summary (though one will be forthcoming). For the moment, a brief rundown of things sniffed at Bergdorf, Bendel, Krigler and Barneys... expressed in the six-word bursts of the truly exhausted.
Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit: So pure and true, I cried.
Tom Ford Lys Fume: Pink smoke over a flower meadow.
Tom Ford Ombre de Hyacinth: Springtime, pure and simple. Yes, please.
Tom Ford Cafe Rose: A rose is a rose is...
Tom Ford Noir: Husband will fight me for it.
Nest Amazon Lily: A strange milky-salty carnivorous flower.
Nest Passiflora: Also milky, way stranger, instantly addictive.
YSL M7: The one, the only... THE oud.
Micallef Vanilla Marine: Vanilla milk laced with fresh seaweed.
Amouage Interlude for Men: Oud-smoke-incense; almost meaty. Rowr!
Amouage Interlude for Women: Odd but compelling floral Play-Doh.
Atelier Vetiver Fatale: What vetiver? This one's all citrus.
Atelier Rose Anonyme: Rose undisguised, not even an alibi.
Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs: Lovely orange blossom dusted with pollen.
Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay: YARDS above Mûre et Musc. Swoon!!
Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne: Fresh, biting, likable. I'd wear it.
Chanel Coco Noir: As disappointing as when first sniffed.
Balmain Ivoire de Balmain 2012: Not earth-shattering, but solidly good.
Donna Karan Woman: Conventional but pretty, perfect for work.
A Dozen Roses Gold Rush: Almost scary how yummy! Instant want.
A Dozen Roses Iced White: Am I anosmic to white musk?
A Dozen Roses Shakespeare in Love: A full-blown silky romantic rose.
A Dozen Roses Amber Queen: Mellow peachy tonka, warm as cashmere.
A Dozen Roses Electron: Ultra-cute Lily Pulitzer bottle design.
Balenciaga Florabotanica: This year's Miss Pucci. Not bad.
Guerlain Encens Mythique d'Orient: Citrusy incense with an aldehydic zip.
Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Chéri Par Camille: Inspired by Colette? I believe it!
Serge Lutens Un Bois Sépia: Iodine smoke, inky ocean, weird wood.
Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle: Floral syrup to cure your pleurisy.
Serge Lutens Vitriol d'œillet: Violet perfume for angry Edwardian suffragettes.
Serge Lutens De Profundis: Looks like Sarrasins, smells like heaven.
Krigler Chateau Krigler 12: A cool blonde of a scent.
Krigler English Promenade 19: Sour green apple Jolly Rancher candy!
Krigler Lieber Gustav: Ah, now THIS is the stuff.
Chantecaille Kalimantan: Instant, hopeless, forever sort of love.
Chantecaille Frangipani: An overegged heavy satin floral, natch.
Arquiste Aleksandr: Deliciously degenerate and subtle Russian leather.
Arquiste Flor Y Canto: Aztec tuberose, a most sacrificial flower.
Arquiste Anima Dulcis: Xocolatl marvelously made with spicy immortelle.
Arquiste L'Etrog: A lovely citrus note, that's enough.
Byredo Gypsy Water: A Seville orange, eaten campfire-side.
Clive Christian V for Women: Vanilla-tonka-ambrette, like everything else.
Dior Mitzah: I'm both nauseated AND turned on!
Hermès Voyage d'Hermès: The angelica of my dreams. Mine.
L'Artisan Séville à l'Aube: I'm saving myself for the book.
L'Artisan Batucada: Lime sugar, not much to remember.
L'Artisan Premier Figuier Extrême: Like its predecessor, but way riper.
L'Artisan Poivre Piquant: I took this sweet baby home!
Mona di Orio Oiro (via Blacknall): Big ol' dirty jasmine. Me likey.
Mona di Orio Chamarré (via Blacknall): A midnight garden enfolding the wearer.
United Scents of America New Jersey (via Ari): Smells familiar. Wait, I LIVE here!
Sonoma Scent Studio Femme Jolie (via Patty): Suede I could live in forever.
Postcard illustration by Giovanni Nanni circa 1914.