Two on the town.

Fresh Sake is a breathless maiko in blush pink, tabi-clad toes turned cutely inward and little-girl sleeves aswirl. At first impression, she's all smiles and silken gift wrapping, but a hidden pertness awaits to disarm the seasoned partygoer. For the first hour, she's as silent and watchful as a cat, learning by observation; then you notice how effervescent the evening has suddenly become. It's her, all her-- those impossibly tiny hands are pulling all the strings.

By contrast, Halston Eau de Parfum is the height of urbane geiko chic-- a bit raffish, a bit rakish, more than a little aloof. Hers is a tactic opposite to that of Sake: hit 'em up right away with smooth hostess patter, then lapse into a deep silence suggesting the tongue-tied travails of helpless love. By midnight you're on your knees, promising her what you cannot possibly give-- and so much more.

On the surface, this pair (one frisky, the other risky) would not appear to have much in common. But every maiko needs an ōnesan, and vice versa-- and when Sake and Halston hit the town together, their bond assumes a timeless quality, negating all generational differences. Only the irrepressible Sake can persuade Halston to smile like she means it; only the flawlessly elegant Halston can rein in her younger sister's giggly fits and teach her to comport herself like a tenured queen of the night.

If you see them together one of these nights -- traipsing along side by side en route to an engagement, drop-dead elegant in carefully contrasting kimono -- see that you hold onto your heart, or they'll have it in passing.

Scent Elements: Ginger, grapefruit, lily-of-the-valley, white peach, lotus, musk, vanilla, osmanthus, sandalwood (Sake); Tagetes, greens, spearmint, peach, bergamot, jasmine, cedar, rose, carnation, iris, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, patchouli, vetiver, frankincense, sandalwood, amber, musk (Halston)

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!
Happy New Year!

Kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
I appreciate your support in the coming year!

Thank you so much!