1st Official US Basenotes Weekend

by Mark Behnke, 29th June, 2010

Here is the details for the Basenotes US Weekend in July. For more info, check out the thread on the forums linked at the foot of this article.

Saturday July 24th

9:30AM-Meet in the lobby of the Taj Hotel (15 Arlington St. Boston, MA 02116)

10AM-12PM Choose your trip

A.) T-ride to Harvard Sq. and a visit to Colonial Drug

B.) Chanel & Hermes Boutiques

To start the day we have a choice for those who are here to make. If you choose “A” you will take about a 20 minute subway ride to Harvard Sq. in Cambridge and visit Colonial Drug. Colonial Drug is a throwback to a more genteel age and they are stocked with various European fragrance lines not commonly available. One caveat is Colonial Drug does NOT take credit cards although they do take personal checks.

If you choose “B” we will split the time between the Chanel Boutique where we will experience all of the Les Exclusifs which are available there and the Hermes Boutique which has all of the Hermessence line which are now available in mix-and-match travel sizes as well as other boutique only exclusives.

1-3:30PM Saks Fifth Avenue Prudential

The Boston Saks has a number of exclusive lines including By Kilian, Bond No. 9, and the only full Guerlain Boutique in New England. This goes along with all of the other exclusives to Saks.

4-6 Cocktails at Neiman-Marcus Boston

Neiman-Marcus is having a cocktail party for the Basenotes group along with all of their exclusive lines like Creed and Tom Ford Private Blend among others.

6:30-8:00PM Barney’s New York Copley

The Boston Barney’s has the full Frederic Malle line along with Byredo, Serge Lutens, The Different Company, and L’Artisan.

Sunday July 25th


Sunday In The Park with Neil Morris- Venue To Be Determined depending on attendance.

To bring this first weekend to a close we are going to spend some time with Boston’s own artisanal perfumer Neil Morris. Neil will share a number of his fragrances with us and most likely give a sneak peek into what he has coming in the future.

Now you may wonder what this all going to cost. Unless we have to book a room for the Neil Morris get-together it will cost you nothing! I wanted to work with the local stores to try and keep the costs down and they all came through so there will be no additional cost beyond the ones incurred in getting to Boston.

I hope this hasn’t come so late as to make it too difficult for people to attend and that as many of you that can make it will come to Boston in July.

Check this thread in the forums for details of how to attend and more information.

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