OudGirl (you can change your name all you want - you'll always be AnOudGirl to me...), at the last meet-up we even discussed how this one would end up way too close to your baby date for you to come. Although that doesn't change the fact that you'll be missed!
I made the rounds today and talked to all the stores, so I can make it official:
We'll meet at 1:00 at Diptyque
- they have the new Eau Duelle and Vetyverio - if you haven't sniffed it yet, Duelle is fabulous - a totally new spicy take on vanilla with tea.
We'll pop through Hermes (who are hoping to have samples of the new Eau Claire de Marveilles by then) on our way to Neiman Marcus, where the Jo Malone boutique will have some fun gifts for us. The Creed rep will be on hand to help us out (spoiler alert: They'll be getting in a few bottles of Windsor!). Downstairs, the Fougere Royale re-issue will hopefully be in stock by then (it turns out that it IS exclusive to this one specific store, and they're only getting a limited number of bottles, so this is perfect timing). And that's not to mention the Guerlain boutique with all the exclusives (a whole ton of new ones should be in by then, including the new mens duo and the Shalimar Eau Vanille!)
We'll probably grab some drinks and snacks at the Neiman Marcus cafe (home of the legendary Neiman Marcus cookies!!!) on our way down the street to new store Harputs, who have an interesting selection of niche scents, including the Six Scents and Etat Libre d'Orange. That'll be quick, and then we'll jump across the street to the legendary Parfumerie Jacqueline (probably best know as the only store in the world with Parfums Regence, though as of today, he was down to a few bottles only...).
Then we'll go up a couple blocks to Saks Fifth Avenue, who have generously offered us some nice samples, as well as some extra fun little gift bags from Bond No 9. We'll sniff our way through the Bonds and the Kilians and the rest of their exclusive selection.
At that point, for our last stop, we'll make our way over to Barneys. They're having some labor drama, so some of us may choose to skip this last stop, especially if there are picketers out there. But they're working on gift bags for us, and have some fun new items, including their exclusive new L'Artisan Coure de Vetiver Sacre and hopefully a new Le Labo and possibly the new Lutens.
When all is done, we'll decide if some of us would like to sit down for dinner somewhere.
For those joining us from out of town, there are many more interesting places worth checking out, so the truly hardcore may want to make an evening run through Bloomingdales or Sephora. If it happens, it happens...