Another Fashion’s Night Out has come and gone and in my own tradition, my night had a fragrant twist. With so many events happening, I decided to take the prudent approach and choose wisely. I went to one event.
Osswald Parfumerie, which has been family owned and operated in Zurich, Switzerland for more than 90 years and recently opened here in New York in Soho, hosted a lovely, intimate event. In addition to flowing proseco, that was quite yummy, sampling and sniffing fragrances, and chatting up the friendly staff and beautiful people in attendance, perfumer Francis Kurkdjian made an appearance mingling with guests and autographing bottles from his collection. Msr. Kurkdjian was warm, charming and very chatty. As a fragonerd (term coined on twitter amongst fragrance enthusiasts), I could’ve talked to him all night. At moments when I thought we were hogging his time, he seemed perfectly at ease and just as eager to talk to us.
If you don’t know Kurkdjian’s collection, do yourself a favor and stop by Osswald. Pour le Matin and his Oud are strong contenders for my favorite. I remain noncommittal at this time, however, because every time I sniff another, things change.
Osswald boasts an impressive collection of fragrances, which include Clive Christian, Parfumerie Générale, Amouage, Arquiste, Six Scents, MDCI, Nasomatto and Profumum Roma to name a few. I’m sure I missed out on the madness uptown but my one and only event left me content.