Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Social Media Day!

For those of you who didn't is Social Media Day!

"A day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming social."

Happy Social Media Day to all of our wonderful fans on facebook, our blog and twitter!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nuit de Tubéreuse Wild Posting Campaign & Contest!

As posted earlier, L'Artisan Parfumeur wanted to do something new and exciting for the Nuit de Tubéreuse campaign by getting artist Mike Davis (twelvecarpileup) to create an amazing poster for us!

As part of our Nuit de Tubéreuse campaign, we will have a "wild" posting of our finished poster all over the 5 boroughs of NY!  The purpose of this campaign is to bring the perfume into the streets of NY and the poster even has the graffiti edge to fit in perfectly!

We thought it would also be an exciting idea to do a contest to go along with our "wild" posting campaign!
For all those L'Artisan Parfumeur fans that are located in, or visiting the 5 boroughs, we challenge you to go out and keep your eyes open for our wonderful poster on the streets of NY.  If you happen to see it, take a picture of yourself with the poster and post it onto our Facebook wall!  We will choose 3 random winners by July 6th to receive a bottle of the luminous Nuit de Tubéreuse!

Go out and keep your eyes open for our poster and you could be a WINNER!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Successful Toast to Nuit de Tubéreuse!

On the evening of June 10, 2010 L’Artisan Parfumeur was proud to host a cocktail party at Aedes De Venustas in New York City for the launch of our newest fragrance creation Nuit de Tubéreuse. The event was also an opportunity to introduce our artwork for the campaign. In the beginning of June we posted a blog about our collaboration with Mike Davis (twelvecarpileup) to create a poster for our Nuit de Tubéreuse campaign. What was really special was if you attended our Aedes De Venustas event and purchased Nuit de Tubéreuse, you received a collectible print of the artwork numbered and signed by the artist. We were so happy to see such a great turnout and so many people interested and loving Nuit de Tubéreuse, overall the evening was a great success!

L'Artisan Parfumeur's Alyssa Mendell discusses Nuit de Tubéreuse with a guest

L'Artisan Parfumeur's Celene Aguilar explains the idea and inspiration for our campaign artwork

L'Artisan Parfumeur's Olivier Segal and Celene Aguilar

L'Artisan Parfumeur's Celene Aguilar (left) and Alyssa Mendell (right) with a guest

Table at Aedes De Venustas displaying Nuit de Tubéreuse's beautiful artwork

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy NYC Pride Week!

It's Pride Week in New York!

While visiting NY for Pride Week, don't forget to visit some of our favorite shops!

Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue
(212) 247-1100
Visit L'Artisan Parfumeur's exclusive boutique and experience our scent profiling and fragrance layering service - If you mention our Facebook page or Blog you will receive a special gift with your purchase!

New York's legendary Fifth Avenue boutique is a girls' playground where trendsetting women go to find the New and the Next in fashion accessories, beauty, and gifts. Since 1895, our signature brown and white striped shopping bags have been seen swinging from the arms of stylish Bendel Girls from around the world.

Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue
(212) 965-9964

Barneys has been a Manhattan institution and a mecca for discerning fashionistas and clothing connoisseurs since 1923.

Aedes De Venustas
9 Christopher Street
(212) 206-8674

There just may be as many different smells to experience in Aedes de Venustas as in all of Manhattan. The enchanted, forest-themed space is host to dozens of fragrances for women, men and the home, coming from perfumers around the world. Most of come small European perfumeries, with exotic names American consumers have nary heard. Samples are plentiful in the store, making for some fun browsing.

After visiting Aedes de Venustas stop by The Stonewall Inn, home to a defining moment in history for the gay rights movement, and see where it all began just a few doors down.  The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Jeffrey New York
449 West 14th Street
(212) 206-1272

Jeffrey is a one-stop, easy shopping experience. The owner, Jeffrey Kalinsky, selects the most exciting pieces that fashion has to offer while emphasizing service. The company defines service as warm, fun, friendly, and educational for the customer. Each associate is trained to be a personal shopper for his/ her client.

MiN New York
117 Crosby Street
(212) 206-6366

A House of Beauty, MiN New York's Apothecary & Atelier offers a curated range of beauty product, niche fragrances and curiosities.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Check This Nuit de Tubereuse Review!

Really cool and interesting Nuit de Tubereuse review on Perfume-Smellin' Things Blog......Check it out!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Nuit de Tubereuse & Graffiti Artist twelvecarpileup

L'Artisan Parfumeur decided to do something different for the launch of our new fragrance: Nuit de Tubereuse.  We collaborated with a US-based graffiti and digital artist, Mike Davis, to design a poster for us.  The inspiration for the image came from every aspect of what the perfume is all about.  Nuit de Tubereuse is a daring and narcotic perfume.  It is the perfume of a luminous and romantic summer evening in Paris intoxicated with bright lights and the vibrating night life.  We wanted Mike to be inspired not only by a these descriptions of the perfume, but the actual fragrance itself, so we gave him a bottle of the perfume to become even more inspired by.

This is the amazing image Mike created:

This unique art will appear globally at all of our boutiques as well as our poster campaign throughout NYC.

A little bit about our artist....

Mike Davis has been a professional graphic designer since 1999 and currently works for Burlesque Design and Screen printing in Minneapolis, MN.  His work is influenced by 1960s-70s design graffiti and street art.  His art influences include: Milton Glaser, Herb Lubalin, Peter Max, Otl Aicher, Saul Bass, Wes Wilson, Alfredo Rostgaard.  Some of Mike's favorite graphic designers that also inspire him are: Steve Harrigton, Geoff McFetridge, Adam Garcia and his colleagues at Burlesque.  Mike's most recent work has been mostly for music posters and album covers.

To learn more about Mike and his projects, watch this video interview:

Here is more of Mike's previous work that helped us choose him for our campaign:

You can see all of Mike's work at his online portfolio:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

First Fridays at Nueu Galerie FREE!

The museum is open to the public FREE
on the First Friday of every month at extended hours from 6 to 8 p.m.

So, go this Friday (6/4) because it's a First Friday!
First Fridays are made possible through the generous support of Bloomberg.
Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century
German and Austrian art and design.

It's current exhibitions are:
Otto Dix
German artist
Selections from the Permanent Collection
It is located at 1048 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10028

Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe!

Our friends at Erno Laszlo are hosting a Marilyn Monroe look-alike Birthday Bash in Madison Square Park tomorrow in honor of hr 84th!

As you may know, legendary skincare leader Erno Laszlo has been adored by countless Hollywood starlets since our inception in 1927. The brightest star among them was undeniably Marilyn Monroe. As a devoted user and personal friend to Dr. Laszlo, she has become a very important part of the Laszlo legacy. To honor her memory, we have decided to throw her a party for her 84th birthday! We're calling on all Marilyn look-alikes and fans to attend!

So, tomorrow come to Madison Square Park, dress up like Marilyn, enjoy a live band and celebrate!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Deitch Project's Shepard Fairey Exhibit

Thursday after work I stopped by the Deitch Project gallery to see the Shepard Fairey exhibit. Shepard Fairey is a contemporary "street" artist that is most famous for his prints. His most famous piece is the Obama "Hope" poster used during the 2008 Presidential election.

I was really happy I walked over to the exhibit, his use of screen prints and news paper scraps made the art have a lot of depth. His images were mostly political and pop-culture pieces.

Here are some pictures I took while I was there....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chandler Burr's Scent Dinners

Check out these clips from Chandler Burr's (New York Times' perfume critic) Scent Dinners:

"Collaborating with great chefs, he also hosts interactive Scent Dinners, masterclasses in gourmand scents and a series that takes diners through the structure and artistry of food-based scent raw materials (absolutes of cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla) and the perfumes made from them. Burr creates an invisible 8-course olfactory dinner using gourmand perfumes from Angel (which uses a molecule in cotton candy) and Piment Brûlant (habanero pepper) to Light Blue (lemon + tart green apple) and Shalimar (rich vanilla). The chefs pair Burr's scent dinners with their culinary dinners, each edible course reflecting the gourmand perfume that precedes it. Burr has created his Scent Dinners with chefs Jimmy Sakatos of The Carlyle in New York, Martín Rios in Santa Fe, Samuel Benne of Lapérouse, Paris, Fabrice Guisset at Las Ventanas in Cabo, Mexico, and Vito Mollica, Ex Chef of the Four Seasons, Florence."

Four Season Restaurant Scent Dinner

PopTech Scent Dinner