If you're a fragrance lover in Gotham, you'll want to be at the Anthropologie in Rockefeller Center every evening from March 31 to April 1. The store is hosting a series of fragrance workshops run by some of the industry's finest noses. On the 30th, Le Labo will be talking about "The Art of Perfume" from 6-7pm, followed by "Botanical Essences" with Strange Invisible Perfumes from 7-8pm. To find out what else is on offer, and how to sign up, just keep reading.
There's something really soothing about washing your hands with olive-oil soap, like you're sampling a small slice of life in an Italian country villa. And the handcrafted olive-oil soaps made by Saipua are some of the most romantic natural cleansing bars I've come across. The family-owned company, based in New York's Hudson Valley, makes its soaps from Italian olive oil, herbs, and—depending on the variety—other enticing ingredients like avocado oil, coffee, and mango butter. Adding to the exotic flavor, each bar comes wrapped in vintage-inspired papers and maps, making Saipua soaps a great hostess or housewarming gift. You can buy the brand at Saipua's workshop and store in Brooklyn, as well as at other specialty boutiques around the country.