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Nose-to-Nose - The Nosey Bunch (Wednesday, July 27, 2011)

Nose? You call that a nose?

I have a NOSE!!!

Photo - perfumeniche.com

Gwen: That last gathering of the Nosey Bunch at Noor on Sunday was one of the best yet!
 
Kay: Yep – it was a lot of fun. Nahla and Fred at Noor do such a great job of hosting – they’re so good to let us invade their shop. And Daniel Joffe is a star for spending the time setting these meetings up.
 
Gwen: It’s amazing how many turned up, and it’s such an interesting group. A real community of people passionate about perfume. I learned lots, shared lots and met some really, really nice people.
 
Kay: Did you talk to Dane of Perre de Pierre?
 
Gwen: I sure did. And I spent some time with Ann O'Kelly, she writes that great blog called The Spa Travellers Diary and Nancy Salter from Saltridge's.
 
Kay: I had a great chat with Krista Janicki, who writes Scent of the Day and Erin who writes for Now Smell This too.
 
Gwen: Any new frags you tried?
 
Kay: Well, as a matter of fact, Nancy Salter brought 3 samples of  AndyTauer’s new Pentachords – White, Verdant, and Auburn. WOW! I loved them all!
 
Gwen: I tried Hippie Rose by HEELEY, which Noor now has in stock, and Nancy also had some Neil Morris samples which I had never smelled before. I came away with some great decants and samples.
 
Kay: Krista Janicki brought some of her vintage faves, which she generously shared with me and Kim Pittaway
 
Gwen: Which ones?
 
Kay:    Givenchy lll, Emeraude, both of which I love and wore years ago when they weren’t considered vintage! Say, did you pick up any juicy gossip?
 
Gwen: Well, I hear that The Bay will be carrying Maison Martin Margiela’s Untitled sometime in the fall.
 
Kay: Wow! That’s great news. Everyone loves that frag, it seems – decants have been in big demand. Here’s something I heard - I heard that L’Artisan Canada won’t carry any of the Mon Numéro collection since they’re exclusive to the cities they’re assigned to. I’m glad you bought our bottles of Mon Numéro 1 and Mon Numéro 10 when you were in Paris last month - at least people can get decants from us.

 
Gwen: True. Kay, don’t you agree it was a really great afternoon at Noor?
 
Kay:    I sure do – too bad we can’t have EVERYONE come – from all over!
 
Gwen: You know, the niche is really not meant to be Toronto or Canada oriented, but sometimes it just can’t be helped.
 
Kay: I know where this is going….
 
Gwen: So if people want to get on our mailing list for upcoming events, if they live in Toronto or may be visiting Toronto, they should just email us at kayperfume@gmail.com or gwen@perfumeniche.com and we’ll keep them in the loop.
 
Kay:    And if they have any news they want to share with us, just let us know. I bet we'll see even more people at the next Nosey Bunch gathering.....
 
 

The Nosey Bunch

Hi Gwen & Kay,
Sunday was a lot of fun and a wonderful group of perfume enthusiasts. Nice to meet with everyone and trade notes (no pun intended).
Looking forward to more get togethers.
All the best, Anna
And yes, that is a nose!

Thanks for joining!

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to say thanks for coming out and joining us. The plan is to do these meetups every 3-4 months. If you want to get on the mailing list, either message me through any of the major boards (Basenotes.net is probably best) or Gwen & Kay have my details.
Daniel / Master-Classter

PS - thanks for the numero sample Gwen!

PPS - next meetup will probably be around March/April 2012, plus we're doing a bottle swaperoo mid-January