Showing posts with label Annick Goutal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Annick Goutal. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

{#WordlessWednesday} Photo Highlights from the @Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty #TisTheSeason

♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Event Recap Coverage, NOT compensated ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 

Happy Holidays Butterflies!

It has been a frenzy of holiday parties and I thought I would take this week to share some notable ones with you!

In honor of Wordless Wednesday I plan to keep this one photo heavy and word light.

I attended a Holiday Sniffapalooza at Annick Goutal's Madison Avenue Store in New York City, where they hosted a very unique event that involved something I am very familiar and quite good at if I do say so myself, custom blending scents/fragrance.

That is my kind of alchemy and here are some photo highlights of the event:

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Madison Avenue Store

Above: Nabbed an exterior shot of the store, nothing prettier than the stores in Manhattan, New York during the holidays! The windows are always so pretty and inviting.

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Madison Avenue Store Manager, Francoise Alessi
Above: Store Manager Francoise Alessi leads special guests through the scents and provides idea for custom blending the Night Birds Collection: both Nuit En Confidences and Tenue De Soiree with classic scents in the Annick Goutal range of fine fragrances. This part was so much fun!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, butterfly on box

Above: Here is where the SQUEE!!! begins, the store is beautifully decorated with touches of butterflies EVERYWHERE - see them on the wallpaper? Notice the decorative touch on the box? 


@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, large butterfly perfume bottles

Above: I love the way they lined the stairs with a large bottle then a candle and then repeat and touches of greenery, super pretty and festive!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Madison Avenue Store Perfume Display

Above: Isn't this display pretty? I was playing with filters and thought I would present the same photo in black and white for contrast, what do you think? (below, same image in black and white)

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Madison Avenue Store Display Black and White, Black and White Photography
Above: There is just something softer and more romantic about this photo in black and white in my opinion.

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Eau d' Hadrien
Above: Annick Goutal Eau d' Hadrien Fragrance - I am living for my own photography excellence, what can I say, Butterflies have and will always inspire me!

and a la Britney Spears, oops I did again, see this same photo below in black and white - again in black and white it changes the mood.

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Eau d' Hadrien Black and White, Black and White Photography
Above: Soft, Feminine and Super Romantic Right?

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Petite Cherie Retail Display
Above: In the middle is Annick Goutal's Petite Cherie center surrounded by Eau d' Hadrien products

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Eau d' Hadrien Large Sized Bottle
Above: I truly captured a glowy radiance to this large sized hand painted bottle of Eau d' Hadrien, which I really, really, really want for my vanity but they were custom made for the store for display purposes only. Le Sigh!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Nuit Etoilee
Above: Annick Goutal's Nuit Etoilee - this royal blue bottle with the butterfly top and all those stars though! *NEED*

And yet again, I couldn't resist fooling around in Ribbet which is my favorite photo editing software and added a cool filter to this shot! (NO this is NOT an insertion, not getting paid for this post or to tell you about the photography filters and editing program I used to create this post, although I definitely should!)

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Nuit Etoilee
Above: I love the effect that the 'inverter' filter has on this shot!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Petite Cherie Large Hand Painted Perfume  Bottle
Above: I flipped when I saw this bottle of Petite Cherie as Mama Butterfly sometimes called me her Petite Cherie when I was a little girl, and still does. Another Product Crush for my Vanity. Although a bottle this big would probably take up most of the real estate, I would not be mad at it!

More filter fun below:

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Petite Cherie Large Sized Hand Painted Bottle using Ribbet Inverter Filter
Above: Somebody stop me, here is the inverter filter again, at first I played with Duo Tone but ended up going with Inverter instead. Aren't both shots literally night and day, they give off two entirely different feels and I love them both the same!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Large Ruby Butterfly Perfume Bottle
Above: I loved the color on this ruby bottle, so much so that I made this photo black and white, then used the fade to bring the ruby back out in the bottle. This feels more like a pro photo shoot than typical event recap coverage and I am loving this all so much. I tend to get artsy with my photos anyway, but today I had extra fun with it!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Pencil Sketch Filter on Ribbet
Above: I went nuts and used the "Pencil Sketch" Filter on the Ruby Bottle and got this!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Signature Cocktail using DEKUYPER CREME DE CASSIS inspired by Tenue De Soiree Perfume
Above: Did an event really happen in New York without a signature cocktail? How about one inspired by the fragrance? This cocktail using DEKUYPER Creme De Cassis was inspired by Annick Goutal's Tenue De Soiree. The body butter to this is literally HEAVENLY. I want it!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Signature Cocktail using ABSOLUT VANILIA, inspired by Nuit En Confidences Perfume
Above: This signature cocktail used ABSOLUT Vanilia and is inspired by Annick Goutal's Nuit Et Confidences

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Signature Cocktail using ABSOLUTE Vanilia, Absolute Vanilla Artsy

Above: OK, so I have to admit I staged this one myself, I literally stole the bottle from the bar, the perfume from the counter and added my drink, I couldn't resist the juxtaposition of it all and the varied textures. Some folks were looking at me like I was a space creature or thought I was the event photographer which tends to happen anyway!

@Sniffapalooza @AnnickGoutalUS Night Birds Holiday Celebration! #Scent #Perfume #Luxury #Fragrance #HolidayParty, Signature cocktails, Creme De Cassis, ABSOLUTE VANILLA VODKA, serving tray of drinks
Above: Credit for nabbing this shot before thirsty folks grabbed all these off the serving tray! :-)

Above: Light Bites that carried through the theme of the scents with their flavor profiles were such an elegant touch! Provided by Pistache NYC French Pastries and Savories Catering - You can get social with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PistacheNYC


There were some photos I excluded as they were sort of redundant shots, but these are definitely going on Pinterest, once I am done I will make the word Pinterest clickable on this post. It will be a scent board that reflects not just this event, but scents I dig overall.

There are two things I "CUSTOM" pretty much every single day, my signature red lip, and my scent. It is an alchemy I have enjoyed since my teen years. When I attend Beauty Events, no brand has ever given me a lip over or wanted to touch my lips which is quite the compliment and I always get asked what scent I am wearing, it's actually 9 out of ten times me blending stuff. So an event that invited me to play and make a scent that was unique? Um, YES PLEASE!

My only negative was no gift bags, you do not let a butterfly obsessed blogger leave without goodies to take home, (especially after this photo shoot!) I loved both of the Night Bird Scents but fell head over heels for the body butter for Tenue De Soiree.

Oddly something similar happened to me with Opium, I didn't wear the perfume much but I wore the body powder to it all the time. Don't get me wrong I liked Opium, but I liked the powder to it way better.

The same thing happened here, I like Tenue De Soiree, but love the body cream, like totally obsessed. The scent is amazing and my skin drank it in and it left my skin so soft and wonderfully scented.

This was a fun holiday party overall, just no parting gifts. You know never forget Tis the Season.

Spill Butterflies: What is the best Holiday Party you have ever attended? Why? What is the best Holiday Party you ever hosted?

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own! This is an event recap, no compensation has been received, no gift bag either. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway & Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure. Things that lure this butterfly out of her cocoon: Technology, Travel, Fashion, Beauty, Spirits (Sparkling, Champagne, Prosecco, Sake, Bourbon, Craft Brews), Foodie Fun - really I'm such a *simple girl*.