STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel


Dollars For Scents

Summer fragrance -- the smell of fresh cut grass, flowers, the sea air -- exquisite.  Then, there's car exhaust, rotting garbage and sweaty strangers packed together in a subway car slipping against one another as the train jostles them around.  Okay, that wasn't meant to sound like a Danielle Steel novel, but if you want to picture Fabio, go ahead. 


I'm not a fan of "The Fab," but there's never anyone even remotely romance "novelesque" squished up against me in that subway car!  Murphy's Law, I always get stuck with the smelly guy -- the one who needs to take a shower or the one who smells like he showered in Hai Karate or bathed in Drakkar Noir.  If you ever needed an excuse to start wearing perfume, summer in the city is a good one.  Just don't overdo it!  And don't wear the cheap stuff, spend a little more cash on something refined and subtle.

I particularly like Prada for everyday since I find it to be light and soft.  I wish it lasted a bit longer, but that could just be my personal body chemistry.  Speaking of that, I once had a guy tell me that I should bottle my scent because I'd make millions.  If anyone can help me figure out how to package and market it, I'd be more than willing to share the wealth!

Prada--blend of: mandarin, vanilla, rose absolute, labdanum, bergamont, tonka bean, bitter orange, and sandalwood

I also love Agent Provacateur, but I tend to wear it in the evenings as I find it a bit stronger than the Prada. The packaging is fab and their lingerie is even more fab, so how can you go wrong?  But, perhaps I'm just partial to it because Jospeh Corr√© (the founder) is the son of British designer, Vivienne Westwood and the late Malcolm McLaren.

AP purse spray

And since I'm a packaging whore fanatic, I still keep a couple of bottles of Bulgari around even though I don't love the scent (for me).  But, that doesn't mean they aren't sublime for someone else.

Bulgari Black and Bulgari Blue
(Bulgari "Bitch Slap" not pictured)

What are some of your favorite fragrances?  Men, you can play too!  I'm dying to hear from my amazing, beauty editor pal, Candice Sabatini.  Candice regularly attends Sniffapalooza and she has quite the nose! 

Bye for now taffetadarlings!  Smell ya later!  LOL


  1. I am addicted to L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake. I have been wearing it for years and always get compliments on the street, cabs, stores etc... Women always want to know what I am wearing. So it is my only perfume, even though, like you, I have succumbed to beautiful bottles here and there.

  2. I don't wear any fragrance due to allergies. But I do still like Obsession for Men, which a college boyfriend wore.

  3. I feel anachronistic, sigh. I've only ever worn Shalimar since I smelled it on a lady in an elevator when I was sixteen. Why, why.

  4. Hmm, I have an issue with "perfume stealers", i.e., people who ask what you wear and then buy it too. This was due to my idea that everyone should have a "signature" fragrance. I know, a bit weird.

    However, I have mellowed due to old age, so here are my favourites: Le Cuir Russie, which is quite strong, so I consider it a "winter" fragrance; Flower Bomb by Viktor and Rolf; and my new experiment, Back to Black by Kilian. Panthere is another fav.

    Stolen fragrances were Gio and Pavlova (the 1922 version. One of my all time favourites was the first McQueen fragrance; Kingdom I think? It was the heart shaped bottle. I cried when they discontinued that.


  5. I had a Marine in my class Thursday who'd bathed in some very strong cologne, and it wasn't even good cologne!

    I've been wanting to try the Prada fragrance you feature.

    My favorite fragrances are ones by Jo Malone that I got in 2003, but are discontinued. :(

  6. I love fragrance and have a wardrobe of scents I choose from depending on my mood and the weather. I'm usually not into Chanel fragrance, but about 3 years ago I fell for Crystalle Eau Vert which is a lovely fresh scent for summer. When I had my shop I studied folklore, herbalism, aromatherapy, and perfumery to create unique scents. I became quite good at making oils that pack quite the magickal punch! I still do make customised scents on occasion!