Le Nez

"Perfume, like wine, is beautiful when you know how to stop."
-Fabrice Penot, co-founder of cult fragrance house Le Labo, in a very well-written article in the July issue of Food & Wine on the similarities between perfume and wine.

The article is chock full of "Lettie Teague (the piece's author) has the best job ever" moments. One of my favorites is when she and The Modern's chic female sommelier spend an afternoon sniffing and shopping at the perfume counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and then repair back to a table at The Modern where they proceed to pop open and drink bottle after bottle of expensive wine, trying to find matches with the perfumes they just sampled. Best girlfriend date ever.
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