Sephora Event: Atelier Cologne Workshop

This afternoon Phil and I attended the Atelier Cologne workshop at Sephora to learn more about the story behind the brand and how the founders Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel mixed together select ingredients to create fragrances that would take them (and you!) back to a specific memory, emotion, or impactful time in life.

What’s unique about Atelier is that their Cologne Absolue “celebrates the elegance of citruses, the traditional ingredients of a cologne. For the first time, citruses are blended with the most precious raw materials in perfumery for perfectly balanced creations with outstanding lasting power thanks to very high concentration of essential oils.”

The workshop was not only scent-filled fun, but also super instructional to the extent that Phil and I left the workshop with not only two new delicious scents, but also a newfound knowledge and appreciation for the craft.

The workshop began with a quick overview on the history of perfume and its usage before launching into an overall introduction of the brand and then delving into the story and inspiration behind each of the scents. Pictured below, you can see four of the collections in the Cologne Absolue family: Collection Azul, Collection Originale, Collection Metal, and Collection Mateires (from left to right).

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Sephora Event: Meet Bite Beauty Founder Susanne Langmuir

Hello hello! This past Saturday I had the chance to meet with Susanne Langmuir at the Sephora on Union Square. And the main word to sum up that experience for me is “awe.” She is such an amazing woman with a strong business acumen, founding not only Bite Beauty but also Susanne Lang Fragrance (a successful perfume business) prior to Bite. We spoke a little bit about DIY masks, a topic that we are both passionate about, and how skin-care enthusiasts are turning to the fresh ingredients right in their own kitchen to create at-home scrubs and masks to treat their skin concerns… we think that this might be the next big thing in beauty!

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And of course, while at Sephora, how could I resist picking up a few new beauty products to add to my ever-growing collection! Above, in addition to the priceless autographed photo I have with Susanne Langmuir, are shown Bite’s Line & Define Lip Primer and Cashmere Lip Cream in Rioja. In the photo below, I am shown wearing both!

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