Our day begins as we meet Michael for an exclusive fragrance workshop that he has customized just for Sniffapalooza! Michael's multimedia presentation and interactive seminar. We'll explore various notes and olfactory materials in conjunction with Michael's patented classification system. You will come away with priceless knowledge and a greater understanding of how fragrances are composed and relate to each other. Directly following the workshop, we will enjoy a delicious three-course meal and you will have time to converse with Michael and visit with your Sniffapalooza friends!

The next destination on our amazing fragrance odyssey will be Turtle Bay Spafumerie, the cutting-edge new spa and emporium for niche fragrances located at 48th St. and Second Avenue. Here, the celebration of Michael Edwards' body of work continues as we raise a glass of champagne in his honor and nibble on delectables. If you haven't yet had a chance to chat with Michael, you will have an opportunity here.

As a spectacular treat, ANDREA MARCOVICCI, the world renowned cabaret chanteuse and actress, will have the international launch of her new fragrance,
Song, at our event! Andrea will join us to speak about the creation of Song, answer questions, and sign copies of her latest CD, "My Christmas Song for you".
We will also be joined by fragrance designer LINDA GERLACH, who is debuting Love - The Key to Life, as well as other fragrance industry designers and representatives who have come to spend time with us for a private showing of the incredible collection of niche and hard-to-find fragrances that Spafumerie stocks.

For this event only, Spafumerie is offering complimentary makeovers with a Bare Minerals makeup artist, and 25% off on spa services like Terme di Saturnia or Decleor facials, and deep tissue or hot stone massage. And with any manicure and pedicure they will include a free bottle of Essie nail polish. Also available, for Sniffapalooza-only at a very special price, will be the gorgeous limited-edition, 60th Anniversary black lacquer Fracas jewel box filled with perfume and accompanying products. (Buy me that, please!) Everyone who attends will receive a chic Spafumerie gift bag.

NEWS FLASH: Turtle Bay Spafumerie has an extra-special holiday present for Sniffapalooza - we will receive 20% off on all purchases!!!

NEON NEWS FLASH: Skincare expert LINDA MARSHALL, fresh from her appearance on HSN, will be joining us to offer complimentary skin consultations and Mini-Facials using her Elysee signature treatment product, 'Fountain of Youth', a secret of many celebrities.
It doesn't get any more pampering than this!

The final stop of our fragrant day will be the uber-fabulous New London Luxe, the newly-opened second floor of New London Pharmacy at 23rd St. and Eighth Ave, one of Sniffapalooza's favorite places to seek out niche, hard-to-find, rare, and unusual fragrances, beauty products, jewelry, and lifestyle furnishings from around the world. Furnished in vintage French art deco, NLL is like being on an incredible movie set, and we will be served bubbly and holiday treats as we continue the celebration and bask in the glamour of our surroundings!

We're excited to tell you that famed perfumer HILDE SOLIANI is flying in from Parma, Italy to be with Sniffapalooza to have the world-premiere of
her brilliant new Teatro line - fragrances based on the theatre! And there will be sampling and representatives from many of NLL's diverse
international brands. And we're willing to bet that if you've been searching for an elusive beauty item... you'll find it here!

And, as a special token of appreciation, New London Luxe is extending a 20% discount to Sniffapalooza guests!

Sniffapalooza's extraordinary holiday fete is an all-day affair. The registration fee, which includes Michael Edwards' workshop, lunch, desserts, cocktails and various treats and perks is $40 per person. If you'd like to be a part of our holiday magic, please register as soon a possible at www.sniffapalooza.com to pay by PayPal, or contact Karen Adams at kadams@sniffapalooza.com if you need to make other payment arrangements. Seating is limited, and we'd hate for you to miss out on this unparalleled experience!

Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and meeting our new ones at our holiday fete...

Viva La Sniffa, Baby!

Karen Dubin - Founder & Director
Karen Adams - Executive Operations Manager

'Fragrance is liquid emotion.' - Michael Edwards

'Too much is never enough.' - J. Susann


Dear Fragrance Friends:

Sniffapalooza's holiday event has become legendary, it is THE fragrance event of the season.  And this year we have outdone ourselves with incredible guests and exquisite cuisine and gifts to bring joy to your world. Response to this event has been overwhelming and there are only a few spaces left - so if you would like to join our gala on Saturday, December 6 in New York City, please register right away!

As each day passes, we add a little perk - so please read on for all the updated fragrant details of this year's fete!

We are thrilled to welcome MICHAEL EDWARDS in a rare appearance as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic fragrance reference books and revolutionary classification system at Sniffapalooza's 2008 Holiday Fete. Our festive day will be a travelling fragrance journey as we toast the joys of the season together!

It's been said that Michael Edwards knows more about modern perfume than anyone on the planet! Recognized by two FiFi Awards for his contributions to the fragrance industry, Michael is the author of both Fragrances of the World and Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances, the cult book that opened a secret world.

Michael Edwards has become known as the perfume experts' expert. Perhaps his
most outstanding achievement has been to simplify the process of shopping for fragrance, as he recognized that the only truly effective way to cut through the myriad of glass flacons and help guide customers to the right fragrance choices was to classify perfumes by the way they smell. The result is his annually updated Fragrances of the World, heralded as the most comprehensive reference guide for perfume industry professionals, journalists, and fragrance lovers alike. The 2009 edition includes more than 6,500 fragrances!