Make Mine a Double! Memoire Liquide’s Personalized Scent-Mixing at Elements Showcase ’13

I know Miley Cyrus is the SEO rage right now (lol!). And perhaps I should be asking what do you get when you cross a big dancing Teddy Bear with an I-don’t-give-a-sh*t teenager morphing into a rebellious adult pop star (A: a class-less, cry-for-help, questionable VMA’s performance?).

Memoire Liquide essential oils

Memoire Liquide essential oils

But, my question of the day is: What do you get when you cross Canne à Sucre, Fleur d’Oranger, Joie de Vivre and Sensuel? Well, if you’re using the exotic essential oils from Memoire Liquide, selling exclusively in New York City at Henri Bendel’s, you get MY favorite personalized scent!

Memoire Liquide mixing notes

Memoire Liquide mixing notes

I can now visit Bendel’s anytime and ask for my card, which will be on file, complete with my signature notes, all prepped and ready for a mix-up.

The perfume label, or as they call themselves a “Bespoke and Reserve Perfumery,” launched in 1984 at Studio BeautyMix at Fred Segal in Santa Monica. The custom-blended fragrances have a cult following, offering over 150 notes for hand-selected fragrance creations. Representatives were on hand at last week’s Elements-Showcase and I was ecstatic when Jamie, who not only was working the show but also stirs up scents at the 5th Avenue-based Bendel’s, offered to hit me with my favorite top notes. And in the cutest little roll-on bottle, too.

So, go ahead. I dare ya. Just try to smell like me. At least I’m not wearing a teddy bear “Teddy” onesie while straddling a big foam finger!

Memoire Liquide essential oils

Memoire Liquide essential oils

Jamie mixing my special, personalized scent during the Elements-Showcase

Jamie mixing my special, personalized scent during the Elements-Showcase

My scent, all wrapped up and ready to go

My scent, all wrapped up and ready to go

 

Elements Showcase ’13 – Beyond Fragrant Finds

Fashion Whirled always loves the fragrant notes that waft through the Elements Showcase near the Westside Highway twice a year in the Skylight West building.

Delicate "Suspension" collection pieces from Bliss Lau

Delicate “Suspension” collection pieces from Bliss Lau

This visit, the premier fragrance and design show hit upon a few – okay, really a SLEW – of our favorite things – like finely tempered suspension bridge-inspired jewelry from Bliss Lau (above) and  the more gothic, found-object skulls, talons, quills and nails (not found!) from K/ller Collection (way below). Loved the chemical-free nail products from 10Over10, as well as those colorful options from Whet and USL.

Amouage

Leilana Bishop's Hawaiian-inspirations: gardenia, orange blossom and lila

Leilana Bishop’s Hawaiian-inspirations: gardenia, orange blossom and lilac

Leilana Bishop, former model turned fragrance company founder, pulls her inspiration from her homeland of Hawaiia for gorgeous gardenia, lilac and orange blossom loveliness. So sweet to chat with! And we adored meeting Victoria England, the designer and founder of Tulip, as we sampled her natural-based scents. Red Thalhammer, the raw chocolatier from Antidote, kept our spirits – and energy – up as we sampled her delicious raw chocolate treats, er, super foods (never call them candy!).

Lemon Sugar from Tulip's A Charm to Existence collection

Lemon Sugar from Tulip’s A Charm to Existence collection

AntiDote chocolate bars

Antidote chocolate bars

Smith & Chang's General Store chic

Smith & Chang’s General Store chic

New friend Claudia Gunter, marketing and creative development director at Smith & Chang, turned us on to Jersey City, where we will tool around soon; Smith & Chang rocked the General Store concept, even rolling out a bug-preventative soap we are dying to try. Can’t wait to coffee with Sarah Tay, she of the eponymous Tay Pure and Clean body products, after she settles into our deliciously favorite neighborhood, Red Hook. Jamie hooked me up with my own personalized perfume mixed with essential oils by Memoire Liquide.

Essential oils by Memoire Liquide

Essential oils by Memoire Liquide

We’ll hook you up on a few of our plus adoré separately coming up, but wanted to give you a taste of last week’s fragrant (and more) finds.

MeBath flavorful body products

MeBath flavorful body products

Killer nail tips from Katie Deguzman and Michael Miller's K/ller Collection

Killer nail tips from Katie Deguzman and Michael Miller’s K/ller Collection