Monthly Archives: August 2011

Elements Showcase: Day One

Rather than sit on my notes for a week, I’m going to try to post some quick thoughts and favorite things from the show. *This Italian soap ($24 for a bar), distributed by C.O. Bigelow and set to appear in … Continue reading

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Elements Showcase, A Different Kind of Fragrance Show

I’m excited about the second round of the new fragrance trade show, Elements Showcase, next Monday and Tuesday here in New York. The first one, in January, was a revelation: unlike other trade shows, there was grid of aisles, nor … Continue reading

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Celery Bitters Cocktails

A friend asked me this week what he could do with celery bitters. Here are two cocktails, one I’ve tried and enjoyed and one I’d like to try. Be forewarned though: Fee Brothers celery bitters are more on the savory … Continue reading

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Moonshine Cocktails? Yes!

On Wednesday, I wrote about the unaged white whiskey category and how often it can be an overpriced novelty. Aside from the flavor factor (an argument articulated by Maker’s Mark’s Kevin Smith, who said, “Why would anyone want to drink … Continue reading

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White Whiskey and What to Do With it

“It’s interesting, but what do you do with it?” my wife asked. She was referring to a white whiskey, also known as “moonshine” (quotation marks obligatory), white dog, and unaged whiskey. It’s a good question on multiple levels: How should … Continue reading

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