Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Brick + Mortar

Exemplary gifts found in real-life stores

With just a few days left to prepare, shopping for presents online may no longer be an option. For those who need to make the dash to brick-and-mortar stores, we have selected a bunch of gifts that are available at retail outposts all over—from NYC to Nashville, Miami to Minneapolis, SF to Seattle. Chances are there are a couple of these retailers in or near your town. …

Le Labo’s Limited Edition Discovery Set

Mini fragrances from the beloved brand's City Exclusives collection, usually only available in their namesake location

Usually Le Labo’s City Exclusives—11 unique and delicious fragrances—are each only available at their namesake location. So if you want to smell like the sweet Vanille 44 scent, you have to head to the Paris boutique. But this month, the SoHo-based parfumerie is making sample sizes of the fragrances available online individually or in their Discovery Set—which is a selection of five of the beloved …

The Glamorous Origins of Eight & Bob Perfume

A French perfumer's brand with a history as special as his divine fragrances

According the perfume experts at Scent Bar, the original Eight & Bob fragrance combines citrus, spice accord, violet, iris, cedar, sandalwood, gaiac, and ambergris. Created by Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet, this sophisticated combination comes with a remarkable history. In fact, the way it unfolds is much like a screenplay. Fouquet met a young John F Kennedy in Côte d’Azur during 1937. Kennedy remarked on the …