Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I must admit that prior to interning at the Troc, I was all but oblivious to the world of fragrance. The only bottle I had owned was Mary Kay's Velocity, which I practically bathed in when I was 13 after my aunt gave it to me for Christmas. But for whatever reason, my spending money always gravitated towards food and clothing before it ventured anywhere near the perfume counter.
Three days into working at Trocadero, the delightfully star-shaped bottles of Bond No. 9 called to me, begging to be tested. Another employee rattled off the numerous benefits of this brand, which, at over $100 for a small bottle, was incredibly intimidating to a fragrance freshman like myself.
Luckily for me, the captivating scents spoke for themselves. I barely heard her tell me about their incredibly long-lasting formula (they contain the highest level of eau de parfum of any scent on the market) and her chatter about the brand's creation after the September 11th attacks - each is dedicated to a different area of New York City - fell on deaf ears.
From that day forth, I was hooked. Three scents in particular have had me at first sniff, however, and have me saving up to start my own personal Bond collection.
3.] Astor Place. There is just something about Astor that I adore during the summertime - it has this upbeat energy to it that is absolutely infectious, and the scent is somewhat reminiscent of apples to me. Its bold color-blocked bottle makes this fruity fragrance one of the first ones that new customers pick up, and they are never disappointed with its artful combination of violet, freesia, poppy, mandarin, teakwood, and amber.
If you're curious about Bond, stop by the Troc and pick up a few samples of your favorites - with so many bottles to choose from, you're bound to find a scent you can't live without!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Just a few weeks ago, we received a shipment of the BC Danke Ricebag sandals, and boy did they fly off the shelves in no time. These shoes are not only adorable, comfortable, and the perfect casual summer sandal, but they are unique in which they are made from recycled ricebags! Besides being eco-friendly, these shoes are truly unique because no two shoes are alike. The array of colors seen from the rice bags makes these perfect because they will match virtually everything in your closet! The best part about these darling sandals is that they retail for only $35! Thankfully for you (and me!), our second batch has just arrived, so hurry in to grab yourself a pair before they’re all gone!
P.S. Don’t forget to grab a matching “I Used To Be A Rice Bag” wallet (just big enough to hold your phone, credit cards, and a bit of cash!) while you’re at it!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
"If wearing Opium is like walking around with a bullhorn shouting, 'Come and get it!' Chinatown is like discreetly whispering the same thing.